RN Medical Home Port (full or part time), Naval Station Norfolk Branch Health Clinic

  • 1721 Admiral Taussig Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23511, USA
  • Part-time

Company Description

Godwin Corporation provides experienced and committed health care personnel and related health care services to the federal government and private industry.  EEO M/F/Disability/Veterans www.godwincorp.com

Job Description

RN Medical Home Port Full or Part Time Opportunity at NAVSTA Norfolk Branch Health Clinic (BHC)!

Come Join Our Team of exceptional health care providers at Norfolk BHC nd experience the immense pride others have discovered in caring for Military Members, their Families and Retired Military Veterans!

* Elevate your career by applying for our full or part time RN Medical Home Port opportunity in support of Norfolk BHC!

* Excellent Compensation & Comprehensive Benefits!

* Full or Part Time Position Days, Monday – Friday!

* PTO! 10 Paid Federal Holidays!

* NO Weekends!  NO Call!

* Annual CME Stipend!

* Malpractice Insurance Provided!

RN MEDICAL HOME PORT POSITION SUMMARY: The RN providing service under this task order will be supporting the Navy's Medical Home Port program. The objective of this program is to enhance continuity, wellness and disease management for the patients.  

SPECIFIC RN MEDICAL HOME PORT DUTIES: Include, but not limited to the following;

* Assist in defining patient population in the Medical Home Port (MHP) Team requiring professional nursing intervention and use evidenced based clinical practice guidelines to evaluate and provide nursing care for selected patients.

* Work directly with selected patients and families to direct, plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate a plan of care to meet needs. Collaborate with other health care disciplines to provide total quality patient care. Communication avenues may include, but not all inclusive of asynchronous messaging to improve communication, telephone consultations and other non-traditional means.

* Function as care coordinator to assure all aspects of patient care needs are met, to include assessment, intervention and follow-up in screening of patient/patient problems.

* Initiate and maintain pertinent patient and family medical history on patients, recording observations and stated symptoms for use by the Medical Home Port Team. Observes and records pertinent vital signs, determines and orders laboratory procedures on patients that may be required by the provider to diagnose and treat the patient, per command and department policies. Orient new patients and their families to clinic policies as required

* Take appropriate action such as practitioner referral and evaluation, health care advice, initiation of medical protocols or referral based on medical staff protocols.

* Proactively coordinate the screening of their enrolled patients to identify patients needing preventative services and education based on their specific health care needs including, but not limited to: health and wellness topics, medical conditions and medical procedures. (Examples include mammograms, A1C, etc.)

* Ensure review of emergency treatment records (ETR) and follows up with patient, per command and department policies.

* Track Health care Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures, laboratory/radiology results and notify patients per command/department policies. Check patient identification, physician's orders, and transfer information as applicable. Requisition and arrange for ordered diagnostic and therapeutic services as directed

* Administer immunizations, allergy treatments, oral parenteral and intravenous (IV) medications.

* Actively participates in Medical Home Port (MHP) Team huddles. Proactively assists team’s identification of diagnostic procedures required during schedule scrub. Assists with identification of patient education needs and reviews plan with team members for coordination of educational needs

* Provide technical direction to licensed practical nurses (LPNs), medical assistants and Hospital Corps personnel.

* Administer specific medications at designated times as ordered.

* Observe patients and report pertinent data on condition and medication or treatments.

* Prepare and administer IVs, and monitor their proper function.

* Demonstrate proficiency according to operating manuals when using patient care electrical equipment.

* Chart nursing observations and ensure record is complete with all procedures and test results recorded.  Maintain required clinic records, patient charts, forms, logs, records, registers, and collect required statistics.

* Perform nursing techniques for the comfort and wellbeing of patients.

* Prepare equipment and assist physicians with treatment procedures.

* Recognize emergencies and respond with appropriate protocol, e.g. resuscitation, oxygen, emergency drugs, cardiac massage, application of medical equipment, as established by the medical staff.

* Explain procedures and treatments to patients and significant others to allay apprehension and gain cooperation and support.

* Assist in instructing LPNs, nursing assistants and ancillary personnel; and ensure pro* per and complete discharge of physician's orders on patient care and treatment.

* Requisition unit supplies, equipment linens medications drugs, etc. as directed. Maintain emergency supply cart and ensure that equipment is clean and in good working order prior to use. Report discrepancies to the head of nursing or supervisor.

* Participate in the inspection and maintenance of all emergency equipment and supplies in assigned clinical areas.

* Participate in the peer review and training of staff and maintenance of the Medical Home Port Team Accreditations (National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), Joint Commission, Inspector General (IG), etc.)

CORE RN DUTIES: Perform a full range of RN duties in accordance with assignment under the task order, including: triage; patient assessment and monitoring; use of patient monitoring and treatment equipment; appropriate nursing care, procedures, and treatments; execution of physicians’ orders within the guidelines of standard nursing practice; documentation of patient care and observations; and patient education and emotional support. 

Qualifications

* Education: Possess a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, a Graduate Diploma in Nursing or an Associate Degree in Nursing, from an accredited agency such as the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

* Experience: Possess a minimum of one (1) year of experience as an RN working in an outpatient acute care (hospital based)

* Licensure: Possess a current unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse and advance practice nurse in one (1) of the fifty (50) states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

* Life Support Certifications: Possess the following Life Support Certifications from the American Heart Associations: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS).

* Additional Requirement: Provide two (2) letters of recommendation either from practicing physicians or hospital administrators. The letters must attest to the HCW’s clinical skills, productivity, knowledge base, and rapport with co-workers and supervisors, and must include name, title, phone number, date of reference, address and signature of individual providing reference. Letters must have been written within the last two (2) years. A minimum of one (1) letter shall be from a supervisor.

* Must be a U.S citizen and have the ability to pass a background check/security clearance.

Additional Information

STAFFING & SCHEDULING:

* Duty Hours: Services shall be provided Monday through Friday between the hours of 0700 – 1800 for an eight and a half (8.5) hour shift (includes an uncompensated thirty (30) minute meal break).

* Place of Performance:  1) The primary site of service shall be located at NAVSTA Norfolk Branch Health Clinic (BHC), 1721 Admiral Taussig Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23511.  2) The work to be performed will be in support of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA (NMCP).