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|CL - RN -Req Num: 1300802|
|Category:||Nursing Professionals RN/LPN|
|Facility:||Avera Aberdeen Family Physicians|
|Department:||Avera Aberdeen Family Physicians|
Full Time RN to work in busy family practice clinic Monday-Friday 8am-6pm, 4 days per week.
FUNCTIONAL JOB DESCRIPTION
Department: AAFP Nursing JOB Code: 50.42720.55000
Job Title: Registered Nurse FLSA: Non-Exempt
Position Accountable To: Clinic Administrator
Provides professional nursing care for clinic patients following established standards and practices. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to respond to specific issues and data reflective of the patient/customer’s status. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the population served in the department.
Birth - 1 yr 1 - 11 yrs 12 - 17 yrs 18 - 65 yrs over 65 yrs
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Infancy Pediatrics Adolescent Adulthood Geriatric
Essential Job Functions:
§ Performs nursing care to patients. Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with nursing standards.
§ Provides direct care to patients as well as follow-through care per telephone. Assist physician with interviewing, obtaining vital signs, and performance of physical exams, to include in progress notes: (a) Reason for appointment, (b) Medical history, (c) List of all medications with strength and frequency, and (d) Allergies. To complete history and physical forms per individual physicians protocol.
§ Assess patient needs, via phone and in person, then gives appropriate advice per individual physicians direct or standing order protocol, to include follow-up by direct contact or phone.
§ Prepares equipment and aids Health Care Provider during treatment, examination and testing of patients.
§ Performs procedures such as EKG, venipuncture and ear irrigation.
§ Triages phone calls from patients requesting any type of medical information. Immediately respond to priority phone calls and emergency situations with appropriate assessment and initiation of response to same per physicians orders.
§ Assists PSR staff in scheduling and monitoring patient flow, including keeping scheduling protocols current and efficient per physicians direction.
§ Maintains timely flow of patients.
§ Responsible for on-going patient education.
§ Maintains patient confidentiality. Organizes and follows through on medical reports and records of patients. Accurate and concise documentation in patient file of all patient contact (direct and phone) and physician orders. Documents state provided immunizations in patient file. Assists patient in appropriate insurance pre-authorization and documentation as necessary.
§ Responsible for maintaining nursing skills through continuing education.
§ Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
§ Ability to work as a team member and work well with others.
§ Ability to alter schedule to meet the needs of the clinic patients and to cover for vacations.
§ Coordinate provider’s hospital and nursing home rounds.
§ Supplies exam and procedure rooms along with rotating items on a regular basis. Maintains clean and neat exam areas on a daily basis.
§ Responsible for medication counts, refrigerator temperature and eyewash station checks per protocol.
§ Performs competency requirements as directed by the education department.
§ Performs cleaning and sterilization of medical instruments per protocol, maintains clean areas in the clean utility and linen rooms.
Marginal Job Functions:
§ Responsible for follow through of clinic charges being posted correctly on the charge sheet.
§ Is on call as needed.
§ Assists in the teaching, preceptoring, or shadowing of physician approved students.
§ Performs other duties as outlined in nurse job duties and responsibilities as well as assist in all physician areas as patient flow necessitates.
Essential Physical Demands:
Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours. Requires exposure to communicable diseases or body fluids.
Lifting (floor-waist): 0-10# Lifting (knee-waist): 0-10#
Lifting (waist/shldr): 0-10# Overhead: 0-8#
Min Assist Transfers: Occasional Carrying: 0-10#
Pushing: 0-30# Pulling: 0-30#
Sitting: 0-3 hrs/day Standing: 0-3 hrs/day
Walking: 3/5 hrs/day Climbing (step stool): 0-3 hrs/day
Kneeling: 0-3 hrs/day Forward bend: 0-3 hrs/day
Forward Reach: 0-3 hrs/day Overhead Reach: 0-3 hrs/day
Grasping Light: 3-5 hrs/day Grasping Firm: 3-5 hrs/day
Repetitive use of
Dominant hand: 3-5 hours/day Use of bilateral hands: 3-5 hrs/day
Visual Acuity far: 3-5 hours/day Visual Acuity near: 5-8 hrs/day
Depth perception: 0-3 hrs/day Field of Vision: 5-8 hrs/day
Visual Accommodation: 5-8 hrs/day Distinguish Color: 5-8 hrs/day
Works inside, with and around others. Will have verbal face to face contact. Exposure to blood and body fluids, airborne pathogens, hazardous waste and chemicals, communicable diseases and moving objects. Works varied hours of shifts.
Equipment Used to Perform Job:
Nursing supplies and equipment. Computers. Calculators. Telephones, fax machines and copiers.
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__writing, simple _X_clerical _X_follow instructions
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_X_math skills, complex _X_analyzing _X_memorization
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_X_tasks, complex _X_supervising _X_decision making
Potential Job Stressors:
Work may be performed under pressure requiring close attention to detail. Occasional environmental stimuli overload.
Must have graduated from an accredited school of nursing.
Current license from the State of South Dakota Board of Nursing. CPR certified required, ACLS preferred.
A minimum of one year of nursing experience is desired.
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:
Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills in dealing with co-workers, patients, physicians, and others. Demonstrates current, up-to-date nursing knowledge. Ability to use the telephone, and computers. Ability to maintain to IV's. Demonstrates knowledge of clinical care needs of all age groups.