Providence Health & Services RN Triage - Internal Medicine Clinic in Hood River, Oregon
Providence is calling a RN Triage Internal Medicine Clinic (0.6 FTE, Days) at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, OR.
We are seeking a Registered Nurse - Internal Medicine Clinic who will assist physicians in delivering quality health care to patients taking into account individual patients' physical or age-related needs. Proficient in the treatment and care of patients, including newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
In this position, you will have the following responsibilities:
Prepares, stocks and cleans exam rooms. Sets up exam rooms for special procedures (i.e., paps, skin biopsies, flexible sigmoidoscopies, etc.).
Reviews patient charts prior to their scheduled appointment, including and completing necessary forms.
Escorts patients promptly to exam rooms.
Obtains information from patients, including weight, temperature, BP, pulse, symptoms and current medications.
Obtains specimens from patients using appropriate techniques, including phlebotomy, as directed by physicians.
Administers immunizations and injections as directed by physicians.
Performs EKGs, spirometry, and other procedures on patients as directed by physicians.
Assists physicians with examinations and procedures as directed by physicians.
Conducts patient education and instruction as directed by physicians.
Triage of patient calls to advise and instruct patients, based on nursing standards. Determines follow-up and outcome, and refers to physician as appropriate.
Calls patients to answer questions and give instructions as directed by physicians.
Schedules appointments for patients requiring x-rays, lab work, hospitalization, physician appointments, and other medical needs.
Completes and mails test result forms, insurance referrals, and other patient documents as directed by physicians.
Obtains prior authorizations as directed by physicians.
Documents all patient activity and contact in the medical chart.
Orders and refills prescriptions as directed by physicians.
Maintains an adequate inventory of medical supplies.
Cleans and sterilizes instruments and equipment.
Maintains a clean and organized work area.
Meets with drug representatives.
Provides nursing in-service to include development of policies and procedures.
Assists co-workers with duties as needed.
Assists Director of Quality Management/Risk Management to monitor quality assurance program and Infection Control/Safety Officer with environment of care, emergency preparedness and infection control issues.
Performs general nursing care to patients. Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with nursing standards.
Prepares equipment and assists physician during treatment examination and testing of patients.
Observes, records, and reports patient's conditions and reaction to drugs and treatments by physicians. Dispenses medications as directed by physician.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Education to meet certification, license or registration requirement.
1 year office nursing experience.
Skills in taking accurate vital signs, provision of direct patient care, management of time, the practice of safety techniques, human resources skills, assist AAPS in hiring nursing personnel, conduct performance evaluation on Health Services Building (HSB) nursing personnel, responsibility for the daily operation of the clinical area.
Current RN license.
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
- Office management experience.
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The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,
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Job Category: Clinic/Ambulatory Care Nursing
Location: Oregon-Hood River
Req ID: 313406