Adult Primary Care Nurse
Job Title: Adult Primary Care Nurse
Reports To: Care Management Nurse Supervisor
Job Summary: Assists clinical staff and provider in the administration of adult patient care population management, and care management in assigned clinical areas with designated provider.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
The job duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Other duties that fall within the broad scope of this classification may be assigned.
- Provides Clinical Nursing Support
- Assists providers and assigned care team to meet population health goals by conducting health screenings, immunizations, pre-visit planning, chronic disease management while also identifying patients that qualify for nurse care management.
- Assists care team and provider with Medicare annual wellness visits for assigned providers’ panel.
- Completes pre-visit planning daily with provider and care team to identify gaps in care and facilitate comprehensive patient care.
- Completes provider orders for procedures that require advanced clinical and/or nursing skills.
- Provides patient education as directed by provider.
- Assists in developing educational materials for patients and staff.
- Assists in conducting triage (with registered nurse license) or gathers information regarding urgent patient needs and communicates with provider to resolve patient care issues promptly.
- With Registered Nurse license, takes critical test results such as labs and diagnostics and facilitates notifying provider and assuring prompt action is taken as directed by provider.
- Directs patient to exam room, obtains and records accurate routine patient vital signs, prepares patient for examination, and assists performing procedures, injections and other treatments as ordered by provider.
- Assists provider in examination of patients and gives instructions as directed by provider.
- Fills out appropriate immunization paperwork for recording purposes.
- Answer’s phone calls and takes messages. Returns patient calls as directed by provider.
- Cleans and prepares rooms between patients and stocks exam rooms.
- Processes referrals, medication refill requests, and coordinates appointments for specific care and diagnostic procedures.
- Pulls requested charts for messages and documentation.
- Receives reports on patients and delivers them to the appropriate provider.
- Notifies patient of test results when instructed to do so by provider.
- Performs sterilization of instruments and surgical packs in a timely manner.
- Documents and maintains records of verbal and written procedures, medication, delivery of care, and pertinent information regarding patient care services.
- Complies with infection control policies and protocols; follows medication administration, storage procedures and controlled substance regulations.
- Ensures operation of medical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, reporting malfunctions, requesting repairs, maintaining equipment inventory, and evaluating new equipment and techniques.
- When needed, performs lab draws, conducts CBC analyzer tests, and maintains laboratory documents.
- Facilitates co-management of patients through transitions of care and referral with timely communication, inquiry, follow-up, and integration of information into the care plan within the providers’ panel. ?
- Develops care plans in collaboration with patient, family/caregiver(s), providers, and other clinical staff.
- Monitor’s patient adherence to care plans and evaluates effectiveness.
- Identifies patient progress and facilitates changes to care plans as needed.
- Assesses patient unmet health care and social needs.
- Assists in developing and implementing ongoing processes to determine and request the level of care coordination support those patients and caregiver(s) need and/or desire.
- Facilitates patient access to appropriate medical and specialty providers and other care givers.
- Educates patient and family/caregiver(s) about relevant community resources. ?
- Facilitates and attends meetings between patient, family/caregiver(s), care team, payers, and community resources, as needed.
Additional Job Duties:
- Responds to incoming unmatched refill requests for assigned provider from pharmacies.
- Takes incoming calls from patients who have questions regarding medication refills or prior authorizations.
- Refill’s medications if appropriate and under approved standing orders
- Reviews all incoming Transition of Care/Referral Documents received as Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (CCDA’s) and reconciles medication lists and active diagnoses as appropriate per assigned provider.
- Notifies providers of new diagnoses or changes in medication regimens when appropriate for assigned provider panel.
- Assists care team in the administration of patient care for assigned providers panel of patients, and as back up for medical support staff.
Minimum Qualifications - Education, Experience, Certificates & Licenses:
- Degree from an accredited nursing program.
- Current Unrestricted Arizona State Nursing (RN or LPN) license.
- Registered Nurse RN preferred. LPN’s will be considered.
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification required.
- Valid Fingerprint Clearance Card.
- CLIA II Waived Analyzers Certification required.
- Driver’s License and Proof of Insurance may be required if requesting mileage reimbursement.
- Valid Fingerprint Clearance Card.
- Experience in a clinical setting preferred.
Required Language Skills:
- Ability to comprehend and compose instructions, correspondence, and communications in English in both oral and written format.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred, but not required.
- Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to patients, internal providers and staff and other agency staff working in cooperation with the organization.
- Ability to frequently exert enough force to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
- Ability to continuously remain in a stationary position.
- Ability to constantly move about inside the workplace to assist patients, operate office or medical equipment, etc.
- Possesses hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to constantly operate computer, telephone, other office machinery, and medical equipment.
- Possesses close visual acuity necessary to accurately record and view information on a computer monitor, handwritten and typed documents.
- Ability to discern the nature of sounds at a normal spoken volume.
- Possesses range of body motion and ability to exert enough force to lift and move adult and pediatric patients.
Other Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to perform medical math that may include the use of ratio/proportion, dosage calculation, metric and household equivalents, roman numerals, abbreviations, and general math including percentages, etc.
- Ability to gather data in an organized fashion from varied sources.
- Ability to perform a variety of assignments and make decisions requiring independent judgment.
- Ability to resolve challenges and work under pressure.
- Knowledge of health plans and community health centers preferred.
- Knowledge of HIPAA rules and regulations.
- Computer literacy required.
- Ability to prioritize and plan work activities, use time efficiently and develop realistic action plans.
Work Environment & Conditions:
- Work environment is typical of a health clinic setting with occasional exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, and hazardous chemicals.
- Work occasionally involves use of needles and other medical equipment with proximity to electrical current, and exposure to moving mechanical parts and some hazardous chemicals.
- Work requires reliable transportation as position requires frequent travel and extended hours to include early mornings, evenings, and weekends.
Job Status: Full Time