• CLINICAL ASSISTANT III//LPN OR RN (HEALTHCARE FOR - HOMELESS - FRONT ST. CLINIC)

    Job Locations US-AK-Juneau
    Job ID
    2019-1838
    Category
    NURSING
    Type
    Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE)
  • About Us:

    SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.

     

    Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

    Job Overview:

    This position functions within the Front Street integrated care model to assist patients and medical staff within the ambulatory care setting by providing a variety of nursing services to all ages (cradle to grave) of patients.

     

    This position works within an integrated care team which consisting of RN’s, Clinical Assistants, Behavioral Health Clinicians, Primary Care providers, and various social support providers.  This position serves a population of patients experiencing chronic and acute medical and behavioral health problems, substance abuse, and homelessness. They are responsible to perform full assessments, prioritize patient needs and patient flow, and perform skills and coordinate care as ordered by providers.  In addition, the RN is expected to use critical thinking to work within standing orders to expedite care patient services. As necessary, the RN may work in other nursing roles, so that departmental functions are covered on a daily basis. Performs duties in a responsible, respectful and caring manner to promote effective relationships.

    Responsibilities:

    • Performs initial assessments of patients who present for appointments or urgent care services.  RN also provides telephone services including an assessment and advice of self-care and/or appropriate care options.  Assessment will included POV, history of present illness, vital sign measurements as appropriate, gathering of GPRA data, immunization status, preventative health needs and other tasks based on POV and anticipation of patient and/or provider needs. 
    • RN may take direction from provider through written, verbal and/or standing order.  Administers therapeutic measures, including medication (oral, topical, IM, SQ, intradermal, and IV push and infusion), operation and monitoring of specialized equipment, as indicated by patient needs.
    • Documents assessment, observation, nursing interventions, therapeutic measures, health counseling and education provided to patients either in person or by phone.  Evaluates and documents patient’s comprehension of education.
    • Maintains a clean and safe working environment, including adequate supplies. Upkeep of unit and equipment. Reporting/removal of any defective or missing equipment and safety hazards.  Adheres to infection control policy and procedures
    • Maintains annual competencies including safety and infection control requirements. 
    • Performs other duties as assigned, including special projects deemed necessary to provide comprehensive health services.

     

    Qualifications:

     

    Education/Experience

    • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing.
    • One (1) year general nursing experience (preferred).

    License/Certification

    • Registered Nurse – State of Alaska (permanent or temporary). Must obtain State of Alaska licensure within 60 days of employment.
    • Basic Life Support certification (preferred).

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    Knowledge:

    • Knowledge of the nursing process and the ability to apply critical thinking in the working environment.
    • Knowledge and demonstrated use of customer service principles.
    • Knowledge and demonstrated use of safety and infection control principles.

    Skills:

    • Critical thinking skills including complete assessment, prioritization/anticipation of needs, and   data collection.
    • Technical skills including use of equipment such as computers and medical equipment.
    • Application of effective oral and written communications skills.

    Abilities:

    • Ability to multi-task and work independently in fast paced environment.
    • Ability to maintain compliance with annual competencies.
    • Ability to problem-solve and use conflict resolution skills to develop and maintain good working relations with patients, families, staff and departments

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