RRM Category: AMBULATORY CLINIC
The RRM Ambulatory Nursing staffing module estimates the requirements for nurses that provide comprehensive health care and education to the individual and family in the ambulatory setting. The workload parameter that is the key variable in the staffing estimation for Ambulatory Care Facilities is Primary Care Patient Visits (PCPVs). For Out Patient Departments in hospitals supervisory and their clerical support is based on ambulatory clinics. This module estimates the need for Nurse Managers, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Clerical Support for ambulatory.
Ambulatory Nursing provides comprehensive health care and education to the individual and family in the ambulatory setting, through provision of nursing care and/or services utilizing the nursing process, and in coordination with the medical plan of care and other health care providers. Continuity of care is accomplished through coordination of services with inpatient and community health programs and utilization of community resources in the promotion/maintenance of health.
Ambulatory Nursing services are directed towards meeting the needs of individuals, families, and the community during times of health and illness. Within the Indian Health Service, the ambulatory care nursing staff services people of all ages. Ambulatory care nurses apply their skills in, and knowledge of, clinical nursing, administration, public health, epidemiology, counseling, and education to provide direct and indirect services such as: therapeutic, emergency, health promotion, disease prevention, and advocacy services.
1.00 FTE Nurse Supervisor for every ambulatory care clinic with a staff of at least 3.00 registered nurses and the clinic is located within a hospital.
1.00 FTE Medical Clerk for every ambulatory clinic with a staff of at least 3.00 registered nurses and the clinic is located with in a hospital.
1.00 FTE Nurse Manager for every 10,400 PCPVs up to 10,400 PCPVs, plus 1.00 FTE Nurse Manager for every 16,000 PCPVs above 10,400 PCPVs.
Fixed Registered Nurse staff of 1.43 FTEs for each facility with at least 4,400 PCPVs, plus 1.00 FTE Registered Nurse for every 3,200 PCPVs above 4,400 PCPVs.
Fixed 0.35 FTEs Licensed Practical Nurse for every facility with at least 4,400 PCPVs, plus 0.35 FTE Licensed Practical Nurse for every 3,200 PCPVs above 4,400 PCPVs.
Fixed 0.33 FTEs Clerical Support for every facility with at least 4,400 PCPVs, plus 0.33 FTEs Clerical Support for every 3,200 PCPVs above 4,400 PCPVs.
Registered Nurse (RN)
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Registered Nurse Staff
MINIMUM STAFFING LEVELS (fixed):
|Licensed Practical Nurse||0.35|
Plus, VARIABLE STAFFING LEVELS:
|Personal Category||FTEs||per||Driving Variables||Min.||Max.|
|Nurse Supervisor||1.00||OPD Clinic||Fac. Type/#RNs||1||n/a|
|Medical Clerk||1||OPD Clinic||Fac. Type/#RNs||1||n/a|
|Licensed Practical Nurse||0.35||3,200||PCPVs||4,400||n/a|