The RN is responsible for providing skilled nursing care to CMC patients by practicing within and to the top of their scope of practice in collaboration with and under the direction of MDs, PAs, and NPs. RN's may exercise independent decision making and they report directly to the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). The RN communicates with Center Managers for needs relating to adequate facilities, tools and other support systems to allow the RN to provide excellent care coordination to all patients.
Licensed in the State of California as a Registered Nurse
IV certification preferred
Proficient with Microsoft Office computer applications
Proficient using an Electronic Health Records system/s
Next Gen EHR experience is preferred
Ability to travel between sites as needed
Valid California Driver's License, proof of auto insurance, and personal transportation
Preference for individuals with the ability to communicate in Spanish and English; writte and verbal
Experience in an ambulatory care nursing
Current certification in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Developing and implementing standardized nursing procedures for independent nurse delivered care
Chronic disease management in collaboration with the healthcare team by utilizing skills of motivational interviewing to assist patients in setting self-management goals
Transitional Care Management for patients discharged from inpatient and emergency facilities.
Committees and taskforces
Nursing and staff meetings
Training and continuing education activities
Performs general duties that contribute to the efficient work flow and safety of the clinic setting that includes, but is not limited to:
Conduct triage and respond to emergency care as needed
Oversight of medication administration and storage/handling processes
Delegates appropriate tasks to licensed and unlicensed staff according to their scope of practice
Responsibility for assessing skill competency of Medical Assistants in collaboration with the Back Office Trainer
Provides feedback to Center Manager and/or CNO for employee performance evaluations and corrective actions when needed
Assists other clinicians as needed
Complies with and supports patient safety, infection control, quality assurance, mandated reporting, consent and confidentiality policies and procedures
May provide supervision to licensed and unlicensed staff in the absence of other supervisors and managers
Performs skilled nursing care and provides patient education within scope of practice as established by the California Board of Registered Nursing and CMC policies
Independently renders care to patients according to established standardized procedures and in collaboration with other clinicians
Uses the Nursing Process of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation in all activities.
Proactively assumes responsibility of continuous improvement activities and is receptive to accepting other job duties as assigned and as delegated.
Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of professional nursing theory and practice to give and evaluate patient care
Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations and procedures to administer patient care
Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care
Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment
Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of professional nursing to provide on-going patient care
Skill in identifying problems and recommending solutions
Skill in preparing and maintaining records, writing reports and responding to correspondence
Skill in developing and maintaining department quality assurance
Skill in handling data entry meticulously
Ability to maintain quality control standards
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures
Ability to handle multiple priorities in the performance of nursing
Ability to work in a Care Team environment
Act professionally while representing CMC
Identify and promote best practices in patient care
Communicate skillfully and maintain a warm and friendly demeanor
Handle multiple priorities in the performance of nursing duties
Be flexible, innovative and focus on results
Ability to listen skillfully and display a willingness and ability to acknowledge the needs, expectations and values of others through the use of reflective listening and empathy conveyance. Responds to needs in ways that are helpful and beyond expectation.
Communicate clearly and effectively by using welcoming words, proper tone of voice, appropriate body language, eye contact and smiling with every interaction
Ability to provide excellent customer service that is reflective of a culture that values trust and respect
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment.
Community Medical Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is CMC's policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, membership, or non-membership in an employee organization or on the basis of personal favoritism or other non-merit factors except where otherwise provided by law.
This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, skills, or duties required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of Community Medical Centers. Since no job description can detail all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a job, duties, and responsibilities that may be inherent in a job, reasonably required for its performance, or required due to the changing nature of the job shall also be considered part of the jobholder's responsibility.