Central Health

Registered Nurse II

Req No.
2017-2920
Company
CommUnityCare Health Centers
North Central
1210 Braker Lane
Austin
Category
Medical Services
TX
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

In collaboration with patients, families (as defined by the patient) and staff across all disciplines and departments is responsible for providing routine nursing care within the limits of nursing knowledge, education, experience, and ethical, legal standards of care and for assisting in determining predictable healthcare needs of patients in a community healthcare center setting.

Responsibilities

  • Provide direct nursing care to patients and distribute medications and treatments according to accepted standards of care.
  • Assess the physical, social and emotional needs of patients and families in clinics.
  • Teach and counsel patients and families concerning health assessment and care including prevention of disease, disability, hygiene, and health maintenance.
  • Participate in the identification of patient needs for referral to resources that facilitate the continuity of care.
  • Accurately and completely report and document status, care rendered, response to care, provider orders, contacts with patient and/or other healthcare providers.
  • Accurately and completely perform patient follow-up activities including abnormal lab and diagnostics, referrals and call backs.
  • Participate in the orientation of new employees.
  • Act as a resource to the clinical support staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Complete all direct and indirect care documentation in timely manner and ensure patient records are current and complete.
  • Attend daily patient care (unit) huddles and periodic informational (clinic) huddles, meetings, patient conferences, or planning sessions.  These may be related to quality assurance, patient care and other related topics within the clinic.
  • Attend seminars and maintain all licensure and/or certification requirements for continuing education and best practices.
  • Participate in quality strategies to evaluate compliance with evidence-based guidelines, standards and to identify opportunities to improve patient outcomes.
  • Ensure all tasks provided and associated with patient care, patient administrative processes and related duties comply with all regulatory and accreditation standards including The Joint Commission and CommUnityCare Standard Operating Procedures and CommUnityCare Policies and Procedures.
  • Develop and maintain favorable internal relationships, partnerships with co-workers, including clinical managers, clinical support staff, providers and business office staff.
  • Interact respectfully and collaboratively with patients and their families, striving to develop favorable relationships with families.
  • Collaborate with all members of the care team in providing patient-centered care.

Qualifications

  • High level of skill at building relationships and providing excellent customer service.
  • High degree of knowledge and competency in the practice of medicine and associated charting requirements. 
  • Requisite skills and ability to perform certain medical tasks as assigned
  • High level of problem solving skill to better serve patients and staff.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Education:

  • Graduation from an accredited school  of Nursing.
  • Current, relevant state licensure to practice nursing in the State of Texas.
  • Current Health Care Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification through American Heart Association or American Red Cross. Will be required to maintain a current CPR certification during employment.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum of 1 year experience providing nursing care.
  • Demonstrated experience in recording and reporting accurate information.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple nursing activities at once.
  • Demonstrated experience with direct patient services and the proper knowledge and use of medical devices and equipment.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with tools, technology, and systems typically found within most health care environments (i.e. personal computer skills, spreadsheets, word processing, patient records systems, EMR systems, etc.).

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