Clinical Nurse

Clinical Nurse

Communication

Good oral and written communication skills are required for this position. The person in this position must be able to communicate effectively with the clients, staff, and others; and contribute to a positive environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assists in maintaining flow of patient care on multiple clinical levels
  • Provides education to patients on disease management, test results, etc. as appropriate to patient learning style.
  • Conducts patient visits as directed by medical staff and following Mazzoni Center protocols and guidance
  • Contacts patients and appropriate agencies to communicate test results
  • Collect relevant data from patients for care both in person and by telephone, i.e., triage
  • Performs transition of care activities including contacting patients after hospitalizations, urgent care or emergency room visits and schedule follow up appointments according to protocol and patient need.
  • Evaluates results and monitors treatment plans; documents all interaction with patients.
  • Serves as a clinical resource for medical assistants and licensed practical nurse (LPN), as needed.
  • Observes patients for reactions to medications or treatments, alert other medical staff as needed
  • Manages/coordinates high risk patient appointments.
  • Assists in assessing, developing, coordinating, and revising teaching programs for the medical staff.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities for the practice
  • Attends health center and agency meetings as directed

Education, Training, License and Certification

  • Graduate of an approved RN program, with bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred
  • Registered Nurse license in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania required.
  • One or two years of experience in primary care setting preferred
  • Comfort with adult, pediatric and geriatric care, and in particular, LGBTQ focused care

Clinical and Other Skills

  • Knowledge of medical procedures, terminology, and equipment especially as related to ambulatory care
  • Strong interpersonal skills with attention to team dynamics
  • Exercise good clinical judgment and seek support when needed.
  • Patient assessment and triage skills including ability to collect vitals signs
  • Ability to administer medications and immunizations.
  • Ability to perform wound care.
  • Phlebotomy and point of care testing skills.
  • Ability to perform catheter placement
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to identify patient learning styles and provide patient education/information in an effective patient centered manner.
  • Must work well with multi-disciplinary team.
  • Literate with general functions of EMR (preferably Athena) and basic computer skills.
  • Ability to handle high workflow, troubleshoot issues and multitask as needed.
  • Punctuality and professionalism at all times
  • Protect client and agency information at all times, adhering to agency Confidentiality Policy and Pennsylvania Act 148 as well as other laws governing privacy/disclosure.
  • Cultural competence with groups from diverse racial, educational, socioeconomic backgrounds, and sexual orientation and gender identities.
  • Ability to contribute positively to health center team environment demonstrating respect for all staff, patients and members of Mazzoni Center.
  • Committed to the mission of Mazzoni Center.

Clearances

Background checks are required, including Criminal Background Clearance, Child Abuse Clearance, and FBI Clearance.

Physical Requirements

  • The ability to stand, sit and walk for extended periods of time
  • The ability to lift objects greater than 35 pounds
  • The ability to communicate clearly using written and spoken words.
  • Must have all necessary vaccinations and annual screenings in accordance with Mazzoni Center policies

Salary

Starting at $65K

To Apply

To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to Practice Director, Devon Taylor ([email protected]) and CMO Dr Nancy Brisbon, MD ([email protected]).