Marin Community Clinics

Registered Nurse (Temporary)

Type
Temporary Full-Time
US-CA-Novato
Category
Clinical Support (M.A., R.N.)

Overview

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 35,000 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. Ideal candidate has direct patient-care experience in a community health or primary care setting. RN  should have a desire to work with underserved 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 is a temporary position (3-6 months)

 

 

 

 

 

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 triage of pediatric, adult, and gynecologic or obstetric 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 provider

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

Associate or BS Nursing degree

Active RN California License in good standing

Current AHA CPR Certification

Excellent verbal and written skills

Bilingual in Spanish desired

Strong enthusiasm and willingness to pitch in whenever needed

Must be able to work independently,with written protocols

Must be sensitive to ethnic and cultural differences and their relevance to health care

 

Desired Additional Qualifications

 

Experience in a community clinic or primary care setting

Familiarity or proficiency in using NextGen Electronic Health Records or i2i Tracks

Experience with nursing care coordination/case management

1+ years of experience as an RN in any setting

ACLS or PALS certification

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