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Full-time Specialty Nurse

at UnityPoint in Cedar Rapids, IA

Cedar Rapids Diabetes & Kidney
FTE: 1.000000; 40 hours per week
Shift: 8:00am-5:00pm


Functions as a clinician, educator and resource for patients within their specialty of care.



Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

• Function as a clinician, educator and resource for patients within their specialty of care and assist physicians with office procedures.

• Demonstrates competence in the skills necessary to carry out assigned duties.

• Triage incoming patients ensuring compliance with established admission/acceptance criteria. Direct appointments and referrals as determined by the current criteria.

• Develop, implement and evaluate the standards of practice and care for the patient population.

• Provide appropriate and timely documentation in the patient’s electronic health record using standardized workflows and processes.

• Answer questions and provide teaching to patients and family members.

• Responsible for the development and ongoing coordination of care for patients.

• Act as a consultant both within the institution and to outside agencies or groups.

• Consult with individuals, families, community agencies or colleagues from associated disciplines or with nursing.

• Conduct or facilitate implementation of research studies and translate research findings into nursing practice.

• Preauthorize care/procedures with insurance companies.

• Meet the department work schedule.

• Be aware of what is happening in clinic/department and the organization by attending clinic/department meetings, reading emails and regularly checking information on the organization’s intranet site.

• Maintain compliance with CLIA, OSHA, Safety and Risk Management guidelines.

• Maintain compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.

• Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.

• Monitor environmental conditions in order to secure protected health information.

• Behave in a manner consistent with all Corporate Compliance and HIPAA policies and procedures.

• Demonstrate initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations.

• Balance team and individual responsibilities; be open and objective to other’s views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to positive team goals; and put the success of the team above own interests.

• Perform other duties as requested by Clinic Administrator to facilitate the smooth and effective operations of the office



Qualifications:

• BSN preferred: Willingness to complete Bachelor’s degree.

• Current Iowa/Illinois license to practice as a Registered Nurse.

• Meets educational/competency requirements per policy.

• Five (5) years of nursing experience preferred.

• Specialty certification preferred.

• Ability to direct others and to exercise judgment in problem situations.

• Creative thinking; analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities; self-direction; theoretical implementation and evaluation.

• Computer data entry experience.

• BLS and Mandatory Reporter certification.

• Strong interpersonal skills.

• Ability to work as a team member.

• Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.

• Able to write, read, comprehend and speak fluent English.

• Strong computer skills.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills.



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