Registered Nurse (ID 2994)

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Registered Nurse - Portland, OR

Registered Nurse (ID 2994)

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Interested candidates will have a friendly demeanor, great positive attitude, and customer-focused work ethic and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. * This is an immediate opening to fill.*

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Support various departments by providing professional nursing care for the comfort and well-being of the patient, prepare equipment, and assist providers during examinations and treatment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Patient assessment, preparation for the exam, and/or treatment. Assisting the provider as needed in diagnostic and/or surgical procedures and exams specific to each department's needs. Provide wound or injury care and dressing, suture, or staple removal as directed by the provider.
  2. Triage phone calls and walk-in patients; make assessments based on patient needs for appointments, advice, or other treatment. Report to provider, document, and schedule as necessary.
  3. Communicate effectively with co-workers as to what was done in their absence and any need for follow-up.
  4. Administer, call in medications, and document as ordered by the provider. Maintain controlled substance records and policies as directed by policy. Provide intravenous access and administration as needed. (IV refresher training provided if needed)
  5. Manage a desk in an individual or group setting, organizing schedules, test scheduling and reporting, and referrals. Supply storage and ordering, care, preparation, and disposition of laboratory specimens, cleaning and preparing instruments and equipment for sterilization. Cleaning exam rooms and nursing station area; daily/weekly logbook checks such as Cidex, eyewash, or refrigerator temperatures; other general department and patient management.
  6. Comply with HIPAA regulations at all times.
  7. Follow OSHA guidelines and policies for the prevention of the spread of bloodborne pathogens, including maintaining a clean work environment, use of safety and personal protective equipment, and engineering controls.
  8. Maintain safety standards such as the use of patient safety equipment, knowledge of emergency procedures, use of handrails on stairs, body mechanics, and ergonomics.
  9. Participate in code and triage team activities, maintain current BLS card.
  10. Counsel and educate patients regarding issues such as injury care, diabetic teaching, symptom monitoring, back care, emotional issues, and other healthcare-related concerns.
  11. Provide leadership and supervisory role for LPNs, MAs, and non-licensed personnel as appropriate.
EDUCATION/LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS:
  • RN graduate of an accredited School of Nursing
  • Valid Oregon Nursing License
  • Current BLS
EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS PREFERRED:
  • Basic understanding of Medical Terminology
  • Current diagnosis and procedural coding
  • Basic understanding of infection control
  • Legalities of charting and telephone conversations
  • Values team success, compassionate, patient, and tactful
  • Contributes to an environment where people feel valued
  • Strong patient assessment ability
  • Proficiency in charting and documentation
  • Organizational skills and ability to prioritize workflow

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