RN - Clinic Gastro .75 - SF (10555)

Company Name:
Catholic Health Initiatives
RN - Clinic Gastro .75 - SF (10555)-1400023803
Job Summary :
Provides, as a member of the patient care team, nursing care for patients referred to the Gastroenterology Clinic(s) within the scope of practice and in accordance with the standards/procedures of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates. An employee oversees the daily clinic schedule to facilitate efficient use of provider's time and assists clinic physician and/or nurse practitioner with initial patient care and follow-up after discharge. Work may also include supervision of the LPN-Ambulatory Clinic-GI.Incumbents are also accountable for developing collaborative relationships with members of the clinic at all associated facilities; participates in clinic-related business meetings, maintaining membership in the SGNA and maintaining knowledge and skills levels by attending educational offerings as required.
Essential Duties :
Provides care, in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team, for patients sent to the GI Clinic from referring facilities.
Assesses patient/family needs and consults with appropriate provider, or Mid-Level Provider to relay information and to coordinate/implement an appropriate plan of care.
Performs nursing activities such as taking vital signs, conducting initial assessment, reviewing medications, initiating medications within scope of practice, etc.
Observes changes in patient's condition (which could include physical signs and symptoms) in accordance with established procedures and standards of care; recognizes implications of change, takes appropriate action within designated scope of responsibility and reports to clinical practitioner.
Answers questions and provides health care education and guidance, in collaboration with interdisciplinary care team, to patients and/or families; explains/interprets results, findings and diagnoses to patient and/or patient's family within standards of practice.
Performs triage activities by responding to telephone calls from patients referred to the GI Clinic; reiterates and reinforces instructions originally given by a physician or Mid-Level Provider (e.g. regarding medications and their use, discharge directives etc); consults with a physician and/or Mid-Level Provider as indicated by specific patient need.
Provides comprehensive patient education in Gastroenterology procedures.
Documents, in a timely, thorough and accurate manner, nursing care and patient status in the medical record in accordance with procedures and standards of care.
Monitors patient medical records for completeness, initiation of care plan/problem lists, and procedure reports necessary for ongoing care; advises clinical practitioner as appropriate to ensure proper care is provided and that documentation is timely and accurate.
Coordinates/facilitates referrals to appropriate providers and services in accordance with established protocols and standards.
Serves as liaison and provides referral services for patients/families to address special needs (e.g. home care, social services, teaching plan, referral to sub-specialist, etc).
Reviews discharge information (after patient has been seen by Physician/Mid-Level Provider) and assists patients with respect to any follow-up needs (e.g. follow-up appointments, scheduling, lab work, stop/restart medication, etc).
Participates in the development of clinic standards, procedures and quality improvement.
Performs periodic audits for regulatory purposes.
Participates in committees to support staff education and comprehensive patient care.
Education :
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Possession of a BSN degree is preferred.
Experience :
Minimum of three (3) years recent related work experience, preferably in gastroenterology or medical-surgical nursing.
License/Certification :
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse by the Washington State Nursing Commission.
Current Healthcare BLS Certification.
Current ACLS Certification.
National Nursing Certification in Gastroenterology strongly preferred.
Additional Responsibilities :
Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
Adheres to and exhibits our core values:
Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.
Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.
Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.
Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.
Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.
Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.
Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers. CB-
Job: Nursing - RN
Primary Location: WA-Federal Way-St Francis Hospital
Shift: 1
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period: 60
Weekends Required: None
Status: Part Time
Req ID: 1400023803

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