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Public Health Nurse - New Hope Clinic

New Hope Clinic   Yakima, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on January 12, 2022
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New Hope Clinic

Location
New Hope Clinic

City
Yakima


Employment duration:

Full time

Exempt Status:

Non-exempt

Applicants for all positions must be or become fully vaccinated against Covid-19 if selected for hire. Valid medical or religious exemptions will be considered, but serial Covid-19 testing will be required to maintain employment.

Public Health Nurse (HIV/AIDS focus)
New Hope Clinic
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

$3,000 sign-on bonus paid in first paycheck, $2,000 bonus paid at 12 months. Relocation allowance is also available.

New Hope Clinic is a nurse-managed clinic in Yakima, Washington and is a program of Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic. The New Hope Clinic provides professional nursing assessment and intervention, promoting wellness and preventative health. Educates the community about HIV/AIDS. Provides assistance to physicians.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities/Duties

  • Provides direct nursing care to patients and provides nursing support to medical providers.
  • Maintains wellness activities for patients including immunizations, screening exams, and follow-up lab work.
  • Develops care plans with patient in collaboration with provider, based on medical conditions, health goals and behaviors. Collaborates with other healthcare providers in developing plan of care. Coordinates and plans interagency referrals related to patient care as directed by the provider.
  • Provides assessment, education, and evaluation of patients' readiness to begin Antiretroviral Therapy (ART). Provides ongoing long-term management for patients receiving HAART therapy.
  • Administers medication to patients as directed by the provider, protocol and standing orders. Identifies the purpose, side effects, and onset of action for each class of drug being given to patient. Correctly explains medication to patient/guardian and obtains consent.
  • Provides home visits for patients to provide assessment, follow-up, education and medication monitoring.
  • Maintains appropriate ongoing assessment, interventions, education and referrals as identified in the care plan.
  • Maintains regular contact with other services and professionals involved in delivering services to client to ensure coordinated service delivery.
  • Provides HIV counseling and testing for high-risk individuals.
  • Completes chart notes per standards. Updates client data in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems to document health assessment and health history. Records care plans and education provided. Documents assessments, actions and medications in medical records.
  • Provides education to a wide variety of audiences including community members and healthcare professionals regarding HIV-including transmission and risk reduction.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Performs clinical responsibilities in alignment with The Joint Commission (TJC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and YVFWC requirements.


Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. An Associate's Degree in Nursing plus two years' nursing experience may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience: Experience working with HIV/AIDS patients and providing adult physical exams is preferred.
  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required: English/ Spanish bilingual proficiency in written and verbal communication is preferred. Must demonstrate the ability to communicate at level 10 on the ALTA language proficiency scale to receive bilingual differential pay. Demonstrates ability to communicate at level 10 on the ALTA language proficiency scale. Knowledge of established professional nursing concepts and all nursing procedures. Knowledge of the uses and effects of medications. Effective verbal, written and listening communication skills. Ability to prioritize work and handle a variety of tasks simultaneously, with frequent interruptions. Ability to effectively interact with a variety of patients, patients' families and employees in a professional manner. Ability to understand, assess and react effectively to the unique needs of patients in all age groups. Basic proficiency with a variety of computer programs including Word and Excel.
  • Professional Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Registered Nurse license for the state of practice.Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification within 90 days of employment. Valid Driver's License and proof of auto liability insurance coverage.


About YVFWC

We serve more than 181,000 patients across 25 medical clinics, 14 dental clinics, 10 pharmacies, and 64 program sites in two states. We are Level 3 Certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). With integrated services including medical, dental, pharmacy, orthodontia, primary care nutritional counseling, autism screening, and primary care behavioral health, YVFWC's patient-centered model of care offers patients the full spectrum of care and shelter assistance, energy assistance, weatherization, HIV and AIDS counseling and testing, home visits, and four mobile medical/dental clinics.

Working at YVFWC

Working in our organization means being the passionate champion for those who have no voice. It means having the opportunity to work with underserved populations and with peers committed to the same work.

At Farm Workers Clinic

  • We will consistently trust one another to work for the common good.
  • We will foster integrity by demonstrating ethical behavior and insisting on doing what we say we will do.
  • We will demonstrate transparency by being candid and truthful no matter the risk.
  • We will create partnerships to strengthen ourselves and our community.
  • We will fight for just treatment for all individuals.
  • We will let joy in.
  • We have the courage to be an agent of change and refuse anything short of excellence.


Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal opportunity employment.


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