Clinic Nurse RN
Full Time - : 01/31/2019
Apply on line at www.northlandpace.com or email cover letter and resume to Aerickson@northlandhealth.com.
Job Summary: Coordinates all clinic services and cares that are provided to participants attending the PACE day center or that need to be seen in the PACE clinic for routine exams or problem focus needs.
Primary Responsibilities: The Clinic Nurse’s duties shall include, but not be limited to:
- Assumes major responsibility for nursing care for participants enrolled in the Northland PACE Program.
- Assesses participants’ needs and plans appropriate nursing care during initial, semi-annual, annual and significant change evaluations and on an as needed basis.
- Triages participant needs in the day center and addresses needs that come up.
- Performs initial evaluation of episodic complaints. Refers to other providers as appropriate.
- Implements, directs, supervises, and evaluates nursing care for participants at the Day Center.
- Provides input to the Home Care Coordinators about teaching needs of participants and families regarding nursing issues at the Day Center that affect the home setting.
- Initiates preventative nursing procedures as appropriate for the participants’ care and safety.
- Reviews charts to coordinate participant care and sees that the plan of care is carried out.
- Schedules all initial, semi-annual, annual, significant change and problem focus assessments for MD and midlevel providers.
- Room and record vitals and subjective information as reported by the participants prior to clinic visits by PACE Providers.
- Coordinates with the midlevel providers, to provide all appropriate preventative health services for participants.
- Coordinates with midlevel providers and MD to ensure all routine immunizations are up to date and provides any needed immunizations in the clinic.
- Follows up with the MD/midlevel provider regarding plans and follow-up for specialty appointments and medical orders.
- Is flexible and able to adjust schedule to meet complex needs of participants.
- Communicates regularly with pharmacy regarding prescription changes.
- Provides coverage for On-Call as scheduled by Director of Nursing.
- Assists participants with personal care at the Day Center, to include toileting as needed.
- Empties Foley catheter bags as needed.
- Assists Participants with colostomy care as needed.
- Correctly collects and labels lab specimens and ensures that they are delivered to the lab for processing timely.
- Provides participants with routine cares including but not limited to catheter changes, nail care, ear cleaning and wound care.
- Assists participants with transfers and ambulation as needed.
- Clean and organize patient care rooms at the end of each day and as needed.
- Stock clinic supplies and monitor for reordering needs or outdating supplies and coordinate with Director of Nursing for supply needs.
- Administer routine and as needed medications to participants as ordered by PACE Providers.
- Document all services provided in a timely manner in the Participant’s medical record.
- Assumes major responsibility for safety and quality of care provided to participants at the Day Center.
- Is an advocate for participants enrolled in the Northland PACE program.
- Consults with Director of Nursing and Personal Care Attendants regarding problems that require increased nursing input.
- Provides health teaching to participants with complex nursing needs.
- Provides teaching and instruction to personal care attendants regarding changing needs of clients in the Day Center.
- Maintains a clean, neat environment to enhance participant safety.
- Ensures that supplies and equipment necessary for patient care are stored in an organized, efficient and safe manner.
- Assumes responsibility for professional activities and growth.
- Keeps abreast of current nursing knowledge, especially in the field of geriatrics, by attending professional conferences and in-services.
- Acts as a nursing consultant to other staff and to the physicians.
- Is prepared for and participates in scheduled interdisciplinary team meetings.
- Participates in pre-care conferences, care conferences and staff meetings.
- Understands and follows Northland PACE Program policies and procedures.
- Demonstrates service excellence to all participants in job performance.
- Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university.
At least three years as an RN preferred, previous clinic and supervisory experience is desired
One year experience with a frail or elderly population
Number and type of employees supervised:
Licensure, registry or certification required:
Current North Dakota Nursing License.
Current, valid North Dakota driver’s license.
Must be able to work effectively with an interdisciplinary team. Must be able to communicate effectively. Must possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to adapt to change in a positive/professional manner. Must meet standardized competencies for standards of medical care and established for position. Must be medically cleared for communicable diseases. Must have all immunizations up to date before engaging in direct participant contact.
Must be able to see, hear, and verbally communicate. Must be able to move about freely and possess manual dexterity and visual acuity.
Primarily inside, well-lit, climate controlled environment. Potential exposure to infectious disease and environmental hazards. Occasional travel for home visits.