HHC Nurse, Community Health (Skokie/Touhy)
at Heartland Alliance

Date Posted: 12/9/2019

Job Description

Summary: A leading member of the health center care team, the HHC Community Health Nurse assists with direction of daily patient visits, providing assessment and triage, care coordination, and health education and information to patients and families in a culturally appropriate and relevant manner. The nurse works with the health center team to assure the maintenance of a safe patient care environment and safe transitions in care both within HHC and with other community agencies, and contributes to quality assurance and other organizational activities as needed.

Essential Duties& Responsibilities:

• Assists the health center manager, and provider of the day with direction and daily flow of patient visits. Triages walk-in visits and telephone calls to the nurse line, facilitates medication refills, and administers medications.

• Assures safe patient care environment. Oversees infection control practices, and management of the supply and storage of medication, clinical supplies and equipment at the health center.

• Coordinates Transitions in Care. Works with the care team providing oversight in the coordination of referrals, including accessing necessary values and reports, providing information and support to patients and families, and working with the care coordinator and provider to assure appropriate follow up.

• Provides Prenatal Care Coordination. Obtains initial history and assessment for new mothers, provides health and referral information, and participates in monthly care team meetings.

• Provides health information, promotes health and well-being for patients and families by assessing health literacy, providing meaningful health information, and supporting healthy behaviors and self-management of chronic illness.

• Supports Certified Medical Assistants by providing information, ongoing development and training.

• Provides oversight at designated site(s) for annual health center vaccine program.

• Updates and inputs progress notes, participant charts and EHR according to organizational standards.

Additional Responsibilities (based on the clinic site and care team) :

o Super user on electronic medical record

o Group education

o Nurse Visits: Immunizations, education/f/u diabetes care, asthma or al. chronic disease management, STI treatment, Emergency contraception, Depo injections, PPD placement/reading

o Actively identifies community referrals, fosters relationships with community agencies, other community health activities.

• Other duties as assigned.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: o Active Illinois Registered Nurse License required.

o CPR certification required.

o Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.

o Experience in community health, health education, care coordination, and disease management preferred.

o Bilingual ability in Spanish/English preferred.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Frequently required to sit, stand and walk.

HHC Mission, Vision & Culture

Mission: Our mission is to improve the well-being of the communities we serve by providing accessible, high-quality healthcare. At HHC, we believe that healthcare is a human right and we aim to deliver healthcare from the heart every day.

Vision and Strategy for Practice Transformation : Our vision is to be national leader in community-based healthcare by advancing innovative service models and patient-centered best practices. To accomplish our goals, we know we can’t work harder but we must work smarter, and we are strongly committed to creating a more patient-centered care model using a two-pronged strategy: the team-based care movement and the innovation center.

Healthcare from the HEART Culture and Values:

H umility: We believe all voices matter.

E mpathy: We have compassion for the experience of others

A daptability: We adopt an openness to learning and belief in our unlimited potential

R elationships: We foster respectful relationships as they are the foundation of collaboration

T rust: We assume good intentions in our interactions with each other

Heartland Health Centers makes all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without regard to race, receipt of an order of protection, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, amnesty, physical or mental disability, protected veterans status, genetic information, sexual orientation, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, use of FMLA, VESSA, military, and family military rights, ex-offender status (depending on the offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of living conditions and human relations, height, weight, or HIV infection, in accord with the organization's AIDS Policy Statement of September 1987.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Job Type: Health Care
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 12/9/2019

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