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Registered Nurse

Pentec Health

This is a Contract position in Anaheim, CA posted May 20, 2019.

Ability to work a flexible schedule Objective: Perform intrathecal pump refills, adjustments and complete physical assessments for pain and spasticity patients.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Manage all aspects of patient care including: Refill and program intrathecal pump Provide comprehensive assessment with each patient interaction including learning needs of patient and their caregivers.

Coordinate patient care with ordering physician and care team (case manager, social worker, pharmacist, dietician and reimbursement specialist) Initiates Start of Care, processes orders, notifies physician of patient needs and changes in condition.

Determines if additional nursing services are needed for each patient.

Regularly re-evaluates patients ability to complete ADL’s and seeks appropriate assistance from other departments and/or outside resources Assess intrathecal pump functionality at each visit and monitor for signs/symptoms of infection at pump and catheter site.

Maintains patient records in compliance with HIPAA regulations and observes state guidelines for reassessment and plan of treatment Understands and adheres to established company policies and procedures.

Participates in Performance Improvement activities for the enhancement of care delivery.

Complies with all Pentec Health Information Technology and Information Security policies and practices Expand clinical competence through participation in educational and/ communication opportunities, such as: Annual Road Show, Participate in Research, Active role in committees, Review and amend policy/procedures, Present one case study, Attend one course offering, Participate regional and departmental meetings.

Provide and ensure quality care by, but not limited to: Assuming responsibility to remain current with policy and procedures; seeking assistance when needed; Coordinating visits in a timely and efficient manner; completing 30 day calls and assessments; or 30 day physical visits as required by state.

Administer medications accurately using the 5 rights under Policy 7.0 Assure telemetry uploaded to EMR on date of visit and complete paperwork associated with visit in timely manner Informs the physician and personnel of changes in the condition and needs of the patient and documents in EMR appropriately.

Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures.

Volunteers for on-call duty nights, weekends, and holidays as assigned.

Non Essential Duties and Responsibilities Work flexible scheduled hours: days call Perform other duties, special projects as assigned Assist members of the health care team as needed Complete chart audits Participates in peer review and performance improvement as assigned.

Skills, Competencies and Experience: Required Demonstrated skill and ability required for completion of Intrathecal Nurse Training Orientation program.

Strong written and verbal communication skills coupled with excellent customer service skills Ability to work independently and be a resourceful, proactive problem solver Possess strong organizational and process skills Demonstrate the ability to work well and communicate effectively with multiple departments.

Strong clinical background.

3 years clinical nursing experience required.

Preferred ICU/ER/OR and Home care experience preferred.

Education, Certifications, Trainings: Required Current licensure as a Registered Nurse and the ability to become licensed in another state if needed CPR certification
– active Equipment: Required N’Vision 8840 Programmer Intermediate computer skills with programs such as Microsoft Office, Suite: Outlook, Adobe PDF, Word, Excel and Power Point Knowledge of Smart phones