ABOUT SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Sheridan Memorial Hospital is a progressive, state-of-the-art facility nestled beneath the Big Horn Mountains in beautiful Northeast Wyoming. Founded over 100 years ago, Sheridan Memorial is licensed for 88 beds with over 60 physicians who provide primary medical care and specialty care in more than 15 areas. We are proud of our more than 600 employees who provide personalized, patient centered care in a healing environment. When people think of excellent healthcare, they think of Sheridan.
Essential daily duties include rooming patients, reviewing patient history and assessing the health status of patients by collecting and analyzing patient data. Staff will be responsible for the development and implementation of processes consistent with nursing standard specific to patient needs including patient call-back and the implementation of patient education tools and processors. RN/LPN/MAs will be required to perform general nursing duties including evaluation, planning, implementation and documentation of nursing care for an assigned population. Testing and administering medications within the nursing scope of practice is expected. It is required that each RN/LPN/MA is familiar with standard concept, procedures, and practices in nursing services. Employees will participate in performance improvement and CQI activities as necessary.
Other duties may include assisting in office procedures, supply inventory management, cleaning and organizing exam rooms and equipment, scheduling and assisting in patient reception services and office coordinator duties as necessary. The position requires excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a multidisciplinary team of professionals as well as healthcare consumers.
- Follows the ten medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
- Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.
- Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
- Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy and specific to unit age specific populations.
- Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques including non-pharmacological techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
- Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
- Knowledge of Infection Control, TB, Blood Borne Pathogens and Hazardous Waste plans.
- Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluations effectiveness of learning. Family is included in teaching as appropriate.
- Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services within scope of practice.
- Communicates appropriately and clearly with all health care team members.
- Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
- Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills.
- Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function well under stressful situations.
- Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic, and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
- Functions as liaison between the patient/family, physicians, other healthcare providers and administration.
- Interacts professional with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
- Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
- Documentation meets current standards and policies.
- Demonstrates the ability to use the Electronic Medical Record (EMR), to gather data and input quality information for EMR reporting measurements.
- Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.
- Assists in successful implementation of programs to improve coding and reimbursement for office-specific procedures.
- Assists the physician(s), physician assistant(s), and Nurse Practitioners in addressing hospital and clinic related issues, serves as liaison and representative of Primary Care Clinic in resolving problems and participates on committees as appropriate.
- Ability to effectively coordinate care in a complex practice model with highly interactive multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals with competing demands on available resources which must balance to create patient-centered care. Work will include setting common goals, merging resources, providing education, and cross-training roles.
- Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
- Keeps fiscally responsible for inventory and competently order supplies, including dept specific supplies.
- Assists in identifying referring physicians and assuring to the extent possible that strong relationships are developed and preserved.
Department Key Responsibilities
A Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse/MA at Internal Medicine will be able to perform:
1. Procedures -
- EKGs properly and to process them correctly from the order to synchronizing them for EKG machine
- Pre and post spirometry testing
- Diabetic foot exams using monofilament appropriately
- Lab draws
- Procedure instrument cleaning
- Injection administrations
- Immunotherapy to include: injections and proper documentation
- Vision screenings
- Phone call triage
- Medication refills per protocol
- Lab orders per protocol
2. Point of Care Testing
- PT/INR testing to include: finger sticks, using CoaguChek machine correctly, and following protocol to give appropriate Coumadin dosing instructions
- Blood glucose testing
- Urine dipsticks in office correctly using Clinitek machine
- Urine pregnancy tests
- QuickVue strep tests
- QuickVue influenza tests
Disclaimer: The above position has been designed to indicate the general nature of work performed within this position.
Education / Experience / License and Certifications
- Current BLS certification, required.
- Current unrestricted Wyoming Registered Nurse, Practical Nurse license, or Certified Medical Assistant
- A minimum of two years nursing or medical assistant experience, preferred.
- Current ACLS certification, preferred.
- Attend initial Non Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) training, preferred
- Ability to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing
- Sound knowledge of computers and proficient level of skill.
- Delegation, prioritization and organizational.
In accordance with Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s (SMH) duty to maintain a safe work environment for staff, patients and visitors, and to ensure the facility remains in compliance with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS) Conditions of Participation, COVID-19 vaccinations or an approved medical or religious exemption is required in accordance with established CMS requirements.
Specific demands not listed: Possible exposure to blood and or body fluids / infectious disease / hazardous waste requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment. Exposure to odorous chemicals / specimens and Latex products.
Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening is required.
Sheridan Memorial Hospital is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.