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Public Health Nurse (HIV/AIDS focus)

Company:
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic
Location:
Yakima, WA 98901
Post Date:
May 21, 2022
Job Status:
Full-Time
Description:

What We Offer



  • Sign-on bonus$5,000in first paycheck and$2,000at 12 months of employment.

  • Relocation allowance is available.

  • 100% employer-paid health insurance for employees including Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx, 24/7 telemedicine; profit sharing, 403(b) retirement plan, generous paid time off, paid holidays, uniform allowance, continuing education, and more.


New Hope Clinicis a nurse-managed clinic inYakima, Washingtonand is a program of Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic. Provides professional nursing assessment and intervention, promoting wellness and preventative health. Educates the community about HIV/AIDS. Provides assistance to physicians.


Essential Functions/Responsibilities/Duties



  • Provide direct nursing care to patients and provides nursing support to medical providers.

  • Maintain wellness activities for patients including immunizations, screening exams, and follow-up lab work.

  • Develop care plans with patient in collaboration with provider, based on medical conditions, health goals and behaviors. Collaborates with other healthcare providers in developing plan of care. Coordinate and plan interagency referrals related to patient care as directed by the provider.

  • Provide assessment, education, and evaluation of patients readiness to begin Antiretroviral Therapy (ART). Provide ongoing long-term management for patients receiving HAART therapy.

  • Administer medication to patients as directed by the provider, protocol and standing orders. Identify the purpose, side effects, and onset of action for each class of drug being given to patient. Correctly explain medication to patient/guardian and obtains consent.

  • Provide home visits for patients to provide assessment, follow-up, education and medication monitoring.

  • Maintain appropriate ongoing assessment, interventions, education and referrals as identified in the care plan.

  • Maintain regular contact with other services and professionals involved in delivering services to client to ensure coordinated service delivery.

  • Provide HIV counseling and testing for high-risk individuals.

  • Complete chart notes per standards. Update client data in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems to document health assessment and health history. Record care plans and education provided. Documents assessments, actions and medications in medical records.

  • Provide education to a wide variety of audiences including community members and healthcare professionals regarding HIV-including transmission and risk reduction.

  • Perform clinical responsibilities in alignment with The Joint Commission (TJC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and YVFWC requirements.


Qualifications



  • Education:Bachelors Degree in Nursing.An Associates Degree in Nursing with two years nursing experience may be substituted for the Bachelors degree.

  • Experience:Experience working with HIV/AIDS preferred.Training and six months experience providing adult physical exams preferred.

  • Licenses/Certificates/Registration:Registered Nurse license for the state of practice.Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification within 90 days of employment.Valid Drivers License and proof of automobile liability insurance coverage.

  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:English/ Spanish bilingual proficiency in written and verbal communication is preferred. Must demonstrate the ability to communicate at level 10 on the ALTA language proficiency scale to receive bilingual differential pay.Demonstrates ability to communicate at level 10 on the ALTA language proficiency scale.Knowledge of established professional nursing concepts and all nursing procedures.Knowledge of the uses and effects of medications.Effective verbal, written and listening communication skills.Ability to prioritize work and handle a variety of tasks simultaneously, with frequent interruptions.Ability to effectively interact with a variety of patients, patients families and employees in a professional manner.Ability to understand, assess and react effectively to the unique needs of patients in all age groups.Basic proficiency with a variety of computer programs including Word and Excel.


About YVFWC


We serve more than 181,000 patients across 25 medical clinics, 14 dental clinics, 10 pharmacies, and 64 program sites in two states. We are Level 3 Certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). With integrated services including medical, dental, pharmacy, orthodontia, primary care nutritional counseling, autism screening, and primary care behavioral health, YVFWCs patient-centered model of care offers patients the full spectrum of care and shelter assistance, energy assistance, weatherization, HIV and AIDS counseling and testing, home visits, and four mobile medical/dental clinics.


Working at YVFWC


Working in our organization means being the passionate champion for those who have no voice. It means having the opportunity to work with underserved populations and with peers committed to the same work.


At Farm Workers Clinic



  • We will consistentlytrustone another to work for the common good.

  • We will fosterintegrityby demonstrating ethical behavior and insisting on doing what we say we will do.

  • We will demonstratetransparencyby being candid and truthful no matter the risk.

  • We will createpartnershipsto strengthen ourselves and our community.

  • We will fight forjust treatmentfor all individuals.

  • We will letjoyin.

  • We have thecourageto be an agent of change and refuse anything short of excellence.


Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal opportunity employment.


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