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Full-time CLINICAL ASSISTANT- CMA, LPN OR RN

at Unity Point in Cedar Rapids, IA

UnityPoint Clinics
Neurosurgery Clinic
Cedar Rapids, IA
FTE: 1.0 FTR (40 hours per week)
8a-4:30pm M-F


TITLE: CLINICAL NURSE / RN
STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
· Assist in the delivery of primary health care services and patient care management.
· Demonstrates competence in the skills necessary to carry out assigned duties.
· Administer medications by all routes.
· Apply Nursing Process (Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Intervention and Evaluation – within licensure guidelines)
· Act as a liaison with patients, family and providers consistently demonstrating smooth and efficient telephone communication when covering provider call and scheduling patient appointments.
· Obtain complete history regarding health problems according to protocols.
· Document accurate information regarding health concerns and/or condition from patient or family member.
· Telephone Triage by providing and documenting advice for home care of illness/condition; conducting follow-up phone calls regarding patient's health and progress as necessary.
· Ability to assess urgency of condition for immediate attention regarding illness related calls and assign priority.
· Placement of urinary catheters per license.
· Placement of IV per license.
· Provide patient education regarding health maintenance and medical illnesses following accepted Teach-back method per protocols and guidelines.
· Provide appropriate and timely documentation in the patient’s electronic health record using standardized workflows and processes.
· Provide information to appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. health department).
· Evaluate clinical skills and practice of clinical care team.
· Supervision of delegated duties to License Practical Nurse and Certified Medical Assistants on approved clinical protocols.
· Facilitate and support relationships between providers (e.g. within clinic, referring) and with ancillary services.
· Understand inpatient and outpatient specialty procedures. Responsible for compliance with precertification requirements
· Thoroughly understand anatomical impact (phases/stages, thresholds) for clinic specialty services including co-morbidities and influences impacting patient care and treatment.
· Thoroughly understand testing (lab and procedures) values and relationship to patient status with accountability to take next steps, as appropriate to scope and licensure.

· 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.
· Meet the department work schedule.
· Maintain compliance with CLIA, OSHA, Safety and Risk Management guidelines.
· Maintain compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.
· Monitor environmental conditions in order to secure protected health information.
· Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.
· Behave in a manner consistent with all 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

Supervision Received:
· General supervision is received from the Clinic Administrator

Qualifications:
· Graduate of an accredited program for Registered Nurses.
· Current license to practice nursing in the State of Iowa/Illinois for Registered Nurse.
· Mandatory Reporter certification
· CPR certification.
· Meets educational/competency requirements per policy.
· Strong interpersonal skills.
· Ability to work as a team member.
· Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.
· Previous clinical experience in a medical office preferred.
· Strong computer skills.
· Strong verbal and written communication skills.


TITLE: CLINICAL NURSE (LPN)
STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
· Assist provider and other clinical staff with obtaining basic vital information, preparing patient for examination, treatment and minor surgical procedures, commensurate with training and education.
· Demonstrate competence in the skills necessary to carry out assigned duties.
· Responsible for tracking system for follow-up appointments related to office visits, laboratory tests and procedures to regularly follow patients monitoring disease status.
· Document accurate information reading health concern and/or condition from patient or family member.
· Telephone data collection.
· Conduct follow up phone calls regarding patient’s health and progress as necessary.
· Administer medications by oral, IM, SQ or ID routes under the order of a provider or RN.
· Schedule referrals for patients with specialist or outpatient as requested by the provider. Complete appropriate forms or requisitions needed for referrals or lab testing, including appropriate CPT/ICD-9 coding.
· Provide education to patients and families using the Teach-back method per protocols and guidelines.
· Place urinary catheters per protocol.
· Provide appropriate and timely documentation in the patient’s electronic health record using standardized workflows and processes.
· Provide information to appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. health department).
· Demonstrate the knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.
· Understand inpatient and outpatient specialty procedures. Responsible for compliance with precertification requirements
· Thoroughly understand anatomical impact (phases/stages, thresholds) for clinic specialty services including co-morbidities and influences impacting patient care and treatment.
· Thoroughly understand testing (lab and procedures) values and relationship to patient status with accountability to take next steps, as appropriate to scope and licensure.
· Be aware of what is happening in the clinic/department and the organization by attending clinic/department meetings, reading emails and regularly checking information on the organization’s intranet site.
· Meet the department work schedule.
· Maintain compliance with CLIA, OSHA, Safety and Risk Management guidelines.
· Maintain compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.
· Monitor environmental conditions in order to secure protected health information.
· Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.
· Behave in a manner consistent with all 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:
· Graduate of an accredited program for Licensed Practical Nurses.
· Current license to practice nursing in the State of Iowa/Illinois for Licensed Practical Nurse.
· Meets educational/competency requirements per policy.
· Previous clinical experience in a medical office preferred.
· Computer data entry experience.
· Mandatory Reporter certification.
· CPR certification.
· Strong interpersonal skills.
· Strong computer 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 verbal and written communication skills.

TITLE: CLINICAL ASSISTANT
STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
· Assist provider and other clinical staff with obtaining basic vital information preparing patient for examination, treatment and minor surgical procedures.
· Demonstrates competence in the clinical skills necessary to carry out assigned job duties.
· Responsible for tracking system for follow-up appointments related to office visits, laboratory tests and procedures to regularly follow patients monitoring disease status.
· Schedule referrals for patients with specialist or outpatient as requested by the provider. Complete appropriate forms or requisitions needed for referrals or lab testing, including appropriate CPT/ICD-10 coding.
· Answer questions and provide teaching to patients and family members.
· Provide appropriate and timely documentation in the patient’s electronic health record using standardized workflows and processes.
· Provide information to appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. health department).
· Thoroughly understand testing (lab and procedures) values and relationship to patient status with accountability to take next steps, as appropriate to scope and licensure.
· 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.
· Meet the department work schedule.
· Maintain compliance with CLIA, OSHA, Safety and Risk Management guidelines.
· Maintain compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.
· Monitor environmental conditions in order to secure protected health information.
· Behave in a manner consistent with all Compliance and HIPAA policies and procedures.
· Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.
· 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:
· Graduate of an accredited program for Medical Assistants.
· Current CME certification for Certified Medical Assistant and AAMA certification.
· Mandatory Reporter certification.
· CPR certification.
· Meets educational/competency requirements per policy.
· Previous clinical experience in a medical office preferred.
· 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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