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Registered Nurse/Health Educator

Company: Family Health Care Centers of Greater Los Angeles,
Location: Bell Gardens
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Overview:JOB TITLE: Registered Nurse / Health Educator Full -Time REPORTS TO: Chief Medical OfficerDEPARTMENT: General Medicine / Diabetes ClinicPOSITION OVERVIEW:1. The Registered Nurse (RN) is well-versed in evidence-based practices relating to opioid use and the treatment of opioid use, including Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and Contracting, Prompting, and Reinforcing (CPR) to implement and monitor the Medication Management & Monitoring Program for patients prescribed habit-forming, opioid- or benzodiazepine-based medication.2. The RN is well-versed in adult and pediatric Immunization schedules, assessing patients for eligibility for various immunizations to assess adult and pediatric patients for Immunizations.3. The RN is knowledgeable about diabetes and has sufficient experience to adjust diabetes medications in collaboration with the physician. Functions as a Diabetes Nurse for the Diabetes Management Program Clinic. Works closely with the Diabetes team: physician, diabetes coordinator, and other members to case manage high risk diabetes patients.4. Shall case manage high risk patients including those patients with repeat emergency room and/or hospitalization, or patients with complex medical problems requiring high level of care coordination. The RN is proficient in recognizing and case managing complex medical problems.5. The RN has sufficient knowledge about Medicare A.W.V.'s and other Medicare specific programs including Chronic Care Management (C.C.M.) Services to works closely with the patient navigators to case manage Medicare patients to ensure that the Annual Wellness Visits (A.W.V) and other Medicare specific visits are completed.6. Patient Triage, as neededResponsibilities:DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Monitor medication tapering for patients: Providing opioid abuse prevention education; Coordinating addiction resources; & Providing referrals to the Southern California Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Program (SCDAP).2. The RN will serve as a vital resource for patients who are prescribed opioid- or benzodiazepine-based medications, watching for signs of addiction or abuse and coordinating tapering or dosage adjustments when necessary3. Shall oversee an immunization clinic during the pre-set months for:a. Flu seasonb. Etc.4. Provides leadership for the assessment of learning/resource needs and the subsequent establishment of directional goals for hospital staff development that are compatible with service teaching and research objectives.5. Collaborates with department managers and resource staff using indicators such as new policy development, new technology, patient case study, and quality assurance monitors to prioritize staff development needs.6. Establishes and maintains a resource pool of health professionals, current health care information, and media and material resources to assist and support staff education and professional outreach.7. Monitors staff education and professional outreach program offerings.8. Develops and conducts in-service training for personnel when appropriate.9. Confers regularly and periodically with the C.M.O. to review progress, exchange information and discuss future goals.10.Assists in the development of applicable sections of FHCCGLA's policy & procedure manual related to nutrition.11.May be required to submit written monthly reports to C.M.O.12.Practices confidentiality in regards to all client related matters.13.Recommends direction and program focus.14.Functions as a liaison with community health professionals to promote professional/education programs and services.15.All other duties as assigned.Qualifications:MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:1. Current and unrestricted California RN license.2. Familiarity with CA state dispensary regulations, preferred.3. Current valid CPR certification.ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS:1. Experience working in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) setting, preferred.2. Familiarity with programs related to Community Health Centers/FQHC's.3. Excellent people skills, with an ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a dynamic leadership & healthcare team.4. Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills.5. Possesses personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to the agency's mission.6. Flexible, able to multitask; while setting priorities.7. Demonstrated resourcefulness and fiscal prudence.8. Computer knowledge, a must (Excel, Power Point, Word).9. Strong communication skills, both verbal & written skills. Ability to communicate effectively.10.Requires exceptional organizational skills.11.Self-motivated to take initiative to ensure all tasks performed are completed and accurate.12.Ability to multi-task, prioritize workload, and work under pressure of deadlines.13.Ability to function self-sufficiently, requiring little supervision.14.Willingness to adapt to changes in clinic schedules, agency growth and expansion.15.Commitment to the provision of high quality health care for indigent and underserved men, women, and children.16.Commitment to the mission and vision of Family Health Care Centers of Greater Los Angeles, Inc.17.NextGen E.H.R. experience, preferred.18.Transportation required (based on agency growth may be required to travel to another FHCCGLA clinic site, or to attend meetings, etc., as necessary).19.Current California Driver License.20.Ability to speak Spanish, required.

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