Patient Access Specialist

Patient Access Department

Full-time position (40 hours per week).  Schedule will vary.  Possible hours within 6:30 am to 11:00 pm Sunday through Saturday.  Rotates holidays.  Maintains and updates computer scheduling files.  Must be congenial and polite at all times in person and over the phone.  Must be familiar with policies regarding scheduling of ancillary tests and appointments, maintaining current patient information and records, and maintaining strict confidentiality.  Must be familiar with admitting, discharging, insurance forms, and dealing with the public.  Schedules appointments for patients in centralized scheduling office and over the phone.  Completes and updates all patient registration/insurance data prior to patient being seen in clinic.  Admits inpatients and outpatients and prepares related documents.  General office experience preferred, but not required.  Must have a thorough knowledge of the switchboard and filing system, all clinic policies and procedures, and hospital scheduling protocol.  High school diploma or equivalent required.

Dr. Scott Markham Honored as Emergency Room Provider

MarkhamAt the 23rd annual Iowa Emergency Nurses’ Association (ENA) Conference, Dr. Scott Markham was recognized with the Emergency Provider Award. Recipients of the Emergency Provider Award are Emergency Department (ED) physicians or mid-level providers who consistently demonstrate excellence in emergency room care and they have made significant contributions to the profession of ED nurses.

Dr. Markham actively fills the roles of ED Medical Director, Trauma Medical Director, EMS Medical Director, Shelby County Coroner, and ACLS instructor. He has been instrumental in maintaining Myrtue’s Level 4 Trauma designation and encouraged the continuation of the Trauma Nursing Core Course program being taught in our rural location of Harlan. He is a strong advocate and promoter of community involvement. Dr. Markham has most recently become co-sponsor of the community Stop the Bleed campaign and is an advocate for providing Narcan to law enforcement and EMS responders.  In addition, he is a Board Member of the Shelby County Medical Corporation and the Ambulance Commission of Shelby County.

“Dr. Markham is a constant role model, mentor and patient advocate in the ER.  The ER Staff values his experience and is grateful that he shares his knowledge to improve patient outcomes.  Dr Markham is a valuable member of the ER team and is fully deserving of this award,” said Jenny Lefeber, Manager of the Emergency Department at Myrtue Medical Center.

The Emergency Nurses’ Association (ENA) mission is to advocate for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice. They are the global emergency nursing resource and advocate for Safe Practice and Safe Care.

 

Registered Nurse

OB Department

On-Call Position 12 hours/week. 7:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m. Utilizes the nursing process to provide and direct quality patient care to OB patients and newborns. He/she directs and provides patient/family teaching. The RN provides leadership when working with health team members in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting. Provide intense nursing care to laboring women and be able to access labor dystocia, non-reassuring fetal heart rate patterns or any arising OB related emergencies. Provide education, advice and support to laboring women and support person or people through different therapies, different pain management plans, and individual birth plans. Communicate clearly and timely to OB’s physician of progress of labor or any medical concerns, NB’s physician of respiratory difficulty, feeding issues or any dismissal obstacles. Complete assessments on obstetric patients and newborns and recognize any abnormal findings, utilize nursing interventions, communicate with physicians accurately and thoroughly. Facilitate the bonding of the family unit. Current Iowa license. Graduate from an approved professional Nursing Program. Certification in Basic Life Support is required within 3 months of date of hire. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification is required within 12 months of date of hire. Takes responsibility for pursuit of continuing education.

Registered Nurse

Medical-Surgical Department

Part-time position. (24 hours) 7:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m., Every third weekend. Utilizes the nursing process to provide and direct quality patient care in various settings – Med-Surg., Swing Bed, OB, SCU, ER, Outpatient and Perioperative. He/she directs and provides patient/family teaching. The RN provides leadership when working with health team members in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting. Completes admission assessments and documentation. Appropriate assessments/reassessments completed with documentation. Initiates and individualizes care plans on admission. Reviews care plan per policy. Provides and documents patient/family education. Keeps practitioner/charge nurse informed of change in patient condition. Organizes and anticipates patient care needs, promptly answers call lights, and responds to request promptly. Provides age-appropriate care. Functions appropriately in emergency situations. Current Iowa license. Graduate from an approved professional Nursing Program. Certification in Basic Life Support is required within 3 months of date of hire. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification is required within 12 months of date of hire. Takes responsibility for pursuit of continuing education.

Registered Nurse

Medical-Surgical Department

Full-time (36 hours). 7:00a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Every third weekend. Utilizes the nursing process to provide and direct quality patient care in various settings – Med-Surg., Swing Bed, OB, SCU, ER, Outpatient and Perioperative. He/she directs and provides patient/family teaching. The RN provides leadership when working with health team members in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting. Completes admission assessments and documentation. Appropriate assessments/reassessments completed with documentation. Initiates and individualizes care plans on admission. Reviews care plan per policy. Provides and documents patient/family education. Keeps practitioner/charge nurse informed of change in patient condition. Organizes and anticipates patient care needs, promptly answers call lights, and responds to request promptly. Provides age-appropriate care. Functions appropriately in emergency situations. Current Iowa license. Graduate from an approved professional Nursing Program. Certification in Basic Life Support is required within 3 months of date of hire. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification is required within 12 months of date of hire. Takes responsibility for pursuit of continuing education.

Behavioral Health Professional (LISW, LMHC)

Behavioral Health Department

Full-Time Position. Works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; 7:45 a.m. – 8:15 p.m. Behavioral Health Professionals serve as active participants in the clinical programs of the department, including both direct treatment of outpatients, performance of evaluation activities, provides emergency services and consultation and education. Provides need assessment. Completes Comprehensive Psychosocial Assessment to include addiction issues and Mental Status Exam. Conducts therapy sessions with client(s) and groups. Refers and collaborates with other agencies and practitioners having a joint interest in meeting needs of the client. Reviews cases to assure quality of care. Collaborates as needed with consulting practitioner in the formation of treatment plans and discharge plans. Provides crises intervention including on-call emergency services. Experience of two years or equivalent or field experience in a similar setting during educational process. Eligible to be licensed in the state of Iowa to practice as a  Licensed Mental Health Provider. A Master’s degree in Human Service field such as Counseling, Social Work or other mental health related field.

 

LMHC Therapist (with Specialty in Addiction)

Behavioral Health Department

Full-time position.  Works Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 7:45 am to 8:15 pm.  Serves as an active participant in the clinical programs of the department, including both direct treatment of outpatients, performance of evaluation activities, provides emergency services, consultation, and education.  Completes comprehensive psychosocial assessment to include addiction issues and mental status exam.  Conducts therapy sessions with client(s) and groups.  Experience of two years or equivalent or field experience in a similar setting during educational process required.  Must be eligible to be licensed in the State of Iowa to practice as a Licensed Mental Health Provider.  Specialization in addiction to provide additional substance abuse treatment services preferred.  A Master’s degree in Human Service field such as Counseling, Social Work, or other mental health related field required.

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