Nurse Staff at Providence Community Health in Providence, Rhode Island

Posted in Other 16 days ago.





Job Description:


Providence Community Health

Nurse Staff
Employee - Full Time
Indiv Contrib-IE
Providence, RI, US



For five years running, Providence Community Health Centers has been named a Best Places to Work and RI Healthiest Employer by Providence Business News. This is a great opportunity to join the PCHC team in a Staff RN role.

Education/Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing required
  • BLS Certification required
  • Registered Nurse (RN) in good standing without restriction in the State of RI
  • Must have excellent assessment, critical thinking, and communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to deliver culturally competent, patient-centered care
  • Ability to work with electronic health records and clinical data is required.
  • Strong nursing assessment skills and level of comfort working in a fast paced medical environment, both independently and as a member of the medical team
  • Comfort communicating with a patient utilizing interpreters.
  • Ability to perform duties and responsibilities across life cycle (infants, children, adolescents, adults, prenatal and geriatric) required
  • Bicultural (Spanish) skills and Bilingual experiences strongly valued.
  • Experience in providing managed care patient services. Commitment to work in community health with the challenges of a high risk, and often uninsured and diverse patient population required.
  • Computer literacy

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Assesses immediate and long-term physical, mental and social health care needs of individuals and families.
  • Incorporates age appropriate principles and consider the cultural and linguistic needs of patients and families to develop a plan of nursing care.
  • Works with the individual and/or family to arrange follow-up care and provide patient education.
  • Provides support to individuals and families during periods of wellness and injury, incorporating as appropriate the medical plan of care.
  • Initiates action by direct contact, by telephone, or referral, according to approved guidelines.
  • Provides case management to families as needed to achieve the health care goals.
  • Orients new patients to the Health Center and the delivery of care.
  • Provide nursing services and treatments requiring specialized training, knowledge and skills such as immunizations, respiratory treatments, and medication delivery.
  • Provide Nursing Visits to read PPDs, administer ordered immunizations and medications, and educate and counsel patients with acute/chronic health problem, for the promotion maintenance and restoration of health.
  • Manage the flow of the clinic by previewing schedules and patient charts, proper triaging, and coordination and scheduling of sick visit appointments.
  • Document all care delivered, all counseling, and all triage encounters by phone or walk-in. Demonstrate sound judgment as evidenced by documented recommendations to patients and timely communication with providers as warranted.
  • Consult with Providers on the follow-up of DNKAs.
  • Review and separate all mail for the department. Review all labs, and radiological test results. Chart all results (OB department). Document follow-up of abnormal results. Follow up on family/partner screening needs, i.e., TB, Hepatitis, STD, and Genetic Counseling.
  • Maintain knowledge of programs and resources, i.e., WCSP, Diabetes Resource Center.
  • Coordinate patient care with School Nurses, VNA, DCYF, Adult and Child Day Care, and Summer Camps.
  • Maintain Pharmacy log including documentation of medications dispensed by providers and correct delivery and documentation by Pharmacy Representatives.
  • Coordinate patient care by refilling prescriptions per policy for walk-in patients, patient phone calls and Pharmacist calls. Assist patients with medication delivery problem, i.e. fill weekly medication boxes.
  • Coordinate and oversee Pharmacy Assistance Program
  • Maintain medication logs, Depo Provera, Norplant, Oral Contraceptives.
  • Check Emergency Cart and equipment as required.
  • Work with PSR to coordinate cancelled sessions by Providers. Assess patient needs and organize rescheduling of appointments based on patient needs.
  • Accept responsibility for continued professional growth and self-development and maintain competency in nursing.
  • Maintain professional ethics for self and staff. Responsible and accountable for individual nursing judgments and actions.
  • Protect the safety of the patient by the incompetent, unethical or illegal practice of any person.
  • Participate in all meetings and conferences as required. Participate in community screening events as required.
  • Maintain client confidentiality at all levels of interaction.
  • Perform duties of Health Center Director in her absence.
  • Float to other Health Centers when assigned.
  • Perform other job related duties as deemed necessary by supervisor.


PCHC is EOE/M/F/D/V/SO

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 830am-5pm, Tuesday and Thursday 1130am-8pm
37.5 hours per weekPI134523887