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RN Ambulatory Practice Coordinator - Lake Charles

Company: Ochsner Health System
Location: Lake Charles
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways.

At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today!

Promotes compliance of assigned clinical departments in collaboration with department managers and directors and under the direction of the Ambulatory Nursing Manager/Director. Educates Clinic Staff of regulatory standards and is responsible for clinic and staff development. Provides leadership and coordination for improving the organization's safe practice and evaluates the impact that systems improvements have on the patients and employees. Demonstrates professional responsibility and accountability for own practice and supports the department's' philosophy of nursing.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's discretion.

Education

Required - Associate's degree in Nursing

Preferred - Bachelor's degree in Nursing

Work Experience

Required - 5 years experience with RN license or three years of experience with BSN including one year supervisory or leadership experience.

Certifications

Required - Current RN License in the state of practice

Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association

Preferred - Certification in a clinical area. Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information.
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Job Duties

  • Collaborates with operational and clinical leaders to ensure safe patient care by using evidence-based best practices.
  • Assists with staff orientation programs, assessing appropriate competencies and credentialing for new hires specific to individuals' scope of practice and staff on-boarding.
  • Helps promote unit compliance with the organization's Clinical policies and procedures and regulatory standards.
  • Assists in planning and identifying areas for quality improvement initiatives.
  • Provides input as necessary for annual performance evaluations and performance improvement plans.
  • Assists in monitoring of interior physical plant to ensure cleanliness and fulfillment of OSHA mandates and infection control by collaborating with infection control department.
  • Work with Operational Managers or Directors to help promote front-line accountability across the department for all employees.
  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.

Other related duties as required. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.

This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Heavy Work. (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.

Mechanical lifting devices (carts, dollies, etc.) or team lifts should be utilized.

Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands, manual dexterity.

Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time.

Must be able to work a flexible work schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend, holiday, on call availability).

Must be able to travel throughout and between facilities.

Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain diseases. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases.

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

Are you ready to make a difference? Apply Today!

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