For nearly 50 years, we have been a health care leader in our community focused on providing excellent, affordable primary care to all patients, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Fair Haven is proud to have a diverse and motivated team of professionals who are constantly seeking ways to enhance and improve the health and well-being of all patients.
It s an exciting time for FHCHC. We are growing and looking for great talent to join us! If you are a passionate, caring professional interested in improving the health of our community, we d like to know more about you.
Nurses provide leadership support to the Care Team by collaborating with team members and performing high quality, cost effective medical care essential to the assessment, promotion, maintenance and restoration of patients health and wellness consistent with Fair Haven Community Health Care (FHCHC) policies and missions.
Duties and responsibilities:
The Registered Nurse is responsible for guiding and supervising assigned nursing personnel in delivering patient care. The RN will collaborate with nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals in the delivery of patient care. Assume responsibility for management of a selected case load of patients as defined by the clinical practice area.
Typical tasks include but are not limited to:
Performs assessments and data collection in an ongoing and systemic manner, focusing on physiological, psychological, psychosocial and cognitive status
Responsible for performing face to face and phone triage. Assesses patients medical urgency and determine care needs based upon presented symptoms and department standards of care
Assesses and document conditions, wound status, cardiopulmonary status, neurological status, skin integrity, and vital signs.
Accurately recognizes abnormal diagnostic values for the adult/pediatric medical patient. Interprets their significance and follows through with appropriate Physician
Formulates a patient specific goal directed plan of care which is prioritized and based on nursing assessment and patient outcomes
Exhibits an understanding of infection control principles and universal precautions when changing sterile dressings, injections, or performing any procedure that required sterile techniques
Evaluates and documents the effectiveness of Nursing intervention and teaching by patient s response to teaching measures, behavior outcomes, knowledge base/understanding and/or skill demonstration and ongoing reinforcement of educational process
Assist in obtaining any outside records from specialists for the Primary Care Physician before upcoming appointments. The nurse will also make certain the patient is following any recommendations made by specialists.
Establishes measurable patient-centered outcomes with patient, family and other disciplines. Maintains confidentiality by communicating patient/family/significant other information only to health care workers involved in the care of the patient in an appropriate manner
Assists with initial patients by documenting medical history, medications, allergies and other relevant details in collaboration with the PCP.
Administers medications/vaccines and performs clinical procedures per standing order or clinician written order. Perform medication reconciliation by phone or in office for established patients.
Performs screening tests and order routine lab work with medical standing orders
Completes specific treatment or nursing procedures as ordered by the provider
Assists in providing outreach services to patients who miss their appointments
May be responsible for preparing the patient for the physical exam according to specific guidelines and prepare necessary equipment for the procedure and obtains EKGs and vital signs to be reviewed by a Provider
Carries out assessments and interventions identified in panel management meetings.
As needed, conclude the office visit with a review of the after visit summary and any relevant interventions.
Coordinate all phone/electronic message follow-up and place calls to patients to answer questions, conduct an assessment, or review lab results, as directed by the PCP.
Assists with the orientation and training of new clinical staff
Attends mandatory monthly nursing meetings and occasional weekend trainings as required
Documents all patient calls in the EHR and creates nursing interventions to help patients meet goals outlined in the provider's care plan. Assist in completing patient forms, as needed.
Provides education to all patients on the importance of medication compliance, diet, exercise etc and ensures patients are following provider instructions for upcoming visits.
RN Graduate from an accredited Nursing School. Must be registered as an RN in the State of Connecticut. Current CPR certification from the American Heart Association required.
Minimum 2 years of experience in a fast paced primary care setting preferred
Supervisory experience a plus.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability and excellent skills to independently carry out assignments and nursing tasks; proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, patient registries, and web-based tools and the use of an EHR; strong knowledge of medical terminology and relevant procedures; excellent written, electronic and oral communication skills; and strong critical thinking and problem solving skills. The ability to work effectively in a team environment is essential. Oral and written proficiency in English is a must. Bi-lingual with fluency in Spanish preferred but not required.
Review of applications will begin on September 24, 2018 and continue until position is filled.
Category I Increased Risk Position
Potential exposure to hazardous waste and blood borne pathogens, clinical settings
Physical Demands: Requires walking, bending, sitting, standing, writing, reading, telephone use, data input into computer, pulling medical records,
Mental Demands: Ability to cope with continual changing priorities under potentially stressful conditions
Manual Dexterity Required: Ability to use a keyboard, telephone.
American with Disabilities Requirements
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job specific responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis.
Fair Haven Community Health Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FHCHC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
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