Community Health Connections Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse in Leominster, 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, and Director of Nursing, the RN performs direct and indirect nursing activities in accordance with licensure by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the policies and procedures of the health center.
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)
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 Haitian Creole 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.
Generous vacation and personal time for eligible employees
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
100% paid Life insurance/AD&D
100% paid Long-Term disability.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Discounts on travel and entertainment!
Discounts on cell phone service, computer purchases, and more!
College Tuition Rewards/CMEs
Company Events & Activities (Annual cookout and holiday party, health and wellness events,” Lunch & Learn’s”, team building, and more!)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
EyeMed Vision Care Program
Accident & Cancer Insurance
Educational development reimbursement
Discounts on - gym membership, travel & entertainment tickets, electronics, and more!
Accurate Data Entry: Intermediate
Bilingual (Spanish/Eng.): Intermediate
Bilingual (Portuguese/Eng.): Intermediate
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