Positions available in the following areas: Employee Health & Wellness, Infectious Disease, Primary Care and Rheumatology
Overview of Position: Under administrative supervision of the Practice Administrator, the Staff Nurse will be responsible for coordination of care between clients, medical providers and the infectious disease specialist. The Staff Nurse is primarily responsible for the support and logistical functions necessary for the effective and efficient delivery of health care services in the clinic. Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) activities, to include making recommendations for strategies to improve quality of care. Provides direct care to clients in busy, fast paced clinic setting with multiple providers and non-clinical staff.
Qualifications: Diploma in nursing with 2 years’ experience; or AD in nursing with 1 year of experience; BS in Nursing with 1 year of experience preferred; Licensure through State Board of Nursing of South Carolina. Current SC nursing license / CPR certification, chronic care knowledge, basic HIV and medical knowledge required. The staff nurse should have the ability to work with clients and physicians from a variety of backgrounds and lifestyles while maintaining non-judgmental attitude. The clinic nurse must be a team player and able to multi-task. Ability to appropriately respond to emergency situations. Ability to work in a high-pressure environment
Maintain current general medical knowledge.
Participation in training opportunities to enhance knowledge such as conferences and continuing education / in-service events.
Provides the clients with consistent and reliable medical information and shares with family as deemed appropriate by the client.
Understand company and program policies and procedures as well as be aware of HopeHealth’s mission, vision and values.
Should have knowledge of and counseling skills in prevention interventions and be adept in utilizing basic software applications to include Microsoft Office and E-Clinical Works (eCW) and Provider Enterprise (PE) medical software.
Ability to communicate effectively utilizing both oral and written means and must possess a current driver’s license.
Essential Job Functions: Assists medical providers in the evaluation and treatment of clients to include new patient intakes, chart preparation, taking and recording of vital signs, obtaining lab work, communicating with pharmacists and other physicians’ office personnel, managing/maintaining records, and providing appropriate education and counseling to clients regarding their specific health care needs. Assesses health, nursing and personal care needs of individuals and their families.
Assists with medication refills, medical record requests, and medication guarantees. Also assisting with procedures such as pap smears and breast exams and completes the plan of care after medical visit including referrals, if necessary. Facilitate clinic flow and room turnover; provides hands on care during clinic- administers injections/vaccinations, provide wound care, set- up pill boxes; assist with lab draws as needed; triage and monitoring of vital signs and client status; educate clients and family on medications, treatments and basic disease processes and keep work areas neat, tidy and well stocked and supplied and perform data entry tasks for reporting purposes.
Competencies: Ability to take initiative and handle various tasks simultaneously while working efficiently, effectively, and independently under minimal supervision. Knowledge of adult learning principles, management leadership principles, and community resources. Knowledge of policies, standards, regulations, and protocols. Knowledge of data bases i.e. EMR system
- Responds to phone calls in a respectful and timely manner
- Responsible for medication log sample med list sign out
- Responsible for labeling sample medications
- Stock clinic rooms with supplies
- Filing of labs into medical record
- Assists with the development and promotion of relationships in the Pee Dee Region with medical providers. Communicates and works with medical providers and other agencies in planning and implementing care of clients, their families, and other contacts
Physical Requirements: Must have direct client contact in order to provide program activities. Must have direct client contact. Ability to independently lift 50 pounds or less. Stand, stoop, reach, pushes, and pulls. Type/Read on a computer.