Communication Nurse

Harrisonburg Community Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. We offer a competitive salary, full benefits, flexible schedule options, 4+ weeks paid vacation annually. Highly desirable location – Harrisonburg is a small city with 3 colleges/universities, located 30 minutes from Shenandoah National Park, and two hours south of Washington, DC, but with a very reasonable cost of living. We look forward to hearing from you!

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF ROLE AND DUTIES

Nurses (LPNs and RNs) are vital members of the clinical care team. Nurses provide a safe patient care environment, support all activities of the health care team, care delivery and promote excellence and efficiency in customer service. Nurses at HCHC participate in all performance improvement initiatives and must be knowledgeable of required clinical outcome measurements.

Nurses have an important role in achieving improved quality of care outcomes and patient volume benchmarks through support of physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Nurses at HCHC have a role in assuring that their position supports meeting and maintaining NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition. This is accomplished in part through the nurse demonstrating successful professional nursing practices, patient care coordination, ethical accountability, and the preservation of patient and staff confidentiality.

Documents data collection of pertinent patient information; implements treatment plans and evaluates the care rendered to health center patients. Facilitates population health management strategies by following standing order sets designed to maximize patient health and well-being. This position is authorized to work in any location recognized as within the scope of the HCHC by HRSA.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR POSITION

Current state licensure for LPN or RN. Current CPR (BLS) certificate is required. Previous experience in a medical office setting is preferred but not required.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Hearing must be adequate to perform the essential functions of the job, such as: auscultating blood pressure, ability to hear soft voices. Speaking must be adequate to perform the essential functions of the job, such as: clearly communicating instructions, providing input on assessments and evaluations of patients, taking nursing history, relaying information to multiple personnel, patients and their families. The ability to speak, read and write in English is necessary

Employee must be able to prioritize, have cognitive reasoning, communicate clearly and perform tasks consistent with nursing scope of practice. Employee must be aware of diversity among patient’s ethnicity and the impact of patient’s cultural background. The employee is preferred to be bilingual.

This is a moderately active role, which requires the ability to lift or move up to 25 pounds, bending, squatting, sitting and standing as necessary. Must be able to lift, carry and handle equipment, supplies and other work site materials based on position duty requirements

TO APPLY: Send resume to Terry Martin, HR Director, at tmartin@hburgchc.org.

Posted on 3/13/20