Team Nurse, RN

    • Job Tracking ID: 512365-598521
    • Job Location: Petaluma, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: March 12, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

The Petaluma Health Center’s mission is to provide high quality health care, with access for all, in Southern Sonoma County. The Center accomplishes this mission through collaborative, innovative programs, services and referral resources that meet the economic needs of the entire community.

The Petaluma Health Center is an eight-time award winner in the North Bay Business Journal’s Best Places to Work for 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2009 and we were named as one of '2015 Healthiest Companies in the North Bay' by the North Bay Business Journal.

We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides primary medical care and mental health services to residents of Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Penngrove and surrounding areas. We are organized as a private, non-profit corporation and governed by a consumer and community led Board of Directors.

For more information about us, please visit us at www.phealthcenter.org.

 

Position Title: Team Nurse, RN (this position is based in Petaluma)

 

The Team Nurse is responsible for providing care in assessing patient problems and needs. You will implement plans of care and maintain clinical documentation and you may also advise patients on their health maintenance and prevention, or provide case management per protocol under the direction of the Provider. Bilingual: English/Spanish a plus!

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Performs medication reconciliation and adjustments per protocol and with support of Provider.
  • Provides direct case management for uncontrolled chronic disease with Provider direction.
  • Performs indirect case management (includes, but not limited to): patient recalls; missed breast care follow up; and new patient intakes.
  • Provides guidance to MA’s doing non-appointment work.
  • Assists with various procedures.
  • Assists and leads staff trainings.
  • Mentors and orients new staff, students and other team members.
  • 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.

 

 

Experience and Skills:

Qualifications: 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

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.

 

Other 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.

 

Education/Experience

  • Bachelors and/or Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Equivalent to an RN or higher degree from an accredited school of nursing.
  • One year 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 C.P.R certificate.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid BLS certificate.

 

Language Skills: Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and verbal) preferred.

 

Petaluma Health Center is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Please apply directly through our career page at www.phealthcenter.org.