Registered Nurse - Float Pool
Company: Communicare Health Centers
Posted on: May 11, 2022
This position reports to the Director of Nursing and works as
part of a team with the Clinic Manager, clinic providers, and
clinic support staff to provide quality, coordinated care to
patients. The RN will travel to various clinic sites to provide
clinician support, patient case management, patient education,
triage, monitoring of patient flow and indirect nursing supervision
of the medical assistants. CommuniCare Health Centers is a
Federally Qualified Health Center providing comprehensive
patient-centered primary care services including medical, dental,
substance abuse treatment, behavioral health and outreach services
to the low income, multi-ethnic, uninsured and underinsured in the
communities we serve.
HOURS/SITE: Full-time, 40 hours/week, Monday through Friday at
CommuniCare Health Centers in Davis, Woodland, and West Sacramento.
Some evening hours required.
CommuniCare Health Centers provides an inclusive workplace that
promotes and values diversity and life experience. CommuniCare
encourages people of all backgrounds to apply including, but not
limited to those who identify as: Black, indigenous, people of
color, LGBTQIA+ persons, immigrants, refugees, women, people with
disabilities, veterans, individuals of all ages and religions, as
well as those who have experienced the criminal justice system.
RESPONSIBILITIES:The following reflects managements definition of
essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks
that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and
responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable
accommodation or other reasons.
- Provides and manages patient care under the direction of staff
providers, including physical evaluations, assessments, and
diagnoses as appropriate. Consult with staff physicians as
- Utilizes the nursing process (assessment, planning,
intervention and evaluation) in patient care and daily
- Furnishes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment
regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions, within
scope of practice.
- Provides direct one-on-one patient education and supervises the
provision of patient education by Medical Assistants. Participate
in group education as needed.
- Performs independent face-to-face or telephone triage using
written triage protocols.
- Accepts and correctly transcribes verbal or telephone orders
- Provides follow-up to patients recalled for abnormal
- Transmits new, updated and refilled prescription orders to
pharmacies on behalf of prescribing providers.
- Assures efficient patient flow by ongoing assessment of
clinician schedule and working with other staff to minimize patient
- Administers injections and diagnostic test/referrals as
ordered, including immunizations, completing lab and x-ray
requisitions and other services ordered by the providers.
- Performs diagnostic and laboratory tests including but not
limited to audiometry, EKG, urine dips, acu-check, urine HCG,
hemocue hemoglobin, etc. Supervises and oversees quality assurance
of these testing services performed in primary care clinic.
- Performs patient care including but not limited to wound care,
birth control visits, blood pressure checks, medication refills,
INR/Coumadin services, etc.
- Processes clinical patient information for providers in patient
electronic health records (EHR).
- Participates routinely in quality improvement projects using
- Assists with coordination of specialty clinics, such as
orthopedics, pediatrics, dermatology, telemedicine, etc.
- Assists with meeting the needs of patients with complex medical
problems, including facilitating referrals and follow-up care as
- Assist with coordination of care to other CommuniCare services,
including dental care, behavioral health, diabetes education,
- Attends clinic and general CommuniCare meetings as
required.Education/Licenses: Completion of an accredited RN
Program. Current California RN license and good standing with the
Board of Registered Nurses required. Current CPR certification
Experience: Knowledge of nursing process, scope of practice and
standards of care. Previous nursing experience in a medical office,
outpatient clinic or hospital. Demonstrated ability to assume
responsibility, to work well on a team and problem solve.
Demonstrated commitment to high quality health care for low income
populations. Previous experience with continuous quality
improvement process and with safety, environmental and/or infection
control standards. Experience with or ability to learn utilization
of electronic health records.
Special Skills/Equipment: Basic computer proficiency in Windows
environment. Effective and flexible communication skills. Bilingual
- Physical Requirements and Work Environment: The physical
demands described here are representative of those that must be met
by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions.Requires a moderate to high level of mobility, dexterity,
and flexibility in order to perform essential functions. The
employee is occasionally required to walk, bend, reach with hands
and arms, and to lift 25 lbs. Must be able to sit or stand for long
periods of time. Close vision is required. Work is performed in a
typical clinic environment with moderate equipment noise.
Occasional travel to other clinics and locations may be required.
Ability to bend and move arms and hands in sufficient range of
motion to complete physical assessment and type chart notes.
COMPLETED COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIRED
SALARY/BENEFITS:Compensation depends on experience. Medical,
dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, EAP, flexible spending
account, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave available.
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