Clinical Nurse


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the delivery of primary health care services and patient care management.
  • Demonstrates competence in the skills necessary to carry out assigned duties.
  • Administer medications by all routes.
  • Apply Nursing Process (Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Intervention and Evaluation within licensure guidelines)
  • Act as a liaison with patients, family and providers consistently demonstrating smooth and efficient telephone communication when covering provider call and scheduling patient appointments.
  • Obtain complete history regarding health problems according to protocols.
  • Document accurate information regarding health concerns and/or condition from patient or family member.
  • Telephone Triage byprovidingand documentingadvice for home care of illness/condition;conducting follow-up phone calls regarding patient's health and progress as necessary.
  • Ability to assess urgency of condition for immediate attention regarding illness related calls and assign priority.
  • Placement of urinary catheters per license.
  • Placement of IV per license.
  • Provide patient education regarding health maintenance and medical illnesses following acceptedTeach-back method per protocols and guidelines.
  • Provide appropriate and timely documentation in the patient s electronichealthrecord using standardized workflows and processes.
  • Provide information to appropriate regulatory agencies (i. e. health department).
  • Evaluate clinical skills and practice of clinical care team.
  • Supervision of delegated duties to License Practical Nurse and Certified Medical Assistants on approved clinical protocols.
  • Facilitateand support relationships between providers (e. g. within clinic, referring) and with ancillary services.
  • Understand inpatient and outpatient specialty procedures. Responsible for compliance with precertification requirements
  • Thoroughlyunderstand anatomical impact (phases/stages, thresholds) for clinic specialty services including co-morbidities and influences impacting patient care and treatment.
  • Thoroughlyunderstand testing (lab and procedures) values and relationship to patient status with accountability to take next steps, as appropriate to scope and licensure.
  • Be aware of what is happening in clinic/department and the organization by attending clinic/department meetings, reading emails and regularly checking information on the organization s intranet site.
  • Meet the department work schedule.
  • Maintain compliance with CLIA, OSHA, Safety and Risk Management guidelines.
  • Maintain compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.
  • Monitor environmental conditions in order to secure protected health information.
  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.
  • Behave in a manner consistent with all Compliance and HIPAA policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations.
  • Balance team and individual responsibilities; be open and objective to other s views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to positive team goals; and put the success of the team above own interests.
  • Perform other duties as requested by Clinic Administrator to facilitate the smooth and effective operations of the office

Supervision Received:

  • General supervision is received from the Clinic Administrator



  • Graduate of an accredited program for Registered Nurses.
  • Current license to practice nursing in the State of Iowa/Illinois for Registered Nurse.
  • High school diploma required if work is performed in a complex CLIA lab.
  • Mandatory Reporter certification
  • CPR certification.
  • Meets educational/competency requirements per policy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Previous clinical experience in a medical office preferred.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Commitment to Values:

The following behavior is expected from those employed by this organization:

Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of Behavior

Foster Unity:

Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams

Collaborate across department, facilities, business units, and regions

Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives

Own The Moment:

Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect

Enthusiastically engage in our work

Accountable to our individual actions and our team performance

Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin

Champion Excellence

Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality

Have relentless focus on exceeding expectations

Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes

Seize Opportunities

Embrace and promote innovation and transformation

Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities

Have the courage to challenge the status quo

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