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Registered Nurse

Company:
Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region & Southwest Missouri
Location:
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Posted:
November 07, 2016
Description:

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES OF

PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF THE ST. LOUIS REGION AND SOUTHWEST MISSOURI

POSITION TITLE: Registered Nurse

STATUS: Full Time

REPORTS TO: Lead Clinician

POSITION SUMMARY

Assist physician in all clinic areas including intake, procedure, recovery, utility rooms and discharge. Flexible hours, weekend work required. May take calls during evenings and weekends; will take call during clinic hours. Physical stamina required to meet needs of surgical patients; i.e., bending, lifting and standing for long periods. Must create a quality medical environment and a caring patient environment. Must be organized, multi- task oriented for a fast paced, multi disciplined team approach to patient care.

PRIMARY DUTIES PERFORMED

• Assess patient physical and medical history

• Assess patient’s medical status and make appropriate decisions and actions

• Assist physician in procedure room as necessary

• Observe, take vital signs and record patient's condition in pre-operative/recovery room and give medications, start IVs as directed

• Give after care instructions and discharge with documentation

• Assist in transfers/emergency care as directed

• Take patient calls during clinic hours; may take evenings and weekends calls

• Perform other duties as required, including usage and tracking of medications; high alert and referral patient follow-up

• May provide 72 hour informed consent for abortion care as a qualified health professional

• May include ultrasound training and duties

• May include lab training and duties

• May include additional training in Patient Education and duties.

• Adhere to affiliate policies on professionalism, wait time on the phone, and the system for addressing client complaints.

• Participate in the affiliate efforts to achieve established productivity and revenue cycle goals.

RISK MANAGEMENT AND QUALITY ASSURANCE

• Adheres to PPSLRSWMO and department policies and medical standards and guidelines that ensure the provision of the highest quality and most professional services to all PPSLRSWMO clients

• Protects PPSLRSWMO's assets from liability including but not limited to assuring proper informed consent has been obtained for any and all medical interventions requiring patient’s consent.

• Assures for the physical safety of PPSLRSWMO clients, staff, and volunteers

• Protects confidentiality of all PPSLRSWMO clients, donors, Board and all areas of operations

• Follows HIPAA privacy and security guidelines

QUALIFICATIONS

• Current Missouri License. I understand that it is my professional obligation to keep all licensure and certification up to date and to provide a copy of such to the affiliate. I understand that current licensure (and certification, if applicable) is a condition of my employment.

• IV training, CPR certification, ACLS training recommended. If needed, necessary certifications (i.e. IV training)

• Excellent verbal and documentation skills

• Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with physicians and other professional and volunteer members of staff

• Ability to demonstrate sensitivity and empathy to patients and family members

• Knowledge of quality assurance and risk management standards

• Bilingual skills a plus, particularly Spanish or Serbo-Croatian or Vietnamese

PPSLRSWMO is an equal opportunity employer.