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Registered Nurse

Company: Neighborhood Healthcare
Location: Escondido
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Community health is about more than just vaccines and checkups. It's about giving people the resources they need to live their best lives. At Neighborhood, this is our vision. A community where everyone is healthy and happy. We're with you every step of the way, with the care you need for each of life's chapters. At Neighborhood, we are Better Together.

As a private, non-profit 501(C) (3) community health organization, we serve over 350k medical, dental, and behavioral health visits from more than 77k people annually. We do this in pursuit of our mission to improve the health and happiness of the communities we serve by providing quality care to all, regardless of situation or circumstance.

We have been doing this since 1969 and it is our employees that make this mission a reality. Regardless of the role, our team focuses on being compassionate, having integrity, being professional, always collaborating, and consistently going above and beyond. If that sounds like an organization you want to be a part of, we would love to have you.

The Registered Nurse (RN) works to support the mission and vision of Neighborhood Healthcare by providing excellent patient-centered care and services within a dynamic team environment. To achieve these ends the Registered Nurse works to improve overall patient satisfaction and well-being by demonstrating and living the company values: Compassion, Above & Beyond, Generosity, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Direct Patient Care

  • Triages patients concerns to determine appropriate care needed
  • Performs clinical procedures, such as injections, wound care, dressing changes, catheter insertion/removal, and administering breathing treatments
  • Responds to lifesaving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocols

    Clinical Administration

    • Responds to patient telephone inquiries and provider requests regarding medical concerns, lab results, refills, and referrals
    • Provides provider coverage by determining urgency of pending lab results, diagnostic imaging, and medication refills requested
    • Documents patient encounters and care plans in electronic health records system
    • Provides clinical coaching support and indirect supervision to medical assistants

      Immunization Program Support/Oversight

      • Reviews and compares needed records and abstract data to California Immunization Registry (CAIR), eClinicalWorks (eCW), and patient's immunization records; including identifying when patient immunizations are due
      • Verifies immunization orders for accuracy, such as correct vaccine, dosage, expiration date, and age
      • Provides vaccine information statements (VIS) and administers vaccines, as ordered
      • Documents vaccines administered in CAIR, eCW, and patient vaccine records
      • Schedules recall appointments for upcoming due vaccines
      • Ensures all forms are kept up to date, such as Vis forms
      • Completes and submits required reports, including vaccines administered, reminder/recall reports, state flu reports, and other reports, as necessary
      • Manages vaccine inventory to maintain accurate inventory, manages supply expiration dates, and rotations of stock to avoid waste
      • Places vaccine orders in a timely manner to prevent running out of vaccines or creating an over supply
      • Performs routine cleaning standards to maintain refrigerators and freezers for vaccines
      • Conducts proper handling, storage, and management of vaccines in compliance with Vaccines for Children (VFC)/ Vaccines for Adult (VFA) Guidelines
      • Provides staff immunization trainings in conjunction with medical assistant trainings, as needed
      • Provides periodic vaccine updates, in-services, or information to staff, as needed
      • Monitors and records refrigerator and freezer temperatures at least twice a day
      • Assists vaccine excursions in alignment to standard protocols

        Patient Education

        • Initiates patient education plan and provides patient education according to their individual needs as prescribed by provider and/or clinic policy, including patient and family instructions
        • Provide on-going support and continuous assessment for international normalized ratio (INR) patients
        • Educates and instructs patients regarding lab tests, results, medication functions, and expectations to gain cooperation and allay apprehension


          Skills:Strong critical thinking skills. Use sound judgment and apply nursing assessment techniques efficiently and with confidence. Ability to be flexible with changing priorities and multiple time sensitive deadlines. Use emotional and cultural intelligence to provide appropriate communication and resolve conflicts. Work as part of the team while providing leadership and taking initiative to advance clinic operations. Deliver care while exemplifying compassion to patients and team members. Able to troubleshoot situations based on a strong understanding of nursing skills. Proficient in an electronic health records system and Microsoft Office Suite-Outlook and Word.

          Education/Licenses: HS Diploma/GED required; bachelor's degree preferred. Valid CA Registered Nurse License required. Current CPR/BLS certification required.

          Experience:At least 2 years of experience in clinic, outpatient, or general medicine preferred.Pediatric experiencepreferred.Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

          Neighborhood Healthcare requires employees to be fully vaccinated (including a booster dose) against COVID-19 and demonstrate proof of vaccination/booster upon hire or receive approval for an exemption based on a medical reason, disability or religious belief. Proof of booster dose will be contingent upon booster eligibility.

          Pay Range:$40.00 to $52.00 per hour, Depends on Experience (DOE)

          Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

          The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Neighborhood Healthcare, Escondido , Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Escondido, California

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