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Registered Nurse Supervisor Mid Shift Urgent Care Center

Company: Optum
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Job Description:

Overview_Of_Position Responsible for providing expert clinical and administrative leadership to teammates within a given department or multiple departments to ensure efficiency of operations and functions. Under the supervision of a clinician, this teammate is responsible for ensuring that all policies and procedures are followed related to patient clinical care and safety. Responsible for performing operational duties as required under the supervision of the Lead clinician, site administrator or designee. Details * Location: Pasadena, CA * Setting: Urgent Care, Wound Care, Cardiology and Infusion Center. * Schedule: 4 days 10 hour shifts - days will vary * Must be available to alternate on-call every other weekend. * Previous managed care, ambulatory care or emergency room experience preferred. Essential_Functions * Consistently exhibits behavior and communication skills that demonstrate DaVita Medical Group s (DMG) commitment to superior customer service, including quality, care and concern with each and every internal and external customer. * Closely monitors patient safety at all times (i.e. does not leave patient on an exam table unattended) and participates in DMG fall prevention program. * Complies with DMG sharps safety program at all times (i.e. only using devices with safety features and employing safe work practices). * Ensures appropriate staffing levels by scheduling on a daily and monthly basis within budgetary guidelines. * Ensures compliance in licensing, certification and competencies. * Evaluates nursing competencies and nursing decisions according to current nursing practice. * Mentors and trains teammates in collaboration with the Site Administrator, lead clinician and people services department * Functions as a resource and serves as a liaison between administration, clinicians, teammates, other departments, patients and vendors. * Provides direct patient care as needed. * Participates in Nursing Leadership, Nurse Peer review and other committees as needed. * Identifies and participates in quality improvement projects for the site. * Conducts monthly teammate meetings to evaluate departmental needs and to communicate operational updates. * Maintains clinical standards outlined in the clinical operations policies and procedures manual. Identifies deficiencies and recommends changes. * Participates in educational programs to enhance nursing and management knowledge. * Uses, protects, and discloses DMG patients protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards. * Anticipates the needs of the Primary Care Physician (PCP) and carries out orders. * Checks Electronic Health Records (EHR) for patients' arrival status and escorts patients from waiting area to exam rooms. * Assists clinician and teammates in responding to patient emergency situations as per Emergency Response Protocols. * Transports dirty equipment, performs appropriate cleaning, disinfecting, autoclaving, cold sterilization, maintains autoclave, cidex and A-test logs as needed. * Ensures monthly expiration logs for medications and sample medications (refrigerated and non-refrigerated) are maintained. * Instructs patient on lab, radiology, and other procedure / testing preparations. * Participates in visit closure with patient and clinician by explaining next steps for lab, X-ray, referrals, Durable Medical Equipment (DME), etc. * Escorts patients to ancillary services when needed. * Facilitates the transfer of pertinent patient information between site and referred Specialists, Hospitals, Urgent Care Centers, Ancillary Testing Facilities, etc. * Forwards all pre-op information to hospital surgeon. * Schedules appointments. * Registers new patients and refers them to the Eligibility department as needed. * Ensures the "No shows" are entered into IDX, and performs "No Show" follow up process. * Works bump list. * Maintains immunization records and updates EHR (including California Immunization Registry (CAIR)). * Assists with the completion of appropriate forms (DMV, disability, etc.). * Updates patient demographic information in IDX. * Performs patient record audits. * Answers, directs, and follows up on incoming calls. * Calls patients as requested by clinician. * Distributes incoming correspondence (faxes, consult notes, test results, etc.). * Participates in handling patient concerns, forwards form to the Patient Liaison or supervisor and responds to patient complaints if appropriate. * Completes Care Team compliance measures on a daily basis (department specific). * Assists with Quality Metrics, Comprehensive Health Assessment Programs (CHAPS) formally HCC research, telephone call procedures, and patient follow up procedures. * Participates in preparing department for internal and external site audits (facility site reviews) from SCAN, DHS, etc. * Interacts with the Patient Support Center, Eligibility department and Pharmacy Support Center. * Participates in teammates / clinician huddles . * Participates regularly in site teammates and department meetings. * Covers teammate positions as needed. * May assists with site marketing activities (i.e. health fairs, senior Olympics, flu clinics and other events). * Conducts pre and post-operative teaching for the patient, taking into account all psychological, physiological and religious aspects. * Works in collaboration with a clinician to prepare, monitor and discharge patients after a procedure. * Cleans and stocks exam and procedure/surgery rooms. * Serves as a relief for the teammates. * Assists with all departments specific functions within the RN scope of practice. * Ensures monthly expiration logs for medications and sample medications (refrigerated and non-refrigerated) are maintained. * Ensures yearly expiration logs for Preventative Maintenance (PM) are performed as needed. * Ensures EKG reconciliation is performed and confirmed EKG s are seen clinician before patient is discharged. * Ensures referral tickler file / log are maintained. * Ensures immunization records and updating EHR (including California Immunization Registry (CAIR)) are performed. * Participates in all Nursing Leadership regional meetings and Nurse Peer Review as needed. * Conducts monthly teammate meetings to evaluate departmental needs and to communicate operational updates. * Participates in verifying medications and vaccine doses for non-licensed teammates. * Mentors and trains teammates in collaboration with the Site Administrator, lead clinician and people services department * Completes all mandatory online clinical education as assigned by clinical educators and immediate supervisor. * Obtains, interprets, records and reports vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure), height, weight, and other pertinent patient information to clinician. * Develops an appropriate nursing care plan. * Implements a plan of care by performing nursing interventions and assisting with procedures. * Instructs patient on procedural preparations. * Administers medication and other therapeutic modalities within the scope of practice of a Registered Nurse. * Collects, labels and transports various specimens to appropriate destinations. * Performs patient and family teaching. * Documents and maintains records of medical and nursing procedures. * Coordinates with clinicians and ancillary departments to plan daily work assignments according to teammates abilities, clinician and patient schedules, patient flow and procedures. * Ensures adequate levels of supplies are maintained. * Ensures that all equipment is maintained. * Performs comprehensive patient assessment and triaging. * Directs patients to appropriate levels of care and authorizes outside services. * Notifies pharmacies of new prescriptions and authorizations of refills as ordered by clinician. * Participates in educational programs to enhance nursing knowledge. * Adheres to standard precautions at all times. * Adheres to safety policies and procedures at all times. * Uses, protects, and discloses DMG s patients protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards. * Frequently monitors overdue orders and follows approved process to address the orders. * Assists with Meaningful Use (MU) initiative by encouraging patients to sign up for Follow My Health (FMH), obtaining patient s email addresses, updating smoking status, and other initiatives. * Assists clinicians with medication reconciliation per guidelines. * Uses approved standing orders to perform, order test and update referrals. * Assists with entering referrals in electronic health records EHR for clinician to authorize. * Enters medical billing charges for services rendered in EHR. * Participates in verifying medications and vaccine doses for non-licensed teammates. * Mentors and trains teammates in collaboration with the Site Administrator, lead clinician and people services department * Attends in all mandatory Clinical Teammate Orientation (CTO) (both instructor led and online courses), Annual Clinical Updates, and S

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