DP Technology Services, a leader in Government Contracting has an immediate opening for Clinical Nurse-Womens Health to provide services to our military and their dependents at Elmendorf Air Force Base.
Must have experience in providing direct patient care, patient and staff education, administration, and/or research.
Knowledgeable on professional care theories, principles, practices, standards and procedures to provide comprehensive primary care to a select population of essentially healthy women and/or their babies in a variety of settings to include, obstetrical antepartum or intrapartum management, postpartum care, gynecologiccare and immediate newborn care.
Knowledgeable on growth, development, and pathophysiology of disease processes specific to the obstetrical and gynecological population to include all ages of the spectrum from neonate to geriatrics.
Knowledgeable of a wide range of medical disorders to include sickle cell anemia, diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases, thyroid disorders, hypertension, and cardiac disease among others and their potential impact on perinatal outcomes, as well as broad knowledge of normal delivery variations, their complications and indicated therapeutic intervention required.
Knowledgeable of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment, to includedesired effects, side effects, and complications/contraindications for their use. Demonstrate ability to administer pharmacologic agents and accurately compute dosage calculations as required. Knowledge of the administrative requirements for proper documentation of patient’s condition including disease progress, acknowledgement of teaching, and follow up care.
Knowledgeable on computer operations and proficiency in the use of basic word processing, data entry and automated medical records.
Skilled in setting up, operating and monitoring specialized medical equipment such as IV infusion pumps, cardiac monitoring devices, EKG units, oxygen analyzers, suction equipment, nebulizers, and other unit specific equipment.
TYPE OF WORK. The duties include but are not limited to the following:
Collaborate with the physician, nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, or clinical nurse specialist in the health care/education of patients.
Promote preventive and health maintenance care, to include annual physicals/health assessments, positive health behaviors, and self-care skills through education and counseling.
Coordinates patient care through a multi-disciplinary continuum and facilitates the achievement of optimal outcomes in relation to provision of care, quality improvement and cost effectiveness.
Ensures compliance with standards of nursing care and practice in accordance with all established policies, procedures, and guidelines used in the medical treatment facility. Provides care within ethical and legal boundaries.
Effectively communicates and collaborates within a diverse group of people for the purpose of informing the healthcare team of plans/actions/outcomes, and for teaching/education to benefit the patient/family and organization. Effectively uses appropriate communication format to address professional issues.
Excellent written communication skills to perform accurate documentation, both written and electronic, of all activities in accordance with unit/medical treatment facility requirements.
Recognizes adverse signs and symptoms and react quickly in emergency situations.
Completes orientation and competency verification programs in accordance with
(IAW) unit guidelines.
Participates in the orientation and training of newly assigned personnel, as appropriate.
Serves and participates in committees, functions and other meetings as directed. Provides relevant and timely information to these groups, and assists with decision-making and process improvement initiatives. Participates in customer service initiatives designed to enhance health services.
Ensures a safe work environment, employee safe work habits and patient safety IAW regulatory agencies, infection control policies, and process improvement