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PACE Clinic Registered Nurse

Location : Modesto, CA
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Reference Code : PRF 7542
Job Industry : Healthcare - Health Services

Job Description :

 



Under the supervision of the Medical Director, provides clinic nursing services including assessing patients, participating in the interdisciplinary team and care planning, implementing care and care management, evaluating patient care and medical records, and demonstrating leadership abilities


 


Clinical Responsibilities



  •  Demonstrates effective communication and problem solving skills.

  • Supports the mission, vision, values and strategy of Centers by providing excellent patient-centered treatment, care, and services.

  •  Assessment: Identifies patients overt problems/needs and sets priorities; identifies problems requiring further referral and follow-up; interprets and records latest diagnostic results; performs advanced nursing assessments using critical thinking skills; collects data and completes required forms with appropriate responses according to clinic standards

  • Interdisciplinary care team (IDT) & Care Planning: Participates as a member of the IDT; assists with the care planning process in ordination with the IDT; includes the participant/family/care giver in process; makes referrals to interdisciplinary support services; participates in IDT initial and semiannual assessments; communicates participant changes to IDT.

  • Implementing & Managing Care: Provide care conforming to accepted practice standards; provides correct treatments/procedures as prescribed; demonstrates age related characteristics and needs of Participants; provides participant health education; participates in twenty four (24) hour care; identifies emergency situations and independently initiates advanced therapy; acts as coordinator of patient care with other health care personnel and evaluates patient care measures; understands and respects patient rights and utilizes established mechanisms for management of ethical issues in patient care.

  • Evaluation: Records patient care delivered as planned and any variation; makes and records observations related to impending or associated problems; implements nursing measures related to impending or associated problems.

  • Leadership: Delegates nursing care to appropriate personnel; recognizes clinic problems and documents same; demonstrates participation in QI processes; complies with policies regarding safe working practices; recognizes inappropriate or inefficient patient care management; resolves issues/problems and completes written reports; fulfills call for clinic as assigned and adjusts work flows for census and acuity.

  •  Ability to interact professionally and respectfully with geriatric individuals including those with cognitive decline and/or physical frailties.

  • Observes each participant for any change in physical, mental, emotional and social functioning and shall report such changes to the Interdisciplinary Team. • Other projects and duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications :

 



Education/Experience Requirements   


 


Minimum Qualifications


 



  •  Valid CA Driver’s License, acceptable driving record, and vehicle insurance. 

  •  Ability to lead and supervise effectively. 

  •  Ability to work under stressful conditions. 

  • Creative, detailed-oriented and organized. 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with specific ability to maintain accurate records.

  • Ability to facilitate effective meetings.

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Must have integrity, practice discretion and practice objective problem solving.

  • Data collection skills and knowledge of basic statistical principles. 

  • Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with participants, coworkers, medical staff, and the public. 

  • Skilled in identifying and recommending problem resolution.

  • Knowledge of safety and infection control requirements for healthcare facilities. 

  • Demonstrated experience in quality assurance and performance improvement activities and in the development and implementation of staff education with application of adult learning concepts. 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications; advanced Microsoft Excel experience required. 

  • Maintains professional affiliations and any required certifications


Education/Experience



  • High school diploma or equivalent. 

  • Graduate of an accredited school of professional registered nursing. 

  • Current unencumbered CA Registered Nurse (RN) License.  

  • Current BLS CPR Card certified by American Heart Association. 

  •  Minimum three (3) years RN experience with at least two (2) years working with the frail or elderly population


 



 
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