Clinical Staff RN Nurse
Mercy Care

Atlanta, Georgia

Posted in Medical and Nursing


Job Info


Employment Type:
Full time
Shift:
Shift_8

Description:

Clinic hours: 7:00-5:00pm- flexible work schedules- some weekend health events may be required. No Nights required.

Clinic locations: Downtown Atlanta and Chamblee, Georgia.

Benefits offered to colleagues working 20 hours or more- effective the first day of work. Short and Long-term disability and basis life insurance, paid for by the organization.

Tuition Reimbursement eligibility after 6 months with the organization.

We are a National Health Service Corps site with the highest HPSA score; you can apply to NHSC which will provide assistance with student loans.

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Clinical Nurse Manager, provides clinical direction of paraprofessional personnel in an outpatient clinic environment serving clientele consisting primarily of uninsured persons, homeless persons and/or immigrants. RN will oversee Vaccine For Children's Program, maintaining accurate inventory counts and ensuring compliance with the vaccine management protocols. Is responsible for conducting health screenings, education, and referrals for medical services. Health screenings include blood pressure, glucose, vision, urine, hemoglobin, TB screenings, and flu shots. Obtains medical history and evaluates the overall health status of the individual. Collaborates with Health Educator and also conducts one-on-one educational sessions on nutrition, diabetes, hypertension, vision care, tuberculosis, anemia, and other primary care health topics. Collaborates with Medical Referral Specialist and makes referrals to Mercy Care and other appropriate healthcare providers. Participates as a team member in the patient's plan of care. Provides support and acts as a resource for physicians and other healthcare providers as necessary. Complies with department policies and procedures, and supports the Mercy Philosophy. Participates in health fairs or community events on weekends as requested 3-4 times a year.

*Provides patient care and/ or support activities appropriate to ages served; primarily adults ages 18-65 or geriatric patients ages over 65. May also include care for infant age 0-1 year, child ages 1-12 years or adolescent ages 13-17 years.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. CPR/BLS certified.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: At least two years related experience preferably in an outpatient care setting or outpatient education program. Desire to work with underserved and/or disadvantaged populations.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Ability to effectively assess and evaluate patients, to make and implement plans. Knowledge of adult and adolescent healthcare, patient education, diabetes management principles, and home care continuum. Knowledge of growth and development including the adult and children, ability to adapt teaching to the age of the learner, including, age 18-65, geriatric over age 65, low literacy populations, and patients with special care needs. Excellent communication skills to develop and teach programs.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.



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