The Registered Nurse, Specialty Clinic is responsible to deliver fundamental, knowledge-based care to assigned patients while developing technical competencies. This position may entail other duties as assigned and travel duties as assigned and travel to the community level clinics. The RN, Specialty Care Clinic: Maintains current/active BLS Certification. Travels to conferences/training off station/completes required TMS training. Administers immunizations and documents appropriately. Functions as a patient educator with emphasis on preventative health and wellness topics, disease-specific initiatives. Responds to secure messages within 2 business days. Responds to CPRS messages as appropriate to scope of practice. Interviews patients, obtains vital signs, and prepares patient for visit with provider. Works with Primary Care Nurses in completing clinical reminders on required Specialty Clinics (Pulmonology, Cardiology, Nephrology, Diabetes, and Endocrinology). Provides immediate nursing intervention in all emergency situations. Adheres to Nursing Documentation guidelines per Medical Center Policy. Serves as liaison for medical concerns and initiates appropriate referrals. Is responsible for ordering/maintaining supplies in the clinical area. Conducts Nursing clinics. Works as a team player in providing care to the Veterans as directed by the Nurse Manager (covering Staffing call-offs, Al's, etc.) Completes diabetic and at-risk foot examinations. Maintains and monitors expiration dates of supplies in clinical area and informs ordering personnel if supplies need to be reordered. Assists with the operation of specialty clinics as appropriate. Maintains competency for all clinically appropriate procedures. Exhibits leadership skills through charge nurse duties by directing patient care, patient flow, and staff assignments. Work Schedule: 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required. Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; pushing; reaching above shoulders; use of fingers; use of both hands required; walking 8 hours; standing 8 hours; repeated bending; climbing legs only; both legs required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; both eyes required; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); emotional stability; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other. May be required to work with assaultive or combative patients.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.
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Urgent Care Association
28600 Bella Vista Pkwy, Suite 2010
Warrenville, IL 60555