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Saint Francis Healthcare System offers people a variety of career opportunities that are stimulating, challenging, and above all, rewarding. Known for providing its employees with competitive wages and outstanding benefits, Saint Francis also features a family-focused culture that cultivates a friendly, caring environment for Medical Center employees, physicians, volunteers, and patients.

 

As an equal opportunity employer, Saint Francis does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, race, or handicap in its relations with patients, visitors, or employees. Please take time to review the Medical Center’s current job openings and submit an online application for a position for which you are qualified.

 
Job Details
Registered Nurse (RN)- Physician Office - Advanced Orthopedic Specialists (032666)
 
Job Number: 032666
Job Title: Registered Nurse (RN)- Physician Office - Advanced Orthopedic Specialists
Number of Openings: 1
Job Type (Employment Type): Full Time, 80 hours per 2 week pay period
Job Schedule: Day Shift
Job Category: Registered Nurse
Career Level: Staff
Minimum Level of Education: Associates Degree in Nursing
Years of Experience: 1
 
Position Description

This position performs, under the supervision of a physician or advanced practice nurse, direction and evaluation of total nursing care on their shift in accordance with established philosophy. The nurse is responsible for orientation and training of triage technicians, relates effectively with other employees for continuity of care, participates in all phases of education, maintenance of record and updating of policies, procedures and competencies.

Provides and maintains optimal nursing care
Provides and maintains optimal nursing care through planning, organizing and directing the clinic nursing functions.

Accurately and promptly implements physician orders
Accurately and promptly implements physician orders. Accurately prepares and administers medications per physician orders. Initiates physician orders in a timely manner. Correctly dresses wounds, performs suture removals, accu-checks, venipunctures, etc. Accurately performs diagnostic testing and procedures as ordered. Assists physician with other testing as required. Ensures lab reports and other diagnostic results are in the patient record and conveys such items to the physician in a timely manner.

Triages patients and phone messages
Triages patients and phone messages. Escorts patients to exam room, obtains vitals, patient reported pain scales, records current medications and assists in determining medical problems. Prepares electronic or paper medical records for daily schedule, maintains proper documentation. Monitors physicians schedule regarding vacation, follow-up visits, coverage and appointments. Schedules patients for follow-up visits, procedures or diagnostics testing. Call patients back regarding lab/procedure results in a timely manner.

Calls or electronically orders prescriptions
Calls or electronically orders prescriptions to pharmacies, orders to the Medical Center, physician offices or home health agencies. Ensures lab reports and other diagnostic results are in the patient record and conveys such items to the physician in a timely manner.

Supports and enforces infection control policies and procedures
Supports and enforces infection control policies and procedures and assists in maintaining staffs' compliance regulations, policies, and procedures. Follows universal precautions at all times and utilizes personal protective equipment when needed. Correctly prepares exam rooms and instruments for examination, testing and procedures per physician's specifications.

Communicates patients condition and progress, collaborating on the plan of care.
Communicates patients condition and progress, collaborating on the plan of care. Organized and prepared when seeking physician input via phone or in person, i.e. chart available, questions organized, etc. Seeks guidance and uses proper discretion when notifying physicians for patient condition change. Issues educational material and assists patients with education and instruction.

Stocks supplies, inventories medications
Stocks supplies, inventories medications and assists with requesting stock orders.

 

Position Requirements

Educational Requirements
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing program.

Certification/License Title: 
Licensed to practice in the State of Missouri or eligible for licensure while having a Missouri work permit.  CPR Certification

Additional Skills & Experience:
Previous hospital or nursing home experience preferred, but not required.