Registered Nurse - Family Medicine Center Medical Office
Company: Saint Joseph Health System
Posted on: September 19, 2022
Employment Type: Full time Shift: Day Shift Description: Why
Saint Joseph Health System?
Saint Joseph Health System is a not-for-profit, multi-hospital
health system located in North Central Indiana.
Our system includes:
--- 254-bed acute-care hospital at the Mishawaka Medical Center
--- 58-bed acute-care hospital at the Plymouth Medical Center
--- More than 85 providers in the Saint Joseph Physician
What we offer:
--- NO mandatory overtime
--- Benefits first day of employment (including: medical, dental,
vision, PTO, life, STD/LTD
--- Sign-On Bonus
--- Retirement savings account with employer match
--- Generous paid time off programs
--- Employee referral incentive program
--- Tuition/professional development reimbursement
--- Nursing Scholarship opportunities
--- State of the art equipment
--- Supportive team approach
--- Unlimited CEUs **Limited Sign-On Bonus available starting at
$5,000 AND Health Benefits starting on day one!!** Full Time Days
Job Summary Administers direct and indirect patient care in an
ambulatory care setting. Addresses total comprehensive needs of
patients and oversees the delivery of care to a large diverse
patient population. The RN initiates appropriate nursing
interventions and education in conjunction with the physician's or
professional healthcare provider's comprehensive patient plan of
care. 1.Actively demonstrates the organization's mission and core
values, and conducts oneself at all times in a manner consistent
with these values.
2.Knows and adheres to all laws and regulations pertaining to
patient health, safety and medical information.
3.Evaluates acute patient telephone calls and adds to daily
schedule as appropriate. Provides counseling and/or direction to
patient based on physician/healthcare provider preference or after
consultation with provider.
4.Provides for the physical, emotional, and safety needs of
patients under the general direction of the ambulatory care
physician or healthcare provider.
5.Properly sets up exam room and prepares patients for examinations
and procedures. Assists with procedures and examinations per
physician/healthcare provider preference.
6.Accurately assesses patient symptoms, reactions, and physical
condition and records data in the medical record. Documents vital
signs and any other measures indicated by the condition or
diagnosis of the patient per office protocol.
7.Schedules tests, admissions, etc. for patients with area
hospitals and facilities as ordered by the physician/healthcare
provider. In doing so, maintains a good rapport and cooperative
working relationship with all members of the office, other provider
offices, hospital services, and community agencies.
8.Provides instructions and/or educational training on special
tests, procedures, or health and lifestyle modifications per
physician or healthcare provider orders. For positions
incorporating primary focus as a patient educator, responsibilities
will include: a) Assesses the learning need of patient and/or
family; b) Analyzes data and assesses where and when health
teaching for patient and/or family should begin; c) Determines the
patient's knowledge through interview, interaction and observation;
d) Identifies and sets goals and appropriate target dates based on
knowledge of desired outcomes; and e) Provides appropriate patient
education and health and lifestyle information.
9.Performs selective nursing procedures as approved by policy and
maintains appropriate knowledge and skill level. Examples:
medication preparation and administration, dressing applications
and suture removals, first aid, administration of catheters,
enemas, or irrigations.
10.Assists physician or healthcare provider with specialized
treatments, i.e. gynecological exams, minor surgeries,
electrocautery, biopsies, sigmoidoscopies, casting, sterile
technique procedures, and specimen preparation.
11.Coordinates and directs, under the supervision of the ambulatory
care setting manager, the activities of clinical personnel as
determined by the specific needs of the site. May include tasks
such as staff scheduling, quality assurance, oversight of students,
nursing support, etc. Serves as a mentor.
12.Performs office laboratory procedures, which may include
assisting with collection, testing, handling, transporting, and
documenting of specimens.
13.Participates in professional development and enhancement
activities, i.e. organizational sponsored CEU's and informal
14.Demonstrates the ability to perform responsibly in emergency
situations based on the assessed needs of the patient. Maintains
scheduled office visits by demonstrating appropriate time
management and priority setting skills.
15.Provides operational and organizational assistance to the
physician or healthcare provider by keeping the office running
smoothly, ensuring patients are ready for examination to eliminate
waiting time, anticipating the needs for equipment and instruments,
and assuring all pertinent tests/reports are available.
16.Assures all documentation in the medical record is complete,
accurate, timely, and co-signed by the physician or healthcare
17.Demonstrates critical thinking in all aspects of patient
18.Notifies patient of test results. This may include advising of
medication changes, abnormal values, follow-up testing and other
highly sensitive conditions.
19.Handles all aspects of a prescription refill from retrieving the
message from the script line, pulling the chart for review by the
physician/healthcare provider and phoning or faxing the refill to
the pharmacy. Appropriately documents in the medical record.
20.Assists clinical associates with immunizations, lab draws, blood
pressure checks, injections, rooming patients and other duties as
21.Communicates with patients and visitors to the office in a
professional, courteous, friendly and non-intimidating manner. Must
be able to articulate the importance of the recommended directives
of the physician or healthcare provider.
22.Maintains technological competencies, organization and neatness
in the work area. Completes all mandatory in-services in required
timeframe. Regularly assists co-workers as needed. Utilizes
resources in a manner, which reflects an understanding of proper
23.Performs other duties consistent with purpose of job as
JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES
Education: Graduate of accredited school of professional nursing
(ADN, diploma, BSN)
Licensure: RN Indiana license or licensed in another state having
requested endorsement in Indiana. CPR certification required.
Pediatric Clinic also requires ACLS and NRP certification.
Experience: A minimum of six months current experience in the
ambulatory care setting is preferred. Experience in various
clinical areas is preferred.
Other Job Requirements:
Must be tactful in handling patient problems often of a highly
personal and confidential nature. Must be able to maintain
self-composure during frustrating interpersonal situations.
Sustained mental attention required. Moderate to high levels of
stress should be anticipated on a daily basis. Must be able to
respond and react to emergency and changing situations calmly,
professionally, and in an expedient manner. Must be able to work
without constant direct supervision. Able to adjust communication
skills to the level of the patient. Computer skills preferred.
May need to occasionally travel to other SJPN locations within the
three county area. Assigned hours within your shift, starting time,
or days of work are subject to change based on departmental and/or
organizational needs. Complete the checklist below to identify
physical and sensory requirements, and environmental settings.
Note: Specific competencies relating to the units assigned and ages
served are separately maintained within each department. KEY TO
R = Rarely (less than 0.5 hours per day)F = Frequently (2.6 - 5.5
hours per day)
C = Continually (5.6 - 8.0 hours per day)N/A = Not Applicable
O = Occasionally (0.6 - 2.5 hours per day) PHYSICAL
SittingOBalancingF Stationary StandingOReaching OverheadO
WalkingCGraspingF Ability to be MobileCKeyboardingF
CrouchingRPinchingF Kneeling/CrawlingRTwistingF Pushing:OLifting:O
Typical Weight:25 Typical Weight:15 Maximum Weight:350 Maximum
Weight:35 StoopingRClimbingR Turning/PivotingF
Talking in PersonCHearing in PersonC Talking on TelephoneFHearing
Safety (e.g., clothing, safety equipment): Universal Precautions
Exposures (e.g., fumes, chemicals, vibrations, humidity,
temperature, dust, noise, etc.):O Operation of heavy equipment,
tools, vehicles:R Required hygiene standards (e.g. food handling,
contaminated and/or sterile equipment):O
Blood-borne Pathogen/Hep B Risk:YES
Air-borne Pathogen Risk: NO Other Environmental: DISCLAIMER
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative
summary of principle responsibilities and duties performed. It is
not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the job-related
responsibilities and duties that incumbents may perform. Incumbents
will be required to perform any other job-related duties required
by their supervisor.
All responsibilities and duties listed in this description are
essential functions. All requirements are subject to possible
modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge,
skills and/or abilities. To perform this job, incumbents will
possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty
proficiently. Additional unit and/or age-specific knowledge, skills
or abilities will need to be demonstrated based on specific
competencies maintained in each department.
This organization s an equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, age,
sex, national origin, creed, or qualified individuals with
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or
otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship. Our
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000
physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve
diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the
cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and
health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that
knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize
that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our
world and that these differences often lead to innovative
solutions. Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce
(through training and education, recruitment, retention, and
development), commitment and accountability, communication,
community partnerships, and supplier diversity.
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