Responsible for all nursing responsibilities per nursing protocols. Participates as a member of the Patient Centered Health Home (PCHH) Care Team.
1.Triages patients to determine order of need, consulting with providers as needed to promote continuedpatient flow through the medical system. For patients triaged and not seen the same day, supervises the collection and recording of vital signs and other pertinent patient data.
2.Completes nursing admission of each patient according to protocol.
3.Carries out patient's plan of care within health center policy, procedures, and legal limitations.Performs nursing procedures for minor treatment (such as cleansing of wounds, bandaging, suture removal, giving injections) at the direction of the medical provider or supervisor according to standard protocols.
4.Completes nurse emergency procedures, including patient transfer to hospitals.
5.Delegates lab assignments to nursing in assistance to overall lab requirements per clinic regulations.
6.Develops and updates existing nursing protocol to ensure a quality standard of care.
7.Maintains a medical supply inventory of needed equipment instruments and ensures procurement ofadequate supplies.
8.Maintains and implements a safety program that monitors the following:
a.Equipment maintenance and annual calibrations
c.Disposal of hazardous waste
9.Coordinates all nursing outreach activities as directed.
10.Provides psychosocial interventions with individuals, families, and groups.
11.Coordinates client care with relevant agencies to facilitate implementation of treatment plan.
12.Implements preventive treatment and follow-up programs to meet the needs for the client population.
13.Collaborates with all other staff within the health center to provide and maintain primary care ofclients.
14.Coordinates patient care in cases requiring complex multidisciplinary intervention such as prenatalcare requiring social services, HIV counseling, and domestic violence intervention.
15.Participates in staff conferences to devise patient care plans, to revise and update clinic service andCQI program.
16.Assists Director of Nursing with strategic planning and implementation of clinical strategies forprojected future health problems arising from annual community diagnosis and special populations needs assessments.
17.Participates in other related activities affecting the clinic program (e.g. grant applicationrequirements, patient data analysis, committees, recruitment and orientation.).
18. Assists in cleaning and sterilizing instruments used in the clinic. Assists in the general clean-up and maintenance of the patient examination rooms and work-up area and equipment.
19. Responds to calls from the reception desk if they have an urgent nursing/medical concern about a patient.
20. Carries out proper procedures for basic life support, fire, disaster, and infection control.
21.Safely administers medications as ordered by the physician(s).
22.Accepts constructive criticism and implements suggestions and/or goals for improving
23.Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employee will be required to successfully meet credentialing requirements at time of hire and every 2 years thereafter.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Successfully completed and passed the licensed practical nurse exam. Experience in public health and/or out-patient service.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to communicate effectively before groups or organizations. Ability to communicate in Spanish and English with patients and family members from various educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to apply concepts of basic mathematics.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to participate in problem solving and implement appropriate steps for problem resolution under the RN supervision. Ability to carry out a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to exercise sound judgment.
COMPETENCY/SKILL REQUIREMENT: Competency required in the areas of communication, excellent verbal and written skills, and ability to perform duties per age specific nursing protocols.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Current North Carolina LPN license. Current BLS certification.
Mon, Tues, Wed, 8am - 5pm. Thurs, 8am - 7pm. Fri, 8am-2pm.