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(MSAW) Nurse

Westside Family Healthcare Dover, DE

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Be a part of a team that makes a difference!

Westside Family Healthcare is seeking a full-time Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural (MSAW) Nurse to work as part of an interdisciplinary team working specifically with patient and family members who are migrant and seasonal farmworkers. The MSAW Nurse is responsible for direct patient care across the lifespan with an emphasis on prevention and education, coordinating care and assisting patients in reaching self-management goals.

Westside is a Joint Commission accredited Federally Qualified Health Center, certified as a Primary Care Medical Home, with several locations throughout Delaware. Our mission is to improve the health of our communities by providing equal access to quality healthcare, regardless of ability to pay. Our Nurses play an essential role in caring for our communities, reducing barriers to care to allow access for the most underserved.

The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker (MSAW) Nurse helps to coordinate clinical services for migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Duties include outreach and facilitating clinical care, ensuring smooth operation of the clinical team on the Mobile Health Unit (MHU), initial preparation of the patient, patient education, assisting the provider during patient examinations, phlebotomy services, Direct Observation Therapy and HIV Testing and counseling.

Core Responsibilities:

  1. Engage in outreach initiatives as directed by the Director of Rural Health Outreach, including building relationships with farm owners, managers and crew leaders in order to connect with migrant and seasonal agricultural workers with clinical services.
  2. Assist providers and medical assistants with patient care, e.g., take vital signs, perform EKGs, collect specimens, irrigate ears, dress wounds, splint and tape injuries, perform selected diagnostic tests, and assist with pap smears, physical exams, and minor procedures when necessary
  3. Oversee clinical care on the MHU to ensure culturally competent, high quality, evidenced-based care in accordance with Westside’s standards, policies and procedures
  4. Work with the Nurse Supervisor and Clinical Floor Supervisor to complete the weekly staffing schedule for the MHU, monitor attendance and adequately communicate any and all last-minute schedule changes to all affected personnel

Minimum Qualifiations:

  1. State of Delaware (or compact state) Registered Nurse licensure with no restrictions or disciplinary action
  2. Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse, preferably in the area of ambulatory care or comparable
  3. Current certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
  4. Ambulatory Care Certification or commit to obtaining upon hire
  5. Fluency in written and spoken English and spoken Spanish, including knowledge of medical terminology
  6. Current phlebotomy certification and proficiency
  7. At least six months of experience with electronic medical record software
  8. Ability to travel independently to locations (reliable transportation, insured vehicle and valid driver’s license)

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  2. Clinical experience, training and/or passion to provide quality care to underserved populations
  3. Trained in Motivational Interviewing techniques

Other Qualifications:

Important personal characteristics for this position include attention to detail, initiative, dependability, integrity, cooperation, persistence, analytical thinking, adaptability, initiative, self-control, stress tolerance, concern for others, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Travel is primarily local during the workday. Hours are variable and based on patient care needs, which may include evenings and nights during peak season.

Westside Family Healthcare


Dover, DE
19904 USA



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