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Team RN - Registered Nurse

Company: Primary Health Care Inc
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

**This position is eligible for a $2,000 sign-on bonus. See details in the Compensation & Benefits section of this posting.**Job SummaryThe Team RN provides nursing care for patients and leadership for the care team support staff. Assesses, plans, directs and evaluates nursing care for assigned patients, as determined by the patient's physical, psychosocial, and cultural needs in accordance with established standards through the Iowa Board of Nursing and PHC policies and procedures. Performs work with special consideration for patient safety and infection control policies and procedures. Works collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to welcome patients to a safe and inclusive environment and to engage patients in holistic care.
Essential Functions

  • Provides leadership to the care team to ensure efficient patient flow and completion of daily tasks. Assigns care team members in accordance with patient needs and staff capabilities and qualifications to meet the needs of the clinic. Participates in performance management of the care team support staff. (Care team coordination)
  • Provides population health management for empaneled patients to assist with the chronic care management and addressing gaps in care. (Population health management)
  • Performs quality assurance reviews for life safety controls/tasks and duties assigned to clinical support staff. (Quality control)
  • Triages patients in-person or on the phone according to established protocol. (Patient triage)
  • Coordinates the patient medication management ensuring comprehensive medication reconciliation, appropriate patient education, and that medication refills are completed per standing orders. (Medication refills)
  • Documents patient care accurately and timely in the electronic health record. (Clinical documentation)
  • Assists clinical support staff as needed, including but not limited to, facilitating patient rooming and intake, obtaining vital signs; performing point-of-care, lab, and diagnostic testing per orders; administering medications, immunizations, and treatments per orders, completing prior authorizations and referrals to ensure efficient care team workflow. (Vital signs and point-of-care testing)
  • Serves as a patient advocate, resource, and point-of-contact for patients through the continuum of care. Provides care management of patients defined by the health center as high risk and/or needing education.
  • Performs pre-cleaning and transport of contaminated instruments per infection control policies and procedures.
    Minimum QualificationsEducation: Completion of an accredited RN program accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing for licensureExperience: Two years of RN experienceFor internal candidates, LPN experience may be substituted for part of the RN experience requirement at leadership discretion.License/Certifications:
    • Current RN license recognized by the State of Iowa Board of Nursing
    • Current Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers Certification*
    • Current Mandatory Reporter Certification approved for the State of Iowa*
      • Must be obtained within Introductory Period if not current Knowledge, Skills or Abilities:
        • Excellent customer service skills.
        • Effective English communication skills, written and verbal.
        • Knowledgeable of nursing care regulations and practices established by the Iowa Board of Nursing.
        • Demonstrates competency of required nursing skills.
        • Contributes to a team approach to care.
        • Effective leadership skills.
        • Accurate and efficient typing skills.
        • Efficiently performs basic computer functions.
        • Demonstrates competency using electronic health record.
        • Demonstrates attention to detail in work.
        • Prioritizes assigned work.
        • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with a diverse group of individuals.
        • Interacts with others in an empathetic manner while maintaining professional boundaries.
        • Remains calm and works through difficult interactions.
        • Effectively resolves problems.
        • Utilizes universal precautions in patient care. Other Job Requirements: NonePreferred QualificationsEducation: Bachelors of Science in NursingExperience: Work experience in a community health center, in a leadership role, or in an intensive care unit, a medical/surgical unit, or with pediatric or obstetrical careLicense/Certifications: NoneKnowledge, Skills & Abilities: Ability to communicate effectively, verbal and written, in Spanish
          Typical Work HoursThis position typically works 40 hours per week:
          • Monday 8 AM - 5 PM*
          • Tuesday 8 AM - 5 PM*
          • Wednesday 8 AM - 8 PM
          • Thursday 8 AM - 5 PM*
          • Friday 8 AM - 5 PM
            • Will work a half day Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday. Schedule may change based on clinic needs.Compensation & BenefitsCompensation is dependent on education and experience.PHC offers a comprehensive benefits package, including:
              • $2,000 sign-on bonus ($1000 at hire, $500 at 6 months, $500 at 1 year). Internal candidates are not eligible for sign-on bonus.
              • Qualified individuals are eligible for up to a $500 quarterly retention bonus as part of special funding through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Bonuses are time limited through the Spring of 2023.
              • Generous PTO accrual (equal to 4 weeks at end of 1st year) plus paid holidays
              • License/certification fee reimbursement
              • Paid time off for continuing education & continuing education reimbursement
              • Tuition reimbursement program
              • 401k with company match
              • Medical insurance - PHC Pays, on average, 80% of medical premiums for all plan types (employee, employee + family, etc.)
              • Dental insurance
              • Vision insurance
              • Life & disability insurance
              • Flexible spending & health savings accounts
              • Supplemental accident & critical illness insurance
              • Discounts on pet insuranceVisit for a summary of PHC's benefits.

Keywords: Primary Health Care Inc, Des Moines , Team RN - Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Des Moines, Iowa

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