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Registered Nurse - White Center Specialty Clinic

Company: Sea Mar Community Health Centers
Location: Auburn
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Job Description:

Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services. We are recruiting for the following position(s):

Position Summary:

Registered Nurse for White Center Specialty Clinic - Posting #20577: Seeking a Full-time Registered Nurse for our White Center Specialty Clinic. The RN is responsible for all special procedures limited to licensed nursing personnel as ordered by patient's provider and/or those procedures covered by current standing orders. The RN may assist in the management of patient flow issues, consultation, rooming patients, assisting providers in procedures and phone messages. The RN will be required to follow other instructions and to perform other duties as assigned by his\her supervisor. Team oriented. Works collaboratively with all other healthcare team members to provide the best outcomes for the patients and the organization. The RN shall focus on, lead, perform and create excellent outcomes for the Clinical Quality Measures.

Responsibilities related to patient care:

  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.
  • Able to identify and categorize each patient's age-specific grouping of needs, such as those for infant, adolescent, or geriatric patients.
  • The RN is responsible for leading, collecting, and performing Clinical Quality Measures for every patient at an average of 21 patients per day. This includes patients being seen in the clinic as well as outreach to patients who have yet to be seen. Responsible for management of nurse visit encounters. These will include fast-track immunizations; annual employee screenings, immigration follow ups, blood pressure checks, diabetic checks, non-stress test for OB patients, pregnancy confirmations, Depo-Provera injections and others as developed following standing orders.
  • The RN must be able to perform special procedures such as obtaining IV access for adults, blood draws, and pediatric and adult urinary catheterization. Also, he/she is required to administer IM, SubQ, and intradermal injections, rectal, oral, and inhaled medications as ordered by the provider and/or using standing orders.
  • The RN may be required to room patients and assist providers in procedures.
  • Facilitate emergency referrals according to the utilization management guidelines when the referral coordinator is unavailable.
  • Coordinate transfer of acute patients when ordered by provider to the appropriate facility e.g. emergency room.
  • The RN will be the "floating" troubleshooter and resource person for the pods to assure that all scheduled patients are seen in a reasonable amount of time and to assure that those without appointments are assisted appropriately. He/She will act as a liaison between the different pods to facilitate patient scheduling of a same day appointment when one pod has no more available appointments.
  • The RN will be responsible in the efficient and organized coordination of personnel in the case of an emergency, i.e., a code.Consultation Responsibility:

    • The RN will provide support to the pods to assess the level of acuity of walk-in patients and callers and determine the appropriate management of symptoms according to established protocols, standing orders and medical provider advice.
    • When patients are determined a priority due to abnormal vital signs, the RN will contact the provider immediately and institute emergency medical intervention as necessary.
    • The RN will utilize written protocols, the Medical Director and other providers when situations are complex or when referrals to emergency room are required.
    • The RN must document every patient interaction according to Sea Mar protocol and policy.Other Responsibilities are:

      • Help assure patients are being seen in a safe and timely manner.
      • Assist in the training of new nursing staff members.
      • Respect the culturally diverse backgrounds of Sea Mar patients and staff.
      • Assure that equipment and supplies in medicine cabinets and procedure rooms are well stocked, maintained and locked when clinic is closed.
      • The RN will work closely with the Nurse Manager and Nursing Supervisors in assisting with administrative duties. These duties may include, but are not limited to, quality assessment, improvement and assurance activities, medication inventory, supplies, biohazards, infection control and audits.
      • Ensure that medication administration is documented according to protocol.
      • Ensure medication storage, maintenance, dispensation and waste logs are maintained in accordance with Sea Mar policies and procedures.
      • Ensure quality controls are performed and documented as required.
      • Demonstrate proficiency in the nursing parameters of the MISYS program.
      • Demonstrates knowledge, proficiency and compliance with regulatory requirements including, but not limited to: JCAHO, NPSG, Department of Health, HEDIS, PET and contractual obligations.
      • The RN may be required to lead a pod in the event of a supervisor's vacation or absence on a temporary basis in accordance with union contract.
      • The RN may occasionally be asked to travel to another Sea Mar site to assist with staffing needs.
      • The employee will receive travel time, mileage and wages.Personnel and Performance Metrics:

        • Adhere to schedule and be prepared to provide services by 8am each day
        • Provider services using AIDET skills at all times
        • Complete quality care gaps for 100% of patients treated
        • Provide services to a minimum of ten patients a day
        • Strongly support Follow My Health enrolment
        • Close chart notes within 24 hours of service
        • Must be able to support an average of 21 patient visits a day for a full days schedule per provider (MD) and an average of 18 patient visits per day per provider (ARNP/PA).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.
          • The person in this position must be of good character and be able to maintain the understanding, physical health, emotional stability and personality suited to meet the physical, mental, emotional, and social needs of the population served.
          • Excellent patient assessment skills are necessary.
          • He/She must possess an interest and the ability to work with patient groups across the life span.
          • An understanding of managed health care is desired.
          • Excellent customer service skills are required.
          • He/She must have the ability to read and write proficiently in English with excellent chart documentation skills. Proficiency in both English and Spanish is preferred, and may be required based on ethnic population of the clinic. He/She must possess good communication skills with variable types of people and situations and be able to interact sensitively and appropriately with people of diverse backgrounds.
          • He/She must be able to calculate medication dosages and do simple conversions e.g. lbs. to kg's.
          • He/She must have demonstrated ability to make decisions independently and to seek assistance when appropriate. He/She must demonstrate a strong sense of medical priority. He/She must have the ability to solve practical problems, and interpret a variety of instructions provided whether in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
          • He/She must be able to anticipate the needs of the patient, provider and clinical unit according to presentation and available resources.Education and/or License requirements:

            • The RN must have graduated from an accredited college or university. RN, BSN or equivalent is desired.
            • Must be licensed in the State of Washington to practice as a registered nurse.
            • Previous ambulatory care and consultation experience desired.
            • He/she must have experience working with a wide range of patient age groups and health concerns.
            • He/She must be licensed to practice as a RN in the state of Washington. He/She must attain the state mandated HIV education.
            • This position must obtain Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR within 90 days of hire date and is required to maintain current BLS CPR throughout employment.What We Offer:

              Sea Mar offers talented and motivated people the opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing community health organization. Working at Sea Mar Community Health Centers is more than just a job, it's a fulfilling career with opportunity for advancement. Full-time employees working 30 hours or more, receive an excellent benefit package of Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Prescription coverage, Long Term Disability, EAP (Employee Assistance Program), paid-time-off starting at 27 days per year + 10 paid Holidays..... click apply for full job details

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