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Clinical Extender

Department:
3 North
Schedule:
Per-Diem
Shift:
Various shifts
Hours:
Contact Information:
Contact: Kelli Rosalez
Telephone: 580-379-5881
Fax: 580-379-5889
Email: [email protected]
Address: 1200 East Pecan, Altus, OK 73521
Job Details:

Job Summary: Provides direct and indirect patient care on units with potentially infectious patients, including COVID, and meets communication needs in the department setting.  Assists nursing staff members/physicians with needs and with maintenance of a safe and clean environment under the direction and supervision of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) in charge of the team and/or unit.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

  • Assists nursing staff with any NOW or STAT orders immediately. 
  • Enters orders correctly into the computer.
  • Communicates ideas for improvement to the unit manager/charge nurse.
  • Assists with basic patient care and comfort measures under the direction of LPN/RN.
  • Keep patient’s room and work area clean and tidy.
  • Answers the telephone and call lights in a timely and polite manner.
  • Demonstrates performance reflecting the initiative and responsibility expected as Clinical Extender.
  • Transports specimens to lab in a timely manner.
  • Communicates information from telemetry to the charge nurse or team leader.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to team leader, co-workers, physicians, and other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills under the direction of an RN.
  • Demonstrates initiative and an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  • Responds to patient in emergency or physically distressful situations.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity; ensure patient confidentiality.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Meets current documentation standards and policies and completes within shift.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
  • Stocks supplies as needed for patient care. 
  • Sit with patients to maintain constant visual observation and safety of the patient.

Education/Regulatory Requirements & Experience:

  • Current BLS certification
  • Previous work history that demonstrates steady attendance and punctuality is required.
  • CPR (BLS) can be obtained during orientation.
  • Previous work history in the healthcare profession as CNA/LPN/RN; current licensure not required.
  • Currently enrolled in LPN program or successfully completed first full year of an A.D.N program or junior level of a B.S.N. program.