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Petaluma Health Center Inc Registered Nurse - New Grads welcome! in Petaluma, California

Job Descriptions:

Summary: The Team Nurse, RN is responsible for providing care in assessing patient problems and needs. They will implement plans of care, advise patients on health maintenance and prevention, maintain clinical documentation, mentor other staff, and/or provide case management per protocol under the direction of the Provider.

Areas of Responsibility:

Patient Care & Education

  • Performs patient care activities that are assigned within the scope of competencies

  • Collaborates with the Care team and Providers to increase understanding, involvement and to enhance the PHC patient experience

  • Performs comprehensive triage and advice (phone and walk-in) for adult/geriatric, young adult, pediatric, infant and pregnant/nursing mothers under the direction of licensed clinical staff

  • Processes medication refills in accordance with protocol

  • Provides immediate response for urgent triage (includes phone) and codes within the facility

  • Performs nurse visits under the direction of Provider (s) (includes, but not limited to): wound care; B12; Coumadin; Testosterone injections; Insulin and glucometer teaching; Depo; BP checks; suture removal; medication reconciliation; and patient education for chronic disease per protocol

  • Assists with various procedures

  • Performs medication reconciliation and adjustments per protocol and with support of Provider

  • Informs and educates patients on the significance of abnormal lab results relative to chronic disease and/or Public Health tracked illnesses in accordance with PHC approved educational materials as per protocol

  • Effectively utilizes PHC approved educational materials to provide patient education for medications, wellness, disease management, procedures and processes under the direction of licensed clinical staff


  • Ensures a clean, orderly and functional work environment

  • Assists team manager to facilitate policy implementation and adherence by staff

  • Effectively participates in problem identification and resolution

  • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of PHC equipment and supplies

  • Promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices

  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

Case Management

  • Performs indirect case management (includes, but not limited to): patient recalls; missed breast care follow up; and new patient intakes

  • Provides direct case management for uncontrolled chronic disease with Provider direction


  • Assists and leads staff trainings

  • Provides guidance to MA’s doing non-appointment work

  • Mentors and orients new staff, students and other team members

Required Experience:

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Two year degree in Nursing required; Bachelors and/or Master’s degree is preferred

  • Equivalent to an RN or higher degree from an accredited school of nursing

  • One to two years of increasingly responsible nursing experience including experience in community nursing preferred

Desired Skills:

  • An energetic and creative individual with high standards and an appropriate professional image

  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines

  • Versatility, flexibility and willingness to work within an ambiguous, fast-paced environment

  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in providing solutions and setting priorities

  • Effective interpersonal skills to work effectively with all levels within the health center

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, procedures, methods and techniques of nursing and health care

  • Modern practices and principles of method disease counseling

  • A variety of community resources

  • Basic management practices and principles

  • Principles and procedures of electronic medical record keeping

  • Universal precautions and infection control practices

  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes, and regulations regarding health care

Ability to:

  • Provide administrative and nursing orientation to staff

  • Assess and evaluate patient responses to service provided, treatment, and medication

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and a desire to continually enhance nursing practice and performance

  • Prepare clear and concise documentation and reports

  • Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public

  • Apply basic time management and patient care coordination skills to effectively provide nursing services

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including service representatives and the general public

  • Plan and organize multiple work tasks, problem-solve and analyze information toward sound decisions

  • Identify problems/issues, develop and evaluate options in order to implement solutions

  • Appropriately manage highly sensitive and confidential patient information

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Possession of an appropriate, valid California Registered Nursing License

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California driver’s license

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid CPR certificate

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid BLS certificate

  • Candidate must be able to successfully meet PHC’s credentialing and privileging requirements

Language Skills: Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions and requests from patients, co-workers, and others as necessary. Bilingual in English and Spanish, both written and verbal preferred.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to recognize problems, collect data and establish facts

Computer Skills: High level of computer literacy and proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook), electronic medical records and web applications. Types 60+ WPM.

Keyword: Registered Nurse, Team Nurse, RN, LVN, Vocational Nurse, New Grad, RN Grad, New Grad RN, Entry Level, Nurse, BSN, MSN

From: Petaluma Health Center Inc