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Community Health Connections Registered Nurse - Temporary 3- 6 months in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Description

Essential Duties and Major responsibilities:

  • Schedules Nurse visits with patients as appropriate

  • Orders appropriate laboratory & Diagnostic testing according to established guidelines

  • Prepares patients for visits with providers by performing and recording vital signs (including: blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respirations, weight, and other procedures as needed)

  • Reviews patients’ medical records for completeness and updates prior to patients’ visit

  • Assists in routine physical examinations by preparing the patient, the equipment, and supplies, and assisting the provider as needed

  • Assists in preparing patients for routine diagnostic procedures (i.e. urine specimens) and performing selected screening tests (including: urine dipsticks, urine hCG, and rapid strep throat cultures)

  • Assists in preparing routine diagnostic request forms

  • Books patients for tests and appointments with outside facilities and/or specialists

  • Executes medical orders for specific drugs, treatments, and other diagnostic or therapeutic procedures

  • Administers and records medication administration consistent with his/her knowledge of pharmacology in accordance with health center policy

  • Administers routine vaccines. Is aware of current vaccine schedules, catch up schedules & complies with vaccine storage guidelines as set by the MA DPH

  • Participates in preventive health teaching and education pertinent to procedures being conducted

  • Provides case management type oversight to an identified patient population as assigned by the Nursing Coordinator

  • Provides guidance to non-clinical staff regarding clinical issues (i.e. phone triage)

  • Near visual acuity to observe changes in health/illness status of patients. Manual skills required include good eye and hand coordination in combination with finger dexterity for administration of injections, treatments, etc. Good color vision is required for perceiving changes in skin color and colors of medicines, solutions, etc

  • Assists & yearly HEDIS reporting as assigned

  • Work is of medium demand, walking and standing.

  • Occasional lifting of patients with assistance, reaching, handling and fingering of instruments and equipment and caring of patient needs.

  • Hearing to distinguish difference in heartbeat and breathing of patients and to hear instructions.

  • Near visual acuity to read gauges and dials on equipment.

  • Color vision for perceiving changes in patient's skin color or color of solutions.

  • Able to lift 40 lbs.

  • Managing patient care is a team effort that involves clinical and non-clinical staff interacting with patients

  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to the health center mission

  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to the established CHC Values and Standards

  • Performs other job related duties as required or assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse degree required, Bachelor of Science Nursing preferred

  • 2 years similar work, internship, or volunteer experience required

  • Work experience equivalent to one year as an RN in an ambulatory medical office environment preferred

  • Currently registered as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its Board of Registration in Nursing

  • Bilingual in Spanish and/or Portuguese preferred

  • Computer skills for accurate data entry

  • AHA BLS Health Care Provider certification or equivalent

  • Demonstrated interpersonal relationship skills

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced medical office environment

Qualifications

Skills

Preferred

  • Accurate Data Entry: Intermediate

  • Bilingual (Spanish/Eng.): Intermediate

  • Bilingual (Portuguese/Eng.): Intermediate

Education

Preferred

  • Bachelors or better

Licenses & Certifications

Required

  • Registered Nurse

  • BLS

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