Northampton County will require all newly hired employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before beginning employment with the County. This policy applies to all new hires who receive an offer of employment on or after December 1, 2021.
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must successfully submit a completed application prior to the posting deadline. Applications submitted with incomplete or missing education and/or work experience sections will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed. These applicants will be disqualified from consideration. The attachment of a resume to the application does not fulfill this requirement and will not prevent incomplete applications from being rejected. Education and work experience fields must be completed, regardless of the presence of an attached resume.
Please answer any supplemental questions truthfully and completely. Use the employment history section of your application to substantiate your answers to supplemental questions.
Once the posting closes, all applications will be reviewed. The information provided on the application will be utilized to determine whether or not each applicant meets the Minimum Requirements for this position as noted in the Job Description. Please read the Minimum Requirements thoroughly and then demonstrate that you meet these requirements on your application. Applicants who do not meet the Minimum Requirements will not be considered for the position.
After the Application Review, qualified, eligible applicants will move on to the next step, either a Written Exam or an Education and Experience Review.
There is not a Written Exam for this position; instead, we will conduct an Education and Experience Review, in which we assign points to each applicant's education and relevant work experience as depicted on their application. We encourage all applicants to provide a comprehensive, concise history of their education, certification, licensing, and employment on their employment application so that we are able to accurately assess their experience. Eligible candidates will be ranked on an Eligibility List based on their total score on the Education and Experience Review.
Equal Employment Opportunities – It is the policy of Northampton County to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or any other status protected by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and any other state, federal, or local law.
For questions regarding this posting, please contact Sherry Christman, Human Resources Analyst, at email@example.com or 610-829-6382.
The Employee Health Nurse/Clinic Coordinator coordinates the scheduling and provides clinic nursing care, and assists and provides nursing and medical support services to patients and employees at Gracedale Nursing Home. This position also supervises and covers the wound treatment team (LPN wound nurses) and is responsible for the prevention of wounds, as well as the identification, tracking and treatment of all wounds in the facility, in conjunction with unit nurses.
This position reports directly to the Director of Nursing.
This position is responsible for the supervision of wound treatment team LPNs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES OF THE POSITION
Oversees clinic schedules involving but not limited to surgery, urology, ophthalmology, dental, psychiatry, pacemakers, etc. Accurately documents observed symptoms, conditions and/or complaint prompting clinic visit.
Assists with scheduling appointments/follow-up appointments. Prepares patients and assists physicians with examinations and/or treatments and documents coordinators actions.
Maintains liaison with and among patients, families, other facility staff, and the medical and professional consultants.
Conducts employee physical examinations, assists with collection of specimens and documentation for pre-employment and reviews to ensure all documents are in accordance with established policies and regulations. This includes follow-up with employees to obtain required documents and records; administering Hepatitis B vaccination series and PPD (purified protein derivative) skin tests. Reviews agency staff documentation to ensure required documentation is received.
Assists with employees who become ill or injured on duty in conjunction with risk manager, supervisors and Human Resources.
Supervises wound treatment team LPNs and wound services, establishing and managing a system to identify all residents at risk for new wounds in the facility. Assures appropriate treatment and care are in place, monitors healing process and revises plan regarding treatment and evaluation as appropriate. Ensures documentation is accurate. Reviews orders upon notification of a new pressure injury to ensure measures are in place, are appropriate and provide suggestions of needed interventions, etc. Assists with providing resident care for treatments.
Reviews new admission and re-admission orders, online assessments, documentation, and follow up with emails, phone calls, and/ or in-person conversations in regards to pressure injury prevention measures.
Maintains statistical records on all pressure wound care data. Utilizes information to improve pressure wound prevention, healing and outcomes and reports to Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Coordinator and administration.
Assists with selection of wound care products. Develops wound care protocols, policies and procedures, and wound care program and potential specialty program.
Performs pacemaker checks in the clinic area as well as at residents’ bedside to monitor device function.
Serves as resource to nursing staff and residents/families regarding wound care and prevention. Educates staff on wound prevention, wound care, product use and wound policies and procedures and conducts education to new hires. Assists Staff Development with clinical education requiring competency testing for wound care, pressure injury prevention, wound management, etc.
Assesses the needs of staff and reports needs to Director of Nursing and Assistant Director of Nursing. Confers with wound consultant and wound suppliers to review care, protocols and Medicare coverage (monthly).
Assists with input of treatment team staff annual and probationary evaluations.
Processes forms and miscellaneous documents as necessary.
*An employee assigned to this title shall perform a majority, but may not perform all, of the duties listed in this job description. Conversely, minor level duties performed on the job may not be listed. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE – Graduation from an accredited school of nursing; AND
At least three (3) years of practical nursing experience, specifically with wound care, prevention and treatment, and infection control procedures; AND
Possession of licensure as a Registered Nurse, issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; AND
Employees assigned to this title will be required to possess and maintain a valid and current motor vehicle operator's license with an acceptable driving record.
WOCN (Wound Ostomy & Continence Nurse Society) certification is preferred, or CRNP (Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner) is preferred.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS - Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and present valid proof of vaccinated status, in order to be eligible for hire at Gracedale Nursing Home. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), people are considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series (such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines), or two (2) weeks after a single-dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine).
Upon hire employee must have a drug screening and COVID-19 testing. Employees may also be periodically tested for COVID-19 as required or recommended. In addition, Gracedale Nursing Home will follow The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements with regard to booster(s) needed for workers in health care settings.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of professional nursing principles, practices, and standards.
Knowledge of quality improvement process and data analysis.
Knowledge of methods and techniques used in medical care documentation.
Knowledge of nursing methods and techniques commonly employed in clinics and/or outpatient medical offices.
Knowledge of wound care and prevention/treatment.
Ability to supervise and assign/review the work of lower level nursing personnel.
Ability to assess extent of medical condition and/or need for medical care on the part of those with conflicting motivations.
Ability to operate a personal computer and secure information from established data processing, spreadsheet, word processing, database and graphics programs.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, volunteers, representatives from community groups, and patients and their family members.
Ability to work with teams, staff administration to ensure good clinical outcomes and best practices.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand and communicate in English to perform the duties of this position.
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TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Telephone, scheduling charts and blood pressure equipment, thermometers, patient record charts, syringe needles, blood glucose meter, surgical instruments, stethoscope, oxygen equipment, suction equipment, wood dressings, wound vac, specialist support surfaces, positioning devices, medication cards, machinery for inhalation therapy, calculator, fax machine, and copy machine.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, and/or hear, and must possess agility and strength sufficient to lift, support, and maneuver heavy patients of limited physical capacity, as well as provide care. Must be able to effectively read and write reports, work schedules, patient records, physician orders, etc. Must be able to hear and speak sufficiently clearly to other individuals both in person and on the telephone, and to effectively hold staff meetings, discuss treatment, and answer staff questions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job
While performing the duties of this job, the employee works primarily in patient care. The noise level in the work environment is moderately loud in patient care or other areas.
Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview and reference check as well as job related tests may be required.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
FLSA STATUS: FLSA NON-EXEMPT (ELIGIBLE FOR OVERTIME)
DESIGNATION: CAREER SERVICE
PAY GRADE: CS-27
UNION STATUS: NON UNION