Kalispell Regional Healthcare RN - Palliative Care with Geriatrics & Supportive Care team in Kalispell, Montana
The Clinic RN in Geriatrics assists the physicians/providers with the examination and treatment of patients and performs routine tasks required to ensure the clinic runs smoothly. Participates in the planning and evaluation of patient care and services pediatric, adult and geriatric populations.
*Develops, implements and coordinates individualized, goal directed nursing care to patients through the use of the nursing process as appropriate for RN’s in the clinic setting.
*Maintains nursing standards of care and responds to changing workloads and patient conditions by: remaining calm, making objective assessments, prioritizing, and asking for assistance as appropriate.
*Transcribes and implements physician orders and treatments both verbal and written accurately and efficiently as noted by chart reviews and observation. Consistently problem solves issues affecting patient care.
*Exhibits a thorough practice of infection control procedures to include but may not be limited to; washing hands before and after each patient encounter, cleaning, packaging, sterilizing and maintaining ample supply of sterilized instruments and supplies for procedures, cleaning exam rooms, counters, and table tops, per clinic policy.
*Performs clinical testing using a variety of automated and non-automated techniques. Collects, packages, and accurately labels all specimens immediately upon receipt; forwards to designated lab(s) according to established protocols.
*Provides individual instruction to patients and families concerning health and medical needs via telephone triage and/or patient visit.
*Consistently problem solves issues affecting patient care.
*Teaches and trains using principles of learning and effective methodologies.
*Clinical Staff of Physician clinics have administrative responsibilities that include, but are not limited to the following:
Greets patients and escorts to the exam procedure rooms.
Triages patient telephone calls and provides education.
Makes appointments for patients with specialist; schedules hospital admissions, outside ancillary tests and procedures as directed.
Assists administrative staff in all clinically/medically related phone calls.
Retrieves prescription calls off voicemail per office protocol.
Records services rendered on fee tickets and checks for accuracy.
Assists in pulling charts, filing, telephone answering, and other duties needed to provide better customer service.
Other duties as assigned. This position description in no way states or implies that these are all the only duties required. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position.
Current Montana RN license required. BSN degree preferred.
Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in similar position with a medical setting (eg, physician office, clinic, or hospital).
Knowledge of professional nursing theory to administer and evaluate patient care; basic medical office procedures and medical terminology.
Healthcare Provider (HCP) CPR, ACLS, and/or BLS certification required as dictated by each practice/service line.
Knowledge of equipment, supplies, and instruments used in a medical office; simple routine clinical laboratory methods, universal blood and body fluid precautions.
Must have knowledge of OSHA rules and regulations, established protocol for storing poisons, narcotics, acids, caustics, and flammable items; restriction imposed by various manage care carriers, various forms inherent to profession.
Understanding of the confidentiality laws that govern the provider-patient relationship, including but not limited to HIPAA guidelines.
Job Locations US-MT-Kalispell
Requisition ID 2020-8538
Category Nursing - Clinic
Pay Period Status 80
Shift Start Hours 8:00 AM
Shift End Hours 5:00 PM
Position Type Full Time (Benefits Eligible)