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SPECIALTY CLINIC REGISTERED NURSE

Under the supervision of the Specialty Clinic Manager. The Specialty Clinic Registered Nurse will provide direct patient care performing chronic care management, out-patient infusions, and various specialty services.

Qualifications

  • Current Colorado RN License required
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) required
  • Previous experience with emphasis on disease management and patient education

General Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the general knowledge, skill and / or ability required:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10s and 100s.
  • Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Equipment, Tools and Materials

  • Calculator
  • General office materials/supplies
  • Telephone systems
  • Information systems
  • All Patient Care equipment

Security and Access

Will have access to confidential information and abides by the organization’s privacy policies and regulations concerning this information.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Utilizes the nursing process for the performance of patient care to assess, plan, intervene, and evaluate patient care to achieve prioritized patient outcomes.
  • Functions as a clinician in a consultative and supportive role to the providers in managing patients with chronic conditions, including but not limited to Diabetes, Pulmonary Disease, Cardiac Disease, and renal disease.
  • Provides the follow-through and appropriate support to assist patients with managing their conditions.
  • Performs complete admission assessment
  • Gives Medications: oral, rectal, patient assignments
  • Performs patient progress toward desired outcomes before discharge
  • Demonstrates personal accountability in delivering patient care competent, professional, and compassionate manner.

 

 

  1. Initiates assessment and reassessment based on the patient’s presenting problems/needs.
  • Evaluate the patient’s response to and effectiveness of intervention
  • Integrates appropriate standards of care into the patient’s plan of care based on the diagnosis and age-specific needs.
  • Executes therapeutic and supportive interventions.
  • Incorporates cultural considerations into the plan/delivery of care.
  • Includes family or significant others in the care of the patient as appropriate.
  • Documents patient care and related information according to policy and procedure
  • Facilitates patient’s transition to the next level of care.
  • Assumes responsibility in a shared or delegated assignment and supports team members’ practices through timely communication.
  • Serves as a role model to colleagues, students, and other care providers.

 

  1. Performs emergency treatment as required.
  • Initiates or assists inpatient care effectively and responsively as each situation requires.
  • Triages each emergency appropriately and involves other resources as appropriate.
  • Administers and performs emergent care following the applicable patient population.
  • Follows standards of BLA interventions as needed.
  • Follows emergency policies, procedures, and protocols in an effective manner.

 

  1. Performs and maintains documentation
  • Documents accurate and ongoing assessments of patient status that reflect nursing interventions, patient responses, patient teaching, and quality of outcomes at discharge.
  • Maintains documentation of performance measures and quality improvement efforts.
  • Completes shift end check before leaving duty.
  1. Promotes and ensures patient safety in the performance of all responsibilities
  • Administers medications, treatments, and procedures in a timely and safe manner according to the health care provider orders and nursing policy, including the appropriate performance of standard precautions, using two patient identifies, and performing patient risk assessments every shift.
  • Demonstrates proficient technical/clinical skills and operational knowledge of the equipment on the unit
  • Utilized proper body mechanics, transfer/lifting techniques to minimize fall risk to patient and injury to self.
  • Implements infectious disease controls as appropriate, including isolation procedures, personal protective equipment (PPE), proper use of handwashing, and gloves.
  • Follows proper procedures for wasting narcotics and disposal of sharps and hazardous materials.

 

 

  1. Provides assessment, disease management, education, training, and other clinically based activities to coordinate care among providers, clients, and the community
  • Provides direct patient nursing care for specified patients as prescribed.
  • Performs nursing assessments and triage patient care needs for new and ongoing patients.
  • Identify members for specific case management and disease management activities or interventions.
  • Assists patients in understanding diagnosis, treatment options, and resources available internal and external to the organization.
  • Serves as liaison in planning care between patients, caregivers, and multi-disciplinary health care providers.
  • Provides education and informational resources to optimize continuous and comprehensive care to the patient.

 

  1. Collaborate with healthcare providers and community partners to develop an evidence-based, comprehensive individualized care plan.
  • Assists overseeing the planning, scheduling, and implementation of day-to-day clinical activities and procedures for patient/family.
  • Develop, document, and monitor patient/family response to the plan of care and revise the plan as indicated.
  • Provides patient self-management support and tools focusing on empowering the patient/family to build capacity for self-care.
  • Coordinates care service with other healthcare providers to remove barriers to achieving goals, including but not limited to making physician appointments, assuring prescriptions are filled.
  • Completes timely follow-up including PCP or specialist follow-up appointments, symptoms assessment, providing education utilizing teach-back methodology, coordination of care, and problem-solving potential and actual barriers.

 

  1. Assists in the examination of clinical program information
  • Collects data and prepares various reports of the department
  • Participate in quality improvement initiatives as well as outside committees
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary team conferences, participate in overall program evaluation of processes, identify problems, and propose improvement strategies to enhance care management services.

 

  1. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

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Department: Specialty Clinic
Reports To: Specialty Clinic Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Base Wage: $29.00/hourly (additional salary commensurate with education and experience)
Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Life, and Retirement offered with Employer Contribution. Additional Voluntary Benefits offered for Full Time position.