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RN - Occupational Health
Ref No.: 15-00633
Category: Registered Nurse
Location: Portsmouth, Virginia
Start Date: 09/21/2015
RN - Occupational Health
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The Community - Portsmouth, VA
One visit to Portsmouth, Virginia and you'll be hooked. Amble along our famous Seawall. Stroll through three centuries of historic neighborhoods. Go antiquing. Take in some art. Stand inside a giant soap bubble at the largest children's museum in the state. And did we mention that Portsmouth is home to some of the most delightful restaurants in the region? Many of Portsmouth's attractions are clustered within easy walking distance of each other, making it the perfect place to spend a day. And with its central location, it's easy to get to just a quick ferry ride from downtown Norfolk, a just minutes from Virginia Beach, and Colonial Williamsburg.

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Naval Medical center Portsmouth, Virginia has proudly served the military and their families since 1830 making it the Navy's oldest continuously running hospital in the Navy medical system. Nationally acclaimed, this state of the art medical center with ten branch clinics offers premier research and teaching programs designed to prepare new doctors, nurses and hospital corpsmen for the future. This patient driven TRICARE facility is entrusted with the health readiness of the United States armed forces. Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, proudly serving those who serve us so well.

POSITION OVERVIEW (duties include but are not limited to)
  • 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.
  • Provide professional nursing care in a knowledgeable, skillful, and consistent manner.
  • Assess each patient and perform triage duties as assigned.
  • Formulate and carry out a goal directed plan of care which is 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 status.
  • Provide a safe and clean environment for each patient.
  • Ensure areas are stocked and properly equipped.
  • Identify patient/significant other learning needs and implement appropriate measures to meet identified needs.
  • Assist in planning, provide clinical direction, and provide instruction to LPNs/LVNs, nursing assistants, and ancillary personnel.
  • Participate in worksite visits, employee health education, OH program assessments, OH committees and/or working groups to aid in performing OH clinical activities such as consultation and the implementation of treatment plans according to medical protocols for occupational health and non-occupational diagnosis.
  • Implement appropriate medical surveillance programs to ensure OH program meets established OH Regulatory guidelines as put forth by OSHA, DoD, DoN and local MTF instruction.
  • Provide skilled counseling and risk communication to individuals and groups in highly specialized fields such as hazard exposures, ergonomics, epidemics, worker's compensation issues, disability evaluation, lifestyle changes, and stress management.
  • Participate with customer commands, safety officers and medical surveillance coordinators to ensure process for accurate tracking of medical surveillance and job certification completion.
  • Perform and ensure accurate and complete medical record documentation, including accurate coding of patient encounters.
  • Assist in the collection of data to support annual OH clinical performance metrics.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • A bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited university; or
  • A diploma graduate in Nursing from an accredited university or
  • An associate degree in Nursing from an accredited university
  • Possess current unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in one of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Prior to commencing service under this contract, Contractor nurses must attend a 2-hour lecture on IV certification. Contract nurses must then obtain certifications (e.g., IV, medications and blood administration) in accordance with clinic nursing service and command policy not later than 60 days after commencement of services, including MTF observation of three completed IV sticks during this time.
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