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.
- 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 Experience working with the pregnant population preferred but not required.
- Experience working with the pregnant population preferred but not required.
- 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
- 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
- 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, Petaluma Valley Hospital staff in the ER , Labor and Delivery, 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
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 and ACLS 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, divide in 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
Petaluma Health Center is an equal opportunity employer.
Please apply directly through our career page at www.phealthcenter.org