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Hudson Headwaters Health Network Mobile Health RN (Per Diem) in Queensbury, New York

Mission

HHNN Mission: To provide the best health care, and access to that care, for everyone in our communities.

Mobile Mission: To drive access to culturally sensitive, affordable, high-quality primary care services for medically-underserved populations within our region.

Vision

HHHN Vision: To pioneer an innovative, sustainable and community-focused health system through comprehensive primary care and diverse partnerships.

Mobile Vision: To expand the local health care safety-net through an innovative mobile health care delivery model fueled by community partnerships.

Proposed Schedule: Monday - Friday varied hours between 8-5pm. The proposed travel route for this position is throughout Washington county and Warren County

Note: This position requires you to travel to the Mobile RV on your own to the location that it is stationed at in Warren/Washington county and you will receive mileage reimbursement

Summary

This position will work alongside a FNP and a Medical assistant providing primary care services to rural communities in a 40 foot mobile RV throughout Washington county. The Registered Nurse is responsible for delivering age appropriate, population-specific patient care utilizing the nursing process of assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation while embracing the Core Values of Quality, Appreciation, Creativity and Sustainability in pursuing the HHHN Mission and Vision. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a resource for nursing standards, competencies, policies and procedures.

  • Collaborate with staff and other departments in the development of strategies to continuously improve quality of care and the patient experience.

  • Utilize data to continuously meet care coordination needs across settings in conjunction with the patient, family and/or other members of the care team.

  • Provide direct and indirect care that is safe, ethical, patient- and family-centered, culturally congruent and evidence-based.

  • Protect patients and employees by adhering to infection control policies and protocols.

  • Prepare the patient for encounter by following established protocols.

  • Demonstrate competence in clinical skill set.

  • Demonstrate proper medication and vaccine management processes.

  • Reconcile the medication list and prepare prescription renewals.

  • Demonstrate complete, accurate, and timely documentation in the electronic medical record.

  • Respond to patient phone calls using symptom-based policies and protocols to classify urgency and advise intervention options with clear documentation.

  • Triage walk-in patients and assist with medical emergencies within the center.

  • Initiate patient and family education plan that meets the needs of the patient.

  • Perform ordered point of care testing (CLIA), including specimen collection, and proper documentation.

  • Assist with patient encounter flow and trouble-shooting issues in collaboration with supervisor.

  • Provide direction to LPNs and Medical Assistants.

  • Provide guidance and mentor new and incumbent staff based on skill set.

  • Attend meetings and serve on various organization committees.

  • Assist with compliance and staff development duties.

  • Complete health center daily, weekly or monthly tasks as assigned.

  • Ensure operation of medical equipment by following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, and requesting repairs.

  • Performs other duties as requested.

    Qualifications:

    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability to perform the essential functions:

  • Unrestricted current RN license to practice nursing in New York State.

  • A.A.S. degree or higher from an accredited school of nursing.

  • Minimum of one-year Registered Nurse clinical experience preferred.

  • Ability to travel throughout the Network.

  • Current BLS certification.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications and electronic medical records.

  • Self-directed, detail-oriented, motivated and ability to work independently as well as in a team atmosphere.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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