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Community Health Connections Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse in Gardner, Massachusetts

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JOIN THE CHC FAMILY!

We are a Non-Profit Federally Qualified Healthcare Center located in Central Massachusetts. Our company opened in February 2002 in response to a Community Needs Assessment that identified a need for medical service for the underserved members of our community. We strive to provide compassionate care regardless of income or insurance status to everyone who walks through our doors, including low income, underinsured, uninsured, publicly housed, and homeless populations. CHC is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. At CHC, we strive for a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We are proud to be able to serve our community! If you are passionate about the work we do here, we would love to hear from you!

Under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager, and Director of Nursing, the RN performs direct and indirect nursing activities in accordance with licensure by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the policies and procedures of the health center.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Schedules Nurse visits with patients as appropriate

  • Orders appropriate laboratory & Diagnostic testing according to established guidelines

  • Prepares patients for visits with providers by performing and recording vital signs (including: blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respirations, weight, and other procedures as needed)

  • Reviews patients’ medical records for completeness and updates prior to patients’ visit

  • Assists in routine physical examinations by preparing the patient, the equipment, and supplies, and assisting the provider as needed

  • Assists in preparing patients for routine diagnostic procedures (i.e. urine specimens) and performing selected screening tests (including: urine dipsticks, urine hCG, and rapid strep throat cultures)

  • Assists in preparing routine diagnostic request forms

  • Books patients for tests and appointments with outside facilities and/or specialists

  • Executes medical orders for specific drugs, treatments, and other diagnostic or therapeutic procedures

  • Administers and records medication administration consistent with his/her knowledge of pharmacology in accordance with health center policy

  • Administers routine vaccines. Is aware of current vaccine schedules, catch up schedules & complies with vaccine storage guidelines as set by the MA DPH

  • Participates in preventive health teaching and education pertinent to procedures being conducted

  • Provides case management type oversight to an identified patient population as assigned by the Nursing Coordinator

  • Provides guidance to non-clinical staff regarding clinical issues (i.e. phone triage)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse degree required; Bachelor of Science Nursing preferred.

  • 2 years similar work, internship, or volunteer experience required.

  • Work experience equivalent to one year as an RN in an ambulatory medical office environment preferred.

  • Currently registered as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its Board of Registration in Nursing

  • Bilingual in Spanish and/or Haitian Creole preferred.

  • Computer skills for accurate data entry

  • AHA BLS Health Care Provider certification or equivalent.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal relationship skills.

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills in English.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced medical office environment.

Benefits:

  • 401k

  • Generous vacation and personal time for eligible employees

  • Sick time

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • 100% paid Life insurance/AD&D

  • 100% paid Long-Term disability.

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Discounts on travel and entertainment!

  • Discounts on cell phone service, computer purchases, and more!

  • College Tuition Rewards/CMEs

  • Company Events & Activities (Annual cookout and holiday party, health and wellness events,” Lunch & Learn’s”, team building, and more!)

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • EyeMed Vision Care Program

  • Accident & Cancer Insurance

  • Educational development reimbursement

  • Discounts on - gym membership, travel & entertainment tickets, electronics, and more!

Qualifications

Skills

Preferred

  • Accurate Data Entry: Intermediate

  • Bilingual (Spanish/Eng.): Intermediate

  • Bilingual (Portuguese/Eng.): Intermediate

Licenses & Certifications

Required

  • BLS

Preferred

  • Registered Nurse
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