Provides care and support to patients under the direction of the physician and/or mid-level provider. Contributes to the planning and delivery of patient focused care.
Screens, communicates and responds to patient needs appropriately.
Manage patient flow ensuring enough time for patient care and family education.
Delegates tasks to other caregivers as license permits.
Greet and prepare patients for practitioner. Obtain and record vital signs and other appropriate information, such as height, weight, drug allergies, current medications and presenting problem. Anticipates the needs of the patient and the practitioner during the exam.
Ensure patient privacy and comfort during the exam; instruct patients in the collection of samples and other tests.
Administer ordered medications via oral, subcutaneous, intramuscular or intradermal routes. Start intravenous lines and administer intravenous fluids with appropriate certification.
Under supervision of the practitioner, inform patients of lab results, call in prescriptions to pharmacies and return practitioners' phone messages.
Provide patient mobility assistance, as necessary.
Ensure that the patient or family understands follow-up and referral information.
Documents all procedures and interactions in patient's medical record.
Prepare, clean and sterilize instruments and maintain equipment; keep patient exam rooms clean and orderly; dispose of contaminated items according to Franciscan Medical Group Exposure Control Plan; anticipate Practitioner's needs for medications, supplies and equipment and plan accordingly.
Assist with diagnostic tests and procedures to appropriate level of training and established procedures.
Attend required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
Participants in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
Provide general health education within own level of expertise and as directed by practitioner and nurse supervisor.
Uses Standard Precautions including personal protective equipment for anticipated contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials.
Performs related duties as required.
Graduate of accredited school of medical assisting, practical nursing or nursing required.
Within the last two- (2) years, one- (1) year of nursing experience in a clinic setting or two- (2) years of acute hospital nursing experience preferred.
Current State license as LPN or RN required OR
Certified or eligible for certification as a CMA.
Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
Adheres to and exhibits our core values:
Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.
Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.
Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.
Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.
Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.
Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.
Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers
Nursing - RN
IA-Des Moines-330 Laurel Medical Building
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period
Catholic Health Initiatives - 17 months ago
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