Job Overview

The role of the registered nurse is to provide holistic patient care service as a member of the primary care team.  Will perform routine clinic tasks necessary for efficient patient care and assist other patient care providers as needed.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assessment of patient needs through problem-oriented history, including past medical      history, current problems and vital signs
  • Identification of patients with significant health risks, including patients at risk due      to hereditary factors, lifestyle, diet, substance abuse, social/cultural/environmental factors, and/or inadequate understanding of their disease process or treatment plan
  • Patient teaching involving explanation to the patient of diagnosis, treatment plan      (including use of medications and their effects and side effects),  infection control (if indicated), and preventative techniques to lower  patient risk of future disease or accident
  • Assessment of patient needs through telephone interviews – advise patients over the      phone and identify patients with urgent care needs
  • Triage  patients who arrive without appointments, including assessment and  evaluation for need of medical care based on their medical history, present complaint, vital signs, and physical assessment (after physician consult if necessary)
  • Dispensing medication under M.D. supervision and administration of oral, I.M. and  I.V. medication as ordered by M.D., FNP, and CNW
  • Case management of high risk patients
  • Facilitate patient/family group education sessions
  • Coordinate patient flow and triage patients in the absence of the provider when      provider attends a hospital delivery or calls in sick
  • Maintains on-call providers up to date daily on changing needs of a complex, or high      maintenance, or high risk patient
  • Infection control within the clinic
  • Perform laboratory procedures when necessary
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor
  • Handle protected health information (PHI) in a manner consistent with the Health      Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

Proficiency in English and Spanish, both written and spoken language, required

Education and Experience Required:

Current Oregon RN License