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Public Health Management Corporation
Published
May 14, 2024
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Description

PHMC is proud to be a leader in public health. PHMC requires that all employees are fully COVID-19 vaccinated by the first day of employment. We will offer the Covid-19 vaccination at no cost, via our Health Centers.

SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTION:

The registered nurse will provide primary and urgent care services to adults, according to certification, at Serenity Court, homeless medical respite program. The Respite Registered Nurse provides triage of acute health problems. coordinates medical care provided by community healthcare providers and functions as a team member with the Mary Howard Health Center and other PHMC Health Center staff. All services are provided in collaboration with the medical respite clinical, case management, and nursing staff. The nurse receives supervision from the Nurse Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supports, leads, and directs clinical/operational processes in the Medical Respite
  • Supports medical facilities, Admissions Manager and other referral sources in assessing and accepting referrals into the respite.
  • Provides education and assessment to patients looking to access MAT programs
  • Provide medication management using specified guidelines outlined by the medical respite standards.
  • Observes ambulatory care guidelines for infection control (handwashing, care of environment, use of safety syringes and sharps containers, use of personal protective equipment).
  • Evaluates and treats patients in accordance with clinical best practices for post-acute care in a medical respite care setting.
  • In collaboration with the case manager, connects clients to primary care, behavioral health, family violence or other social services as needed.
  • Provides client-centered health services that incorporate self-management plans.
  • Provide ongoing management, education, and support of patients in all phases of treatment including scheduled nursing visits medication teaching, monitoring, pill counts, observed dosing, and medication refills.
  • Exhibit non-judgmental, empathetic and supportive approach when communicating with patients/families and staff.
  • Incorporates evidence-based practices as appropriate for the individual patient.
  • Works within all state and federal laws and regulations and the agreement with the collaborative physician
  • Administers medications and manages acute and chronic health problems using evidence-based protocols.
  • Notifies immediate supervisor of significant problems.
  • Provides patient/education, health counseling, and health advocacy services to patients and significant others. Be willing to work evenings and weekends, as deemed necessary.
  • Provide on-call support
  • Maintains positive relationships with funding sources and community organizations.
  • Completes appropriate documentation with record keeping.
  • Patient contact: Approximately 70% of the time.
  • Consistently use clear, concise, and effective written and oral communication; and comply with departmental policies when sharing/documenting relevant patient care data.
  • Perform other related tasks and duties, as directed and assigned.
  • Act in the capacity of a mandated reporter to both the State of Pennsylvania and the Joint Commission.
  • Perform additional duties as outlined by Supervisor.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • May assist with scheduling of staff and supervision of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), and other residential staff or interns.
  • Assists in the oversight of the medical respite workflow.
  • Coordinates patient flow from time of intake to time discharge.
  • Communicates with the Nurse Manager daily to ensure the quality of patient care.
  • Assists in the facilitation of external audits/site visits from regulatory agencies and payer sources
  • Meets with Nurse Manager and interdisciplinary team weekly to discuss progress of patient care.

PHMC COMPLIANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Understands and adheres to PHMC compliance standards as they appear in the PHMC Code of Conduct, Whistle Blowers and Conflict of Interest Policies
  • Keeps abreast of all pertinent federal, state and PHMC regulations, laws, and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified
  • Comply with HIPAA and Confidentiality Policies and Procedures as they apply to the job
  • Comply with Department of Public Health (DPH), The Joint Commission and other accreditation and regulatory agencies standards
  • Adhere to all PHMC Policies and Procedures
  • Knowledge and adherence to Infection Control and Environment of Care Guidelines and Procedures as described in the annual education module

SKILLS

  • Ability to engage resistant patients.
  • Extensive knowledge of current health care needs of diverse populations in an urban environment.
  • Can multi-task between answering calls from patients and assisting providers
  • Must be friendly, responsible, and professional
  • Must have the ability to effectively work with company employees, outside contacts, and a diverse client population.
  • Knowledge of Electronic Medical Records preferred, but not required.
  • Utilize Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Prepare comprehensive reports.
  • Manages detailed information efficiently and analyze facts and exercise sound judgment.
  • Perform basic Math.
  • Ability to collect adequate client data, conduct a physical exam, interpret physical findings and manage or refer patients as conditions or protocols dictate
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills
  • Ability to prioritize and organize workday to meet changing needs of program and patients.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of population served.
  • Ability to work within a team framework and respond positively to team members concerns
  • Ability to track work to completion and compile reports
  • Thorough knowledge of primary care and urgent care best practices

EXPERIENCE:

Experience in primary and/or care, community health preferred. Certified as a Registered Nurse in the State of Pennsylvania. At least three (3) years of nursing experience.

EDUCATION:

  • Education: Bachelor’s in Nursing required from an accredited program
  • Licenses: Valid Pennsylvania RN

Salary:

  • Commensurate with education and experience
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