UnityPoint Health

  • Clinical Nurse RN, LPN or CMA

    Requisition ID
    2018-49629
    Category
    Medical Assistants
    Location
    US-IA-Vinton
    Address
    1803 C Ave
    Affiliate
    1050 UnityPoint Health Jones Regional Medical Center
    City
    Vinton
    Department
    Vinton Family Medicine
    State
    IA
    FTE
    1.0
    FLSA
    Non-Exempt
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    Days
    Work Type (Portal Searching)
    Full Time Benefits
  • Overview

    This postion has one opening that can be filled with either an Registered Nurse (RN), Licencesed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Certified Medical Assistant (CMA).

     

    See below for the description of each position.

    Responsibilities

    TITLE – CLINICAL NURSE / RN

     

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    • Assist in the delivery of primary health care services and patient care management.
    • Demonstrates competence in the skills necessary to carry out assigned duties.
    • Administer medications by all routes.
    • Apply Nursing Process (Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Intervention and Evaluation – within licensure guidelines)
    • Act as a liaison with patients, family and providers consistently demonstrating smooth and efficient telephone communication when covering provider call and scheduling patient appointments.
    • Obtain complete history regarding health problems according to protocols.
    • Document accurate information regarding health concerns and/or condition from patient or family member.
    • Telephone Triage by providing and documenting advice for home care of illness/condition; conducting follow-up phone calls regarding patient's health and progress as necessary. 
    • Ability to assess urgency of condition for immediate attention regarding illness related calls and assign priority.
    • Placement of urinary catheters per license.
    • Placement of IV per license.
    • Provide patient education regarding health maintenance and medical illnesses following accepted Teach-back method per protocols and guidelines. 
    • Provide appropriate and timely documentation in the patient’s electronic health record using standardized workflows and processes. 
    • Provide information to appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. health department).
    • Evaluate clinical skills and practice of clinical care team.
    • Supervision of delegated duties to License Practical Nurse and Certified Medical Assistants on approved clinical protocols.
    • Facilitate and support relationships between providers (e.g. within clinic, referring) and with ancillary services.
    • Understand inpatient and outpatient specialty procedures. Responsible for compliance with precertification requirements
    • Thoroughly understand anatomical impact (phases/stages, thresholds) for clinic specialty services including co-morbidities and influences impacting patient care and treatment.
    • Thoroughly understand testing (lab and procedures) values and relationship to patient status with accountability to take next steps, as appropriate to scope and licensure.   
    • Be aware of what is happening in clinic/department and the organization by attending clinic/department meetings, reading emails and regularly checking information on the organization’s intranet site.
    • Meet the department work schedule.
    • Maintain compliance with CLIA, OSHA, Safety and Risk Management guidelines.
    • Maintain compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.
    • Monitor environmental conditions in order to secure protected health information.
    • Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.
    • Behave in a manner consistent with all Compliance and HIPAA policies and procedures.
    • Demonstrate initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations.
    • Balance team and individual responsibilities; be open and objective to other’s views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to positive team goals; and put the success of the team above own interests.
    • Perform other duties as requested by Clinic Administrator to facilitate the smooth and effective operations of the office

     

    Supervision Received:

    • General supervision is received from the Clinic Administrator

     

    Qualifications:

    • Graduate of an accredited program for Registered Nurses.
    • Current license to practice nursing in the State of Iowa/Illinois for Registered Nurse.
    • Mandatory Reporter certification
    • CPR certification.
    • Meets educational/competency requirements per policy.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to work as a team member.
    • Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.
    • Previous clinical experience in a medical office preferred.
    • Strong computer skills.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills. 

     

    TITLE: CLINICAL NURSE (LPN)

     

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    • Assist provider and other clinical staff with obtaining basic vital information, preparing patient for examination, treatment and minor surgical procedures, commensurate with training and education.
    • Demonstrate competence in the skills necessary to carry out assigned duties.
    • Responsible for tracking system for follow-up appointments related to office visits, laboratory tests and procedures to regularly follow patients monitoring disease status.
    • Document accurate information reading health concern and/or condition from patient or family member.
    • Telephone data collection.
    • Conduct follow up phone calls regarding patient’s health and progress as necessary.
    • Administer medications by oral, IM, SQ or ID routes under the order of a provider or RN.
    • Schedule referrals for patients with specialist or outpatient as requested by the provider. Complete appropriate forms or requisitions needed for referrals or lab testing, including appropriate CPT/ICD-9 coding. 
    • Provide education to patients and families using the Teach-back method per protocols and guidelines. 
    • Place urinary catheters per protocol.
    • Provide appropriate and timely documentation in the patient’s electronic health record using standardized workflows and processes. 
    • Provide information to appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. health department).
    • Demonstrate the knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.
    • Understand inpatient and outpatient specialty procedures. Responsible for compliance with precertification requirements
    • Thoroughly understand anatomical impact (phases/stages, thresholds) for clinic specialty services including co-morbidities and influences impacting patient care and treatment.
    • Thoroughly understand testing (lab and procedures) values and relationship to patient status with accountability to take next steps, as appropriate to scope and licensure. 
    • Be aware of what is happening in the clinic/department and the organization by attending clinic/department meetings, reading emails and regularly checking information on the organization’s intranet site.
    • Meet the department work schedule.
    • Maintain compliance with CLIA, OSHA, Safety and Risk Management guidelines.
    • Maintain compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.
    • Monitor environmental conditions in order to secure protected health information.
    • Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.
    • Behave in a manner consistent with all Compliance and HIPAA policies and procedures.
    • Demonstrate initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations.
    • Balance team and individual responsibilities; be open and objective to other’s views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to positive team goals; and put the success of the team above own interests.
    • Perform other duties as requested by Clinic Administrator to facilitate the smooth and effective operations of the office.

     

    Qualifications:

    • Graduate of an accredited program for Licensed Practical Nurses.
    • Current license to practice nursing in the State of Iowa/Illinois for Licensed Practical Nurse.
    • Meets educational/competency requirements per policy.
    • Previous clinical experience in a medical office preferred.
    • Computer data entry experience.
    • Mandatory Reporter certification.
    • CPR certification.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Strong computer skills.
    • Ability to work as a team member.
    • Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures
    • Able to write, read, comprehend and speak fluent English.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

     

    TITLE: CLINICAL ASSISTANT

     

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    • Assist provider and other clinical staff with obtaining basic vital information preparing patient for examination, treatment and minor surgical procedures. 
    • Demonstrates competence in the clinical skills necessary to carry out assigned job duties.
    • Responsible for tracking system for follow-up appointments related to office visits, laboratory tests and procedures to regularly follow patients monitoring disease status.
    • Schedule referrals for patients with specialist or outpatient as requested by the provider. Complete appropriate forms or requisitions needed for referrals or lab testing, including appropriate CPT/ICD-10 coding. 
    • Answer questions and provide teaching to patients and family members. 
    • Provide appropriate and timely documentation in the patient’s electronic health record using standardized workflows and processes. 
    • Provide information to appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. health department).
    • Thoroughly understand testing (lab and procedures) values and relationship to patient status with accountability to take next steps, as appropriate to scope and licensure. 
    • Be aware of what is happening in clinic/department and the organization by attending clinic/department meetings, reading emails and regularly checking information on the organization’s intranet site.
    • Meet the department work schedule.
    • Maintain compliance with CLIA, OSHA, Safety and Risk Management guidelines.
    • Maintain compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.
    • Monitor environmental conditions in order to secure protected health information.
    • Behave in a manner consistent with all Compliance and HIPAA policies and procedures.
    • Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.
    • Demonstrate initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations.
    • Balance team and individual responsibilities; be open and objective to other’s views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to positive team goals; and put the success of the team above own interests.
    • Perform other duties as requested by Clinic Administrator to facilitate the smooth and effective operations of the office.

     

    Qualifications:

    • Graduate of an accredited program for Medical Assistants.
    • Current CME certification for Certified Medical Assistant and AAMA certification. 
    • Mandatory Reporter certification.
    • CPR certification.
    • Meets educational/competency requirements per policy.
    • Previous clinical experience in a medical office preferred.
    • Computer data entry experience.
    • BLS and Mandatory Reporter certification.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to work as a team member
    • Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.
    • Able to write, read, comprehend and speak fluent English.
    • Strong computer skills.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

    Qualifications

    See above for each specific position.

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