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Clinic RN - Family Medicine

Company: CHI-Franciscan Medical Group
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: August 17, 2019

Job Description:

Job Type: Full Time
Scheduled Hours per 2 Week Pay Period: 80
Daily Schedule: 8:30a-5:30a Weekends Required: Occasional
Location: Tacoma, WA
Franciscan Medical Group is currently seeking to fill a full time Clinic RN for our Franciscan Medical Clinic at St. Joseph in Tacoma, WA! Come join our team based environment!
CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.
Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach - physical, emotional, and spiritual - is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team! Job Summary:
This job is responsible for providing professional nursing services which focus on the provision of quality patient care in a clinic setting consistent with CHI Franciscan Health (CHI-FH) standards/values, applicable regulatory requirements and Franciscan Medical Group (FMG) Scope of Practice policy. An incumbent is engaged in direct care of clinic patients, including assessing, coordinating, triaging, evaluating and delegating work to members of the patient care team, and for providing education and consultation with patients, families, physicians and other staff members in implementing appropriate nursing interventions for optimal patient care.
Work is performed under standards of safety and care that provide instruction/guidance for taking care of issues and patient needs in the absence of a physician/provider. Work requires the application of judgment and critical thinking skills in making decisions regarding patient care (within the scope of practice), including knowledge and integration of available standards, resources and data, and in the efficient utilization of staff/resources. Work involves continuous contact with physicians/providers, patients, patient families, community agencies, patient care staff and management. An incumbent is accountable for the quality of care provided to patients, and has the authority to direct care, provide education, and delegate appropriate tasks.
If assigned to the centralized FMG Float Pool, an incumbent provides patient care services to the assigned clinic/work unit as needed to meeting staffing needs. Essential Duties:
Screens, communicates and responds to patient needs appropriately; managing patient flow to ensure enough time for patient care and family education. Delegates tasks to other caregivers as license permits.
Greet and prepare patients for practitioner. Provide patient mobility assistance, as necessary. Obtain and record vital signs and other appropriate information, such as height, weight, drug allergies, current medications and presenting problem. Anticipates the needs of the patient and the practitioner during the exam.
Administer ordered medications via oral, subcutaneous, intramuscular, intradermal, or sublingual routes. Start IV's, maintain and administer IV fluids/meds as ordered by provider.
Under supervision of the practitioner, inform patients of lab results, call in prescriptions to pharmacies and return practitioners' phone messages. Ensure that the patient or family understands follow-up and referral information. Provide general health education within own level of expertise and as directed by practitioner and nurse supervisor;
Prepare, clean and sterilize instruments and maintain equipment; keep patient exam rooms clean and orderly; dispose of contaminated items according to Franciscan Medical Group Exposure Control Plan; anticipate Practitioner's needs for medications, supplies and equipment and plan accordingly.
Assist with diagnostic tests and procedures to appropriate level of training and established procedures. Ensure patient privacy and comfort during the exam; instruct patients in the collection of samples and other tests.
Actively participate in continuing education and meetings; participates in committees as requested; and participants in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
Triages and responds to patient telephone call using approved protocols; ensuring documentation of the phone call meets standards.
Exhibits and adheres to CHI Franciscan Health's Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.
Education/ Work Experience:
High School Diploma or GED required.
Graduate of accredited school of Registered Nursing approved by the WA State Board of Nursing required; BSN preferred.
One year clinic RN experience or 2 years of acute care experience preferred Licensure/Certifications:
Current WA State license as RN required
Current CPR certification or must be certified within 30 days of hire date.
If assigned to the Float Pool, current driver's license and ability to drive to assigned location(s).
Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2019-R
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Market: CHI-Franciscan Medical Group

Keywords: CHI-Franciscan Medical Group, Tacoma , Clinic RN - Family Medicine, Healthcare , Tacoma, Washington

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