Kenaitze Indian Tribe
  • Dena'ina Wellness Center - Primary Care
  • Kenai, AK, USA
  • Full Time

Registered Nurse Supervisor

Dept./Program: DWC Primary Care

Division: Health Systems

Reports To: Primary Care HSA and Medical Director

Supervises: Certified Medical Assistants, Panel Management Assistants, Nurse Case Managers, and Clinical advisement for DWC Intake Specialist

Revision Date: 09/13/2017

Employment Status: Full Time

FLSA Status: Exempt - Professional

Schedule: 40 hours/week

Preference: TERO Ordinance 2017-01, P.L. 93-638

 

Job Summary

The role of the Registered Nurse Supervisor is to support the Dena'ina Wellness Center by providing leadership, supervision, training and assistance to those that provide direct provider support. Included in this group are Certified Medical Assistants, Panel Management Assistants, Intake Specialist, and Nurse Case Managers. This position works closely with healthcare providers to ensure that they are fully supported by the support roles this position supervises. This position will also support triage, physical examination, and medical interventions. The RN Supervisor serves as Immunization Coordinator and provides training and ensures competency for the proper administration, storage and handling of all vaccinations.

Essential Functions

  • Coordinate training and leadership of Certified Medical Assistants, Panel Management Assistants, Intake Specialist, and Nurse Case Managers. regarding basic medical and clerical procedures before and after examination including but not limited to taking of vital signs, medical history update, specimen collection, point-of-care testing, recording of EKG"s, dressing changes, medication administration and dispensing per provider orders, immunization administration, scheduling patient appointments and procedures, and documentation of care in health record, and coordination of care.
  • Ensures appropriate competencies for each skill is documented, updated annually and kept on file for all supervised employees.
  • Ensures that direct provider support is consistent throughout the Primary Care Department through standardized practices.
  • Assist and support the development of medical protocols.
  • Advocates and supports integrated care and support process improvement throughout DWC and Tribe
  • Meet with Certified Medical Assistants, Panel Management Assistants, DWC Intake Specialist, and Nurse Case Managers, for training and sharing of information. This may be done with in formally scheduled meetings and intermittently.
  • Manages Immunization Coordination, insuring the clinic adheres to all federal and state mandated guidelines for the safe handling, storage and administration of vaccinations. Also provides training and education for any immunization related question for staff and patients.
  • Completes a monthly emergency medical drill with direct provider support team.
  • Performs patient education as directed by the provider and available evidence-based guidelines.
  • Administer and monitor intravenous fluids and medications as prescribed by medical providers.
  • Utilizes motivational interviewing skills to develop goals and plans for behavior change and creates professional development plans for staff.
  • Advises Primary Care HSA of opportunities and needed support from the direct provider support team. 
  •  Consults with Medical Director, Primary Care HSA, and Primary Care Providers regarding any questions and concerns that require clinical advisement.
  • Attend staff meetings for information sharing, continuing education activities, and participate in continuous improvement efforts as assigned by the Primary Care HSA.
  • Communicate and collaborate with Primary Care HSA and Medical Director to ensure efficient and comprehensive care as per State Board of Nursing Standards
  • Assign direct provider support schedule, immunization schedule, lunch schedule, and cross cover duties with medical assistants and facility intake specialists to ensure patient flow and proper care.
  • Assign and oversee additional tasks including all QA duties, CPR classes, VacTrak, supply management (including procuring, expiration management), oxygen tanks, and sterilization duties.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions

Heavy work Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and /or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Physical Requirements

  • Stand or Sit (Stationary position)
  • Walk (Move, Traverse)
  • Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)
  • Climb (stairs/ladders) or balance (Ascend/Descend, Work atop, Traverse)
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)
  • Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)
  • See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)
  • Taste/Smell (Detect, Distinguish, Determine)
  • Pushing or Pulling
  • Repetitive Motion

Hazards and Atmospheric Conditions

  • Exposure to Fumes
  • Noise
  • Mechanical Hazards
  • Chemical Hazards
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Burn Hazards
  • Other: Biohazards

OSHA Categories

Category I Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue

Equipment and Tools

List Equipment used for job: Stethoscope, thermometer, pulse oximetry, sphygmomanometer, computer, telephone, and scale

List Tools:

Drives KIT or Personal Vehicle:

Qualifications:

Education;

  • Associates or Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

Experience:

  • 5 years' experience in nursing required
  • 3 years' experience in supervisory nursing role

License/Certification:

  • Registered Nurse in the state of Alaska
  • BCLS       (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers) required, or within three months of hire
  • ACLS (Advanced Life Support) preferred
  • PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) preferred

Special Skills:

  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications and electronic health records
  • Experience working with or living among Native Americans preferred
  • Previous nursing supervision
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