Chief Medical Officer
Under the general supervision of the Chief Medical Officer, a registered nurse with a wide variety of patient care activities within the scope of services as permitted under the registered nurse license, may perform medication reconciliation, may check medication refill/renewal status, refill non-control medications under physician orders, may supervise medical assistants, and perform triage of patients via phone or in person. This position will also be responsible for the Infection Prevention and Control duties in the clinic.
- Possession of a current valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in California.
- Two years of recent clinical experience preferably in an ambulatory care setting.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail.
- Familiarity with commonly prescribed medications and their dosages.
- Ability to project a positive, concerned image to the public.
- Strong medical knowledge foundation.
- Experience with using Electronic Health Records.
- Requires a valid California driver's license, a satisfactory driving record, and the ability to meet West Oakland Health Council's requirement for insurance coverage.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
- Gathers information from patients and assigns priority and plan for treatment.
- Make appointments for patient.
- Is available during clinic hours by phone as advice nurse to patients.
- May assist with supervision of medical assistants and Licensed Vocational Nurses.
- May provide or participate in the provision of in-service education and training of nursing staff and other Council Members.
- Able to advise patients regarding registration procedures.
- Responds to patient inquiries regarding their health needs and their ability to have those needs met.
- Refill non-controlled medications under the orders of a physician.
- Check the status of medication refill/renewal request.
- Initiate prior authorizations upon provider request.
- Measures and documents vital signs and other measurements or indicators of health status.
INFECTION CONTROL RESPONSIBILITIES:
The responsibilities encompass compliance with Joint Commission (JC) standards, CMS, OSHA, and state regulations, outbreak investigation, and overall direction of the infection prevention and control program:
- Establishes, implements and administers organization wide goals, objectives, policies and procedures; conducts ongoing review of clinic policies, procedures and guidelines to identify infection control discrepancies and implements revisions as necessary. Ensures that organization wide goals are compatible with organization's mission, values, and strategic plan. Provides information to relevant committees and department managers to formulate changes in the policies, procedures and/or processes which could reduce the spread of infection.
- Interacts with physicians, nurses, department managers, supervisors, and other professional/non-professional staff members to provide resource information, resolve infection control problems, and identify new opportunities to improve service and reduce costs.
Develops and enforces effectual policies and procedures for the clinical sites that ensure compliance with TJC, OSHA, CDC, CMS and other county, state, and federal regulatory agencies.
- Directs and assists in preparing reports and statistical data for the infection control committee, medical staff committees, QAIC and other committees as needed.
- Develops and coordinates the infection prevention and control program throughout the facility. Implements the program by formulating, establishing and evaluating policies and procedures relating to patient care infection control measures throughout the facility. Performs an annual assessment, conducts quality improvement studies and develops action plans from the prior year or study activities.
- Makes recommendations regarding construction, renovation, environmental rounds, and assures compliance with national and/or professional standards.
Specific responsibilities and duties
The infection control practitioner plans, develops, directs, implements and evaluates infection prevention within a hospital or health care facility. This position serves to instruct personnel in proper infection control procedure. The infection control practitioner investigates infection control problems and arranges follow-up care for patients exposed to infectious diseases
The infection control practitioner: conducts rounds, discussing and monitoring infection control practices with staff; collects infection data from departments, maintaining records for each case; trains staff on implementation of infection control practices; investigates incidents of infection and reports such incidents to the director of nursing; and ensures availability of supplies required for infection control.
- Attends work regularly and punctually; is readily accessible during work hours to peers; limits absences from own duty stations and limits visits and activities which distract others from their performance of duties.
- Works cooperatively with immediate supervisor, with department members, and with other Council staff persons, as required
- Treats all patients / clients / visitors with respect and courtesy.
- Remains competent in skills required for position.
- During the initial thirty (30) days of employment, becomes and remains knowledgeable about and in compliance with the Council's and Department policies and procedures in the following areas:
- Confidentiality of patient / client / fellow employee and supplier records.
- Patient's rights and responsibilities.
- Professional and business ethics.
- Continuous quality and improvement.
- Safety and security of person and property.
- Infection control.
- Hazardous materials and waste.
- Life safety and emergency preparedness.
- Maintains a working knowledge about and in continued compliance with all of those areas listed under item (5) throughout your employment with the Council.
- Provides care appropriate to the age of the patients / clients / visitors served.
- Is able to work and/or interact satisfactorily with a workforce and public which is ethnically and culturally diverse.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $111,446.40 per year
- Dental Insurance
- Health Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Vision Insurance
- public heath: 2 years (Preferred)
- Infection Prevention & Control: 1 year (Preferred)
- Registered Nurse (RN) (Required)
- Do you have public health experience?
Do you have Infection Prevention & Control experience?
Relocation Assistance Provided:
- Only full-time employees eligible
- Temporarily due to COVID-19