Staff RN

Send resumes and inquiries to jill.fikkert@lifespringcommunityhealth.org or call 423-624-4846

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Introduction

Under the general supervision of the Practice Manager and direct supervision of the Director of Nursing, provides nursing assessment of patients; health education; and assist medical providers in the examination, treatment, and management of patients. The mission and vision of LifeSpring is to demonstrate the love of Christ by providing a pediatric clinic with exemplary medical staff and innovative services that embraces the whole child, serves their family, and transforms the health of our community. The Staff Nurse is crucial to our interaction and relationship with our patients and families and therefore, must embody the love of Christ in all interactions with co-workers and patients alike.

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Skills and Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Must have a registered nursing degree from a bachelor’s, associate’s or diploma degree program
  • Must have an active nursing license
  • Must have current CPR certification within the first 90 days of employment
  • Must be conversationally competent in Spanish


Characteristics

  • Must embody the love of Christ in all interactions with co-workers and patients alike
  • Identifies patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements.
  • Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.
  • Promotes patient's independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patient, friends, and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions.
  • Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following standards of care set by the state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and other governing agency regulations.
  • Resolves patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.

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Job Duties and Responsibilities

Job Duties 

  • Read, agree to follow & sign Clinical Policies and Procedures
  • Read, agree to follow & sign Employee Policies and Procedures
  • Take patients’ vital signs and collect subjective data from patients or caregivers in English or Spanish.  Communicate deviations or significant history to provider.  
  • Determine required and recommended vaccines for patients of varying ages as needed, administer each type of vaccine and document the administration of each vaccine within the practice’s EHR and in Tennessee’s immunization information system (TENNIIS).  Determine dates for patients’ next immunizations and inform patients or caregivers.
  • Administer allergy shots as ordered by the patient’s allergist.
  • Administer medications (IM/SQ/ID/PO/intranasally) as ordered by physician or nurse practitioner.
  • Administer nebulizer treatments as needed for patients during clinic visits utilizing the O2 sat finger probe for pre and post treatment readings. 
  • Use spirometry when ordered for all asthma related visits. 
  • Perform screening tests according to the American Academy of Pediatrics periodicity chart (vision, hearing, lead & Hgb testing, PPD placement, transcutaneous bilirubin)
  • Collect and process rapid laboratory tests (ie Hcg, Strep, Flu, RSV and UA).  Practice basic phlebotomy to collect whole blood samples that are sent out for testing. Complete laboratory requisitions and prepare specimens for out-going laboratory tests.
  • In conjunction with provider, educate patients and their caregivers regarding such topics as immunizations, acute and chronic illnesses, development, safety, nutrition, laboratory testing, medications and when to call provider or go to the  Emergency Department.
  • Call in prescriptions and communicate with pharmacies as ordered by physician or nurse practitioner.
  • Respond to patient/parent phone calls using Pediatric Telephone Protocols or as instructed by physician or nurse practitioner.
  • Field daily calls from patients and their families in English and Spanish.  Evaluate patients’ health needs and coordinate clinic visits when appropriate or offer encouragement and care-giving recommendations for the care of the patient in the home.  
  • Initiate follow-up communication with English- and Spanish-speaking patients or caregivers after a clinic or an Emergency Department visit to evaluate treatment and attend to additional questions or concerns.  
  • Bill through Practice Fusion for patients’ nursing visits such as weight checks, TB skin tests and readings as well as immunizations.
  • Precept RN students, other college students, and high school students.  
  • Other duties as assigned


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this position. Incumbents have been required to perform job‐related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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How to Apply

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Instructions

Send resumes and inquiries to jill.fikkert@lifespringcommunityhealth.org or call 423-624-4846