• Clinic Nurse (RN) Supervisor - Full Time Days - Immanuel Pathways Southwest Iowa** May Be Eligible for a $6,000.00 Sign-On Bonus**

    Job Locations US-IA-Council Bluffs
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/11/2018 11:26 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-2445
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    PACE Pathways
    Location
    Immanuel Pathways Southwest Iowa
  • Overview

    Manages the day-to-day operations of the clinic for Immanuel Pathways. Coordinates the flow of clinic by leading all clinic staff in providing medical and nursing care and ensuring high quality standards. Coordinates and liaisons with family and/or caregivers regarding care and services provided by the clinic staff. Is responsible for assessing staff competency, and ensuring appropriate training as needed. Performs participant assessments, provides education/treatment when appropriate and coordinates plan of care with the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT). Supports and lives out Immanuel’s Mission and CHRIST Promises.

    Responsibilities

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

     

    Key Areas

    Key Responsibilities and Duties of the Job

    25% Participant Care

    • Coordinates with the IDT to develop a comprehensive, person-centered plan of care for each participant that promotes independence in the community, management of health conditions, and prevention of acute care admissions.
    • Oversees clinic workflow & scheduling.
    • Participates in QAPI activities including utilization management, clinical reviews and work groups. Collaborates with the IDT and management team in planning interventions to improve quality and cost effectiveness.
    • Assists in treatment, examination and testing of participants as needed.
    • Monitors participant’s response to medical treatment plan and nursing interventions, and revises plan of care as necessary.
    • Manages and reviews participant’s records, charts, pertinent information and direct reports documentation.
    • Maintains participants’ medical record and ensures the fulfillment of agency charting and reporting requirements.
    • Performs or supervises the medication process from delivery through administration of prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with nursing standards.
    • Collaborates with other health care professionals and caregivers regarding provision of participant’s health care.
    • Functions as a member of the IDT. Maintains regular attendance at and participants in IDT meetings; communicates participant changes, collaborates on care planning decisions and coordination for 24 hour care delivery.
    • Actively collaborates with the IDT and Case Manager in managing participant transitions and discharge planning to ensure optimal management of health conditions and prevent readmission to acute care and nursing homes.
    • Coordinates with IDT to develop a comprehensive care plan for each participant and to implement PACE services in a high-quality and cost-effective manner.
    • Conducts an in-person comprehensive initial nursing assessment including problem identification and plan of care with new PACE enrollees as needed.
    • Conducts an annual & semi-annual in-person nursing assessment and re-assessment as needed.
    • Educates participants, family and caregivers in regards to care, medications and treatments.
    • Serves as a liaison between Immanuel Pathways and contracted nursing facilities regarding clinical issues for participants in long-term care.
    • Assures clinic health care and personal care services are provided.
    • Functions as a member of and actively participates in Huddle, Event, Utilization and Wound meetings. May lead these meetings as assigned.
    • Reviews participant events, ensuring accurate documentation & thorough follow up interventions.
    • Coordinates nursing student clinical rotations at PACE site.

    25% Staff Management

    • Provides orientation, initial and annual competencies, evaluates performance of direct reports.
    • Performs competencies on appropriate Clinical and Participant Center staff as needed.
    • Manages time and attendance for clinic staff under their supervision, including paid time off approval and record-keeping.
    • Arrange for coverage for employees out sick or on vacation.
    • Ensures that the job responsibilities, authorities and accountability of direct reports are defined and understood.        
    • Engages in team building. Coaches and mentors staff. Instructs and teaches staff as needed. Trains clinic staff to function independently.
    • Manages and reviews participant’s records, charts, pertinent information and direct reports documentation.
    • Communicates with weekend and after hour staff, following up appropriately.
    • Responsible for the hiring process of new or replacement staff.
    • Educates other staff members to emergency procedures and Infection Control prevention and provides information to other staff and caregivers about health concerns and conditions of participants.
    • Manages time and attendance for clinic staff under their supervision, including paid time off approval and record-keeping.
    • Arrange for coverage for employees out sick or on vacation.

    35% Clinic Operations

    • Manages flow of clinic, oversees appointment bookings, triaging and gate keeping in conjunction with primary care and staff. Ensures timely and appropriate care of participants.
    • Responds to and perform Triage of incoming telephone calls. Oversees scheduling of outside appointments for participants when necessary.
    • Assists in hospital admissions.
    • Takes lead in effectively communicating with IDT and community agencies at meetings and throughout the day.
    • Oversees and ensures signing off orders, ordering medications from pharmacy and disseminating orders and instructions to appropriate personnel. Ensures implementation of physician orders.
    • Coordinates participant care with outside contracted service providers – nursing homes, assisted living, lab, oxygen, etc.

    10% Compliance

    • Acts within the scope of his or her authority to practice.
    • Follows all Immanuel Pathways policies and procedures.
    • Participates in and supports Quality Improvement initiatives.
    • Maintains the confidentiality of all company procedures, results and information about employees, participants and families.
    • Handles potentially infectious specimens with appropriate biohazard precautions, and practices Universal precautions.
    • Implements Exposure Control Plan.
    • Responsible for tracking and maintaining infection & post exposure evaluation and participant surveillance reports.
    • Maintains safe working environment. Follows Immanuel Pathways Safety policies and procedures and OSHA safety Guidelines.
    • Complies with Emergency Preparedness Plan.

    5% Other

    • Participates in continuing education classes and any required staff and training meetings.
    • Maintains professional affiliations and any required certifications.
    • Performs other duties as required or requested.

    Qualifications

    QUALIFICATIONS

     

    Education-

    • Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) preferred; Graduate of a school of professional nursing.
    • Current License as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the respective state in which he/she is employed required.

    Experience-

    • Two (2) years of nurse management/charge nurse experience in a hospital, nursing home or community-based setting- preferably in a geriatric care setting.
    • One (1) year experience working with the frail or elderly population is required.

    Other Requirements-

    • Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.
    • Reliable transportation is required as this position will require travel between locations and participant locations.
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) Skills i.e. Health Care Level Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); Automated External Defibrillator (AED); First Aide (FA).
    • Only act within the scope of his/her authority to practice in the respective state in which he/she is employed.

    KSA- Knowledge Skills and Abilities-

    • Knowledge of P.A.C.E. regulations.
    • Knowledge of state healthcare and aging networks; in the respective state in which he/she is employed.
    • Knowledge of physical, mental, and social needs of the frail elderly and their families.
    • Knowledge of quality improvement and cost containment systems.
    • Knowledge of local health care and geriatric service networks
    • Knowledge of PC computer systems, including word processing, spreadsheet, calendar and database.
    • Knowledge of the various disciplines to assess the needs of the elderly population.
    • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe working environment.
    • Skilled in identifying problems and recommending solutions.
    • Skilled in written and oral communication.
    • Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with participants, co-workers, and the public.
    • Skilled in making decisions and leadership implementing principles.
    • Skilled in managing and supervising managerial and professional staff members.
    • Skilled in facilitating group interaction, decisions and implementation processes.
    • Ability to effectively and efficiently plan, prioritize and follow-up on delegated responsibilities.
    • Ability to apply creative problem-solving skills to complex issues.
    • Ability to foster collaborative working relationships.
    • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
    • Ability to chart via Electronic Health Records.
    • Skilled in developing and maintaining department quality assurance.
    • Proven experience and basic computer proficiency (internet, email, Microsoft Office).

     

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