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Hiring OR Nurse


By Altra Healthcare - February 19, 2018

Job Title - RN Surgical Services

**Must have Operating Room experience

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

1.      Provides nursing care utilizing the nursing process through all phases of surgicalprocedures.

2.      Collaborates with all members of the surgical team for the benefit of thepatient.

3.      Demonstrates clinical competence in surgical skills and a superior sterileconscience.

4.      Rotates to all areas in surgical services as census changes and to accommodate patientneeds.

5.      Promotes the efficient use of hospital resources and ensures proper supplies and equipment are accessible at alltimes.

6.      Accurately documents all patient care in the medicalrecords.

7.      Maintains patient confidentiality at all times, discussing patient or hospital business only when appropriate and necessary to provide quality patientcare.

8.      Applies AIDETS and promotes positive communication and relationships. Employs tact and courtesy at all times, with patients, physicians, visitors and co-workers. Continually strives to establish and maintain good rapport and working relationships to foster positive intra- and interdepartmentalcommunications.

9.      Observes hospital and department policies and procedures and safetyrules

10.   Reviews and updates policiesannually.

11.   Ensures all mandatory educationally requirements are current withoutlapse.

 

OTHER DUTIES

1.      Regularly attends department and unit staffmeetings.

2.      Promotes positive communication and relationships within the unit, with Medical staff and with other hospitaldepartments.

3.      Maintains a clean, safe and orderlyenvironment.

4.      Assists Nurse Manager with Performance Improvement projects, Capital and Minor Budget planning and implementation.

 

5.      Serves as mentor and orients new employees as requested.

 

6.       Actively participates in the HRRMC Organizational Strategic plan.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervises the surgical services technician and clerk. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

BSN strongly preferred.  Minimum of an Associate’s Degree (ADN) from an accredited nursing program. Minimum of one year in area of specialty or acute care.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to communicate effectively with patients, physicians and employees of the Medical Center.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

This position may require special skills listed below: Must be able to adjust to:

1.      Occasional pressure due to multiple calls andinquiries

2.      Emergency or crisissituations

3.      Must be able to acceptcall.

 

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Must maintain current, active license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Colorado. Must maintain current CPR certification.

Must maintain current ACLS certification. Must maintain current PALS or PEARS.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee is occasionally required to walk or sit; and must be able to smell in order to detect changes in odors. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close

vision for reading medical records, monitors and other equipment; distance vision to be able to observe patients, monitors across the room; color vision to observe patient for changes, color of fluids; peripheral vision to function in emergency situations involving many staff members; and ability to adjust focus while looking from patient to other areas.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and cleaning agents, must work near moving mechanical parts. Employee is in contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate; it is directly affected by the types of surgical equipment and devices being used.

 

HAZARDS to which this position may be exposed are listed below:

Regularly exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases, blood, body fluids and tissues; regularly exposed to infections and contagious diseases; regularly exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, fumes and airborne particles, and common cleaning agents, i.e. CIDEX.

 

CONFIDENTIALITY

Maintains patient, employee, and hospital confidentiality at all times, discussing patient, employee, or hospital business only with appropriate parties who have a bona fide need to know; and communicating only the minimum amount of information necessary with respect to protected health information (PHI) as identified by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

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Hiring- CNA


By Altra Healthcare - February 5, 2018

We are hiring CNAs! We have several openings for CNAs in Indiana, near Louisville, KY. Openings are contract to hire, full time, day shift 6am-6:30pm.


JOB DESCRIPTION:

Will assist nursing by giving direct resident care and help to meet the social, psychological, spiritual, and physical needs of the resident and assist the resident to utilize restorative and rehabilitative nursing principle to restore and maintain the resident’s maximum level of function.

Complete assignments in a correct, efficient manner. Recognize changes in the resident and report them to the charge nurse.

Learn procedures necessary to the care of each resident.

Keep technical information and general knowledge up to date through attendance of in services. Foster self-respect and self-esteem in each resident, as well as themselves, by consistent and sincere acceptance, kindness, and understanding of those entrusted to his/her care.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Receive report and assignment at the beginning of each shift from the charge nurse. Report to the charge nurse during the course of the shift any changes in resident condition: physical, mental, and/or behavioral. Complete the work assignment efficiently and correctly. Report to the charge nurse at the end of the shift the general overall condition of the resident, and level of function. Work hall/group assigned.
  • Attend to all activities of daily living needs that the resident is unable to complete for themselves, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, and ambulation. Assist or supervise ADL function for activities the resident is able to perform for their self. This includes care of hair, teeth, nails, etc. Attend to these needs throughout the shift. Assist resident to and from therapies and activities as needed. Encourage and enforce restorative programs.
  • Perform special procedures as assigned by the charge nurse specific o a resident such as tpr, intake and output, catheter care, urine/stool specimens, weights, use of cane/walker, side rails on bed, and demonstrate knowledge and ability to apply restraints properly.
    Express knowledge of all transfer techniques, proper body positioning of resident, as well as proper body mechanics for yourself and the resident.
  • Know how to use, care for, clean, and disinfect equipment. Know how to take proper care of residents environment (room), personal belongings (closets, drawers kept organized), and how to assist with general cleaning of utility and services areas as assigned.
  • Record all AOL, special procedures, and effect or results on restorative programs and resident daily record, restraint record, or bladder and bowel record. Update weekly summary of restorative progress. Add any belongings to inventory that the family brings in after initial admission.
  • Express knowledge of all safety measures and precautionary techniques to prevent and inhibit accidents, injury, and infection.
  • Express knowledge of the Fire and Disaster Evacuation Procedures, location of fire extinguishers, and how to use them correctly.
  • Attend in services as scheduled. All CNAs must have 12 hours per year of continuing education. Knowledge of personnel policies and resident care policies and procedures is required. Assist with orientation of new personnel. Attend all scheduled staff meetings.
  • Assist charge nurse as directed.
  • Refer all questions by family members or visitors regarding resident condition, care, or needs to charge nurse.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have satisfied the requirements of the state of Indiana and successfully completed a 105 hour basic nursing assistant class. Must be certified by the Indiana State Board of Health.
  • High school education or equivalent preferred but not absolutely necessary.
    Good physical condition, emotional maturity, and exhibit ability to lift and transfer residents.
  • Kind, courteous, and sincere interest in caring for the residents in long term care.
  • Willing to learn and grow personally and professionally.
  • Working congenially with others; able to communicate effectively with others and take direction.
  • Family obligation must not be a hindrance to the stability of service.
  • Holds certificate for CNA or one year experience prior to July 1986.
 
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Hiring- LPN


By Altra Healthcare - January 2, 2018

Altra has immediate openings in SE Indiana for day and night shift LPNs. This opportunity is a 90 day contract-to-hire role.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • REPORTING
    • Receive and give report at the beginning and end of each shift. Relate pertinent information, changes in resident’s conditions, new orders, and evaluate resident’s care needs for planning assignments.
  • ASSIGNMENTS
    • Assign medication to nurse, assign groups to nursing assistants, and monitor and coordinate assignments to make certain they are completed.
  • MEDICATION
    • Count narcotics at the beginning and end of each shift with the in coming nurse and sign the narcotic count book. Administer and chart medications as ordered, perform accu checks and record the results in the MAR, and know the reason for administration of medication, route of administration, desirable and adverse effects, and observe resident’s reaction.
  • DIETARY
    • Supervise tray service in the dining room and in resident rooms. Observe eating habits and assist with serving and feeding residents.
  • MEDICAL RECORDS
    • Properly obtain and document physician orders after complete transcription of orders. Transcribe new orders into the MAR, TAR, dietary slips, and complete proper documentation of lab orders. Accurate, complete, and concise problem oriented charting based on resident care plan, and according to charting schedule in conjunction with policy and procedure. Complete weekly nursing summaries, and supervise nursing assistants in charting on ADL flow sheets. Complete nursing assessment on new residents.
  • NURSING CARE
    • Designate assignments to CNAs and supervise and evaluate performance on a daily basis. Assist with orientation of new employees, and teach and observe procedures of employee.
  • PHYSICIANS
    • Transcribe accurately and completely all orders onto the MAR, TAR, dietary forms, and lab book. Document any changes in resident condition or medications/treatments in nursing notes and notify the resident’s physician and family. Arrange transfer and transportation of resident if necessary and fill out appropriate forms.
  • FAMILY
    • Notify family of condition changes, accidents, or incidents. Interpret plan of care and treatments to family as needed, and encourage participation in the plan of care. Be attentive to family complaints and concerns. Always be polite and helpful.
  • EDUCATION
    • Attend in service classes, staff meetings, and continuing education courses when offered.

SET A POSITIVE EXAMPLE FOR THE REST OF THE STAFF. BE NEAT, CLEAN, COURTEOUS, AND PROFESSIONAL AT ALL TIMES.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an approved school of nursing.
  • Current license of good standing in Indiana.
  • Evidence of good health, grooming, maturity, and emotional stability.
  • Possess leadership and organizational abilities.
  • Have genuine interest and concern for the long term residents with emphasis on restorative and rehabilitation nursing.
  • Desire and interest to continue to study, learn, and grow as a professional person.
  • Ability to communicate well and establish good interpersonal relationships.

POSITIONS SUPERVISED:

  • Direct supervision of certified nursing assistants.
  • Direct supervision of medication personnel, if applicable
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Hiring - Clinic Nurse Manager

Salida, CO.

By Altra Healthcare - December 17, 2017

Clinic Nurse Manager:

$80k to $100K annual salary based on experience

Salida, CO.

This position is full-time (40 hours/week)  and comes with our full benefits package which includes health insurance, employer matching retirement plan, paid time off and more! Apply now for this fantastic opportunity and join our team today!

This includes daily supervision of nursing staff, monitoring performance and developing skills required to ensure compliance with hospital and clinic policies and in accordance with CMS and Joint Commission rules and standards. Responsible for the training, education and competencies of staff, which is essential to the success of the clinics. Develop, implement and ensure compliance with policies and procedures pertinent to nursing staff and HRRMC. All duties and responsibilities listed in this job description apply to and are are intended to be followed by the Clinics Nurse Manager at both Clinic facilities.

Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
The Clinics Nurse Manager works collaboratively with the Clinics Manager and is responsible for the following.
1. Ensures superior ongoing patient satisfaction and customer service
2. Conducts supervisory and managerial responsibilities of nursing staff and nursing support staff (CMA) in a positive, professional manner
3. Exercises exceptional use of problem solving, conflict management and team building skills to foster effective work relationships with subordinates, peers, superiors, and providers
4. Works collaboratively with the Clinics Manager in planning, developing and monitoring budgets for the outpatient clinics and medical practices
5. Has working knowledge and understanding of the revenue cycle
6. Demonstrates a thorough understanding of each medical practice to include staffing, patient flow, nursing process, and EHR to facilitate the cohesive function of clinic activities
7. In collaboration with the Clinics Manager, responsible for the implementation of processes and procedures to work efficiently, to increase revenue opportunities through new service lines, improved scheduling and maximized patient encounters for each medical practice
8. Exercises excellent interpersonal relationship skills in the management of personnel
a. Screens, interviews and selects candidates
b. Provides orientation, training and direction to employees to new employees
c. Schedules, supervises, and evaluates work performance
d. Anticipates and solves problems of staff and providers as necessary to ensure their maximum effectiveness.
e. Coordinates, facilitates, arranges for and ensures staff and provider education: clinical/medical, EHR, safety, policy, other
f. Reviews and approves clinic time records and resolves discrepancies
9. Ensures all Clinics staffing meets or exceeds established MGMA or other benchmarks
10. Assures that Meaningful Use, PQRS and/or Macra/Mips or other quality payment requirements are maximized, met on time and maintained in all clinics/practices.
11. In collaboration with the Clinics Manager, coordinates scheduling of clinic providers and clinical support staff to provide adequate care and coverage during all clinic and call hours, including increasing and reducing staffing as appropriate.
12. Ability to work as clinic nurse, in any specialty practice, as needed, in instances of staff shortages or implementing new service lines, to cover vacation and sick time and/or at other times
13. Maintains positive provider relations; acts as a liaison between providers, staff, and administration
14. Produces and provides specified reports on a regular and as-requested basis for presentation to Executive Leadership, with requested status or values of finance, productivity, patient activity and completed encounters.
Keeps abreast of all regulations and standards; and assures compliance with rules, advisories, orders or directives issued by duly constituted governmental/regulatory/accrediting agencies
15. Actively participates in and is responsible for clinics quality management functions, performance improvement, customer service, quality control and quality improvement and control activities for the clinics and the individual HRRMC clinic practices housed therein as well as outreach clinics, coordinating, aligning and reporting those functions and activities as appropriate with HRRMC
16. Actively participates in customer/guest relations and mandatory education programs, incorporating AIDET into every nursing staff interaction with patients
17. Follows HRRMC Hospital, Ambulatory Clinic and departmental policies and procedures
18. Complies with and ensures staff compliance of, the hospital’s Corporate Compliance Program including, but not limited to, the Code of Conduct, and all other over-arching HRRMC policies.
19. Performs other duties as assigned
20. Work days and hours may occasionally include early mornings, evenings and weekends as needed
20. Actively participates in the HRRMC Organizational Strategic plan and the departmental strategic plan.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Directly supervises part-time, full-time and PRN nursing staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Requirements

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Associate's degree (ADA); and minimum two years of experience in hospital and/or clinics. BSN strongly preferred.
Three to five years of multispecialty medical clinic management experience
Overall technology savvy with experience and proficiency in electronic medical records

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Current and maintained active license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Colorado.
Current and maintained CPR certification.
Current and maintained ACLS certification

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Hiring- Speech Language Pathologist


By Altra Healthcare - December 8, 2017

Speech Language Pathologist Altra Healthcare Staffing - Colorado Springs, CO 80918 

Full-time, Part-time, Contract 

Are you a caring, compassionate, and hard-working Speech Language Pathologist (SLP)? Do you want to work for a company that is dedicated to helping children? Are you seeking a position that will allow for you to teach, lead, be creative, learn and grow? If you answered “YES,” we want you to join our team! We specialize in the treatment and management of infants, children, adolescents and young adults with a variety of congenital, developmental, neurological or acquired disorders/diseases. We take a holistic and inner disciplinary team approach to therapy allowing for the best results for our clients and their families while engaging in the community we serve through various projects and initiatives. As a Speech Language Pathologist, you will Provide early intervention services utilizing speech/language and communication expertise, family and community centered practices to ensure families have options in fostering the development of their child. You will provide education and consultation services as well as assist in social and economic services for our clients. You will be encouraged to use creative techniques in therapy and work with other disciplines to develop and execute therapy.

Why Altra?: This is a great time to join the growing community based rehabilitation industry. Our company offers: · Locally Owned and operated · Contract and W2 positions available · Full time or part time positions · Competitive per visit rates · Attractive benefits package including mileage, medical, CEU assistance, Discount rates on certifications, and a lending library for therapy use · Flexible schedule options · Mentoring and training programs · Full administrative support team

Minimum Job Requirements: · New Graduates are encouraged to apply! · Minimum master’s degree in the field of Speech Therapy from an Accredited educational program · Meet the education and experience requirements for a Certification of Clinical Competence in speech pathology or audiology granted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association · CO State License issued by DORA (Department of Regulatory Agencies) · CPR/ First Aid Certification · TB Test

Preferred Experience: · Experience in Home Health or other Community Based setting · Experience with Pediatrics in any setting

Altra is providing occupational, speech, and physical therapies to children in Colorado Springs and surroundings areas and we continue to grow every day. We aim to provide a respectful, caring, consistent, comprehensive, progressive, and effective therapeutic experience for each of our clients and their families from infancy to adulthood.

Altra is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply

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