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RN - Basalt After Hours Clinic

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Aspen
Posted on: January 5, 2019

Job Description:

Half-Time Position (with full benefits), 24 hours per week. Some evenings and weekends required. Provides professional nursing care in accordance with known/accepted standards of practice and AVH policy. Utilizes the Nursing Process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care. Works in support of the medical staff treatment plan and makes recommendations for changes to medical treatment plan as appropriate. Educates patients and family around the plan of care and disease management. Actively supports the nursing philosophy by striving for excellence in patient care, professional development, interpersonal relations, time management, and continuous quality improvement RN ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS WEIGHT I NURSING PROCESS AND CLINICAL PRACTICE SKILLS 5% Fully competent in primary nurse role in the SMC. Performs patient and family assessment & problem identification, plans care accordingly, implements and evaluates plan of care so that problems are resolved. In addition, identifies needs for refinement of assessment skills in others. Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy and scans documents appropriately. At SMC, documentation includes nursing assessment and patient education. In addition, identifies need for improvement in documentation and reporting procedures and assists with ensuring compliance with documentation standards. Prioritizes patient situations and takes appropriate action in an efficient, effective manner. In addition, serves as a resource/role model for others in the clinic. Responds to clinical needs of patients in accord with experience, nursing standards, and hospital/nursing policies and procedures. Makes value-added resource decisions for patient care with respect to supplies, equipment, and acuity of care. In addition, assists others in value added decision making processes in the clinic. Accomplishes objectives by orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations Identifies system improvements. Works with administrator to implement corrective actions. Establishes a compassionate environment by providing caring and support to patients, friends and family members. Provides information to patients and healthcare team by answering questions and requests. Resolves patient needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies. Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by monitoring confidential information processing. Plans and facilitates orientation of staff. Manages patient flow/coordination of patient care and consulting activities. Ensures department activities and records are in compliance with licensing and regulation requirements. Ensures organizational and department policies and procedures are implemented and followed. II PATIENT TEACHING 5% Provides individualized patient and family education consistent with patient's learning style, readiness to learn and self care needs and assists with efforts to design new patient education materials. Evaluates the effectiveness of patient learning III CARE COORDINATION 5% Communicates and collaborates with all members of the hospital team in order to address patient care, resolve problems, and improve the delivery of multidisciplinary care on a daily basis. In addition, accesses resources as needed and with assistance implements strategies to address communication and collaboration gaps related to patient care management at the clinic or organizational level. Applies individual and group problem solving; shares knowledge with others freely, consults openly, and assists others to interpret data. Uses verbal and written communication methods effectively and assists others in effective communication. IV PATIENT SAFETY & CONFIDENTIALITY 5% Adheres reliably to all accepted patient safety standards. Identifies and promotes new learning around changing patient safety standards of practice and assists others to address and resolve identified safety issues. Serves in advocacy role; encouraging active involvement of patient and family in their care Follows all security, confidentiality, and privacy policies. V PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & INTEGRATION 10% Develops professional goals and diversity of responsibilities within nursing practice consistent with hospital mission and goals. Demonstrates role awareness and seeks individualized department specific continuing education that improves patient care or professional practice. Department specific areas of learning focus may include nursing/medical care for non emergent illnesses and injuries; splinting, bracing, and casting; EMTALA; and communicable diseases. Creates and acts on opportunities to promote professional growth and role enhancement in others. Able to express nursing values around patient/family centered care and assists others to achieve shared understanding Assists in developing and monitoring goals, performance improvements, departmental risk assessment, quality indicators and policy developmentand participates in the evaluation of quality standards and the evaluation of improvement data. Incorporates quality improvement initiatives into practice into the clinic. Identifies need to seek out additional information when needed and apply relevant findings to nursing practice and encourages this behavior in staff. VI LEADERSHIP 10% Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision making Actively participates in unit meetings and activities and promotes a culture that is open to employees giving feedback and expressing concerns appropriately. Maintains staffing schedule and adequate staffing for the unit on a daily basis and assists in problem solving staffing issues. Shows insight for own leadership strengths and weaknesses; analyzes situations and intervenes as needed to resolve clinic issues. Requests help as needed. Maintains open lines of communication with the clinic director regarding clinic and environment of care issues and is actively involved in problem resolution. Provides constructive feedback to co-workers and provides input as requested in the performance appraisal process of staff in the clinic. VII UNIT SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 10% UNIT SKILL OR DUTIES: Demonstrates competency in all aspects of day to day operations of the clinic including patient care, triaging phone calls, obtaining POC labs, obtaining interpreter as needed, patient education, assisting MD and anticipating patient care needs, preparation and processing of medical records, and facilitating follow up care. Assists with registration as needed and ensures appropriate charges are entered for patient care. As charge nurse: maintains work flow and efficiency in the clinic by communicating with staff, MD, and director issues/concerns/supply needs. Medication Management: maintains proper documentation of in clinic and discharge meds including pyxis use, daily narcotic counts, and reconciliation of count to record keeping. Labels all discharge meds appropriately. AGE SPECIFIC CRITERIA Pass/No Pass Ensures developmentally appropriate care for all patient populations presenting to SMC. VIII CORE VALUES 50% Patient Centered: is passionate about patient care, creating positive impressions on a consistent basis and exceeding our patients' expectations. Exhibits courtesy and sensitivity to the needs of patients and their families, responds with a sense of urgency to patient problems, anticipates patient requirements, responds proactively and places the patient's safety above all else. Teamwork: works collaboratively with physicians and other staff and assists whenever possible. He/she openly shares information, provides feedback and participates in appropriate decision making as part of a team of healthcare professionals. Hospital and departmental objectives are placed ahead of individual agendas Respect for Others: actively listens to others, takes other opinions into account, and communicates openly and honestly. He/she demonstrates respect for others by being timely with communications, completion of tasks, and meeting attendance. The employee is respectful of all physicians, colleagues, patients, visitors, and other stakeholders Accountability: takes responsibility for his/her actions, abides by the hospital's guiding philosophies and policies, and follows through on commitments and physician orders. He/she provides complete and accurate information to the Physician and/or other members of the work team. takes personal pride and ownership in the quality of care and services provided to all internal and external customers Integrity: is truthful, trustworthy, and principled. He/she demonstrates character, conviction, and honest and ethical behavior in all interactions with others. The employee's word can be trusted. Behavior is consistent with these AVH Core Values KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Associate Degree in Nursing BSN graduate preferred 1-2 years ED experience preferred Minimum 2 years nursing experience preferred LICENSE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATIONS Current Colorado nursing license or temporary permit Current BLS certification Other Required: 1.ACLS required 2.PALS required 3.TNCC preferred KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail Relatively high degree of analytical abilities Strong interpersonal skills required Ability to work independently LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and communicate effectively in English WORKING CONDITIONS Normal patient care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature May be exposed to communicable diseases through normal or careless performance of responsibilities May be exposed to mechanical dangers associated with mechanical devices May be exposed to stressful situations DESCRIPTION OF PHYSICAL DEMANDS On-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities. - Percent of Time - Stand: 40% Walk: 30% Sit: 30% Talk or hear: 99% Use hands to finger, handle or feel: 100% Push or pull: 10% Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl: 10% Reach with hands and arms: 10% Taste or smell: 00% This job requires that weight be lifted or force be exerted. - Yes/ No - Up to 10 pounds: yes Up to 25 pounds: yes Up to 50 pounds: yes Up to 100 pounds: no More than 100 pounds: no This job has vision requirements as follows: - Yes/No - Clear close vision: yes Clear distance vision: yes Depth perception: yes Three-dimensional vision; ability to judge distances and spatial relationships: yes Ability to adjust eye to bring an object into sharp focus: yes WORK ENVIRONMENT Job may have exposure to the following environmental conditions: -Yes/No - Wet, humid conditions (non-weather): no Work near moving mechanical parts: yes Fumes or airborne particles: yes Toxic or caustic chemicals: no Outdoor weather conditions: no Extreme cold (non-weather): no Extreme heat (non-weather): no Risk of electrical shock: yes Work with explosives: no Risk of radiation: yes Vibration: no Hearing ability required for work environment is: - Yes/No - Ability to hear alarms on equipment: yes Ability to hear patient call: yes Ability to hear instructions clearly: yes - Hi/Med/Lo - The typical noise level for the work environment is: med Repetitive Motion Actions - Percent of Time - Repetitive use of foot control: 00% Repetitive use of hands: 50% Grasping - simple/light: 80% Grasping - firm/heavy: 15% Fine dexterity: 50%

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