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Registered Nurse​/RN

Job in Okinawa - Japan
Full Time, Contract position
Listed on 2020-09-23
Job specializations:
  • Nursing
    RN Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Healthcare
    Healthcare Administration, Health Industry, Clinic
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position:  Registered Nurse (RN)
Place of Performance: Kadena AB, Japan

General Description:
Registered Nurse shall work in Family Health Clinic, Women’s Health Clinic,  and Pediatrics Clinic within the medical treatment facility (MTF) to provide comprehensive primary, preventive, and therapeutic healthcare services required for government beneficiaries on the telephone and/or in-person consultations. Comply with all applicable laws, regulations, Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Healthcare Facilities, Health Services Inspection standards, and all other applicable standards.

Specific Tasks:
• Collaborate with the Primary Care Manager (PCM), Health Care Integrator, and other members of the multidisciplinary team to determine enrolled population’s healthcare needs, required preventive services, and disease case management.
• Teach patients and families ways to maintain or improve their health status. Participate in and conduct studies relevant to health care and nursing needs of patients.
• Respond to patients in distress with emergency interventions including life sustaining measures such as Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), the Heimlich maneuver, bleeding control, treatment of injuries, etc. If appropriate, administer ACLS/PALS medications and perform defibrillation in accordance with ACLS/PALS guidelines. If required, RN shall provide ACLS/PALS care and accompany patient on ground transports.
• Attend flight meetings and participate in training relevant to clinical practice and procedures, as directed by flight commander and/or nurse manager.
• Prepare all medical documentation to meet or exceed the standards required under Air Force Instruction (AFI), Documenting Health Records and the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), Accreditation Handbook for Ambulatory Health Care chapter entitled Clinical Records and Health Information. The DoD’s electronic medical record, Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA), will be used for all patient encounters (or as directed otherwise by flight leadership).
• Treat/evaluate all scheduled patients; treat patients with common acute and chronic conditions, illnesses, or minor trauma within accepted protocols, national, and clinical guidelines, Nurse Practice Acts, and/or in collaboration with a physician, as well as, request consultation or referral as appropriate. Duties include, but not limited to nursing care, monitoring of plans and equipment, facilitate the transition to the appropriate level of care through coordination with the patient, the patient’s family/caregiver and the multi-disciplinary healthcare team. This includes consideration for, but is not limited to, acute, chronic, multiple, complex, catastrophic, or life-threatening illnesses; combat stress, residuals of traumatic brain injury; community adjustment; addictions and other health problems.
• Focus on offering primary care services to women of all ages. Provide care for acute and chronic health problems, but they are also skilled in offering health counseling services as well as preventative services, and referrals to relevant specialists when necessary. Work with patients beginning at puberty through their advanced years, providing health care, disease prevention, and health promotion services.
• Provide a full range of Gynecological and Obstetrical services in accordance with privileges granted by the Commanding Officer (e.g. provide general screening and medical care and examinations of patients for routine, acute and chronic conditions involving any and all organ systems; order immunizations; diagnose, treat, and counsel patients as indicated). This does not include the scheduled delivery of infants as all deliveries are scheduled at Foster Medical Facility.
• Provide compassionate and high quality care to children of all ages, ranging from birth up to the age of 18. Duties include, but not limited to nursing care, childhood immunizations, developmental screenings medication prescriptions, school physicals, treatment of common illnesses and well-child exams. Work hand-in-hand with pediatricians and other healthcare providers.
• Provide primary, preventative, and therapeutic healthcare services on telephone and/or in-person consultations.
• Demonstrate strong customer service skills and foster development of those skills throughout the entire PCM team.
• Provide for acute and chronic health problems, but offer health counseling services and referrals to relevant services.
• Provide treatment of patients with common acute and chronic conditions, illnesses, or minor trauma.
• Provide care to childhood immunizations, developmental screenings, medication prescription, school physicals, treatment of common illnesses and well-child exams.
Position Requirements
Bachelor,   1 to 2 Years work experience
Education:
• Graduated from a baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN) accredited by a national nursing accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education.
• Must maintain Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credits consistent with the requirements of your state.
License:
• Must be a current U.S. licensed Registered Nurse. Active, current, valid, and unrestricted license to practice nursing in accordance with State Board requirements. License cannot be under investigation nor have any adverse action pending from a Nursing State Board or national licensing/certification agency.
Experience:
• Practical minimum of two years of clinical nursing experience and must have practiced in a clinical health care setting within the last 12 months.

Skills:
• Shall read, understand, speak, and write English fluently to be able to communicate clearly with patients.
• Shall have typing skills and be computer literate with Microsoft Windows/Office.
Required Language Skills:
  • English - Very good
Contact Information
Contact Name: Entourage Consulting LLC
Contact Phone: 210880-4802
Preferred method of contact: Email with CV via Application Box below.
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