Registered Nurse

Employer: Community Health Center 221 W. 8th Winfield, KS  67156 (620) 221-3350

POSITION SUMMARY
Under the supervision of the Chief Operations Officer and the Chief Medical Officer, the Registered Nurse in this position preforms duties in various programs and provides direct clinical support to the Physician and PA/NP. The nurse in this position is distinguished by the level of responsibility assumed, complexity of duties assigned and by the independence of action taken. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned clinical duties. The purpose of this position is to provide general nursing care and leadership, working collaboratively with physicians and multidisciplinary team members. The R.N. will promote and restore patient’s health as they prescribe, provide, delegate, evaluate and coordinate comprehensive professional nursing care through the use of the nursing process for patients of all ages, gender, cultures, and background; provide physical and psycho-social support to patients, friends, and families. The nurse may be from time to time responsible for the coordination of student nursing staff and clinic volunteers. The employee in this position is responsible for and held accountable for maintaining patient/client confidentiality.

STAFF NURSE, POSITION REQUIREMENTS
EXPERIENCE: Previous appropriate experience is a factor in selection of the Registered Nurse. Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job satisfactorily after probationary period.
EDUCATION: A Registered Nurse with a Bachelors of Nursing (BSN) degree or academic public health preparation is preferred, however, prior experience may be considered.
SKILLS: Thorough knowledge of all program operations and procedures. Good management skills. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to manage emotions and anxiety. Ability to operate all equipment used in performing nursing services. Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.
Community Health Center in Cowley County, Inc.
Revised: December 17, 2019
PROBLEM SOLVING: Problem solving is a factor in this position. Problems include student nursing staff management and scheduling, recommending program policies and procedures for student nursing staff guidance and equipment malfunctions.
DECISION MAKING: Decision making is a factor in this position. Decisions include determine program policies and procedures, student nursing staff scheduling and making decision of referral to help with client needs.
ACCOUNTABILITY: Responsible to assess nursing supply and equipment needs and bring them to the attention of the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Employee is responsible for reading, knowing and following policies, procedures and protocols for the Health Center and guidelines in manuals dealing with specific programs as assigned.
PRIVATE HEALTH INFORMATION: Protected Health Information or PHI means any information (including demographic information collected from an individual), whether oral or recorded in any form or medium.
This position requires regular access to protected health information. The Registered Nurse in this position requires complete access to all PHI that is necessary to carry out vital job functions as outlined in this description. The nurse is obligated to divulge the minimum necessary PHI to carry out essential functions of the position.
This position requires the employee to sign a confidentiality agreement as all programs under the Community Health Center are required to be HIPAA compliant.
PERSONAL RELATIONS: Continual contact with other county agencies, state health department staff, local medical professionals, and the general public. Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the community and fellow employees.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Adverse weather, infectious wastes and possible exposure to communicable diseases are factors in this position. Physical effort is required. The employee in this position must be able to meet deadlines under excess pressure.
PHYSICAL ABILITY: Ability to walk, bend, stoop, reach, lift fifty (50) pounds and access steps to porches and second stories when providing services to clients of all ages in the community. Ability to express or exchange thoughts and ideas by means of verbal communication. Conveying and receiving detailed important verbal instruction to and from other workers and the general public. Ability to operate personal automobile, due to services being provided at various sites in the county, as well as, the need to attend job-related in-services and workshops held throughout the state.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid Kansas Drivers License, use of personal automobile and certificate of liability insurance from automobile insurer.

Applications for the position close on the January 24th.  This position is Spanish bi-lingual preferred