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Registered Nurse Care Manager in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 12/28/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Provides patient assessments, health education, health screenings, immunizations and other disease prevention programs
  • Serves as care manager for patients with chronic health problems, e.g. diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia
  • Educates the patient and family/significant others about diagnosis and the plan of care.
  • Acts as a resource for facilitating communication when necessary.
  • Works within all state and federal laws and regulations
  • Notifies immediate supervisor of significant problems
  • Maintains positive relationships with funding sources and community organizations
  • Maintains clinical expertise and competency (to include age specific competency) as well as demonstrates thorough knowledge of procedures to deliver quality primary health care.
  • Documents delivery of health care and nursing process in accordance with the Center’s policies and procedures in a timely, accurate, and consistent manner.
  • Coordinates the delivery of patient care provided by the health care team.
  • Interacts with health center personnel and assists providers to ensure optimal patient care and to obtain optimum patient flow and increased patient satisfaction.
  • Coordinates and delegates the timely processing of patient referrals, prescribed medications, and other identified needs of the patient.
  • Acts as a resource within the health center to other staff members in regards to patient care.
  • Participates as a team member and promotes teamwork by assisting others with patient care and department activities.
  • Maintains adequate inventory of medical forms, supplies, in-house medications, STD medications, and immunizations and completes monthly inventory reports as required.
  • Assists in re-packaging, re-labeling, logging of in-house, and family planning medications.
  • Fills medication orders as a backup to the Medical Assistant.
  • Verifies patient’s medications with provider’s orders.
  • Responds to patient and outside pharmacy calls for refills and clarification of orders.
  • Administers all medications accurately using the five (5) rights of medication administration, documenting medications according to health center policy and procedures.
  • Performs maintenance and controls on medical equipment and documents results.
  • Upon completion of laboratory skill assessment, performs all laboratory functions according to provider orders.
  • Assumes responsibility/accountability for delegating, directing, and supervising patient care activities.
  • Identifies performance improvement opportunities.
  • Serves as a resource and positive, proactive leader for the department.
  • Accepts responsibility for remaining current with nursing and health care trends and information that impact nursing practice.
  • Participates in collaboration with the health care team in identifying, evaluating, and prioritizing patient and family needs to develop a plan of care.
  • Participates in the evaluation of products, procedures, and patient care standards.
  • Participates in the evaluation of health care at the health center and in monitoring health outcomes of patients.
  • Assists in maintaining an efficient, safe, secure, orderly, and aseptic environment of care for all patients and employees.
  • Is familiar with and abides by OSHA Standards, Hazardous Materials, Universal Precautions, use of personal protective equipment, Evacuation, Fire, Disaster, and Safety Plans.

Skills:

  •  Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with diverse staff in an urban setting
  • Ability to maintain comprehensive, accurate and timely nursing documentation
  • Knowledge of basic principles of health promotion, prevention and motivation
  • Knowledge of protocols in general and an ability to quickly gain specific knowledge of the health centers current operational protocols
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and appropriate abbreviations
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the Pennsylvania Nursing Practice Act
  • Ability to read and comprehend medical instructions, short correspondence, and memos
  • Ability to document, with clarity, all information relevant to a patient’s needs
  • Ability to effectively present information in small group situations to patients, health center staff, and the general public
  • Ability to prepare statistical and administrative reports
  • Ability to work cooperatively with community agency personnel to coordinate services for patients
  • Ability to use waived testing devices and interpret the results
  • Ability to use office equipment including but not limited to computers, fax machines, telephones and copiers
  • Ability to prioritize and allocate resources

Physical Requirements:

  • The employee must be able to lift and/or move more than 50 pounds.
  • Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye/hand coordination.
  • Requires sitting, standing and walking for extensive periods of time.
  • Requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours.
  • Requires frequent exposure to communicable diseases, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment.
  • The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to work with a moderate noise level in the work environment is required.

Experience:

  • One-year experience preferred in primary care, community health and/or behavioral health
  • Experience with homeless people, and a diverse population
  • Case management experience
  • Demonstrated abilities performing comprehensive nursing assessments

Education:

  • BSN degree from an accredited school of nursing
  • Current unrestricted license from the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing to practice as a registered nurse (RN) in the State of Pennsylvania
  • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Healthcare Professionals Certification

Salary:

  • Commensurate with education and experience