RN – Mobile Medical Unit

Circle the City
Published
July 24, 2020
Location
85013, Phoenix
Job Type
Category

Description

 

 

Circle the City (CTC) is a nonprofit community health organization with a mission to “create and deliver innovative healthcare solutions that compassionately address the needs of men, women and children facing homelessness.”  CTC’s system of homeless-specialty healthcare is one-of-a-kind in Arizona and is one of few similar models in the nation. Nearly 10,000 men, women and children experiencing varying degrees of homelessness will receive care in one of CTC’s many sites located throughout the greater Phoenix area.

Job Summary:

The Registered Nurse provides quality clinical services to patients receiving care in the West Valley. The Registered Nurse is a critical member of the patient care team who is responsible for making clinical decisions related to the triage of patients and prioritization of care, coordinating day-to-day clinical operations, planning care in partnership with licensed independent practitioners, implementing various treatments and evaluating the delivery of care within the established regulatory guidelines and licensed nursing practice standards.

Location: West Valley Mobile Unit

Shift: Days

Essential Duties:

  •  Collaborates with the WVNP team (Provider, MA, LCSW) throughout each shift to determine work assignments and priorities, as well as communicating the status of delegated task completion and outcome of patient data findings and assessments.
  • Triages health center patient need and makes clinically sound decisions for prioritization of patients with urgent or high risk need via both face-to-face and telephonic assessments;
  • Effectively manages patient flow by timely rooming of patients from waiting room, completion of intake procedures, vital signs, patient history, chief complaint, allergies, etc.
  • Proactively implements standing provider orders as indicated by patient complaint;
  • Assists provider with exams and minor procedures as requested by provider;
  • Administers immunizations and medications as ordered by the provider and documents accordingly in the EMR.
  • Performs office testing and treatments as ordered by provider. Collects, prepares and transports specimens for laboratory testing including phlebotomy and documents in the EMR accordingly. universal blood and body fluid precautions at all times and personal protective equipment as needed;
  • Thoroughly documents all services rendered in the EMR;
  • Works as an extension of the assigned provider, coordinating inbound requests related to medication refills, test results, critical labs, referrals, etc.
  • Partners with providers to achieve quality improvement goals by effectively monitoring relevant population health metrics and proactively implementing necessary tests, labs, screenings, etc.
  • Maintains a safe and healthy environment of care through appropriate cleaning and sterilization and disinfection of medical equipment, exam rooms and other areas requiring routine sterilization. Monitors the quality of the housekeeping function to ensure a safe environment. Monitors supply levels and expiration dates of clinic inventory and processes periodic supply orders to address low inventory or out-of-date supplies; Will monitor assigned EMR workflow and work with practice manager to identify any incomplete orders by the provider;
  • Perform procedures and treatments as ordered including, but not limited to wound care, small volume nebulizer (SVN) treatments, oxygen, ECG and assisting providers with procedures; Maintain accurate and timely documentation in electronic health records;

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing with a current Arizona RN license in good standing;
  • Certified in phlebotomy and CPR;
  • Minimum one (1) year experience in medical/surgical hospital, outpatient, home health or public health care;
  • Competent in basic nursing knowledge of illnesses and treatments;
  • Understanding of substance and mental health issues;
  • Computer proficiency inclusive of ability to access, enter, and interpret computerized data/information is required including use of electronic health records;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Must have a good driving record.

Experience and Education:

  • License to practice professional nursing in Arizona required
  • Minimum of 2 years nursing experience as a licensed RN required
  • Experience with under-served population preferred

Physical and Mental requirements:

  • Position requires extended periods of sitting and standing
  • Position requires regular bending and reaching, including transfer of patients
  • Must be able to lift, carry and push 20 pounds on a regular basis
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis
  • Able to adapt to rapid, unpredictable work flow

Benefits:

  • Medical
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • 403(b) retirement with company match up

We are an equal opportunity employer. All resumes will be reviewed for education and experience.  Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Requisition # 1058

 

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