Registered Nurse – Clinic

In by Nikki Munro

Website Missoula County Partnership Health Center

SALARY:  $31.90 Hourly + DOE
SCHEDULING/HOURS OF WORK:  Regular Full-Time, 40 Hours Per Week

Apply online at:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/missoulacounty/phc

Located halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks and home to the University of Montana, Missoula is an academic center situated in an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Depending on the season, you can hike, ski, fish, float rivers, ride mountain bikes, or just sit back and marvel at the surrounding scenery. Join us in scenic, sophisticated, and service-oriented Missoula!

Partnership Health Center (PHC), 2019 and 2022 winner of the Employer of Choice Award for Missoula, and 2022 winner of the Montana Employer of Choice Award, offers impeccable, integrated services to over 17,000 individuals and families. A 14-site, co-applicant Federally Qualified Health Center with Missoula County, PHC fulfills its mission through the provision of a full range of primary care services – medical, dental, behavioral health, and an on-site pharmacy with a dedication to attending to the social determinants of health. Please visit our website to see the amazing benefits you will receive by joining our team such as medical (no cost for employee), dental, and vision insurance, loan forgiveness, retirement plan contributions, and generous paid sick and vacation time.

DEFINITION:

Performs work as a registered nurse in a busy acute care clinic for Partnership Health Center. Serves as a lead worker for clinic staff and as a clinical resource.  May be assigned to work with specialty populations.

REPRESENTATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:

Works with PHC medical providers to develop strategies to manage complex medical needs for clients with chronic illness.

Develops patient education; assesses treatment readiness; identifies methods to manage treatment side effects; and makes referrals to onsite behavioral health services.

Ensures ongoing, proactive quality assurance programs are identified, developed and implemented.

Works within the chronic disease self-management model utilized at PHC to provide patient and family education to individuals and groups and to develop goals for improved health outcomes consistent with evidence-based guidelines.

Participates in multi-disciplinary conferences, serves as a clinical resource for medical providers, care team nurses, dental, mental health and psycho-social case managers.

Provides work direction for LPN and MA staff, giving clinical direction or serving as a clinical resource; contributes to performance management efforts.

Performs related duties as required or directed.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Works under the general supervision of the Director of Nursing, or designee.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  Serves as a lead work position; provides work direction and clinical guidance to LPN and MA staff; and volunteers or interns as assigned.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:  Works closely with Partnership Health Center medical care teams, hospital case managers or social workers, other case managers (home health, public health, mental health etc.); and medical providers in the community working with clients on his/her caseload.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

KNOWLEDGE:   Working knowledge of chronic disease self-management strategies and nursing practices related to acute and chronic complex medical conditions such as diabetes, hepatitis C, cancer, cardiac disease, pulmonary disease, and chronic pain conditions. Working knowledge of Healthcare Professional Basic Life Support (BLS) guidelines. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of HIPAA compliance. Working knowledge of the PHC Corporate Compliance Guidelines.

SKILLS:  Skill in the use of a personal computer and related software.  Skill in the use of electronic health records.

ABILITIES: Ability to coordinate complex medical care plans consistent with the chronic disease self-management model. Ability to gather and analyze quality data and make appropriate recommendations to the medical care team. Ability to lead staff in continuous efforts to improve quality productivity and effectiveness. Ability to communicate in the English language, orally and in writing.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals and groups.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

EDUCATION:  Requires graduation from an accredited nursing program.

EXPERIENCE:  None.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Requires current license to practice as a registered professional nurse in Montana.  Requires a current Healthcare Professional BLS certification or the ability to obtain it within 90 days of hire.  Requires immunizations or proof of immunity to certain infectious diseases and a TB test. New employees will be asked to volunteer vaccination status for required vaccines upon hire and will be offered assistance during hiring to receive necessary immunizations.  Employees who have not received the vaccines required for their positions or who are unwilling to voluntarily provide vaccination status for required vaccines will receive a reasonable accommodation where such accommodation does not require an undue hardship or endanger the health or safely of any person.

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:
The work requires some physical exertion such as bending, walking and lifting boxes of files (up to 20 lbs.).  Requires the manual dexterity to perform manual nursing skills, such as drawing blood, giving injections, filling syringes, etc.  The employee may risk exposure to potentially dangerous situations, including exposure to communicable diseases.  This position is not eligible for remote work.

TO APPLY:

  • Please complete all sections of the online application, even if a resume is submitted. A resume will not substitute for completing the work history section of the application.
  • Please include with your completed application the following attachments: Cover Letter, Resume, Transcripts, copy of current RN License, copy of BLS certificate, and valid MT Driver’s License.
  • Please describe why you would like to work at Partnership Health Center.
  • Incomplete applications and applications without required attachments will be disqualified.
  • Complete job description available upon request to the Department of Human Resources.

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