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Registered Nurse (Internal Medicine) - Med Surg

Company: Platinum Business Corporation
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Registered Nurse (Internal Medicine)Internal Medicine Registered Nurse

Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX

Salary Excellent Compensation

Outstanding Full Time position for an Internal Medicine Registered Nurse Opportunity at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX!

Elevate your career and apply for our Internal Medicine Registered Nurse Opportunity in support of Lackland AFB!

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) required. Graduate from a college or university accredited by National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Certifications: Basic Life Support (BLS)

Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse.

Requirements: Must be a U.S citizen and have the ability to pass a background check/security clearance.

Experience: 1) Minimum 36 months of clinical nursing experience in Internal Medicine (or equivalent).

2) Telehealth Nursing: At least three years of clinical experience in various settings who have demonstrated appropriate knowledge and skills necessary to provide safe and effective telehealth nursing care and service.

Duties: *Please Note: A detailed Statement of Work will be provided prior to coordination of a formal interview. The Statement of Work would be specific to the Clinical Department requesting these services. The HCW shall provide services within the scope of the clinical privileges granted by the commanding officer, the applicable duties provided in the basic contract.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide comprehensive professional clinical and preventive nursing care to patients in an outpatient clinic within a Military Treatment Facility (MTF) in support of primary care operations. Primary duties involve managing a patient population, in collaboration with credentialed provider team, ranging from wellness to illness within an ambulatory care setting. Also to include, but not limited to, the following:

Telehealth Nursing/Telephone Triage:

* Provides professional nursing care through the delivery, management, and coordination of care and services in a clinic setting through face-to-face encounters or via telecommunications technology (telehealth/virtual nursing) by performing nursing triage to determine the appropriate level of care, and home care advice which may be considered part of the triage process.
* Excellent oral communication skills for patient/family education and telephone triage of patients. Telephone and in-person assessment/evaluation includes the determination of optimal time and location for patient management (ER, Clinic, home care) and follow-up care as required. Prescribes and communicates treatment plans and patient teaching in accordance with established protocols.
* Conducts immediate evaluation and management of emergency problems as they occur. Follows evidence-based protocols using analytical thinking and critical nursing judgment to individualize instructions to meet each beneficiarys needs and evaluates their understanding.

Assessment/Treatment Room Nursing:

* Administer medications, wound care, and numerous other personalized interventions.
* Recognize adverse signs and symptoms and quickly react in emergency situations.
* Provides clinical oversight of all paraprofessionals involved in the provision of therapeutic treatments.
* Performs/assists with procedures, such as urinary catheterizations, visual acuity tests, Electrocardiography (ECG/EKG), blood glucose monitoring, pulse oximetry, oxygen administration, nebulization therapy/treatments, phlebotomy, intramuscular/subcutaneous injections , irrigation of eyes and ears, intravenous fluid therapy, wound care, and other clinic specific procedures, in accordance with established protocols etc.,.
* Skilled in setting up, operating, and monitoring specialized medical equipment such as IV infusion pumps, cardiac monitoring devices, EKG units, oxygen analyzers, nebulizers and other clinic specific equipment.

Team Nursing:

* Coordinate patient care in collaboration with a wide array of healthcare professionals. Facilitate the achievement of optimal outcomes in relation to clinical care, quality and cost effectiveness.
* Provide health promotions, counseling, and education
* Direct and supervise care provide by other healthcare professionals.
* Accountable for making patient care assignments based on the scope of practice and skill level of assigned personnel.
* Communicate and collaborate with a diverse group of people for the purpose of informing the healthcare team of plans/actions, for teaching/education to benefit the patient/family and organization
* Within the scope of practice, develops and implements health promotion, illness/injury prevention and therapeutic plans congruent with the client's diagnosis, health care problem or need. Provides developmentally appropriate anticipatory guidance education, and counseling to patients and their families.
* Effectively communicates and collaborates with a diverse group of people for the purpose of informing the healthcare team of plans/actions, for teaching/education to benefit the patient/family and organization. Effectively uses appropriate communication format in addressing professional issues.
* Excellent written communication skills to perform accurate documentation, both written and electronic, of all activity in accordance with requirements. Ensures for proper documentation and coding of procedures and treatments
* Make referral appointments and arrange specialty care as appropriate.
* Coordinates patient care through a continuum and facilitates the achievement of optimal outcomes in relation to care, quality and cost effectiveness
* Provides team nursing coverage in the absence of other team nurses within the same clinic.

Training:

* Ensures compliance with standards of care and practice in accordance with all established policies, procedures, and guidelines used in the medical treatment facility. Provides care within ethical and legal boundaries.
* Serves and participates in committees, functions and other meetings as directed. Provides relevant and timely information to these groups, and assists with decision-making and process improvement. Participates in customer service initiatives, and medical readiness activities, designed to enhance health services.
* Completes orientation and competency verification programs in accordance with (IAW) unit guidelines.
* Participates in the orientation and training of newly assigned personnel, as appropriate.
* Encourages team building and enhances work knowledge by cross-training/augmenting other units as appropriate.
* Ensures a safe work environment, employee safe work habits and patient safety IAW regulatory agencies, infection control policies, and process improvement initiatives.
* Obtains/maintains/documents professional Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) to comply with licensure and AF requirements, MTF initial and annual training requirements, and required unit-specific in-services/training.
* Implements evidence-based findings into daily practice, processes, and policies
* Participates in/attends, but not limited to, mandatory organizational ancillary training programs; continuing educational programs to update and/or maintain the knowledge and skills needed to meet or enhance competency requirements; interdepartmental and unit-level in-services/briefings; continuing quality (i.e., Trusted Care, Team-STEPPS (Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety)
* Participates in peer review activities

SCHEDULING AND STAFFING:

Duty Hours/Shifts: 8 hour -or- 10 hour shift between the hours of 0700-1730, Monday through Friday (not to exceed more than 40 hours per week). May be required to work various shifts or augment clinical nursing support during the absence of other team nurses due to illness, leave or deployment. Not to exceed 80 hours per two weeks.

On-Call Hours: N/A

Overage Hours: N/A

Place of Performance: Medical Treatment Facility at SAMHS Market, Joint Base San Antonio and Bulverde Clinic

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:

Platinum Business Corporation provides experienced and committed health care personnel and related health care services to the federal government and private industry. EEO www.platinumcorporation.com

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