Job Description


Homer, AK

Full Time

Work Hours: 8

9/23/2022

POSITION PURPOSE:

The Assistant Clinic Registered Nurse (RN) Manager helps direct and organize the clinical operations of Homer Medical Center. The position will assist the Clinic Director in ways to insure a safe and efficiently run Family Practice Clinic while showing solid management and leadership skills.

NATURE AND SCOPE: 

The Assistant Clinic RN Manager takes a lead in managing clinical staff and operations that enhances the over all efficiency of the clinic while holding patient care high.  Standards for nursing practice have been established by the Alaska State Board of Nursing, state statute, American Nurses Association and the American Association of Office Nurses.   In addition, the Assistant Clinic RN Manager will assume the role of Clinic Director when the Director is out of the office.  The Assistant Clinic RN Manager is a confidential, exempt position.  The Assistant Clinic RN Manager may at times be asked to provide patient care.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: 

The position of Assistant Clinic RN Manager requires that the person possess a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Alaska. Speaking, listening, and writing skills are required to communicate with others in this setting. A minimum of 3-5 years of management experience and B.S.N. preferred. The RN must stay current in BLS and ACLS.

SAFETY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  1. Perform all job functions in a safe manner.
  2. Identify safety hazards in the department and the workplace.
  3. Report all personal, on-the-job injuries, per Hospital policy.  All reports must be made within 72 hours of accident.
  4. Follow hospital policies and OSHA standards for infection control and personal protective equipment.

ESSENTIAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  1. 1. Excellent interpersonal and team-building skills.
  2. 2. Staff recruitment and employee performance evaluations and disciplinary actions.
  3. 3. Quality improvement
  4. 4. Utilizes, implements, and documents the nursing process to provide the standard for patient care
  5. 5. Develops and maintains clinic operational policies.
  6. 6. Appropriately informs attending physician of changes in patient condition, patient response to treatments, etc., in a timely manner.
  7. 7. Directs, instructs, supervises and schedules LPN/RN as assigned if needed in clinic. Schedules and oversees MA’s.
  8. 8. Prepares equipment/supplies, assists the physician during treatments and/or exams if needed.
  9. 9. Provides direct patient care if needed.
  10. 10. Assist providers with RX refills and pharmacy call.
  11. 11. Help prioritize messages and return patient calls from the “RX phone line”.
  12. 12. Assist providers with patient paperwork requests.
  13. 13. Follow-up patient’s lab results as needed and manages patients Pro-time directions according to adjustment algorithms.
  14. 14. Perform in-house CLIA waived lab tests as necessary.
  15. 15. Help triage all medical calls and drop-in patients for the clinic.
  16. 16. Works in co-ordination with the front desk to monitor patient flow.
  17. 17. Performs technical aspects of patient care in accordance with established policies/practice standards, adapting techniques to the unique needs of the individual patient as needed.
  18. 18. Practices Standard Precautions to limit exposure to infectious material at all times.
  19. 19. Documents observations, nursing interventions, patient’s response to treatment, and any other pertinent data on the medical record according to established procedure.
  20. 20. Accurately receives, interprets, transcribes, and implements physician orders according to established procedure.
  21. 21. Quickly answers any Provider request.
  22. 22. Provides appropriate patient care according to national standards, governmental agencies, and hospital policies and procedures as needed.
  23. 23. Performs other related duties as assigned which may include: ordering of medication and medical supplies, stocking of supplies, electronic sending of FAA physicals, drug screen program for SEA SPEC Consortium, Pap smear reporting and follow-up and ordering and helps in reporting to the State of Alaska VacTrac immunization program.
  24. 24. Documents unusual occurrences, medication/treatment errors, equipment failure, according to facility policy.
  25. 25. Follows up on patient care responsibilities and assignments and uncompleted tasks left from previous day to ensure continuity of care.
  26. 26. Demonstrates an ability to initiate and direct life support measures.
  27. 27. Able to perform effectively during a CODE within the RN’s scope of training and practice, or other emergency/crisis situation.
  28. 28. Actively participates in the Quality Improvement plan and resolution of patients complaints.
  29. 29. Assists with preparation and participation in annual skills check off.
  30. 30. Provides periodic coverage for clinic manager.

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  1. Meets HMC/SPH requirements for treatment of all persons.  Treats all patients with dignity, and follows established policies and procedures to preserve the patient’s right to privacy and confidentiality.
  2. Exhibits a caring attitude to patients, coworkers and visitors, including working cooperatively with others for a positive work environment and team building atmosphere.
  3. Complies with facility attendance policies/procedures/meets attendance requirements of job.
  4. Participates in self-growth opportunities/requirements and in-services and meetings per department & facility policy.
  5. Provides orientation for new staff in the Clinic Department.
  6. Requests help and/or guidance as necessary in order to safely perform assigned duties.
  7. Conforms to departmental dress standards, maintains good personal hygiene.
  8. Plans and organizes work activity to complete scheduled assignments on time.
  9. Completes an acceptable work load, accepts additional tasks willingly.
  10. Takes appropriate 15 minute breaks and 30 minutes for meals.
  11. Takes no more than 4-7 sick days per year, except for extended illness/injury.
  12. Understands and follows the chain of command in dealing with problems/concerns.
  13. Complies with facility policies & procedures, including fire evacuation and disaster plans.
  14. Deals with interpersonal conflict in healthy, positive manner.
  15. Completes occurrence and other reports per facility policy.
  16. Demonstrates knowledge and practice of Standard Precautions for prevention of spread of disease.
  17. Performs other job duties as assigned by the Clinic Manager and Clinic Medical Director.

EXCELLENT BENEFITS: Health/Dental/Vision Insurance, $2,000 annual Health Reimbursement Account, Generous Paid Time Off/Vacation Time and Sick Time, 8 Paid Holidays Per Year, Health & Wellness Reimbursement, Annual Retention Bonus, 403b Retirement Plan, Company Sponsored Life Insurance, Student Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Reimbursement, Bereavement Leave, In-House Workout Facility and much more!

ENVIRONMENT: 

South Peninsula Hospital is a 22 bed critical access hospital (CAH) located on the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula.  There is a 28 bed long term care facility attached to the hospital.  

We offer highly competitive wages and benefits including: health/dental/vision/life insurance, 403b retirement plan, health and wellness reimbursement, loan forgiveness, generous paid leave and relocation bonus (for applicable applicants). Apply today!

Homer, Alaska, is a seaside town nestled on the shores of beautiful Kachemak Bay, offering breathtaking views of glaciers, mountains and wildlife. Homer is on the road system, and a four hour drive from Anchorage. If you are looking for community, adventure, culture, scenery or solitude, you'll find all of that and more here!

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