Volunteer Free Clinic Nurse

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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 RESPONSIBILITIESRN-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.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1323 South Yakima AvenueTacoma, WA 98405

(47.249718,-122.4463)
 

SKILLS

  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Nursing

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A 4 hour shift once a month
  • See description

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