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Clinic RN Float - Pierce County Region - Per Diem

Company: CHI Franciscan Medical Group
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Job Description:

Overview: CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U. S. , from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

Franciscan Medical Group is currently seeking a per diem RN-Clinic Float for our Regional Float Pool. Experienced RNs may apply for an excellent opportunity to learn clinical details across both primary and specialty CHI Franciscan Medical Group clinics. You receive additional compensation for your flexibility to travel around the Puget Sound area as you expand your knowledge in ambulatory patient care. This is YOUR opportunity to be part of a high performing team with skills that transfer to all ambulatory clinics.

NOTE: Float Pool Supervisor is willing to discuss Region that will work best for you! King, Pierce and Peninsula Regions!

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.

Qualifications

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/Certification

Current licensure as a Registered Nurse by the Washington State Board of Nursing.

Current Healthcare Provider BLS Certification.

If assigned to the Float Pool, current driver's license and ability to drive to assigned location(s).

Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Keywords: CHI Franciscan Medical Group, Tacoma , Clinic RN Float - Pierce County Region - Per Diem, Other , Tacoma, Washington

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