Lincoln County Community Health Nurse 2 in Newport, Oregon
Community Health Nurse 2
Community Health Nurse 2
Depends on Qualifications
Lincoln County, OR
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
The Lincoln Community Health Center (LCHC) Community Health Nurse 2 works in a professional community clinic nurse role to provide primary health care associated with the evaluation of health status, screening of medical problems and management of patient's health care. Teaches and counsels patients on general health maintenance. Adheres to all applicable policies and procedures related to medical services and security.
Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities
a) Provides effective, efficient and safe nursing care in the clinic. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of and adherence to applicable program and nursing policies and procedures. Models these policies and procedures with subordinate staff.
b) Participates in assessing, planning and delivering high quality patient care. Continuously plans, organizes, coordinates, educates, monitors and evaluates patient care in the clinic. Consistently sets appropriate priorities in providing good patient care that is organized and time efficient. Utilizes staff feedback in patient care. Maintains and ensures confidentiality of patient's conditions, records, and 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 a 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) Adheres to security and privacy rules and regulations of the facility.
SPECIFIC JOB SKILLS:
Considerable knowledge of primary care and community health nursing principles and practices, including preventive measures in the maintenance of good health. 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 but not limited to: HIV draws, testing and counseling; and, pregnancy testing and counseling.
Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing with at least one year of nursing experience is preferred. An Associate's degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing is acceptable. Must possess a valid active unencumbered license to practice in the State of Oregon as a Registered Nurse in accordance with applicable ORS at the time of appointment. Bilingual and/or bicultural competencies for the Latino population are preferred. A valid Oregon driver's license with an insurable driving record is required within 30 days of hire. Employee is responsible to maintain current and active licensure/certification and to provide verification at time of renewal.
Operates from established and well-known procedures with opportunities to contribute to the development of new concepts, programs and procedures. Work is of considerable complexity. Decisions are made within policy constraints/procedures. Provision of treatment is based on individual assessments. Operates independently with general supervision by a Community Health Nurse 4-Program Manager and Medical Director regarding program policies and objectives. Receives direction and practice review from the Community Health Nurse 4-Program Manager. Exercises professional judgment in the care of clients within standing orders and medical protocols established by the Medical Director and the limits of professional responsibility. Work is evaluated for effectiveness, and adherence to orders, protocols and scope of practice. Errors in work may cause inaccurate diagnoses and treatments.
Job Conditions and Physical Demands
Normal working hours. Exposure to potential hazardous conditions due to frequent drawing of blood.
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.
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: Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination. Some 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 sometimes performed with 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.
210 SW Second St.
Newport, Oregon, 97365