JOBS AT HEARTLAND

Current Openings

Triage Nurse RN/LPN

Job Purpose
The Triage Nurse RN/LPN is an integral member of the interdisciplinary health team and assists in the care of patients, including administration of treatments and medications, patient education, triage, and clinic flow activities.The Triage Nurse RN/LPN reports directly to the Nurse Manager.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Works in harmony with others, exhibits a positive attitude and commitment to the health center mission. Actions show commitment to team effort, works well with others, supports group objectives, and participates in staff meetings and team problem‑solving
  • Consistent patient-centered, caring disposition is a must for this position
  • Knowledgeable of the scope of practice for all nursing disciplines as described by the Nursing Practice Act
  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively organize and prioritize work and utilize available resources to assist with efficient patient flow in the clinic
  • Demonstrates understanding of appropriate nurse to provider ratios, skill levels, and cost effectiveness strategies
  • Actively assists with routine clinic tasks. Utilizes established methods to ensure consistency in maintaining emergency supplies, stock medications, immunizations, forms, sterile instrument inventory, equipment, and appropriate exam room inventory, etc.
  • Assists in the orientation and education of new nursing employees
  • Utilizes the health center Performance Improvement processes in identifying the center needs related to any aspect of patient care and customer service
  • Demonstrates flexibility in work roles and schedules to meet the changing needs of the center
  • Maintains awareness of new information applicable to job, i.e. policies, meeting minutes, procedures, memos, and protocols;
  • Utilizes slow time constructively to enhance center operations and assists other departments when time and workload permits
  • Maintains professional appearance; follows established dress code
  • Promptly informs supervisor of real or potential clinic problems
  • Maintains confidentiality of patients and staff
  • Actively pursues continuing education in order to improve job skills or performance
  • Ability to identify own areas of needed improvement, and formulates goals to work toward
  • Utilizes appropriate methods to deal with stressful situations
  • Understands and supports organizational goals
  • Meets work schedules, fulfills responsibilities and commitments, i.e. attendance, punctuality, dependability, initiative, productivity and efficiency

Direct and Indirect Patient Care/Clinic Responsibilities

  • Follows protocol and perform accurate and thorough work‑ups and check‑ins of all patients;
  • Accurately assesses current status as well as preventive health status and communicates needs to provider;
  • Assists with patient education based on assessment of patient needs and clinic standards of nursing care and documents in patient record.
  • Provides skilled nursing care as demonstrated by safely and accurately performing technical skills (sterile dressings, EKGs, pulmonary treatments, etc.) and the safe, accurate administration of medications, IV fluids, and immunizations
  • Anticipates the needs of providers related to patient visits, and assists providers with patient care
  • Assumes role of advocate to ensure health needs are met including responding to patient phone messages and requests in a timely and professional manner
  • Documents all provider orders, nursing actions, and interventions on patient record consistent with health center guidelines;
  • Assists with triage patients on‑site and via telephone for appropriateness and timeliness of care per   approved triage protocols and standing orders
  • Knowledgeable of and follows all established Infection Control guidelines and OSHA standards and participates in staff training events
  • Exhibits caring qualities consistent with the values of the health center
  • Performs laboratory testing, including proper handling and labeling of all test samples according to health center policies and in compliance with CLIA guidelines
  • Keeps patients/families informed of situations that affect patient’s clinic visit; i.e. extended waiting times, seeing provider other than originally scheduled, etc.
  • Able to perform effectively and appropriately in emergency situations
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested

Other Duties and responsibilities

  • Coordinate with AmeriCorps staff and other nursing staff Heartland’s  coordination of care for patients with chronic illnesses
  • Assist in coordination of care for patients who are also clients of the Bert Nash Center
  • Assist in triage for patients who are receiving care by psychiatric providers

Qualifications

  • RN currently licensed to practice in the state of Kansas.
  • Maintains current licensure, required training and credentialing
  • Age Specific Competencies Infants through Adolescents
  • Age Specific Competencies – Adult
  • Experience in ambulatory care setting.
  • Possesses strong clinical skills and competency in ambulatory care.
  • Strong interest in working with an interdisciplinary health team and culturally diverse patient populations.

Working conditions

  • Sits and walks throughout the day.
  • May be exposed to infection and contagious diseases, and unpleasant patient or unit elements.
  • Handles emergency or crisis situations.
  • Subject to many interruptions.
  • Must function in a high stress environment.

Physical requirements

If the job is physically demanding, this should be stated in the job description. A physically demanding job is one where the incumbent is required to stand for extended periods of time, lift heavy objects on a regular basis, do repetitive tasks with few breaks, and so forth.

Details

  • Hours M – F from 8:30 am – 5 pm
    • Hours are approximate and may be altered by supervisor(s) as needed
  • Benefits
    • Full-Time staff are eligible for enrollment in Heartland’s health plans after 30 days of full-time employment and for matching funds with Heartland IRA plan after one year of full-term employment.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • As outlined for Full-Time employees in the Employee Handbook
  • Paid Holidays
    • As outlined for Full-Time employees in the Employee Handbook

 

Please send cover letters and resumes to jobs@heartlandhealth.org. No phone calls, please.

CMA

Job purpose

Heartland is currently looking for an experienced Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) to join our team.
2 years’ experience preferable but not mandatory. The CMA is a member of the interdisciplinary medical team of the health center. This position is responsible for intake work with clients as they enter the vital signs area. The MA / CNA serves as a liaison between the front desk staff, the providers, and the nurses in the provision of care.

Duties and responsibilities

• Works in harmony with others, exhibits a positive attitude and commitment to the health center mission. Actions show commitment to team effort, works well with others, supports group objectives, and participates in staff meetings and team problem solving
• Consistent patient-centered, caring disposition is a must for this position
• Performs routine intake procedures such as height, weight, temperature, pulse and blood pressure readings
• Assists with laboratory procedures and responsible to give blood draws to patients
• Responsible to give vaccines and injections to patients
• Assists with office procedures
• Responsibility for assisting Nurse with triage of clients and transfer of charts to appropriate provider
• Assists medical providers with examination and treatment of patients
• Relieves other departments as indicated as time permits
• Performs other related duties as assigned or requested

Specific Functions:
• Screens clients for visual acuity using Snellen method
• Obtains routine temperature, pulse, respiration, height and weight as well as blood pressure readings at first encounter
• Responsible for assisting with maintenance of medical and laboratory equipment and for assisting with quality controls on laboratory equipment
• Responsible for routine laboratory procedures including but not limited to various dipsticks, urinalysis, hematocrit, glucose screening, gram stains, and other procedures as approved by health center policies and CLIA standards
• Performs other related duties as assigned or requested

Qualifications

• High School graduate or equivalent
• MA/CMA course training with certificate of graduation and proof of license.
• On-the-job training, previous experience preferred
• Personal maturity, cooperation, ability to communicate clearly
Physical requirements

• Sits and walks throughout the day.

Details

  •  Hours M – F 8 hour shifts
  •  Benefits
    -Full Time staff are eligible for enrollment in Heartland’s health plans after 1 months of full-time employment and for matching funds with Heartland IRA plan after one year of full-term employment.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    -Starting PTO is 3 weeks per year
    -Paid Holidays
    -11 Paid Holidays Full-Time employees .