Registered Nurses & Medical Assistants - Vintage Park Urgent Care

Job Locations US-AK-Juneau
Job ID
2023-7529
Category
PRIMARY CARE CLINICS
Type
Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE) -A1

About Us:

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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:

Seeking Experienced Medical Assisants Registered Nurses for our new location at Vintage Park!

 

Sign-on Bonuses provided:

$5,000 - Experienced Medical Assistants, $24.31-$33.29/hour DOE

$25,000 - RNs, $34.15-$46.78/hour DOE

 

MEDICAL ASSISTANTS

The Clinical Assistant III performs all the job duties of the Clinical Assistant II; in addition, the Clinical Assistant III applies a more extensive knowledge of medical practice and terminology and judgment based on greater clinical experience. The more technical duties of the Clinical Assistant III require a higher level of training, competency, or specific certification. CA III must process provider orders pertaining to diagnostic tests, referrals and other patient data that involves non-routine problems, timely and accurately.  

 

The Clinical Assistant III provides care to infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly in an ambulatory care clinicThis position is essential in maintaining efficient clinic operations and patient flow to maximize the provider’s time and to insure access to careClinical Assistants perform administrative duties, data management and handle basic clinical tasksThis information is recorded in patients’ chart along with patient’s medical historyThis position works closely with providers giving support such as rooming patients, performing Point of Care Testing (POCT), performing lab draws, and provide immunizations and other injections within the scope of practice certification, ECC monitoring, answering phones, processing provider orders data entry and participation in training processesMust be able to make independent decisions within scope of practice based on experience and good judgment and be self-starting and require little guidance to keep busy. 

 

This position is responsible for leading Clinical Assistant I and Clinical Assistant II positions.

 

REGISTERED NURSES

This position functions within the Urgent Care setting providing appropriate and timely nursing care for patients of all ages, promoting quality, evidenced based, and cost-effective health care outcomes.  
This position works within a nursing team consisting of RN’s, LPN’s, and Clinical AssistantsThe RN will provide full assessments, prioritize patient needs/patient flow, perform skills and coordinate care as ordered by providersIn addition, the RN is expected to use critical thinking to work within standing orders to expedite care and patient services. As necessary, the RN may work in other nursing roles, so that departmental functions are covered daily. Perform duties in a responsible, professional, and compassionate manner to provide excellent patient care.

Responsibilities:

MEDICAL ASSISTANTS

Key Essential Functions and Accountabilities of the Job 

  • Accurately collects and documents information in patient chart. Keeps patient records in order with all forms properly identified; copies and compiles other medical data as needed. 
  • Assures patient medication and immunization records are current. 
  • Recognizes signs or symptoms requiring prompt intervention and acts appropriately.  
  • Transport patients within the facility, as needed. 
  • Demonstrate ability to smoothly manage patient care duties while maintaining clinic flow.  
  • Reports, and when appropriate, records any changes observed in the condition or behavior of patients, unusual incidents, or breeches in safety. Observes patients to insure children, elderly, or impaired patients who require observation or assistance have someone in attendance.  
  • Sets up equipment and supplies for routine exams and minor procedures. 
  • Prepares patients for and assists with procedures, treatments, and minor office surgeries. 
  • Provides specimen collection, Point of Care Testing (POCT). Follows protocol for collecting, labeling, and transporting of specimens. 
  • Performs and assists with radiology exams per protocol if competencies are met. 
  • Assists Provider as directed and trained by Provider as well as within their licensed Scope of Practice.   
  • Assists Clinic Nurse as needed. 
  • Provides immunizations, injections as ordered by Provider.  
  • May perform basic life support, as certified. 
  • Assists provider in identifying patients overdue for immunizations and preventative health maintenance including routine, urgent and emergent appointments with appropriate provider and clinic.  

Other Functions 

  • Will provide cross-coverage for their peers, helping peers and clinics that need assistance to ensure the efficient and effective flow of patients through the department.  
  • Attends and participates in at least 50% area staff meetings annually; responsible for applying information presented in staff meetings; participates in unit goal setting; complies with area and departmental scheduling guidelines; initiates discussion with department manager regarding area or department issues; complies with dress code; refers un-resolved problems with patients/visitors/co-workers to appropriate Manager for resolution; addresses employee concerns consistent with Human Resources Policy. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

 

REGISTERED NURSES

Key Essential Functions and Accountabilities of the Job 

  • Perform initial triage/assessments of patients who present for urgent care servicesRN also provides telephone services including an assessment and advice of self-care &/or appropriate care optionsAssessment will include history of present illness, vital sign measurements as appropriate, gathering of Government Performance Results Act data, immunization status, preventative health needs and other tasks based on initial assessment and anticipation of patient &/or provider's needs.  
  • RN may take direction from provider through written, verbal and/or standing orderAdminister 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. Initiate IV access, maintain site, monitor patient, and discontinue IV therapyAdding secondary IV therapies, which may require mixing of a concentrated medication solution or powder.             
  • Document assessment, observation, nursing interventions, therapeutic measures, health counseling and education provided to patients either in person or by phoneEvaluate and document patient’s comprehension of education.                                   
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment, including adequate supplies. Upkeep of stock and equipment. Reporting/removal of any defective or missing equipment and safety hazards immediatelyAdhere to infection control policy and procedures. 
  • Maintain annual competencies including safety and infection control requirements. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned, including special projects deemed necessary to provide comprehensive health services. 
  • Facilitate the coordination of patient referrals within SEARHC or other outside facilities. Track the progress of referrals and outcomes of care, providing periodic status reports to providers on outstanding referralsServes as the primary link for other case managers and referral coordinators in care coordination for the patients. Proactively identifies delays and obstacles to care and works to remedy individual cases and to improve the process. 
  • Contact patients for next day follow up calls and handles each situation appropriately. 
  • Work collaboratively by building bridges and creating rapport with team members within departments and across the organization. 
  • Participate in department and clinic team and improvement efforts. 
  • Participate in continued development of the clinical team. 
  • Responsible for participating in the triage role and responding to emergency situations. 
  • May serve as vaccine coordinator or secondary vaccine coordinator for clinic. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned, including special projects deemed necessary to provide comprehensive health services.

Qualifications:

MEDICAL ASSISTANTS

Education, Certifications, and Licenses Required 

  • High school diploma or GED – required  
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification – required  
  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) OR 
  • EMT III Current AK Certification OR 
  • Current AK Paramedic Certification OR 
  • Nursing Degree from an accredited institution can replace the requirements above.

Experience Required 

  • Experience working in a healthcare setting preferred.

Knowledge of 

  • Clinic procedures for receiving and following through on a patient visit and any related clinic treatments, procedures.   
  • Age-appropriate vital signs and behaviors. 
  • Life-saving procedures. 
  • Medical terminology and the ability to readily learn and use various computer programs preferred. 

Skills in 

  • Communication and use of customer service skills. 
  • Computer application skills sufficient to utilize medical database in a competent manner. 
  • Ability to operate medical equipment including blood pressure cuff, pulse oximeter, EKG machine, cardiac monitor, manual defibrillator. 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills; strong organizational skills. 

Ability to 

  • Train and use various EMR systems and accurately record patient data. 
  • Communicate and interact with all members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team. 
  • Recognize and respond appropriately in emergency situations.

 

REGISTERED NURSES

Education, Certifications, and Licenses Required 

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and qualified to take the NCLEX. 
  • Current full, unrestricted Registered Nursing license in Alaska or other U.S. state required. Direct Hire must have applied for an Alaska nursing license before the start date. Agency staff must have an active Alaska license. 
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification preferred. 
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

Experience Required 

  • 2 years of general nursing experience with a minimum of 1 year in an ambulatory or urgent care clinic.

Knowledge of 

  • Customer service principles and recovery 
  • Safety and infection control principles 
  • Clinic protocol for following through on patient visits, treatments, and procedures. 
  • Age-appropriate vital signs, behaviors, and clinical education 

Skills in 

  • The nursing process and the ability to think critically. 
  • Assessment, prioritization/anticipation of needs, and data collection 
  • The use of various medical equipment 
  • Oral and written communications including competent charting. 
  • Life Saving Procedures 
  • Multi-tasking and time management 
  • Problem Solving 

Ability to 

  • Maintain compliance with annual competencies. 
  • Work independently while part of team, seeking help when appropriate. 
  • Move at a quick pace, stand for extended periods of time, bend, stoop, climb and move to the floor. 
  • Perform job using theory-based nursing practice model, evidence-based practices, and shared governance in a multi-disciplinary setting. 
  • Train to use various EMR systems and accurately record patient data. 
  • Provide excellent patient care to all patients from various backgrounds, ages, etc., in the urgent care setting. 
  • Communicate and interact professionally with all members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team. 
  • Remain calm, professional, and focused during stressful/urgent/emergent situations.

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