The Department of CPA is seeking a full time Clinic Nurse that will provide support to the Executive Health program located at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC.
Duties & Responsibilities
Knows the formal and informal departmental goals, standards, policies and procedures which may include some familiarity of other departments within the school/division. Is sensitive to the interrelationship of both people and functions within the department
Coordinates care for a group of primary patients to achieve clinical and organizational outcomes
Creates orders for Executive Health visits in EPIC prior to appointments for faculty to approval the day of appointments
Manages and implements the clinical and technical aspects of the Executive and Preventive Health Program. Ensures the area is in compliance with Joint Commission requirements
Educates patients on preventive health issues, clinical findings and disease processes throughout the day. Explains and demonstrates glucometer to patients that have just been diagnosed with diabetes
Obtains patient consent prior to stress test, perform brief exam with electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation, determine contraindications for stress testing, administer and supervise safe reproducible cardiopulmonary exercise tests and graded exercise tests
Consult physician when needed
Responds to medical emergencies. Daily checks of emergency crash cart and defibrillator, weekly defibrillator test, monthly transfer of defibrillator data
Prepares patients for stress tests and ECGs. Vital signs (VS), venipuncture, ankle brachial indexes, ear irrigation, pulmonary function testing, vaccinations, B12 injections, body composition, chaperone gynecology exam and obtain specimens. Internal Medicine patients - VS, vaccinations, medication reconciliation, occasional ECGs and labs
Provides evidence-based care based on nursing process, policies, procedures, and protocols of Sibley Memorial Hospital
Provides direction to/management of other team members to promote quality, safety, and excellence in care
Works collaboratively with a multidisciplinary health care team to optimize team performance and patient outcomes
Triages phone calls and electronic advice requests from patients and determines need for medical assessment
Assesses lab results and implements intervention in consultation with primary providers
Triages calls from clients and their support staff; determines and implements follow-up plans
Identifies care continuity needs of patients; generates and pends orders to primary providers for signature
Assists primary providers with maintaining electronic medical records; scans outside results into system, updates immunization history, updates health maintenance records, acts on overdue health maintenance items
Assists administrative staff in scheduling patients for consult appointments, if necessary
Provides patient education for self-care chronic disease management
Responsible for other clinical duties as assigned
Exchanges non-routine information using tact and persuasion as appropriate requiring good oral and written communication skills
Accountable for own patient care decisions
On a regular and continuous basis, exercises administrative judgment and assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service within the functional area
Baccalaureate degree, Associate degree, in nursing from an accredited School of Nursing required. Eighteen months of experience as a registered nurse.
Current registered nurse license in the District of Columbia, or licensed in compact state. Must maintain active licensure throughout employment.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of nursing process; social, behavioral, biological, and physical sciences; safety and scientific inquiry process and application to the skill performance; leadership and management as normally acquired through completion of a bachelors program in nursing
Knowledge of current health care environment
Knowledge of general physiologic monitoring and patient care equipment such as defibrillator and glucometer monitor
Successfully completes all training courses required for access to Epic and other clinical software systems
Requires effective use of resources and cost awareness
Ability to analyze data to synthesize and summarize information and to make judgments regarding patient care
Highly effective verbal communication and interpersonal skills to establish working relationships that foster optimal quality patient care
Ability to use a computer keyboard to input and obtain data
Ability to operate personal computer to access email, computerized scheduling and documentation systems, and other basic office support software including Microsoft Office applications
Ability to document legibly using a writing instrument
Ability to apply principles of evidence-based practice, scientific process, and service excellence in practice
Ability to interact successfully with the public. Ability to perform effectively despite sudden deadlines and changing priorities. Ability to maintain personal composure in high stress situations
Demonstrated interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are required to service a diverse customer base
Ability to demonstrate and convey a favorable image of the organization and to conform to proper standards of professional dress, attitude and demeanor
Ability to demonstrate a high level of interpersonal skills required to interact with patients, patients' families/visitors and clinical staff
Ability to perform with a high degree of accuracy and with meticulous attention to detail. Demonstrate a strong ability to use initiative and judgment and to identify, analyze and solve problems
Ability to demonstrate self-direction and initiation. Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
Physical requirements for the job
Possible exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials, radiation, and pharmacological agents
Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time
Work requires lifting of 35lbs without assistance, unless special accommodations are in place. When lifting weight above 35lbs assistance or assistive lifting devices should be used
Classified title: Clinic Nurse
Starting Salary Range: $59,159 - $81,406
Employee group: Full-time
Schedule (hours/days): Mon – Friday, 40 hrs.
Employee subgroup: Exempt
Department name: CPA
Work Location: 5212 Loughborough Road NW, Ste 150 – Washington, DC
Personnel area (School): SOM
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