Shall provide inpatient/outpatient services for patients as scheduled by the Government. HCW shall assess, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care for all patients including newborns, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly; disabled to include visually and hearing impaired; or individuals developmentally challenged, and individuals of varying ethnic and religious backgrounds to include those who do not speak or understand English.
Shall possess ability to synthesize data from a variety of sources and make appropriate clinical decisions.
Shall coordinate patient care with other members of the pain management team and facilitates the achievements of optimal outcomes in relation to clinical care, quality and cost effectiveness.
Shall ensure compliance with standards of care and practice in accordance with all established policies, procedures, and guidelines used in the medical treatment facility (MTF). Shall provide care within ethical and legal boundaries.
Shall assess patients, including the ability to assess/evaluate telephonically and provide documented patient’s
assessment within specified MTF written or electronic systems.
Shall possess ability to recognized adverse signs and symptoms and quickly react in emergency s ituations.
Shall possess basic knowledge of emergency procedures in order to react promptly and appropriately to provide effective care during emergency situations, respiratory or cardiac arrest.
Shall possess ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse group of people for the purpose of informing the healthcare team of plan/actions, for teaching/education to benefit the patient/family, and for the organization.
Shall possess excellent oral communication skills for patient/family education. Prescribes and communicates treatment plans in accordance with established pain management clinic protocols. Telephone and in-person assessment/evaluation includes the determination of optimal time and location for patient management (ER, clinic, homecare) and follow-up care as required. Collects and assesses significant patient history information and perform necessary patient teaching.
Shall possess excellent written communication skills to perform accurate documentation, both written and electronic, of all activity, including telephone contacts.
Shall arrange for procedures and perform telephone follow-up/consultations, as appropriate.
Shall be skilled in setting up, operating, and monitoring specialized medical equipment such as IV infusion pumps, cardiac monitoring devices, EKG units, oxygen analyzers, endoscopic equipment, and other clinic specific equipment.
Shall be able to administer medication for conscious sedation and pain related infusions to include lidocaine and ketamine under the supervision of a physician.
Shall work with appropriate MTF/clinic staff to ensure medication/supplies are replenished.
Shall perform/assist the with procedures such as bladder catheterizations, pulse oximetry, oxygen administration, EKGs, glucose testing, and other clinic specified procedures, in accordance with established protocols. Be able to assist pain management physicians during spinal interventions, to include surgical procedures. Provides clinical oversight of all paraprofessional involved in the provision of therapeutic treatments and procedures.
Shall ensure proper documentation and coding (written or electronic) of procedures and treatments.
Shall complete orientation and competency verification program in accordance with (IAW) unit guidelines.
Shall serve and participate in committees, functions and other meetings as directed. Shall provide relevant and timely information to these groups, and assists with decision-making and process improvement. Shall participate in customer service initiatives, quality projects, and medical readiness activities, designed to enhance health services.
Shall provide guidance and mentorship other professional nurses and provides instruction and training to paraprofessional personnel, including on-the-job training, as necessary.
Shall take part in clinic quality assurance programs to meet stands for the Joint Commission.
Shall adhere to the policies/standards of the Air Force Medical Service in meeting or exceeding established Air
Force standards for access.
Shall provide outpatient clinic support/services.
Shall possess ability to acquire and use basic computer skills to enter patient data and extract patient’s information, from a variety of sources to include but not limited to Composite Health Care System (CHCS), Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA) and Integrated Clinical Database (ICDB). Contractor should be proficient and independent in data entry within 2 months of start date.
Shall possess basic knowledge of various training methods and interpersonal skills in order to develop a rapport with the patients and co-workers during which instruction and education information is presented and a supportive, trusting relationship is established.
Shall possess basic knowledge of operating a wide variety of medical equipment/non-medical equipment to ensure patient an staff safety, proper equipment maintenance and accessibility.
Shall possess basic knowledge of established clinic standards of care and Joint Commission requirement for clinical and documentation protocols, safety infection control, performance improvement, etc., to insure compliance with policies and provide consistent training and guidance for clinic staff.
Shall possess basic knowledge in management and daily operation of a clinic
Shall possess knowledge of medical privacy and confidentiality (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act [HIPAA]), and accreditation standards of Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), The Joint Commission (TJC) and Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs).
Shall possess knowledge and experience in Patient Advocacy, Patient Privacy, and Customer Relation.
Shall only release medical information obtained during the course of this contract to other MTF staff involved in the care and treatment of the individual patient.