Jamestown Regional Medical Center

Licensed Nurse Practitioner (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN), JRMC Specialty Clinic/Wound

Location US-ND-Jamestown
Type
Full-time, benefited
Hours
Variable
Shift
Day

Overview

Sign on Bonus Available. 

 

This is a full-time, benefited position working typically 72-80 hours per pay period.  Days of work are Monday - Friday and hours are variable, typically 7:30am - 4:00pm.

 

Coordinates total nursing care for patients of all ages utilizing the nursing process; directs patient and family teaching; provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary nursing and other patient team personnel in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the clinic setting.

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Maintains the standards of nursing care and implements the policies and procedures of the hospital and Clinical Services.
  • Provides direct and indirect patient care for patients of all ages including pediatrics, adult and geriatrics, utilizing the nursing process including assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation.
  • Develops a plan of care for the patient and prescribes appropriate nursing interventions to achieve expected patient outcomes.
  • Evaluates patient outcomes and modifies plan of care as patient’s needs or condition changes.
  • Routinely perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep the office and clinic running smoothly.
  • Answer telephone. Screen calls for appropriate referral.
  • Obtains appropriate information for prescription refills or phone messages.
  • Schedule appointments and/or schedule patients for return appointment or referrals.
  • Orders specialized non-stock and stock items.
  • Have an understanding of billing charges.
  • Schedules surgeries for patients. Gives patient required information; obtains insurance pre-authorization.  Directs patient in scheduling pre-op physicals, and post-op call to patients etc.
  • Coordinates supplies, scheduling, and registration of patients for satellite clinics and assists with patient care.
  • Obtains medical charts from Health Information Services.
  • Sets up exam rooms, prepares equipment and instruments in anticipation of scheduled appointments. Checks supplies before patient schedule begins.
  • Update patient medical record in computerized charting system .
  • Collects and documents data from patient, including chief complaint, medication and allergy history, and vital signs. Communicates information to the physician.
  • Assists patients to and from exam tables; assists patient with removal and replacement of clothing. Performance of tasks shall consider the age and ability of the patient.
  • Explains treatment procedures to patients.
  • Assists the physician by prepping patients for specific procedures. Has knowledge of physician preference and step‑by‑step procedure. Prepares tables, instruments and supplies as required for specific procedures. 
  • Prepares and maintains the sterile field for the surgical and office procedures.
  • Decontaminates equipment/instruments and room in readiness for the next patient
  • Prepares medications as directed by physician for administration.
  • Provides patient education related to the examination, procedures, and other treatments as prescribed.
  • Completes lab and x-ray order entry and escort patient to appropriate department.
  • Authorizes drug refills as directed by the physician.
  • Telephones prescriptions to a pharmacy as directed by the physician.
  • Changes dressings as directed by the physician.
  • Maintains supplies, equipment and materials for the practice as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

 

Specific to Wound Care:

 

  • Assess, determine classification, and measure wounds accurately and in accordance with policy.
  • Assess compliance to the Clinical Pathway and communicate to the Physician Formulate desired outcomes specific to patient’s problems and Wound Clinic protocols.
  • Implement wound care and HBO protocols as clinically indicated.
  • Participate in weekly meeting.
  • Complete Healogics training.
  • Accurately complete the superbill and ensure that all orders and charges are initiated accurately.
  • In collaboration with the Physician and other Wound Clinic employees, revise the plan of care and continuously reassess and evaluate until desired outcome is obtained.
  • Complete the  4-week  reviews  in  the  Multi-Disciplinary  Plan  of  Care  and  communicate findings with Physician. Revise Plan of Care as indicated and consistent with Healogics Clinical Pathway.

Qualifications

Work requires a professional level of knowledge acquired by completing an accredited RN nursing education program.  Must hold an unencumbered RN licensure from the ND State Board of Nursing for the current year. 

 

Previous work experience in a clinic.  Preference for a minimum of six months experience in a related position in a health facility or clinic.  Time to reach competency on the job: Three weeks to three months.

 

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