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DEPARTMENT: Physicians Administration
TITLE: Registered Nurse – Registered Nurse BSN (non-exempt)
REPORTS TO: Clinic Manager
SUMMARY: Responsible for all Clinic Services Departments providing patient care. Provides supervision to all Clinic staff members. Is available to the physicians as an assistant in the many aspects of providing patient care, if needed. This position is responsible for performing front and back office tasks in accordance with established policies and procedures. The responsibility also includes providing nursing care by utilizing the nursing process to care for patients in the Clinics. Will do various patient follow-up call-backs. Demonstrates the ability to meet the needs and provide services to all age groups-infancy through geriatrics. Competent in providing services for the culturally diverse population Lodi Health serves. If assigned to any specialty focused clinic, refer to the major duties and responsibilities OR scope of care, i.e. Wound Treatment Center, OB Clinic, etc. specific to the specialty clinic.
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
1. Current and valid licensure as a Registered Nurse in California.
2. At least one year Medical-Surgical Nursing experience.
3. Excellent interpersonal skills.
4. BCLS Certification.
5. Keyboarding skills.
6. If assigned to Wound Center, must be willing to complete hyperbaric chamber training within six months of beginning Wound Care employment.
7. If assigned to the OB Clinic, must have one year perinatal experience within the past three years AND must be willing to complete Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) requirements set forth by the State of California.
8. Fetal monitoring certification in order to perform Non-Stress Tests (NST’s)
1. Minimum qualifications, and;
2. Bachelors Degree in Nursing.
3. At least three years of experience in an outpatient clinic operation.
4. Spanish speaking.
5. If performing antepartum testing such as Non-Stress Tests (NST’s), must be currently competent and certified in Perinatal Fetal Monitoring.
6. Certification in Hyperbaric Technology or ability to acquire such certification in a reasonable period of time.
7. Certified as a Wound Care Nurse (CWCN) or certified as a Wound and Ostomy Care Nurse (CWOCN).
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Maintains a clean and safe clinic environment with stocked exam rooms.
2. Provides patient education and documentation as appropriate and/or ordered at time of visit.
3. Documents interactions with patients and medical care provided appropriately including summary lists, medication lists, and assessment forms at time of visit.
4. Documents translator usage when appropriate.
5. Provides proper documentation on patient records and log sheets, when immunizations are given.
6. Attends staff meetings, staying updated on department information.
7. Performs control testing and point of service testing accurately and according to policy.
8. Collects information regarding patient assessments including pain assessments and patient’s history.
9. Administer and documents IM, SQ, PO and IV medications and immunizations as necessary utilizing the 5 Rights.
10. Performs as an advocate for patients and a mentor to staff.
11. Demonstrates adherence to policies, procedures, standards of behavior, mission, vision, values, and customer service expectations.
12. Participates in Performance Improvement processes.
13. Understands and practices principles of Standard Precautions; wearing appropriate personal protective equipment when appropriate.
14. Completes and documents prescription renewals appropriately and accurately.
15. Works within the team promoting quality relationships and work environment.
16. Possesses cultural diversity skills, working with various cultures, languages, and social situations.
17. If assigned to the OB Clinic including the Galt site, using the nursing process of assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, implementation and ongoing evaluation, provides direct patient care of the outpatient prenatal and postpartum patient. Demonstrates competence in technical, critical thinking, and communication skills in patient care to a culturally diverse patient population.
18. If assigned to the OB Clinic including the Galt site, must perform case coordination, i.e. scheduling patients, authorization management, lab review, client orientation, client assessments and re-assessments, etc. for the obstetrical outpatient population compliant with CPSP in an independent manner.
1. Conducts hospital and department business in an ethical and lawful manner, and willing to report any knowledge of real or potential fraud or abuse according to the Lodi Health Compliance Code of Conduct.
2. Will not use or disclose individually identifiable health information of patients over and above that which is minimally required to perform your assigned position responsibilities.
Typical medical office environment. Works in clean, well-lighted, ventilated building. May require frequent trips to other departments within the hospital and/or between facilities. Exposure to weather when traveling between hospital buildings. Potential exposure to infectious diseases, blood-borne pathogens, and hazardous substances.
Must exhibit trunk and extremity mobility and strength to handle objects and people safely in the activities of holding, carrying, pushing, transferring and pulling. Must be able to lift a minimum of 65 pounds safely.
Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of the Director, Manager or designee, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.
Lodi Health is a private, not-for-profit health system that strives to improve the quality of life in the community it serves - both in and beyond its walls. As a non-profit, unaffiliated health system, Lodi Health is able to reinvest in talent, technology and physicians to ensure patients receive quality and very personal care.
Since April of 1952 when the Lodi Memorial Hospital's doors first opened, until today, Lodi Health has evolved to meet the changing community's need. In 1952, there were 14,000 residents in Lodi. Today there are 65,000, and the area served beyond Lodi's boundaries has grown to more than a quarter million people.
Over the last 63 years, a lot has changed at Lodi Memorial Hospital. New buildings and wings have been erected. New technologies, like robotic-assisted surgery, have been introduced. Quality physicians and dedicated nurses have worked round the clock. Lodi Memorial Hospital became Lodi Health to encompass all of its services that provide the quality health care you need with the compassion and personal attention you want from the first day of your life and every day thereafter.
Our vision is to be the first choice for health care by providing the highest level of quality, care access, wellness and affordability through partnerships with patients, staff, physicians and the community we serve.
Now, Lodi Health is pleased to join the Adventist Health family, which allows for even greater service in Lodi and its surrounding communities.