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Registered Nurse - Mobile Medicine

Company: Communicare Health Centers
Location: West Sacramento
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

CURRENTLY OFFERING $1,000 SIGNING BONUS!
This position reports to the Director of Nursing and works as part of a team with the Health Services Supervisor, providers, medical assistants, and other support staff to provide quality, coordinated care to unhoused patients. The RN provides clinician support, patient case management, patient education, triage, monitoring of patient flow and indirect nursing supervision of the medical assistants. CommuniCare Health Centers is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing comprehensive patient-centered primary care services including medical, dental, substance abuse treatment, behavioral health and outreach services to the low income, multi-ethnic, uninsured and underinsured in the communities we serve.
HOURS/SITE: Full-time, 40 hours/week, Monday through Friday at clinic sites in Davis, West Sacramento, Woodland, and other locations throughout Yolo County. Some evening hours required.
CommuniCare Health Centers provides an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity and life experience. CommuniCare encourages people of all backgrounds to apply including, but not limited to those who identify as: Black, indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+ persons, immigrants, refugees, women, people with disabilities, veterans, individuals of all ages and religions, as well as those who have experienced the criminal justice system.
RESPONSIBILITIES:The following reflects managements definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

  • Provides and manages patient care under the direction of Mobile Medicine providers, including physical evaluations, assessments, and diagnoses as appropriate. Consults with team providers as needed.
  • Utilizes the nursing process (assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation) in patient care and daily activities.
  • Furnishes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions, within scope of practice.
  • Provides direct one-on-one patient education and supervises the provision of patient education by Medical Assistants. Participate in group education as needed.
  • Performs independent face-to-face or telephone triage using written triage protocols.
  • Accepts and correctly transcribes verbal or telephone orders from clinicians.
  • Provides follow-up to patients recalled for abnormal labs/tests.
  • Transmits new, updated and refilled prescription orders to pharmacies on behalf of prescribing providers.
  • Assures efficient patient flow by ongoing assessment of clinician schedule and working with other staff to minimize patient waiting time.
  • Administers injections and diagnostic test/referrals as ordered, including immunizations, completing lab and x-ray requisitions and other services ordered by the providers.
  • Performs diagnostic and laboratory tests including but not limited to audiometry, EKG, urine dips, acu-check, urine HCG, hemocue hemoglobin, etc. Supervises and oversees quality assurance of these testing services performed in primary care clinic.
  • Performs patient care including but not limited to wound care, birth control visits, blood pressure checks, medication refills, INR/Coumadin services, etc.
  • Processes clinical patient information for providers in patient electronic health records (EHR).
  • Participates routinely in quality improvement projects using PDSA model.
  • Assists with coordination of specialty clinics, such as orthopedics, pediatrics, dermatology, telemedicine, etc.
  • Assists with meeting the needs of patients with complex medical problems, including facilitating referrals and follow-up care as needed.
  • Assist with coordination of care to other CommuniCare services, including dental care, behavioral health, diabetes education, etc.
  • Attends clinic and general CommuniCare meetings as required.Education/Licenses: Completion of an accredited RN Program. Current California RN license and good standing with the Board of Registered Nurses required. Current CPR certification required.
    Experience: Knowledge of nursing process, scope of practice and standards of care. Previous nursing experience in a medical office, outpatient clinic or hospital. Nursing experience working with unhoused populations preferred. Demonstrated ability to assume responsibility, to work well on a team and problem solve. Previous experience with continuous quality improvement process and with safety, environmental and/or infection control standards. Experience with or ability to learn utilization of electronic health records. Demonstrated commitment to high quality health care for low income populations.
    Special Skills/Equipment: Basic computer proficiency in Windows environment. Effective oral and written communication skills. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.
    • Physical Requirements and Work Environment: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Requires a moderate to high level of mobility, dexterity, and flexibility in order to perform essential functions. The employee is occasionally required to walk, bend, reach with hands and arms, and to lift 25 lbs. Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time. Close vision is required. Work is performed in a typical clinic environment with moderate equipment noise. Occasional travel to other clinics and locations may be required. Ability to bend and move arms and hands in sufficient range of motion to complete physical assessment and type chart notes.
      COMPLETED COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIRED
      SALARY/BENEFITS:Compensation depends on experience. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, EAP, flexible spending account, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave available.

Keywords: Communicare Health Centers, West Sacramento , Registered Nurse - Mobile Medicine, Healthcare , West Sacramento, California

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