The Registered Nurse (RN) promotes and restores patients' health by completing the nursing process; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members; providing physical and psychological support to patients, friends, and families.
PRINICIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Identifies patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements.
- Conduct triage of patients, provides HIV and Hepatitis C testing.
- Conducts street outreach and participates in community/agency outreach events to engage potential clients into services.
- Collect laboratory specimens in accordance to Federal law, regulators agencies and HHCLA policies and procedures.
- Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.
- Promotes patient's independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patient, friends, and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions.
- Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following hospital and nursing division's philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and other governing agency regulations.
- Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel.
- Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
- Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
- Maintains medical supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
- Complies with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
- Assists with developing, updating and implementing medical policies and procedures.
- Complies with weekly productivity requirements to ensure compliance with contractual and performance management requirements.
- Implements and consistently practices harm reduction, trauma informed care, housing first and integrated care interventions.
- Able to serve a diverse vulnerable client populations and communicate effectively in a culturally competent manner.
- Able to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment, utilizing professional, open and respectful communication. Maintains a solution focused, strengths based and client centered approach with managers, co-workers and clients of HHCLA.
- Ensures performance management standards are met through ongoing supervision addressing barriers as they arise.
- Maintains client records according to HIPAA and adheres to all client confidentiality requirements and standards.
- Complies and maintains familiarity with agency and program policies and procedures and other applicable regulations.
- Attends and participates in supervision, staff meetings, trainings, conferences, workshops, and special projects to promote professional development.
- Models HHCLA approach, mission and core values in all communication, correspondence, community events, coalitions and advocacy efforts.
- Reports to work on time and maintains reliable and regular attendance.
- Maintains current licensing and/or certification as required for position.
- Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:
Education and Work Experience:
- Bachelor of Science degree
- Minimum of one year of clinical experience
Knowledge and Skills:
- Familiar with the principles of Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, Housing First and Integrated Care
- Experience working with culturally diverse communities and vulnerable populations
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients, office personnel, other employees and the general public
- Ability to work in fast-paced, high energy environment
- Ability to define problems and use critical thinking skills to identify solutions
- Ability to work independently and with others – including other employees, clients and members of the public -- in face-to-face and telephonic contexts
- Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and manage time, meet deadlines and perform duties under time constraints
- Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work demands
- Maintain high level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time
- Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or concerns
- Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with agency policies
- Computer literate (basic working knowledge of Microsoft WORD, Excel, and Outlook) and data/electronic records
- Must possess a valid California Driver’s License, properly registered vehicle and insurance
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
- Current California Nursing license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing
- Strong written skills
Staff success and professional development is a priority at HHCLA. Staff will receive weekly individual supervision with their direct supervisor. Additionally, direct service staff will have the opportunity to participate in group supervision, which provides a learning and supportive environment to promote quality client care, self-care and a healthy work environment.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily; help maintain a health work environment, initiates and maintains professional interactions and communication with HHCLA employees and/or others, and interacts with all levels of organizational staff and management; outside auditors, community partners and/or vendors.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to: use hands to produce records and/or documentation in manual or electronic format. The employee is frequently required to stand and sit. The employee must possess ability to ensure significant communication with HHCLA’s community members. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally move or lift up to 25 pounds. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, must be available to work irregular hours, shifts, weekends, holidays. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Employee will constantly work in indoor and outdoor weather conditions.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS:
There is one flight of stairs that must be climbed to the 2nd floor at the Beverly Site location. There is no elevator access within the office.
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