Central Health

Registered Nurse for COVID TEAM

Req No.
2020-4963
Company
CommUnityCare Health Centers
Name
Patient Navigation Center
Address
8701 N. Mopac Suite 250
City
Austin
Category
Professional
State
TX
Type
Regular Full-Time
Shift Days
Monday through Sunday
Shift Hours
8 to 5

Overview

In collaboration with patients, families (as defined by the patient) and staff across all disciplines and departments is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the clinical support staff assigned to a unit in a community healthcare center.

Responsibilities


The RN may be assigned to support the COVID Testing Team and/or Registry Team in response to the pandemic.

COVID Testing Team Primary Duties
• Ability to ensure proper workflows
• Inspect lab specimen labels to ensure correct information is present
• Instruct patient on how long test takes to run
• Educate patient on COVID/quarantine with written instructions given
• Proper Nasopharyngeal swab technique
• Knowledge of emergency management plan
• Perform tasks needed for start-up and close-up
• Supervise team and lead them in emergency situations i.e..inclement weather, disruptive situations, needing medical emergency care-911
• Perform PPE inventory Report inventory by 4pm , COVID lab test numbers to lab director by noon, and number of test performed, patient screened, educated, and/or sent to hospital and mode of transportation--complete through form link
• Respond in rare case of emergency for any patient needing rapid assessment and triage to emergency department


COVID Registry Primary Duties
• Negative and positive results calls.
• Vital interaction message documentation
• Issuing letters - includes issuing the following types of letters: results, return to work and unable to contact letters. Required to document these interventions in the EMR.
• Phone queue - Answering incoming patient calls: includes relaying negative results, positive results, providing education and issuing results/return to work letters.
• Voicemail - Answering incoming patient voicemails: includes relaying negative results, positive results, providing education and issuing results/return to work letters.
• Return to sender letters

General Duties
• Notify supervisor as needed on workflow, emergency, or staffing issues
• Perform ADP - E-time
• Educate team on new processes
• Ensure that staff complete Daily COVID Screening protocol as indicated
• Provide flu and COVID vaccines to patients as directed.

• If asked to serve in any other capacity as an RN, please contact HR immediately
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
• Understand applicable legal concepts such as HIPAA and patient confidentiality
• Understand PPE requirements and reasons behind wearing PPE (per infection control guidelines)
• Understand necessity of infection control--not touching patient or any item patient has (i.e., driver's license, insurance card, etc.)
• Correct donning and doffing of PPE
• Ability to be able to withstand extreme temperatures in full PPE

 

People Management/Department Management/Business Unit Management:
• Oversee assigned staff, including but not limited to, establishing work assignments

Qualifications

MINIMUM EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing
PREFERRED EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:
• Graduate from accredited school of nursing.
• Demonstrate success in providing clinical care and nursing support within an organization of comparable pace and complexity.
• Experience managing difficult patient/customer situations.
• Collaborates with clinical staff in order to achieve a common goal.
• Knowledge of medical practices and procedures in a healthcare environment.
• Demonstrate success and experience with direct patient services and the proper knowledge and use of medical devices and equipment.
• Familiarity with tools, technology, and systems typically found within most health care environments (i.e. Microsoft Office, EMR systems, etc.) for data entry and retrieval.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Prefer at least of at least 2 year of experience as nurse.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE:

1. Unrestricted Registered Nurse License in the State of Texas and/or
2. Unrestricted Registered Nurse Compact State Licensure
3. Current healthcare provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course completion card obtained through approved American Heart Association or American Red Cross
PREFERRED CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE: AAACN Certification

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