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Overall Responsibilities:  To perform basic duties related to overall patient services at the Tri-Town Community Action Agency, under the direction/supervision of the Clinical Nurse Manager.  

Specific Responsibilities:  The Registered Nurse is expected to:  Provide clinical and technical support for the Primary Care Providers by assisting Providers with exams and minor surgical procedures as needed; Administer vaccinations and injections, under the supervision of a Provider and in accordance with Agency procedures; Triage patient phone calls providing, advice and health care information or coordination and prioritization of sick visits on an as needed based on patient’s complaints or needs; Act as a resource person for Medical Assistants/Receptionists, providing support and guidance regarding patients’ medical/health care needs; Authorize prescriptions on an independent basis with established standing orders and in accordance with Tri-Town policies and procedures; Review and categorize labs, i.e. normal, abnormal needing immediate attention, etc.  Notifies patients of test results, under the guidance and knowledge of Providers; Ensure the security of all medications by logging, tracking and disposing as necessary; Perform measurements and clinical testing procedures according to policies and procedures; Performs CLIA waived testing; Participate in Family Planning education, including counseling after pregnancy test, administering Depo-Provera, dispensing OCP samples; Provides HIV counseling; Maintain logs for quality assurance, Pap Log, STD Log, Lead log and Prenatal Log; Order educational materials.  Ensure approval of education materials prior to ordering. Provide community education in the form of presentations, flyers, group work, etc.; Follows infection control policies and standards as well as CLIA standards; and Maintain OSHA guidelines.

Special Qualifications:  Interpreting skills in order to decipher technical medical terminology; Basic knowledge of the availability of all available methods of communication for patients, such as interpreters, individual counseling, group discussions, written materials and visual aids; Good communication skills in order to identify the cultural, social and economic character of the patient population served; Adherence to the strictest of confidentiality policies and procedures; Self-directed/reliant skills needed to make independent medical decisions daily, example ordering U/A for UTI, throat cultures with standing orders by the Medical Director and in accordance with Tri-Town’s policies and procedures; Clear, objective and concise documentation skills necessary; and Bilingual ability a plus.

Required Qualifications:  Valid RN (RI License) with ongoing maintenance of license; Valid CPR certification; Ambulatory health care experience preferred; HIV certification desirable; and Triage skills.

Cover letters, resumes and three (3) written letters of recommendation due to Tri-Town Community Action Agency’s Human Resources Director (Sue Connaughton) at sconnaughton@tri-town.org; fax to 401-351-6611; mail to Tri-Town Community Action Agency, 1126 Hartford Avenue, Suite 201, Johnston, RI  02919.

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Tri-Town is an Equal Opportunity Employer

South County Community Action Agency  ·  1935 Kingstown Road, Wakefield, RI 02879  ·  P: 401-789-3016  ·  F: 401-515-0139
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