Community Health Connections Temp to Hire RN or LPN in Gardner, Massachusetts
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We are a Non-Profit Federally Qualified Healthcare Center located in Central Massachusetts. Our company opened in February 2002 in response to a Community Needs Assessment that identified a need for medical service for the underserved members of our community. We strive to provide compassionate care regardless of income or insurance status to everyone who walks through our doors, including low income, underinsured, uninsured, publicly housed, and homeless populations. CHC is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. At CHC, we strive for a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We are proud to be able to serve our community! If you are passionate about the work we do here, we would love to hear from you!
Under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager, the Nurse performs direct and indirect nursing activities in accordance with licensure by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the policies and procedures of the health center.
Essential Duties Include:
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
Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse Massachusetts License required,
Bachelor of Science Nursing preferred.
2 years similar work, internship, or volunteer experience required.
Work experience equivalent to one year as a Nurse in an ambulatory medical office environment preferred.
Bilingual in Spanish and/or Portuguese a plus
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.
Benefits available if 20+ hours/week
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