Registered Nurse Medicare Wellness

Coastal Medical East Providence , RI 02914

Posted 2 months ago

The Wellness Nurse provides comprehensive preventive care and education to our senior patient population and works in collaboration with a dedicated team of professionals to provide accurate assessment, management of health problems, health counseling and treatment coordination for patients.

Coastal Medical is Rhode Island's largest physician owned and physician governed medical group, serving patients in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. An equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Coastal Medical employs over 500 professionals in a variety of roles and functions including: physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, lab technicians, nurses, IT personnel, and medical billers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide patient education, individualized information, counseling, support and advice

  • Communicate and collaborate regularly with the primary care provider and healthcare team to coordinate care and maintain continuity of care

  • Collect and document past medical history and family history

  • Identify existing diagnoses for medical management and address potential gaps in care

  • Assess patient cognition and mobility

  • Update problem list from assessment data

  • Assess preventative screenings such as depression screening

  • Recommend and document age appropriate preventive screening services

  • Review and/or establish immunization schedule

  • Administer immunizations

  • Coordinate and review appropriate laboratory tests and diagnostic studies

  • Refer patients to community programs when appropriate for weight loss, exercise, fall prevention and other services

  • Provide, review and reinforce patient education regarding preventive care, disease entity, medications, dietary restrictions and other therapeutic regimens

  • Actively implement Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement Initiatives

  • Attend or conduct meetings when necessary and provide feedback regarding the Wellness Center

  • Participate in professional development activities and maintain professional affiliations and certifications

  • Ensure highest level of service and care for patients

  • Other duties as modified to meet the needs of the Coastal Medical Annual Wellness Center

Performance Requirements

  • Ability to work with supervising physician to initiate care or consultation when appropriate

  • Capacity to collaborate with professional colleagues as necessary to ensure quality care

  • Able to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures

  • Skilled at preparing and maintaining records, and responding to correspondence

  • Able to react calmly and effectively in emergent situations

  • Present with an authentic, friendly, welcoming and professional public facing appearance

Education and Experience

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing

  • Current Rhode Island RN license in good standing

  • CPR certification preferred

  • 3-5 years of experience as a clinical nurse or nurse educator is required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to effectively provide instruction, coaching and mentoring

  • Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written

  • Outstanding organizational skills

  • Solid problem solving skills

  • Capability to multitask

  • Adaptability and flexibility

  • Strong computer skills including previous experience with an EMR and Microsoft Office

  • Ability to maintain quality, safety and /or infection control standards

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