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Registered Nurse - Perinatal (Part Time)

Company: Communicare Health Centers
Location: West Sacramento
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

$1000 Signing Bonus currently being offered!

This position reports to and works as part of a team with the Perinatal team (managers, coordinators, medical assistants, midwives and CPSP providers) to provide quality, coordinated care to 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: Part-time 20hours/week, Monday through Friday at all sites. Some evening hours may be required.


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 staff providers, including physical evaluations, assessments, and diagnoses as appropriate. Consult with staff 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.
Call Sweet Success patients to review blood glucose values and dietary and medication routines and questions.
Consult with CNM re: medication changes if > 30% of blood glucose values elevated for pregnancy target range or too many low blood glucose levels
Review staff and per diem CNM normal jellies
Call patients re: abnormal lab and ultrasound results and review next steps or treatments in consultation with CNMs
Triage PN patient phone calls with clinical concerns/questions Mon to Fri, 8-5pm
Perform Antepartum testing as training allows and patient census requires.
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 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 with perinatal populations. Demonstrated ability to assume responsibility, to work well on a team and problem solve. Demonstrated commitment to high quality health care for low-income populations. 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.

Special Skills/Equipment: Basic computer proficiency in Windows environment. Effective oral and written communication skills. Bilingual Spanish/English required.

*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.


The pay range for this position is $40.35/hr.-$60.55/hr. Starting pay within this range will vary depending on the job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.
May be eligible for annual 2% + 0-2% merit-based pay adjustment (0-4%).


Medical Insurance: Kaiser, Sutter Health Plus, Wester Health Advantage
Flexible Spending Plan (before-tax savings plans)
Employee Assistance
Retirement 403b (including match)
Robust PTO, Floating Holiday, Emergency Sick Time, & Paid Holidays


We are an eligible NHSC (National Health Service Core) approved loan repayment site and are proud to have a HPSA score of 18.
Yearly $500 CEU credit and licensure fees paid by organization as it relates to the job
Professional training and/or conference/travel fees paid by organization
Resilience/ professional development support opportunities, including but not limited to: Licensed clinical consultation group, group team meetings, Persons of Color Coalition and specialized clinical consultation group for those providing services in Spanish%2691479% %%mednurse%%

Keywords: Communicare Health Centers, West Sacramento , Registered Nurse - Perinatal (Part Time), Healthcare , West Sacramento, California

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