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Gastroenterology Clinic Registered Nurse Military Contract

Company: Katmai
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:

SunIRef:Nurse:title Job Description: WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time. May be required to work daytime, evening and/or weekend shifts. May be required to work extended hours to successfully complete assignment or project. SUMMARY: Coordinates patient care and facilitates the achievement of optimal outcomes in relation to clinical care. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Coordinate patient care through a continuum and facilitate the achievement of optimal outcomes in relation to clinical care, quality and cost effectiveness. Accountable for making patient appointments and follow up. Assess patient needs telephonically and/or in person. Ensures compliance with standards of care and practice in accordance with all established policies, procedures, and guidelines used in the medical treatment facility. Provides care within ethical and legal boundaries. Prescribes and communicates treatment plans and patient teaching in accordance with established protocols. Collects and assesses significant patient history information and performs all necessary patient teaching. Makes referral appointments and arranges provider scheduling (in coordination) as appropriate. May be required to manage surgical schedules. Performs/assists with procedures such as bladder catheterizations, administration of oxygen, visual acuity tests, EKGs, irrigation of eyes and ears, tympanograms, splinting, phlebotomy and other clinic specific procedures, in accordance with established protocols. Ensures for proper documentation of procedures/treatments within the prescribed timeframe. Ensures all equipment is properly cleaned and stored at the end of each work shift. Ensures preventive maintenance and routine cleaning are performed as directed. Ensures medication/supplies are replenished. Participates in the newcomer's orientation and completes annual training, as required. May be required to work various shifts or augment clinical nursing support during the absence of other team nurses due to illness, leave or deployment, Ensures a safe work environment, employee safe work habits and patient safety IAW regulatory agencies, infection control policies, and process improvement initiatives. Must follow site required health screening and immunization requirements. Maintain regular and punctual attendance. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Position consists of standing for long periods of time. Periods of walking, standing, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, and lifting and carrying at least 100 pounds, and to push and pull objects that weigh more than 50 pounds. May be assigned occasional to moderate periods of analytical tasks requiring extensive reasoning abilities. It is Katmai's business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed primarily indoors at a well-lit military treatment facility such as a clinic, outpatient facility or hospital. The environment is normally air conditioned, but conditions may change dependent upon circumstances. Work may need to be performed in a fast-paced environment requiring quick thinking and rapid judgements. Employee will be exposed to a wide variety of clients in differing functions, personalities and abilities. Exposure to bloodborne pathogens and bodily fluids, latex, radiation or other contaminants and safety issues. May be exposed to infection or diseases from contact with patients. Work is highly social with patients and can be stressful with a high emotional element. Decisions made may substantially impact patients and their families. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from a National League of Nursing (NLN) or from an American Academy College of Nursing accredited college. A nursing program from a college/ University accredited by the national nursing accreditation agencies of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Hold a current, active, full and unrestricted Registered Nurses (RN) licensed in a nurse compact state license or Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) or have a license from any United States jurisdiction. Hold a national or state nursing license that is valid and current with no limitations, stipulations or pending adverse actions. License must be unencumbered and remain in effect during contract employment. Must have at least 24 months of experience within the last 48 months in a primary care clinic setting. Must have a current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certificate by the American Heart Association, advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). This certification must be current at all times. Strongly preferred working knowledge of the military health care system including TRICARE health benefits. Excellent oral communication skills for patient/family education and telephone triage of patients. Telephone and in-person assessment/evaluation includes the determination of optimal time and location for patient management (ER, clinic, homecare) and follow-up care as required. Excellent written communication skills to perform accurate documentation, both written and electronic, of all activity, including telephone contacts, in accordance with requirements and established timelines. Knowledge of professional care theories, principles, practices, and procedures to perform nursing assignments, utilizing nursing judgement and approved telehealth/triage protocols for assessing pediatric, adolescent, adults, obstetrics, and geriatric patients, as appropriate. Utilizes the nursing process as a basis for professional practice. Knowledge of a wide range of medical disorders/conditions and disease processes across the lifespan, as appropriate. Knowledge of preventive health schedules, procedures, processes and education methods. Knowledge of disease management and population health principles. Knowledge of a variety of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment, the desired effects, side effects, and complications of their use as well as the accurate administration of the pharmacologic agent, including dosage calculations as required. Knowledge of the administrative requirements for proper documentation of patient conditions including disease progress, acknowledgement of teaching, and follow up care. Knowledge of computer operations and proficiency in use of basic word processing, data entry and automated medical records. Must be able to obtain and maintain Security Clearance (U.S. Citizenship required). Maintain regular and punctual attendance. SPECIAL SKILLS: Ability to synthesize data from a variety of sources and make appropriate clinical decisions. Ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms and quickly react in emergency situations. Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse group of people for the purpose of informing the healthcare team of plans/actions, for teaching/education to benefit the patient/family and organization. Effectively uses appropriate communication format in addressing professional issues. Skill in setting up, operating and monitoring specialized medical equipment such as cardiac monitoring devices, EKG units, oxygen analyzers, nebulizers, and other clinic specific equipment. Compliance To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply on the company website, We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Preference will be given to Ouzinkie holders, Spouses of holders, and Descendants of holders in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2000e - 2(i). Executive Order 11246, as amended, protects applicants and employees from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees. Posters: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law Poster: EEO Supplement Poster: Pay Transparency Poster: Right to Work Poster: Right to Work Poster (Spanish): E-Verify Poster: E-Verify Poster (Spanish):

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