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Clinic Registered Nurse - OPAT & Triage - Internal Only

Company: Boulder Community Health
Location: Boulder
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Internal Candidates#Only Boulder Community Health was recently honored as Best Local Employer by the Daily Camera in the 2018 Boulder County Gold, their People#s Choice Awards for businesses in Boulder County.# Come join us and be a part of an independent, community-focused health system and feel good knowing that your work will make a difference in people#s lives and be a positive contribution to the community. POSITION SUMMARY Primary responsibilities will focus on (1) management of outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy program and (2) new and existing patient triage under the supervision of the infectious disease physicians and nurse practitioner. Manage the provision of individual patient infectious disease services and coordinate/collaborate with the clinical staff to develop and maintain or revise the patient discharge and home health plan under the direction of the physician. Coordinate follow-up with home health and skilled nursing facilities for patients. Monitor the provision of home health, infusion services, and outpatient follow-up care; and communicate regularly with the patient, family, physician and payers as appropriate.# Play a direct role in education, training, and monitoring of patients with complex medical problems.# Work under clinical supervision of the infectious disease physicians and nurse practitioner. Phone triage nursing includes but is not limited to acting as a liaison between physicians, nurse practitioner, and patients.# Manages and documents patient phone calls pertaining to medical conditions and questions according to department guidelines. Beacon Infectious Disease Clinic at Boulder Community Health (BCH) organizes care around patients, while engaging a multidisciplinary Care Team working proactively to coordinate and track care for each individual patient. JOB QUALIFICATIONS Education or Formal Training None Specified Special Qualifications (Licensure, Registration, etc.) Colorado RN license in good standing. BLS certification required by the end of conditional period. Knowledge, Skill and Ability Knowledge of professional nursing theory and scope of practice to assess patient needs and administer and evaluate patient supportive care. Knowledge of organizational policies, procedures and systems to administer patient care. Knowledge of CLIA, OSHA, Joint Commission regulations, and corporate compliance program. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment. Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care. Skill in using the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interaction with and care for patients ages 15 and up. Skill in maintaining the principles and applying and modifying methods and techniques of professional nursing practices to all patients. Skill in identifying problems and recommending solutions. Skill in maintaining complete and accurate patient electronic health records. Understanding and skill in maintaining department quality improvement. Skill in working effectively with patients and their representatives, managers, staff, physicians, other hospital departments, outside agencies, and the public. Ability to comprehend and follow both oral and written instructions. Ability to communicate clearly both in verbal and written communication. Ability to maintain quality control standards. Ability to respond calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply written guidelines and procedures to standard work practices. Experience Previous nursing and medical experience preferred but will consider new graduates. WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES Potential exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations, and other conditions common to a clinic environment. Requires full range of motion including manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Involves standing and walking. Occasionally involves assisting in lifting items weighing up to 50 pounds.# May include assisting in the transferring of patients to exam tables. Requires normal range of vision and hearing. Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopies, telephone, fax machine, and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports. About Boulder Community Health and Boulder, Colorado Uncompromising medical excellence, delivered with the values of respect and compassion. Since 1922, Boulder Community Health has built our reputation on this promise. As a community-owned and operated not-for-profit hospital and clinics, we remain dedicated to meeting the evolving healthcare needs of our citizens and providing access to high quality medical care. Our state-of-the art facilities are home to many medical professionals who offer an extensive range of medical services. Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, adventure awaits you right outside your door. Big, beautiful vistas, serene snow-capped mountains, and a lifestyle conducive to enjoying the outdoors bring a truly fresh perspective to our practice of healthcare. Surround yourself by natural beauty and an active, life-embracing community, while you enjoy state of the art facilities and equipment along with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including health/dental/life, paid annual leave, tuition reimbursement and much more. EOE/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplaceInternal Candidates OnlyBoulder Community Health was recently honored as Best Local Employer by the Daily Camera in the 2018 Boulder County Gold, their People's Choice Awards for businesses in Boulder County. Come join us and be a part of an independent, community-focused health system and feel good knowing that your work will make a difference in people's lives and be a positive contribution to the community.POSITION SUMMARYPrimary responsibilities will focus on (1) management of outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy program and (2) new and existing patient triage under the supervision of the infectious disease physicians and nurse practitioner. Manage the provision of individual patient infectious disease services and coordinate/collaborate with the clinical staff to develop and maintain or revise the patient discharge and home health plan under the direction of the physician. Coordinate follow-up with home health and skilled nursing facilities for patients. Monitor the provision of home health, infusion services, and outpatient follow-up care; and communicate regularly with the patient, family, physician and payers as appropriate. Play a direct role in education, training, and monitoring of patients with complex medical problems. Work under clinical supervision of the infectious disease physicians and nurse practitioner.Phone triage nursing includes but is not limited to acting as a liaison between physicians, nurse practitioner, and patients. Manages and documents patient phone calls pertaining to medical conditions and questions according to department guidelines.Beacon Infectious Disease Clinic at Boulder Community Health (BCH) organizes care around patients, while engaging a multidisciplinary Care Team working proactively to coordinate and track care for each individual patient.JOB QUALIFICATIONSEducation or Formal TrainingNone SpecifiedSpecial Qualifications (Licensure, Registration, etc.)* Colorado RN license in good standing.* BLS certification required by the end of conditional period.Knowledge, Skill and Ability* Knowledge of professional nursing theory and scope of practice to assess patient needs and administer and evaluate patient supportive care.* Knowledge of organizational policies, procedures and systems to administer patient care.* Knowledge of CLIA, OSHA, Joint Commission regulations, and corporate compliance program.* Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.* Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.* Skill in using the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interaction with and care for patients ages 15 and up.* Skill in maintaining the principles and applying and modifying methods and techniques of professional nursing practices to all patients.* Skill in identifying problems and recommending solutions.* Skill in maintaining complete and accurate patient electronic health records.* Understanding and skill in maintaining department quality improvement.* Skill in working effectively with patients and their representatives, managers, staff, physicians, other hospital departments, outside agencies, and the public.* Ability to comprehend and follow both oral and written instructions.* Ability to communicate clearly both in verbal and written communication.* Ability to maintain quality control standards.* Ability to respond calmly and effectively in emergency situations.* Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply written guidelines and procedures to standard work practices.ExperiencePrevious nursing and medical experience preferred but will consider new graduates.WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES* Potential exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations, and other conditions common to a clinic environment.* Requires full range of motion including manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.* Involves standing and walking.* Occasionally involves assisting in lifting items weighing up to 50 pounds. May include assisting in the transferring of patients to exam tables.* Requires normal range of vision and hearing.* Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching.* Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopies, telephone, fax machine, and other office equipment.* Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports.About Boulder Community Health and Boulder, ColoradoUncompromising medical excellence, delivered with the values of respect and compassion. Since 1922, Boulder Community Health has built our reputation on this promise. As a community-owned and operated not-for-profit hospital and clinics, we remain dedicated to meeting the evolving healthcare needs of our citizens and providing access to high quality medical care. Our state-of-the art facilities are home to many medical professionals who offer an extensive range of medical services.Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, adventure awaits you right outside your door. Big, beautiful vistas, serene snow-capped mountains, and a lifestyle conducive to enjoying the outdoors bring a truly fresh perspective to our practice of healthcare.Surround yourself by natural beauty and an active, life-embracing community, while you enjoy state of the art facilities and equipment along with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including health/dental/life, paid annual leave, tuition reimbursement and much more.EOE/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace

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