Providence Community Health Centers

Registered Nurse

Providence County, RI, us

Company: Providence Community Health Centers

Category: Healthcare / nursing

Published on 2021-10-21 19:22:58

Job Description For six years running, Providence Community Health Centers has been named a Best Places to Work and RI Healthiest Employer by Providence Business News. This is a great opportunity to join our Nursing Team Education/Qualifications: • RN. from an accredited school of nursing or college preferred. • Current R.N. Rhode Island state license required. • One year nursing experience in hospital, public health or community health preferred. • Ability to perform duties and responsibilities across life cycle (infants, children, adolescents, adults, prenatal and geriatric) required • Experience in providing managed care patient services. Commitment to work in community health with the challenges of a high risk, and often uninsured and diverse patient population required. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: • Assesses the immediate and long-term physical, mental and social health care needs of individuals and families. • Incorporate age appropriate principles and consider the cultural and linguistic needs of patients and families to develop a plan of nursing care. Working with the individual and/or family to arrange follow-up care and provide patient education. • Initiate action by direct contact, by telephone, or referral, according to approved guidelines. • Case Manage families as needed to achieve the health care goals. • Orient new patients to the Health Center and the delivery of care. • Provide nursing services and treatments requiring specialized training, knowledge and skills such as immunizations, respiratory treatments, and medication delivery. • Provide Nursing Visits to read PPDs, administer ordered immunizations and medications, and educate and counsel patients with acute/chronic health problem, for the promotion maintenance and restoration of health. • Manage the flow of the clinic by previewing schedules and patient charts, proper triaging, and coordination and scheduling of sick visit appointments. • Document all care delivered, all counseling, and all triage encounters by phone or walk-in. Demonstrate sound judgment as evidenced by documented recommendations to patients and timely communication with providers as warranted. • Consult with Providers on the follow-up of DNKAs. • Review all labs, and radiological test results. Chart all results (OB department). Document follow-up of abnormal results. Follow up on family/partner screening needs, i.e., TB, Hepatitis, STD, and Genetic Counseling. • Maintain knowledge of programs and resources, i.e., WCSP, Diabetes Resource Center. • Coordinate patient care with School Nurses, VNA, DCYF, Adult and Child Day Care, and Summer Camps. • Maintain Pharmacy log including documentation of medications dispensed by providers and correct delivery and documentation by Pharmacy Representatives. • Coordinate patient care by refilling prescriptions per policy for walk-in patients, patient phone calls and Pharmacist calls. Assist patients with medication delivery problem, i.e. fill weekly medication boxes. • Coordinate and oversee Pharmacy Assistance Program • Maintain medication logs, Depo Provera, Norplant, Oral Contraceptives. • Check Emergency Cart and equipment as required. PCHC is EOE/M/F/D/V/SO Company Description Providence Community Health Centers (PCHC) is the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Rhode Island. With 11 facilities and 550 employees, we care for 60,000 residents in Providence — a diverse multi-cultural underserved patient population.
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