Employment Opportunities

RN Team Lead-Specialty Clinic

This position has been filled.
Public?: 
Public
Division: 
Health
Reports To: 
Director of Nursing
Type of Position: 
Regular Full Time
Location: 
Little Axe Health Center / 15951 Little Axe Dr. / Norman, OK 73026
General Description
The individual filing this position is assigned to the ASTHS Specialty Care Clinic for the purpose of providing professional nursing care to a patient population exhibiting a variety of illness and injury.  The incumbent is subject to the administrative supervision of the Director of Nurses, Clinic Administrator, Executive Director of Health and functional supervision of the Clinic’s Medical Director.  The incumbent supervises the activities of Medical Assistants, and Licensed Practical Nurses assigned to the Specialty Clinic, as well as, nursing students conducting internships, field training, or practicums at the clinic. Position may occasionally require traveling to other ASTHS clinic locations. Care is provided in a team environment, where the ability to communicate, listens, report and gather patient data is essential. Specialties represented in this setting include: Cardiology, Dermatology, Pain Management, Orthopedics, Urology, Podiatry, Rheumatology, Pulmonology, Neurology, Nephrology, Endocrinology and Hematology.
Responsibilities
Provides screening of patients to obtain preliminary health histories, makes a physical assessment of patients’ condition using proper nursing protocols, recognizes and reports any unusual or abnormal behavior that may indicate a need for urgent care. 
Documents within the patient’s medical record any nursing observation and assessments, nursing interventions, therapeutic measure and nursing notes related to the medical care of the patient.
Provides assistance to the Clinic Medical Director and Medical Staff with medical care and treatment of patient to insure quality and continuity of care within the parameters of appropriate professional nursing standards. 
Promotes continuity of care by providing medically relevant health care instructions and patient education. 
Provides assistance to the Director of Nurses in situations that are described in the Clinic Emergency Preparedness Plan or as directed by the Clinic Medical Director or designate.
Participates in continuous quality improvement activities including quality assessments, surveys, checklist assessments, and entering into ActionCue at the beginning of each month.
Provides written reports to the Clinic Administrator and Director of Nurses.
Supervises the Licensed Practical Nurse, Certified Nurse’s Assistant, Medical Assistant and any student nurses assigned to the Clinic.
Provides assurance of Confidentiality of Medical Records.
Assists the Director of Nurses with ensuring new nursing staff complete their new hire orientation within 90 days.
Assists the Director of Nurses in providing new employee and yearly competencies to nursing staff.
Completes employee yearly evaluations and submits them to the Director of Nursing for approval.
Handle incoming patient calls; triage calls, make decisions with medical staff to ensure patient quality call for patient care.
Make sure medication and supply inventories are accurate and all documentation for program is managed; this may be delegated to other nursing staff.
Ensure all QC in clinic are complete. Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods.
Ensures that there is correct staffing in the Specialty Clinic and assists with Primary care staffing as needed in either location.
Is willing to travel to other clinics to help out as needed to ensure proper staffing in other clinics.
Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops.
Assist Director of Nurses with accuracy and timeliness of timecard submissions for employees assigned.
Education/Qualification Requirements
Must have at least four (3) years of professional nursing experience, including at least one (1) year of supervisory experience covering a wide range of nursing services from screening and assessments to patient education, counseling, treatment of minor and chronic illnesses, and preparing staff schedules.
Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a degree and certification as a Registered Nurse.
Must have a professional knowledge of nursing care principles, practices and procedures, working knowledge and application of proper nursing protocols, training and knowledge of pharmaceuticals and their side effects and complications of use. 
Ability to observe and react to adverse signs exhibited by patient and the ability to respond appropriately in emergency situations. 
Able to educate and counsel with patients regarding their medical care and treatment as ordered by a physician. 
Must be able to effectively relate within the local community. 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must be reliable, detailed oriented, capable of multi-tasking with excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as strong professional customer- service interpersonal skills.  
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to relate well with co-workers and the general public.
Ability to adjust to changing conditions.
Must be computer literate required (Windows operating systems – Microsoft Word, Excel). 
Must have a valid Driver’s License
Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Must be able to sit, stand, stoop, bend or kneel for long periods of time.
Sitting or standing or walking for long period of time; occasional bending, squatting, kneeling, stooping; good finger dexterity and feeling; frequent repetitive motions; talking hearing and visual acuity.
Frequent lifting (up to 15 lbs)
Occasional lifting (up to 30 lbs)
Native American Preference/EEO/Drug Free Workplace/Smoke Free Workplace
Posted Date: 
2 months 2 weeks ago