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Community Health Nurse 2-VA & LCH

Company: Lincoln County
Location: Newport
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Community Health Nurse 2-VA & LCH Print (/lincoln/job/_bulletin.cfm?jobID=2558401&sharedWindow=0) Apply Community Health Nurse 2-VA & LCH Salary $60,516.00 - $64,200.00 Annually Location Lincoln County, OR Job Type Full-Time Department HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Job Number 19-74 (502-2) Closing Continuous + Description + Benefits + Questions Position Summary The Lincoln Community Health Center (LCHC) / VA nurse works in a professional community clinic nursing role to provide primary health care associated with the evaluation of health status, screening of medical problems and management of client health care in VA and Primary Care Clinics. Teaches and counsels clients on general health maintenance. Adheres to all applicable policies and procedures related to medical services and security. Must pass the Veteran's Affairs Federal Background Check. Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities a)Provides effective, efficient and safe nursing care in the clinic. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of and adherence to applicable policies and procedures. Models applicable policies and procedures with subordinate staff. b)Participates in assessing, planning and implementing in delivery of patient care. Continuously plans, organizes, coordinates, monitors and evaluates patient care in the clinic. Consistently sets appropriate priorities in providing good patient care that is organized and time conscious. Utilizes staff feedback in patient care. Maintains and ensures confidentiality of patient's conditions and records and of other data on a consistent basis. c)Performs direct care activities by administering medications, observing and documenting patient responses and/or side effect(s). Administers interventions/treatments according to established protocols. d)Provides an environment that demonstrates caring, compassion, and respect for all patients and families. Creates and maintains a high performance clinic environment characterized by positive role model, leadership, and strong team orientation. e)Communicates, as necessary, with other clinic and departmental personnel to coordinate efforts, resolve operational problems, and provide high quality, comprehensive patient care. f)Ability to maintain client confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA. g)Adheres to security and privacy rules and regulations of the facility and the VA. Typical Qualifications SPECIFIC JOB SKILLS: Knowledge of primary care nursing principles and practices, including preventive measures in the maintenance of health in the community. Knowledge of the uses and effects of medicines and narcotics, and medical record keeping practices. Knowledge of all clinical skills including physical assessment, interpretation of lab tests. Ability to analyze health problems through medical and running histories. Physical capability to interact with others and perform mobility requirements of the position. Ability to deal with sensitive issues such as HIV draws, testing and counseling, and pregnancy testing and counseling. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSES/CERTIFICATES REQUIRED: Associate's degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing meets the educational requirement. Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing is preferred. Must possess a valid active unencumbered license to practice in the State of Oregon as a Registered Nurse in accordance with applicable Oregon Revised Statutes at the time of appointment. Bilingual and/or bicultural competencies for the Latino population are preferred. This position also requires an insurable driving record and a valid Oregon driver's license within 30 days of appointment. The employee is required to maintain current and active licensures and certifications, as applicable, and to provide the appropriate verifications at the time of renewals NOTE: Employee is responsible for maintaining current and active licensure/certification and to provide verification at time of renewal. JOB CONDITIONS: Normal working hours. Exposure to potential hazardous conditions due to frequent drawing of blood. Must pass the Veteran's Affairs Federal Background Check and maintain required trainings by the VA to maintain access to the VA electronic health record system. Job Conditions and Physical Demands JOB CONDITIONS: Normal working hours. Exposure to potential hazardous conditions due to frequent drawing of blood. Must pass the Veteran's Affairs Federal Background Check and maintain required trainings by the VA to maintain access to the VA electronic health record system. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands are typical 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. ADA COMPLIANCE: Physical capability to handle high mobility demands and complex personal interactions. a)Physical Ability: Tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds). b)Sensory Requirements: Most tasks require visual perception and discrimination. Most tasks require oral communications ability. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds. c)Environmental Factors: Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, animals/wildlife, toxic/poisonous agents. Tasks are regularly performed with possible exposure to violence, disease, or pathogenic substances. Lincoln County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation. Lincoln County offers a comprehensive benefit package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision which is paid at 90% by the County and 10% by the employee. Other fully paid benefits include life, AD&D, long-term disability insurance. Other optional insurances are available. A 401K retirement plan is also provided. The County's current contribution rate is 11%. Regular and Trial Service employees working between 20 - 39 hours per week on a regular basis are eligible for pro-rated employee benefits. 01 Please tell us about your skills and experience working as an RN in a busy, patient-centered, primary care clinic. 02 Describe your experience and skill working as a member of a Care Team. 03 Please describe your experience providing care coordination for patients' with a chronic illness. 04 Do you have an associates or bachelor's degree from an accredited school of nursing? 05 Do you possess a valid, active, unencumbered license to practice in the State of Oregon as a Registered Nurse? If so, please make sure to provide the license number. Required Question Agency Lincoln County Address 210 SW Second St. Newport, Oregon, 97365 Phone 541-265-4157 541-265-0375 Website

Keywords: Lincoln County, Salem , Community Health Nurse 2-VA & LCH, Other , Newport, Oregon

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