RN Advice Nurse (58-1P)
at Salem Clinic

Date Posted: 1/3/2020

Job Description

Hours: Part-time, 22.5 hours/week, M & F all day, W am off
Location: Main/Capitol Street
Department: Nursing, OB/GYN Advice


Job Summary/Position Objective:
Provides professional nursing care for clinic patients following established standards and practices.


Essential Functions:

  1. Perform general nursing care duties for patients. Administer prescribed medications and treatment in accordance with nursing standards.
  2. Assist with the preparation of equipment and aid medical provider during treatments, examination, and testing of patients.
  3. Assess, record, and report to the physician information relating to the patient’s condition and reaction to drugs and treatments.
  4. Oversee appointment booking and ensure preferences are given to patients with emergent needs. Maintain timely flow of patients throughout the day.
  5. Greet patients and prepare them for physical examination. Screen patients for appropriate information. Instruct patients in the collection of samples and tests.
  6. Arrange for patient testing and admissions.
  7. Respond to and refer incoming telephone calls. Instruct patient and family regarding medication and treatment instructions. Utilize triage protocols when performing in Advice Nurse role.
  8. Record tests and examination results.
  9. Prepare exam rooms and treatment rooms with necessary supplies and equipment.
  10. Maintain patient confidentiality.
  11. Adhere to safe principles of lifting, patient transfer and ergonomics.
  12. Serve as a clinical resource to medical assistants and licensed practical nurses.

Other Duties:

  1. Perform related work as required.
  2. Function as back-up supervisor in absence of full-time nursing team leader if requested.
  3. Function as back-up Advice Nurse if not already working in the position on a regular basis.
  4. Attend required meetings and participate in committees as requested.
  5. Assist in departmental chores and non patient care assignments.

Job Requirements


Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: 


  1. Possession of a current, unencumbered Oregon State Registered Nursing License.
  2. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  3. Knowledge of principles/skills needed to provide nursing assessment, intervention, and treatment. 
  4. Knowledge of examination, diagnostic, and treatment room procedures. 
  5. Knowledge of medication indications for use and their effects on patients. 
  6. Knowledge of patient education principles to assist patients in caring for themselves. 
  7. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment. 
  8. Skill in administering a variety of treatments and medications as directed. 
  9. Skill in using various types of equipment for examination and treatment procedures. 
  10. Skill in taking vital signs.  Skill in updating and maintaining patient records. 
  11. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, and the public. 
  12. Ability to maintain quality control standards. 
  13. Ability to recognize problems and recommend solutions. Ability to problem-solve and make sound judgments.
  14. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. 
  15. Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures. 
  16. Ability to communicate clearly.  Ability to read, understand, and respond to detailed oral and written instructions.
  17. Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing assignments and work pace.
  18. Ability to utilize computer programs expected for patient care (IDX, EHR, SC Fox, etc.) and access patient information from the internet, and the ability to type at least 30 wpm.



Preferred Qualifications:  

  1. Prior experience working in an ambulatory care setting.
  2. Proficient IV skills.
  3. Current CPR certification.


Job Snapshot

About Us

Founded in 1925, Salem Clinic is deeply rooted in the Salem and Keizer medical communities. We have steadily grown from a three physician practice to one that includes over ninety healthcare providers and 500 staff members. Our multi-specialty group practice design benefits patients through every phase of life. Our physicians represent family medicine, internal medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, urgent care and hospital medicine.

Our five convenient locations bring healthcare close to home for our patients. In addition to our primary care physicians and specialists, Salem Clinic also maintains a full service laboratory with a robust testing menu and an imaging department with highly skilled technologists. The Clinic’s ancillary testing capabilities include general x-ray, bone densitometry, CT, MRI, ultrasound, echocardiography, mammography, EKG, nuclear medicine and all varieties of blood, urine and other specimen collection and testing.

The large multi-specialty group practice setting enables Salem Clinic to provide patients with truly comprehensive care. We are large enough to have the resources to be on the cutting edge of technology and care models and small enough that every individual staff member can be heard and can affect change.

Salem Clinic staff and physicians are held high standards for customer service and teamwork creating a professional and friendly work environment for all to enjoy!

Are you interested in joining our team? We are looking for customer service oriented persons who enjoy working in a fast-paced, team-based, ever changing environment. We want persons who are looking for long-term employment. We reward longevity with a generous retirement benefit that includes a 10% contribution, with no matching required.

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