Martin's Point Health Care *Registered Nurse - $2,000 Sign-On Bonus! in Scarborough, Maine
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The Registered Nurse (RN) works collaboratively with all members of the care team to provide world class service to both the patients and staff of Martin’s Point. The RN coordinates the delivery of primary and specialty care services to assure the highest quality of care while efficiently utilizing available services and resources. This position provides excellent customer service in a timely manner resulting in improved patient care, satisfaction, and provider efficiency (availability and appointment access). The RN performs independent assessments (within scope of practice), provides patient education, and demonstrates initiative and creative problem solving to address patient concerns.
This position is full-time, 39 hours per week, scheduled M-F between 7am-6pm. There is one evening shift biweekly, until 6pm and a Saturday rotation once every 6 weeks
Coordinates with internal providers, external specialty providers, community-based health care resources, urgent care centers and/or hospitals to maintain continuity of patient care (e.g., care coordination, patient navigation)
Prioritizes and schedules specialty/primary care services to meet patient needs while maximizing available resources.
Performs independent patient assessment to determine the level and urgency of specialty/primary care services, including clinical triage utilizing standard protocols for disposition.
Maintains an adequate inventory of medical supplies, instruments and equipment that meet quality and infection control standards within their area of support.
Provides education regarding specialty diagnosis, procedures, medications, risk factor modifications, exercise prescription and follow up activities/care to patients and/or family members by phone, portal communication or face to face.
Coordinates with the team patients identified with gaps in care and strategizes on appropriate action to facilitate closure.
Partners collaboratively with providers, clinical support, patient service representatives, clinical quality specialist RN’s and the population health nurses to support and improve quality outcomes and care navigation and to address gaps in care.
Reviews upcoming scheduled appointments to identify chronic disease patients. Analyzes the patient record for gaps in care and takes appropriate action to facilitate closure of these gaps.
Participates in daily huddles and regular team meetings to improve workflows and contribute to improving patient population outcomes.
Will receive day-to-day clinical direction from on-site RN Clinical Leads, Clinical Quality Specialist, Clinical Supervisors, or Clinical Manager.
Triages telephone calls applying standard protocols for disposition, i.e., schedule an appointment, refer to urgent/emergency room, or offer home advice (knowledge base/scope of practice to support the various types of patient population and services: OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Surgical, Cardiac)
Communicates with patient via telephone or portal and assess patient need using standard protocols in order to coordinate appropriate care and next steps
Contributes to the health maintenance, wellness promotion, and disease management of our patient population and the community at large through aiding the providers in the collection and review of patient-level data and assuming leadership roles in flu clinics and similar clinic and community wellness initiatives.
Performs processing of documents (prescription refills, specialist/facility reports, lab results, telephone notes per protocol/guidelines) as advised by the provider.
Develops, implements, and follows up on nursing plan of care with reference to patient’s age, gender, culture, community and family resources, barriers, and readiness for adherence.
Conducts nursing care visits for the provisions of services such as injections, chronic disease visits, coagulation therapy adherence, HIV risk reduction counseling, wound care, blood pressure monitoring, medication adherence counseling, and other procedures and interventions as appropriate.
Cardiac specific responsibilities:
Provides the following types of continuous nursing assessment during outpatient tests:
Maintains intravenous therapy while administering dobutamine and contrast agents
Monitors patient vitals and pain levels in response to testing
Ensures patient safety by:
Preparing patient and equipment (including maintenance of the Advance Cardiac Life Support Cart) for stress testing
Providing interventions specific to patient response to testing.
Performs/coordinates holter and event monitoring and data collection, including interpreting cardiac rhythms and educating patients on meaning of rhythms and any associated treatment planning.
Coordinates cardiac sonographer activities.
Associate degree in Nursing; Bachelor’s in nursing preferred
Minimum of 2 years’ experience; at least one year as nurse responsible for independent decisions (such as inpatient medical/surgical experience, triage nurse, home health nurse, clinical specialist, or other subspecialty)
Required License(s) and/or Certification(s):
Current, unrestricted Registered Nurse licensure in Maine
ACLS required for Cardiac Nurse
Demonstrates an understanding of and alignment with Martin’s Point Values.
Demonstrates flexibility, creativity, and excellent communication between many disciplines to ensure continuity of patient care.
Able to research and identify creative and effective solutions to patient, resource, or coordination issues.
Proactively seeks clarification and solutions to process issues.
Maintains complete and accurate documentation.
Able to develop policies, procedures, and training on equipment.
Acts as a Specialty resource to others.
We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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Martin’s Point Health Care is a progressive, not-for-profit organization providing primary care and health insurance plans to the people of Maine and beyond. The organization owns and operates seven primary care health care centers with over 70 health care providers in Maine and New Hampshire and accepts most major insurance plans. Martin’s Point also administers two health plans: Generations Advantage, the largest Medicare Advantage plan in Maine, and the US Family Health Plan (TRICARE Prime®) for military families and retirees throughout New England. For more information, visit https://careers.martinspoint.org.