Vista Community Clinic

Registered Nurse

Req No.
2018-1836
Location
US-CA-Oceanside
Type
Regular Full-Time
Department
Nursing Services
Schedule
M-F 8am-5pm

Overview

Serve as a liaison between physicians, nurses, patients and other providers to determine patient needs. Manage and document patient phone calls pertaining to medical conditions and questions according to established department routine.

Responsibilities

  • Work with physicians, nurses and and patients to assess urgency of patient problems, resolve questions concerning medications, health education, and medical advice within skill level and scope of practice
  • Follow through in a timely manner on patient requests
  • Submit electronically/fax new prescriptions and refill prescriptions according to physician orders
  • Record all prescription/refill information in the medical record
  • Serve as a resource to clinic staff regarding medical information, patient assessment, and nursing management of illness
  • Assist as needed with “In Person” triage according to Triage policy and document triage in VCC SOAP note 

Qualifications

Minimum

  • Graduate of accredited nursing program. Current licensure by the state of California and good standing with the Board of Registered Nurses
  • Current CPR certification
  • Minimum five years experience in acute care nursing and/or outpatient clinic or medical office; triage experience preferred
  • Broad knowledge base of general nursing practice, knowledge of acute practice based on skill level, licensure and scope of practice 

Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Demonstrated critical thinking, organizational and leadership skills; appropriate role modeling
  • Excellent nursing assessment skills
  • Strong history-taking skill; ability to make quick and accurate assessments and accurately complete documentation
  • Ability to relate and communicate well with patients over the telephone, to physicians, and to staff.
  • Demonstrated self-direction in establishing priorities and working with minimal supervision
  • Ability to maintain a high level of precision in judgment, accuracy of assessment and skill in problem solving under stress based on skill level and licensure and scope of practice.

Preferred Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Experience/familiarity with Electronic Practice Management and Medical Records systems, NextGen preferred
  • Competency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook; business e-mail communication systems

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