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UnityPoint Health LPN-Clinic-Grundy in Grundy Center, Iowa

The Specialty Clinic Nurse is responsible for executing the day-to-day operations of the Specialty Clinic, and is accountable for maintenance of quality and safety standards within the clinic.

Supporting the mission, vision, and core values of the organization.

Creating and maintaining an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the department.

Gathering supplies and equipment for providers in the clinic.

Restocking supplies in specialty clinic when the clinic has ended for the day.

Monitoring of Specialty Clinic inventory and notifying appropriate individual(s) when supplies are needed.

Assists providers by obtaining basic vital information, preparing patient for examination, treatment and minor surgical procedures.

Facilitates the scheduling of tests, procedures or appointments for clinic patients.

Pre-certify with insurance companies for radiology or surgical procedures, or other items ordered as necessary.

Operates equipment and performs technical skills according to policies and standards; learns new skills and seeks assistance appropriately.

Provide appropriate and timely documentation in the patient’s chart, paper or electronic.

Collaborates with appropriate disciplines in developing coordinated outcomes and interventions; interacts with team members regarding patient progress.

Recognizes situations (patient, staff, visitor, and physician) and significant assessment findings that require verbal or written communication and follow through to the appropriate people.

Participates in identifying and developing the performance improvement focus and criteria, as well as gathering and reporting the information.

Assumes accountability and responsibility for attendance and timely completion of competencies, mandatory programs, unit specific requirements

Writes goals annually in collaboration with manager; goals demonstrate initiative, reflect unit or performance needs, and are specific and measurable.

Purposefully conducts all aspects of job in an ethical manner in support of the organization’s/hospital’s commitment to ethical behavior in all areas of personal and professional activity.

Ensure that the Specialty Clinic is maintained in a clean, safe, and sanitary manner.

Documentation is complete, clear, concise, and according to policy.

Follow established universal precautions in the use of gloves, gowns, and/or masks.

Ensure that daily and weekly tasks are completed.

Maintain confidentiality according to established policy.

Manage personal stress and emotions so as not to interfere in relationships and interactions with others.

Additional functions:

Reports on a Quality improvement process for the Orthopaedic Clinic and Wound Clinic as identified in collaboration with Ambulatory Services and Quality Managers.

Update and develop policies for the Specialty Clinic as needed.

Work with Ambulatory Services Manager on process improvement changes.

Provide guidance to Clinical Assistant in a timely and thorough fashion. Ensure Clinical Assistant is informed of, or involved with, process improvement initiatives.

Serves as backup to Telehealth Nurse for clinical telehealth functions.

  • Must be an RN or LPN

  • Must possess current acute hospital experience (within past 5 years), clinic/office helpful.

  • Must possess a current Iowa license as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.

  • Must be certified or willing to certify in BLS.

  • Must complete the Dependent Adult/Child Abuse Training.

  • Must possess the ability to function in a team environment.

  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, patients, family members, visitors, and physicians.

  • Must be able to relay information to appropriate personnel concerning a patient’s condition.

  • Must have patience, tact, and a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as willingness to handle difficult situations.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Embraces change and able to handle multiple demands at one time.

Requisition ID: 2020-82057

Street: 201 East J Ave

Name: 2620 Grundy County Hospital

Name: Nursing Adm

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): .80

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 32 hours per week

External Company Name: UnityPoint Health

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org

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