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Bi-lingual Registered Nurse (RN)

Company: Petaluma Health Center
Location: Rohnert Park
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Description

Petaluma Health Center is an eleven-time award winner in the North Bay Business Journal's Best Places to Work for 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2009 and we were named as one of the Healthiest Companies in the North Bay' by the North Bay Business Journal for the last 5 consecutive years.

The Petaluma Health Center's mission is to provide high quality health care with access for all in Southern Sonoma County & West Marin. We pride ourselves on our Patient-Centered care while maintaining an engaging environment for our staff. The Center accomplishes this mission through collaborative, innovative programs, services and referral resources that meet the economic needs of the entire community.

FULL TIME SCHEDULE: 4x9's

FULL TIME EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:

--- 21 Days of Paid Time Off

--- 10 Paid Holidays

--- Medical Insurance (Entire deductible paid by us!)

--- 30 Chiropractor and Acupuncture visits per year included with enrollment in our health insurance plans (Kaiser and WHA)

--- Dental Insurance

--- Vision Insurance

--- Gym Membership Discounts at Synergy Health Club and 24-Hour Fitness!

--- 401K Matching after 1 year of employment

--- Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care FSA

--- Life Insurance (included at no cost to the employee)

--- Long Term Disability (included at no cost to the employee)

--- Employee Assistance Program (included at no cost to the employee)

Summary: The Team Nurse, RN is responsible for providing care in assessing patient problems and needs. He/she will implement plans of care, advise patients on health maintenance and prevention, maintain clinical documentation, mentor other staff, and/or provide case management per protocol under the direction of the Provider.

Areas of Responsibility:

Patient Care & Education

  • Performs patient care activities that are assigned within the scope of competencies
  • Collaborates with the Care team and Providers to increase understanding, involvement and to enhance the PHC patient experience
  • Performs comprehensive triage and advice (phone and walk-in) for adult/geriatric, young adult, pediatric, infant and pregnant/nursing mothers under the direction of licensed clinical staff
  • Processes medication refills in accordance with protocol
  • Provides immediate response for urgent triage (includes phone) and codes within the facility
  • Performs nurse visits under the direction of Provider (s) (includes, but not limited to): wound care; B12; Coumadin; Testosterone injections; Insulin and glucometer teaching; Depo; BP checks; suture removal; medication reconciliation; and patient education for chronic disease per protocol
  • Assists with various procedures
  • Performs medication reconciliation and adjustments per protocol and with support of Provider
  • Informs and educates patients on the significance of abnormal lab results relative to chronic disease and/or Public Health tracked illnesses in accordance with PHC approved educational materials as per protocol
  • Effectively utilizes PHC approved educational materials to provide patient education for medications, wellness, disease management, procedures and processes under the direction of licensed clinical staff
    Documentation
    • Ensures a clean, orderly and functional work environment
    • Assists team manager to facilitate policy implementation and adherence by staff
    • Effectively participates in problem identification and resolution
    • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of PHC equipment and supplies
    • Promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices
    • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
      Case Management
      • Performs indirect case management (includes, but not limited to): patient recalls; missed breast care follow up; and new patient intakes
      • Provides direct case management for uncontrolled chronic disease with Provider direction
      • Provides guidance to MA's doing non-appointment work
      • Mentors and orients new staff, students and other team members
        Education/Experience:
        • Two year degree in Nursing required; Bachelors and/or Master's degree is preferred
        • Equivalent to an RN or higher degree from an accredited school of nursing
        • One to two years of increasingly responsible nursing experience including experience in community nursing preferred
          Desired Skills:
          • An energetic and creative individual with high standards and an appropriate professional image
          • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
          • Versatility, flexibility and willingness to work within an ambiguous, fast-paced environment
          • Demonstrated resourcefulness in providing solutions and setting priorities
          • Effective interpersonal skills to work effectively with all levels within the health center
          • Strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels
            Knowledge of:
            • Principles, procedures, methods and techniques of nursing and health care
            • Modern practices and principles of method disease counseling
            • A variety of community resources
            • Basic management practices and principles
            • Principles and procedures of electronic medical record keeping
            • Universal precautions and infection control practices
            • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes, and regulations regarding health care

              Licenses and Certifications:
              • Possession of an appropriate, valid California Registered Nursing License
              • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California driver's license
              • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid CPR certificate
              • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid BLS certificate
              • Candidate must be able to successfully meet PHC's credentialing and privileging requirements
                Language Skills: Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions and requests from patients, co-workers, and others as necessary. Bilingual in English and Spanish, both written and verbal required

                Petaluma health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Petaluma health Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Keywords: Petaluma Health Center, Rohnert Park , Bi-lingual Registered Nurse (RN), Healthcare , Rohnert Park, California

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