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Outer Cape Health Services Registered Nurse in Wellfleet, Massachusetts

The Registered Nurse at Outer Cape Health Service (OCHS) is responsible for providing direct patient care based on the nursing process within assigned work periods. The incumbent functions as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to achieve patient outcomes consistent with a comprehensive plan of care. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Conduct intake on walk-ins to identify need for urgent care Support providers with urgent care procedures Implement orders for EKGs, dressing changes, suture removal, ear lavages, splinting, injections, IV insertion, and IV infusions. Make appropriate referrals required for the management of patient care Obtain required patient specimens and perform or request diagnostic laboratory tests Communicate diagnostic laboratory results to provider Render other treatment as ordered by providers (including, but not limited to intravenous, pulse, SpO2, etc.) Conduct routine patient examinations according to OCHS Nursing Protocols (routine examinations include but are not limited to blood pressure checks, allergy injections, minor wound care, uncomplicated suture removal, etc.) Provide the best patient experience possible; address patients concern and questions, explain procedures, testing, and diagnosis thoroughly Maintain patient privacy and confidentiality of information at all times in accordance with OCHS policies and HIPAA Maintain patient records with the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) in accordance with OCHS policies Educate patient in the proper use of medical equipment, prescribed regimens and other nursing care regimens Adheres to the National Patient Safety Goals that are applicable to ambulatory care centers (including but not limited to improving the accuracy of patient identification, improving the safety of using medications, reducing the risk of care-associated infections, and following the universal protocol of preventing wrong site/wrong procedure/wrong person) Other related duties and projects, as required or assigned in order to ensure the needs of the Health Center and its patients are met Ability to work with a range of patients from varying demographics Ability to work across multiple functions and disciplines collaboratively Achieving Results/Decision-Making Skilled at organization Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously Effectiveness at prioritizing competing work demands Professional accountability Kindness Qualifications Required Qualifications, Education, and Experience Bachelor of Science or Associates in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing by AACN Current Registered Nurse (RN) license from the Massachusetts State Board of Registration Basic Life Support (BLS) and IV skills 1 year professional nursing experience (ED, urgent care, or ambulatory/primary care setting) or comparable experience Maintain and enhance professional nursing skill and knowledge by attending continuing education programs.

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