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RN Family Practice - Stanton, TX - Clinical

Company: Martin County Hospital
Location: Stanton
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

RN Family Practice - Stanton, TXDescription
Martin County Hospital District (MCHD) was organized in 1967 and has boundaries coterminous with Martin County, Texas. --It is located in the heart of West Texas. --Opened in 1949, the hospital was originally located near downtown Stanton. This facility served the community well for many years, but was replaced with a state of the art 18 bed facility in 2012. --The new facility is located on I20, and has been designated as a Critical Access Hospital. ----SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIESProvides professional nursing care for patients receiving treatment and examinations in an outpatient clinic according to established procedure.GENERAL ADMINISTRATION:

  • Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, process improvement program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with other staff as required and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Takes complete medical histories
  • Assessment of health status
  • Perform certain CLIA waived laboratory tests
  • Provides immunizations, injections or other treatments as ordered by provider
  • Provides patient education
  • Assists with referrals to other providers or facilities for medical services not provided through the clinic
  • Prepares patients for scheduled procedures.
  • Assist Physician or Advanced Practice Nurse with exams, procedures and other processes related to direct patient care.
  • Writes initial nursing histories, assesses patient's condition and develops individual care plans for patients assigned to the clinic.
  • Monitors and ensures accuracy of recording on patient medical records. Maintains all required reports, records, statistics, etc.
  • Ensures an adequate stock of supplies and proper functioning of equipment.
  • Inspects area daily for compliance with policies, procedures, regulations, and standards and takes corrective action when violation occurs.
  • Monitors medical condition of patients and reports changes to medical personnel.
  • Gives immunizations and maintains permanent immunizations records.
  • Collects Newborn Screens and sends them to the state lab.
  • Collects EPSDT lab and prepares the specimen for shipping.
  • Administers, assesses results, and records PPD tests for tuberculosis.
  • Prepares monthly vaccine reports for the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to patient's condition and privacy and expresses interest in their progress.
  • Maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with clinical standard.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-services meetings and workshops.
  • Attends meetings as required.
  • Follows aseptic procedures and precautions when involved in direct patient contact or handling potentially infectious materials.
  • Follows safety and infection control guidelines and policies for the clinic.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor or Administration.
    Job Qualifications:
    • Registered Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse currently licensed by the State of Texas.
    • Graduate of an accredited School of Professional Nursing.
    • One-year experience as a professional Registered Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse preferred.
    • Current CPR/BLS certification required.
    • Effective oral and written communication skills.PLANNING/ORGANIZATION:
      • Knowledge of policies and procedures in relation to infection control guidelines.
      • Organizes time and sets priorities to accomplish workload.
      • Maintains an organized and clean work area to ensure general safety.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
        • Requires walking and standing for extended periods. Some bending, stooping, and reaching with or without assistance;
        • Must have sufficient visual acuity (with correction) to read equipment controls, computer terminals, printed materials, and operate other equipment;
        • Must have hearing acuity to hear spoken communications from the general public or co-workers;
        • Must be able to communicate orally and in writing in English;
        • Must be able to exert up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects. Occasional heavy lifting when moving or supporting patients who may suddenly become weak or helpless.WORK ENVIRONMENT:
          • Working environment is generally favorable;
          • There is exposure to risk in the form of disease, radiation, and disoriented or combative patients.
          • High potential for exposure to blood and body fluids;
          • Personal protective equipment required for at-risk procedures.
          • May be requested to be on standby and work extended shifts in situations, which Administration considers an emergency.--Committed to excellence, Martin County Hospital District will provide the highest quality, compassionate care to improve the lives of those we serve--Martin County Hospital District strives to ensure the availability and viability of patient-centered primary and specialty care in a rural setting.Martin County Hospital District is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, strong morals, values, and ethics. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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