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Registered Nurse (On-call)

Company: Indian Health Council
Location: Valley Center
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Indian Health Council is looking for an on call RN to fill in when our full time nurses are on PTO or Leave. Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm when neededLocation: Valley Center, CA (near Harrah's Southern California Resort)SUMMARYProvides professional nursing assessment and initiates nursing care to patients presenting themselves for care. Determines the urgency of the patients presenting complaints and designates triage category. Treats patients in medical office, as directed by Physician, by performing the following duties.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.1. Makes accurate patient assessments and assigns a visit priority.2. Initiates diagnostic and therapeutic measures as indicated by protocols.3. Interviews patient and/or family to obtain required history and accurate assessment.4. Communicates and acts as liaison between the patient, family, and physician with respect for confidentiality and dignity.5. Charts concisely, descriptively, and legibly and includes patient's progress or lack of progress.6. Communicates clearly and appropriately with patients and with others in the clinic environment, coordinating the needs of nursing with supporting staff.7. Assists in solving problems related to the welfare of patients and staff.8. Possess good crisis intervention skills.9. Advises injured staff concerning medical treatment/ First aide only-refer to Human Resources, if patient requires treatment follow-ups10. Examines and advises personnel who become ill.11. Prepares accident reports in coordination with concerned staff and manager.12. Maintains OSHA records concerning reportable illnesses and injuries.13. Performs yearly TB immunization and updates employee annual immunization record per Human Resource protocol.14. Ensures that employees with work related injuries are referred to outside contracted provider and notifies Human Resources Department of any IHC staff seeking treatment for work related injury.15. Forward a completed first doctor's report to Human Resources for all IHC employees treated for work related injury or first aide.16. Schedules patient appointments and coordinate referrals, coordinate transportation needsOTHER NURSING RESPONSIBILITIES1. Provides general nursing care treatment to patients, assisting and working under the supervision of a licensed provider.2. Obtains and records cursory history of present illness or problem.3. Sets up examination room for and assists in planned procedures.4. Obtains vital signs and prepares patient for examination.5. Administers treatments dispense medications and provide immunizations as ordered by provider.6. Assists with patient education, emphasizing preventive measures, nutrition, prenatal care, children care with special attention to prevalent chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension7. Works with patient advocate in screening and triaging of patients.8. Oversees patient flow for team and department9. Orders Rx refill per protocol10. Supervises the medical assistants and LVN in the absence of the Nursing Supervisor.11. Reports reportable infectious diseases quarterly12. Ensures medical department is in compliance with CLIA and OSHA regulation and represents the medical department at safety committee meetings.13. Active in system wide meetings, ex: CQI, Safety, Case Management, etc.14. Performs other duties as requiredEDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCENursing graduate of an accredited nursing school and experience in an ambulatory care setting. Knowledge of management and nursing organizational theory to supervise the operation of the nursing department. Knowledge of the principles and practices of employee development to train, delegate and mentor staff. Knowledge of medical safety practices of employee standard requirements to evaluate existing standards and implement new procedures. Knowledge of the principles of budgeting to assist in budget preparation. Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of professional nursing. Skill in anticipating and reacting calmly to emergency situations. Skill in identifying problems and researching and recommending resolutions. Skill in preparing records, writing reports, and responding to correspondence. Skill in developing and maintaining department quality assurance. Skill in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion, decision-making. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, staff and the public. Ability to establish quality control standards. Ability to plan, organize priorities, and direct the work of others.PHYSICAL DEMANDSWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONSMust be a licensed California RN or LVN. A valid California driver's license and a good driving record will be required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment. CPR certification must be acquired within six months of appointment and renewed on a regular basis as so stipulated by the certification.CUSTOMER RELATIONS1. Responds promptly and with caring actions to patients and employees. Acknowledge psychosocial, spiritual and cultural beliefs and honor these beliefs.2. Maintain professional working relationships with all levels of staff, clients and the public.3. Be part of a team and cooperate in accomplishing department/organizational goals and objectives.QUALITY MANAGEMENT1. Displays knowledge of normal signs of human development and ability to assess and provide age appropriate care2. Contribute to the success of the organization by participating in quality improvement activities.SAFETY1. Maintain current knowledge of policies and procedures as they relate to safe work practices.2. Follow all safety procedures and report unsafe conditions.3. Use appropriate body mechanics to ensure an injury free environment.4. Be familiar with location if nearest fire extinguisher and emergency exits.5. Follow all infection control procedures including blood-borne pathogen protocols.HIPAA/COMPLIANCE1. Maintain privacy of all patient, employee and volunteer information and access such information only on a need to know basis for business purposes.2. Comply with all regulations regarding corporate integrity and security obligations.3. Report unethical; fraudulent or unlawful behavior or activity.4. Specify privileges and responsibilities of employment, including compliance with an adverse incident reporting system.5. Maintains client case files in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and IHC policies.Indian Preference shall be given in accordance with IHC's Policies and Procedures Section 3, Part 3-1, Paragraph 5 PI158830330

Keywords: Indian Health Council, San Diego , Registered Nurse (On-call), Healthcare , Valley Center, California

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