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Registered Nurse (RN) Family Practice

Full-Time

Loyal Source

Registered Nurse (RN) Family Practice
548 Laughlin Dr, Bldg 468, TX
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Loyal Source is looking for a qualified Family Practice Registered Nurse to work at the Laughlin AFB in Del Rio, Texas promoting and restoring patients’ health.
 

For more information please contact Jeannie Rosa at 407-544-0923 or send your resume to jrosa@loyalsource.com.   

 

DUTIES

  • Provides comprehensive professional nursing care for TRICARE Prime enrolled beneficiaries, as well as TRICARE for Life and space available beneficiaries ranging from newborn to geriatric age presenting with routine and complex, interdependent acute and chronic conditions.
  • Performs and/or refers to case management, utilization management, disease management, and care coordination functions, as appropriate.
  • Serves as a part of the Primary Care Manager (PCM) team within the Air Force Medical Home (AFMH) model of health care delivery. Will provide nursing assistance in the full spectrum management of professional and patient care activities within their scope of practice.
  • Assesses and identifies individual patient care needs. Applies evidence-based practice (EBP) and nursing processes in making appropriate clinical decisions for pediatric, adolescent, adult, obstetric, and geriatric patients.
  • Synthesizes data from a variety of sources and make appropriate clinical decisions.
  • Coordinates patient care through a continuum and facilitates the achievement of optimal outcomes in relation to clinical care, quality, and cost effectiveness.
  • Effectively communicates and collaborates both orally and in writing with a diverse group of individuals (peers, healthcare team, staff, patients, families and caregivers), for the purpose of informing the healthcare team and partnering with patients and families on the plan of care, treatment(s), education and/or outcomes.
  • Ensures compliance with professional standards of care and practice (i.e., American Nurses Association (ANA), American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN), The Joint Commission (TJC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), etc.). Adheres to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines, the Department of Defense (DoD) Health Information Privacy Program and DoD/Defense Health Agency (DHA)/Air Force/Military Treatment Facility (MTF) policies, procedures, and guidelines. Provides care within ethical and legal boundaries.
  • Accountable for making patient care assignments based on the scope of practice and skill level of all assigned personnel.
  • Assesses, screens, and/or triages patients via telephone or in-person as directed by the PCM, per approved MTF protocols and/or CSSPs. Requires expert, skillful, rapid assessment and triage for patient problem(s) and needs both in clinic and over the telephone.
  • Effectively communicates when screening or triaging patients via telephone, secure messaging and/or face-to-face encounters IAW the ANA’s nursing process: assessment, nursing diagnosis, identification of expected outcomes/goals, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Documents appropriate disposition/management of the patient to include optimal time and location to report to the emergency department (ED), urgent care clinic, follow-up with PCM or PCM team, or homecare and follow-up care as required.
  • Executes medical orders, requests diagnostic tests and places appropriate referrals as directed by the provider. Obtains both internal and external diagnostic tests and consultation results, notifying the ordering provider of any abnormal results and arranging follow-up care as directed by the provider.
  • Administers oral, topical, optic, ophthalmic, rectal, vaginal, IM, SQ and IV medications after validation of provider order. Must demonstrate proficiency in medication administration prior to giving medications at the MTF. Demonstrates knowledge of how pain contracts are initiated and their role in pain management processes within the MTF. Ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms after medication administration and emergently respond per MTF’s protocol.
  • Performs nursing procedures within credentials and scope of practice. Procedures may include, but are not limited to, catheterizations, visual acuity tests, EKGs, irrigation of eyes and ears, splinting, phlebotomy, nebulizer treatments, PFTs, administration of oxygen, tympanograms, cryotherapy, skills in setting up, operating, and monitoring specialized medical equipment for procedures, and other clinic specific procedures, in accordance with established protocols.
  • Effectively learn, operate, and utilize medical equipment such as, but not limited to, Pyxis medication dispensers. Works with pharmacy to gain practical knowledge on pharmaceutical items stocked within dispensers.
  • Assists in stabilizing patients in a clinical emergency, ensuring appropriate care/transfer to a higher-level facility is accomplished as clinically indicated.
  • Assists providers with patient examinations, therapeutic measures and procedures. Works closely with and refers patients to the Behavioral Health Optimization Program (BHOP) as appropriate.
  • Ensures proper documentation and coding of nursing notes, procedures, and treatments.
  • Identifies and reports cases which have public health significance per MTF policy.
  • Ensures all equipment is properly cleaned and stored at the end of each work shift, preventive maintenance, and routine cleaning are performed as directed per manufacturer’s recommendations and medications/supplies are replenished.
  • Encourages team building and enhances work knowledge by cross training/augmenting other units as appropriate.
  • Participates in the orientation and training of newly assigned personnel, as appropriate.
  • Serves/participates in committees, functions, and other meetings as directed. Provides relevant and timely information to these groups, and assists with decision-making and evidence-based process improvements. Participates in customer service initiatives, and medical readiness activities designed to enhance health services.
  • Ensures a safe work environment, employee safe work habits and patient safety IAW regulatory agencies, universal infection control and prevention practices/policies, and process improvement initiatives.
  • Complies with all required clinical training, including but not limited to, Mosby’s Medication Administration Training.
  • Effectively learn, utilize, and manage the Aeromedical Services Information Management System (ASIMS) to identify Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) due and overdue items.
  • May be required to augment clinical nursing support during the absence of other team nurses due to illness, leave, or deployment.

 

 

Mandatory Requirements:

 

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing
  • Current, full, active, valid, and unrestricted license (with no limitations, stipulations or pending adverse actions) to practice as a Registered Nurse in any US state/jurisdiction.
  • Current BLS through AHA
  • At least 24 months of experience within the last 48 months in the same specialty.
  • The nurse shall have at least 24 months of experience within the last 48 months in a primary care clinic setting.
  • Must have direct hands-on experience in the last 3 years with computer operations, basic word processing, data entry, and use/maintenance of automated electronic medical records is required.
  • Per the Presidential Executive Order 14042, all associates supporting the federal government are required to be fully vaccinated. All applicants will be required to show proof of vaccination upon hire.
  • Per the Presidential Executive Order 14042, all associates supporting the federal government are required to be fully vaccinated. All applicants will be required to show proof of vaccination upon hire.

 

Loyal Source is an Orlando-based workforce solutions provider dedicated to delivering elite services worldwide. With a focus in government healthcare, technical and support services, engineering, and travel healthcare, Loyal Source provides exceptional custom solutions to both private enterprise and government agencies. Loyal Source is a military friendly employers and proud partner of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership program.

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Loyal Source does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

This contractor and subcontractor abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a)60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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