Provides direct patient care in a Federally Qualified Health Center, ensuring high quality care for all patients. Under the supervision of the Director of Nursing, the Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for accurate documentation of assessments, coordinating, monitoring, and providing health care services and treatment for LCH participants. This position will present the opportunity to provide direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.
- Provides direct and indirect patient care
- Provides case management by reviewing the clinical needs of each patient working closely with Care Team members, being an advocate, resource and contact person
- Provides education information to patients and family, focusing on self-care appropriate to their age and identified consideration and needs
- Schedules and conducts In-Service Trainings for staff and provides as needed regarding changes in procedures, forms and processes
- Participates in performance improvements activates
- Demonstrates ongoing understands of corporate compliance
- Participates in meetings, conferences, and demonstrates genuine desire to develop strategies for improved clinic operations and high level of patients care
- Evaluate the performance of team members as requested for performance appraisal by working closely with Patient Care Services Manager and DON for employee performance evaluations and corrective actions
- They asses the performance of nurses, medical assistant, mentor them and provide feedback
- Monitors patient flow and assign/direct additional personnel as needed
- Responsible for conducting inspection or work areas and exam rooms
- Monitor clinic logs entries for accuracy
- Conduct monthly nurse audits
- Ensures all policies, procedures, and workflows are consistently followed
- Verifies that all clinical staff are appropriately trained on sanitizing medical equipment, ensuring the highest quality standards for autoclaving are observed
- Audits emergency bag and equipment to ensure they are stocked, locked, and medications are not expired
- Monitors emergency bag and emergency protocol training to guarantee that staff are prepared to utilize all emergency equipment if necessary
- Ensures that all on-site medications, including vaccines are labeled appropriately, safely stored and refrigerator temperatures are within regulation
- Conducts training, directing, development and evaluating of staff
- Effectively delegates patient care to ancillary staff
- Participates in community outreach activities as deemed necessary by supervisor
- Assures that documentation is accurate, current and that referrals and test results are quickly addressed
- Maintains confidentiality regarding participant, staff, contractor, and organizational information
- Evaluates the learning needs of patients and/or family and provides patient/family education appropriate to age, culture, condition, and circumstances
- Completion of initial medical history, physical exam, and functional nursing assessments utilizing an assessment template available onsite, of each new participant and semi-annual, annual, and unscheduled assessments; communicate changes in participant health or functional status to the provider and participate in development of the plan of care
- Develops and establishes working relationships with multiple departments to ensure cohesive communication, direction and completion
- Implements and monitors patient plan of care
- Assesses and coordinates patient's plan of care plan with members of the healthcare team.
- Performs triage (via phone or in clinic), individualized care plans, care coordination, and direct nursing care using the Nursing Process of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation
- Responsible for coordinating and performing Non-stress Tests
- May independently see patients on the team schedule according to established protocols or in collaboration with other clinicians
- Performs basic assessment by collecting and documenting subjective and objective patient data. Recognizes problems or abnormal conditions specific to the patient, reporting all abnormal findings to the provider
- Follows up on referrals related to reproductive health such as referrals to perinatology, OBGYN, surgeons and other specialties
- Assembles reports for providers such as hospital records, consultation reports, radiology reports and other specialties
- Work closely with OB/GYN to obtain treatment plans for patients with abnormal results.
- Liaison with radiology centers, hospitals, and local resources to request records, test results or to facilitate other care communication
- Manages patients with abnormal results to ensure they receive timely follow-up care
- Manage and coordinate care of high-risk obstetric patients to ensure positive outcomes
- Document information in the electronic health record and i2i tracking
- Ensures continuity of care by making follow up contact with patient after provider visit using established guidelines and provider directives
- Collaborates with other members of the care team in policy and procedure development related to patient and staff education
- Provides basic education regarding conditions, specific treatment plans, diagnostic studies and self-care as prescribed by the provider.
- Assists with the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program with ultrasound scheduling, tracking, closing prenatal cases, and other case management functions as needed
- Supports the clinic and organization activities to assure compliance with patient safety, infection control, quality assurance, mandated reporting, consent, and confidentiality policies/procedures.
- Attends designated meetings, participates in assigned committees and taskforces,
- Assists in the development and implementation of nursing and patient care services, policies and procedures
- Critical Evaluation.
- Ethical Practice.
- Global & Cultural Awareness.
- Relationship Management.
Required Education and Experience:
- Graduate of accredited nursing program.
- Current California registered nurses (RN) license.
- CPR certification.
- BSN preferred.
- Minimum of one (2) year of direct patient care in a nursing role and one (1) year or direct supervision of two or more staff members.
- Is medically cleared for communicable diseases and has all immunizations up-to-date before engaging in direct participant contact.
- Broad knowledge base of physical, mental, and social needs of our underserved population.
- Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments.
- Knowledge of common safety hazards, infection control, and precautions to establish a safe work environment.
- Consistently demonstrates safe and accurate technical skills.
- Management and leadership.
- Experienced in physical assessment and triaging preferred.
- Skilled in identifying problems and recommending solutions.
- Able to effectively prepare and maintain electronic medical records, write reports, and respond to correspondence.
- Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
- Ability to work with ethnically diverse populations.
- Ability to apply creative problem-solving skills to the complex issues that arise.
- Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with participants, medical staff, staff members, and family caregivers in a pleasant, patient, and professional manner.
- Well organized, dependable, flexible, and resourceful.
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- Computer skills required.
- Multi language skills preferred.
Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.
Job Type: Full-time
- nursing: 2 years (Required)
- Registered Nurse (RN) (Required)
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) (Preferred)