CMA or a Licensed Practical Nurse is accountable for direct and indirect age appropriate patient assessment, care planning, patient care and monitoring of patient outcomes to care and must be competent to implement all phases of the nursing process as per licensure. The rural clinic nurse is responsible for reporting patient status to the patient=s provider and obtaining orders for care. The rural clinic nurse will demonstrate the ability to provide patient/family teaching that is age appropriate and accommodates for the individual learning needs of the patient. The rural clinics nurse will understand how to administer, educate, and document immunizations both from state supply (VFC: Vaccines for Children Program) and private Gritman supply for all ages. The nurse will understand how to properly order and update vaccines in the IRIS program online. The nurse will also be responsible for understanding patient registration and scheduling, patient referrals, prior authorizations for procedures and medications, patient charging, ordering supplies for the clinics, and how to access and send medical records. Other necessary skills include doing lab draws, EKGs, and assisting providers with minor procedures. The rural clinics nurse is also responsible for continuing education. The staff nurse will demonstrate safe and competent nursing care, reflective of the philosophy and standards of Gritman Medical Center, following the guidelines and rules set forth by the Idaho State Board of Nursing, American Nurses= Association and The Joint Commission. The rural clinic nurse will have and maintain adequate physical and mental health to meet the nurse job performance criteria. The clinic nurse will demonstrate a code of conduct reflective of a professional health care provider and will act as a role model for other professional and non-professional staff. Gritman Medical Center=s mission, vision and values will be demonstrated in the daily practice of the rural clinic nurse.
Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and be eligible to take the Idaho State Nursing Board examination or to receive licensure by reciprocity.
Minimum Work Experience
All staff nursess must have 10 job appropriate CEUs per year and are expected to maintain knowledge of and utilize current nursing practices based on sound nursing and medical research.
The staff nurse must demonstrate competent performance of Gritman Medical Centers core nursing competency assessment requirements within 90 days of hire. Will have and maintain department specific required core competencies, education, experience and certifications as defined in the policies of each nursing unit.
[Idaho, United States] LPN
Current nursing license in the State of Idaho and Washington or compact state.
Basic Life Support (BLS)
ACLS and PALS recommended within 12 months of hire.
Non-violent crisis intervention training required within 1 year of hire.
Required to attend skills fairs
Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric. All genders, race, ethnic, sociopolitical, demographic, marital and sexual preference groups, developmental and physical abilities, religions, and nationalities. May have impairments of any or all body systems and senses.
Lifting Occasional- Maximum of 40 lbs. from floor to waist , 2 x per day. 20 lbs. floor to waist 16 x per day. Frequent- none Items Lifted - patient belongings, lap top bags.
Transfers: sit to stand, exam table to chair. Stand by to Max assist required. Average of 2 max(A), 7 mod (A) and 5 min (A) per day.
Push/Pull: Moderate force required to push a wheelchair.
Carry: 20 lb. lap top bag and medical bag up to 20 yards, 16 x per day.
Fine Motor: High degree required for patient handling and computer use.
Standing: up to 60 minutes at one time and 90 minutes per day.
Sitting: up to 2 hours at one time and 7 hours per day.
Kneeling: up to 15 minutes at one time and 90 minutes in one day.
Crawling: up to 1 minute at one time and 1 minute in one day.
Stooping: up to 15 minutes at one time and 90 minutes in one day.
Driving: up to 1 hour at one time and 3 hours in one day.
Climbing: up to 2 minutes at one time and 20 minutes in one day.
-Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne disease and other infectious diseases.
-Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances.
-May be exposed to/occasionally exposed to patient elements, i.e., accidents, injuries, and illnesses.
-Subject to varying and unpredictable situations; potentially violent or angry patients and families; emergencies and crisis situations.
-Occasionally subjected to irregular hours/shifts.
-Frequently required to function competently with multiple demands and tasks.
-May be exposed to environmental hazards in patient homes.
-May be exposed to noxious and potentially hazardous fumes.