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RN - Digestive Health

Maxim Healthcare Services Portland Full-Time
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RN - Digestive Health Center
8:30-5:00PM – Variable shift based upon clinic needs
This position is a RN Ambulatory clinic role, experience in this setting is required
This role is similar to a Patient Navigator

This role is similar to a Patient Care Coordinator and will provide care coordination, assessment and triage, patient education, medication management, discharge planning, and clinical support to the General Surgery faculty providers in the clinic setting. 

Preference given towards candidates with surgical/clinical experience with any of the following subspecialties: Foregut, Hepatobiliary, IBD, Hepatology, Colorectal 

Ambulatory clinic experience providing complex care coordination, assessment, triage, patient education, preparing patient records for multi-disciplinary conferences, medication management, medical review and clinical support within the General Surgery and/or Gastroenterology specialties

The Registered Nurse (RN) provides compassionate, evidence-based, and efficient care to individuals, families, communities and patient populations.   The RN’s care delivery is consistent with the Oregon Nurse Practice Act, the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, and the ANA Code of Ethics.  The RN demonstrates the professional role obligations of scientist, leader, practitioner, and knowledge transfer.  Professional accountability enriches the RN’s engagement as a leader in promoting an inter-professional culture of collaborative decision-making, innovation, life-long learning, and teamwork.  

Nursing Core Values 
Nursing embraces core values that serve as a foundation for the delivery of quality patient care: 
Commitment to patient- and family-centered care; 
Accountability to support each other in providing excellent care and outcomes;
Realizing professional practice as an engaged and thriving staff;
Excellence in nursing practice through our commitment to performance improvement, evidence-based practice, and research.
ANA Social Policy Statement, 2nd edition
Nursing is a protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.

Department Summary: 
The Digestive Health Center delivers warm, caring and efficient service in all instances to patients, families, staff and community. The patient’s experience with the program spans from their initial appointment to pre-op, surgical procedure, post-op and follow-up care.  The patients’ needs and conditions range from complex care coordination for pancreatic or liver cancer to non-routine hernias and cholecystitis.

The Patient Care Coordinator will provide care coordination, assessment and triage, patient education, medication management, discharge planning, and clinical support to the General Surgery faculty providers in the clinic setting. 

Candidate will also perform medical record review and follow developed protocols to determine appropriate patient scheduling (e.g., in clinic appointments, surgical preparation and OR scheduling, fol-low up appointments), as well as prepare patient records for multi-disciplinary conferences and participate in quality reviews.

Working Conditions:  
• Day Shift – Monday through Friday; hours and schedule may change based on clinic needs
• Shift length may vary based of daily needs of clinic
• Must be able to deal with competing needs and priorities of internal and external customers
• Requires ability to triage and assess patient symptoms/condition over the telephone and in person
• Requires excellent time management skills
• Heavy phone use and ability to use technology essential to position’s success
• Must be able to work independently
• Long periods of sitting throughout the day
• Ability to lift, bend, stoop, reach, carry, push, pull and walk throughout the work period
• Able to lift 35 lbs. and able to physically assist patients weighing over 250 lbs
• This position requires frequent intervals of walking significant cumulative distances (i.e. escorting patients to rooms, transporting specimens/supplies to other buildings, etc.) standing for long periods of time, and bending
• Ability to lift or help position (using correctly learned body mechanics) patients weighing up to and over 250 lbs. with or without assistance
• The work environment carries risk of exposure to human tissue/fluids  
• Ability with to use the senses of seeing (including color vision ability), hearing, touch, and smell to make correct judgments regarding patient conditions and safely administer care
• Use of all hospital approved clinical equipment
• Significant use of computers, electronic health record, copiers, multi-line phones, and fax
Department Specific Requirements (competencies, equipment, certifications, etc.):

• 1-2 years nursing experience inpatient with a complex medical or surgical focus or in ambulatory or community based setting working with chronically ill or medically complex patients

Department Specific Preferences (competencies, certifications, etc.): 
• Experience with General Surgery nursing, specifically with Oncology

At Maxim Healthcare Services, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:
  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Awards and recognition programs 
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status. 

Maxim Healthcare Services is a leading provider of home healthcare, medical-related staffing, travel nursing, and population health and wellness services across the United States. As an established community partner, we have been making a difference in the lives of our employees, caregivers, and patients for more than 30 years. Our commitment to customer service, improving patient care, and staffing experienced healthcare professionals has paved the way for many rewarding career opportunities in the healthcare industry.  

Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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