Altru Health System

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Altru Health System Altru Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
May 19, 2019
Full-time
    Job Summary     The Nurse Practitioner collaborates with physicians, as necessary, to verify diagnosis, identify high-risk situations or alerts to changes in patient's status and takes appropriate action. The assistant administers medication and performs procedures within the scope of practice. This position provides patient/patient's family with appropriate education and follow-up care and/or referral to other health care resources.     Essential Job Functions   Obtains comprehensive medical histories, performs physical examinations/assessments and initiates admission orders as appropriate. Provides patient/patient’s family with appropriate education based on the patient’s condition and identifies needs in order to optimize understanding. Provides health maintenance and disease management counseling to patients.   Provides medical management and/or other interventions for acute and chronic health problems. Implements a plan of care and performs procedures according to the Advanced Practitioner’s education, training, experience and competencies. Refers patient to specialists and/or therapists when appropriate and in a timely manner, ensuring continuity of care. Orders and interprets lab studies and diagnostic tests to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment as appropriate. Notifies patients promptly of test results. Collaborates with physicians, as necessary, to verify diagnosis, identify high-risk situations, or alerts to changes in patient’s status and takes appropriate action. Writes orders for prescription medication under the established protocol. Serves as a liaison and a resource for physician, health care team members, patients and families. Participates in plans for health promotion, prevention and maintenance for the Altru Health System, the community and region. Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization. Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure. Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with: All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines. Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property. The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader. The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment. License, Certification & Registration Title Credentialing Body Timeframe When Needed Verified By   Nurse Practitioner North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON) or Compact State Agreement Prior to Start Date HR Primary Sources Basic Life Support (BLS) American Heart Assoc. or American Red Cross CPR for Prof. Rescue Within 2 Months of Start Date Learning Management System Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) American Heart Assoc. or American Red Cross CPR for Prof. Rescue Preferred   Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) American Heart Assoc. or American Red Cross CPR for Prof. Rescue Preferred
Altru Health System 4440 S. Washington St. Grand Forks North Dakota 58201 United States
May 19, 2019
Full-time
Job Summary This position will support the Podiatry clinic. There will be travel once a week to an Outreach Clinic. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) performs and documents assessments appropriate to licensure; ensures health history and admission process is completed; ensures that intervention or referrals are made; identifies discharge planning/education needs; provides patient care; administers medications utilizing the 6 Rights and according to licensure; identifies significant changes or high risk situations; completes all documentation; performs personal cares; demonstrates knowledge and use of equipment; communicates patient progress, and adjusts own workload. Patients cared for include children, adolescents, adults and geriatric.   Essential Job Functions Assists the registered nurse or other licensed practitioner in the identification of patient needs, priorities of care and goals based on patient's age, ethnic origin, economic status, lifestyle, creed or philosophical beliefs. Contributes to the evaluation of the plan of care by gathering, observing, recording, and communicating patient responses to nursing interventions. Modifies the plan of care in collaboration with licensed practitioner. Demonstrates competency and ability to carry out department specific functions in accordance to the department's standards of care, policies and procedures. Performs other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the department/organization. Functions as a member of the multidisciplinary team, contributing to the implementation of an integrated patient-centered care plan. May assign or delegate the responsibility for performance of nursing interventions to other persons for which that person has the necessary skills and competence to accomplish safely. Identifies the early warning signs of a change in a patient's condition and reports appropriately. Implements nursing interventions and prescribed medical regimens in a timely and safe manner and documents nursing care provided accurately and timely. Collaborates and communicates relevant and timely patient information with patients/families and other multidisciplinary team members to ensure quality and continuity of care. Reports the patient's self-report/symptoms of pain promptly according to standard operating procedure. Participates in the health education approved by a licensed practitioner. Assists in the discharge planning, appropriate education and counseling based on identified needs to optimize patient/family understanding Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization. Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure. Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with: All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines. Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property. The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment.   License, Certification & Registration Licensed Practical Nurse - North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON) or Compact State Agreement; Prior to Start Date Licensed Practical Nurse - Minnesota Board of Nursing; Within 6 Months of Start Date Basic Life Support (BLS) - American Heart Assoc. or American Red Cross CPR for Prof. Rescue; Within 2 Months of Start Date
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
May 19, 2019
Full-time
  Job Summary   The position manages, develops, and oversees daily operations including achieving operating and capital budgets, coding for maximum reimbursement, appropriate billing practices and service delivery to stakeholders. Position oversees all human resource functions to include hiring, training, performance reviews and recognition and reward. Develops and champions department performance and behavioral standards and works to continually improve quality of services. Ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements and holds leaders and staff accountable for meeting goals. Utilizes and applies quality process improvement principles in achieving administrative responsibilities.     Job Dimension & Assigned Areas   Leader will have direct accountability for managing resources through proper budgeting, planning, utilization, evaluation and corrective action in accordance with established policies, procedures and practices for the following assigned departments and/or other primary areas of responsibility:   Nurse Anesthesia   Essential Job Functions   Contributes to and supports short and long-range goals for departments/division and is responsible for measurable outcomes and effective use of resources. Supports program and service development in response to both internal and external stakeholders. Analyzes department-related data and develops appropriate action plans to resolve variances from goals. Develops and meets capital and operating budget targets. Seeks out operational efficiencies and involves employees and physicians in workforce redesign as appropriate to better serve the patient as well as create a workplace that employees can function at their highest competency and productivity. Teaches and engages employees in department financial improvement and performance.   Recruits, develops, retains and leads a talented team of leadership and staff committed to accomplishing the goals of Altru Health System. Oversees all human resource activities including recruitment, retention, performance reviews and disciplinary actions. Develops, revises and implements administrative policies, procedures, guidelines and job descriptions. Acts as a mentor and promotes professional growth of employees. Takes responsibility for personal growth and development and meets all system education requirements. Builds consensus with the Medical Staff, working in cooperation and collaboration with physicians, advance practice providers, and/or Department Chairs on related strategy and program initiatives. Practices process improvement principles and oversees improvement of the quality of the services and patient care provided. Maintains competency in all organizational, department standards relevant to services provided and ensures compliance. Manages processes to ensure all regulatory standards are met as well as works to prevent potential legal risk to Altru Health System as appropriate. Accesses internal resources to assist in adhering to standards as well as ensures staff understands expectations. Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization. Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure. Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with: All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines. Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property. The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader. The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment.   License, Certification & Registration Title Credentialing Body Timeframe When Needed Verfied By   Advanced Practice Registered Nurse North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON) or Compact State Agreement Prior to Start Date HR Primary Sources Registered Nurse Anesthetist - Certified North Dakota Association of Nurse Anesthetists Prior to Start Date HR Primary Sources BLS and ACLS Certified American Heart Assoc. or American Red Cross CPR for Prof. Rescue Within 2 Months of Start Date Learning Management System Education & Experience     Experience Required/Preferred     A minimum of 3 years of related experience    Required   Knowledge & Skills Title Required/Preferred   Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written format. Required Ability to work with several different patient care units and level of care providers. Required Demonstrates excellent customer service skills. Required
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
May 16, 2019
As needed
Job Summary     The Respiratory Therapist performs and documents evaluations and patient assessments. The Therapist provides diagnostic and therapeutic treatment and appropriate education. This position identifies significant changes in patient's condition and documents appropriately.   Essential Job Functions   Provides diagnostic and therapeutic treatment and physician assistance. Performs and documents evaluation and patient assessment which correlates to the patient diagnosis. Reviews medical records and care plans and modifies the plan of care based on patient's progress.   Provides appropriate patient education, family teaching and support which correlate to the patient and family needs. Documents appropriately. Identifies significant changes in patient's condition and takes appropriate action, as evidenced in reporting, staffing and documentation. Communicates pertinent information to appropriate caregivers. Documents appropriately. Performs pain assessment and takes appropriate action according to standard operating procedure. Completes all documentation, including order entry, verification, electronic medical record (EMR), medication charting, patient safety/incident variance reports, equipment repair tags, etc. according to standard operating procedure. Processes patient charges. Runs and verifies reports as needed. Disassembles, cleans, assembles respiratory equipment and performs preventative maintenance according to standard operating procedure. Properly tags equipment in need of preventative maintenance, safety check or repair and notified appropriate department and/or delivers equipment to them. Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization. Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure. Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with: All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines. Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property. The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader. The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment.   License, Certification & Registration Title Credentialing Body Timeframe When Needed Verified By   Respiratory Therapist - Registered North Dakota State Board of Respiratory Care Prior to Start Date      HR Primary Sources Basic Life Support (BLS) American Heart Assoc. or American Red Cross CPR for Prof. Rescue Within 2 Months of Start Date      Learning Management System Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Altru Health System Within 5 Months of Start Date      Learning Management System Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Altru Health System Within 5 Months of Start Date      Learning Management System
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
May 16, 2019
Full-time
The Financial Counselor evaluates, develops, and implements action plans to arrange payment of outstanding balances; performs account analysis and educates guarantors’ assists guarantors to maximize prompt payment and minimize bad debt; receives and responds to patient, professional and clinical inquiries; acts as the primary contact for customers, clinical and support staff; manages all incoming internal and external customer phone calls, e-mails, and written correspondence; addresses patient complaints, financial concerns and other issues in a courteous and professional manner; reviews, verifies and evaluates demographic and third party payer information; processes assigned computer generated bills; files Workers Compensation interventions and liability liens; posts payments and/or adjustments; reviews assigned inpatient admissions and visits patient and/or family members on floors to obtain required information, and provides notary public services. Required: •            Associate Degree from a business or technical college with emphasis in business/accounting or office skills, or equivalent work experience. •            Knowledge of state and federal medical assistance programs.         •            Demonstrated capabilities in problem solving, organizational and time management skills. •            Demonstrated ability to utilize data and reports. •            Basic understanding of health care and medical billing terminology, insurance billing, coding, registration process, patient pricing and collection cycles. •            Excellent verbal and written communication and listening skills including telephone skills and e-mail etiquette. •            Demonstrates effectively multi-tasking capabilities within job and projects while maintaining a positive, professional, and customer service based attitude. •            Ability to work cooperatively with a variety of individuals and groups and maintain a high degree of confidentiality, utilizing discretion and good judgment.   Preferred: •            Experience with office computer software packages, including spreadsheets and word processing; proficient typing skills.      
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
May 16, 2019
As needed
The Respiratory Care Support Tech   performs electrocardiographs; demonstrates knowledge of transmitting EKG’s using the EKG Management System; demonstrates understanding of principles of EKG’s; demonstrates the ability to adjust own workload; completes all documentation; disassembles, cleans and assembles Respiratory Care equipment; completes order requisition paperwork for respiratory kardexes; processes patient charges; maintains mandatory training requirements; demonstrates knowledge of the location and use of basic and special equipment; demonstrates ability to set up sterile table for invasive line insertion; assists physician with insertion of invasive lines; performs equipment and supply monitoring and set-up; tracks and checks for lost charges, and communicates pertinent information to appropriate caregivers.   Patients cared for include those in the following age groups:   infant, children, adolescent, adult and geriatric.   Requirements: Current Respiratory Student at Northland Technical and Community College;  exp in medical setting; knowledge of medical equipment; computer / order entry exp; preferred: knowledge of EKG and clerical skills; knowledge of medical terminology
Altru Health System Yorhom Grand Forks North Dakota 58201 United States
May 16, 2019
Full-time
The Customer Service Account Representative provides financial counseling; verifies insurance benefits daily on pre-admitted accounts, and previous day's emergency and direct admits for assigned financial classes and patient services; initiates or completes pre-authorization for Utilization Review on direct admits; meets and/or contacts with patients to explain identified insurance benefits and estimated out of pocket expenses; initiates and performs a daily routine that will identify priority accounts for pre-registration and insurance verification; communicates effectively and timely with all Business Office, UR, Pre-Authorization, and Registration staff; demonstrates ability to learn and utilize software such as THOR, Medifax, and other online verification entities; completes Medicare Secondary Payor (MSP) questions; maintains and updates a database of employer/insurance company information; accurately edits verification notes and/or insurance changes and corrections in Affinity and/or Bradoc systems; obtains the required information from patient/family and accurately completes registration; schedules and/or pre-admits patients; coordinates the PAT labs with physician and patients and enters lab orders into the computer; assists the pre-admit and pre-authorization nurses in predetermination of patient care and financial data; assures the delivery of pre-admit forms, admit forms, armbands, labels, patient care orders and test results from referral sources; identifies MDRO (multi-drug resistant organism) patients through use of privacy code and clinical circumstances and provides input to Medical Records regarding MRUN merges and patient statistics.   Requirements: Associate degree from a business or technical college or equivalent education/work experience. •            Knowledge of medical terminology or must complete course (in-house) within six (6) months from date of hire. •            Customer service and problem solving skills. •            Type 40 words per minute.  
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
May 16, 2019
Other
  Job Summary   Comments The Registered Nurse provides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the organization. The nurse maintains the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit. The nurse facilitates the coordination of patient care within the interdisciplinary care team and provides patient education to assure safe patient discharge.     Essential Job Functions Title and Description   Demonstrates competency and ability to carry out department specific functions in accordance to the department's standards of care, policies and procedures. Performs other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the department/organization.   Develops a plan of care based on assessment that reflects the patient's physical, psychological, social, educational, developmental and rehabilitative needs based on patient's age, ethnic origin, economic status, lifestyle, creed or philosophical beliefs.   Assesses the patient's condition and nursing needs, sets goals, and prescribes appropriate nursing actions to meet those goals and the physical, psychological, social, and rehabilitative needs of the patient, including discharge planning.   Assesses, intervenes, and reassesses the patient's self-report/symptoms of pain promptly and takes appropriate action according to standard operating procedure.   Identifies the early warning signs of a change in a patient's condition and responds appropriately to a deteriorating patient, including contacting responsible clinicians as indicated by standard operating procedure. Assists with or institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in patient conditions.   Reports pertinent observations and reactions regarding patients to the appropriate multidisciplinary team member and records those observations accurately and concisely. Ensures that intervention or referrals are made promptly. Completes and submits all incident reports (patient, visitor, staff) prior to the completion of each shift.   Establishes and maintains communication and utilizes educational opportunities with patients and other significant individuals.   As early as possible, begins discharge planning, appropriate education and counseling based on identified needs to optimize patient/family understanding. Evaluates and documents according to standard operating procedure.   Assigns or delegates, within the scope of practice, education and experience, the responsibility for performance of nursing interventions to other persons for which that person has the necessary skills and competence to accomplish safely.   Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.   Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure. Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with: All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines. Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property. The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader. The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment.       License, Certification & Registration Title Credentialing Body Timeframe When Needed Required/Preferred Registered Nurse North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON) or Compact State Agreement Prior to Start Date Required Basic Life Support American Heart Assoc. or American Red Cross CPR for Prof. Rescue Within 2 Months of Start Date Required   Education & Experience   Degree/Diploma Program of Study Required/Preferred           Experience Required/Preferred         Knowledge & Skills Title Required/Preferred Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written format. Required
Altru Health System 1300 S. Columbia RD Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
May 16, 2019
Full-time
Job Summary The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) performs and documents assessments appropriate to licensure; ensures health history and admission process is completed; ensures that intervention or referrals are made; identifies discharge planning/education needs; provides patient care; administers medications utilizing the 6 Rights and according to licensure; identifies significant changes or high risk situations; completes all documentation; performs personal cares; demonstrates knowledge and use of equipment; communicates patient progress, and adjusts own workload. Patients cared for include children, adolescents, adults and geriatric. Essential Job Functions Assists the registered nurse or other licensed practitioner in the identification of patient needs, priorities of care and goals based on patient's age, ethnic origin, economic status, lifestyle, creed or philosophical beliefs. Contributes to the evaluation of the plan of care by gathering, observing, recording, and communicating patient responses to nursing interventions. Modifies the plan of care in collaboration with licensed practitioner. Demonstrates competency and ability to carry out department specific functions in accordance to the department's standards of care, policies and procedures. Performs other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the department/organization. Functions as a member of the multidisciplinary team, contributing to the implementation of an integrated patient-centered care plan. May assign or delegate the responsibility for performance of nursing interventions to other persons for which that person has the necessary skills and competence to accomplish safely. Identifies the early warning signs of a change in a patient's condition and reports appropriately. Implements nursing interventions and prescribed medical regimens in a timely and safe manner and documents nursing care provided accurately and timely. Collaborates and communicates relevant and timely patient information with patients/families and other multidisciplinary team members to ensure quality and continuity of care. Reports the patient's self-report/symptoms of pain promptly according to standard operating procedure. Participates in the health education approved by a licensed practitioner. Assists in the discharge planning, appropriate education and counseling based on identified needs to optimize patient/family understanding Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization. Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure. Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with: All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines. Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property. The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment.   License, Certification & Registration Licensed Practical Nurse - North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON) or Compact State Agreement; Prior to Start Date Licensed Practical Nurse - Minnesota Board of Nursing; Within 6 Months of Start Date Basic Life Support (BLS) - American Heart Assoc. or American Red Cross CPR for Prof. Rescue; Within 2 Months of Start Date
Altru Health System Clinic Neurology Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
May 16, 2019
Full-time
This position is located in Neurology - 1300 Columbia Road, Grand Forks. Job Summary Under the direction of the practice manager, the Registration Specialist Clinic will be responsible for answering incoming calls for the clinic, responding to a variety of patient requests and inquires including scheduling appointments for physicians and hospital related appointments and procedures. In addition,the Registration Specialist Clinic will focus on obtaining the required information from the Patient/family to complete registration, complete verification through use of various software, complete Medicare secondary (MSP) questions, and look up current insurance and co-pay information. Essential Job Functions   Interprets physician orders and referrals to determine service needs. Schedules patient visits and/or procedures, while coordinating appointments with other departments to meet the patient/provider needs. Schedules procedures and notifies Pre-Authorization and Hospital of applicable cases. Accurately registers patients by collecting and recording demographic, insurance, financial, and clinical data in the computer system. Records and collects necessary patient account documents. Collects self-pay balances, pre-payment amounts, and co-pays per guidelines. Creates accounts for new patients and updates accounts for previous patients to ensure accurate services and account processing.   Accurately schedules and registers appointments using the Millennium computer program. Maintains knowledge of and complies with third-party payers’ requirements for verifying insurance information, obtains authorizations/pre-certifications, and completes other activities to ensure services are billed and reimbursed appropriately. Reviews Medicare accounts for completed MSPQ. Modifies work schedule to meet department goals/deadlines and the needs of the department and patients. Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization. Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure. Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with: All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines. Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property. The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader. The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment.   Education & Experience   Degree/Diploma Program of Study Required/Preferred     Associate's Healthcare    Preferred     Experience Required/Preferred     A minimum of 1 year of related experience     Preferred   Knowledge & Skills Title Required/Preferred   Demostrates proficient computer skills with a high degree of accuracy for computer tasks. Required Demonstrates ability to process complex instructions translating into logical problem-solving steps. Required Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written format. Required Experience utilizing and developing analytic solutions Preferred
Altru Health System 860 S Columbia RD Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
May 14, 2019
Full-time
Job Summary The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) performs and documents assessments appropriate to licensure; ensures health history and admission process is completed; ensures that intervention or referrals are made; identifies discharge planning/education needs; provides patient care; administers medications utilizing the 6 Rights and according to licensure; identifies significant changes or high risk situations; completes all documentation; performs personal cares; demonstrates knowledge and use of equipment; communicates patient progress, and adjusts own workload. Patients cared for include children, adolescents, adults and geriatric. Essential Job Functions Assists the registered nurse or other licensed practitioner in the identification of patient needs, priorities of care and goals based on patient's age, ethnic origin, economic status, lifestyle, creed or philosophical beliefs. Contributes to the evaluation of the plan of care by gathering, observing, recording, and communicating patient responses to nursing interventions. Modifies the plan of care in collaboration with licensed practitioner. Demonstrates competency and ability to carry out department specific functions in accordance to the department's standards of care, policies and procedures. Performs other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the department/organization. Functions as a member of the multidisciplinary team, contributing to the implementation of an integrated patient-centered care plan. May assign or delegate the responsibility for performance of nursing interventions to other persons for which that person has the necessary skills and competence to accomplish safely. Identifies the early warning signs of a change in a patient's condition and reports appropriately. Implements nursing interventions and prescribed medical regimens in a timely and safe manner and documents nursing care provided accurately and timely. Collaborates and communicates relevant and timely patient information with patients/families and other multidisciplinary team members to ensure quality and continuity of care. Reports the patient's self-report/symptoms of pain promptly according to standard operating procedure. Participates in the health education approved by a licensed practitioner. Assists in the discharge planning, appropriate education and counseling based on identified needs to optimize patient/family understanding Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization. Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure. Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with: All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines. Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property. The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment.   License, Certification & Registration Licensed Practical Nurse - North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON) or Compact State Agreement; Prior to Start Date Licensed Practical Nurse - Minnesota Board of Nursing; Within 6 Months of Start Date Basic Life Support (BLS) - American Heart Assoc. or American Red Cross CPR for Prof. Rescue; Within 2 Months of Start Date
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
May 13, 2019
Other
  Job Summary   Comments The Registered Nurse provides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the organization. The nurse maintains the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit. The nurse facilitates the coordination of patient care within the interdisciplinary care team and provides patient education to assure safe patient discharge.     Essential Job Functions Title and Description   Demonstrates competency and ability to carry out department specific functions in accordance to the department's standards of care, policies and procedures. Performs other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the department/organization.   Develops a plan of care based on assessment that reflects the patient's physical, psychological, social, educational, developmental and rehabilitative needs based on patient's age, ethnic origin, economic status, lifestyle, creed or philosophical beliefs.   Assesses the patient's condition and nursing needs, sets goals, and prescribes appropriate nursing actions to meet those goals and the physical, psychological, social, and rehabilitative needs of the patient, including discharge planning.   Assesses, intervenes, and reassesses the patient's self-report/symptoms of pain promptly and takes appropriate action according to standard operating procedure.   Identifies the early warning signs of a change in a patient's condition and responds appropriately to a deteriorating patient, including contacting responsible clinicians as indicated by standard operating procedure. Assists with or institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in patient conditions.   Reports pertinent observations and reactions regarding patients to the appropriate multidisciplinary team member and records those observations accurately and concisely. Ensures that intervention or referrals are made promptly. Completes and submits all incident reports (patient, visitor, staff) prior to the completion of each shift.   Establishes and maintains communication and utilizes educational opportunities with patients and other significant individuals.   As early as possible, begins discharge planning, appropriate education and counseling based on identified needs to optimize patient/family understanding. Evaluates and documents according to standard operating procedure.   Assigns or delegates, within the scope of practice, education and experience, the responsibility for performance of nursing interventions to other persons for which that person has the necessary skills and competence to accomplish safely.   Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.   Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure. Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with: All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines. Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property. The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader. The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment.       License, Certification & Registration Title Credentialing Body Timeframe When Needed Required/Preferred Registered Nurse North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON) or Compact State Agreement Prior to Start Date Required Basic Life Support American Heart Assoc. or American Red Cross CPR for Prof. Rescue Within 2 Months of Start Date Required   Education & Experience   Degree/Diploma Program of Study Required/Preferred           Experience Required/Preferred         Knowledge & Skills Title Required/Preferred Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written format. Required
Altru Health System Altru Clinic- Crookston Crookston Minnesota 56716 United States
May 12, 2019
Full-time
  JOB SUMMARY Altru Health System is committed to achieving Organizational Excellence and expects each employee to actively participate in the achievement of the departmental goals associated with the 5 Pillars of Excellence – Service, Quality, People, Finance and Growth.   The Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner obtains comprehensive medical histories and performs physical examinations and assessments; orders appropriate diagnostic tests; analyzes data results of patient examinations and diagnostic tests to correctly diagnose and manage patients; collaborates with physicians, as necessary, to verify diagnosis, identify high-risk situations or alerts to changes in patient’s status and takes appropriate action; provides medical management and/or other interventions for acute and chronic health problems; administers medication; performs procedures according to established methods within the scope of practice; provides appropriate follow-up care and/or referral to other health care resources; provides patient/patient’s family with appropriate education; provides health maintenance and disease management counseling to patients; serves as a liaison and a resource for physicians, health care team members, patients and families; participates in plans for health promotion, prevention and maintenance; completes all charting and documentation and assures appropriate fees/billing codes are used for professional services.   Patients cared for include infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric.   KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED :   Physician Assistants Required: •            For those who practice in a North Dakota facility:   Licensed by the NCCPA and the North Dakota State Board of Medical Practice. •            For those who practice in a Minnesota facility:   Licensed by the NCCPA and the Minnesota State Board of Medical Practice. •            Physician Assistants must have or be able to obtain DEA registration, if required by their supervising Physician, within six (6) months from their first day of employment. •            Must complete Altru Health System credentialing process prior to starting practice.   Preferred: •            Additional specialty training, i.e., family medicine, surgery, etc. •            ACLS and PALS certification. •            Previous experience as a Physician Assistant.     Nurse Practitioners Required: •            Certification by a national nursing certifying body in their specific area of nursing practice. •            Nurses who provide nursing care to patients calling from Minnesota will need to be licensed by the Minnesota Board of Nursing or will obtain their Minnesota license within eight (8) weeks from their first day of work (telephone calls from patients calling from Minnesota can not be taken from any nurse unless they have obtained their Minnesota license). •            For those who practice in a Minnesota facility: Licensed by the Minnesota State Board of Nursing. •            Nurse Practitioners must have or be able to obtain DEA registration if required by their supervising Physician within six (6) months from their first day of employment. •            Must complete Altru Health System credentialing process prior to starting practice.   Preferred: •            Additional specialty training, i.e., family medicine, surgery, etc. •            ACLS and PALS certification. •            Previous experience as a Nurse Practitioner.      
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
May 12, 2019
As needed
The Medical Laboratory Scientist demonstrates critical thinking skills and independent judgment. The MLS understands the underlying scientific principles and technical elements of laboratory testing and result interpretation, as well as technical, procedural, and problem-solving aspects of pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical processes. The MLS is capable of performing and interpreting waived, moderate, and high complexity testing, and possesses skills to perform routine phlebotomy for patients of all age groups. The MLS interprets quality control values, troubleshoots and resolves QC failures, participates in additional quality assurance activities, and operates and maintains laboratory instrumentation. The MLS recognizes procedural and technical problems, troubleshoots and takes corrective action, and notifies Supervisor/Manager/Laboratory Medical Director as appropriate. Essential Job Functions According to standard operating procedure: demonstrates knowledge of criteria to interpret acceptability of specimens received for testing, communicates correct specimen collection, transportation requirements, and specimen unacceptability issues to caregiver assuring that document id is completed, maintains clear and concise specimen identification throughout the entire analytical process.                         Utilizes all available technologies to record and retrieve data in the daily work flow following standard operating procedure. Performs, interprets, and reports tests for which the individual has been validated according to standard operating procedures. Demonstrates knowledge and skills to interpret the various clinical presentations of disease and technical elements of testing. Applies such knowledge in conjunction with the laboratory test findings to affect a timely and accurate diagnostic result.                         Organizes and prioritizes workload to maximize individual and departmental productivity. Ensures workload completion according to established guidelines. Performs simultaneous tasks, assists other staff with work related activities, and communicates with appropriate individuals as necessary.                         Interprets QC values. Investigates and troubleshoots QC failures according to predetermined criteria. Notifies the next level of authority as necessary and documents all action taken. Participates in additional Quality Assurance activities as assigDemonstrates knowledge of laboratory instrumentation sufficient to operate, maintain, and perform limited repairs. Recognizes the need for major repair or replacement. Documents maintenance and repair activities.                         ned.                     Recognizes procedural or technical problems, troubleshoots and exercises initiative and independent judgment in taking corrective action. Documents problems and all corrective action taken and notifies Manager/Pathologist/Supervisor as appropriate of problems in a timely manner.        Remains accessible to Lab staff by providing on-site consultation to resolve technical problems in accordance with policies and procedures. Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.  Requirements: Licensed as a Medical Lab Scientist, Clinical Lab Scientist or Medical Technologist through the ND Board of Clinical Lab Practice, prior to start date --- provisional permit is acceptable; licensed as a Medical Lab Scientist, Clinical Lab Scientist or Medical Technologist through the American Society for Clinical Pathology within 12 months of start date.   The Medical Laboratory Technician understands basic scientific principles and technical elements of laboratory testing and result interpretation, as well as technical, procedural, and problem-solving aspects of pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical processes. The MLT is capable of performing and interpreting waived, moderate, and high complexity testing, and possesses skills to perform routine phlebotomy for patients of all age groups. The MLT interprets quality control values; troubleshoots and resolves QC failures according to predetermined criteria; participates in additional quality assurance activities; operates and maintains laboratory instrumentation. The MLT recognizes procedural and technical problems, troubleshoots and takes corrective action according to predetermined criteria, and notifies Supervisor/Manager/Laboratory Medical Director as appropriate. Essential Job Functions According to standard operating procedure: demonstrates knowledge of criteria to interpret acceptability of specimens received for testing; communicates correct specimen collection, transport requirements, and specimen unacceptability issues to caregiver assuring that documentation id is completed; maintains clear and concise specimen identification throughout the entire analytical process.                         Utilizes all available technologies to record and retrieve data in the daily work flow following standard operating procedure.                         Performs, interprets, and reports tests for which the individual has been validated according to standard operating procedures. Demonstrates knowledge and skills to interpret the various clinical presentations of disease and technical elements of testing. Applies such knowledge in conjunction with the laboratory test findings to affect a timely and accurate diagnostic result.  Organizes and prioritizes workload to maximize individual and departmental productivity. Ensures workload completion according to established guidelines. Performs simultaneous tasks, assists other staff with work related activities, and communicates with appropriate individuals as necessary.                         Interprets QC values. Investigates and troubleshoots QC failures according to predetermined criteria. Notifies the next level of authority as necessary and documents all action taken. Participates in additional Quality Assurance activities as assigned.                                         Demonstrates knowledge of laboratory instrumentation sufficient to operate, maintain, and perform limited repairs. Recognizes the need for major repair or replacement. Documents maintenance and repair activities.     Recognizes procedural or technical problems, troubleshoots, and takes corrective action according to predetermined criteria. Documents problems and all correction active taken. Notifies Supervisor/Manager/Pathologist as appropriate.    Remains accessible to Lab staff by providing on-site consultation to resolve technical problems in accordance with policies and procedures established. Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization. Requirements:  Licensed as a Medical Lab Technician through the ND Board of Clinical Lab Practice, prior to start date --- provisional permit permitted.                                        
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
May 12, 2019
Full-time
Technician I performs surgical and procedural supply and instrument distribution, inventory, and management. The technician will be trained in one to four areas in the Central Sterile Department including supply management, surgery case build, decontamination, and sterilization. Technicians work as a team to assure all instruments and supplies are ready and available for surgical and procedural patient care. Technicians will complete training and education to advance to Technician II.    Essential Job Functions Demonstrates the ability to prioritize job duties and requirements to meet standards.    Documents and communicates all information as required.    Performs tasks and is trained in a portion of the following areas: Assembles and distributes supplies to standards. Completes supply management. Inventories and processes discrepancies in patient case supplies. Assembles and distributes supplies to standards. Completes supply management, including receiving, back orders, etc. Inventories and processes discrepancies in patient case supplies. Responds to emergency events with supplies and carts to standard. Assembles and distributes instruments according to standards. Completes instrument management, including emergency carts. Performs instrument, equipment, and non-lumen or single channel scope decontamination procedures according to standards. Operates all decontamination equipment. Performs all quality assurance integrity checks to standards. Performs instrument sterilization procedures according to standards. Operates all sterilization equipment. Performs all quality assurance integrity checks, ensuring all recall and collection variances are completed per standards. Inspects, inventories, assembles, and packages single instruments or clinic procedure sets for sterilization   Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department / organization.      Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure. Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with: All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines. Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property. The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader. The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment.   Requirements: Demonstrates strong interpersonal communication and customer service skills.   Demonstrates the ability to be a team player, able to handle conflict and adapt to change.    Demonstrates the ability to multitask and be detail-oriented.     
Altru Health System Dak-Minn Blood Bank Grand Forks North Dakota 58201 United States
May 09, 2019
Full-time
The Blood Bank Technician determines donor eligibility and performs donor registration and education activities; follows Donor Confidential Exclusion and Donor Callback; performs record reviews; performs Donor Collection and post-donation care activities; selects, prepares, labels and stores blood components; creates and maintains complete, legible records and utilizes available technologies to record and retrieve information; performs apheresis procedures; performs and interprets quality assurance, audits and reports; organizes and prioritizes workload; assists with recruitment activities; packs and ships recovered plasma and packs, sets up and participates in mobile blood drives.   Patients cared for include those in the following age groups:   children, adolescent, adult and geriatric.   KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED :   Required: •            Completion of a medical lab technician program, a clinical lab technician program, or graduate of a school of nursing, (LPN - holds a valid North Dakota licensure for Licensed Practical Nurse), or meets qualifications of Blood Bank Assistant and has two (2) years of full-time experience in blood donor collection and demonstrates initiative, critical thinking skills and ability to consistently meet or exceed job performance standards. •            Current certification as an MLT/CLT or LPN  
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
May 09, 2019
Full-time
The Cardiac Sonographer produces images of heart muscle and functioning by setting-up ultrasound equipment, operating and adjusting equipment, recording cardiac data and measurements, and protecting and helping patients. This position assists with trans esophageal cardiograms, dobutamine stress test and other procedures as needed. The technologist identifies pertinent clinical information and communicates this to the physician. Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
May 09, 2019
Full-time
Job Summary The Registered Nurse provides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the organization. The nurse maintains the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit. The nurse facilitates the coordination of patient care within the interdisciplinary care team and provides patient education to assure safe patient discharge.  Essential Job Functions   Performs daily rounds on all patients assuring quality customer service by coordinating and taking action on any requirements not met. Develops a plan of care based on assessment that reflects the patient's physical, psychological, social, educational, developmental and rehabilitative needs based on patient's age, ethnic origin, economic status, lifestyle, creed or philosophical beliefs. Assesses the patient's condition and nursing needs, sets goals, and prescribes appropriate nursing actions to meet those goals and the physical, psychological, social, and rehabilitative needs of the patient, including discharge planning. Assesses, intervenes, and reassesses the patient's self-report/symptoms of pain promptly and takes appropriate action according to standard operating procedure. Identifies the early warning signs of a change in a patient's condition and responds appropriately to a deteriorating patient, including contacting responsible clinicians as indicated by standard operating procedure. Assists with or institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in patient conditions. Reports pertinent observations and reactions regarding patients to the appropriate multidisciplinary team member and records those observations accurately and concisely. Ensures that intervention or referrals are made promptly. Completes and submits all incident reports (patient, visitor, staff) prior to the completion of each shift. Establishes and maintains communication and utilizes educational opportunities with patients and other significant individuals. As early as possible, begins discharge planning, appropriate education and counseling based on identified needs to optimize patient/family understanding. Evaluates and documents according to standard operating procedure. Assigns or delegates, within the scope of practice, education and experience, the responsibility for performance of nursing interventions to other persons for which that person has the necessary skills and competence to accomplish safely. Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.  Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure. Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with: All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines. Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property. The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment. License, Certification & Registration Registered Nurse - North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON) or Compact State Agreement; Prior to Start Date Basic Life Support (BLS) - American Heart Assoc. or American Red Cross CPR for Prof. Rescue; Within 2 Months of Start Date
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
May 09, 2019
Full-time
The Hospital Admitting Specialist accurately schedules patient appointments and procedures and updates demographic and insurance information, completes pre-registration during scheduling of discharge appointments, accurately registers patients for their admission, collects insurance co-pay and procedural pre-pays, and completes insurance verification. This position also promotes good public relations and stays customer focused at all times to ensure patients and their families’ needs are met. They remain positive, cooperative and supportive to patients, families and fellow colleagues. The Hospital Admitting Specialist follows HIPAA, payer, and other regulations and documents all pertinent information as required in the various essential job functions. The Hospital Admitting Specialist is responsible for answering incoming calls and responding to a variety of patient requests and inquires including scheduling appointments for physicians and hospital related appointments and procedures.    Essential Job Functions: Ensure and adhere to strict confidentiality when handling patient charts, records, and scheduling information.                           Accurately registers patients into the EPIC system by collecting and recording demographic, insurance, financial, and clinical data in the computer system. Record and collect necessary patient account documents. Collect self-pay balances, pre-payment amounts, and co-pays per guidelines.Cover both Hospital Admitting registration desk, ER admitting desk, and Urgent check in desk and complete in room registration and scheduling. Visit patient rooms to ensure all necessary registration documents have been signed. Create accounts for new patients and update accounts for previous to ensure accurate services and account processing. Interpret physician orders and referrals to determine service needs and schedule patient visits while coordinating appointments with other departments to meet the needs of the patient and provider.      Utilize appropriate strategies to activate and/or verify the insurance coverage of patients and obtain benefit information such as co-payment, and co-insurance amounts. Maintain knowledge of and complies with third-party payers' requirements for verifying insurance information, obtaining authorizations/pre-certifications, and completing other activities to ensure services are billed and reimbursed appropriately. Review Medicare accounts for completed MSPQ.   Complete bed placement for patients admitted into the hospital.                            Modify work schedule to meet department goals/deadlines and the needs of the department and patients.   Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.                            Requirements:  Minimum one year related experience; demonstrates ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written format; demonstrates proficient computer skills with high degree of accuracy; demonstrates knowledge of medical terminology.                                                                                The Hospital Admitting Specialist accurately schedules patient appointments and procedures and updates demographic and insurance information, completes pre-registration during scheduling of discharge appointments, accurately registers patients for their admission, collects insurance co-pay and procedural pre-pays, and completes insurance verification. This position also promotes good public relations and stays customer focused at all times to ensure patients and their families’ needs are met. They remain positive, cooperative and supportive to patients, families and fellow colleagues. The Hospital Admitting Specialist follows HIPAA, payer, and other regulations and documents all pertinent information as required in the various essential job functions. The Hospital Admitting Specialist is responsible for answering incoming calls and responding to a variety of patient requests and inquires including scheduling appointments for physicians and hospital related appointments and procedures. Education and experience:  Minimum of one year related experience. Knowledge and skills required: Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written forma   t; Demonstrates proficient computer skills with a hig h degree of accuracy - variety of computer tasks   ; preferred:  Demonstrates knowledge of medical terminology.    
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
May 09, 2019
Full-time
The Non Clinical Pre-Authorization Representative is responsible for pre-authorization, prior authorizations, referral management, and contacting insurance organizations to obtain pre-and prior authorization for referred services/procedures. The Non Clinical Pre-Authorization Representative reviews referrals and correspondence and communicates with providers and members regarding final referral determination and provides assistance to members/providers through the appeal process. Essential Job Functions Performs pre-authorization and prior authorization for contracted Managed Care programs. Review structured clinical data matching it against specified medical terms and diagnoses or procedure codes (without the need for interpretation) and follow established procedures for authorizing request or referring request for further review. Corresponds with members and providers regarding final pre and prior authorization, coverage limitations, precertification numbers as needed, denial letters regarding disapproved referrals/follow ups, and appeal process assistance. Also, files complete precertification requests as per established procedures.                         Investigates and resolves incoming calls and visits from members and providers with questions or concerns about referral management while also providing referral management education to members and providers regarding medical benefits, referral status and prior authorizations. Assists third party payors in the investigation and resolution of member concerns/complaints regarding referral determinations while demonstrating knowledge of contracted referral agreements between Altru Health System and the providers within our network. Reviews referrals and correspondence with the Medical Director and obtains additional medical information for referral determinations from providers/members. Works with Pre-Authorization, Business Office, and Utilization Management regarding referred services and enters/updates all referral information per standard operating procedure. Coordinates external referrals with members, primary care providers, specialty physicians and tertiary care centers.       Contacts insurance organizations to obtain pre and prior authorization for referred services/procedures, gathers medical information to establish medical necessity/appropriateness and relays this information to insurance organizations.                         Reviews claims for medical necessity and appropriateness and approves claims or refers for Medical Director review.                         Demonstrates knowledge of the Managed Care Information Systems programs for pre-and prior authorization and eligibility purposes, knowledge of state/federal benefits, coverage mandates and related process requirements.                         Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.            Requirements: Demonstrates ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written format; demonstrates knowledge of medical terminology; demonstrates ability to process complex instructions translating into logical problem-solving steps. Preferred:  Minimum of 2 years related experience.