LifeLong Medical Care

  • Registered Nurse

    Job Locations US-CA-Berkeley
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/9/2018 8:14 PM)
    ID
    2018-1787
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Provider
  • Overview

    LifeLong Medical Care has an exciting opportunity for a nurse to join our multi-disciplinary team providing primary care services at our West Berkeley Health Center. The ideal candidate must have a commitment to providing high quality primary care for complex patients, dedicated to building a collaborative team model of care, and experience working with behavioral health diagnoses. Under the general supervision of the Associate Medical Director and Center Manager, the Team Nurse is responsible for providing clinical care and working to integrate whole person care into our new team model. The nurse will participate in telephonic and in person patient triage, education and counselling, participating in the ongoing education of the care team and collaborating with medical providers to ensure optimal health of our patient populations.

     

    LifeLong Medical Care is a large, multi-site, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a rich history of providing innovative healthcare, behavioral health and social services to a diverse patient community. To learn more about LifeLong Medical Care, please visit our website - www.lifelongmedical.org

     

    We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision, generous leave benefits including nine paid holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403(b) retirement savings plan.  Loan repayment (HPSA scores = 15) is possible through the National Health Service Corp and State LRP programs. To learn more, visit the following link: www.nhsc.hrsa.gov 

    Responsibilities

    • Coordinate team based care by focusing on the intersection between medical and social needs of West Berkeley patients
    • Acts as a resource for support staff for triaging walk in and telephonic care. Plays a role in the new patient intake process, working closely with primary care providers to ensure complete evaluation of patient needs.
    • Facilitates chronic disease management activities
    • Coordinates primary care clinic services with other providers and agencies.
    • Coordinates with Care Transitions team for all hospitalized patients to ensures timely follow up and return to primary care
    • Uses clinician-approved standing orders to order labs and preventive screenings, and to refill routine medications.
    • Coordinates care closely with other team members to identify patient self-care goals and to assure that medical and psychosocial needs are met.

    Qualifications

    • Ability to effectively coordinate care with medical assistants and other support staff, encourage and nurture development and growth, to build a strong and productive team.
    • Commitment to the provision of primary care services for the underserved with demonstrated ability and sensitivity in working with a variety of people from low-income populations, with diverse educational, lifestyle, ethnic and cultural origins.
    • Strong organizational, administrative and problem-solving skills, and ability to be flexible and adaptive to change.
    • Ability to effectively present information to others, including other employees, community partners and vendors.
    • Ability to seek direction/approval on essential matters, yet work independently with little onsite supervision, using professional judgment and diplomacy.
    • Work in a team-oriented environment with a number of professionals with different work styles and support needs.
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills.
    • Conduct oneself in internal and external settings in a way that reflects positively on LifeLong Medical Care as an organization of professional, confident and sensitive staff.

    Job Requirements          

     

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
    • Current and valid California Registered Nurse license and BLS.
    • Proficient in Microsoft office suite
    • Electronic health records, NextGen preferred.

    Job Preferences

     

    • 2 years’ nursing experience
    • Minimum one year experience in community health as an RN.
    • Advanced working knowledge of outpatient care, triage and clinic flow.
    • Demonstrated ability and sensitivity to provide services to persons who are disabled, homeless, substance users, HIV (AIDS) infected, and/or psychologically impaired.

     

     

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