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Registered Nurse, Novato, San Rafael, CA


Organization: Marin Community Clinics
Category: Nurse
Location: Novato, San Rafael, CA
Date Job Posted: September 13, 2021
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Registered Nurse Bilingual

Overview

All employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to limited exemptions. New Employees are required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before the first day of employment. Exemptions to this requirement will be considered for those requesting an exemption on medical, disability, or religious grounds.

Marin Community Clinics (MCC) is a multi-clinic network with a wide array of primary care, specialty and referral services. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, we provide vital health services to more than 38,000 insured and uninsured patients annually.

We strive to provide quality care to our patient population, which is a vibrant and diverse community of various socioeconomic levels and ethnic backgrounds. We pride ourselves on having an excellent multidisciplinary team of professionals who provide culturally-sensitive, compassionate care to all individuals regardless of ability to pay.

We are looking for a qualified Registered Nurse to join our nursing team. The Ideal candidate will have direct patient-care experience in a community health or primary care setting. RN candidate should have a desire to work with under-served communities and a passion for health education and primary care.

This position offers the ability to see patients both independently and as a vital team member in an integrated primary care model. Nurses in our clinics gain experience in case management, health coaching, triage, and furthermore are able to improve patient care through participation in and development of quality improvement initiatives.

This role requires a considerable amount of administrative nursing tasks, 60% administrative, 40% patient care.

Benefits:

Our benefits program is designed to protect your health, family and way of life. We offer a competitive Benefits Program that includes affordable health insurance and Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA), Dental and Vision Insurance, Educational and Continuing Education Benefits, Student Loan Repayment and Loan Forgiveness, Retirement Plan, Group Life and AD&D Insurance, Short term and Long Term Disability benefits, Professional Fee Reimbursement, Mileage and Cell Phone Reimbursement, Scrubs Reimbursement, Loupes Reimbursement, Employee Assistance Programs, Paid Holidays, Personal Days of Celebration, Paid time off, and Extended Illness Benefits.

Responsibilities

Provides culturally-sensitive, patient-centered care to all MCC patients.
Provides nursing care within scope of license and clinic policy and procedures.
Conducts assessments and triaging of medical complaints for walk-in or late patients.
Performs telephone triage of patients’ medical concerns and providing triage advice.
Reviews and follows up Emergency Department and Hospital discharge summaries to facilitate coordination of transition to community.
Conducts patient co-visits with clinicians to provide additional support in chronic illness management.
Utilizes health coaching skills and encourages patient activation and self-management.
Participates in intensive outpatient case management of medically or psychosocially complex patients in the clinics.
Participates in Quality Improvement projects and PDSA cycles.
Measures PT/INRs and assists providers in dose titration and monitoring of anticoagulant. medication.
Initiates referrals to public health programs and home-health programs.
Reports communicable diseases to county and coordinates follow-up.
Manages in-box messages from patients and medical providers
Administers injectable medications including insulin, antibiotics, and pain medication.
Administers routine immunizations per clinic standardized procedures.
Provides medication refills per clinic protocol.
Orders labs, medications, and vaccines per standardized procedures.
Reviews lab results, diagnostic imaging, and specialist consult summaries for actionable items.
Provides health education and formulating care plans for patients with chronic illness e.g., diabetes, asthma, heart failure, obesity.
Performs medication reconciliation as needed.
Performs nursing skills including insertion of straight or indwelling catheters, suture removal, wound care, and interpreting PPD skin tests.
Maintains and checks crash cart and AED.
Responds to medical emergencies in clinic and leads “MD STAT” situations alongside medical provider.
Provides support to Medical Assistants, including filling in as needed in the event of staff shortage or unanticipated need.
Coordinates pre-operative history and physical exams, including ordering labs or diagnostic studies per primary care provider.
Responds to in-person or electronic patient requests for lab results, medical questions and concerns regarding disease processes.

Qualifications

1+ years of experience as an RN in an outpatient ,Federally Qualified Health Center/Community Health setting highly desired.
Associate or BS Nursing degree required.
Active California RN License in good standing.
Current CPR Certification.
Excellent verbal and written communication ability.
Bilingual English/Spanish is required.
Must be able to work independently and within a team environment.
Must be sensitive to ethnic and cultural differences and their relevance to health care.
Prior experience in a community clinic or primary care setting a plus.
Familiarity or proficiency in using NextGen Electronic Health Records or i2i Tracks.
Experience with nursing care coordination/case management.
ACLS or PALS certification a plus.

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