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Community Health Programs
PO Box 30
GT BARRINGTON, MA 01230

Fax:(413)528-2863
Website:communityhealthprograms.org/

Company Description:
Community Health Programs is a network of health centers and caring professionals that provide outstanding primary and preventive care for patients of all ages. What’s truly unique to CHP is our broad spectrum of support services that extend beyond medical and dental issues to strengthen families and improve children’s well-being. The region is a federally designated rural community and a Medically Underserved Population Area.

Community Health Programs embraces its role as a nonprofit health care provider and community partner. We are a leader in the communities we serve by providing high quality healthcare, dental services, wellness education and family support services. CHP outreach provides free health screenings, insurance enrollment assistance as well as information so people can learn how to take better care of themselves and their families.

Additional Business Name: Community Health Programs

Job Title:
Registered Nurse Gt Barrington (Family Medicine) and Pittsfield (Pediatrics)
Salary Range:Location:
To Commensurate With Experience Pittsfield, Great Barrington
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeHealthcare Office
Education Level:Work Experience:
Bachelor's Degree
Description:
We have an opening in our CHP Gt. Barrington Office (40 hrs) and our Pediatric Office in Pittsfield, MA (16 hrs)

The CHP Registered Nurse (RN) triages patients by telephone or directly with CHP walk-in patients to determine the urgency and level of care needed. S/he is responsible for assisting in patient care under the guidance of the attending CHP physician. The RN contributes to a work environment that is innovative, caring and collaborative and supports the mission and vision of CHP care and compliance protocols.

As determined by Federally Qualified Health Care and Massachusetts License requirements and under the supervision by CHP attending physicians, the RN performs these duties and others as assigned an allowed under their license:

Nursing support as directed:
o Responsible for ensuring that all medical support staff including LPN and MA's have up to date competencies in procedures performed according to CHP and nursing license protocols.
o Trains support medical staff as needed.
o Triage patients by telephone or directly with walk-ins to determine the urgency and level of care needed, approving same day visits when appropriate.
o Manage requests for prescription medication at the CHP site.
o Processes all laboratory results, pulling charts, reviewing and holding partials. Flagging abnormal for the Provider to review and filing normal. Contacting patients with lab results as directed.
o Administers immunizations including allergy shots.
o Assists physician in any nursing level procedure.
o Suture removals
o Dressing changes
o Ear lavages, Lice checks, Throat swabs
o Charting all procedures performed.
o Responsible for Coumadin Therapy
o Reviews labs, if abnormal shows to provider
o May be requested to phone patients with lab results
o The triage nurse performs all administrative procedures ordered by the provider or clinical manager according to the protocols manual. Including but not limited to the following:
o Assist with referrals to area specialist
o Assist with running daily controls on lab equipment, etc
o Assist in charting quality assurance for HCG, strep, sickle cell, urinalysis dip stick as requested by providers
o Assist with recording temperatures of refrigerator for vaccine storage
o Perform other or routine office duties as requested
o Case Management
o PT-1 Forms
Essential skills:
• Graduate of an accredited School of Practical Nursing
• Licensed as a Practical Nurse in Massachusetts.
• CPR certified
• Minimum of three years experience in an ambulatory setting is preferred.
o Patient Education - anything from newborn education to where to get a wheelchair for an elderly patient
o Professional manner; approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position
o Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures
o Attendance/Punctuality - consistently at work on time, ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.
Requirements:
Essential skills:
• Bachelors degree of nursing from an accredited program
• Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts.
• CPR certified
• Minimum of three years experience in an ambulatory setting is preferred.

Non Essential but preferred skills
• Spanish speaking/Bilingual skills


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