Volunteer Free Clinic Nurse


(47.249718,-122.4463)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1323 South Yakima AvenueTacoma, WA 98405

About

GENERAL ROLE DESCRIPTION The clinic nurse performs nursing tasks ordinary for an outpatient setting within scope of practice, and strives to provide a comfortable and dignified atmosphere and high standard of care for all patients. CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
RN-specific
Conduct initial basic triage patient interviews; ensure necessary patient paperwork is completed, and document chief complaints. Notify Clinic Coordinator of apparent medical emergency, consulting with Provider on duty as needed, and follow ensuing direction. All nurses

  • Carry out point of care testing, injections, patient teaching, blood draws or other tasks as directed by provider
  • Accurately document patient teaching and procedures performed using appropriate forms
  • Observe infection control standards and assist other volunteers in understanding and compliance
  • Maintain best practices for patient privacy standards (HIPAA) and assist in educating Clinical Support Volunteers about guidelines as deemed necessary
  • Seek assistance of Volunteer Medical Interpreters for all patients with limited English skills, consulting Clinic Coordinator if no certified interpreter for necessary language is on site
  • With Clinic Coordinator, Provider and Clinical Support Volunteers, identify patients who may be in need of additional services (such as but not limited to a medical home, specialist services, housing or food assistance, insurance access)
  • Assist in maintaining patient care areas clean and organized
  • Notify Clinic Coordinator of low levels of supplies in need of restocking, and of expired/soon-to-expire supplies
  • Perform only tasks which fall into the scope of practice of nurse’s licensure and training
SUPERVISION
  • The Volunteer Clinic Nurse reports to the Clinic Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator in matters of scheduling, station assignment and non patient care tasks
  • The Volunteer Clinic Nurse receives direction from the Provider on duty in matters of direct patient care
TIME COMMITMENT Nurses are asked to commit to a minimum of one shift per month. A shift is 5pm-9pm. REQUIREMENTS
  • Current RN or LPN license issued by the State of Washington
  • Malpractice insurance (available at no charge through AHEC; information provided by Volunteer Coordinator)
  • Satisfactory Washington State Patrol background check (performed by Neighborhood Clinic prior to first shift)
  • Attend group orientation prior to first shift, or one-on-one orientation if authorized by Clinic Coordinator
  • Shadow existing volunteer nurse for one shift prior to carrying out responsibilities independently
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience in family practice, urgent care or emergency room settings
  • Bilingual - any languages
  • Optimism!
The intent of this role description is to provide a representative summary of duties and responsibilities that will be expected from a volunteer in this position. Volunteers may be requested to assist with other duties related to clinic operations in accordance with volunteer’s scope of practice and skills.

Volunteer Role Description : Nurse DATE: March 2, 2016


GENERAL ROLE DESCRIPTION

The clinic nurse performs nursing tasks ordinary for an outpatient setting within scope of practice, and strives to provide a comfortable and dignified atmosphere and high standard of care for all patients.


CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

RN-specific

  • Conduct initial basic triage patient interviews; ensure necessary patient paperwork is completed, and document chief complaints. Notify Clinic Coordinator of apparent medical emergency, consulting with Provider on duty as needed, and follow ensuing direction.

All nurses

  • Carry out point of care testing, injections, patient teaching, blood draws or other tasks as directed by provider

  • Accurately document patient teaching and procedures performed using appropriate forms

  • Observe infection control standards and assist other volunteers in understanding and compliance

  • Maintain best practices for patient privacy standards (HIPAA) and assist in educating Clinical Support Volunteers about guidelines as deemed necessary

  • Seek assistance of Volunteer Medical Interpreters for all patients with limited English skills, consulting Clinic Coordinator if no certified interpreter for necessary language is on site

  • With Clinic Coordinator, Provider and Clinical Support Volunteers, identify patients who may be in need of additional services (such as but not limited to a medical home, specialist services, housing or food assistance, insurance access)

  • Assist in maintaining patient care areas clean and organized

  • Notify Clinic Coordinator of low levels of supplies in need of restocking, and of expired/soon-to-expire supplies

  • Perform only tasks which fall into the scope of practice of nurse’s licensure and training

SUPERVISION

  • The Volunteer Clinic Nurse reports to the Clinic Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator in matters of scheduling, station assignment and non patient care tasks

  • The Volunteer Clinic Nurse receives direction from the Provider on duty in matters of direct patient care

TIME COMMITMENT

Nurses are asked to commit to a minimum of one shift per month. A shift is 5pm-9pm.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Current RN or LPN license issued by the State of Washington

  • Malpractice insurance (available at no charge through AHEC; information provided by Volunteer Coordinator)

  • Satisfactory Washington State Patrol background check (performed by Neighborhood Clinic prior to first shift)

  • Attend group orientation prior to first shift, or one-on-one orientation if authorized by Clinic Coordinator

  • Shadow existing volunteer nurse for one shift prior to carrying out responsibilities independently

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in family practice, urgent care or emergency room settings

  • Bilingual - any languages

  • Optimism!


The intent of this role description is to provide a representative summary of duties and responsibilities that will be expected from a volunteer in this position. Volunteers may be requested to assist with other duties related to clinic operations in accordance with volunteer’s scope of practice and skills.


Skills

  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Nursing

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 four hour shift once a month
  • See description
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