Under the supervision of the Nurse Manager, the Registered Nurse is capable of providing assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care. The Staff Nurse may supervise the medical assistant staff when indicated. The incumbent must be skilled in completing nursing assessments and performing routine nursing procedures (such as venipuncture, IV insertion and triage of patients).
MAJOR DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates the care of the patient. Works with the health center provider in developing and implementing a treatment plan for the patients.
- Works with the medical assistant staff to ensure that the Health Center maintains a positive patient flow of less than 1.5 hours (CHC).
- Assures that nursing documentation not limited to flow sheets, intake sheets, and VAR are completed per policy and standards.
- Reviews the documentation of the Medical Assistant staff on a routine basis to assure the documentation is appropriate and timely.
- Develops and implements an orientation plan for new patients and employees to the unit.
- Performs primary nursing procedures.
- Ensures that medical care and follow up are planned and documented and that all requested for referral services are completed for each patient.
- Coordinates the quality control checks for the glucometers and any other waive testing.
- Works with the Nurse Manager and Medical Assistant III to ensure compliance with infection control.
- Provides discharge instruction to patients.
- Works with various departments to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local health care regulations.
- Other duties as required.
- DC license as RN.
- Current CPR certification.
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing (PN, AAS, BSN).
- Minimum of two years of recent acute care experience in medical surgical, emergency care, or urgent care.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
The position reports directly to the Nurse Manager. Sites where there is not a Nurse Manager, the position will report to the Health Center Director.
The position abides by all rules and regulations set forth by applicable licensing and regulatory bodies, as well as UHC policies and procedures.
The position requires contact with staff at all levels throughout the organization. There are also external organization relationships that may be a part of the work of this individual.
PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
- Must be physically able to sit, stand, and walk for long periods of time. Be able to bend, lift, and carry files from one location to another.
- Must have visual acuity and the ability to differentiate colors, and sustain long periods of computer usage.
- May sit for prolonged periods of time at a desk or in an automobile and/or may use the telephone for long periods of time.
- The office environment may be stressful with multiple, time-sensitive tasks to be accomplished within a short period of time.
- Must be able to work any time of the day, independently with minimal supervision, be capable of making sound business decisions, be detail oriented, alert, and self-motivated.
- Must be able to effectively manage difficult situations, staff, and customers.
- The ability to work at a computer and analyze data.
- See the ADA Physical Efforts Effort Checklist.
Position requires: a) integrated management of all administrative support, fiscal and operational aspects of a high traffic administrative office; b) planning, organization, and control of meetings and projects; c) establishment and implementation of workflow patterns and operating standards across multiple internal departmental activities; d) project planning, training, marketing and promotions, development and implementation e) provide leadership that promotes trust, cooperation, and high levels of performance.
The position involves everyday risk and discomforts, which require normal safety pre-cautions typical of such places as offices, meetings, training rooms, and other UHC health Care Sites. The work area is adequately lit, heated, and ventilated. The position requires contact with staff at all levels throughout the organization. There are also external organization relationships that may be part of the work of this individual. All medical services shall be provided according to medically accepted community standards of care. The position works involves everyday risk and discomforts, which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meetings, training rooms, and other UHC sites. The work area is adequately lit, heated, and ventilated.
The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.