Clinical Nurse

UnityPoint Health Ankeny, IA
Overview

UnityPoint Clinics

Registered Nurse

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Ankeny Internal Medicine

Responsibilities

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

* Assist in the delivery of primary health care services and patient care management.

* Demonstrates competence in the skills necessary to carry out assigned duties.

* Administer medications by all routes.

* Apply Nursing Process (Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Intervention and Evaluation – within licensure guidelines)

* Act as a liaison with patients, family and providers consistently demonstrating smooth and efficient telephone communication when covering provider call and scheduling patient appointments.

* Obtain complete history regarding health problems according to protocols.

* Document accurate information regarding health concerns and/or condition from patient or family member.

* Telephone Triage by providing and documenting advice for home care of illness/condition; conducting follow-up phone calls regarding patient's health and progress as necessary.

* Ability to assess urgency of condition for immediate attention regarding illness related calls and assign priority.

* Placement of urinary catheters per license.

* Placement of IV per license.

* Provide patient education regarding health maintenance and medical illnesses following accepted Teach-back method per protocols and guidelines.

* Provide appropriate and timely documentation in the patient's electronic health record using standardized workflows and processes.

* Provide information to appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. health department).

* Evaluate clinical skills and practice of clinical care team.

* Supervision of delegated duties to License Practical Nurse and Certified Medical Assistants on approved clinical protocols.

* Facilitate and support relationships between providers (e.g. within clinic, referring) and with ancillary services.

* Understand inpatient and outpatient specialty procedures. Responsible for compliance with precertification requirements

* Thoroughly understand anatomical impact (phases/stages, thresholds) for clinic specialty services including co-morbidities and influences impacting patient care and treatment.

* Thoroughly understand testing (lab and procedures) values and relationship to patient status with accountability to take next steps, as appropriate to scope and licensure.

* Be aware of what is happening in clinic/department and the organization by attending clinic/department meetings, reading emails and regularly checking information on the organization's intranet site.

* Meet the department work schedule.

* Maintain compliance with CLIA, OSHA, Safety and Risk Management guidelines.

* Maintain compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.

* Monitor environmental conditions in order to secure protected health information.

* Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.

* Behave in a manner consistent with all Compliance and HIPAA policies and procedures.

* Demonstrate initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations.

* Balance team and individual responsibilities; be open and objective to other's views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to positive team goals; and put the success of the team above own interests.

* Perform other duties as requested by Clinic Administrator to facilitate the smooth and effective operations of the office

Qualifications

Qualifications:

* Graduate of an accredited program for Registered Nurses.

* Current license to practice nursing in the State of Iowa/Illinois for Registered Nurse.

* High school diploma required if work is performed in a complex CLIA lab.

* Mandatory Reporter certification

* CPR certification.

* Meets educational/competency requirements per policy.

* Strong interpersonal skills.

* Ability to work as a team member.

* Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.

* Previous clinical experience in a medical office preferred.

* Strong computer skills.

* Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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