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Care & Connect Mobile Nurse – United States of America

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Salary Range: Please note the typical Hiring range is $44.00-$47.00 hourly. Job offers within the range are based on relevant job qualifications and pay equity.

Hours: Part time

The Care & Connect Mobile Nurse contributes to the calling of Medical Teams International by providing crucial nursing services for Medical Teams Care and Connect mobile health clinics. The Registered Nurse will play a key role in conducting client assessments and screening, will utilize their nursing judgement and screening tools to determine follow up care and referral needs for the client, will administer direct nursing care when needed and may be called on to assist with client referrals, care coordination and data management.

Medical Teams International Calling:

Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide nursing assessment, planning and care coordination as needed.
  • Provide direct nursing care as needed to patients at Medical Teams mobile Care and Connect clinics.
  • Administer care in accordance with Medical Teams Health Guidelines, Standing Orders and evidence-based clinical practices.
  • Apply Medical Teams validated health screening tools.
  • Ensure all patient care is accurately documented in the patients record.
  • Establish partnerships with patients and families for positive outcomes in health status; identify patient goals for improving health status and management of chronic physical and mental health conditions; refer and connect patients to FQHCs and other community support services as needed.
  • Assess patient understanding of their condition and readiness to change. Provide patient with education about the disease process; offer tools and skills needed to achieve self-management goals.
  • Respond to emergent health issues; assess, advise and provide first aid and Basic Life Support as needed. Maintain joint accountability to the clinic team and to the Care and Connect program as a whole, to include supporting colleagues throughout the organization either on site or remotely as needed.
  • Work with team members and leaders to define and reassess priorities and plan, communicate, and execute care delivery.
  • Participate in Quality and Performance Improvement efforts at the site/program to improve patient outcomes as requested.
  • May serve as a preceptor for new staff and/or students who are assigned to Medical Teams as part of their professional education. Support safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies.
  • Collaborate with patients, clients, staff, and community partners to identify and address the ways that systemic racism and other forms of compounding bias are root causes of disparities in clinical/mental health and homelessness in Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color and other communities that have experienced historical and structural oppression.

Other Duties:

  • In collaboration with the Clinic Manager, Clinic Assistant and clinical volunteers, monitor, track and follow-up with patients to ensure care needs are met and referrals are completed and followed through using practice unit Resource Guides and electronic care coordination platforms.
  • Utilize volunteers and delegate tasks when appropriate.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications

EDUCATION, LICENSES, & CERTIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Graduation from an accredited nursing program.
  • State RN license in good standing.
  • Active CPR/BLS Certificate.

Preferred:

  • Bachelors degree in Nursing.
  • Masters degree in Public Health.
  • Care Coordination or Case Management Certification a plus.
  • Bilingual, Spanish preferred.

EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 2 years work experience working in a fast-paced healthcare setting preferred.
  • Experience working on interdisciplinary teams.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge and understanding of a broad range of physical and mental health conditions throughout the lifespan.
  • Knowledge of best practices in primary prevention, screening, and patient education.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and clinical procedures; anatomy, physiology, biology, human growth and development; asepsis and universal precautions; medical documentation.
  • Familiar with the principles of trauma-informed practice and culturally responsive care.

Skills:

  • Skills in written and verbal communication in English and basic math. Ability to comply with HIPAA/Confidentiality policies and procedures and to handle confidential and sensitive patient and staff information.
  • Moderately skilled with office software: Microsoft Word Suite, Excel, and PowerPoint and electronic health records systems.
  • Moderately skilled with communication software: Outlook, MS Teams, Internet, CRM. Prior experience with Open Dental is a plus.
  • Self-starter, quick and curious learner, detail oriented, highly organized, and able to work independently and in remote settings.

Abilities:

  • Ability to work effectively with patients and communicate effectively and respectfully with people of varied cultures, ethnic, language (including use of interpreters), educational and socio-economic backgrounds, as well as individuals with disabilities and contagious diseases.
  • Ability to start and operate emergency equipment, perform CPR, and provide basic first aid, and respond professionally in emergent situations.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team, interact appropriately with co-workers and patients, and develop and maintain rapport with a wide range of individuals.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility, adaptability, willingness, and openness to learn and change.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal directions and to complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to be detail-oriented and handle multiple tasks under stressful conditions, including organizing and problem solving in a creative manner.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound clinical judgment and work resourcefully and independently in the absence of detailed instructions.
  • Ability to work with supervision, receiving instructions/feedback, coaching/counseling and/or action/discipline and learn from directions, observations, and mistakes.
  • Ability to effectively perform job duties under a variety of conditions including time and/or resource constraints.
  • Ability to self-assess knowledge and nursing skill, and continuously develop clinical expertise through Medical Teams online Learning Management System.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and weekends as needed.
  • Ability to travel to various rural and urban locations within Oregon or Washington.
  • Ability to embrace and promote Medical Teams Calling Statement and Core Values.
  • Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner to donors, volunteers, and the public.
  • Adaptable and able to work in a fast-paced environment, under changing conditions.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks.

Travel Requirements:

  • This position is up to 20 hours per week, an hourly position which includes frequent regional travel of up to 2-hours, with occasional overnight travel as needed.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical Requirements:

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.

  • Frequent use of a personal computer, database and digital platforms, and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine and computer printer.
  • Frequently uses hands, fingers, and arms to reach, handle, touch or feel equipment, medical instruments, materials, computer.
  • Frequent communication and exchange of information among colleagues and persons of concern which requires the ability to speak, hear, convey and express oneself.
  • Frequent close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, steps, or ladder
  • Occasionally move about inside an office to access file cabinets, office machinery, meet with colleagues, etc.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  • Seldom to occasionally positions self to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • If in travel status, occasional to frequent traversing over rough or steep terrain in either a motor vehicle or on foot.

Work Environment:

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.

  • 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.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.
  • The employee may be required to travel to remote areas where there are potential health hazards and risks, limited hygiene facilities, extreme hot or cold weather, and very basic living conditions.
  • There may be a risk of occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). Hepatitis B vaccination series is required.

How to apply

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