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YAKIMA VALLEY FARM WORKERS CLINIC Registered Nurse in Kennewick, Washington

Applicants for all positions must be or become fully vaccinated against Covid-19 if selected for hire. Valid medical or religious exemptions will be considered but serial Covid-19 testing will be required to maintain employment. Provides direct nursing care for patients. Performs diagnostic tests, analyzes results, administers medications, records patient's symptoms and medical histories. Provides support and assistance to the providers during outpatient office procedures.Sign-on bonus of $5,000 on first paycheck and $2,000 at 12 months of employment. Essential Functions/Responsibilities/Duties *Provides care during patient visits, discussing chief complaint and obtaining vital signs and complete health history for the patient. Develops a baseline physical assessment. *Performs phone triage with patients to determine chief complaint and assessment of next steps and follow up care needed. *Documents health history, assessments, actions and medications in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system. *Assists providers in diagnostic procedures and treatments. *Performs IV Starts when ordered. Provides information to patient regarding the procedure, including site selection and possible complications. *Communicates with patient to collect information on allergies and preexisting conditions. *Provides information to patient regarding the procedure, including site selection and possible complications. *Identifies the purpose, side effects, and onset of action for each class of drug being given to patient. Explains medication, usage and possible side effects to patient/guardian and obtains consent. *Collaborates with other healthcare providers in developing patient plan of care. Coordinates and plans interagency referrals related to patient care as directed by the provider. *Collaborates with provider in implementing the patient plan of care including providing education and identifying additional services needed for the patient. Initiates follow-up care plan as needed. *Collaborates with ancillary staff to process patients based on providers' schedule, maintaining smooth patient flow. *Performs clinical responsibilities in alignment with The Joint Commission (TJC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and YVFWC requirements. Qualifications *Education: Associate's Degree in Nursing. Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing preferred. *Experience: One year's experience providing clinical or outpatient care as an Registered Nurse (RN) preferred. *Professional Licenses/Certificates/Registration: RN license for the state of practice. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification within three months of employment. BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support) certification. ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) preferred. PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) preferred. *Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: English/ Spanish bilingual proficiency in written and verbal communication is preferred. Must demonstrate the ability to communicate at level 10 on the ALTA language proficiency scale to receive bilingual differential pay. Training in Early Periodic Screening & Development Testing and Women's Health Exams preferred. Knowledge of established professional nursing concepts and all nursing procedures. Knowledge of the uses and effects of medications. Effective verbal, written and listening communication skills. Ability to prioritize work and handle a variety of tasks simultaneously, with frequent interruptions. Ability to effectively interact with a variety of patients, patients' families and employees in a professional manner. Ability to understand, assess and react effectively to the unique needs of patients in all age groups. Basic