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RN - FAMILY & INTERNAL MEDICINE in Olympia, WA at Capital Medical Center

Date Posted: 4/15/2018

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Job Description

Position Summary: The Triage RN is responsible for front line communication with patients who may either call in or walk in with patient needs (prescriptions, symptom questions, treatment options). The RN is responsible to the clinical director in the course of patient care. Acts as support person for all clinical needs of the practitioner as it relates to patient care, ancillary services, as well as routing and preparation of patient laboratory specimens, maintenance / accountability of laboratory equipment, OSHA required standards of the clinical operations or back office procedures, patient education, pharmacy refills, laboratory / diagnostic result interpretation and patient follow-up, and medical / legal chart documentation and maintenance and cardiovascular life support as required.

Job Requirements

Position Qualifications:
1. Ability to meet minimum hospital hiring standards.
2. High school or GED equivalent education.
3. Completion of an Accredited RN program.
4. Current BLS card.

Essential Job Functions*:
1. Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing. Communicates with staff and patients in a professional, polite and courteous manner. Gathers data and documents observations clearly, legibly, and in a timely manner. Documents / communicates interventions in the patient’s chart and with the practitioner.
2. Management of medications and working with patients on renewal issues.
3. Oversee control substances for patients; managing the flow of the prescriptions, sending requests, working with the provider on the management of the substance.
4. Manage symptom calls and walk ins: taking calls, determining next steps for care, triaging symptoms in order to provider best patient care. Working with patient on setting up appointments, home treatment options or referring them to an urgent care facility.
5. Managing medication prior authorizations.
6. Maintains clean and neat workstations and clinical areas such as nurses’ station and exam rooms, stocked with appropriate supplies in order to complete any type of transaction in an efficient manner. Sterilizes equipment, maintains diagnostic equipment according to policy and procedure.
7. Maintains security and confidentiality of patient’s records / charts / reports. Verifies patient information with patient and/or guardian. Verifies insurance coverage, copies or obtains proof of insurance. Enters new patient information into computer.
8. Records vital signs of the patient to help the doctor with diagnosis. Assistants will also prepare patients for examination and give them before and after instructions. Collecting samples like blood, urine, etc., and sending them for laboratory investigation is a part of the certified RN duties.

Essential Physical, Mental and/or Environmental Working Conditions:
Must be able to meet the physical/mental demands of position with or without accommodation. See checklist (page 2) for specific physical, mental and environmental working conditions.
1. Must be able to utilize good judgment, demonstrate patience, and maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
2. Must be able to work in a busy and stressful environment.
3. This position has the potential for placing the employee at risk for occupational exposure. Definition of occupational exposure: any reasonable anticipated eye, skin, mucus membrane, or potential contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials that may result from the performance of an employee’s duties.

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