COVID -19 Registered Nurse

at UPHAMS CORNER HEALTH CENTER
Published July 30, 2022
Location Boston, MA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  

Description

Job Details

Job Location
Boston, MA - Boston, MA

Position Type
Full Time 30+ hours

Travel Percentage
None

Job Shift
Day

Job Category
Nurse

Description & Responsibilities

Upham's Corner Health Committee, Inc./dba/Upham's Corner Health Center
The COVID-19 Nurse will work in a team environment and provide lead clinical support and participation in all COVID-19-related services including community testing and vaccination programs.

This is a grant-funded position during the COVID-19 pandemic with potential to become permanent as part of primary care nursing staff.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Working in the COVID Testing Tent collecting specimens (e.g. - Nasopharyngeal swab) from asymptomatic and symptomatic people in an effort to confirm or rule-out the COVID- 19 virus.
  • Ordering testing in EPIC under the direction of the care provider
  • Collect specimen and labeling
  • Responsible for Vaccinating patients
  • Provide follow up care and Patient /Family education as is clinically indicated
  • Tracking and coordination of vaccine supply
  • Critically think and assess patients who may present ill.
  • Participate in all COVID-19 related educational activities.
  • The RN provides leadership through activities such as preceptor role, informal leadership roles, and quality improvement efforts.
  • During face to face encounter or over telephone calls conduct comprehensive assessment of patient's health and psychosocial needs
  • Work with the care team to facilitate services and provide optimum care to the patients
  • Engage patients into services in order to prevent disease exacerbation, improve outcomes, increase patient engagement in self-care, community resources and minimize hospital and ER utilization.
  • Plan effective and realistic goals prioritizing patient's needs to maximize quality and cost effective outcomes
  • Facilitate communication and coordination within the members of the care team involving the patient in the decision making
  • Demonstrates clinical competence, self-direction and sound judgment in the provision of ongoing clinical care coordination, monitoring and care management for patients.
  • Utilize OCHIN-EPIC to document all aspects of patient care
  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times
  • Performs other related duties as required

Qualifications

Minimum Basic Knowledge:

Licensed Registered Nurse (B.S.N. preferred) in Massachusetts

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Two years of nursing experience, preferably in an ambulatory care or community health setting.
  • Maintains BLS (Basic Life Support) for Health Care Providers from one of the following programs:
    1. American Heart Associate
    2. American Red Cross
  • Experience with EMR and related care management registries, databases and Information Technology/Computer Systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an integrated member of the care team
  • Excellent communication and clinical judgment skills.
  • Experience in culturally diverse setting preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish, Portuguese or Vietnamese preferred but not required

Independent Action:

  • Functions independently within scope of nursing practice, the Primary Care Payment Reform Initiative's requirements and health center policies and goals.
  • Refer specific problems to supervisor when clarification of operating policies or procedures is required.

Supervisory Responsibility:

There are no supervisory responsibilities

Define Access Level to PHI:

Level 4 [Authorized to access full health information. UCHC position and job responsibilities involve the provision of patient care and working as a clinical team member. Staff in this category level, although allowed full access, should only access the necessary information for each respective treatment encounter/circumstance.]

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