Position Title: Community Health & Clinical Resource Nurse
Location: Lower Sioux Indian Community, Morton, MN
Reports to: Director of Community Health
Hours: 40 per week
Salary: Commensurate upon experience
Opening Date: April 15, 2021
Closing Date: April 29, 2021
- Any employment offer is contingent on results of a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment
- American Indian/Alaska Native preference applies for equally qualified candidates
- Must be able to pass a health care provider background check allowing candidate to work in a Medicare certified health care facility.
The role of the Community Health/Clinical Resource Nurse is to provide primary and secondary care to patients and families of the Lower Sioux Indian Community. Professional nursing care is delivered within the community, in client homes and in the Lower Sioux Health Care Center. This position will be working approximately 50% of time in community health and 50% of time in clinic setting, performing clinic RN specific duties.
- Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with an RN degree.
- Current unrestricted RN license in the State of Minnesota.
- BSN degree preferred.
- Certification as a public health nurse, community health nurse, or wound care nurse preferred.
- One year of RN experience in community health and/or clinic setting health care preferred.
- Ability to manage time effectively.
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
- Grant management and reporting.
- Knowledge and experience working with American Indian/Alaska Native communities, culture and tribal programs preferred.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Experience in providing health education in individual, family and group settings.
- Ability to facilitate groups and meetings.
- Must have current driver’s license, reliable personal transportation, proof of current insurance coverage, and insurability under the tribe’s auto insurance policy.
- Must pass a requisite background check and pre-employment drug screening.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provides nursing care to community members and families within the scope of nursing practice:
- Medication set-up
- Monitoring and reconciliation to home care clients
- Foot care
- Health assessments for LSIC Early Head Start
- Provides medication set up, monitoring and reconciliation to home care clients.
- Participates in planning, development and implementation of health department programs.
- Maintains patient records in EHR.
- Works collaboratively with other internal (departments) and external agencies (Public Health, Hospitals, etc.) of the Lower Sioux Indian Community.
- Provides assessment and monitoring of home care duties provided by community health assistant.
- Refers clients to appropriate resources (e.g. human services, housing, etc).
- Provides information by answering questions and requests.
- Maintains supplies inventory of medical supplies; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; checks out-dates of supplies.
- Provides teaching for family and unlicensed assistive personnel to give care; uses teach-back as evaluation.
- Maintains professional and technical knowledge.
- Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
- Provides clinic nursing duties, not limited to:
- Test collection
- Medication Administration
- Prescription refill coordination
- Patient teaching
- Wound care
- Assisting with patient flow
- Serves as a resource for nursing students and those interested in nursing and health care professions.
- Provides patient navigation in community and clinic settings.
- Acts in a respectful manner and maintain a professional demeanor and presentation at all times.
- Coordinates schedules for self, clients and clinic appointments.
Assists in coordinating events such as health fair, community dinners and other community health related activities.
Company supported travel required at times for required meetings and training.
Follows dress code.
Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
Questions may be directed to:
Stacy Hammer, RDN, LD, Director of Community Health