Triage RN Role: The primary role of the triage nurse is to screen patients for acuity and perform nursing interventions. This role is best suited to those who have been practicing as a nurse for 6 months or longer.
- Manage the efficient workflow between patients and physicians/clinicians.
- Document in the medical record all patient activity and contact.
- Review patient’s medical record for accuracy; obtain prior authorizations as required.
- Prepare patients for exams/procedures including obtaining vitals and urine collection if indicated.
- Under physician/clinician direction, collect clinical assessment data from patients and assist with determining appropriate action urgent and emergent patient care.
- With physician/clinician, complete referral paperwork and assist patients in scheduling additional medical tests or appointments.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Immunization RN: Administer childhood vaccines to children ages 6 weeks through 18 years of age who are eligible for the Vaccine for Children (VFC) federal program.
- Double check that all vaccines to be given are in accordance with the licensure of that vaccine.
- Communicate with family to assure that all screening questions have been answered and potential contraindications have been addressed prior to administering vaccines to the client. Know the location of the Emergency Box, signs and symptoms of anaphylactic shock, and treatment as per WCHD Standing Orders.
- Verify that all the family's questions have been answered and they are in agreement with the vaccines you are prepared to give. Use interpreter as needed. Make sure family has a Vaccine Information Sheet in the appropriate language for each vaccine to be given.
- Plan injection administration with parent or child. Make sure you have addressed the "Six Rights of Vaccine Administration ONA style" prior to administration. Assist family members to provide distractions and appropriate comfort restraints to child receiving vaccines to facilitate safe and effective administration.
- Administer vaccines using appropriate sites, needle length, and route using CDC guidelines for administration.
- Do follow up care and teaching. Make sure each family has their updated immunization records and know when they need to return for the next dose of a vaccine series.
- Active RN license in good standing
- Sensitivity towards people of other cultural and socio-economic groups
- Must be clinically competent and practice according to the ANA standards and the ONA Immunization Clinic policies and procedures.
- Experience in pediatric settings is preferred but not required.
- Have current knowledge of the vaccines offered and their side effects.
- Good organizational and communication skills and an ability to work well on a team are important.
- Able to work at a fast pace on a somewhat chaotic atmosphere.
The SW Community Health Center in Hillsboro is recruiting compassionate and skilled RNs for Mondays, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm and for Thursdays, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm. Immunization Clinics are on Wednesday Nights from 5:30pm - 8:30 pm
- Patient Care
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 24
- Orientation or Training
- 6 month commitment
- Limited Liability Registration Current Nursing License with ONB