Full Job Description
To provide the best health care, and access to that care, for everyone in our communities
To pioneer an innovative, sustainable and community-focused health system through comprehensive primary care and diverse partnerships
Schedule: 40 hours per week. Shifts will be based on the operating hours of the centers: M-Th 8a-8p, Friday 8a-6p, Saturday 8a-4p.
Note: This positions will float between Champlain Family Health Center and Plattsburgh Family Health Center based on the needs of each center.
This key nursing position is responsible for delivering care to patient’s utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation. The RN will effectively interact with patients and their families ensuring patient flow is maintained, nursing resources are being appropriately utilized, and that high- quality nursing care is being provided. Provides age-appropriate, population-specific nursing care in a compassionate, caring, culturally and ethnically sensitive manner. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Serve as a resource for nursing standards, competencies, policies and procedures.
- Collaborate with staff and other departments in the development of strategies to continuously improve quality of care and the patient experience.
- Utilize data to continuously meet care coordination needs across settings in conjunction with the patient, family and/or other members of the care team.
- Provide direct and indirect care that is safe, ethical, patient- and family-centered, culturally congruent and evidence-based.
- Protect patients and employees by adhering to infection control policies and protocols.
- Prepare the patient for encounter by following established protocols.
- Demonstrate competence in nursing clinical skill set.
- Demonstrate proper medication and vaccine management processes.
- Reconcile the medication list and prepare prescription renewals.
- Demonstrate complete, accurate, and timely documentation in the electronic medical record.
- Respond to patient phone calls using symptom-based policies and protocols to classify urgency and advise intervention options with clear documentation.
- Triage walk-in patients and assist with medical emergencies within the center.
- Initiate patient and family education plan that meets the needs of the patient.
- Perform ordered point of care testing (CLIA), including specimen collection, and proper documentation.
- Assist with patient encounter flow and trouble-shooting issues in collaboration with supervisor.
- Provide direction to LPNs and Medical Assistants.
- Provide guidance and mentor new and incumbent staff based on skill set.
- Attend meetings and serve on various organization committees.
- Assist with compliance and staff development duties. • Complete health center daily, weekly or monthly tasks as assigned.
- Ensure operation of medical equipment by following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, and requesting repairs.
- Perform other duties as requested.
- Unrestricted current RN license to practice nursing in New York State.
- A.A.S. degree or higher from an accredited nursing college.
- Minimum of one-year Registered Nurse clinical experience preferred.
- Ability to travel throughout the Network.
- Current BLS certification. ACLS is required for Urgent Care settings within first year.
- Proficiency with Microsoft applications and electronic medical records.
- Self-directed, detail-oriented, motivated and ability to work independently as well as in a team atmosphere.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
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