AltaPointe Health Systems

RN Outpatient, Children's Outpatient (HIV Program) (Bayou La Batre)

Job Locations US-AL-Mobile
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/13/2022 9:29 AM)
Job ID
2022-17199
# of Openings
1
AltaPointe Site
Children's Outpatient Services - Mobile
Category
Nursing/Clinical
Position Type
Full Time
Shift/Hours
8:00-4:30

Responsibilities

Physical Requirements of the Job: 

  • There is frequent standing while getting files, paperwork, and handing out medication.
  • Sitting is frequent by nature and up to 5-10 minutes; however, extended sitting could be up to 1.5 to 3 hours for documentation
  • Squatting and/or lunging frequently to stock supplies and retrieve needed material from file cabinets and book shelves
  • Fine manipulation for writing, handling paperwork, and dispensing medications to consumers
  • Pushing and/or pulling force up to 1-5 pounds force, horizontally, to open file cabinets and place binders on book shelves
  • Lifting various ranges from the floor to overhead with weights up to 1-5 pounds frequently.
  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor

 

Primary Job Functions:

 

Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the completion of the assessment process for patients including but not limited to the following: medical checklist/physical health/nursing screening, medication list/reconciliation, depression screening, height/weight and vital signs as applicable              
  • Administers medications, observing the Seven Rights of medication administration
  • Provides education regarding patient’s disease process
  • Provides medication education for the consumer and family, including uses and potential side effects
  • Monitors patients for potential side effects of medications and reports findings to the physician
  • Provide direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialists as required and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care
  • Accurately assign triage categories
  • Maintain accurate and continued nursing documentation including patient histories, conditions, treatments, responses, pain management and assessment of changes
  • Identify and address psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and family
  • Communicates effectively with the physician regarding the patient’s physical and mental condition
  • Administers medical and psychiatric screenings as needed ( PHQ-2, UNCOPE, etc.)
  • Completes medical checklist, AIMS, vital signs, infoscriber as indicated
  • Perform ancillary testing and tasks as ordered by presiding physician (i.e. PFT, EKG, injections, audiograms, x-ray, etc.) or calls medical facility or department to schedule patient for tests
  • Gives injections or treatments and performs routine laboratory tests
  • Supervises nursing functions at the site including immediate supervision of medical assistants to assure conformance with established standards and procedural requirements
  • Assists patients with the assistance programs and referrals; maintains updated file of referrals and provides referral information
  • Responds to consumers’ request for medication refills
  • Assist with meeting reporting requirements of SAMHSA grant
  • Reviews chart for treatment compliance
  • Follows up on missed injections and document in chart
  • Interfaces with the multi-disciplinary team and actively and cooperatively participates in development of the interdisciplinary treatment plan
  • Monitors laboratory results and reports all abnormal findings to the physician
  • Provides emergency care as needed (CPR, MindSet, PRN medications), according to the Accordia Health Policy and Procedures
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation
  • Participates in general and medical staff meetings as required
  • Keys data into computer to maintain office and patient records
  • Educate the community and patients on health issues to increase health literacy
  • May conduct infection control for staff and consumers when indicated
  • Performs related duties as assigned
  • Meets AltaPointe Health productivity standards
  • Effectively demonstrates the application of nursing competencies
  • Adheres to professional code of ethics

 Supervision and Consultation:

  •  Seeks clinical supervision and consultation needs
  • Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement
  • Actively works to enhance clinical skills

 

Clinical Record Keeping:

  • Documents in a timely fashion per Accordia Health policy
  • Documents in a clear, concise manner, types of patient problems, treatment goals and services provided
  • Documentation shows that forms, notes, logs, and other applicable written information are completed promptly, accurately and updated when appropriate
  • Documents legibly

 Courteous and respectful attitudes towards consumers, visitors and co-workers

  • Treats patients with care, dignity and compassion
  • Respects patient’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Is pleasant and cooperative with others
  • Assists patients and visitors as needed
  • Personal values don’t inhibit ability to relate and care for others
  • Is sensitive to the patient’s needs, expectations and individual differences
  • Is gentle and calm to patients and families

 

Administrative and Other related duties as Assigned:

  • Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities
  • Actively participates in Accordia Health committees as required
  • Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner
  • Accesses appropriate community resources according to consumer needs
  • Follows Accordia Health Policy & Procedures
  • Maintains current State license and requirements for renewals (i.e. CEU’s), and attends to required in-services and workshops

Qualifications

Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state of Alabama. Must possess Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.   Knowledge in adult/geriatric and/or child/adolescent specialty, outlined below, to be attained within (6) six months of employment:

 

  • Knowledge of general and psychiatric nursing care.
  • Basic knowledge of psychiatric disorders in the adult and/or children populations.
  • Demonstration of safe medication administration practices including IM
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patients served.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology especially those terms associated with adult psychiatric care and/or substance abuse
  • Maintain current knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and his/her clinical condition.
  • Knowledge of behavior management, crisis intervention and, interventions common to acute psychotic as well as to non-violent crisis intervention practice.
  • Basic knowledge of appropriate educational methods.
  • Understanding of behavioral, psychological, physical health and social effects of psychoactive drugs, including alcohol and tobacco on the consumer and their significant others.
  • Knowledge of trauma informed care principles
  • Knowledge of cultural diversity

AltaPointe requires that all new employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. AltaPointe allows candidates who are not fully vaccinated at the time of hire a reasonable amount of time to obtain vaccinated status. This position requires vaccination against COVID-19 or, if applicable, an approved accommodation for religious or medical reasons.

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