RN-Urgent Care WestUnityPoint Health Finley Hospital, Dubuque, IA
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A CAREER AT UNITYPOINT HEALTH - FINLEY HOSPITAL
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* Foster Unity
* Own the Moment
* Champion Excellence
* Seize Opportunity
If you are interested in joining our team, please visit http://www.unitypoint.org/dubuque/employment-opportunities to learn about our many opportunities and to fill out an online application.
ABOUT OUR HOSPITAL
UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital is a 126-bed community hospital. We employ more than 800 full-and-part-time employees. Finley Hospital is a not-for-profit, locally owned, regional healthcare facility part of the UnityPoint Health system. Finley Hospital is committed to bringing the best medical care to the tri-state area. We offer comprehensive, full service health care that is coordinated around our patients. We have consistently been recognized as a leader in health care.
Dubuque Finley Hospital
This is a part-time position working 24 hours per pay period at the Urgent Care – West Clinic. Work hours will be 8a-8p, every other weekend, Saturday and Sunday
The Clinical Concierge Registered Nurse is responsible for assessing, planning, coordinating, evaluating, and delegating the delivery of skilled patient care. The RN is directly accountable and responsible for the quality of care provided to patients and has the authority to direct care, provide education, seek resources at the unit/department level, and delegate appropriate tasks. The RN, using specialized knowledge, can perform the activities of administration, supervision, delegation and evaluation of nursing practice. The responsibility cannot be avoided by accepting the orders or direction of others. This position requires substantial specialized knowledge, judgment, and skill based upon the principles of biological, physiological, behavioral and sociological sciences, and requires critical thinking skills in making decisions regarding patient care, which includes knowledge and integration of relevant standards, resources, and data. The RN has continuous contact with physicians, patients, patient families/significant others, community agencies, patient care staff, and management.
•The RN uses the nursing process as a systematic problem solving approach to nursing care, which has the goal of facilitating an optimal level of functioning and health for the patient, recognizing diversity. The nursing process consists of assessment and planning, implementation and evaluation with each phase building on the preceding phases
•Report to clinical coordinator or practice administrator
•Perform nursing procedures under supervision of physician, physician assistant, or nurse practioner.
•Assist physician, nurse practioner and physician assistant in exam rooms
•Greet and welcome patients immediately upon arrival to the clinic.
•Ensure patients are accurately registered in EPIC.
•Complete the paperwork or assist in on-line registration as needed based on patient needs, abilities and desires.
•Escort patients to exam rooms, interviews patients, measure vital signs, including weight, blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and document all information in patient’s chart
•Perform phlebotomy and lab testing as needed
•Assist and perform other procedures, including EKG
•Perform all x-ray examinations within the scope of limited radiology tech certification, as ordered by provider
•Give instructions to patients as instructed by physician, nurse practioner or physician assistant
•Ensure all related reports, labs and information is filed is available in patients’ medical records prior to escorting them to the exam room.
•Keep exam rooms stocked with adequate medical supplies, maintain instruments, prepare sterilization as required
•Take telephone messages and provide feedback and answers to patient/physician/pharmacy calls
•Triage and process messages from patients and front office staff to physicians and physician assistants
•Maintain all logs and required checks (i.e. refrigerator temperatures, emergency medications, expired medications, oxygen, cold sterilization fluid change, etc.)
•All other duties as assigned by clinical coordinator or practice administrator
•Once the patient has completed the clinic portion of their visit escort and check out the patient.
•Assist patient in completing the patient satisfaction survey if needed at the time of check out.
Assessment & Analysis
•Initiates data collection and analysis that includes pertinent objective and subjective data regarding the health status of the patients, while in the clinic, on the phone or through electronic communications
•Independently assesses patient for proper triage, utilizing protocols, guidelines and standards.
•Uses assessment and analysis skills in delivering medical regimens as directed by physician (physician assistant and ARNP)
Nursing Diagnosis & Problem Identification
•Uses patient data and nursing scientific principles to develop nursing diagnosis and to identify patient problems in order to deliver effective nursing care and medical regimens
•Plans nursing care which will assist patients and families with restoring health and wellness or supporting a dignified death
•Implements the plan of care by initiating nursing intervention through giving direct care and supervising other members of the care team performing nursing care and skills
•Evaluates the responses of individuals to nursing intervention and is responsible for the analysis and modification of the nursing care plans consistent with intended care outcomes.
•Continuously evaluates patient care flow to optimize access to care
Delegation & Supervision
•Accepts accountability for patients receiving nursing care
•Delegates selected patient care functions to others in accordance with their education, credentials, and demonstrated competence
•Provides training and education to ensure safe delivery of patient care functions
•Supervises others to whom he/she has delegated nursing functions
•Evaluates the outcomes of care provided by licensed and other paraprofessionals
•Assesses learning needs including learning readiness for patients and families, develops plans to meet those learning needs, implements the teaching plan and evaluates the outcome
•Communicates significant changes in the patient’s status to appropriate members of the health care team in a time period consistent with the patient’s need for care
•Documents on essential patient records, the nursing care given and the patient’s response to that care
•Acts as patient advocate in health maintenance and clinical care
•Adheres to FINLEY Attendance and Punctuality Policy and Procedure standards. Maintains reliable attendance
•Contributes to the success of the organization by meeting organizational competency expectations and core values, continuously learning, and by performing other duties as needed or assigned
•Contribute to the success of the organization by keeping current on new developments within the Finley system and by performing other duties as needed or assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
•Knowledge and understanding of disease entities commonly seen on assigned area
•Knowledge and understanding of age related care needs for pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients and/or families
•Knowledge of medical terminology, and clinical standards, practices and procedures
•Knowledge of responsibility in the documentation of the care of the patient in the medical record
•Skill in documentation of patient assessment, clinical interventions and responses
•Knowledge of current standards of drug administration
•Skill in effective oral and written communication
•Skill in time management and organization of work assigned
•Ability to operate a personal computer and related applications
•Ability to work independently under limited supervision
•Ability to work on various projects and meet deadlines
•Ability to be calm in an emergency situation
•Ability to work effectively with constant change
•Ability to willingly accept responsibility
•Ability to set priorities and use good judgment
•Ability to be flexible in changing work schedule
•Knowledge of and clear understanding of the laws and rules regulating nursing and skill an ability to function within the legal scope of nursing practice
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
•Current state Registered Nurse license
•BLS, ACLS or PALS certification and Mandatory Reporter certification
•Two years’ experience as an RN in an outpatient or urgent care clinic preferred
•State of Iowa Permit to practice limited radiography must be acquired within one year of employment. The organization will fund one Limited Radiology course and one subsequent examination fee. Additional course work and/or exam fees will be the responsibility of the employee.
PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
•Constant standing and walking
•Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds, infrequent lifting of greater than 50 pounds
•Frequent mobile dexterity to include bending, stooping, pushing pulling, and reaching
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