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Registered Nurse - Bolingbrook
Job Code:02242017-076
Location:39-Bolingbrook Adventist
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
  

Description:

Provides, coordinates and evaluates effectiveness and outcomes of care to clients presenting for medical/ nursing based services at the VNA Health Center clinic sites (on and off clinic sites). These clinics and services may include:

  • Primary Health Care – comprehensive primary medical care for clients of all ages across the health care continuum. Includes performing procedures related to care (e.g. vitals, treatments as ordered by the MD/NP…), assessment of patients’ needs for counseling, education and referrals, pregnancy options counseling, and family planning care and education.
  • Women’s Wellness Clinic – care to women in need of health maintenance and promotion services, family planning, STD counseling, as well as care for acute and chronic illnesses. This may include: assessment and counseling in all aspects of women’s health; immunization assessment, administration and counseling; and performing procedures related to care (e.g. anthropometric measurements, vital signs, and Waived Testing
  • Child Health Clinic – care to children in need of routine preventive, and for acute and chronic illnesses. This may include: assessment and counseling in all aspects of child health (physical, developmental, emotional, social, dental and nutritional); immunization assessment, administration and counseling; and performing procedures related to care (e.g. anthropometric measurements, vital signs, and Waived Testing.
  • Immunization Clinic – assessment, administration and counseling for the ACIP recommended vaccines for clients from infancy through adulthood.

Primary Functions:
  1. Prepares nursing, medical and lab areas with medical supplies; emergency kits; vaccine; and educational and referral materials as appropriate for specific clinic services.
  2. Reviews thoroughness of Client Registration/ Consent and other consents specific to services to be provided.
  3. Obtains complete client and family health histories if appropriate to specific clinic services.
  4. Assesses clients needs, develops and coordinates an individualized plan of care, including involving the client/family in the development of the client’s goals and collaboration with other health care professionals as necessary.
  5. Initiates the nursing interventions identified in the plan of care, per applicable Standing Orders and Protocols, evaluates effectiveness and outcomes of care and revises as needed.
  6. Administers medications as ordered by the clinic physician or nurse practitioner according to applicable protocols, policies and procedures. This includes medications related to family planning and emergency contraception.
  7. Educates/counsels client (or parent/guardian, if client is a child) specific to identified needs, plan of care and clinic requirements as described in the appropriate clinic policies and procedures. (e.g. Family Planning Program, IBCCP Program, Immunization Program)
  8. Initiates referrals to other health care services as needed and completes follow up on referrals per applicable protocols, policies and procedures.
  9. Completes client clinical record documentation specific to clinic services provided, according to applicable policies and procedures, and in a timely manner.
  10. Maintains safe handling, administration and storage of vaccines and medications.
  11. Documents administration of medications and vaccines on the appropriate inventory log and EMR.
  12. Understands and applies exposure control procedures as described in the VNA Infection Control Policy and Procedure Manual.
  13. Understands medical emergency procedures and the location of the emergency kit(s)/supplies in all clinic settings. Performs routine emergency kit(s)/supplies checks prior to clinic operation.
  14. Communicates with other health care providers regarding client continuity of care, after appropriate consent for release of information provided by the client; and assists in obtaining/completing activities related to requests for medical records.

Qualifications
  1. Nurse registered to practice in the State of Illinois, BSN preferred.
  2. Maintains current CPR certification.
  3. Previous experience in community health is preferred.
  4. Education, training and/or experience in child health, immunizations and/or women’s health (including family planning and STDs) specific to clinic assignment (Child Health, Adult Health, Family Planning, Immunizations …).

Essential Functions/Physical Requirements:
1. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
2. Tactile, visual, auditory and olfactory senses intact, including the ability to distinguish colors.
3. Ability to wear a particulate mask.
4. Manual dexterity sufficient to perform nursing procedures and to operate a computer.
5. Must be able to sit or stand for prolonged periods.
6. Ability to deal with high levels of stress.
7. Ability to bend frequently and lift up to 50 pounds, 25 pounds on a frequent basis.
  

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