Registered Nurse / RN
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Benefits: Medical, Dental and Vision. Worksite Wellness Program, EAP, 457 retirement fund, 403B retirement plan with 3% matching after 1 year of employment, 160 PTO hours within the first year and so much more.
“To provide high quality, integrated primary, behavioral, and dental health care in the communities we serve, with special consideration for the medically underserved, regardless of ability to pay.”
We are a strong and rapidly growing Community Health Center located in the beautiful Colorado Mountains, with strong schools, abundant outdoor activities, and vibrant communities. We provide integrated medical-dental-behavioral health care, with 9 service delivery sites, 21,000 patients served, $19M annual operating budget, and 200 staff. We are recognized as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home by the National Committee on Quality Assurance.
Here you get to grow as a professional and develop the skills pertinent to meeting the needs of employees and patients. You will work with an experienced leadership team with multiple state and national awards for healthcare innovation. But most important, YOUR career will be about making a difference while living in paradise.
Utilize professional nursing theory and the nursing process to implement, coordinate and direct patient care and auxiliary nursing care activities, using a community health center primary care model.
- Demonstrates assessment and identification of patient/family health needs.
- Assists with assessing the patient to facilitate care planning and identification of problems.
- Utilizes data collected and reported by providers, other clinical support staff, patients/families/significant others, other disciplines and community agencies.
- Reviews payer sources and requirements that may affect patient care.
- Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patient’s age (i.e. knowledge of growth and development, treatment and care options).
- Demonstrates a strong knowledge of nursing practice and procedures.
- Demonstrates the ability to teach and assess patient learning, including informational handouts.
- Provides clear and concise patient education and instruction in understandable terms.
- Demonstrates sound knowledge base in age-related care, concepts and ability to provide education to patient/family or staff as needed.
- Documents relevant information in the EHR according to facility and nursing requirements.
- Asks for assistance when necessary.
- Obtains necessary vital signs and history information from patient/family/guardian.
- Completes EHR and hard-copy forms as appropriate.
- Consistently follows telephone triage procedure, including thorough documentation and notifying provider in a timely manner (if indicated).
- Assists with making referrals and assuring process is completed.
- Prepares rooms, equipment and patients for office visit/procedures (i.e. cleaning and setting up exam room/procedure room/equipment, providing patient instruction).
- Knowledgeable regarding equipment necessary for various procedures.
- Consistently plans ahead to insure availability and readiness of supplies and equipment.
- Competently assists providers with confidence and in anticipation of provider needs.
- Performs lab tests in accordance with facility, state, and safety practices, including infection control and sharps disposal.
- Maintains proper documentation in a timely manner.
- Notify provider of any abnormal test result in a timely manner.
- Assists in maintaining medical records and health center tracking logs.
- Knowledgeable of grant programs/payer sources and services covered. Problem solve when issues arise re: covered services or payer sources.
- Education or Formal Training & Experience:
- Registered Nurse with two (2) years’ experience in primary outpatient care preferred.
- Current Colorado license.
- Current B.L.S. certification.
- Bi-lingual in English/Spanish Preferred
- Knowledge, Skill & Ability: (include materials and equipment directly used)
- Demonstrate excellent communication, assessment and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrate strong knowledge in nursing practices and procedures.
- Demonstrate a strong knowledge of medical equipment, nursing procedures, documentation, patient education and knowledge of community resources.
- Competent in general office skills such as computers, faxes, telephones and copy machines.
- Competent in computer skills and EHR/EPM use.
- Ability to organize and prioritize work load.
- Maintain effective and positive professional working relationship with staff and patients at all times.
- Ability to understand and respond effectively and with sensitivity to special populations served by facility.
- Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to travel to other locations and to meetings outside of the service area.
- Ability to work flexible hours to meet job requirements