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Missoula County Clinic RN - OB Coordinator in Missoula, Montana

DEFINITION:

Performs work as a registered nurse in a busy acute care clinic for Partnership Health Center. Serves as a lead worker for clinic staff and as a clinical resource. May be assigned to work with specialty populations.

REPRESENTATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:

Works with PHC medical providers to develop strategies to manage complex medical needs for clients with chronic illness.

Develops patient education; assesses treatment readiness; identifies methods to manage treatment side effects; and makes referrals to onsite behavioral health services.

Ensures ongoing, proactive quality assurance programs are identified, developed and implemented.

Works within the chronic disease self-management model utilized at PHC to provide patient and family education to individuals and groups and to develop goals for improved health outcomes consistent with evidence-based guidelines.

Participates in multi-disciplinary conferences, serves as a clinical resource for medical providers, care team nurses, dental, mental health and psycho-social case managers.

Provides work direction for LPN and MA staff, giving clinical direction or serving as a clinical resource; contributes to performance management efforts.

Performs related duties as required or directed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION: Requires graduation from an accredited nursing program.

EXPERIENCE: None.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires current license to practice as a registered professional nurse in Montana. Requires a current Healthcare Professional BLS certification or the ability to obtain it within 90 days of hire. Requires immunizations or proof of immunity to certain infectious diseases and a TB test. New employees will be asked to volunteer vaccination status for required vaccines upon hire and will be offered assistance during hiring to receive necessary immunizations. Employees who have not received the vaccines required for their positions or who are unwilling to voluntarily provide vaccination status for required vaccines will receive a reasonable accommodation where such accommodation does not require an undue hardship or endanger the health or safely of any person.

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:

The work requires some physical exertion such as bending, walking and lifting boxes of files (up to 20 lbs.). Requires the manual dexterity to perform manual nursing skills, such as drawing blood, giving injections, filling syringes, etc. The employee may risk exposure to potentially dangerous situations, including exposure to communicable diseases.

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