Today’s rapidly changing healthcare technologies and the skill shortage that often result have created a dilemma for many healthcare providers. The rising costs of recruiting, training and retaining a complete staff in a turbulent market has helped to popularize the concept of 5staff contractors. Whether it is the need for long term contracts to short-term contracts, 5staff has you covered.
Nurse Practitioners Contractors
Nurse practitioners often work as the initial point of entry for a patient. They have extensive experience and possess a specialized advanced degree allowing them to diagnose and treat patient conditions. Oftentimes a nurse practitioner works as an intricate part of a doctor’s staff, helping with all aspects of patient care.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provides general medical care and treatment to patients in medical facility, such as clinic, health center, or public health agency, under direction of physician: Performs physical examinations and preventive health measures within prescribed guidelines and instructions of physician.
- Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient’s clinical problems and health care needs.
- Records physical findings, and formulates plan and prognosis, based on patient’s condition.
- Discusses case with physician and other health professionals to prepare comprehensive patient care plan.
- Submits health care plan and goals of individual patients for periodic review and evaluation by physician.
- Prescribes or recommends drugs or other forms of treatment such as physical therapy, inhalation therapy, or related therapeutic procedures.
- May refer patients to physician for consultation or to specialized health resources for treatment.
- May be designated according to field of specialization as Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
Where state law permits, may engage in independent practice
Nurse Manager Contractor
Under administrative direction, plans, directs, develops policies, and creates quality Improvement functions; administratively responsible for multiple clinical areas and operations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assists with developing priorities, goals, and action plans; develops and maintains scheduling procedures for staffing of nursing care.
- Assists in formulating philosophy and objectives; establishes standards of nursing care and nursing practice.
- Selects, orients, supervises and evaluates supervisors and clinical nurses; establishes standards of performance and maintains an evaluation system for clinical personnel; assists with
Identifying educational needs for staff and establishes in-service/development programs; collaborates with professional and technical schools to enhance clinical education programs.
- Facilitates communication and problem solving for departments; leads or serves on committees; serves as a liaison between the medical staff and ancillary departments.
- Serves as a resource person; develops, interprets, supports and implements policies and procedures; responsible for planning, preparation, utilization, evaluation and monitoring of budget.
- Ensures departmental activities and records adhere to regulatory requirements; evaluates the nursing care given and makes recommendations to develop action plans for improvements; assists with development and implementation of service standards and patient satisfaction.
- Oversees compliance of staff to infection control practices and mandatory education requirements; performs other duties as assigned
Registered Nurse Contractor
REGISTERED NURSE JOB DESCRIPTION
- Utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care.
- Performs focused interview to identify specific patient needs.
- Assess signs and symptoms indicating physiologic and psychosocial changes in the patient’s condition.
- Collects, analyzes, and interprets data and information from health care members and documents actual and/ or potential nursing
- Document patient’s response to nursing and other interventions.
- Use clinical judgment in evaluation, changes in medical plan of care, and effective/ineffective nursing interventions.
- Monitor’s the safety and effectiveness of the environment and equipment.
- Participates in activities to facilitate good interpersonal communications with the chosen facility.
- Provide a safe comfortable and therapeutic environment.
- Identifies and prioritizes actions based upon patient care environment.
- Performs intervention according to identified priorities, plan of care and the hospital policies and patient care outcome standard
Licensed Practical Nurses Contract
Under immediate supervision, supports providers (physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners) in provision of patient care. Under the supervision of a registered nurse, the licensed practical nurse assumes responsibility and accountability for the application of the nursing process and the delivery of patient care. Includes vital signs, discussing chief health concerns, perform testing, administering injections, assist with procedure and documentation. Nurses are expected to consistently perform according to nurses standards and are accountable in managing patient care and assisting others in the management of patient care.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Utilizes the nursing process to asses plan, implement and evaluate patient care.
- Perform focused interview to identify specific patient’s needs.
- Assess signs and symptoms indicating physiologic and psycho social changes in the patient’s condition.
- Pulls and prepares patient charts;
- Maintains neatness of work area; stocks patient’s rooms with supplies.
- Collects, analyzes, and interprets data and information from health care members and documentation actual and/ or potential nursing diagnoses.
Urgent Care Staffing
Urgent care clinics (UCC) are skyrocketing in popularity. Urgent care clinics is expected to grow 5.8% each year through 2018* and the number of retail clinics is expected to double from 1,418 clinics to 2,868 by the end of 2015.** For urgent care, this translates to 3M+ total patient visits per week or 160M+ total patients visits per year.***
Patients want to avoid the long lines and hospital visits for their non-urgent needs. They also want convenient operating times, including after-hour care. These expectations, along with growing healthcare costs, more people getting insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act, the population boom of seniors 65 and older, and the expansion of private insurance coverage, put UCCs on the fast track to growth. So as the UCC market grows, you need to stay accessible and adapt to changing patient needs.
Staffing levels play an integral role in meeting increased patient demands and expectations. So you need a UCC staffing partner you can rely on. With 5staff you’ll have the ability to quickly staff your urgent care or retail clinic with experienced, highly-trained healthcare professionals, including temporary or permanent contractors:
- Pharmacy technicians
- Advanced practitioners
- Allied health professionals