(RN) Registered Nurse - Pulmonary - 127261
#127261 (RN) Registered Nurse - PulmonaryInitial Review Date: Wed 1/3/2024
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The Clinical Nurse II provides clinically expert triage and case management for the Lung Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Center. They will serve as a liaison between patients, physicians, and other allied health professionals, assessing and determining the acuity of patient symptoms and communicating these to the physicians as appropriate. The CN II will interview patients regarding presenting problems to determine and expedite disposition, as well as perform hands-on patient education and assist with procedures done in clinic.
The CN II will perform outpatient nursing functions, patient case management, assist physicians and other allied health professionals as required, convey instructions and diagnostic test results to patients and provide health education as needed. The CN II will respond to all EPIC messages and refill requests, provide inhaler and bronchial hygiene education, provide vaccinations, assist with oxygen therapy and oxygen requirement testing, assist with positive airway pressure education and mask fitting to maximize adherence (after training), administer biologic agents (after training), maintain and restock equipment and supplies, and sterilize instruments.
The CN II is responsible for triaging all incoming patient calls and electronic messages to prioritize and resolve as appropriate while managing and documenting all communications in the electronic medical record system.
While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when applying to this position.
Must be a graduate from an accredited school of Nursing.
RN license issued by the State of California.
BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.
Minimum one (1) year of active nursing experience with ambulatory care nursing.
Must be able to meet HIPAA compliance upon hire.
Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology and basic medical equipment.
Ability to communicate clearly and accurately both verbally and in writing.
Excellent interpersonal skills, using tact and diplomacy in order to interact effectively with all levels of professional staff and a diversity of patients.
- Experience in Pulmonary and/or Sleep Medicine Nursing and triage expertise to identify and implement nursing interventions.
- Demonstrated skill in interpreting lab test results commonly used in the clinical area.
- Demonstrated working knowledge of outpatient services with recent direct patient care experience.
- Two (2) years of clinical nursing experience.
- Knowledge and skill in performing emergency procedures.
- May be required to work at all Pulmonary locations.
- Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Pay Transparency Act
Annual Full Pay Range: $116,886 - $163,825 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)
Hourly Equivalent: $55.98 - $78.46
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