Outpatient Services Manager - RN

Job Locations US-AK-Wrangell
Job ID
2021-5676
Category
NURSING
Type
Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE) -A1

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:

The Outpatient Services RN has the responsibility of delivering the standards of nursing practice for the organization’s outpatient services. The Outpatient Services RN participates with other Nursing Service’s personnel and Administration in the development of inpatient and outpatient care programs, policies, and procedures to meet all requirements including ethical and legal concerns.

 

The Outpatient Services RN implements, monitors, and evaluates safety and quality throughout WMC’s outpatient services or programs. The RN operates under the direct supervision of the Clinical Care Manager and will always support the mission, vision, and values of SEARHC Wrangell Medical Center

Responsibilities:

  • Provide specialized nursing care and support to patients, residents, their families, and other healthcare professionals.
  • Ensures continuity of high standard of evidence-based nursing care for patients undergoing chemotherapy, wound care, and various outpatient procedures.
  • Ability to perform wound assessment, reassessment, and care management for all patients and residents of WMC.
  • Plans, coordinates and conducts regular and specific in-service training sessions for staff to familiarize them with new procedures, policies, and changes in procedural care techniques.
  • Complies with measures to actively manage and reduce risk to patients. Ensures the formal reporting and recording of adverse incidents.
  • Make written and verbal recommendations to the Clinical Care Manager for in-service training programs.
  • Ability to perform advanced knowledge and skills in intravenous access, PICC line placement, the management of central venous catheters, venesection, and chemotherapy delivery, including the management of anaphylaxis and extravasation.
  • Maintains contemporaneous and accurate treatment of records, submitting relevant statistics, reports and data as required.
  • Ensures all patients are fully informed of the risks and benefits of proposed procedures/treatments contributing to the process by ensuring informed consent has been obtained.
  • Participates in department committees and interdepartmental activities.
  • Contributes to the budgetary process in planning for capital equipment needs and material resources.
  • Contributes to the department’s QA/QI/PI activities. Assists in the overall development and implementation of quality improvement programs that endorse and assimilate evidence-based practice.
  • Helps maintain the department in a manner that meets or exceeds compliance with all Federal, State and Local regulations.
  • Provides nursing care, including on-call and emergency availability, as deemed necessary and appropriate by the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned..

Qualifications:

Education

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing (Bachelor’s degree in nursing, Associate degree in nursing or Diploma in nursing).

Experience

  • Prefer a minimum of two (2) years of experience within a hospital outpatient services department.

Certification/License:

  • Must possess a valid and unrestricted current state of Alaska RN license.
  • Must have BLS and ACLS or must be obtained within six months of hire and biannually thereafter.
  • PALS preferred
  • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) certification, preferred.
  • Wound care certification preferred. Willing to obtain within 1 year of hire.
  • ONS certification required within 6 months of hire.
  • PICC line placement credentialed preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to read, write and speak the English language.
  • Possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Must have the ability to function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with patients/residents, personnel and support agencies.

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