Providence Community Health
Employee - Full Time
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:
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- 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
- 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 week