Jamestown Regional Medical Center

Registered Nurse-JRMC Specialty Clinic

Location
Jamestown, ND
Salary
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Posted
Sep 04, 2019
Ref
1733
Industry
Healthcare
Role
Nurse
Job Type
Long-Term
Hours
Full Time
Overview

Full-time, benefited position working 72-80 hours per 2 week pay perid. Days of work are MOnday-Friday. This position will be responsible for clinic phone nurse line, charge nurse and float (assist specific areas as needed.)

Responsibilities

  • Maintains the standards of nursing care and implements the policies and procedures of the hospital and Clinical Services.
  • Provides direct and indirect patient care for patients of all ages including pediatrics, adult and geriatrics, utilizing the nursing process including assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation.
  • Develops a plan of care for the patient and prescribes appropriate nursing interventions to achieve expected patient outcomes.
  • Evaluates patient outcomes and modifies plan of care as patient's needs or condition changes.
  • Routinely perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep the office and clinic running smoothly.
  • Answer telephone. Screen calls for appropriate referral.
  • Obtains appropriate information for prescription refills or phone messages.
  • Schedule appointments and/or schedule patients for return appointment or referrals.
  • Orders specialized non-stock and stock items
  • Have an understanding of billing charges
  • Schedules surgeries for patients. Gives patient required information; obtains insurance pre-authorization. Directs patient in scheduling pre-op physicals, and post-op call to patients etc.
  • Coordinates supplies, scheduling, and registration of patients for satellite clinics and assists with patient care.
  • Obtains medical charts from Health Information Services.
  • Sets up exam rooms, prepares equipment and instruments in anticipation of scheduled appointments. Checks supplies before patient schedule begins.
  • Update patient medical record in computerized charting system
  • Collects and documents data from patient, including chief complaint, medication and allergy history, and vital signs. Communicates information to the physician.
  • Assists patients to and from exam tables; assists patient with removal and replacement of clothing. Performance of tasks shall consider the age and ability of the patient.
  • Explains treatment procedures to patients,
  • Assists the physician by prepping patients for specific procedures. Has knowledge of physician preference and step-by-step procedure. Prepares tables, instruments and supplies as required for specific procedures.
  • Prepares and maintains the sterile field for the surgical and office procedures.
  • Decontaminates equipment/instruments and room in readiness for the next patient
  • Prepares medications as directed by physician for administration.
  • Provides patient education related to the examination, procedures, and other treatments as prescribed.
  • Completes lab and x-ray order entry and escort patient to appropriate department.
  • Authorizes drug refills as directed by the physician
  • Telephones prescriptions to a pharmacy as directed by the physician
  • Changes dressings as directed by the physician
  • Maintains supplies, equipment and materials for the practice as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.



Specific to Podiatry/Orthopedics:
  • Coordinate ordering and dispensing orthotics through appointments and mailing of supplies
  • Refurbish orthotics and cut shoe inserts according to physicians order
  • Performs fitting and application of specialized patient appliances, such as Cam walkers, splints, etc.
  • Assist in castings. Remove casts. Check instruments for wear and order new when needed.
  • Assures medical equipment (Doppler and rechargeable grinder) is recharged
  • Prepare charts for day-make up new charts, put charge slips in charts, allergy labels on front of charts, add progress notes when necessary, check charts for diabetic or vascular insufficiency patients who have Medicare and get proper forms signed.
  • Assists the physician on surgical cases in the OR under the direct supervision of the physician on an as needed basis.



Specific to OB/GYN:
  • Attends physician during physical examination and procedures.
  • Assists the physician on surgical cases in the OR under the direct supervision of the physician on an as needed basis.
  • Interviews Obstetric patients, assisting physician with completion of prenatal visit documentation utilizing nationally recognized ACOG prenatal form.
  • Assists with monitoring of established patient's preventive screening such as routine mammogram and Pap smears.
  • Administers medications parenterally, orally or via inhalation as ordered by the physician.


Specific to Surgery:
  • Demonstrates skills in accessing, preparing and using information as relevant to position.
  • Verbalize and demonstrate knowledge of procedures for maintaining security, confidentiality and integrity of employees, patient, family, and other medical information.
  • Demonstrates skill in use of equipment relevant to position, verbalize knowledge of appropriate safety procedures
  • Diagnoses equipment problems; fixes or seeks out someone to fix
  • Consistently informs appropriate person of problems encountered with repairs or calibration of equipment.
  • Functions as a first or second assistant to the surgeon in lieu of assisting surgeon or physician assistant in a competent and professional manner utilizing effective technical skills and knowledge of surgical procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed.

Specific to Urology:
  • Assist physician during clinic procedures.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills required for assessment and completion of nurse visit procedures.
  • Demonstrates skill in use of equipment relevant to position, verbalize knowledge of appropriate safety procedure requirements.
  • Diagnoses equipment problems; fixes or seeks out someone to fix
  • Competent in equipment set up and handling required for procedures as well as appropriate transfer of equipment for sterilization.
  • Competent in handling and administration of medication with the JRMC Clinic in correlation to safety regulations.
  • Availability for extensive training required for involved nursing procedures.


Qualifications

Work requires a professional level of knowledge acquired by completing an accredited RN nursing education program. Must hold an unencumbered RN licensure from the ND State Board of Nursing for the current year.

Surgical Assistant must be graduate of an approved surgical technologist or RN with OR experience preferred. Must hold an unencumbered RN licensure from the ND State Board of Nursing for the current year.

Previous work experience in a clinic. Orthopedic assisting in surgery and clinic preferred for orthopedic position. Preference for a minimum of six months experience in a related position in a health facility or clinic. Time to reach competency on the job: Three weeks to three months.

Surgical Assistant must have a good knowledge of anatomy, physiology medical and surgical terminology, instrumentations, aseptic techniques and surgical procedures acquired through post-secondary training. Preference for a minimum of six months experience in a related position in a health facility or clinic. Time to reach competency on the job: Three weeks to three months.

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