Apr 26, 2021

Registered Nurse - Naval Health Clinic Annapolis

  • The Arora Group
  • Annapolis, MD, USA
Full time

Job Description

Currently recruiting a Registered Nurse (RN) - Outpatient in Annapolis, Maryland, to work in the Medical Home Port (Primary Care) Clinic at Naval Branch Health Clinic Annapolis providing care to our nation's Active Duty military heroes, their family members, and retirees.  The Registered Nurse (RN)- Outpatient position is full-time, maximum 80 hrs per 2 weeks, Monday - Friday, between 7:00am-6:30pm.

DUTIES OF THE REGISTERED NURSE (RN) - OUTPATIENT CLINIC: 

  • Perform a full range of RN duties in accordance with assignment under the task order, including: triage; patient assessment and monitoring; use of patient monitoring and treatment equipment; appropriate nursing care, procedures, and treatments; execution of physicians’ orders within the guidelines of standard nursing practice; documentation of patient care and observations; and patient education and emotional support.
  • Serve as the first line primary care team member for the Medical Home Port team’s patient population and assigned nursing service personnel. The contract Registered Nurse will be an active participant in the primary care team and has a level of responsibility for the oversight and care coordination for the patient’s needs. The RN will address medical issues in a compassionate, comprehensive and integrative manner utilizing a collaborative approach with emphasis on prevention of disease and promotion of health and wellness. The RN is responsible for ensuring the standards of ambulatory care nursing practice are met.
  • Formulate and carry out a goal directed plan of care which based on determined nursing diagnosis and patient outcomes and which is prioritized according to patient needs and available resources including time, personnel, equipment, and supplies.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of self-care given by all health team members, and contribution of systems, environment, and instrumentation in progressing patient toward outcomes.
  • Provide treatment and discharge instructions upon patient release.
  • Perform assessment/data collection in an ongoing and systematic manner, focusing on physiological, psychological, and cognitive
  • Identify patient/significant other learning needs and implement appropriate measures to meet identified needs.
  • Assist in planning, provide clinical guidance and provide instruction to LPNs/LVNs, nursing assistants and ancillary personnel.
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge base and action in the care and decision making for designated patient populations. If weaknesses or deficiencies are identified either by peer reviews, quality control reports (QCRs), or evaluations the HCW will be required to complete refresher training (in-services, competency reviews, continuing education, etc.) at Contractor expense.
  • Perform documentation (manually and/or by use of computer) duties on unit and in-patient record that are timely, accurate, and concise.
  • Demonstrate competency in medication and intravenous (IV) administration to include blood products and Total Parental Nutrition (TPN) intramuscular (IM) and subcutaneous (SQ) administration and demonstrate competency in phlebotomy as specific to the position.
  • Safely administer prescribed medications to include intravenous drips and intravenous push drugs.
  • Identify patient/significant other learning needs and implement appropriate measures to meet identified needs.
  • Perform documentation (manually and/or by use of computer) duties on unit and in-patient record which are timely, accurate, and concise.
  • Provide individual, group, and family/significant other counseling and health teaching in relation to the patient's condition and his/her ability for self-care.
  • If directed, perform phone triage based on accepted protocols and assist as needed in accessing appropriate ambulatory/emergency care for beneficiaries.
  • Provide training and/or technical guidance as applicable to supporting Government employees (i.e. hospital corpsmen, technicians, students) assigned to the HCW during the performance of clinical procedures. Such guidance and interaction will adhere to Government and professional clinical standards and accepted clinical protocols.

 QUALIFICATIONS OF THE REGISTERED NURSE (RN) - OUTPATIENT CLINIC:  

  • Possess a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, a Graduate Diploma in Nursing, or an Associate Degree in Nursing, from an accredited agency such as the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Possess and maintain a current unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in any one (1) of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Possess a minimum of 1 year of full-time clinical experience within the last 2 years as a Registered Nurse.
  • Have successfully completed at least 12 hours of continuing education within the last 24 months that maintains skills and knowledge of an RN. 
  • Provide three letters of recommendation from practicing physicians or peers attesting to the nurse's clinical skills.  Reference letters must include name, title, date of reference, address and signature of the individual providing the reference.  Letters of reference must have been written within the last two years. 
  • Possess and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Possess and maintain Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Possess and maintain Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Must be a U.S. citizen (required for access to Government computer systems)

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
•    Competitive pay
•    17 days paid time off (vacation + sick leave) per year
•    10 paid Federal holidays 
•    Health & Welfare allowance contributes to the cost of health insurance, long and short-term disability, and life insurance
•    Dental and vision plans offered, 401(k)

ABOUT THE ARORA GROUP:
The Arora Group is an award-winning, Joint Commission-certified nationwide healthcare services company that, for over 30 years, has provided medical care for the men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our mission is to provide world-class care and give our healthcare professionals opportunities to improve their skills, learn from the best, and serve the needs of active duty service members, their families, and veterans.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Career Level

Registered Nurse