Registered Nurse - Per Diem

    • Job Tracking ID: 2021-1016
    • Job Location: Petaluma, CA
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: December 06, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

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:

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


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


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, 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.