The Clinical Co-Visit Nurse (CVN) will work to implement nurse co-visits for patients at one or more of our health center locations. Co-visit visits are acute visits that include but are not limited to ear pain, rash, blood pressure check, cough and colds symptoms, and UTI's, etc. The CVN will work collaboratively with providers to assess patients who arrive as walk-ins, provide an appropriate treatment recommendation to the provider, and provide education to patient per provider's instruction. This role requires a nurse who is confident in their assessment and intake skills and is willing to work to the full scope of their license.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Collaborates with providers and medical assistants to provide care for patients using the nurse co-visit model.
Performs patient history intake, initial assessment, documentation, and patient education.
Provides recommendation for treatment and diagnosis to provider.
Provides education to patient based on treatment plan per provider instructions.
Assists with other nursing team duties as needed, such as care coordination visits, chronic disease management, and/or group visits.
Assists in establishing nursing care plans; participate as member of health care team planning for and providing optimal patient care.
Provide safe, comfortable, therapeutic environment for patients and families.
Educate patients on prevention of disease and promotion of health maintenance.
Identify changes in clinical signs and symptoms in life threatening situations and initiate appropriate measures.
Evaluate outcome of patient care, consult with other professionals as required, and adjust nursing care processes as necessary to ensure optimal patient care.
Works in collaborative team environment and assists other members of the team to provide optimal patient care experience.
Provide direct patient care through nurse visits and the use of nursing protocols.
Provide patient education at medical appointments including anticipatory guidance, information about chronic care, disease prevention and the promotion of health maintenance.
In collaboration with providers, provide care management to a small panel of complex patients who need increased clinical support, coaching, and or close follow-up
Support Care Team MAs as needed/requested.
Administer in-house medications as necessary.
Demonstrates knowledge and use of the nursing process to identify participant needs and perform interventions to promote favorable outcomes.
Collaborates with the Mary's Center clinical care team to ensure appropriate care is efficiently delivered and outcomes are achieved in coordination with overall organizational goals.
Communicates accurate health information, advice and education to patients and caregivers based on a level of understanding and comprehension
Appropriately documents actions and interventions in EMR per organizational policy.
Maintains strict confidentiality and adheres to all HIPAA guidelines and regulations.
Demonstrates ability to defuse problems and de-escalate issues as appropriate.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience Registered Nurse licensed to practice nursing in the District of Columbia and Maryland required. A minimum of two (2) years of clinical experience preferred, one (1) year of clinical experience required. A minimum of three (3) years of experience in working in community health setting with immigrant populations preferred. Bilingual in Spanish/English required.
Reasoning Ability Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out moderately complex, multi-step instructions and make appropriate independent decisions as necessary.
Physical Demands Regularly required sitting; frequently required to reach with hands and arms, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear; must be able to lift objects up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment Mostly in a typical office setting with quiet to moderate noise level.