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Southeast Alaska is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes, proudest Native cultures, and thriving pioneer spirits. SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) helps to keep it healthy.

A healthcare career with us, means becoming a central contributor protecting Alaskan lives and communities. If you long for a lifestyle that includes combining rewarding work with fresh air, outdoor adventure, and living among neighbors who know your name and always happy to see you, SEARHC has your job solution.

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SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Sitka, AK, USA
SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more. Job Overview: The clinical nurse coordinates and performs a variety of nursing care procedures for patients of all ages, requiring professional knowledge and consideration of specific patient conditions and treatments; and the ability to work independently in completing assignments. Guidelines include provider’s orders; standards of care, nursing policies and procedures manuals, hospital policies, and nursing duties include support to individuals of all ages and their families. Clinical decisions are made independently during the scheduled shift; maintains complete accountability for all actions taken. Consults with the appropriate manager/supervisor and/or ancillary department in difficult situations requiring additional input or resources. Able to react in a calm manner and make sound nursing judgments in an emergent situation. Accountable for proper delegation and supervision of CNA/Tech. Responsibilities: Promotes the SEARHC Seven Standards of Excellence; implements safe, therapeutic and efficient care for patients with needs due to multisystem disease and/or complications of treatment using appropriate infection control measures; sets priorities for care of patients based on acuity and/or patients’ preference; anticipates potential problems; adapts to change in the area by setting priorities for emergencies; changes in patient status and unusual occurrences; initiates, manages and documents the nursing procedures consistent with scientific principle and departmental policy; demonstrates knowledge of equipment use; accurately administers age-specific medications and therapeutics; carries out the medical and nursing care plan and coordinates patient care activities with physicians and other healthcare team members; initiates action to reduce, correct or prevent immediate, ongoing or potential risks to the patient; facilitates healing by providing nursing care that is individualized, goal oriented, based on scientific principles and the nursing process; seeks out resources when beyond the scope of skill, knowledge or experience, explains tests, procedures and disease process to patient/significant others; follows through on nursing care plans by teaching and demonstrating skills essential for understanding and coping with illness and promoting optimal health; communicates and interacts with patient/significant others in a positive and supportive way; provides counseling using emotional, intellectual and psychological supports and utilizes other healthcare professionals in dealing with psychosocial problems if needed; takes steps to decrease stress and/or increase effectiveness of coping mechanisms of patient/significant others; evaluates patient’s progress or lack of progress towards goals, directing new goal setting and implementing revised patient care plans as directed by reassessment; documents the patient’s response to care; closes out patient care plan by discharge (with instructions) or has in place an after care plan to meet the patient’s needs. Assures confidentiality of patient information. Accomplishes nursing assessment through interviewing, observation and nursing process; obtains, interprets and applies age-related (pediatric, adult and geriatric) patient information terms of cognitive, physical, emotional and normal growth/development needs of the patient; completes thorough Nursing Admission Databases/initial patient assessment; documents assessment findings that are consistent with other providers and include review of body systems, laboratory results, diagnostic findings, chart reviews and inter disciplinary input; identifies problems and nursing diagnosis by recognizing the impact of health problems on patients and families; distinguishes between normal and abnormal assessments in order to identify patient capabilities and limitations including psychosocial risks, utilizes resources to assess patients with conditions that are new, unfamiliar or not commonly seen. Shall perform duties as assigned and insure quality patient care despite the situation encountered, be it routine or emergent. Develops and contributes to a plan of nursing action based on existing and potential patient problems and obtainable patient responses which are mutually acceptable to the healthcare team; transcribes and notes physician orders accurately, utilizes past experience to provide a range of options for nursing care; initiates patient care plans using patient care standards; addresses identified nursing diagnosis and coordinates the plan with the healthcare team by using methods that include interventions, goals and time frames; utilizes resources to formulate a written plan of care; documents reassessments which include laboratory results, diagnostic findings, interdisciplinary notes and documented patient observations; gives shift report according to guidelines. Other duties as assigned. Imparts educational knowledge to develop skills to enhance decision making and promote understanding by interacting with patients, family, staff and community; engages in ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching in terms of patient understanding and behavioral outcomes; organizes and participates in patient care conferences as applicable; identifies staff, patient and family needs and develops a plan for education and/or makes appropriate referrals; develops/implements educational programs and learning aids in the department (i.e. in-services, special projects, learning aides, patient care standards); documents education accurately and completely; provides discharge patient information; participate in in-services and educational programs in the department, hospital and/or community as assigned; ACLS, PALS, TNCC/ATCN, and NRP certified (depending on specialty area) within the first 6 months of employment and bi-annually thereafter; completes all mandatory training and competency checks; utilizes opportunities for incidental teaching with staff members. Communicates with staff, patients, significant others and other members of the healthcare team in a way that is supportive, constructive and positive; gives feedback to other staff and healthcare team members in regard to behavior that does not support achievement; assists in the orientation of new staff, travelers and students by sharing knowledge, experience and verbal encouragement; guides others in choosing nursing intervention, developing skills and applying knowledge; follows and directs others to follow corporate, hospital and departmental policies, procedures and patient care standards; supports the area and overall Nursing services mission by assigning staff to productive tasks and floating to other units as needed; provides input regarding the need for change in policies, procedures and patient care standards able to perform as Contact RN leading assigned RNs and CNAs and accomplishes all assigned patient care and area support activities during the shift. Attends and participates in at least 50% of departmental staff meetings; applies information presented in staff meetings; participates in unit goal setting; complies with area and departmental scheduling guidelines; initiates discussion with nurse manager regarding area or department issues; completes annual competencies, evaluation material, maintains certification sand licensure; complies with dress code; refers un-resolved problems with patients/visitors/co-workers to Nurse Manager or Administrative Manger for resolution, addresses employee concerns consistent with Human Resources policy. Qualifications: Education/Experience Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing (Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Associates degree in Nursing or Diploma in Nursing) Commission Corp Officers meet billet description requirements for a 0 – 2 to 0 – 3 One-year clinical nurse experience preferred Prior experience in the area of specialty is preferred License/Certification A valid, current, full and unrestricted RN license. Must have a current Healthcare Provider BLS certification. ACLS, PALS, TNCC/ATCN, NIHS and NPR must be obtained within 6 months of hire date depending on specialty area; bi-annually thereafter. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of nursing care principles, practices, diagnosis and processes (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) including specialty areas when appropriate, to provide professional nursing care to patients. Competency to recognize emergently ill patients and adverse signs and symptoms and to act promptly in emergency situations. Knowledge of general pharmaceuticals, their desired effects, side effects and complications in their use. For specialty nursing units, knowledge should include the medication used in to area. Skills to apply scientific principles in operating and monitoring of basic medical equipment (ex: defibrillator, monitors, beds/lifts, etc.), Specialty area equipment might also include chest tube set up, immobilization, EKG machines, ventilators, etc. Specialty areas will require proficiency in assisting with emergency procedures (i.e. intubations, arterial line set up, arterial blood gas puncture, thoracentesis, lavage, etc.). Oral and written communication skills, can enter and retrieve patient data accurately, can verbally communicate findings with healthcare team. Ability to provide guidance, leadership and work cooperatively with others by establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors and other healthcare team members. Ability to implement appropriate nursing therapeutic interventions based on the knowledge of a wide variety of nursing diagnosis, evidenced based practice, medical and psychosocial disorders, the normal courses of disease and anticipated complications. Ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms, which are not always apparent and to intervene promptly in emergency situations including the implementation of life saving procedures.
Mar 28, 2020
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Sitka, AK, USA
SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more. Job Overview: The Wrangell Medical Center Activities Coordinator is responsible to engage the Long Term Care residents of Wrangell Medical Center in meaningful activities. To keep the staff aware of current activities and use available volunteers. To have knowledge of the WMC organizational structure, purpose of activity programs, understand the needs of residents, methods of motivating residents, and ability to utilize available local community resources. The WMC Activities Coordinator will be responsible to work weekends, evenings, and holidays. Responsibilities: Assists in planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing the Activity Programs of this facility. Meets with administration, medical and nursing staff, and other related departments in planning activities. Develops and maintains a good working rapport with other departments within the facility, and outside community health, welfare and social agencies, to assure that activity programs can be properly maintained to meet the needs of the residents. Keeps abreast of current federal and state regulations, as well as professional standards and recommendations on changes in policies and procedures to the Occupational Therapist and Director of Nursing. Assists in the development of the department budget and monitors expenditures to stay within that budget. Serves on various committees of the facility as may be appointed by the Occupational Therapist or recommended by the WMC Director of Nursing in Long Term Care. Assists in developing and implementation of policies and procedures to identify the spiritual, social, recreational, and emotional needs of the resident. Assists in the development of and participates in regularly scheduled orientation and in-service training programs in relation to the social, emotional and recreational needs of residents. Participate in community planning related to the interests of the facility and the services and needs of the resident and their family. Interview residents/families as necessary, and in a private setting. Performs administrative requirements, such as completing necessary forms, charge slips, reports, etc., and submitting to the Occupational Therapist as required. Involves the resident/family in planning activities when possible. Provides information to resident/family as to the activity programs available to the residents. Obtains information concerning the resident’s background to better provide activities to meet their needs. Provides consultation to members of our staff, community agencies, etc., in efforts to solve the needs and problems of the resident through the development of activity/social services programs. Attends and participates in professional activities and programs. Records and maintains activity progress notes, as well as a record of resident activities. Creates and maintains an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the department. Compiles and maintains an activity schedule, available projects, crafts, resources, etc. Meets with the Interdisciplinary Team on a regularly scheduled basis to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of services. Maintains confidentiality of all pertinent resident care information to assure resident rights are protected. Coordinates activities with other departments as necessary. Works with the facility’s consultants as necessary and implement recommended changes as required. Maintains contact with the resident’s family, involving them with nonmedical progress reports as necessary. Recommends to the Occupational Therapist and the Director of Nursing of Long Term Care the equipment and supply needs of the department. Makes written and oral reports/recommendations to the Occupational Therapist and the Director of Nursing of LTC concerning the operation of the activity department. Assists in standardizing the methods in which work will be accomplished. Assists in making appointments for the resident/family as requested or appropriate. Reports all incidents/accidents immediately and document same. Reports all unsafe/hazardous conditions/equipment immediately. Assures that established safety regulations are followed at all times. Assures that a current resident activity schedule is maintained for each resident. Be alert for any change in the resident’s condition. Report to charge nurse immediately. Encourages residents to participate in religious activities through religious services, reading material, visits with clergy, etc., to fulfill their basic religious needs. Participates and assists in departmental studies and projects as assigned, or that may become necessary. Participates in discharge planning, development and implementation of activity plans, schedules and resident assessments. Other duties as deemed necessary and appropriate, or as may be directed by the Occupational Therapist or Director of Nursing of LTC. Assures resident safety. Qualifications: Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Experience: Should have previous experience working with older patients on activities programs. Experience using basic craft materials. Licensure and Certification: Certification as a Therapeutic Recreational Specialist within three (3) years of hire. Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies: Knowledge of: Previous experience working with Long Term care activities. Skills in: Fluent in the English language Must be able to clearly communicate with Long Term Care patients Ability to: Must have a current State of Alaska driver’s license. Ability to drive the hospital services van and demonstrate competence. WORKING CONDITIONS Physical Demands: Good physical and mental health. Varied periods of sitting, standing and walking. Pushing, turning, stooping, bending, stretching, and light lifting required in preparing and implementing activity programs. Manual dexterity to perform craft-type activities. Environment: Though the major portion of work is indoors, also required to be outdoors for performance of some duties.
Mar 28, 2020
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Wrangell, AK, USA
SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more. Job Overview: Coordinates a variety of nursing care procedures for patients of all ages which requires professional knowledge and consideration of specific patient conditions and treatment. Participates in patient and family teaching and provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary nursing and other members of the healthcare team to maintain standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting. Guidelines include physician’s orders, standards of care, nursing policies and procedures, manuals, and hospital policies. Responsibilities: Promotes the SEARHC Seven Standards of Excellence; Implements safe, therapeutic, and efficient care for patients with needs due to multisystem disease and/or complications of treatment using appropriate infection control measures; sets priorities for care of patients based on acuity and/or patients’ preference; anticipates potential problems; adapts to change on the area by setting priorities for emergencies, changes in patient status and unusual occurrences; initiates, manages, and documents the nursing procedures consistent with scientific principle and departmental policy; demonstrates knowledge of equipment use; accurately administers age-specific medications and therapeutics; carries out the medical and nursing care plan and coordinates patient care activities with physicians and other healthcare team members; initiates action to reduce, correct, or prevent immediate, ongoing, or potential risks to the patient; facilitates healing by providing nursing care that is individualized, goal oriented, based on scientific principles and the nursing process; seeks out resources when beyond the scope of skill, knowledge or experience; explains test, procedures, and disease process to patient/significant others; follows through on nursing care plans by teaching and demonstrating skills essential for understanding and coping with illness and promoting optimal health; communicates and interacts with patient/significant others in a positive and supportive way; provides counseling using emotional, intellectual and psychological supports and utilizes other healthcare professionals in dealing with psychosocial problems if needed; takes steps to decrease stress and/or increase effectiveness of coping mechanisms of patient/significant others; evaluates patient’s progress or lack of progress towards goals, directing new goal setting and implementing revised patient care plans as directed by reassessment; documents the patient’s response to care; closes out patient care plan by discharge or has in place an after care plan to meet the patient’s needs; Assures confidentiality of patient information. Accomplishes nursing assessment through interviewing, observation and nursing process; obtains, interprets and applies age-related (pediatric, adult, and geriatric) patient information in terms of cognitive, physical, emotional and normal growth/development needs of the patient; completes thorough Nursing Admission Databases/initial patient assessment; documents assessment findings that are consistent with other providers and include review of body systems, laboratory results, diagnostic findings, chart reviews, and interdisciplinary input; identifies problems & nursing diagnosis by recognizing the impact of health problems on patients and families; distinguishes between normal and abnormal assessments in order to identify patient capabilities and limitations including psychosocial risks; utilizes resources to assess patients with conditions that are new, unfamiliar, or not commonly seen. Shall perform duties as assigned and insure quality patient care despite the situation encountered, be it routine or emergent. Imparts educational knowledge to develop skills to enhance decision making and promote understanding by interacting with patients, family, staff, and community; engages in ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching in terms of patient understanding and behavioral outcomes; organizes and participates in patient care conferences as applicable; identifies staff, patient, and family needs and develops a plan for education and/or makes appropriate referrals; develops/implements educational programs and learning aides in the department (ie. Inservices, special projects, learning aides, patient care standards); documents education accurately and completely; provides discharge patient information; participate in in-services and educational programs in the department, hospital and/or community as assigned; ACLS trained within the first year of employment and biannually thereafter; completes all mandatory training and competency checks; utilizes opportunities for incidental teaching with staff members. Communicates with staff, patients, significant others and other members of the healthcare team in a way that is supportive, constructive, and positive; gives feedback to other staff and healthcare team members in regard to behavior that does not support achievement; assists in the orientation of new staff, travelers, and students by sharing knowledge, experience and verbal encouragement; guides others in choosing nursing intervention, developing skills and applying knowledge; follows and directs others to follow corporate, hospital, and departmental policies, procedures and patient care standards; supports the area and overall Nursing services mission by assigning staff to productive tasks and floating to other units as needed; provides input regarding the need for change in policies, procedures, and patient care standards; able to perform as Contact RN leading assigned RNs, LPNs, and CNAs and accomplishes all assigned patient care and area support activities during the shift. Attends and participates in at least 50% of departmental staff meetings; applies information presented in staff meetings; participates in unit goal setting; complies with area and departmental scheduling guidelines; initiates discussion with nurse manager regarding area or department issues; completes annual competencies, evaluation material, maintains certifications and licensure; complies with dress code; refers un-resolved problems with patients/visitors/co-workers to Nurse Manager or Administrative Manager for resolution; addresses employee concerns consistent with Human Resources Policy Qualifications: Education/Experience Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing (Bachelor’s degree in nursing, Associate degree in nursing or Diploma in nursing) Prior experience is preferred License/Certification A valid, current, full and unrestricted RN license in the State of Alaska. Must have BLS until get ACLS. ACLS & PALS must be obtained within one year of hire and biannually thereafter Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge Knowledge of nursing care principles, practices, diagnosis, and processes (including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation) to provide professional nursing care to patients. Competency to recognize adverse signs and symptoms and to act promptly in emergency situations. Knowledge of pharmaceuticals, their desired effects, side effects, and complications in their use. Skills Skills to apply scientific principles in operating and monitoring of basic and specialized medical equipment (ex: defibrillator, gastric and thoracic suction, EKG machines, ect.). Proficient in nursing procedures and basic nursing care. Oral and written communication skills, can enter and retrieve patient data accurately, can verbally communicate findings with healthcare team. Abilities Ability to provide guidance, leadership, and work cooperatively with others by establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors, and other healthcare team members. Ability to implement appropriate nursing therapeutic interventions based on the knowledge of a wide variety of nursing diagnosis, medical and psychosocial disorders, the normal course of disease and anticipated complications.
Mar 26, 2020
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Sitka, AK, USA
SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more. Job Overview: This position is located in the Operating Room (OR) Department of the Surgical Department of the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC). Surgical specialties include: General surgery on adult and pediatric patients, Endoscopy, Otolaryngology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Urology, Dental, Plastic and Vascular. The Surgical Technologist is an integral part of a team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings. The main function of the tech is fulfilling the role of an assistant to the surgeon. The surgeon relies heavily on the tech to do their job correctly including following sterilization procedures while also being able to handle requests that are made during the surgery. Responsibilities: Scrubs in on surgical procedures, under professional nurse supervision, for many different advanced and complex types of surgeries which includes: General & Rectal Surgery, Laparoscope and Open Cholecystectomies, appendectomies, hernias, thyroidectomy, Obstetric/Gynecology; caesarean sections, hysterectomies, therapeutic abortions, dilation & curettage, bilateral tubal ligations laparoscopies; Otolaryngology; tympanoplasty, tonsillectomy, rhinoplasty; Orthopedic; scopes, open reduction, internal fixation on ankles, femurs, tibia/fibula, insertion of rods, screws, plates, wires, total hip, total knee and total shoulder procedures; Endoscopic procedures; and other procedures as required. Clinical duties include the provision of patient care and support of individuals of all ages and their families. The incumbent shall perform duties as assigned and insure quality patient care despite the situation encountered, be it routine or emergent. Utilizes the AORN Standards of Care in everyday practice. Supplies one or two surgeons with proper instruments, sutures, sponges and equipments. Ascertains with professional nurse the accuracy of the sponges, needles and instrument counts. Scrubs, gowns and gloves for surgical procedures as well as to gown and glove the surgeons and their assistants. Corrects breaks in aseptic techniques by any person in order to provide optimum patient care. Anticipates the surgeons preference for certain materials or instruments and be able to respond to these preferences in advance. Updates Nurse as necessary based on continuing assessment of equipment needs and physician preferences; demonstrates sound clinical judgment; adaptable to changing patient needs. Sets up sterile table with instruments, equipments, supplies, medications/solutions needed for surgical procedures. Checks to see that the equipment is in good working order. Maintains highest standards of sterile technique during procedures. Helps in draping the sterile field (back table, mayo stand, OR table, etc.). Correctly labels and processes all operative fluids. Assists in preparing room for the next patient. Operates and monitors specialized OR equipment. Demonstrates use of autoclaves, flask and washer sterilizer, ultrasound washers, Hi vac and gravity autoclave glucometer and Steris. Takes initiative in reporting equipment in need of repairs and low levels of supplies. Takes apart and reassemble any instrument or piece of equipment that needs cleaning (within the scope of instructed nursing personnel duties) and prepared instruments for terminal sterilization. Monitors supplies and instruments to assure sterility of materials used furthering Quality Assurance of patient care. Inventories, monitors assigned services supplies and order as needed. Staff teaching and development – 1) Approaches teaching based on assessment of learner’s needs and the principles of adult learning; 2) assists other staff in initiating a plan to meet identified learning needs, 3) develops/implements educational programs and learning aids for the area/department (i.e. in-service classes, special projects, learning aids, patient care standards); 4) utilizes opportunities for incidental teaching with staff members; 5) assists in the orientation of new staff and students by sharing knowledge, experiences and verbal encouragement; 6) guides others in choosing nursing intervention, developing skills and applying knowledge. Participates in planning and conducting continuing education. Managing care through others – 1) Follows and directs others to follow Corporate, hospital, departmental policies and procedures and patient care standards. Provides input regarding the need for change in policies, procedures and patient care standards; 2) communicates with staff, patients, significant others and other health team members in a way that is supportive, constructive and positive; 3) gives feedback to other staff and health team members in regard to behavior that does not support achievement of patient, area or organizational objectives; 4) identifies and assists in altering unproductive group behavior based on principles of group dynamics. Maintains confidentiality regarding administrative and patient issues. Participates on hospital committees as assigned. Area, department, hospital contributions – 1) Attends and participates in area staff meetings, submits agenda items to Nurse Manager and/or initiates discussion regarding area or department issues; 2) applies information presented in staff meetings; 3)participates in area goal setting; 4) practices cost effective use of staff and supplies and suggests alternatives for increasing cost effectiveness; 5) documents participation in at least one of the following areas: a) area committees, b) nursing or hospital committees. Qualifications: Education/Experience High School Diploma or GED Experience is preferred License/Certification Completion of a technologist training program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs or any accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and Surgical Technologist Certification (CST) preferred; if not certified, certification must be obtained within six months of hire or in certain instances, “on the job training” specific experience greater than 5 years may substitute for certification. Current BLS certification or within 3 months of hire and bi-annually thereafter. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge Requires knowledge of normal growth, development and life cycle changes. This includes knowledge of physical, behavioral characteristics of group for which nursing care is provided. Knowledge of anatomy & physiology with appropriate instrumentation, suturing materials, needles, prosthetic devices and other supplies. Knowledge of wound healing and complications. Must have professional knowledge and consideration to specific patient conditions and treatment. Skills Skilled in sterile technique. Skilled in sterile processing. Skilled in patient positioning. Problem solving skills. Abilities Sound clinical judgment. Decides when to seek/solicit the help or guidance from immediate supervisor or appropriate resource person. Effective communication with team members
Mar 26, 2020
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Sitka, AK, USA
SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more. Job Overview: The clinical nurse coordinates and performs a variety of nursing care procedures for patients of all ages, requiring professional knowledge and consideration of specific patient conditions and treatments and the ability to work independently in completing assignments. Guidelines include physician’s orders; standards of care, nursing policies and procedures manuals, hospital policies, nursing duties include support to individuals of all ages and their families. Clinical decisions are made independently during the scheduled shift; maintains complete accountability for all actions taken. Consults with the appropriate manager/supervisor in difficult situations requiring additional input. Able to react in a calm manner and make sound nursing judgments in an emergency environment. Accountable for proper delegation and supervision of CNA/Tech. Responsibilities: Promotes the SEARHC Seven Standards of Excellence; implements safe, therapeutic and efficient care for patients with needs due to multisystem disease and/or complications of treatment using appropriate infection control measures; sets priorities for care of patients based on acuity and/or patients’ preference; anticipates potential problems; adapts to change in the area by setting priorities for emergencies; changes in patient status and unusual occurrences; initiates, manages and documents the nursing procedures consistent with scientific principle and departmental policy; demonstrates knowledge of equipment use; accurately administers age-specific medications and therapeutics; carries out the medical and nursing care plan and coordinates patient care activities with physicians and other healthcare team members; initiates action to reduce, correct or prevent immediate, ongoing or potential risks to the patient; facilitates healing by providing nursing care that is individualized, goal oriented, based on scientific principles and the nursing process; seeks out resources when beyond the scope of skill, knowledge or experience, explains tests, procedures and disease process to patient/significant others; follows through on nursing care plans by teaching and demonstrating skills essential for understanding and coping with illness and promoting optimal health; communicates and interacts with patient/significant others in a positive and supportive way; provides counseling using emotional, intellectual and psychological supports and utilizes other healthcare professionals in dealing with psychosocial problems if needed; takes steps to decrease stress and/or increase effectiveness of coping mechanisms of patient/significant others; evaluates patient’s progress or lack of progress towards goals, directing new goal setting and implementing revised patient care plans as directed by reassessment; documents the patient’s response to care; closes out patient care plan by discharge (with instructions) or has in place an after care plan to meet the patient’s needs. Assures confidentiality of patient information. Accomplishes nursing assessment through interviewing, observation and nursing process; obtains, interprets and applies age-related (pediatric, adult and geriatric) patient information terms of cognitive, physical, emotional and normal growth/development needs of the patient; completes thorough Nursing Admission Databases/initial patient assessment; documents assessment findings that are consistent with other providers and include review of body systems, laboratory results, diagnostic findings, chart reviews and inter disciplinary input; identifies problems and nursing diagnosis by recognizing the impact of health problems on patients and families; distinguishes between normal and abnormal assessments in order to identify patient capabilities and limitations including psychosocial risks, utilizes resources to assess patients with conditions that are new, unfamiliar or not commonly seen. Shall perform duties as assigned and insure quality patient care despite the situation encountered, be it routine or emergent. Develops and contributes to a plan of nursing action based on existing and potential patient problems and obtainable patient responses which are mutually acceptable to the healthcare team; transcribes and notes physician orders accurately, utilizes past experience to provide a range of options for nursing care; initiates patient care plans using patient care standards; addresses identified nursing diagnosis and coordinates the plan with the healthcare team by using methods that include interventions, goals and time frames; utilizes resources to formulate a written plan of care; documents reassessments which include laboratory results, diagnostic findings, interdisciplinary notes and documented patient observations; gives shift report according to guidelines. Other duties as assigned. Imparts educational knowledge to develop skills to enhance decision making and promote understanding by interacting with patients, family, staff and community; engages in ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching in terms of patient understanding and behavioral outcomes; organizes and participates in patient care conferences as applicable; identifies staff, patient and family needs and develops a plan for education and/or makes appropriate referrals; develops/implements educational programs and learning aids in the department (i.e. in-services, special projects, learning aides, patient care standards); documents education accurately and completely; provides discharge patient information; participate in in-services and educational programs in the department, hospital and/or community as assigned; ACLS and PALS trained within the first 6 months of employment and bi-annually thereafter; completes all mandatory training and competency checks; utilizes opportunities for incidental teaching with staff members. Communicates with staff, patients, significant others and other members of the healthcare team in a way that is supportive, constructive and positive; gives feedback to other staff and healthcare team members in regard to behavior that does not support achievement; assists in the orientation of new staff, travelers and students by sharing knowledge, experience and verbal encouragement; guides others in choosing nursing intervention, developing skills and applying knowledge; follows and directs others to follow corporate, hospital and departmental policies, procedures and patient care standards; supports the area and overall Nursing services mission by assigning staff to productive tasks and floating to other units as needed; provides input regarding the need for change in policies, procedures and patient care standards able to perform as Contact RN leading assigned RNs and CNAs and accomplishes all assigned patient care and area support activities during the shift. Attends and participates in at least 50% of departmental staff meetings; applies information presented in staff meetings; participates in unit goal setting; complies with area and departmental scheduling guidelines; initiates discussion with nurse manager regarding area or department issues; completes annual competencies, evaluation material, maintains certification sand licensure; complies with dress code; refers un-resolved problems with patients/visitors/co-workers to Nurse Manager or Administrative Manger for resolution, addresses employee concerns consistent with Human Resources policy. Qualifications: Education/ Experience Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing (Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Associate’s degree in Nursing or Diploma in Nursing) Commission Corp Officers meet billet description requirements for a 0 – 2 to 0 – 3 One year clinical nurse experience preferred Prior ER experience is preferred License/Certification A valid, current, full and unrestricted RN license in the state of Alaska Must have BLS until get ACLS. ACLS and PALS must be obtained within 6 months of hire date and prior to completion of clinical orientation; bi-annually thereafter. NRP Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of Emergency Room nursing care principles, practices, diagnosis and processes (including assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) to provide professional nursing care to patients. Competency to recognize emergently ill patients and adverse signs and symptoms and to act promptly in emergency situations. Knowledge of Emergency Room and general pharmaceuticals, their desired effects, side effects and complications in their use. Skills to apply scientific principles in operating and monitoring of basic and specialized emergency room medical equipment (ex: defi8brillator, chest tube insertion and set up, gastric and thoracic suction, EKG machines, etc). Proficient in the use of emergency room procedures (i.e. intubations, arterial line set up, arterial blood gas puncture, thoracentesis, lavage, etc.). Oral and written communication skills, can enter and retrieve patient data accurately, can verbally communicate findings with healthcare team. Ability to provide guidance, leadership and work cooperatively with others by establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors and other healthcare team members. Ability to implement appropriate nursing therapeutic interventions based on the knowledge of a wide variety of nursing diagnosis, evidenced based practice, medical and psychosocial disorders, the normal courses of disease and anticipated complications. Ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms, which are not always apparent and to react promptly in emergency situations including the implementation of life saving procedures
Mar 26, 2020
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Sitka, AK, USA
SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more. Job Overview: Coordinates a variety of nursing care procedures for residents of various ages which requires professional knowledge and consideration of specific resident conditions and treatment. Participates in patient and family teaching and provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary nursing and other members of the healthcare team to maintain standards for professional nursing practice in the long term care setting. Guidelines include physician’s orders, standards of care, nursing policies and procedures, manuals, hospital and long-term care policies. Clinical decisions are made initially independently during the scheduled shift; maintains complete accountability for all actions taken. Consults with the appropriate manager/supervisor in difficult situations requiring additional input. Able to react in a calm manner and make sound nursing judgments in an emergency environment. Accountable for proper delegation and supervision of CNA/Tech, LPN, and/or Ward Clerk on unit during shift. Responsibilities: Promotes the SEARHC Seven Standards of Excellence; Implements safe, therapeutic, and efficient care for patients and residents with needs due to multisystem disease and/or complications of treatment using appropriate infection control measures; sets priorities for care of patients and residents based on acuity and/or patients’ preference; anticipates potential problems; adapts to change on the area by setting priorities for emergencies, changes in status and unusual occurrences; initiates, manages, and documents the nursing procedures consistent with scientific principle and departmental policy; demonstrates knowledge of equipment use; accurately administers age-specific medications and therapeutics; carries out the medical and nursing care plan and coordinates resident care activities with physicians and other healthcare team members; initiates action to reduce, correct, or prevent immediate, ongoing, or potential risks to the resident; facilitates healing by providing nursing care that is individualized, goal oriented, based on scientific principles and the nursing process; seeks out resources when beyond the scope of skill, knowledge or experience; explains test, procedures, and disease process to resident/significant others; follows through on nursing care plans by teaching and demonstrating skills essential for understanding and coping with illness and promoting optimal health; communicates and interacts with resident/significant others in a positive and supportive way; provides counseling using emotional, intellectual and psychological supports and utilizes other healthcare professionals in dealing with psychosocial problems if needed; takes steps to decrease stress and/or increase effectiveness of coping mechanisms of resident/significant others; evaluates resident’s progress or lack of progress towards goals, directing new goal setting and implementing revised care plans as directed by reassessment; documents the resident’s response to care; closes out resident care plan by discharge or has in place an after care plan to meet the resident’s needs; Assures confidentiality of resident information. Accomplishes nursing assessment through interviewing, observation and nursing process; obtains, interprets and applies age-related patient information in terms of cognitive, physical, emotional and normal growth/development needs of the resident; completes thorough Nursing Admission Databases/initial resident assessment; documents assessment findings that are consistent with other providers and include review of body systems, laboratory results, diagnostic findings, chart reviews, and interdisciplinary input; identifies problems & nursing diagnosis by recognizing the impact of health problems on residents and families; distinguishes between normal and abnormal assessments in order to identify resident capabilities and limitations including psychosocial risks; utilizes resources to assess residents with conditions that are new, unfamiliar, or not commonly seen. Shall perform duties as assigned and insure quality resident care despite the situation encountered, be it routine or emergent. Imparts educational knowledge to develop skills to enhance decision making and promote understanding by interacting with residents, family, staff, and community; engages in ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching in terms of residentunderstanding and behavioral outcomes; organizes and participates in care conferences as applicable; identifies staff, resident, and family needs and develops a plan for education and/or makes appropriate referrals; develops/implements educational programs and learning aides in the department (ie. Inservices, special projects, learning aides, resident care standards); documents education accurately and completely; provides discharge information; participate in in-services and educational programs in the department, hospital and/or community as assigned; completes all mandatory training and competency checks; utilizes opportunities for incidental teaching with staff members. Communicates with staff, residents, significant others and other members of the healthcare team in a way that is supportive, constructive, and positive; gives feedback to other staff and healthcare team members in regard to behavior that does not support achievement; assists in the orientation of new staff, travelers, and students by sharing knowledge, experience and verbal encouragement; guides others in choosing nursing intervention, developing skills and applying knowledge; follows and directs others to follow corporate, hospital, and departmental policies, procedures and resident care standards; supports the area and overall Nursing services mission by assigning staff to productive tasks and floating to other units as needed; provides input regarding the need for change in policies, procedures, and resident care standards; able to perform as Contact RN leading assigned RNs, LPNs, and CNAs and accomplishes all assigned resident care and area support activities during the shift. Develops and contributes to a plan of nursing action based on existing and potential resident problems and obtainable resident responses which are mutually acceptable to the healthcare team; transcribes and notes physician orders accurately; utilizes past experience to provide a range of options for nursing care; initiates care plans using resident care standards; addresses identified nursing diagnosis and coordinates the plan with the healthcare team by using methods that include interventions, goals, and timeframes; utilizes resources to formulate a written plan of care; documents reassessments which include laboratory results, diagnostic findings, interdisciplinary notes and documented resident observations; writes progress notes in EHR; gives shift report according to area guidelines. Attends and participates in at least 50% of departmental staff meetings; applies information presented in staff meetings; participates in unit goal setting; complies with area and departmental scheduling guidelines; initiates discussion with nurse manager regarding area or department issues; completes annual competencies, evaluation material, maintains certifications and licensure; complies with dress code; refers unresolved problems with patients/visitors/co-workers to Nurse Manager or Administrative Manager for resolution; addresses employee concerns consistent with Human Resources Policy Familiar and competent in mandatory state reporting guidelines and the time requirements. Other duties as assigned. When DON not physically present, will be willing to take the role of “charge nurse” for the long term care unit. Qualifications: Education Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing (Bachelor’s degree in nursing, Associate degree in nursing or Diploma in nursing). Commission Corp Officers meet billet description requirements for a 0-2 to 0-3. Experience Minimum of one (1) to two (2) years of nursing experience preferred. Certificates and License A valid, current, full and unrestricted RN license in the State of Alaska. Must have current BLS certification. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge: Knowledge of nursing care principles, practices, diagnosis, and processes (including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation) to provide professional nursing care to residents. Competency to recognize adverse signs and symptoms and to act promptly in emergency situations. Knowledge of pharmaceuticals, their desired effects, side effects, and complications in their use. Skills: Skills to apply scientific principles in operating and monitoring of basic and specialized medical equipment such as AED. Proficient in nursing procedures and basic nursing care. Oral and written communication skills, can enter and retrieve resident data accurately, can verbally communicate findings with healthcare team. Ability: Ability to provide guidance, leadership, and work cooperatively with others by establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with residents, patients, visitors, and other healthcare team members. Ability to implement appropriate nursing therapeutic interventions based on the knowledge of a wide variety of nursing diagnosis, medical and psychosocial disorders and the normal course of disease and anticipated complications. Uses aggressive resident management techniques to defuse any resident/patient/visitor/peer volatile situations.
Mar 26, 2020
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Sitka, AK, USA
SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more. Job Overview: Coordinates a variety of nursing care procedures for residents of various ages which requires professional knowledge and consideration of specific resident conditions and treatment. Participates in patient and family teaching and provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary nursing and other members of the healthcare team to maintain standards for professional nursing practice in the long term care setting. Guidelines include physician’s orders, standards of care, nursing policies and procedures, manuals, hospital and long-term care policies. Clinical decisions are made initially independently during the scheduled shift; maintains complete accountability for all actions taken. Consults with the appropriate manager/supervisor in difficult situations requiring additional input. Able to react in a calm manner and make sound nursing judgments in an emergency environment. Accountable for proper delegation and supervision of CNA/Tech, LPN, and/or Ward Clerk on unit during shift. Responsibilities: Promotes the SEARHC Seven Standards of Excellence; Implements safe, therapeutic, and efficient care for patients and residents with needs due to multisystem disease and/or complications of treatment using appropriate infection control measures; sets priorities for care of patients and residents based on acuity and/or patients’ preference; anticipates potential problems; adapts to change on the area by setting priorities for emergencies, changes in status and unusual occurrences; initiates, manages, and documents the nursing procedures consistent with scientific principle and departmental policy; demonstrates knowledge of equipment use; accurately administers age-specific medications and therapeutics; carries out the medical and nursing care plan and coordinates resident care activities with physicians and other healthcare team members; initiates action to reduce, correct, or prevent immediate, ongoing, or potential risks to the resident; facilitates healing by providing nursing care that is individualized, goal oriented, based on scientific principles and the nursing process; seeks out resources when beyond the scope of skill, knowledge or experience; explains test, procedures, and disease process to resident/significant others; follows through on nursing care plans by teaching and demonstrating skills essential for understanding and coping with illness and promoting optimal health; communicates and interacts with resident/significant others in a positive and supportive way; provides counseling using emotional, intellectual and psychological supports and utilizes other healthcare professionals in dealing with psychosocial problems if needed; takes steps to decrease stress and/or increase effectiveness of coping mechanisms of resident/significant others; evaluates resident’s progress or lack of progress towards goals, directing new goal setting and implementing revised care plans as directed by reassessment; documents the resident’s response to care; closes out resident care plan by discharge or has in place an after care plan to meet the resident’s needs; Assures confidentiality of resident information. Accomplishes nursing assessment through interviewing, observation and nursing process; obtains, interprets and applies age-related patient information in terms of cognitive, physical, emotional and normal growth/development needs of the resident; completes thorough Nursing Admission Databases/initial resident assessment; documents assessment findings that are consistent with other providers and include review of body systems, laboratory results, diagnostic findings, chart reviews, and interdisciplinary input; identifies problems & nursing diagnosis by recognizing the impact of health problems on residents and families; distinguishes between normal and abnormal assessments in order to identify resident capabilities and limitations including psychosocial risks; utilizes resources to assess residents with conditions that are new, unfamiliar, or not commonly seen. Shall perform duties as assigned and insure quality resident care despite the situation encountered, be it routine or emergent. Imparts educational knowledge to develop skills to enhance decision making and promote understanding by interacting with residents, family, staff, and community; engages in ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching in terms of residentunderstanding and behavioral outcomes; organizes and participates in care conferences as applicable; identifies staff, resident, and family needs and develops a plan for education and/or makes appropriate referrals; develops/implements educational programs and learning aides in the department (ie. Inservices, special projects, learning aides, resident care standards); documents education accurately and completely; provides discharge information; participate in in-services and educational programs in the department, hospital and/or community as assigned; completes all mandatory training and competency checks; utilizes opportunities for incidental teaching with staff members. Communicates with staff, residents, significant others and other members of the healthcare team in a way that is supportive, constructive, and positive; gives feedback to other staff and healthcare team members in regard to behavior that does not support achievement; assists in the orientation of new staff, travelers, and students by sharing knowledge, experience and verbal encouragement; guides others in choosing nursing intervention, developing skills and applying knowledge; follows and directs others to follow corporate, hospital, and departmental policies, procedures and resident care standards; supports the area and overall Nursing services mission by assigning staff to productive tasks and floating to other units as needed; provides input regarding the need for change in policies, procedures, and resident care standards; able to perform as Contact RN leading assigned RNs, LPNs, and CNAs and accomplishes all assigned resident care and area support activities during the shift. Develops and contributes to a plan of nursing action based on existing and potential resident problems and obtainable resident responses which are mutually acceptable to the healthcare team; transcribes and notes physician orders accurately; utilizes past experience to provide a range of options for nursing care; initiates care plans using resident care standards; addresses identified nursing diagnosis and coordinates the plan with the healthcare team by using methods that include interventions, goals, and timeframes; utilizes resources to formulate a written plan of care; documents reassessments which include laboratory results, diagnostic findings, interdisciplinary notes and documented resident observations; writes progress notes in EHR; gives shift report according to area guidelines. Attends and participates in at least 50% of departmental staff meetings; applies information presented in staff meetings; participates in unit goal setting; complies with area and departmental scheduling guidelines; initiates discussion with nurse manager regarding area or department issues; completes annual competencies, evaluation material, maintains certifications and licensure; complies with dress code; refers unresolved problems with patients/visitors/co-workers to Nurse Manager or Administrative Manager for resolution; addresses employee concerns consistent with Human Resources Policy Familiar and competent in mandatory state reporting guidelines and the time requirements. Other duties as assigned. When DON not physically present, will be willing to take the role of “charge nurse” for the long term care unit. Qualifications: Education Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing (Bachelor’s degree in nursing, Associate degree in nursing or Diploma in nursing). Commission Corp Officers meet billet description requirements for a 0-2 to 0-3. Experience Minimum of one (1) to two (2) years of nursing experience preferred. Certificates and License A valid, current, full and unrestricted RN license in the State of Alaska. Must have current BLS certification. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge: Knowledge of nursing care principles, practices, diagnosis, and processes (including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation) to provide professional nursing care to residents. Competency to recognize adverse signs and symptoms and to act promptly in emergency situations. Knowledge of pharmaceuticals, their desired effects, side effects, and complications in their use. Skills: Skills to apply scientific principles in operating and monitoring of basic and specialized medical equipment such as AED. Proficient in nursing procedures and basic nursing care. Oral and written communication skills, can enter and retrieve resident data accurately, can verbally communicate findings with healthcare team. Ability: Ability to provide guidance, leadership, and work cooperatively with others by establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with residents, patients, visitors, and other healthcare team members. Ability to implement appropriate nursing therapeutic interventions based on the knowledge of a wide variety of nursing diagnosis, medical and psychosocial disorders and the normal course of disease and anticipated complications. Uses aggressive resident management techniques to defuse any resident/patient/visitor/peer volatile situations.
Mar 26, 2020
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Sitka, AK, USA
SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more. Job Overview: This position is located within the Operating Room of SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium. Has knowledge in circulating and scrub tech duties for all types of elective and emergency cases performed, including abdominal, thoracic, Urology, ENT, Plastic, Orthopedics, Vascular and OB/GYN. Multi-tasks efficiently and ensures the surgical cases proceed throughout the day in a timely manner. Utilizes after-hour call services, to staff the Operating Rooms (OR), for nights, holidays and weekends. Clinical decisions are made initially independently during the scheduled shift; maintains complete accountability for all actions taken. Consults with the appropriate manager/supervisor in difficult situations, requiring additional input. Able to react in a calm manner and make sound nursing judgments in an emergency environment. On Call OR Registered Nurse responds to all emergencies including trauma and fetal distress C-sections includes total peri-operative nursing care. Accountable for proper delegation and supervision of CNA/Tech, and/or Senior Office Specialist on unit during shift. Responsibilities: Promotes the SEARHC Seven Standards of Excellence; sets priorities for care of patients based on acuity and/or patients’ preference; anticipates potential problems; adapts to change on the area by setting priorities for emergencies, changes in patient status and unusual occurrences; initiates, manages, and documents the nursing procedures consistent with scientific principle and departmental policy; Observes interviews and assesses surgery patients during perioperative phase. Initiates treatments, medications, emergency and resuscitative measures based on appropriate utilization of physicians' pre- and post-op orders, standing orders and post anesthesia protocol. Administers therapeutic measures as prescribed by the anesthesiologist, anesthetist or surgeon. Records observations, nursing interventions, therapeutic measures, and other data relevant to surgical patients in a accurate, efficient and timely manner. Collaborates with members of the surgical and multidisciplinary teams in assessing, planning and implementing surgical intervention in management of patient’s peri-operative health care. initiates action to reduce, correct, or prevent immediate, ongoing, or potential risks to the patient; facilitates healing by providing nursing care that is individualized, goal oriented, based on scientific principles and the nursing process; seeks out resources when beyond the scope of skill, knowledge or experience; explains test, procedures, and disease process to patient/significant others; communicates and interacts with patient/significant others in a positive and supportive way; takes steps to decrease stress and/or increase effectiveness of coping mechanisms of patient/significant others; Operates and monitors specialized perioperative equipment. Demonstrates use of autoclaves, flash and washer sterilizer, ultrasound washers, Hi vac and gravity autoclave glucometer and Steris. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in dealing with expectant mother/baby care for c-sections. Monitors patients having surgical procedure under local anesthesia and moderate sedation by assessing cardiopulmonary, respiratory and hemodynamic status and pain levels. Responsible for independent management of patients undergoing local anesthesia and moderate sedation. When called in for emergency functions as team leader and supervises on call team members. Scrub duties when needed. Will take O.R. Call as assigned by immediate supervisor. Inventories, monitors assigned services supplies and order as needed. Carries out treatments and procedures per scope of practice and abides/promotes ASPAN/AORN standards. Utilizes the AORN Standards of Care to develop, implement, evaluate nursing plan of care for the peri-operative patient. Monitors supplies and instruments to assure sterility of materials used furthering Quality Assurance of patient care. Knowledge of assessment practices related to pain management and various treatment modalities of pain relief. Knowledge of pharmaceuticals in order to recognize the desired effects, side effects and complications on their use. Ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms, which are not always apparent and to react promptly in emergency situations including the implementation of life saving procedures. Knowledge of human behavior during stressful situations in order to exercise emotional control, tact, patience and reliability in carrying out patient care. Correctly labels and processes all operative specimens. Communicates with staff, patients, significant others and other members of the healthcare team in a way that is supportive, constructive, and positive; gives feedback to other staff and healthcare team members in regard to behavior that does not support achievement; assists in the orientation of new staff, travelers, and students by sharing knowledge, experience and verbal encouragement; guides others in choosing nursing intervention, developing skills and applying knowledge; follows and directs others to follow corporate, hospital, and departmental policies, procedures and patient care standards; supports the area and overall Nursing services mission by assigning staff to productive tasks and floating to other units as needed; provides input regarding the need for change in policies, procedures, and patient care standards; able to perform as Contact RN leading assigned RNs, CNAs and Techs and accomplishes all assigned patient care and area support activities during the shift. Other duties as assigned. Attends and participates in at least 50% of departmental staff meetings; applies information presented in staff meetings; participates in unit goal setting; complies with area and departmental scheduling guidelines; initiates discussion with nurse manager regarding area or department issues; completes annual competencies, evaluation material, maintains certifications and licensure; complies with dress code; refers un-resolved problems with patients/visitors/co-workers to Nurse Manager or Administrative Manager for resolution; addresses employee concerns consistent with Human Resources Policy Qualifications: Education/Experience Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing (BSN, Associate degree in nursing or Diploma in nursing) One year clinical nurse experience is preferred. Prior Perioperative/PACU experience is preferred; if minimal experience and training required a two year commitment in the Perioperative field will be required. Commission Corp Officers meet billet description requirements for a 0 - 2 to 0 - 3. License/Certification A valid, current, full and unrestricted RN license in the State of Alaska. Current BLS or certification must be obtained within 1 month of hire date and biannually thereafter. Must have BLS until get ACLS, ACLS, PALS or all must be obtained within 6 months of hire date and biannually thereafter. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Knowledge of nursing care principles, practices, diagnosis, and processes (including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation) to provide professional nursing care to patients. Competency to recognize adverse signs and symptoms and to act promptly in emergency situations. Knowledge of pharmaceuticals, their desired effects, side effects, and complications in their use. Skills to apply scientific principles in operating and monitoring of basic and specialized medical equipment (ex: defibrillator, gastric and thoracic suction, EKG machines, ect.). Proficient in nursing procedures and basic nursing care. Oral and written communication skills, can enter and retrieve patient data accurately, can verbally communicate findings with healthcare team. Ability to provide guidance, leadership, and work cooperatively with others by establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors, and other healthcare team members. Ability to implement appropriate nursing therapeutic interventions based on the knowledge of a wide variety of nursing diagnosis, medical and psychosocial disorders, the normal course of disease and anticipated complications. Strong sound decision-making, critical thinking skills, long range planning and goal setting skills in order to provide both support and a vision for the department.
Mar 26, 2020
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Sitka, AK, USA
SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more. Job Overview: Coordinates a variety of nursing care procedures for residents of various ages which requires professional knowledge and consideration of specific resident conditions and treatment. Participates in patient and family teaching and provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary nursing and other members of the healthcare team to maintain standards for professional nursing practice in the long term care setting. Guidelines include physician’s orders, standards of care, nursing policies and procedures, manuals, hospital and long-term care policies. Clinical decisions are made initially independently during the scheduled shift; maintains complete accountability for all actions taken. Consults with the appropriate manager/supervisor in difficult situations requiring additional input. Able to react in a calm manner and make sound nursing judgments in an emergency environment. Accountable for proper delegation and supervision of CNA/Tech, LPN, and/or Ward Clerk on unit during shift. Responsibilities: Promotes the SEARHC Seven Standards of Excellence; Implements safe, therapeutic, and efficient care for patients and residents with needs due to multisystem disease and/or complications of treatment using appropriate infection control measures; sets priorities for care of patients and residents based on acuity and/or patients’ preference; anticipates potential problems; adapts to change on the area by setting priorities for emergencies, changes in status and unusual occurrences; initiates, manages, and documents the nursing procedures consistent with scientific principle and departmental policy; demonstrates knowledge of equipment use; accurately administers age-specific medications and therapeutics; carries out the medical and nursing care plan and coordinates resident care activities with physicians and other healthcare team members; initiates action to reduce, correct, or prevent immediate, ongoing, or potential risks to the resident; facilitates healing by providing nursing care that is individualized, goal oriented, based on scientific principles and the nursing process; seeks out resources when beyond the scope of skill, knowledge or experience; explains test, procedures, and disease process to resident/significant others; follows through on nursing care plans by teaching and demonstrating skills essential for understanding and coping with illness and promoting optimal health; communicates and interacts with resident/significant others in a positive and supportive way; provides counseling using emotional, intellectual and psychological supports and utilizes other healthcare professionals in dealing with psychosocial problems if needed; takes steps to decrease stress and/or increase effectiveness of coping mechanisms of resident/significant others; evaluates resident’s progress or lack of progress towards goals, directing new goal setting and implementing revised care plans as directed by reassessment; documents the resident’s response to care; closes out resident care plan by discharge or has in place an after care plan to meet the resident’s needs; Assures confidentiality of resident information. Accomplishes nursing assessment through interviewing, observation and nursing process; obtains, interprets and applies age-related patient information in terms of cognitive, physical, emotional and normal growth/development needs of the resident; completes thorough Nursing Admission Databases/initial resident assessment; documents assessment findings that are consistent with other providers and include review of body systems, laboratory results, diagnostic findings, chart reviews, and interdisciplinary input; identifies problems & nursing diagnosis by recognizing the impact of health problems on residents and families; distinguishes between normal and abnormal assessments in order to identify resident capabilities and limitations including psychosocial risks; utilizes resources to assess residents with conditions that are new, unfamiliar, or not commonly seen. Shall perform duties as assigned and insure quality resident care despite the situation encountered, be it routine or emergent. Imparts educational knowledge to develop skills to enhance decision making and promote understanding by interacting with residents, family, staff, and community; engages in ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching in terms of residentunderstanding and behavioral outcomes; organizes and participates in care conferences as applicable; identifies staff, resident, and family needs and develops a plan for education and/or makes appropriate referrals; develops/implements educational programs and learning aides in the department (ie. Inservices, special projects, learning aides, resident care standards); documents education accurately and completely; provides discharge information; participate in in-services and educational programs in the department, hospital and/or community as assigned; completes all mandatory training and competency checks; utilizes opportunities for incidental teaching with staff members. Communicates with staff, residents, significant others and other members of the healthcare team in a way that is supportive, constructive, and positive; gives feedback to other staff and healthcare team members in regard to behavior that does not support achievement; assists in the orientation of new staff, travelers, and students by sharing knowledge, experience and verbal encouragement; guides others in choosing nursing intervention, developing skills and applying knowledge; follows and directs others to follow corporate, hospital, and departmental policies, procedures and resident care standards; supports the area and overall Nursing services mission by assigning staff to productive tasks and floating to other units as needed; provides input regarding the need for change in policies, procedures, and resident care standards; able to perform as Contact RN leading assigned RNs, LPNs, and CNAs and accomplishes all assigned resident care and area support activities during the shift. Develops and contributes to a plan of nursing action based on existing and potential resident problems and obtainable resident responses which are mutually acceptable to the healthcare team; transcribes and notes physician orders accurately; utilizes past experience to provide a range of options for nursing care; initiates care plans using resident care standards; addresses identified nursing diagnosis and coordinates the plan with the healthcare team by using methods that include interventions, goals, and timeframes; utilizes resources to formulate a written plan of care; documents reassessments which include laboratory results, diagnostic findings, interdisciplinary notes and documented resident observations; writes progress notes in EHR; gives shift report according to area guidelines. Attends and participates in at least 50% of departmental staff meetings; applies information presented in staff meetings; participates in unit goal setting; complies with area and departmental scheduling guidelines; initiates discussion with nurse manager regarding area or department issues; completes annual competencies, evaluation material, maintains certifications and licensure; complies with dress code; refers unresolved problems with patients/visitors/co-workers to Nurse Manager or Administrative Manager for resolution; addresses employee concerns consistent with Human Resources Policy Familiar and competent in mandatory state reporting guidelines and the time requirements. Other duties as assigned. When DON not physically present, will be willing to take the role of “charge nurse” for the long term care unit. Qualifications: Education Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing (Bachelor’s degree in nursing, Associate degree in nursing or Diploma in nursing). Commission Corp Officers meet billet description requirements for a 0-2 to 0-3. Experience Minimum of one (1) to two (2) years of nursing experience preferred. Certificates and License A valid, current, full and unrestricted RN license in the State of Alaska. Must have current BLS certification. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge: Knowledge of nursing care principles, practices, diagnosis, and processes (including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation) to provide professional nursing care to residents. Competency to recognize adverse signs and symptoms and to act promptly in emergency situations. Knowledge of pharmaceuticals, their desired effects, side effects, and complications in their use. Skills: Skills to apply scientific principles in operating and monitoring of basic and specialized medical equipment such as AED. Proficient in nursing procedures and basic nursing care. Oral and written communication skills, can enter and retrieve resident data accurately, can verbally communicate findings with healthcare team. Ability: Ability to provide guidance, leadership, and work cooperatively with others by establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with residents, patients, visitors, and other healthcare team members. Ability to implement appropriate nursing therapeutic interventions based on the knowledge of a wide variety of nursing diagnosis, medical and psychosocial disorders and the normal course of disease and anticipated complications. Ability to work with dementia residents, and geriatric popoulation.
Mar 26, 2020
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Sitka, AK, USA
SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more. Job Overview: Coordinates a variety of nursing care procedures for residents of various ages which requires professional knowledge and consideration of specific resident conditions and treatment. Participates in patient and family teaching and provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary nursing and other members of the healthcare team to maintain standards for professional nursing practice in the long term care setting. Guidelines include physician’s orders, standards of care, nursing policies and procedures, manuals, hospital and long-term care policies. Clinical decisions are made initially independently during the scheduled shift; maintains complete accountability for all actions taken. Consults with the appropriate manager/supervisor in difficult situations requiring additional input. Able to react in a calm manner and make sound nursing judgments in an emergency environment. Accountable for proper delegation and supervision of CNA/Tech, LPN, and/or Ward Clerk on unit during shift. Responsibilities: Promotes the SEARHC Seven Standards of Excellence; Implements safe, therapeutic, and efficient care for patients and residents with needs due to multisystem disease and/or complications of treatment using appropriate infection control measures; sets priorities for care of patients and residents based on acuity and/or patients’ preference; anticipates potential problems; adapts to change on the area by setting priorities for emergencies, changes in status and unusual occurrences; initiates, manages, and documents the nursing procedures consistent with scientific principle and departmental policy; demonstrates knowledge of equipment use; accurately administers age-specific medications and therapeutics; carries out the medical and nursing care plan and coordinates resident care activities with physicians and other healthcare team members; initiates action to reduce, correct, or prevent immediate, ongoing, or potential risks to the resident; facilitates healing by providing nursing care that is individualized, goal oriented, based on scientific principles and the nursing process; seeks out resources when beyond the scope of skill, knowledge or experience; explains test, procedures, and disease process to resident/significant others; follows through on nursing care plans by teaching and demonstrating skills essential for understanding and coping with illness and promoting optimal health; communicates and interacts with resident/significant others in a positive and supportive way; provides counseling using emotional, intellectual and psychological supports and utilizes other healthcare professionals in dealing with psychosocial problems if needed; takes steps to decrease stress and/or increase effectiveness of coping mechanisms of resident/significant others; evaluates resident’s progress or lack of progress towards goals, directing new goal setting and implementing revised care plans as directed by reassessment; documents the resident’s response to care; closes out resident care plan by discharge or has in place an after care plan to meet the resident’s needs; Assures confidentiality of resident information. Accomplishes nursing assessment through interviewing, observation and nursing process; obtains, interprets and applies age-related patient information in terms of cognitive, physical, emotional and normal growth/development needs of the resident; completes thorough Nursing Admission Databases/initial resident assessment; documents assessment findings that are consistent with other providers and include review of body systems, laboratory results, diagnostic findings, chart reviews, and interdisciplinary input; identifies problems & nursing diagnosis by recognizing the impact of health problems on residents and families; distinguishes between normal and abnormal assessments in order to identify resident capabilities and limitations including psychosocial risks; utilizes resources to assess residents with conditions that are new, unfamiliar, or not commonly seen. Shall perform duties as assigned and insure quality resident care despite the situation encountered, be it routine or emergent. Imparts educational knowledge to develop skills to enhance decision making and promote understanding by interacting with residents, family, staff, and community; engages in ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching in terms of residentunderstanding and behavioral outcomes; organizes and participates in care conferences as applicable; identifies staff, resident, and family needs and develops a plan for education and/or makes appropriate referrals; develops/implements educational programs and learning aides in the department (ie. Inservices, special projects, learning aides, resident care standards); documents education accurately and completely; provides discharge information; participate in in-services and educational programs in the department, hospital and/or community as assigned; completes all mandatory training and competency checks; utilizes opportunities for incidental teaching with staff members. Communicates with staff, residents, significant others and other members of the healthcare team in a way that is supportive, constructive, and positive; gives feedback to other staff and healthcare team members in regard to behavior that does not support achievement; assists in the orientation of new staff, travelers, and students by sharing knowledge, experience and verbal encouragement; guides others in choosing nursing intervention, developing skills and applying knowledge; follows and directs others to follow corporate, hospital, and departmental policies, procedures and resident care standards; supports the area and overall Nursing services mission by assigning staff to productive tasks and floating to other units as needed; provides input regarding the need for change in policies, procedures, and resident care standards; able to perform as Contact RN leading assigned RNs, LPNs, and CNAs and accomplishes all assigned resident care and area support activities during the shift. Develops and contributes to a plan of nursing action based on existing and potential resident problems and obtainable resident responses which are mutually acceptable to the healthcare team; transcribes and notes physician orders accurately; utilizes past experience to provide a range of options for nursing care; initiates care plans using resident care standards; addresses identified nursing diagnosis and coordinates the plan with the healthcare team by using methods that include interventions, goals, and timeframes; utilizes resources to formulate a written plan of care; documents reassessments which include laboratory results, diagnostic findings, interdisciplinary notes and documented resident observations; writes progress notes in EHR; gives shift report according to area guidelines. Attends and participates in at least 50% of departmental staff meetings; applies information presented in staff meetings; participates in unit goal setting; complies with area and departmental scheduling guidelines; initiates discussion with nurse manager regarding area or department issues; completes annual competencies, evaluation material, maintains certifications and licensure; complies with dress code; refers unresolved problems with patients/visitors/co-workers to Nurse Manager or Administrative Manager for resolution; addresses employee concerns consistent with Human Resources Policy Familiar and competent in mandatory state reporting guidelines and the time requirements. Other duties as assigned. When DON not physically present, will be willing to take the role of “charge nurse” for the long term care unit. Qualifications: Education Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing (Bachelor’s degree in nursing, Associate degree in nursing or Diploma in nursing). Commission Corp Officers meet billet description requirements for a 0-2 to 0-3. Experience Minimum of one (1) to two (2) years of nursing experience preferred. Certificates and License A valid, current, full and unrestricted RN license in the State of Alaska. Must have current BLS certification. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge: Knowledge of nursing care principles, practices, diagnosis, and processes (including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation) to provide professional nursing care to residents. Competency to recognize adverse signs and symptoms and to act promptly in emergency situations. Knowledge of pharmaceuticals, their desired effects, side effects, and complications in their use. Skills: Skills to apply scientific principles in operating and monitoring of basic and specialized medical equipment such as AED. Proficient in nursing procedures and basic nursing care. Oral and written communication skills, can enter and retrieve resident data accurately, can verbally communicate findings with healthcare team. Ability: Ability to provide guidance, leadership, and work cooperatively with others by establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with residents, patients, visitors, and other healthcare team members. Ability to implement appropriate nursing therapeutic interventions based on the knowledge of a wide variety of nursing diagnosis, medical and psychosocial disorders and the normal course of disease and anticipated complications. Uses aggressive resident management techniques to defuse any resident/patient/visitor/peer volatile situations.
Mar 26, 2020
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Sitka, AK, USA
SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more. Job Overview: The OB/Labor & Delivery Nurse performs a variety of nursing care procedures requiring professional knowledge and consideration of specific patient conditions and treatments, and ability to work independently in completing assignments. Guidelines include physician’s orders, standards of care, nursing policies and procedures manuals, hospital policies. Nursing duties include support to individuals of all ages and their families during their ante partum, post partum, laboring stages, new born baby care, and care of post-surgical C-section patients. Utilizing after hours call services, holidays and weekends. On Call responds to all emergencies including trauma and fetal distress C-sections includes total peri-operative nursing care. Able to react in a calm manner and make sound nursing judgments in an emergency environment. Clinical decisions are made initially independently during the scheduled shift; maintains complete accountability for all actions taken. Consults with the appropriate manager/supervisor in difficult situations requiring additional input. Accountable for proper delegation and supervision of CNA/Tech, LPN, Ward Clerk and/or PCE on unit during shift. Responsibilities: Promotes the SEARHC Seven Standards of Excellence; Implements a safe, therapeutic, and efficient care for patients with needs due to multisystem disease and/or complications of treatment with appropriate infection control measures; sets priorities for care of patients based on acuity and/or patients’ preference; anticipates potential problems; adapts to change on the area by setting priorities for emergencies, changes in patient status and unusual occurrences; initiates, manages, and documents the nursing procedures consistent with scientific principle and departmental policy; demonstrates knowledge of equipment use; accurately administers age-specific medications and therapeutics; carries out the medical and nursing care plan and coordinates patient care activities with physicians and other healthcare team members; initiates action to reduce, correct, or prevent immediate, ongoing, or potential risks to the patient; facilitates healing by providing nursing care that is individualized, goal oriented, based on scientific principles and the nursing process; seeks out resources when beyond the scope of skill, knowledge or experience; explains test, procedures, and disease process to patient/significant others; follows through on nursing care plans by teaching and demonstrating skills essential for understanding and coping with illness and promoting optimal health; communicates and interacts with patient/significant others in a positive and supportive way; provides counseling using emotional, intellectual and psychological supports and utilizes other healthcare professionals in dealing with psychosocial problems if needed; takes steps to decrease stress and/or increase effectiveness of coping mechanisms of patient/significant others; evaluates patient’s progress or lack of progress towards goals, directing new goal setting and implementing revised patient care plans as directed by reassessment; documents the patient’s response to care; closes out patient care plan by discharge or has in place an after care plan to meet the patient’s needs; Assures confidentiality of patient information. Plans, coordinates and completes patient care on C-section post-surgical and obstetrics unit. Closely monitors patients returning from surgery; provides total patient care from post-surgical recovery to discharge, including teaching and self-care demonstrations. Labor/Delivery, Postpartum and Neonatal Nursing. Provides focused 1:1 care during labor, including nursing/medical interventions, vaginal exams, comfort measures, pain relief and labor coaching. Monitors, interprets, and documents electronic fetal heart rate tracing using current NICHD terminology and performs scheduled NST’s. Cares for high-risk maternal or neonatal patients, stabilizes and prepares patients for transfer to a tertiary care facility. Offers breastfeeding support, teaching, and breastfeeding consults. Triages OB phone calls and unscheduled outpatients to ensure safe, timely provision of care. Assists MD with bedside procedures, pelvic exams and OB-related procedures. Performs well baby checks. Supervises and delegates to CNA and housekeeping staff. Seeks continuing education to maintain current standards in fetal heart monitoring. Complies with ACOG standards of care. Accomplishes nursing assessment through interviewing, observation and nursing process; obtains, interprets and applies age-related (pediatric, adult, and geriatric) patient information in terms of cognitive, physical, emotional and normal growth/development needs of the patient; completes thorough Nursing Admission Databases/initial patient assessment; documents assessment findings that are consistent with other providers and include review of body systems, laboratory results, diagnostic findings, chart reviews, and interdisciplinary input; identifies problems & nursing diagnosis by recognizing the impact of health problems on patients and families; distinguishes between normal and abnormal assessments in order to identify patient capabilities and limitations including psychosocial risks; utilizes resources to assess patients with conditions that are new, unfamiliar, or not commonly seen. Imparts educational knowledge to develop skills to enhance decision making and promote understanding by interacting with patients, family, staff, and community; engages in ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching in terms of patient understanding and behavioral outcomes; organizes and participates in patient care conferences as applicable; identifies staff, patient, and family needs and develops a plan for education and/or makes appropriate referrals; develops/implements educational programs and learning aides of the department (ie. Inservices, special projects, learning aides, patient care standards); documents education accurately and completely; provides discharge patient information; participate in in-services and educational programs in the department, hospital and/or community as assigned; ACLS trained within the first six months of employment and biannually thereafter; completes all mandatory training and competency checks; utilizes opportunities for incidental teaching with staff members. Communicates with staff, patients, significant others and other members of the healthcare team in a way that is supportive, constructive, and positive; gives feedback to other staff and healthcare team members in regard to behavior that does not support achievement; assists in the orientation of new staff, travelers, and students by sharing knowledge, experience and verbal encouragement; guides others in choosing nursing intervention, developing skills and applying knowledge; follows and directs others to follow corporate, hospital, and departmental policies, procedures and patient care standards; supports the area and overall Nursing services mission by assigning staff to productive tasks and floating to other units as needed; provides input regarding the need for change in policies, procedures, and patient care standards; able to perform as Contact RN leading assigned RNs, LPNs, and CNAs and accomplishes all assigned patient care and area support activities during the shift. Develops and contributes to a plan of nursing action based on existing and potential patient problems and obtainable patient responses which are mutually acceptable to the healthcare team; transcribes and notes physician orders accurately; utilizes past experience to provide a range of options for nursing care; initiates patient care plans using patient care standards; addresses identified nursing diagnosis and coordinates the plan with the healthcare team by using methods that include interventions, goals, and time frames; utilizes resources to formulate a written plan of care; documents reassessments which include laboratory results, diagnostic findings, interdisciplinary notes and documented patient observations; writes a PIER or SOAPE note in progress note; gives shift report according to area guidelines. Performs other duties as assigned. Will take call as assigned by immediate supervisor. Attends and participates in at least 50% of departmental staff meetings; applies information presented in staff meetings; participates in unit goal setting; complies with area and departmental scheduling guidelines; initiates discussion with nurse manager regarding area or department issues; completes annual competencies, evaluation material, maintains certifications and licensure; complies with dress code; refers un-resolved problems with patients/visitors/co-workers to Nurse Manager or Administrative Manager for resolution; addresses employee concerns consistent with Human Resources Policy Qualifications: Education/Experience Education required to obtain a valid, current, full and unrestricted RN license in the State of Alaska Commission Corp Officers meet billet description requirements for a 0 - 2 to 0 – 3 and can have a RN license to practice in any State One year clinical nurse experience is preferred Prior OB experience is preferred Certifications/License Valid, current, full and unrestricted RN license in the State of Alaska Must have BLS until get ACLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP on hire, if not on hire, must be obtained within 6 months of hire date Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Knowledge Knowledge of nursing care principles, practices, diagnosis, and processes (including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation) to provide professional nursing care to patients. Competency to recognize adverse signs and symptoms and to act promptly in emergency situations. Knowledge of pharmaceuticals, their desired effects, side effects, and complications in their use. Skills Skills to apply scientific principles in operating and monitoring of basic and specialized medical equipment (ex: defibrillator, gastric and thoracic suction, EKG machines, ect.). Proficient in nursing procedures and basic nursing care. Oral and written communication skills, can enter and retrieve patient data accurately, can verbally communicate findings with healthcare team. Abilities Ability to provide guidance, leadership, and work cooperatively with others by establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors, and other healthcare team members. Ability to implement appropriate nursing therapeutic interventions based on the knowledge of a wide variety of nursing diagnosis, medical and psychosocial disorders, the normal course of disease and anticipated complications.
Mar 26, 2020
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Sitka, AK, USA
SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more. Job Overview: The clinical nurse coordinates and performs a variety of nursing care procedures for patients of all ages, requiring professional knowledge and consideration of specific patient conditions and treatments; and the ability to work independently in completing assignments. Guidelines include provider’s orders; standards of care, nursing policies and procedures manuals, hospital policies, and nursing duties include support to individuals of all ages and their families. Clinical decisions are made independently during the scheduled shift; maintains complete accountability for all actions taken. Consults with the appropriate manager/supervisor and/or ancillary department in difficult situations requiring additional input or resources. Able to react in a calm manner and make sound nursing judgments in an emergent situation. Accountable for proper delegation and supervision of CNA/Tech. Responsibilities: Promotes the SEARHC Seven Standards of Excellence; implements safe, therapeutic and efficient care for patients with needs due to multisystem disease and/or complications of treatment using appropriate infection control measures; sets priorities for care of patients based on acuity and/or patients’ preference; anticipates potential problems; adapts to change in the area by setting priorities for emergencies; changes in patient status and unusual occurrences; initiates, manages and documents the nursing procedures consistent with scientific principle and departmental policy; demonstrates knowledge of equipment use; accurately administers age-specific medications and therapeutics; carries out the medical and nursing care plan and coordinates patient care activities with physicians and other healthcare team members; initiates action to reduce, correct or prevent immediate, ongoing or potential risks to the patient; facilitates healing by providing nursing care that is individualized, goal oriented, based on scientific principles and the nursing process; seeks out resources when beyond the scope of skill, knowledge or experience, explains tests, procedures and disease process to patient/significant others; follows through on nursing care plans by teaching and demonstrating skills essential for understanding and coping with illness and promoting optimal health; communicates and interacts with patient/significant others in a positive and supportive way; provides counseling using emotional, intellectual and psychological supports and utilizes other healthcare professionals in dealing with psychosocial problems if needed; takes steps to decrease stress and/or increase effectiveness of coping mechanisms of patient/significant others; evaluates patient’s progress or lack of progress towards goals, directing new goal setting and implementing revised patient care plans as directed by reassessment; documents the patient’s response to care; closes out patient care plan by discharge (with instructions) or has in place an after care plan to meet the patient’s needs. Assures confidentiality of patient information. Accomplishes nursing assessment through interviewing, observation and nursing process; obtains, interprets and applies age-related (pediatric, adult and geriatric) patient information terms of cognitive, physical, emotional and normal growth/development needs of the patient; completes thorough Nursing Admission Databases/initial patient assessment; documents assessment findings that are consistent with other providers and include review of body systems, laboratory results, diagnostic findings, chart reviews and inter disciplinary input; identifies problems and nursing diagnosis by recognizing the impact of health problems on patients and families; distinguishes between normal and abnormal assessments in order to identify patient capabilities and limitations including psychosocial risks, utilizes resources to assess patients with conditions that are new, unfamiliar or not commonly seen. Shall perform duties as assigned and insure quality patient care despite the situation encountered, be it routine or emergent. Develops and contributes to a plan of nursing action based on existing and potential patient problems and obtainable patient responses which are mutually acceptable to the healthcare team; transcribes and notes physician orders accurately, utilizes past experience to provide a range of options for nursing care; initiates patient care plans using patient care standards; addresses identified nursing diagnosis and coordinates the plan with the healthcare team by using methods that include interventions, goals and time frames; utilizes resources to formulate a written plan of care; documents reassessments which include laboratory results, diagnostic findings, interdisciplinary notes and documented patient observations; gives shift report according to guidelines. Other duties as assigned. Imparts educational knowledge to develop skills to enhance decision making and promote understanding by interacting with patients, family, staff and community; engages in ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching in terms of patient understanding and behavioral outcomes; organizes and participates in patient care conferences as applicable; identifies staff, patient and family needs and develops a plan for education and/or makes appropriate referrals; develops/implements educational programs and learning aids in the department (i.e. in-services, special projects, learning aides, patient care standards); documents education accurately and completely; provides discharge patient information; participate in in-services and educational programs in the department, hospital and/or community as assigned; ACLS, PALS, TNCC/ATCN, and NRP certified (depending on specialty area) within the first 6 months of employment and bi-annually thereafter; completes all mandatory training and competency checks; utilizes opportunities for incidental teaching with staff members. Communicates with staff, patients, significant others and other members of the healthcare team in a way that is supportive, constructive and positive; gives feedback to other staff and healthcare team members in regard to behavior that does not support achievement; assists in the orientation of new staff, travelers and students by sharing knowledge, experience and verbal encouragement; guides others in choosing nursing intervention, developing skills and applying knowledge; follows and directs others to follow corporate, hospital and departmental policies, procedures and patient care standards; supports the area and overall Nursing services mission by assigning staff to productive tasks and floating to other units as needed; provides input regarding the need for change in policies, procedures and patient care standards able to perform as Contact RN leading assigned RNs and CNAs and accomplishes all assigned patient care and area support activities during the shift. Attends and participates in at least 50% of departmental staff meetings; applies information presented in staff meetings; participates in unit goal setting; complies with area and departmental scheduling guidelines; initiates discussion with nurse manager regarding area or department issues; completes annual competencies, evaluation material, maintains certification sand licensure; complies with dress code; refers un-resolved problems with patients/visitors/co-workers to Nurse Manager or Administrative Manger for resolution, addresses employee concerns consistent with Human Resources policy. Qualifications: Education/Experience Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing (Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Associates degree in Nursing or Diploma in Nursing) Commission Corp Officers meet billet description requirements for a 0 – 2 to 0 – 3 One-year clinical nurse experience preferred Prior experience in the area of specialty is preferred License/Certification A valid, current, full and unrestricted RN license. Must have a current Healthcare Provider BLS certification. ACLS, PALS, TNCC/ATCN, NIHS and NPR must be obtained within 6 months of hire date depending on specialty area; bi-annually thereafter. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of nursing care principles, practices, diagnosis and processes (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) including specialty areas when appropriate, to provide professional nursing care to patients. Competency to recognize emergently ill patients and adverse signs and symptoms and to act promptly in emergency situations. Knowledge of general pharmaceuticals, their desired effects, side effects and complications in their use. For specialty nursing units, knowledge should include the medication used in to area. Skills to apply scientific principles in operating and monitoring of basic medical equipment (ex: defibrillator, monitors, beds/lifts, etc.), Specialty area equipment might also include chest tube set up, immobilization, EKG machines, ventilators, etc. Specialty areas will require proficiency in assisting with emergency procedures (i.e. intubations, arterial line set up, arterial blood gas puncture, thoracentesis, lavage, etc.). Oral and written communication skills, can enter and retrieve patient data accurately, can verbally communicate findings with healthcare team. Ability to provide guidance, leadership and work cooperatively with others by establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors and other healthcare team members. Ability to implement appropriate nursing therapeutic interventions based on the knowledge of a wide variety of nursing diagnosis, evidenced based practice, medical and psychosocial disorders, the normal courses of disease and anticipated complications. Ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms, which are not always apparent and to intervene promptly in emergency situations including the implementation of life saving procedures.
Mar 26, 2020
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Sitka, AK, USA
SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more. Job Overview: The clinical nurse coordinates and performs a variety of nursing care procedures for patients of all ages, requiring professional knowledge and consideration of specific patient conditions and treatments; and the ability to work independently in completing assignments. Guidelines include provider’s orders; standards of care, nursing policies and procedures manuals, hospital policies, and nursing duties include support to individuals of all ages and their families. Clinical decisions are made independently during the scheduled shift; maintains complete accountability for all actions taken. Consults with the appropriate manager/supervisor and/or ancillary department in difficult situations requiring additional input or resources. Able to react in a calm manner and make sound nursing judgments in an emergent situation. Accountable for proper delegation and supervision of CNA/Tech. Responsibilities: Promotes the SEARHC Seven Standards of Excellence; implements safe, therapeutic and efficient care for patients with needs due to multisystem disease and/or complications of treatment using appropriate infection control measures; sets priorities for care of patients based on acuity and/or patients’ preference; anticipates potential problems; adapts to change in the area by setting priorities for emergencies; changes in patient status and unusual occurrences; initiates, manages and documents the nursing procedures consistent with scientific principle and departmental policy; demonstrates knowledge of equipment use; accurately administers age-specific medications and therapeutics; carries out the medical and nursing care plan and coordinates patient care activities with physicians and other healthcare team members; initiates action to reduce, correct or prevent immediate, ongoing or potential risks to the patient; facilitates healing by providing nursing care that is individualized, goal oriented, based on scientific principles and the nursing process; seeks out resources when beyond the scope of skill, knowledge or experience, explains tests, procedures and disease process to patient/significant others; follows through on nursing care plans by teaching and demonstrating skills essential for understanding and coping with illness and promoting optimal health; communicates and interacts with patient/significant others in a positive and supportive way; provides counseling using emotional, intellectual and psychological supports and utilizes other healthcare professionals in dealing with psychosocial problems if needed; takes steps to decrease stress and/or increase effectiveness of coping mechanisms of patient/significant others; evaluates patient’s progress or lack of progress towards goals, directing new goal setting and implementing revised patient care plans as directed by reassessment; documents the patient’s response to care; closes out patient care plan by discharge (with instructions) or has in place an after care plan to meet the patient’s needs. Assures confidentiality of patient information. Accomplishes nursing assessment through interviewing, observation and nursing process; obtains, interprets and applies age-related (pediatric, adult and geriatric) patient information terms of cognitive, physical, emotional and normal growth/development needs of the patient; completes thorough Nursing Admission Databases/initial patient assessment; documents assessment findings that are consistent with other providers and include review of body systems, laboratory results, diagnostic findings, chart reviews and inter disciplinary input; identifies problems and nursing diagnosis by recognizing the impact of health problems on patients and families; distinguishes between normal and abnormal assessments in order to identify patient capabilities and limitations including psychosocial risks, utilizes resources to assess patients with conditions that are new, unfamiliar or not commonly seen. Shall perform duties as assigned and insure quality patient care despite the situation encountered, be it routine or emergent. Develops and contributes to a plan of nursing action based on existing and potential patient problems and obtainable patient responses which are mutually acceptable to the healthcare team; transcribes and notes physician orders accurately, utilizes past experience to provide a range of options for nursing care; initiates patient care plans using patient care standards; addresses identified nursing diagnosis and coordinates the plan with the healthcare team by using methods that include interventions, goals and time frames; utilizes resources to formulate a written plan of care; documents reassessments which include laboratory results, diagnostic findings, interdisciplinary notes and documented patient observations; gives shift report according to guidelines. Other duties as assigned. Imparts educational knowledge to develop skills to enhance decision making and promote understanding by interacting with patients, family, staff and community; engages in ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching in terms of patient understanding and behavioral outcomes; organizes and participates in patient care conferences as applicable; identifies staff, patient and family needs and develops a plan for education and/or makes appropriate referrals; develops/implements educational programs and learning aids in the department (i.e. in-services, special projects, learning aides, patient care standards); documents education accurately and completely; provides discharge patient information; participate in in-services and educational programs in the department, hospital and/or community as assigned; ACLS, PALS, TNCC/ATCN, and NRP certified (depending on specialty area) within the first 6 months of employment and bi-annually thereafter; completes all mandatory training and competency checks; utilizes opportunities for incidental teaching with staff members. Communicates with staff, patients, significant others and other members of the healthcare team in a way that is supportive, constructive and positive; gives feedback to other staff and healthcare team members in regard to behavior that does not support achievement; assists in the orientation of new staff, travelers and students by sharing knowledge, experience and verbal encouragement; guides others in choosing nursing intervention, developing skills and applying knowledge; follows and directs others to follow corporate, hospital and departmental policies, procedures and patient care standards; supports the area and overall Nursing services mission by assigning staff to productive tasks and floating to other units as needed; provides input regarding the need for change in policies, procedures and patient care standards able to perform as Contact RN leading assigned RNs and CNAs and accomplishes all assigned patient care and area support activities during the shift. Attends and participates in at least 50% of departmental staff meetings; applies information presented in staff meetings; participates in unit goal setting; complies with area and departmental scheduling guidelines; initiates discussion with nurse manager regarding area or department issues; completes annual competencies, evaluation material, maintains certification sand licensure; complies with dress code; refers un-resolved problems with patients/visitors/co-workers to Nurse Manager or Administrative Manger for resolution, addresses employee concerns consistent with Human Resources policy. Qualifications: Education/Experience Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing (Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Associates degree in Nursing or Diploma in Nursing) Commission Corp Officers meet billet description requirements for a 0 – 2 to 0 – 3 One-year clinical nurse experience preferred Prior experience in the area of specialty is preferred License/Certification A valid, current, full and unrestricted RN license. Must have a current Healthcare Provider BLS certification. ACLS, PALS, TNCC/ATCN, NIHS and NPR must be obtained within 6 months of hire date depending on specialty area; bi-annually thereafter. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of nursing care principles, practices, diagnosis and processes (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) including specialty areas when appropriate, to provide professional nursing care to patients. Competency to recognize emergently ill patients and adverse signs and symptoms and to act promptly in emergency situations. Knowledge of general pharmaceuticals, their desired effects, side effects and complications in their use. For specialty nursing units, knowledge should include the medication used in to area. Skills to apply scientific principles in operating and monitoring of basic medical equipment (ex: defibrillator, monitors, beds/lifts, etc.), Specialty area equipment might also include chest tube set up, immobilization, EKG machines, ventilators, etc. Specialty areas will require proficiency in assisting with emergency procedures (i.e. intubations, arterial line set up, arterial blood gas puncture, thoracentesis, lavage, etc.). Oral and written communication skills, can enter and retrieve patient data accurately, can verbally communicate findings with healthcare team. Ability to provide guidance, leadership and work cooperatively with others by establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors and other healthcare team members. Ability to implement appropriate nursing therapeutic interventions based on the knowledge of a wide variety of nursing diagnosis, evidenced based practice, medical and psychosocial disorders, the normal courses of disease and anticipated complications. Ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms, which are not always apparent and to intervene promptly in emergency situations including the implementation of life saving procedures.
Mar 26, 2020
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Sitka, AK, USA
SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more. Job Overview: Coordinates a variety of nursing care procedures for patients of all ages which requires professional knowledge and consideration of specific patient conditions and treatment. Participates in patient and family teaching and provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary nursing and other members of the healthcare team to maintain standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting. Guidelines include physician’s orders, standards of care, nursing policies and procedures, manuals, and hospital policies. Clinical decisions are made initially independently during the scheduled shift; maintains complete accountability for all actions taken. Consults with the appropriate manager/supervisor in difficult situations requiring additional input. Able to react in a calm manner and make sound nursing judgments in an emergency environment. Accountable for proper delegation and supervision of CNA/Tech, LPN, Ward Clerk and/or PCE on unit during shift. Responsibilities: Promotes the SEARHC Seven Standards of Excellence; Implements safe, therapeutic, and efficient care for patients with needs due to multisystem disease and/or complications of treatment using appropriate infection control measures; sets priorities for care of patients based on acuity and/or patients’ preference; anticipates potential problems; adapts to change on the area by setting priorities for emergencies, changes in patient status and unusual occurrences; initiates, manages, and documents the nursing procedures consistent with scientific principle and departmental policy; demonstrates knowledge of equipment use; accurately administers age-specific medications and therapeutics; carries out the medical and nursing care plan and coordinates patient care activities with physicians and other healthcare team members; initiates action to reduce, correct, or prevent immediate, ongoing, or potential risks to the patient; facilitates healing by providing nursing care that is individualized, goal oriented, based on scientific principles and the nursing process; seeks out resources when beyond the scope of skill, knowledge or experience; explains test, procedures, and disease process to patient/significant others; follows through on nursing care plans by teaching and demonstrating skills essential for understanding and coping with illness and promoting optimal health; communicates and interacts with patient/significant others in a positive and supportive way; provides counseling using emotional, intellectual and psychological supports and utilizes other healthcare professionals in dealing with psychosocial problems if needed; takes steps to decrease stress and/or increase effectiveness of coping mechanisms of patient/significant others; evaluates patient’s progress or lack of progress towards goals, directing new goal setting and implementing revised patient care plans as directed by reassessment; documents the patient’s response to care; closes out patient care plan by discharge or has in place an after care plan to meet the patient’s needs; Assures confidentiality of patient information. Accomplishes nursing assessment through interviewing, observation and nursing process; obtains, interprets and applies age-related (pediatric, adult, and geriatric) patient information in terms of cognitive, physical, emotional and normal growth/development needs of the patient; completes thorough Nursing Admission Databases/initial patient assessment; documents assessment findings that are consistent with other providers and include review of body systems, laboratory results, diagnostic findings, chart reviews, and interdisciplinary input; identifies problems & nursing diagnosis by recognizing the impact of health problems on patients and families; distinguishes between normal and abnormal assessments in order to identify patient capabilities and limitations including psychosocial risks; utilizes resources to assess patients with conditions that are new, unfamiliar, or not commonly seen. Shall perform duties as assigned and insure quality patient care despite the situation encountered, be it routine or emergent. Imparts educational knowledge to develop skills to enhance decision making and promote understanding by interacting with patients, family, staff, and community; engages in ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching in terms of patient understanding and behavioral outcomes; organizes and participates in patient care conferences as applicable; identifies staff, patient, and family needs and develops a plan for education and/or makes appropriate referrals; develops/implements educational programs and learning aides in the department (ie. Inservices, special projects, learning aides, patient care standards); documents education accurately and completely; provides discharge patient information; participate in in-services and educational programs in the department, hospital and/or community as assigned; ACLS trained within the first year of employment and biannually thereafter; completes all mandatory training and competency checks; utilizes opportunities for incidental teaching with staff members. Communicates with staff, patients, significant others and other members of the healthcare team in a way that is supportive, constructive, and positive; gives feedback to other staff and healthcare team members in regard to behavior that does not support achievement; assists in the orientation of new staff, travelers, and students by sharing knowledge, experience and verbal encouragement; guides others in choosing nursing intervention, developing skills and applying knowledge; follows and directs others to follow corporate, hospital, and departmental policies, procedures and patient care standards; supports the area and overall Nursing services mission by assigning staff to productive tasks and floating to other units as needed; provides input regarding the need for change in policies, procedures, and patient care standards; able to perform as Contact RN leading assigned RNs, LPNs, and CNAs and accomplishes all assigned patient care and area support activities during the shift. Develops and contributes to a plan of nursing action based on existing and potential patient problems and obtainable patient responses which are mutually acceptable to the healthcare team; transcribes and notes physician orders accurately; utilizes past experience to provide a range of options for nursing care; initiates patient care plans using patient care standards; addresses identified nursing diagnosis and coordinates the plan with the healthcare team by using methods that include interventions, goals, and timeframes; utilizes resources to formulate a written plan of care; documents reassessments which include laboratory results, diagnostic findings, interdisciplinary notes and documented patient observations; writes a PIER or SOAPE note in progress note; gives shift report according to area guidelines. Other duties as assigned. Attends and participates in at least 50% of departmental staff meetings; applies information presented in staff meetings; participates in unit goal setting; complies with area and departmental scheduling guidelines; initiates discussion with nurse manager regarding area or department issues; completes annual competencies, evaluation material, maintains certifications and licensure; complies with dress code; refers unresolved problems with patients/visitors/co-workers to Nurse Manager or Administrative Manager for resolution; addresses employee concerns consistent with Human Resources Policy Qualifications: Education/Experience Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing (Bachelor’s degree in nursing, Associate degree in nursing or Diploma in nursing). Commission Corp Officers meet billet description requirements for a 0 - 2 to 0 - 3. Prior experience is preferred License/Certificaiton A valid, current, full and unrestricted RN license in the State of Alaska. Must have BLS until get ACLS. ACLS & PALS must be obtained within one year of hire and biannually thereafter NRP Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of nursing care principles, practices, diagnosis, and processes (including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation) to provide professional nursing care to patients. Competency to recognize adverse signs and symptoms and to act promptly in emergency situations. Knowledge of pharmaceuticals, their desired effects, side effects, and complications in their use. Skills to apply scientific principles in operating and monitoring of basic and specialized medical equipment (ex: defibrillator, gastric and thoracic suction, EKG machines, ect.). Proficient in nursing procedures and basic nursing care. Oral and written communication skills, can enter and retrieve patient data accurately, can verbally communicate findings with healthcare team. Ability to provide guidance, leadership, and work cooperatively with others by establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors, and other healthcare team members. Ability to implement appropriate nursing therapeutic interventions based on the knowledge of a wide variety of nursing diagnosis, medical and psychosocial disorders, the normal course of disease and anticipated complications. Uses aggressive patient management techniques to defuse any patient/visitor/peer volatile situations.
Mar 26, 2020
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Sitka, AK, USA
SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more. Job Overview: The clinical nurse coordinates and performs a variety of nursing care procedures for patients of all ages, requiring professional knowledge and consideration of specific patient conditions and treatments and the ability to work independently in completing assignments. Guidelines include physician’s orders; standards of care, nursing policies and procedures manuals, hospital policies, nursing duties include support to individuals of all ages and their families. Clinical decisions are made independently during the scheduled shift; maintains complete accountability for all actions taken. Consults with the appropriate manager/supervisor in difficult situations requiring additional input. Able to react in a calm manner and make sound nursing judgments in an emergency environment. Accountable for proper delegation and supervision of CNA/Tech. Responsibilities: Promotes the SEARHC Seven Standards of Excellence; implements safe, therapeutic and efficient care for patients with needs due to multisystem disease and/or complications of treatment using appropriate infection control measures; sets priorities for care of patients based on acuity and/or patients’ preference; anticipates potential problems; adapts to change in the area by setting priorities for emergencies; changes in patient status and unusual occurrences; initiates, manages and documents the nursing procedures consistent with scientific principle and departmental policy; demonstrates knowledge of equipment use; accurately administers age-specific medications and therapeutics; carries out the medical and nursing care plan and coordinates patient care activities with physicians and other healthcare team members; initiates action to reduce, correct or prevent immediate, ongoing or potential risks to the patient; facilitates healing by providing nursing care that is individualized, goal oriented, based on scientific principles and the nursing process; seeks out resources when beyond the scope of skill, knowledge or experience, explains tests, procedures and disease process to patient/significant others; follows through on nursing care plans by teaching and demonstrating skills essential for understanding and coping with illness and promoting optimal health; communicates and interacts with patient/significant others in a positive and supportive way; provides counseling using emotional, intellectual and psychological supports and utilizes other healthcare professionals in dealing with psychosocial problems if needed; takes steps to decrease stress and/or increase effectiveness of coping mechanisms of patient/significant others; evaluates patient’s progress or lack of progress towards goals, directing new goal setting and implementing revised patient care plans as directed by reassessment; documents the patient’s response to care; closes out patient care plan by discharge (with instructions) or has in place an after care plan to meet the patient’s needs. Assures confidentiality of patient information. Accomplishes nursing assessment through interviewing, observation and nursing process; obtains, interprets and applies age-related (pediatric, adult and geriatric) patient information terms of cognitive, physical, emotional and normal growth/development needs of the patient; completes thorough Nursing Admission Databases/initial patient assessment; documents assessment findings that are consistent with other providers and include review of body systems, laboratory results, diagnostic findings, chart reviews and inter disciplinary input; identifies problems and nursing diagnosis by recognizing the impact of health problems on patients and families; distinguishes between normal and abnormal assessments in order to identify patient capabilities and limitations including psychosocial risks, utilizes resources to assess patients with conditions that are new, unfamiliar or not commonly seen. Shall perform duties as assigned and insure quality patient care despite the situation encountered, be it routine or emergent. Develops and contributes to a plan of nursing action based on existing and potential patient problems and obtainable patient responses which are mutually acceptable to the healthcare team; transcribes and notes physician orders accurately, utilizes past experience to provide a range of options for nursing care; initiates patient care plans using patient care standards; addresses identified nursing diagnosis and coordinates the plan with the healthcare team by using methods that include interventions, goals and time frames; utilizes resources to formulate a written plan of care; documents reassessments which include laboratory results, diagnostic findings, interdisciplinary notes and documented patient observations; gives shift report according to guidelines. Other duties as assigned. Imparts educational knowledge to develop skills to enhance decision making and promote understanding by interacting with patients, family, staff and community; engages in ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching in terms of patient understanding and behavioral outcomes; organizes and participates in patient care conferences as applicable; identifies staff, patient and family needs and develops a plan for education and/or makes appropriate referrals; develops/implements educational programs and learning aids in the department (i.e. in-services, special projects, learning aides, patient care standards); documents education accurately and completely; provides discharge patient information; participate in in-services and educational programs in the department, hospital and/or community as assigned; ACLS and PALS trained within the first 6 months of employment and bi-annually thereafter; completes all mandatory training and competency checks; utilizes opportunities for incidental teaching with staff members. Communicates with staff, patients, significant others and other members of the healthcare team in a way that is supportive, constructive and positive; gives feedback to other staff and healthcare team members in regard to behavior that does not support achievement; assists in the orientation of new staff, travelers and students by sharing knowledge, experience and verbal encouragement; guides others in choosing nursing intervention, developing skills and applying knowledge; follows and directs others to follow corporate, hospital and departmental policies, procedures and patient care standards; supports the area and overall Nursing services mission by assigning staff to productive tasks and floating to other units as needed; provides input regarding the need for change in policies, procedures and patient care standards able to perform as Contact RN leading assigned RNs and CNAs and accomplishes all assigned patient care and area support activities during the shift. Attends and participates in at least 50% of departmental staff meetings; applies information presented in staff meetings; participates in unit goal setting; complies with area and departmental scheduling guidelines; initiates discussion with nurse manager regarding area or department issues; completes annual competencies, evaluation material, maintains certification sand licensure; complies with dress code; refers un-resolved problems with patients/visitors/co-workers to Nurse Manager or Administrative Manger for resolution, addresses employee concerns consistent with Human Resources policy. Qualifications: Education/ Experience Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing (Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Associate’s degree in Nursing or Diploma in Nursing) Commission Corp Officers meet billet description requirements for a 0 – 2 to 0 – 3 One year clinical nurse experience preferred Prior ER experience is preferred License/Certification A valid, current, full and unrestricted RN license in the state of Alaska Must have BLS until get ACLS. ACLS and PALS must be obtained within 6 months of hire date and prior to completion of clinical orientation; bi-annually thereafter. NRP Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of Emergency Room nursing care principles, practices, diagnosis and processes (including assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) to provide professional nursing care to patients. Competency to recognize emergently ill patients and adverse signs and symptoms and to act promptly in emergency situations. Knowledge of Emergency Room and general pharmaceuticals, their desired effects, side effects and complications in their use. Skills to apply scientific principles in operating and monitoring of basic and specialized emergency room medical equipment (ex: defi8brillator, chest tube insertion and set up, gastric and thoracic suction, EKG machines, etc). Proficient in the use of emergency room procedures (i.e. intubations, arterial line set up, arterial blood gas puncture, thoracentesis, lavage, etc.). Oral and written communication skills, can enter and retrieve patient data accurately, can verbally communicate findings with healthcare team. Ability to provide guidance, leadership and work cooperatively with others by establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors and other healthcare team members. Ability to implement appropriate nursing therapeutic interventions based on the knowledge of a wide variety of nursing diagnosis, evidenced based practice, medical and psychosocial disorders, the normal courses of disease and anticipated complications. Ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms, which are not always apparent and to react promptly in emergency situations including the implementation of life saving procedures
Mar 26, 2020
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Sitka, AK, USA
SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more. Job Overview: The clinical nurse coordinates and performs a variety of nursing care procedures for patients of all ages, requiring professional knowledge and consideration of specific patient conditions and treatments and the ability to work independently in completing assignments. Guidelines include physician’s orders; standards of care, nursing policies and procedures manuals, hospital policies, nursing duties include support to individuals of all ages and their families. Clinical decisions are made independently during the scheduled shift; maintains complete accountability for all actions taken. Consults with the appropriate manager/supervisor in difficult situations requiring additional input. Able to react in a calm manner and make sound nursing judgments in an emergency environment. Accountable for proper delegation and supervision of CNA/Tech. Responsibilities: Promotes the SEARHC Seven Standards of Excellence; implements safe, therapeutic and efficient care for patients with needs due to multisystem disease and/or complications of treatment using appropriate infection control measures; sets priorities for care of patients based on acuity and/or patients’ preference; anticipates potential problems; adapts to change in the area by setting priorities for emergencies; changes in patient status and unusual occurrences; initiates, manages and documents the nursing procedures consistent with scientific principle and departmental policy; demonstrates knowledge of equipment use; accurately administers age-specific medications and therapeutics; carries out the medical and nursing care plan and coordinates patient care activities with physicians and other healthcare team members; initiates action to reduce, correct or prevent immediate, ongoing or potential risks to the patient; facilitates healing by providing nursing care that is individualized, goal oriented, based on scientific principles and the nursing process; seeks out resources when beyond the scope of skill, knowledge or experience, explains tests, procedures and disease process to patient/significant others; follows through on nursing care plans by teaching and demonstrating skills essential for understanding and coping with illness and promoting optimal health; communicates and interacts with patient/significant others in a positive and supportive way; provides counseling using emotional, intellectual and psychological supports and utilizes other healthcare professionals in dealing with psychosocial problems if needed; takes steps to decrease stress and/or increase effectiveness of coping mechanisms of patient/significant others; evaluates patient’s progress or lack of progress towards goals, directing new goal setting and implementing revised patient care plans as directed by reassessment; documents the patient’s response to care; closes out patient care plan by discharge (with instructions) or has in place an after care plan to meet the patient’s needs. Assures confidentiality of patient information. Accomplishes nursing assessment through interviewing, observation and nursing process; obtains, interprets and applies age-related (pediatric, adult and geriatric) patient information terms of cognitive, physical, emotional and normal growth/development needs of the patient; completes thorough Nursing Admission Databases/initial patient assessment; documents assessment findings that are consistent with other providers and include review of body systems, laboratory results, diagnostic findings, chart reviews and inter disciplinary input; identifies problems and nursing diagnosis by recognizing the impact of health problems on patients and families; distinguishes between normal and abnormal assessments in order to identify patient capabilities and limitations including psychosocial risks, utilizes resources to assess patients with conditions that are new, unfamiliar or not commonly seen. Shall perform duties as assigned and insure quality patient care despite the situation encountered, be it routine or emergent. Develops and contributes to a plan of nursing action based on existing and potential patient problems and obtainable patient responses which are mutually acceptable to the healthcare team; transcribes and notes physician orders accurately, utilizes past experience to provide a range of options for nursing care; initiates patient care plans using patient care standards; addresses identified nursing diagnosis and coordinates the plan with the healthcare team by using methods that include interventions, goals and time frames; utilizes resources to formulate a written plan of care; documents reassessments which include laboratory results, diagnostic findings, interdisciplinary notes and documented patient observations; gives shift report according to guidelines. Other duties as assigned. Imparts educational knowledge to develop skills to enhance decision making and promote understanding by interacting with patients, family, staff and community; engages in ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching in terms of patient understanding and behavioral outcomes; organizes and participates in patient care conferences as applicable; identifies staff, patient and family needs and develops a plan for education and/or makes appropriate referrals; develops/implements educational programs and learning aids in the department (i.e. in-services, special projects, learning aides, patient care standards); documents education accurately and completely; provides discharge patient information; participate in in-services and educational programs in the department, hospital and/or community as assigned; ACLS and PALS trained within the first 6 months of employment and bi-annually thereafter; completes all mandatory training and competency checks; utilizes opportunities for incidental teaching with staff members. Communicates with staff, patients, significant others and other members of the healthcare team in a way that is supportive, constructive and positive; gives feedback to other staff and healthcare team members in regard to behavior that does not support achievement; assists in the orientation of new staff, travelers and students by sharing knowledge, experience and verbal encouragement; guides others in choosing nursing intervention, developing skills and applying knowledge; follows and directs others to follow corporate, hospital and departmental policies, procedures and patient care standards; supports the area and overall Nursing services mission by assigning staff to productive tasks and floating to other units as needed; provides input regarding the need for change in policies, procedures and patient care standards able to perform as Contact RN leading assigned RNs and CNAs and accomplishes all assigned patient care and area support activities during the shift. Attends and participates in at least 50% of departmental staff meetings; applies information presented in staff meetings; participates in unit goal setting; complies with area and departmental scheduling guidelines; initiates discussion with nurse manager regarding area or department issues; completes annual competencies, evaluation material, maintains certification sand licensure; complies with dress code; refers un-resolved problems with patients/visitors/co-workers to Nurse Manager or Administrative Manger for resolution, addresses employee concerns consistent with Human Resources policy. Qualifications: Education/ Experience Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing (Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Associate’s degree in Nursing or Diploma in Nursing) Commission Corp Officers meet billet description requirements for a 0 – 2 to 0 – 3 One year clinical nurse experience preferred Prior ER experience is preferred License/Certification A valid, current, full and unrestricted RN license in the state of Alaska Must have BLS until get ACLS. ACLS and PALS must be obtained within 6 months of hire date and prior to completion of clinical orientation; bi-annually thereafter. NRP Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of Emergency Room nursing care principles, practices, diagnosis and processes (including assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) to provide professional nursing care to patients. Competency to recognize emergently ill patients and adverse signs and symptoms and to act promptly in emergency situations. Knowledge of Emergency Room and general pharmaceuticals, their desired effects, side effects and complications in their use. Skills to apply scientific principles in operating and monitoring of basic and specialized emergency room medical equipment (ex: defi8brillator, chest tube insertion and set up, gastric and thoracic suction, EKG machines, etc). Proficient in the use of emergency room procedures (i.e. intubations, arterial line set up, arterial blood gas puncture, thoracentesis, lavage, etc.). Oral and written communication skills, can enter and retrieve patient data accurately, can verbally communicate findings with healthcare team. Ability to provide guidance, leadership and work cooperatively with others by establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors and other healthcare team members. Ability to implement appropriate nursing therapeutic interventions based on the knowledge of a wide variety of nursing diagnosis, evidenced based practice, medical and psychosocial disorders, the normal courses of disease and anticipated complications. Ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms, which are not always apparent and to react promptly in emergency situations including the implementation of life saving procedures
Mar 26, 2020
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Sitka, AK, USA
SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more. Job Overview: Responsible to manage the patients’ progression of care, promote evidenced based protocols, assure the appropriateness of interventions and expedite care delivery for patients’ admitted to Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital. Directs patient care services to assure a timely and appropriate patients discharge. Performs utilization review and inpatient case management at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in accordance with all state and federally mandated regulations. Under general supervision, provides professional assessment, planning, coordination, and implementation, of the functions for Coordination of Care (CC) and Utilization and Management (UM). Oversees collection and reporting of data to support the CC and UM programs and the operations of Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital. This position maintains compliance with regulations affecting utilization management and continuum of care. The job functions directly impact the revenue cycle. The position will work collaboratively with the nursing leadership team, the patients care team, and physicians to develop, implement and evaluate individualized patient treatment plans and ensure that patients receive medically appropriate services. Responsible for promoting quality care that encourages appropriate use of available resource during all phases and location of care. Responsibilities: Reviews patients’ records and evaluates patient progress. Performs continuing review of the patient hospitalization to specifically monitor the necessity for and appropriateness of the hospitalization, the length of stay, and quality of care. Also provides these UM and review functions to the Purchased/Referred Care Services program for SEARHC beneficiary patients admitted to other facilities. Obtains and reviews necessary medical reports and treatment plans as requested by requested by regulatory agencies or payers. Reviews and validates physician orders, reports progress and unusual occurrences on patients. Works with the MEH leadership, clinical care team and physicians to ensure healthcare services are appropriate and cost-effective. Collaborates with physicians, MEH leadership, and the clinical care team to ensure adherence to the UM/CM/DCP plan. Review new hospital admission to assess patient condition(s) and needs in order to develop personalized treatment plans. Provides appropriate or required information to patients and/or their families regarding their healthcare benefits. Review patient records and participate in interdisciplinary collaboration with professional staff. Assures maintenance of the Utilization Review Plan collaboration with the Utilization review staff Medical Director (or designated provider). Facilitates educational programs and advises physicians and other departments of regulations affecting UM/CM/DCP. Directs the coordination of patient care departments assuring that treatment plans, including the level of care and the length of stay, is based on the need of the patient and meet criteria approved by the hospital and any regulatory or payer requirements. Ensures documentation supports the UM functions and communicates with payers within required timeframes. Reviews information, communicated results to claims adjusters, and enters billing information appropriate. Prepares information for notification letters providers, staff, and patients, as necessary or required. Received and processes request for appeal of denials. Responds to complaints per UM review guidelines. Maintains utilization review and appeal logs. Supports clinical improvements activates of SEARHC by providing quality review. Records and reports all information within scope of authority. Performs tumor registry functions for SEARHC. Performs administrative duties; receives, logs in and files a variety of reports, client charts, client’s interaction and other documents. Performs other duties as assigned or required. Qualifications: Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and eight (8) years clinical care or nursing experience, 3 of which would be in chart review, risk management or related quality service. Certification: Case Management certification by recognized certifying organization (i.e., NCQA, CCMC) preferred can obtain within 24 months of hire Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge Advanced knowledge in conducting and reviewing medical record for medical necessity, level of care, and public and private insurance reimbursement. Working knowledge of basic ICD-9 and CPT coding. Working knowledge of regulations as set forth by The Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services. Proficient in medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and concepts of disease. Skills Skill in providing effective nursing care, assessing patient situations and taking effective courses of action. Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications. Strong written and oral communication skills. Strong organizational skills. Abilities Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with providers, staff, and patients.
Mar 26, 2020
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Sitka, AK, USA
SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more. Job Overview: To provide basic nursing care in Nursing Department to non-acute and acutely ill patients while maintaining a safe and clean environment. Must have the ability to react in a calm functional manner and make sound judgments within scope of duties when taking care of critically ill patients and in the event of emergencies. Job requires lifting of patients who are non-ambulatory on a regular interval. Mentally requires a caring attitude in dealing with both acute and non-acute patients and families on a steady basis. Job pace is rapid and there is constant pressure on the job to complete nursing assignments and answer patient call lights. Maintain accountability for all actions taken. Accept delegation from supervising RN. This position is covered under the Indian Child Protection Act. Responsibilities: Promotes the SEARHC Seven Standards of Excellence. Obtains nursing data through interviewing and observing patients under a RN’s direction and review; documents observation findings under a RN’s supervision; provides general nursing care for the pediatric, adult, and geriatric population, which may include but not limited to: bed bath, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, dressing patients, application of appliances for heat and cold; pre-operative and post-operative care; application of anti-embolism stockings or SCD’s; monitors and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, blood pressure, pulse oximetry and intake-output measurements; collects and transports specimens to correct departments; able to distinguish between normal and abnormal findings as identified in the patient care plan or data collection tools and reports abnormal findings to the RN and records findings as appropriate; reports (and when appropriate, records) any changes observed in condition or behavior of patients and unusual incidents. Trained and performs other tasks as specific to unit specialty: (i.e. EKG’s and telemetry monitoring of patients both in unit and remote; responsible for giving telemetry report to RN with patient on remote telemetry under the RN’s review and signature.) Provides bed side care, which may include: positioning patients, lifting and turning patients, assisting in use of bedpan, urinal or commode; answers patient call lights; makes rounds to assigned patients; ambulates patients, transporting to and from various departments as required; assist patients with meals or feeds patients; aids in handling and the care of patients' belongings (including dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, prosthetic devices, etc.) throughout their stay; changing bed linen; cleaning over bed table and bedside stand, straightening room and other general care as needed. Assist RN with readying a patient for medivac transport from the department, which may include but not limited to: making phone calls, copying papers and chart, and providing direct patient care. Provide 1:1 care/sitting for patients when indicated for patient safety. Maintains a safe and clean environment by: preparing nursing areas and/or patient rooms and beds for receiving patient admissions, returning surgical patients, transfers, emergencies or discharges; assists in cleaning Utility Rooms, cleaning equipment and preparing for disinfection or sterilization; reports equipment that is out of order, reporting other problems to nurse manager or charge nurse; appropriately handles clean and dirty linen and stores supplies on the service area and other duties as assigned. Perform supply duties on a daily basis-- distributing and ordering supplies to maintain adequate stock levels in assigned units. Floats as needed to other departments in the hospital under nurse manager, charge nurse, or staff RN’s discretion. Dispose of all solid waste and infectious waste according to hospitals policies and procedures. Replenish supplies in patient rooms and bathrooms as needed. Perform other duties as assigned by nurse manager, charge nurse, or staff nurse in a responsible, respectful, caring manner to promote the most effective nursing staff relationships. Other duties as assigned. Participates in in-services and educational programs in the department, hospital, and/or community as assigned; completes all mandatory training; completes annual competencies, evaluation material, maintains certifications and licensure; participates in patient care conferences with nurse agreement as applicable; attends and participates in at least 50% of staff meetings. Qualifications: Education High school diploma or equivalent Experience 1 year prior experience as a CNA preferred Certificates and License Certified Nursing Assistant certificate from an accredited program Current full, unrestricted CNA license in the state of Alaska Current BLS-must be obtained within 3 months of hire and prior to completion of clinical orientation; biannually thereafter Must take and pass courses as specific to unit needs (i.e. telemetry course with 80% or better within 3 months, plus have 80 hours supervised RN clinical monitoring of telemetry; POC/waived testing, etc.) Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Knowledge: Must be able to follow instructions and demonstrate relevant scope of practice when caring for patients by maintaining a safe environment with appropriate infection controls measures. Demonstrates the knowledge of correct equipment use. Demonstrates knowledge between normal and abnormal patient findings as identified on the plan of care with a nurse’s agreement. Skills: Oral and written communication skills, can transcribe and retrieve telemetry and other nursing data accurately, and can verbally communicate findings with healthcare team. Competently maintains a clean work environment with proper infection control measure including equipment cleaning. Provides general nursing care with minimal direction under the supervision of a RN. Abilities: Ability to work cooperatively with others by establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors, and other healthcare team members. Assures confidentiality of patient information at all times. Uses aggressive patient management techniques to defuse any patient/visitor/peer volatile situations.
Mar 26, 2020
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Klawock, AK 99925, USA
SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more. Job Overview: Coordinates a variety of nursing care procedures for patients of all ages which requires professional knowledge and consideration of specific patient conditions and treatment. Participates in patient and family teaching and provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary nursing and other members of the healthcare team to maintain standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting. Guidelines include physician’s orders, standards of care, nursing policies and procedures, manuals, and hospital policies. Clinical decisions are made initially independently during the scheduled shift; maintains complete accountability for all actions taken. Consults with the appropriate manager/supervisor in difficult situations requiring additional input. Able to react in a calm manner and make sound nursing judgments in an emergency environment. Responsibilities: Promotes the SEARHC Seven Standards of Excellence; Implements safe, therapeutic, and efficient care for patients with needs due to multisystem disease and/or complications of treatment using appropriate infection control measures; sets priorities for care of patients based on acuity and/or patients’ preference; anticipates potential problems; adapts to change on the area by setting priorities for emergencies, changes in patient status and unusual occurrences; initiates, manages, and documents the nursing procedures consistent with scientific principle and departmental policy; demonstrates knowledge of equipment use; accurately administers age-specific medications and therapeutics; carries out the medical and nursing care plan and coordinates patient care activities with physicians and other healthcare team members; initiates action to reduce, correct, or prevent immediate, ongoing, or potential risks to the patient; facilitates healing by providing nursing care that is individualized, goal oriented, based on scientific principles and the nursing process; seeks out resources when beyond the scope of skill, knowledge or experience; explains test, procedures, and disease process to patient/significant others; follows through on nursing care plans by teaching and demonstrating skills essential for understanding and coping with illness and promoting optimal health; communicates and interacts with patient/significant others in a positive and supportive way; provides counseling using emotional, intellectual and psychological supports and utilizes other healthcare professionals in dealing with psychosocial problems if needed; takes steps to decrease stress and/or increase effectiveness of coping mechanisms of patient/significant others; evaluates patient’s progress or lack of progress towards goals, directing new goal setting and implementing revised patient care plans as directed by reassessment; documents the patient’s response to care; closes out patient care plan by discharge or has in place an after care plan to meet the patient’s needs; Assures confidentiality of patient information. Accomplishes nursing assessment through interviewing, observation and nursing process; obtains, interprets and applies age-related (pediatric, adult, and geriatric) patient information in terms of cognitive, physical, emotional and normal growth/development needs of the patient; completes thorough Nursing Admission Databases/initial patient assessment; documents assessment findings that are consistent with other providers and include review of body systems, laboratory results, diagnostic findings, chart reviews, and interdisciplinary input; identifies problems & nursing diagnosis by recognizing the impact of health problems on patients and families; distinguishes between normal and abnormal assessments in order to identify patient capabilities and limitations including psychosocial risks; utilizes resources to assess patients with conditions that are new, unfamiliar, or not commonly seen. Shall perform duties as assigned and insure quality patient care despite the situation encountered, be it routine or emergent. Imparts educational knowledge to develop skills to enhance decision making and promote understanding by interacting with patients, family, staff, and community; engages in ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching in terms of patient understanding and behavioral outcomes; organizes and participates in patient care conferences as applicable; identifies staff, patient, and family needs and develops a plan for education and/or makes appropriate referrals; develops/implements educational programs and learning aides in the department (ie. Inservices, special projects, learning aides, patient care standards); documents education accurately and completely; provides discharge patient information; participate in in-services and educational programs in the department, hospital and/or community as assigned; ACLS trained within the first year of employment and biannually thereafter; completes all mandatory training and competency checks; utilizes opportunities for incidental teaching with staff members. Communicates with staff, patients, significant others and other members of the healthcare team in a way that is supportive, constructive, and positive; gives feedback to other staff and healthcare team members in regard to behavior that does not support achievement; assists in the orientation of new staff, travelers, and students by sharing knowledge, experience and verbal encouragement; guides others in choosing nursing intervention, developing skills and applying knowledge; follows and directs others to follow corporate, hospital, and departmental policies, procedures and patient care standards; supports the area and overall Nursing services mission by assigning staff to productive tasks and floating to other units as needed; provides input regarding the need for change in policies, procedures, and patient care standards; able to perform as Contact RN leading assigned RNs, LPNs, and CNAs and accomplishes all assigned patient care and area support activities during the shift. Attends and participates in at least 50% of departmental staff meetings; applies information presented in staff meetings; participates in unit goal setting; complies with area and departmental scheduling guidelines; initiates discussion with nurse manager regarding area or department issues; completes annual competencies, evaluation material, maintains certifications and licensure; complies with dress code; refers un-resolved problems with patients/visitors/co-workers to Nurse Manager or Administrative Manager for resolution; addresses employee concerns consistent with Human Resource s Policy Qualifications: Education/Experience Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing (Bachelor’s degree in nursing, Associate degree in nursing or Diploma in nursing) Prior experience is preferred License/Certification A valid, current, full and unrestricted RN license in the State of Alaska Must have BLS until ACLS is obtained. ACLS & PALS must be obtained within one year of hire and biannually thereafter Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge Knowledge of nursing care principles, practices, diagnosis, and processes (including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation) to provide professional nursing care to patients. Competency to recognize adverse signs and symptoms and to act promptly in emergency situations. Knowledge of pharmaceuticals, their desired effects, side effects, and complications in their use. Skills Skills to apply scientific principles in operating and monitoring of basic and specialized medical equipment (ex: defibrillator, gastric and thoracic suction, EKG machines, ect.). Proficient in nursing procedures and basic nursing care. Oral and written communication skills, can enter and retrieve patient data accurately, can verbally communicate findings with healthcare team. Abilities Ability to provide guidance, leadership, and work cooperatively with others by establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors, and other healthcare team members. Ability to implement appropriate nursing therapeutic interventions based on the knowledge of a wide variety of nursing diagnosis, medical and psychosocial disorders, the normal course of disease and anticipated complications.
Mar 26, 2020
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Klawock, AK 99925, USA
SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more. Job Overview: Responsible for planning and coordinating all staffing, supplies and patient care activities for the assigned departments on a 24-hour basis. Responsibilities: Financial Responsibilities: Provides oversight for the overall financial performance of the assigned departments. Sets annual budget for departments and practices cost effective utilization of staff and other resources, and suggests alternatives for increasing cost effectiveness. Oversight of clinical operations: Coordinates Nursing Service orientation of new staff monitoring skills and provides guidance for new skill development. Selects and evaluates the performance of preceptors for new employees. Makes patient care assignment based on care requirements of the individual patient, complexity of total assignment, category and qualifications of personnel. Reviews the need for and recommends changes in staffing standard based on patient classification/staff utilization studies. Revises, implements and administers nursing services and department specific policies, procedures and standards on the assigned clinical area. Collaborates with other health care providers in arranging and conducting patient care conferences. Facilitates and participates in area quality improvement activities to monitor compliance with high standards of patient care, and to identify areas needing focus for performance improvement Management and leadership for assigned departments and staff Assists in training and career development of staff for new responsibilities and authority as needed. Partners with the Education department and Human Resources to provide ongoing education, training and competency validation. Holds individuals accountable for completion of all education, training and competency validation by due dates Updates Job Descriptions and performance standards as required. Evaluates performance of staff based on Job Description and written standards of performance. Recommends awards, effects reprimands and recommends adverse actions based on evaluated performance. Communicates potential administrative concerns and unresolved employee or patient issues to the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Oversees the planning, preparation and approval of the staffing schedule according to agency personnel policies and regulations. Approves employee leave. Effectively delegates assignments to appropriate staff members. Coordinates Nursing Service activities with other areas/departments/divisions. Sets and approves agenda for department staff meetings. Sets annual departmental goals. Oversees supply/equipment ordering for the department. Identifies departmental needs for personnel, equipment, supplies and training and utilizes such data for program planning with Nursing Service Administration. Initiates discussion with Chief Nursing Officer regarding area or department issues; completes required competencies, evaluations and trainings by due date Compliance with standards of care and regulatory requirements Implements regulatory agency standards (Joint Commission, CMS, etc.) in the assigned departments, and works collaboratively with the Inpatient Care Coordinator to ensure compliance with payers and regulatory requirements. Support of MEH leadership strategies Ability to assume the role of Acting Chief Nursing Officer in the absence of the CNO and coordinates overall Nursing Service activities and reports directly to the Hospital Administrator in that function. Fulfills the assignments delegated by the CNO in the event of hospital emergency events. Acts rapidly and effectively in any emergency situation. Attends and participates in at least 80% of Nurse Executive Committee meetings; applies information presented in these meetings participates in Nursing Service’s goal setting complies with dress code addresses employee concerns consistent with Human Resources Policy Support of organizational strategies Promotes the SEARHC Seven Standards of Excellence. Resource for clinical care needs Follows all Duty/ Responsibilities as described in the Registered Nurse position description for each individual unit. Ability to step into patient care roles as required by changing care needs of the assigned departments Behavioral standards Performs duties independently, exercising professional judgment in determining the correct course of action for any given event. Able to remain calm, react in a constructive manner, and make sound judgments in emergency and high stress situations Addresses performance, behavioral or quality of care issues at the time they are identified and escalates the issue to the appropriate administrator or other leader as needed to reach resolution Provides positive feedback as appropriate for staff who meet or exceed performance standards. Makes recommendations to administration for additional recognition of outstanding performance as appropriate. Qualifications: Education and Experience Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree preferred. Commission Corp Officers meet billet description requirements for 0-4/03CC063 Nurse Manager or 0-5/03CC067 Senior Nurse Manager. 5 years professional nursing experience; minimum 2 years as staff RN in OB, or ER or ICU specialty depending on unit assigned. Ability to demonstrate competencies in OB, ER, or ICU Nursing Standards depending on unit assigned. 1 year with supervisory responsibilities preferred. License and Certifications A valid, current, full and unrestricted RN license. AK license must be obtained within 6 months of hire. Must have BLS until get ACLS , ACLS, must be obtained within six months of hire and biannually thereafter. PALS, and NRP preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Knowledge: Knowledge of nursing care principles, practices, diagnosis, and processes (including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation) to provide professional nursing care to patients. Knowledge of Hospital and Departmental Policies and Procedures in order to fully comply with and enforce others on proper application of these measures. Skills: Knowledge and skills in computer systems including Microsoft Excel, Access, Word. Knowledge and skills as a super user in EHR. Proficient in nursing procedures and basic nursing care. Analytical skills to apply scientific principles in operating and monitoring of basic and specialize medical equipment (ex: defibrillator, gastric and thoracic suction, EKG machines, etc.). Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong, sound decision-making and critical thinking skills. Long range planning and goal setting skills in order to provide a vision for the department. Abilities: Can enter and retrieve patient data accurately. Can verbally communicate findings with healthcare team. Uses assertive patient management techniques to defuse any patient/visitor/peer volatile situations. Ability to provide guidance, leadership, and work cooperatively with others by establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors, and other healthcare team members. Ability to anticipate departmental needs, plan, and organize. Use critical thinking abilities to make sound nursing judgements. Ability to implement appropriate nursing therapeutic interventions based on the knowledge of a wide variety of nursing diagnosis, medical and psychosocial disorders, including the normal course of disease and anticipated complications. Ability to research new products and equipment for nursing services division.
Mar 26, 2020
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Klawock, AK 99925, USA
SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more. Job Overview: The Clinical Assistant provides care to infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, adults and elderly in a rural ambulatory care clinic. Essential job responsibilities include rooming patients, performing clinical duties, maintaining lab and exam rooms, quality assurance activities and demonstrating customer service skills. In addition, Clinical Assistants perform administrative and data management tasks. Information is written in patients’ chart along with patients’ medical history. This position works closely with providers giving support such as rooming patients, perform CLIA-waived laboratory tests, answering phones, processing provider orders, and participation in training processes and staff meetings. Must demonstrate good judgment and be self-starter, but works under close supervision of provider. This position directly supports and assists the rural clinic provider. This position is essential in maintaining efficient clinic operations and patient flow in order to maximize the provider’s time and to insure access to health care for patients in rural communities. This is a job progression consisting of three job levels, designed to provide progressively more technical and independent work experiences to participants as part of the overall assessment of their ability and capability. Promotion between job levels is based on performance on prior assignments, required certifications, and the demonstrated ability to successfully handle more progressively responsible assignments. *Independent performance of all clinical duties will be based on satisfactory completion of competency assessments. Responsibilities: Rooming Patients. Prepares for patient visit by reviewing chart for needed forms, follow-up labs or procedures needed. Prepares patient for the exam by obtaining and recording age-appropriate vital signs per department protocol, i.e., temperature, height, weight, head circumference, blood pressure, respiration, pulse oximetry, visual acuity testing. Obtains medical history update and confirms medications. Accurately collects and documents information in patient chart. Keeps patient records in order with all forms properly identified; copies and compiles other medical data as needed. Assures patient medication and immunization records are current. Recognizes signs or symptoms requiring prompt intervention and acts appropriately. Transports patients within the facility, as needed. Demonstrates ability to smoothly manage patient care duties while maintaining clinic flow. Report, and when appropriate, record any changes observed in condition or behavior of patients, unusual incidents or breeches in safety. Observe patients to insure children, elderly, or impaired patients who require observation or assistance have someone in attendance. Clinical Duties. Set up equipment and supplies for routine exams and minor procedures. Prepare patient for and assist with procedures, treatments, and minor office surgeries. Provides specimen collection, throat swabs for culture, CLIA-waived laboratory testing * , such as PT/INR, strep A, hemoccult, capillary glucose, urine analyzer, urine HCG. Performs phlebotomy for Quest labs. Follows protocol for collecting, labeling and transporting of specimens. With appropriate orders: apply heat/cold packs, abdominal binders, anti-embolism stockings, per competency assessment , obtain 12 lead EKG’s per competency assessment , peak flow, apply oxygen. Assist patients with ambulation or transfer; perform minor, non-invasive treatments, e.g. simple dressing changes, use of an automated external defibrillator. Performs basic health coaching and patient education as directed by the provider and according to evidence-based guidelines using patient education materials. Maintain lab and exam rooms. Sanitizes exam rooms between patients. Ensures exam room supplies are organized and stocked. Maintains lab equipment and organizes lab supplies. Inventory, re-order, and stock medical supplies. Sterilizes surgical equipment and insures sterile package integrity . Dispose of solid/liquid waste and infectious materials according to infection control standards. Quality Assurance. Conducts daily/weekly/monthly QA checks on equipment and crash cart. Documents refrigerator temperatures according to regulations. Keeps sterilization logs. Demonstrates correct utilization of computer-based health information system and electronic health record systems. Notify provider of any repairs/safety concerns that need attention. Maintain a safe and clean environment. Customer Service. Promotes the SEARHC Seven Standards of Excellence. Answers inquiries of a general nature by nursing staff, provider staff, other departments, visitors and patients: assisting them in a friendly and cooperative manner; receives and relays messages to personnel and uses proper telephone etiquette. Provide cross-coverage for their peers, helping peers and clinics that are in need of assistance to ensure the efficient and effective flow of patients through the department. Perform duties as assigned in a responsible, respectful and caring manner to promote effective staff relationships. Attends and participates in at least 50% area staff meetings annually; responsible for applying information presented in staff meetings; participates in unit goal setting; complies with area and departmental scheduling guidelines; initiates discussion with department manager regarding area or department issues; complies with dress code; refers un-resolved problems with patients/visitors/co-workers to appropriate Manager for resolution; addresses employee concerns consistent with Human Resources Policy. Qualifications: Education: High School Diploma or equivalent. Successful completion of a two week in-house laboratory training program is required for continued employment. Certification: Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), or EMT-I, or CMA or Health Aide level I training completed Basic Life Support required within 6 months Experience: Six months primary care experience If CNA: minimum 2 years of experience and successful completion of CA-1 Competency Assessment If EMTI: minimum 1 year actively practicing EMT I If Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), minimum of 1 year experience in a primary care clinic For EMT I and CMA: Satisfactorily complete demonstrated competencies within 3 months of hire and annually thereafter. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of: Clinic procedures for receiving and following through on a patient visit and any related clinic treatments and procedures Age appropriate vital signs and behaviors HIPAA and SEARHC policies Skills: Good interpersonal communication skills and use of customer service skills Strong organizational skills Computer application skills sufficient to utilize medical database in an competent manner Ability to: Operate medical equipment including blood pressure cuff, pulse oximeter, EKG machine, tympanometer, autoclave, etc Learn and use various EMR systems and accurately record patient data Communicate and interact with all members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team Recognize and respond appropriately in emergen cy situations
Mar 26, 2020
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Juneau, AK, USA
SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more. Job Overview: This position functions within the ELMC nursing department and is responsible for coordinating the delivery of appropriate and timely care for patients, promoting quality and cost-effective health care outcomes. Responsibilities: Responsible for the active management of SEARHC patients. Collaborates with the medical provider and all interdisciplinary team members to establish individualized medical goals that maximize patient healthcare outcomes. Coordinates multi-disciplinary care conferences for high risk or complex patients who are referred into the case management process. Manages panel acute and chronic care needs as well as health maintenance, by continuously reviewing EHR reminders and triggers and providing outreach and education to patients. Participates in case management reviews where all high need patients are reviewed with a multi-disciplinary team of providers. Works with multi-disciplinary team as an advocate for the patient/client family at the service –delivery level, fostering patient/family decision making, independence, self-care and growth and development. Uses problem-solving and anticipatory skills in meeting the needs of the patient and the provider. Patient needs should be addressed in a prompt, efficient manner Facilitates the coordination of patient referrals within SEARHC other outside facilities. Tracks the progress of referrals and outcomes of care, providing periodic status report to providers on outstanding referrals. Serves as the primary link for other case managers and discharge coordinators in care coordination for the patients. Ensures referral records have been received and are available for providers review. Proactively identifies delays and obstacles to care and works to remedy individual cases and to improve the process. Performs staff nursing duties in the various nursing roles in the clinic. Duties include assessment, documentation, education and administering appropriate medications and/or therapies. M aintains annual competencies including safety and infection control requirements. Performs duties as assigned in a responsible, respectful and caring manner to promote effective nursing staff relationships. Maintains a clean and safe working environment including adequate supplies and upkeep of unit and equipment, reporting any defective or missing equipment and safety hazards. Adheres to infection control policy and procedures Communications and Team work Works collaboratively by building bridges and creating rapport with team members within departments and across the organization. Participates in department and clinic team and improvement efforts. Active member of the clinical team and is a leader amongst the pod, nursing staff and unit coordinators. Participates in continued development of the case management role in primary care. As an RN is responsible for participating in the triage role and responding to emergency situations. Specialty Clinic - Facilitates the coordination of specialty clinic referrals within ELMC. Manages referrals and waitlists. Reviews referrals for appropriateness and completion of work-up labs and/or diagnostics. Consults with referring providers for questions or concerns. Schedules patients in requested clinic based on priority system. Ensures pre-appointment diagnostics are ordered, scheduled and completed. In consult with other facilities, coordinates various clinics including dates and times for clinic availability. Tracks the progress of referrals and outcomes of care, providing periodic status report to providers on outstanding referrals. Ensures referral records have been received and are available for providers review. Primary nurse for all specialty clinics, providing clinical support. Including assessment, documentation, education and administering appropriate medications and therapies. Prepares clinical space for selected clinic (ie appropriate medical equipment). Sets up and assists the provider during various medical procedures (ie colposcopy, cystoscopy). Assists the medical staff with educational in-services provide by the specialty clinic providers. OB Case Management - Primary case manager for ELMC OB patients. Is responsible for the intake and tracking processes. Is responsible for education and outreach for OB patients. Works closely with the primary care providers and case managers to insure comprehensive care for patients. Tracks postpartum care and new born immunizations up to age (?) Communicates and coordinates all video teleconferencing visits with Specialty providers from AK Native Medical Center. Acts as nursing staff for those visit. Manages referrals and coordinates appointment times with Bartlett, SEARHC provider and patient for Exercise Treadmill tests. Coordinates i mmunizations, DM foot care and pediatric case management duties. Performs other duties as assigned, including special projects deemed necessary to provide comprehensive health services. Qualifications: Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing (Bachelor’s degree preferred). Experience: At least 1 year of general nursing experience, with at least 6 months employment as a clinical nurse at a SEARHC outpatient clinic OR at least 2 years of general nursing experience with a minimum of 1 year in an ambulatory setting or 1 year case management experience. Licensure & Certification: Licensure as a Registered Nurse; must obtain State of Alaska License within 60 days of employment. Basic Life Support certification preferred. National Case Management certification preferred. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of: SEARHC services and those of other tribal health organizations in Alaska The nursing process and the ability to apply this knowledge in the working environment. Customer service principles. Safety and infection control principles. Skills in: Assessment, anticipation of needs, and data collection. The use of equipment such as computers and medical equipment. Oral and written communications. Ability to: Multi-task and work independently in fast paced environment. Maintain compliance with annual competencies. Problem-solve and use conflict resolution skills to develop and maintain good working relations with other staff and departments. Anticipate needs of others and to seek help when appropriate. Ability to work within a very fast paced clinical setting. Move at a quick pace, stand for long periods of time, bend, stoop, climb and move to the floor. Follow simple and complex directions and perform multiple tasks at once. Perform job using theory based nursing practice model, evidence based practices and shared governance in a multi-disciplinary setting
Mar 26, 2020
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Juneau, AK, USA
SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more. Job Overview: The position exists to provide employee health services to SEARHC employees in accordance with established policies and procedures and regulatory standards. Actively participates in committees established to promote employee safety and infection prevention and control. The position coordinates the SEARHC employee health program for the consortium. The person chosen for the position must be able to foster positive relationships with the employee health contacts at each of the clinics and facilitate different projects through those contacts. The position makes decisions and recommendations regarding employee immunization status, laboratory screening and follow up results. Actively plans annual employee health/flu vaccination clinics. Maintains accurate recall system, collects data and reports to Infection Prevention & Control Manager. Frequently communicates and coordinates employee health screenings, testing and results with employees, supervisors, clinicians and Human Resources. Responsibilities: Conduct employee medical screening. Schedule, coordinate, provide and document required immunizations, skin testing and seasonal vaccines to employees. Provide follow- up decision/actions regarding employee screening results. Plan and promote annual employee health screenings and flu clinics. Update confidential employee health records. Review employee medical records for periodic or special audits. Collects data, mainitains tracking system, database and prepares reports. Notifies Human Resources, supervisors and or clinic staff when initial employee health screening is complete. Participate with activities related to outbreaks. Educate individuals regarding infection prevention and control policies and procedures related to employee screening and immunizations. As directed by the Infection Prevention & Control Manager, participates in policy development and meetings. Other duties as assigned by the Infection Prevention & Control Manager. Qualifications: Education: Graduate from an accredited school of nursing Experience Previous nursing experience in clinical or public health setting 3 years nursing experience in clinical setting or public health setting preferred License and Certifications: Current Alaska Registered Nursing License Current CPR Certification or ability to attain within 3 months of hire Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge: Sound knowledge of nursing practice and adult immunization schedules. Interpretation of employee screening laboratory results and identification of appropriate follow up actions. Knowledge of infection prevention and control and regulatory requirements relating to employee health. Skills: Administration of immunizations, skin tests. Skilled blood draw/collection. Advanced computer skills, word processing, spreadsheets and database management. Oral and written communication. Ability to: Work independently with minimal oversight. Perform basic nursing skills including assessment, immunization administration, documentation and client teaching. Computer literate. Plan, organize and prioritize workload, time, materials, and resources. Prepare and interpret reports and maintain confidential information. Collaborate with other healthcare professionals, staff members.
Mar 26, 2020