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Registered Nurse/Nurse Care Manager

Nursing
Status: 
Full Time
Department: 
Nursing
Location: 
Warren
Hours: 
Full Time
Description: 

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MAJOR FUNCTION:
 
Under the direction of the Director of Nursing provides professional nursing services on regular and/or emergency basis in accordance with established philosophy during business hours and as assigned. Communicates with physicians and team members about changes in patient's clinical condition, including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Responsible for related duties including but not limited to, ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
 

  • Consistently demonstrates competency in patient assessment and documents appropriate nursing diagnosis in medical record.
  • Relates significant findings to provider.
  • Initiates and implements patient care plan. Case manages clinically complex patients.
  • Makes nursing assignments appropriate to the skill level of employees when necessary.
  • Focus on big picture quality goals for the team. I would say “Assist with tracking and monitoring quality indicators and implementing clinical quality improvement plans.
  • Identifies issues and guides effective solutions
  • Promote daily huddles to plan care for the patients that are scheduled that day.
  • Facilitate Team building. Demonstrate team collaboration to facilitate joy in the work place.
  • Consistently triages patients in person, or by telephone, in a manner which results in efficient and accurate patient disposition to appropriate resources.
  • Prepares assigned patients for examinations and treatments following established nursing procedures.
  • Adhere to team daily chart check list for patient chart preparation prior to and during patient visits.
  • Assists provider during examination and treatments in professional manner following acceptable nursing standards.
  • Observes patient, records significant conditions and reactions in medical record and notifies supervisor or provider of patient's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments and significant incidents.
  • Takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess condition of patient.
  • Completes appropriate nursing intervention according to recommendations of provider including, but not limited to medications, immunizations, tests, specimen collection, therapeutic treatments, etc.
  • Instructs and counsels patients and/or significant others regarding current health condition and health maintenance. Assists in appropriate patient referral and follow-up.
  • Maintains accurate and complete nursing documentation in medical record and assures confidentiality of all information related to patients.
  • Assists in maintaining and utilizing a variety of health record indexes, storage, recall, and retrieval systems, including automated data processing systems
  • Notify patients to bring appropriate documents for registration and verify
  • Insurance eligibility when scheduling patient appointments.
  • Adhere to scheduling rules for scheduling of appointments confirmation calls and follow-up for no show including DNKA.
  • Participate with population management in collaboration with the clinical and care teams as directed by using multiple templates tools: including preventive templates, health maintenance template, CEM, Business Objects reports, UDS reports and Performance Improvement Projects, Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance and any other plans or process to improve patient outcomes.
  • In-puts data into various computer programs including but not limited to the Electronic medical record system
  • Completes patient referral documents and pre-certifications in time frames determined by the Health center.
  • Demonstrates self-directed learning through participation in staff education and in-service programs.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and cooperation in relation to workplace staffing and manpower needs by rotating on an urgent basis and assisting the various departments and satellites as able.
  • Demonstrates active participation in staff development activities for other staff members.
  • Exhibits professional conduct with patients and fellow employees
  • Consistently utilizes appropriate lines of authority as necessary.
  • Participates in Quality Assessment or other committee activities as assigned.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of accepted nursing standards through their use in all decision making and patient care.
  • Seeks guidance and validation from appropriate clinical/management resources when necessary.
  • Demonstrates consistent effort to maintain sound working relationships with subordinates, peers and superiors.
  • Delegates duties appropriately and directs subordinates in manner which is consistent with effective and efficient use of resources.
  • Performs work-related duties in safe manner utilizing sound work practices as related to use of universal precautions, personal protective equipment, etc.
  • Assists in the preparation and maintenance of patient rooms, sterile instruments, equipment and supplies to assure efficient patient interaction.
  • Greets all patients/clients/ via telephone or directly in a personal and professional manner. Promotes positive patient relations.

 
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
 

  • Assumes other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Completes Continued Education requirements to maintain licensure as directed by the NJ state board of nursing
  • Assist staff with Spanish interpretation if bilingual in Spanish
  • Attend job related training as mandated.
  • Meets dress code standards; appearance in neat and clean.
  • Maintains regulatory requirements.
  • Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work within designated time.
  • Wears identification while on duty; uses computerized punch time system correctly.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Completes in-services and returns in a timely fashion.
  • Attends annual review and department in-services, as scheduled.
  • Attends a minimum of 10 staff meetings annually; reads monthly staff meeting minutes.
  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
  • Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
  • Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
  • Communicates the mission, visions and goals of the facility, as well as the focus statement of the department.

 
EDUCATION:
Graduate of an accredited School of Professional Nursing (R.N.); two (2) years experience as an R.N. preferred; previous experience in public health or primary care setting beneficial.
 
PREREQUISITES FOR THE JOB

  • Must hold current and valid New Jersey Professional Nursing License.
  • Must hold current certification in Basic Life Support.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred; Pass proficiency testing in Spanish (if bilingual) within 30 days of notification of testing requirement.
  • Capable of working with computers and software applications suitable for health care environment
  • Computer literacy and proficiency
  • Ambulatory Surgery Technician Certification is required for employees who sterilize surgical and medical instruments. The employees who are required to sterilize instruments must pass the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, INC. (CBSPD), Ambulatory Surgery Technician Exam within 6 months of hire.
  • Complete Care Coordination and Transitional Management Course.

 
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well with others and to assist the public cooperatively and courteously.
  • Ability to maintain client confidentiality.