Altru Health System

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Altru Health System 4400 South Washington Street Grand Forks North Dakota 58201 United States
Dec 08, 2017
Full-Time
The Clinic Office Nurse answers telephone, routes calls and takes accurate and complete phone messages; prepares patients for exams and assists with procedures, per provider request; identifies changes or high risk situations in patient’s condition and takes appropriate actions; obtains chief complaint from patients; administers medication using the 5 rights; documents all authorized medication refills and the instructions given to the patient; assures lab work, tests, procedures and surgeries are scheduled; notifies pre-authorization and hospital of applicable cases; demonstrates knowledge of location, set-up and use of equipment used for assigned area, and reviews and documents pain level.  Patients cared for include infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric.   Essential Job Functions: Performs pain assessment and takes appropriate action according to standard operating procedure. Answers telephone, routes calls and takes accurate and complete phone messages for the provider and relays information in a prompt manner. Prepares patients for exams and assists with procedures, per provider request. Identifies changes or high risk situations in patient’s condition and takes appropriate actions as evidenced in reporting and documentation. Obtains chief complaint from patients using information from patient/patient’s family and previous medical records. Administers medication using the 6 Rights and according to standard operating procedure. Documents all authorized medication refills and the instructions given to the patient according to standard operating procedure. Assures lab work, tests, procedures and surgeries are scheduled according to standard operating procedure. Notifies pre-authorization and hospital of applicable cases. Demonstrates knowledge of location, set-up and use of equipment used for assigned area. Reviews and documents pain level.     KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED :   Required:   For Minnesota facilities •           Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse. •           Licensed by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.   For North Dakotafacilities •           Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse. •           Licensed by the North Dakota Board of Nursing or licensed by a member of the “Compact State Agreement”. •           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).   Preferred: •           Experience in a clinic setting.
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
Dec 07, 2017
Full-Time
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:   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:   Registered Nurse license though the North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON) or Compact State Agreement prior to start date. Basic Life Support (BLS) required within 2 months of start date. Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written format. Completion of functional assessment. Physical Demands:   Sit Occasionally (6-33%) Stand Frequently (34-66%) Walk Frequently (34-66%) Stoop/Bend Frequently (34-66%) Reach Frequently (34-66%) Climb Not Applicable Crawl Rarely (
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
Dec 07, 2017
Full-Time
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:   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:   Registered Nurse license though the North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON) or Compact State Agreement prior to start date. Basic Life Support (BLS) required within 2 months of start date. Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written format. Completion of functional assessment. Physical Demands:   Sit Occasionally (6-33%) Stand Frequently (34-66%) Walk Frequently (34-66%) Stoop/Bend Frequently (34-66%) Reach Frequently (34-66%) Climb Not Applicable Crawl Rarely (
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
Dec 06, 2017
Full-Time
Candidate must live in the Grand Forks area for call requirements of arriving within 20 minutes.   The Registered Nurse establishes and implements a documented plan of care; documents patient/caregiver responses to care, treatment, and services; promotes patient/caregiver education; provides care; communicates and collaborates with the patient, interdisciplinary team and physicians; identifies discharge planning needs; complies with Joint Commission, federal and state regulations, reimbursement guidelines, and Altru Health System and Altru Home Services policies and procedures; and participates in agency’s mandated activities.  Patients/customers cared for include infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric.     Primary Job Duties: -      Establishes and implements a documented plan of care.  Determines appropriate outcomes/goals. -      Documents patient/caregiver responses to care, treatment, and services, including progress towards goals. -      Promotes patient/caregiver education using various verbal and written communication techniques that take into account the patient’s/caregiver’s cultural, ethnic, and personal needs or preferences.. -      Provides care which is appropriate to the patient’s diagnoses, symptoms, and physician orders.  Directs and oversees care provided by Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and aides. -      Communicates and collaborates with the patient, interdisciplinary team, and physicians in providing care. -      Identifies discharge planning needs as early as possible and initiates needed referrals to other disciplines, alternative level of care, or community resources as needed. -      Complies with Joint Commission, federal and state regulations, reimbursement guidelines, and Altru Health System and Altru Home Services policies and procedures. -      Participates in agency’s mandated activities, i.e., Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement activities, staff meetings, inservices, education, community and marketing events.     KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED :   Required: •           Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the North Dakota Board of Nursing or by licensing entity of primary state of residence if that state belongs to the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC).  If changing primary residence from a NLC state to North Dakota, must obtain a North Dakota license within 30 calendar days of obtaining new residency.  Exception:  RNs working in branches serving ONLY Minnesota residents.  •           For RNs working in branches serving Minnesota residents:  Licensed by the state of Minnesota as a Registered Nurse.  No visits or telephone calls with a Minnesota patient can be made until a Minnesota license is obtained. •           One (1) year acute care facility experience. •           Valid driver’s license and use of personal vehicle to make home visits. •           Current liability motor vehicle insurance maintained. •           Basic computer skills. •           Successful completion of functional assessment.   Preferred: •           Baccalaureate degree or Home Health Certification. •           One (1) year Home Health experience. •           One (1) year experience in medical/surgical area of an acute care facility.     PHYSICAL DEMANDS:   Standing                            Frequently Sitting                                Frequent Walking                             Occasional-Frequent Lifting/Carrying                 Medium Work (50# maximum) Pushing/Pulling                 Medium Work (50# maximum) Forward Bending              Frequently Reaching                           Frequently Squat/Crouch/Kneel         Occasionally Climbing                           Occasionally Crawling                            None Trunk Rotation                  Frequently                     
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
Dec 06, 2017
Full-Time
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) helps the Registered Nurse ensure that the health history is completed, performs assessment and provides patient care which is appropriate to the patient diagnosis, symptoms, physician orders and health history, and documents all assessments and care as patient condition requires.  Patients/customers cared for include adolescents, adults and geriatric.   Primary Job Duties: -      Provides patient care, which is appropriate to the patient diagnosis, age, symptoms and physician orders, following hospital policies and procedures. -      Administers medication utilizing the 5 Rights and according to standard operating procedure.  -      Ensures that the plan of care for the patient and patient’s family is followed  taking into consideration the special needs of the patient and evaluates effectiveness of patient’s plan of care. -      Assists with individualizing patient care plan on admission and as needed, while assessing for any need for intervention or referral and reports this to the charge nurse. -      Provides education to the patient regarding hemodialysis and the medication used during the treatment.  Reinforces nutritional education and the use of binder and documents in the patient’s chart and care plan. -      Identifies significant changes or high-risk situations in patient’s condition and takes appropriate actions as evidenced in reporting to the charge nurse and documentation. -      Reviews Patient Care Guideline with patient/patient’s family and provides patient/patient family with appropriate education and counseling based on identified needs to optimize patient/patient family understanding in order to achieve expected daily outcomes. -      Communicates patient progress and goals to the primary nurse.  Documents in patient’s chart and care plan. -      Demonstrates knowledge of location, set-up and use of equipment and performs equipment cleaning and monitoring according to standard operating procedure. -      Completes all documentation according to standard operating procedure. -      Participates in measuring and monitoring Quality Indicators and outcomes.     KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED :   Required: For North Dakotafacilities •           Licensed Practical Nurse. •           Licensed by the North Dakota Board of Nursing (if a resident of North Dakotaor changing residence for longer than 30 days) or licensed by a member of the “Compact State Agreement” if not a North Dakota resident.  (If changing residence from a CompactStateto North Dakota, will need to obtain a North Dakotalicense within 30 working days of obtaining new residency.) •           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 four (4) 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). •           Successful completion of the functional assessment.   Preferred: •           One (1) year experience in medical/surgical nursing in a hospital setting.   For Minnesotafacilities •           Licensed Practical Nurse. •           Licensed by the MinnesotaBoard of Nursing •           Successful completion of the functional assessment.   Preferred: •           One (1) year experience in medical/surgical nursing in a hospital setting.   PHYSICAL DEMANDS:   Standing                            Frequently Sitting                                Occasionally Walking                             Frequently Lifting/Carrying                 Sedentary-Light Work (10#-20# maximum) Pushing/Pulling                 Light Work (20# maximum) Forward Bending              Frequently Reaching                          Constantly Squat/Crouch/Kneel         Occasionally Climbing                            None Crawling                            None Trunk Rotation                  Occasionally  
Altru Health System Altru Clinic-Warroad Warroad Minnesota 56763 United States
Dec 05, 2017
Full-Time
    The Patient Access Specialist gathers necessary insurance and demographic information from patients. They use their expertise to translate the information provided by the patient/guarantor into the computer system with the result of an accurate claim submission. May be responsible for some or all of the following: insurance verification, prior authorization, pre-certification, referrals, second opinion management, insurance assignments and/or workers compensation authorizations.   ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Patient Access Specialist Supports and models behaviors consistent with the mission, vision and values of Altru Health System. Answers phone and provides excellent customer service. Ensures and adheres 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. Records and collects necessary patient account documents. Collects self-pay balances, pre-payment amounts, and co-pays per guidelines. Interprets 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. Creates accounts for new patients and update accounts for previous patients to ensure accurate services and account processing. Utilizes appropriate strategies to activate and/or verify the insurance coverage of patients and obtain benefit information such as co-payment, and co-insurance amounts Maintains 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. Reviews Medicare accounts for completed MSPQ. Modifies work schedule to meet department goals/deadlines and the needs of the department and patients. Completes bed placements for patient admitted to the hospital. (Hospital positions only.) Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization. Required:   High school diploma or GED. One year of applicable experience, preferably in healthcare or customer service environment. Demonstrates proficient computer skills with a high degree of accuracy for a variety of computer-related tasks. Must complete Orientation and Training courses upon hire, HBI Orientation Level I course within 60 days of hire, and HBI Orientation Level II courses by 1stcommon review period. Completes HBI medical terminology course within 6 months of hire. Preferred:   Knowledge in medical terminology. Past experience in a clerical health care setting. Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree from accredited institution 
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
Dec 05, 2017
Full-Time
The Registered Nurse performs assessment and provides patient care which is appropriate to the patient diagnosis, symptoms, physician orders and health history, and documents all assessments and care as patient condition requires.  Patients/customers cared for include adolescents, adults and geriatric.     Primary Job Duties: -      Performs and documents assessments as stated on Patient Care Guidelines and/or as patient condition requires, i.e., admission system assessment, vital signs, etc. -      Ensures health history is completed upon admission using information from patient/patient’s family and previous medical records according to standard operating procedure. -      Individualizes Patient Care Guideline on admission and as needed and ensures that intervention or referrals are made promptly, particularly when exceptions occur on patient care guidelines. -      Introduces the Peritoneal Dialysis Program to patient/patient’s family and serves as a liaison for patients with the Peritoneal Dialysis team. -      Provides patient care which is appropriate to the patient diagnosis, symptoms and physician orders, following hospital policies and procedures. -      Administers medications utilizing the 5 Rights and according to standard operating procedure. -      As part of the multidisciplinary team, provides education to the patient on the process of hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. -      Identifies significant changes or high risk situations in patient’s condition and takes appropriate actions as evidenced in reporting, consultations, and documentation. -      Reviews Patient Care Guideline with patient/patient’s family and provides patient/patient family with appropriate education and counseling based on identified needs to optimize patient/patient family understanding in order to achieve expected daily outcomes. -      Communicates patient progress and intercorporates Patient Care Guideline, using it as a basis for concise report to ensure continuity of care. -      Transfers patients within and outside the unit according to standard operating procedures and assists with coordination of transient dialysis transfers. -      Demonstrates knowledge of location, set-up and use of equipment and performs equipment monitoring according to standard operating procedure. -      Completes all documentation according to standard operating procedure. -      Communicates with regional hospitals regarding transient referrals of the renal patient. -      Participates in measuring and monitoring Quality Indicators and outcomes. -      Assesses and delegates duties and interventions to non-nursing personnel and monitors on an ongoing basis. -      Organizes the flow of scheduled patients, identifies staffing requirements based on workload and patient acuity and communicates changes to appropriate individuals. -      Demonstrates the ability to adjust own workload to meet fluctuation in patient census and acuity. -      Serves as an educator to Altru Health System and/or the community/region on renal dialysis patient care issues.     KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED :   Required: For North Dakotafacilities •           Registered Nurse. •           Licensed by the North Dakota Board of Nursing (if a resident of North Dakotaor changing residence for longer than 30 days) or licensed by a member of the “Compact State Agreement” if not a North Dakota resident.  (If changing residence from a CompactStateto North Dakota, will need to obtain a North Dakotalicense within 30 working days of obtaining new residency.) •           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 four (4) 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). •           Successful completion of the functional assessment.   Preferred: •           One (1) year experience in medical/surgical nursing. •           Experience in a critical care setting or a critical care practicum experience. •           BS in nursing.         For Minnesotafacilities •           Registered Nurse. •           Licensed by the MinnesotaBoard of Nursing. •           Successful completion of the functional assessment.   Preferred: •           One (1) year experience in medical/surgical nursing. •           Experience in a critical care setting or a critical care practicum experience. •           BS in nursing.   PHYSICAL DEMANDS:   Standing                            Frequently Sitting                                Occasionally Walking                             Frequently Lifting/Carrying                 Sedentary-Light Work (10#-20# maximum) Pushing/Pulling                 Light Work (20# maximum) Forward Bending              Frequently Reaching                          Constantly Squat/Crouch/Kneel         Occasionally Climbing                            None Crawling                            None Trunk Rotation                  Occasionally 
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
Dec 04, 2017
Full-Time
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:   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:   Registered Nurse license though the North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON) or Compact State Agreement prior to start date. Basic Life Support (BLS) required within 2 months of start date. Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written format. Completion of functional assessment. Physical Demands:   Sit Occasionally (6-33%) Stand Frequently (34-66%) Walk Frequently (34-66%) Stoop/Bend Frequently (34-66%) Reach Frequently (34-66%) Climb Not Applicable Crawl Rarely (
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
Dec 01, 2017
Full-Time
    Essential Job Functions Title and Description   {comp_title} {comp_text}   Department Specific Functions 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.   Plan of Care 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.   Patient Assessment 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.   Pain Management Assesses, intervenes, and reassesses the patient's self-report/symptoms of pain promptly and takes appropriate action according to standard operating procedure.   Patient Condition 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.   Reporting 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.   Education Establishes and maintains communication and utilizes educational opportunities with patients and other significant individuals.   Discharge Planning 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.   Delegation 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.   Other Duties Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.   Safety & Compliance 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
Altru Health System Altru Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
Dec 01, 2017
Full-Time
The Clinic Office Nurse/Medical Assistant answers telephone, routes calls and takes accurate and complete phone messages; prepares patients for exams and assists with procedures, per provider request; identifies changes or high risk situations in patient’s condition and takes appropriate actions; obtains chief complaint from patients; administers medication using the 5 rights; documents all authorized medication refills and the instructions given to the patient; assures lab work, tests, procedures and surgeries are scheduled; notifies pre-authorization and hospital of applicable cases; demonstrates knowledge of location, set-up and use of equipment used for assigned area, and reviews and documents pain level.  Patients cared for include infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric.   Essential Job Functions: Performs pain assessment and takes appropriate action according to standard operating procedure. Answers telephone, routes calls and takes accurate and complete phone messages for the provider and relays information in a prompt manner. Prepares patients for exams and assists with procedures, per provider request. Identifies changes or high risk situations in patient’s condition and takes appropriate actions as evidenced in reporting and documentation. Obtains chief complaint from patients using information from patient/patient’s family and previous medical records. Administers medication using the 5 Rights and according to standard operating procedure. Documents all authorized medication refills and the instructions given to the patient according to standard operating procedure. Assures lab work, tests, procedures and surgeries are scheduled according to standard operating procedure. Notifies pre-authorization and hospital of applicable cases. Demonstrates knowledge of location, set-up and use of equipment used for assigned area. Reviews and documents pain level.   KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED :   Required for Clinic Office Nurse:    For North Dakota facilities •           Licensed Practical Nurse. •           Licensed by the North Dakota Board of Nursing or licensed by a member of the “Compact State Agreement”. •           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).            Required for Medical Assistant:            Required license: Unlicensed Assistive Person – Med Assistant (UAP/Med III) license by the North Dakota Board of Nursing prior to start date. Graduate of a one or two year Medical Assistant program with pharmacological courses. Certified as a Medical Assistant through the American Association for Medical Assistants (AAMA) or Registered by the American Medical Technologist Association (RMA). Basic Life Support (BLS) required within 2 months of start date.   Successful completions of the functional assessment.
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
Dec 01, 2017
Full-Time
The Diagnostic Radiology Technologist (Registered) demonstrates and understands the scope of responsibility within their license. They confirm and reviews orders, properly identify the patient and appropriately complete processes for image interpretations. The Registered Technologist supports students in their clinical setting.  Required: Certified by the North Dakota Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Board of Examiners. Certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, Radiographer (ARRT-R). Successful completion of the functional assessment.   FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT: Standing                      Occasional-Frequent Sitting                          Occasional-Frequent Walking                      Frequently Lifting/Carrying           Medium Work (50# maximum) Pushing/Pulling           Light-Medium Work (20-50# maximum) Forward Bending        Constantly Reaching                    Frequently Squat/Crouch/Knell     Occasionally Climbing                      None Crawling                      None Trunk Rotation            Occasionally   
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
Dec 01, 2017
Full-Time
Essential Job Functions Title and Description   {comp_title} {comp_text}   Department Specific Functions 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.   Plan of Care 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.   Patient Assessment 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.   Pain Management Assesses, intervenes, and reassesses the patient's self-report/symptoms of pain promptly and takes appropriate action according to standard operating procedure.   Patient Condition 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.   Reporting 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.   Education Establishes and maintains communication and utilizes educational opportunities with patients and other significant individuals.   Discharge Planning 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.   Delegation 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.   Other Duties Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.   Safety & Compliance 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  
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
Dec 01, 2017
As needed
The Diagnostic Radiology Technologist (Registered) demonstrates and understands the scope of responsibility within their license. They confirm and reviews orders, properly identify the patient and appropriately complete processes for image interpretations. The Registered Technologist supports students in their clinical setting.  Required: Certified by the North Dakota Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Board of Examiners. Certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, Radiographer (ARRT-R). Successful completion of the functional assessment.   FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT: Standing                      Occasional-Frequent Sitting                          Occasional-Frequent Walking                      Frequently Lifting/Carrying           Medium Work (50# maximum) Pushing/Pulling           Light-Medium Work (20-50# maximum) Forward Bending        Constantly Reaching                    Frequently Squat/Crouch/Knell     Occasionally Climbing                      None Crawling                      None Trunk Rotation            Occasionally 
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
Nov 29, 2017
Full-Time
The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) / Community Training Coordinator (CTC) coordinates training institute education and educators; develops policies and procedures to protect institution educators and students; sets up classes; handles contracts and customer relations; follows Department of Emergency Medical Services (DEMS) guidelines; identifies professional issues and trends; maintains standards set by state and local education facilities; maintains an inventory of equipment; assists with the budgeting process; plans and coordinates the Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) programs; maintains all required records of courses provided and on instructors; assures that American Heart Association guidelines are met; communicates with the American Heart Association’s national office; maintains a communication network; coordinates automated external defibrillator programs and education; communicates with regional ambulance and Quick Response Unit (QRU) squad leaders; acts as a liaison; schedules CPR and first aid training sessions; coordinates EMS education for children; develops and facilitates system components; searches for potential funding sources, and administers care to patients and maintains clinical skills.  Patients cared for include infant, children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics.     Primary Job Duties: Coordinates training institute education and educators. Develops policies and procedures to protect institution, educators, and students. -      Sets up classes annually and advertises on websites and in Altru’s Education booklet. -      Handles contracts and customer relations with organizations requesting education. -      Follows Department of Emergency Medical Services (DEMS) guidelines for training institutions.Identifies professional issues and trends, suggesting action and facilitating change in process and services. -      Seeks opportunities for increasing income for training institute. -      Maintains standards set by state and local education facilities. -      Maintains an inventory of equipment. -      Monitors Quality Assurance/Quality Indicator process of educators. -      Provides input to the manager in the development of short and long term goals and the budgeting process. -      Assures services and programs are provided within established budget. -      Plans and coordinates the Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) programs necessary to support the staff of Altru Health System including Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and CPR programs. -      Assists in the planning and coordination of ECC programs held at off campus facilities by supporting instructors and ensuring that they have all the necessary updated materials and knowledge. -      Maintains all required records of courses provided including course rosters, evaluations and quality improvement monitoring tools. -      Assures that records are kept on instructors of the various ECC courses who choose to align themselves with the Altru Health System Community Training Center. -      Works with regional faculty representing all approved ECC courses to ensure that American Heart Association guidelines are met in each course. -      Communicates with the American Heart Association’s national office through the provision of all required course tracking and quality improvement reports. -      Establishes and maintains a communication network that can be used to keep all aligned instructors updated as to changes in American Heart Association guidelines, programs or requirements. -      Coordinates automated external defibrillator programs and education within the community and the region. -      Communicates with regional ambulance and QRU squad leaders on a frequent basis for Emergency Medical Services related issues and training. -      Acts as a liaison with regional pre-hospital, hospital personnel, medical staff and community. -      Enhances Emergency Medical Services exposure in the community by scheduling Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and first aid training sessions taught by local Emergency Medical Services providers. -      Coordinates Emergency Medical Services education for children for pre-hospital and community providers. -      Develops and facilitates system components such as EMS educational opportunities throughout northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota, including Altru Hospital’s own ambulance service, billing issues and centralized purchasing. -      Searches for potential sources, investigates opportunities and implements appropriate processes in accordance with funding source criteria. -      Administers care to patients, maintaining clinical skills, providing instruction and maintaining continuity of patient care on an “as needed” basis. Required: •           Paramedic. •           Valid licensure in the state of North Dakota and Minnesota. •           Minimum of two (2) years of experience in a health care setting. •           If a Paramedic, must be registered by the North Dakota State Department of Health as a Certified Nursing Assistant or as a Nurse Aide or •           If not currently registered, may obtain registration by the North Dakota State Department of Health within the first four (4 ) months of position date. •           If currently possess a Minnesota Certified Nursing Assistant registration, will need to obtain North Dakota Certified Nursing Assistant registration before start date.   Preferred: •           PALS, ACLS, BCLS, PHTLS certified. •           Past experience in a critical care setting.   
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
Nov 29, 2017
As needed
The Paramedic collects assessment data on all patients; performs and documents assessments; ensures patient is properly identified; identifies patient/patient’s family needs; implements patient care guidelines and/or protocols; assists with procedure/tests; evaluates and documents patient/patient’s family response to treatment and progress; identifies significant changes or high risk situations in patient’s condition and takes appropriate action; performs personal cares; keeps patients and family members informed; demonstrates safe driving habits; completes daily operator maintenance of vehicles; demonstrates ability to adjust own schedule; assists with coordination and preparation of transfer and documents charge level. Patients cared for include infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric. Requirements: Must be 21 years of age for liability purposes. •            Valid National Registry Paramedic Certification only upon hire. •            Valid North Dakota and Minnesota State Paramedic license. •            Valid driver’s license. •            Valid ACLS. •            Graduate from a Paramedic Education Program consisting of a minimum of 1,000 hours curriculum for Paramedic that meets or exceeds the current US DOT National Standard. •            Registration by the North Dakota State Department of Health as a Certified Nursing Assistant or •            Registration by North Dakota State Department of Health as a Nurse Aide or •            Those who have in the past never been licensed or certified as a Nurse Aide or Certified Nursing Assistant may obtain registration by the North Dakota State Department of Health within the first four (4) months of employment. •            Successful completion of functional assessment.   Preferred: •            Associate degree in Paramedicine. •            Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP). •            Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS). •            Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).    
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
Nov 29, 2017
Full-Time
The Reimbursement Data Analyst is responsible for development and optimization of data related to value based contracts, health care reform initiatives, bundled payments and accountable care models. This position will work with the Manager of Payer Reimbursement to help develop analytic solutions for the optimal performance of risk based contracts, ACO models, and all healthcare reform initiatives, including population health solutions. This position will assist in the valuation of new payment models and the financial effects on the organization. This position will also monitor changes in payer contracts and payer guidelines, both commercial and government, to educate and act as a resource for all applicable departments to ensure proper implementation of upcoming changes. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Coordinate data in Epic to support risk based contracting, accountable care models, and value based care arrangements.      Coordinate multiple reporting sources for contract performance data to develop streamlined data sources for analysis of all contract metrics.  Provide support and education for analysis of all data relating to accountable care models, bundled payment models and all other trends in reimbursement models.     Monitor all changes to payer contracts and payer guidelines to provide education to appropriate staff prior to changes to ensure timely implementation of upcoming changes.           Develop and maintain expert level of knowledge on risk scoring, episodes of care, bundled payments and other industry specific metrics.      Summarize data and findings for internal and/or external audiences. Create graphical data, written reports, and//or statistical analysis to explain trends and opportunities.                 Work with third party payers to optimize available reporting data.   Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.                                                     Requirements:  Bachelor's degree in healthcare, finance or business.  Experience in healthcare, finance systems, insurance reimbursement, contract analysis. Required Experience utilizing and developing analytic solutions Required Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written format. Required Experience with application of lean/lean six sigma in a healthcare setting. Preferred:  Master's degree in business.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
Nov 29, 2017
Full-Time
The Respiratory Therapist performs and documents evaluation and patient assessment; provides diagnostic and therapeutic treatment and physician assistance; provides appropriate patient education, family teaching and support; identifies significant changes in patient's condition; completes all documentation; disassembles, cleans and assembles Respiratory Care equipment and performs preventive maintenance, and processes patient charges.  Patients cared for include those in the following age groups:  infant, children, adolescent, adult and geriatric.  Required: •           Licensed by the North DakotaStateBoard of Respiratory Care. •           Registered Respiratory Therapist Credential prior to start date.   
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
Nov 29, 2017
Part-Time
The Respiratory Therapist performs and documents evaluation and patient assessment; provides diagnostic and therapeutic treatment and physician assistance; provides appropriate patient education, family teaching and support; identifies significant changes in patient's condition; completes all documentation; disassembles, cleans and assembles Respiratory Care equipment and performs preventive maintenance, and processes patient charges.  Patients cared for include those in the following age groups:  infant, children, adolescent, adult and geriatric.  Required: •           Licensed by the North DakotaStateBoard of Respiratory Care. •           Registered Respiratory Therapist Credential prior to start date.   
Altru Health System 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
Nov 27, 2017
Full-Time
  The Nursing Assistant I assists in the admission process; collects data; collects information from the patient and/or family and relays the information to the Nurse; identifies changes in patient’s condition and communicates these changes to the Nurse; performs procedures according to physician order and nursing delegation; assists physicians or other professionals with procedures; performs personal cares and comforts; transports and/or transfers patients; demonstrates knowledge of location, set-up, use and cleaning of basic equipment; assists with the discharge process; completes all documentation; processes patient charge items and completes order entry and verification; maintains kitchen stock and performs hostess duties; maintains a clean, orderly physical environment and demonstrates the ability to prioritize workload.   Patients cared for include infants, children, adolescent, adult and geriatric. Required: •           Must be at least 16 years of age and possess a Certified Nursing Assistant certification or high school diploma/GED. •           Registration by the North Dakota State Department of Health as a Certified Nursing Assistant or •           Registration by North Dakota State Department of Health as a Nurse Aide or •           Those who have in the past never been licensed or certified as a Nurse Aide or Certified Nursing Assistant may obtain registration by the North Dakota State Department of Health within the first four (4) months of employment. •           Successful completion of the functional assessment.      KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED :