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Clinic RN Internal Medicine

CHI Franciscan Medical Group

This is a Full-time position in Federal Way, WA posted March 10, 2021.

Overview:

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U. S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U. S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Responsibilities

*** $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS for fulltime Clinic Registered Nurse positions *** (sign on bonus applies to external hires only and must meet company guidelines for bonus payout)

Franciscan Medical Group is currently seeking a full time Clinic RN for the busy Franciscan Internal Medicine Clinic in Federal Way. This nursing position would be responsible for nurse visits, outreach phone calls to patients, prior authorization calls, relaying information to patients from providers and vacation coverage. Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm and no weekends or organizationally recognized holidays required.

Job Summary:
This job is responsible for providing professional nursing services which focus on the provision of quality patient care in a clinic setting consistent with CHI Franciscan Health (CHI-FH) standards/values, applicable regulatory requirements and Franciscan Medical Group (FMG) Scope of Practice policy. An incumbent is engaged in direct care of clinic patients, including assessing, coordinating, triaging, evaluating and delegating work to members of the patient care team, and for providing education and consultation with patients, families, physicians and other staff members in implementing appropriate nursing interventions for optimal patient care.
Work is performed under standards of safety and care that provide instruction/guidance for taking care of issues and patient needs in the absence of a physician/provider. Work requires the application of judgment and critical thinking skills in making decisions regarding patient care (within the scope of practice), including knowledge and integration of available standards, resources and data, and in the efficient utilization of staff/resources. Work involves continuous contact with physicians/providers, patients, patient families, community agencies, patient care staff and management. An incumbent is accountable for the quality of care provided to patients, and has the authority to direct care, provide education, and delegate appropriate tasks.
If assigned to the centralized FMG Float Pool, an incumbent provides patient care services to the assigned clinic/work unit as needed to meeting staffing needs.

Essential Duties:

  • Screens, communicates and responds to patient needs appropriately; managing patient flow to ensure enough time for patient care and family education. Delegates tasks to other caregivers as license permits.
  • Greet and prepare patients for practitioner. Provide patient mobility assistance, as necessary. Obtain and record vital signs and other appropriate information, such as height, weight, drug allergies, current medications and presenting problem. Anticipates the needs of the patient and the practitioner during the exam.
  • Administer ordered medications via oral, subcutaneous, intramuscular, intradermal, or sublingual routes. Start IV’s, maintain and administer IV fluids/meds as ordered by provider.
  • Under supervision of the practitioner, inform patients of lab results, call in prescriptions to pharmacies and return practitioners’ phone messages. Ensure that the patient or family understands follow-up and referral information. Provide general health education within own level of expertise and as directed by practitioner and nurse supervisor;
  • Prepare, clean and sterilize instruments and maintain equipment; keep patient exam rooms clean and orderly; dispose of contaminated items according to Franciscan Medical Group Exposure Control Plan; anticipate Practitioner’s needs for medications, supplies and equipment and plan accordingly.
  • Assist with diagnostic tests and procedures to appropriate level of training and established procedures. Ensure patient privacy and comfort during the exam; instruct patients in the collection of samples and other tests.
  • Actively participate in continuing education and meetings; participates in committees as requested; and participants in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
  • Triages and responds to patient telephone call using approved protocols; ensuring documentation of the phone call meets standards.
  • Exhibits and adheres to CHI Franciscan Health’s Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.

#MISSIONCRITICAL


Qualifications

Education/ Work Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Graduate of accredited school of Registered Nursing approved by the WA State Board of Nursing required; BSN preferred.
  • One year clinic RN experience or 2 years of acute care experience preferred

Licensure/Certification

  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse by the Washington State Board of Nursing.
  • Current Healthcare Provider BLS Certification.

CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

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