UnityPoint Health

  • Specialty Nurse-OB/GYN Clinic at Methodist Plaza

    Requisition ID
    2018-53125
    Category
    Nursing
    Location
    US-IA-Des Moines
    Address
    1212 Pleasant St
    Affiliate
    9200 UnityPoint Clinic Affiliate
    City
    Des Moines
    Department
    OB/GYN - Methodist Plaz- DM
    State
    IA
    FTE
    1.0
    FLSA
    Non-Exempt
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    Float position hours and days vary - 4 days a week w/ 1 day off; 7:15-8am start time; 5:15pm-5:45pm end time
    Work Type (Portal Searching)
    Full Time Benefits
  • Overview

    UnityPoint Clinic 

    Specialty Nurse

    Hours and days vary - 4 days a week w/ 1 day off; 7:15am-8am start time; 5:15pm-5:45pm end time

    FULL TIME BENEFITS

    OB/GYN CLINIC-Methodist Plaza

     

    The specialty nurse will be primarily responsible for telephone triage, including assessment and action in collaboration with the providers. At UP Clinic, our triage nurses provide appropriate nursing care, patient education, and emotional support to patients over the phone. The ideal candidate is compassionate, detail oriented, and has excellent written and oral communication skills.  

    Responsibilities

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    • Function as a clinician, educator and resource for patients within their specialty of care and assist physicians with office procedures.
    • Demonstrates competence in the skills necessary to carry out assigned duties.
    • Triage incoming patients ensuring compliance with established admission/acceptance criteria. Direct appointments and referrals as determined by the current criteria.
    • Develop, implement and evaluate the standards of practice and care for the patient population.
    • Provide appropriate and timely documentation in the patient’s electronic health record using standardized workflows and processes.
    • Answer questions and provide teaching to patients and family members.
    • Responsible for the development and ongoing coordination of care for patients.
    • Act as a consultant both within the institution and to outside agencies or groups.
    • Consult with individuals, families, community agencies or colleagues from associated disciplines or with nursing.
    • Conduct or facilitate implementation of research studies and translate research findings into nursing practice.
    • Preauthorize care/procedures with insurance companies.
    • Meet the department work schedule.
    • 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.
    • Maintain compliance with CLIA, OSHA, Safety and Risk Management guidelines.
    • Maintain compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.
    • Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.
    • Monitor environmental conditions in order to secure protected health information.
    • Behave in a manner consistent with all Corporate 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

     

    Qualifications:

    • BSN preferred: Willingness to complete Bachelor’s degree.
    • Current Iowa/Illinois license to practice as a Registered Nurse.
    • Meets educational/competency requirements per policy.
    • Five (5) years of nursing experience preferred
    • Specialty certification preferred.
    • Mandatory Reporter certification.
    • CPR certification
    • Ability to direct others and to exercise judgment in problem situations.
    • Creative thinking; analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities; self-direction; theoretical implementation and evaluation.
    • Computer data entry experience.
    • 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.

    Commitment to Values:

    The following behavior is expected from those employed by this organization:

     

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