• Registered Nurse - Disease Management

    Job Locations US-NV-Nellis AFB
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/18/2018 2:58 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-2383
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Clinical
  • Overview

    ERP International, LLC (www.erpinternational.com) is currently seeking a Disease Management Nurse to support the Mike O'Callaghan Federal Medical Center at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, NV .  Please apply online to learn more about this great opportunity!
      
    About ERP International, LLC
    ERP is a nationally respected provider of health, science, and technology solutions supporting clients in the government and commercial sectors. We provide comprehensive enterprise information technology, strategic sourcing, and management solutions to DoD and federal civilian agencies in 40+ states. Founded in 2006, ERP is headquartered in Laurel, MD and maintains satellite offices in Montgomery, AL and San Antonio, TX - plus project locations nationwide.
     
    ERP's commitment and dedication to its customers was most recently reflected in an independent Dun and Bradstreet customer satisfaction rating in which ERP earned a customer satisfaction rating of 95 percent. Our exceptional customer rating ranks the company among the top five percent of all companies receiving the Dunn and Bradstreet rating.
     
    ERP offers exceptional benefits, including competitive compensation, FREE Medical/Dental/Vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, paid vacation, paid holidays, a matching 401(k), training and education opportunities, and semi-monthly direct deposit.

    Responsibilities

    Schedule:
    Monday - Friday, 8 hour shifts between 7:00am and 4:00pm
    Hours may vary occasionally to accommodate patient education classes or meetings, but will not exceed 40 hrs/week
    No weekends or holidays
     

    Job Specific Duties:

    The type of work may include, but is not limited to, the following:
     
    • Knowledge of managed care principles, military and civilian population healthcare, case management, utilization management, and demand management functions is highly desired.
    • In collaboration with medical and nursing peers, develops innovative, and/or unique treatment programs to best provide advanced level, specialized, and comprehensive professional nursing care to high- and low-risk patients with diseases/conditions across the healthcare continuum appropriate for disease management interventions.
    • Prioritizes patients in the disease management program. Assesses and identifies individual patient care needs and provides the type and amount of care required to meet the individual needs of each patient, making independent nursing diagnoses, providing health care instructions and/or appropriate referral to a provider or other department.
    • Performs proactive patient management and education. Supports the provider/patient relationship and plan of care, emphasizes prevention of exacerbations and complications utilizing evidence-based practice guidelines and patient empowerment strategies.
    • Empowers and prepares patients to manage their health and become active participants to meet their healthcare needs. Organizes internal and community resources to provide ongoing self-management support to patients. Utilizes proven programs to provide health information, emotional support, and strategies for living with chronic illness. Collaborates with providers and patients to define problems, set priorities, establish goals, create treatment plans and implement solutions.
    • Interprets and evaluates data appropriately in collaboration with Health Care Integrator and Group Practice Manager.
    • Provides highly specialized, comprehensive primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention/intervention nursing services to active duty/reserve/retired military members and their families. Professional nursing care/treatment will include patients of all ages and may be conducted via clinic, office, telephone, and electronic contact. Provides advanced nursing services to patients across the population health continuum ranging from normal to those having complex complications requiring sophisticated, highly technical care and treatment.
    • Assesses, plans, develops, coordinates, implements, and evaluates preventive and clinical services for all assigned beneficiaries, to include but not limited to: Taking health histories, evaluating annual and fitness health conditions which cause or exacerbate clinical disease, patient and family advocacy, role modeling, performing telehealth nursing, patient assessments and triage of diverse patient symptoms, health screening, acute, routine, wellness, emergency care, a variety of treatments and diagnostic procedures, and medication and immunization administrations.
    • Ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms and quickly react in emergency situations.
    • Initiates and coordinates referrals to other healthcare providers, services, or agencies. Collaborates with military, base, community and civilian agencies, and TRICARE to ensure coordination of services and continuity of care.
    • Makes necessary judgments to safely administer immunizations/medications based on knowledge of their effects on the physiological processes and current conditions of the patient. Administers medications and immunizations via multiple routes, as appropriate. Maintains continual awareness of unusual dosages of medications/immunizations and calls unusual dosages to the attention of the provider. Prepared to manage adverse medication/immunization reactions; documents and submits appropriate reports. Coordinates mail-order prescription requests.
    • Ensures compliance with professional standards of care and practice (i.e., American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN), The Joint Commission (TJC), Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), Health Services Inspection (HSI), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), DoD Health Information Privacy Program, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), etc.) Prepares health program maintenance, submission of reports, and assists in writing clinic policies and procedures as assigned. Participates in Quality Improvement and Risk Management activities. Utilizes evidence-based research in daily practice. Applies community and population health management principles and processes.
    • Identifies candidates for disease management using the Military Healthcare System Population Health Portal, Integrated Clinical Database, Complex Patient Management Tool, and professional judgment in collaboration with the Primary Care Manager and entire healthcare team. Collaborates and coordinates with healthcare professionals/departments to identify members needing additional education or clinical management of selected diseases.
    • Collaborates with case manager, utilization manager, and Managed Care Support Contractor to identify patients appropriate for each service, and to provide assistance with outcome tracking. Works collaboratively with Referral Management Center. Works in alliance with the Quality Management Department to deliver "best value" healthcare that is performance based. Conducts special studies as indicated by outcome measurements and in conjunction with other aspects of the Quality Improvement /Risk Management Programs
    • Orients healthcare teams to the purpose of the disease management activity, population health, clinical preventive services, and medical management.
    • Excellent oral communication skills for patient/family education and telephone triage of patients. Telephone and in-person assessment/evaluation includes the determination of the optimal time and location for patient management (ER, clinic, homecare) and follow up as required. Prescribes and communicates treatment plans and patient teaching in accordance with established clinical protocols approved by the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff. Collects and assesses significant patient history information and performs all necessary teaching.
    • Excellent written communication skills to perform accurate documentation, both written and electronic, of all activity, including telephone contacts, in accordance with requirements of peer review standards.
    • Provides OJT and in-service education to professional, paraprofessional, and ancillary staff to advance their knowledge base and/or skill level. Participates in, completes, and documents professional Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) to comply with licensure and Air Force requirements, MTF initial and annual training requirements, and required unit-specific in-services/training. Participates in evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of activities and services of the unit by organizing, monitoring, and evaluating nursing activities
    • May be required to augment clinical nursing support during absence of primary care team nurses per AFI 44-171, section 2.2.4.4. As a clinical nurse augmentee, assesses and identifies individual patient care needs and provides the type and amount of care required to meet the individual needs of each patient, making independent nursing diagnoses, providing health care instructions and/or appropriate referral to a physician or other department. In addition, performs clinical or diagnostic procedures which may include catheterizations, visual acuity tests, blood glucose monitoring, pulmonary function testing, cardiac stress testing, Electrocardiograms (ECGs), tonometry, oxygen and nebulization therapy, intravenous fluid therapy, wound care, irrigation of eyes and ears, etc., in accordance with established procedures. Reviews patient record prior to appointment, to include Preventive Health Assessment and Individual Medical Readiness/Personal Health Assessment (PIMR/PHA) deficiency, preventive health needs, completion of referrals, medication refill/renewal requirements, and lab/radiology studies as needed. Assists providers with patient examinations, therapeutic measures, and procedures, and ensures infection control standards are adhered to. Accurately performs and evaluates procedures (including medications, immunizations, and intravenous therapy) almost all of the time, IAW established Air Force and local guidelines or policies and evidence-based practices. Observes patients’ vital signs such as blood pressure, pulse, respirations, temperature, pulse oximetry, weight, etc. Ensures thorough documentation of nursing care, following Air Force policies/instructions.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Education:  Minimum ASN; BSN preferred.
    License/Certification and Training: Active unrestricted RN license from any state; must maintain BLS.  Must complete a series of Disease Management related courses within one year of hire; ERP will pay for such required courses.
    Experience:  Minimum 5 years' overall nursing experience; at least 12 months in a Disease Management related field.
    Security:  Must be a US Citizen and must be able to pass a government background check.
     
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