Community Health Connections Registered Nurse in Leominster, Massachusetts
Essential Duties and Major responsibilities:
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)
Near visual acuity to observe changes in health/illness status of patients. Manual skills required include good eye and hand coordination in combination with finger dexterity for administration of injections, treatments, etc. Good color vision is required for perceiving changes in skin color and colors of medicines, solutions, etc
Assists & yearly HEDIS reporting as assigned
Work is of medium demand, walking and standing.
Occasional lifting of patients with assistance, reaching, handling and fingering of instruments and equipment and caring of patient needs.
Hearing to distinguish difference in heartbeat and breathing of patients and to hear instructions.
Near visual acuity to read gauges and dials on equipment.
Color vision for perceiving changes in patient's skin color or color of solutions.
Able to lift 40 lbs.
Managing patient care is a team effort that involves clinical and non-clinical staff interacting with patients
Demonstrates understanding and commitment to the health center mission
Demonstrates understanding and commitment to the established CHC Values and Standards
Performs other job related duties as required or assigned
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 Portuguese 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
Accurate Data Entry: Intermediate
Bilingual (Spanish/Eng.): Intermediate
Bilingual (Portuguese/Eng.): Intermediate
- Bachelors or better
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