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    Summary

    This position is located in the Yosemite Medical Clinic within the Visitor and Resource Protection Division. This position is full-time temporary position not-to-exceed 1039 hours (about 6 months) in a service year. Position may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs. 

    This position has a mixed tour of duty since the workload of this position varies during the year. The employee will work full-time, part-time (16-32 hours), or intermittent as workload dictates. The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for Yosemite National Park is March through October, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding.


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    Responsibilities

    • Serves as a Registered Nurse (RN) providing a variety of nursing services within an ambulatory/urgent care setting at the Yosemite Medical Clinic (YMC) and within the Yosemite Emergency Medical Services System.
    • Recognizes and responds to urgent/emergent medical conditions promptly and appropriately.  Greets patients while assessing their current medical needs within the standards of the California Nurse Practice Act and professional standards. Anticipates and coordinates appropriate supplies, equipment and documentation needed for each individual patient encounter.
    • Demonstrates the ability to analyze, synthesize and utilize patient data to provide optimal nursing care. Applies analytical reasoning, reflection and rational problem-solving skills, using verifiable information, and clinical judgment, in order to choose among alternative solutions to clinical problems.  Adheres to the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) and confidentiality policies.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in basic nursing skill, common examples include therapeutic and diagnostic injections (IM/SQIID/IV), venipuncture, infusion therapy, immunizations, urinary catheterizations, NG tube placement, enema administration, nebulizer treatments, spirometry, and EKGs.  Performs CLIA Waived laboratory services, collects and processes specimens for send-out to reference laboratory.
    • Applies the knowledge and tools of continuous quality improvement in clinical practice and instruction of peers.   Participates in public health and population-based care activities such as vaccine clinics, community health screening and community outreach. Develops teaching plans for individuals and groups related to health promotion & disease prevention.
    • Participates in routine Infection Control Practices to ensure patient and co-worker safety.  Includes disinfection of environment and equipment between patients, cleaning and sterilization of instruments with steam autoclave and safe handling of linen and biohazardous waste.
    • Demonstrates a high level of proficiency and effective use of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) in the provision of care submitting clear, concise and accurate record keeping related to all patient care encounters.  Consistently completes charts the same day patient care is delivered.
    • May participate as a provider in ambulance based emergency medical services response and/or field/wilderness based search and rescue response.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional in park or out of park travel may be required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    09

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/466143200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.