Team Nurse

    • Job Tracking ID: 512365-427846
    • Job Location: Petaluma, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: August 07, 2019
    • Years of Experience: College
    • Starting Date: July 25, 2019
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Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Team Nurse, RN is responsible for providing care in assessing patient problems and needs. He/she will implement plans of care, advise patients on health maintenance and prevention, maintain clinical documentation, mentor other staff, and/or provide case management per protocol under the direction of the Provider.


Areas of Responsibility:

Patient Care & Education:

  • Performs patient care activities that are assigned within the scope of competencies 
  • Collaborates with the Care team and Providers to increase understanding, involvement and to enhance the PHC patient experience 
  • Performs comprehensive triage and advice (phone and walk-in) for adult/geriatric, young adult, pediatric, infant and pregnant/nursing mothers under the direction of licensed clinical staff 
  • Processes medication refills in accordance with protocol 
  • Provides immediate response for urgent triage (includes phone) and codes within the facility 
  • Performs nurse visits under the direction of Provider (s) (includes, but not limited to): wound care; B12; Coumadin; Testosterone injections; Insulin and glucometer teaching; Depo; BP checks; suture removal; medication reconciliation; and patient education for chronic disease per protocol 
  • Assists with various procedures 
  • Performs medication reconciliation and adjustments per protocol and with support of Provider 
  • Informs and educates patients on the significance of abnormal lab results relative to chronic disease and/or Public Health tracked illnesses in accordance with PHC approved educational materials as per protocol 
  • Effectively utilizes PHC approved educational materials to provide patient education for medications, wellness, disease management, procedures and processes under the direction of licensed clinical staff


  • Ensures a clean, orderly and functional work environment 
  • Assists team manager to facilitate policy implementation and adherence by staff 
  • Effectively participates in problem identification and resolution 
  • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of PHC equipment and supplies 
  • Promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices 
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

Case Management:

  • Performs indirect case management (includes, but not limited to): patient recalls; missed breast care follow up; and new patient intakes 
  • Provides direct case management for uncontrolled chronic disease with Provider direction


  • Assists and leads staff trainings 
  • Provides guidance to MA’s doing non-appointment work
  • Mentors and orients new staff, students and other team members

Experience and Skills:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Desired Skills:

  • An energetic and creative individual with high standards and an appropriate professional image 
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines 
  • Versatility, flexibility and willingness to work within an ambiguous, fast-paced environment 
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in providing solutions and setting priorities 
  • Effective interpersonal skills to work effectively with all levels within the health center 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, procedures, methods and techniques of nursing and health care
  • Modern practices and principles of method disease counseling 
  • A variety of community resources 
  • Basic management practices and principles 
  • Principles and procedures of electronic medical record keeping 
  • Universal precautions and infection control practices 
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes, and regulations regarding health care

Ability to: 

  • Provide administrative and nursing orientation to staff 
  • Assess and evaluate patient responses to service provided, treatment, and medication 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and a desire to continually enhance nursing practice and performance 
  • Prepare clear and concise documentation and reports 
  • Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public 
  • Apply basic time management and patient care coordination skills to effectively provide nursing services 
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including service representatives and the general public 
  • Plan and organize multiple work tasks, problem-solve and analyze information toward sound decisions 
  • Identify problems/issues, develop and evaluate options in order to implement solutions 
  • Appropriately manage highly sensitive and confidential patient information


  • Two year degree in Nursing required; Bachelors and/or Master’s degree is preferred 
  • Equivalent to an RN or higher degree from an accredited school of nursing 
  • One to two years of increasingly responsible nursing experience including experience in community nursing preferred

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Possession of an appropriate, valid California Registered Nursing License 
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California driver’s license 
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid CPR certificate 
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid BLS certificate 
  • Candidate must be able to successfully meet PHC’s credentialing and privileging requirements

 Language Skills:

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions and requests from patients, co-workers, and others as necessary. Bilingual in English and Spanish, both written and verbal preferred.


Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to recognize problems, collect data, and establish facts.


Computer Skills:

High level of computer literacy and proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook), electronic medical records and web applications. Types 60+ WPM.


Physical Demands: 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.

  • Movement within health center complex environment repeatedly throughout the day 
  • Ability to write by hand, use phone, use computer keyboard and mouse extensively to perform general office functions 
  • Manual wrist and finger dexterity and wrist-finger speed sufficient to perform repetitive actions for extended periods of time 
  • Ability to effectively communicate by hearing continuously and speech in a manner which can be understood by a diverse population 
  • Ability to give and follow verbal and written instructions with attention to detail and accuracy 
  • Must have visual acuity near and far (20 inches to 20 feet), depth perception, field of vision, ability to focus on an object, ability to identify and distinguish colors 
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time (minimum periods of one (1) hour at a time) 
  • Ability to frequently walk, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, twist, crouch, and climb with the use of a step stool 
  • Ability to grasp, hold and pick up and reach with hands and arms 
  • Ability to frequently lift and or move up to fifteen (15) pounds 
  • Ability to occasionally lift and carry up to thirty-five (35) pounds (periodic lifting of supplies or equipment) 
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously 
  • Ability to travel to and from other health center sites and community locations


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.