28 days old

Pediatric Specialty RN

Beacon Health System
South Bend, IN 46601
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Reports to the Group Practice Manager. Performs patient triage duties and renders routine nursing care specific to the specialty practice in support of medical care as directed by the physician. Prepares patients for examinations, records patients' medical histories and symptoms, performs diagnostic tests, operates medical equipment and administers treatment and medications. May assist a physician in minor surgery and with patient follow-up. Completes laboratory duties as necessary. Routinely communicates with patients and physicians in a professional and courteous manner. Serves as a resource to staff by suggesting solutions to patient care crisis problems and complaints.MISSION, VALUES and SERVICE GOALS
  • MISSION: We deliver outstanding care, inspire health, and connect with heart.
  • VALUES: Trust. Respect. Integrity. Compassion.
  • SERVICE GOALS: Personally connect. Keep everyone informed. Be on their team.
Renders routine nursing care in support of medical care as directed by the physician by:
  • Facilitating the initial patient assessment by taking and recording vital signs, weight, height, documenting the reason for the visit, etc.
  • Administering and recording medications as ordered.
  • Calling pharmacies regarding prescriptions.
  • Collecting specimens for lab and analysis and performing routine lab tests as ordered.
  • Directing patients to the laboratory, x-ray or other Hospital departments as needed.
  • Interpreting physician instructions for patients and providing instructions to patients regarding their care as prescribed.
  • Assisting with educating patients, when applicable; also teaching students from other health care fields who are assigned to the specialty practice.
  • Maintaining an orderly and timely flow of patients, ensuring preferences are given to patients in emergency situations.
  • Maintaining and reviewing patient records and charts (EMR and paper charts as applicable), posting test results after review by the physician and tracking test results. Also informing patient of their test results and recommendations.
  • Charting all phone calls, advice and other contact with patients according to established guidelines.
  • Processing patient referrals; also transmitting information to insurance companies for pre-admission screening or utilization review and prior authorizations.
Performs nursing functions specific to the specialty practice and as directed by the physician by:
  • Assisting physicians with procedures specific to the specialty practice (i.e., such as minor surgeries; sedation administration, in-office procedures, in-office lab testing, etc.).
  • Performing various diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as ordered by the physician (i.e., nebulizer treatments, PFT's, Blood pressures, Pulse ox, scoring patient testing, using suction and oxygen equipment as necessary, etc.).
  • Assembling equipment and supplies in preparation for various diagnostic or treatment procedures performed by a physician.
  • Preparing, starting, maintaining and discontinuing intravenous (IV) lines as ordered by the physician when necessary.
  • Administering therapies and treatments, observing the patient and recording those observations; also consulting with the physician(s) and other health care clinicians as needed.
  • Assisting in Pediatric Specialty clinics including monthly endocrine clinic, pulmonary clinic, neurology clinic, and future specialties to be added.
  • Assisting patients with tracheostomy care, and G-tube care, when necessary.
  • Educating patients on specific training such as; nutrition, asthma education, insulin use and administration, carb counting, and preventative care and education.
Performs other functions to maintain personal competence and contribute to the overall effectiveness of the department by:
  • Maintaining the records and charts of patients according to established guidelines.
  • Answering the phone and relaying messages, and responding to messages appropriately and timely to patients.
  • Cleaning and sterilizing instruments and equipment and maintaining a stock of supplies.
  • Checking the emergency box, on a monthly basis, for expired medication and ensuring that a sufficient quantity of medication is available (as assigned).
  • Assisting the manager with other projects and department preparations which may be ongoing or on occasion. May also relate to new doctor preparation and planning.
  • Working with patients/families on the telephone to problem-solve and answer questions.
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the exam rooms and the proper clean-up of spills with special attention to body fluid precautions and contaminated waste per the OSHA guidelines; also following universal precautions.
  • Goes to the hospital to work with physician when applicable to help physician in administering care and education.
  • Helping to educate patients and families about specific procedures as indicated.
  • Informing the proper personnel when medications and supplies need to be ordered.
  • Preparing reports as required by established guidelines.
  • Completing other job-related assignments and special projects as assigned.

Associate complies with the following organizational requirements:

  • Attends and participates in department meetings and is accountable for all information shared.
  • Completes mandatory education, annual competencies and department specific education within established timeframes.
  • Completes annual employee health requirements within established timeframes.
  • Maintains license/certification, registration in good standing throughout fiscal year.
  • Direct patient care providers are required to maintain current BCLS (CPR) and other certifications as required by position/department.
  • Consistently utilizes appropriate universal precautions, protective equipment, and ergonomic techniques to protect patient and self.
  • Adheres to regulatory agency requirements, survey process and compliance.
  • Complies with established organization and department policies.
  • Available to work overtime in addition to working additional or other shifts and schedules when required.
Commitment to Beacon's six-point Operating System, referred to as The Beacon Way:
  • Leverage innovation everywhere.
  • Cultivate human talent.
  • Embrace performance improvement.
  • Build greatness through accountability.
  • Use information to improve and advance.
  • Communicate clearly and continuously.

Education and Experience
  • The knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of a nursing program from an accredited school of nursing. A current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Indiana is required. A minimum of two years of experience is preferred. Certification in CPR is required and must be maintained.
Knowledge & Skills
  • Requires in-depth knowledge of and competency in performing pediatric nursing care practices and procedures, observations, treatments and techniques. Also, requires knowledge of Pediatric triage protocols and guidelines; using standard information to help triage patients in the most professional manner.
  • Requires the advanced analytical skills necessary to assess the patient's condition and needs, interpret data, solve patient-related problems, provide patient care throughout the planned treatment and to recognize medication allergic reactions (i.e., anaphylactic shock, adverse reactions, fever, chills, etc.).
  • Requires advanced knowledge of peripheral intravenous (IV) access procedures (i.e., the use of cannulation devices, monitoring patient access, etc.). Also demonstrates proficiency in starting IV's.
  • Demonstrates the ability to respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations and to do so in a sincere and caring manner.
  • Demonstrates the communication skills (both verbal and written) necessary for clear and effective communications with a variety of internal and external contacts.
  • Demonstrates the high-level interpersonal skills that are necessary to interact with patients, physicians and visitors in an effective and professional manner. Also must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Requires the organization and office/computer skills (i.e., filing, record keeping system, etc.) necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. Use and knowledge of MS Word, Excel is expected as will be used with patient tracking and projects.
  • Also requires the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision, take initiative and pay close attention to details.
Working Conditions
  • Works in a clinical environment.
  • The ability to work a flexible schedule is required.
  • May possibly be exposed to bio-hazards when providing patient care.
Physical Demands
  • Requires the physical ability and stamina (i.e. to walk/stand for prolonged periods of time, push carts/wheelchairs, lift up to 50 pounds, to position/lift patients at a maximum of 35 pounds without assistance, provide CPR, etc.) to perform the essential functions of the position.

Posted: 2022-11-11 Expires: 2022-12-10
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