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Registered Nurse - Primary Care 45th St Clinic - Multiple Positions Available (.8 - 1.0)

Seattle, Washington

Neighborcare Health


[email protected]

Seattle, WA

Registered Nurse - Primary Care 45th St Clinic - Multiple Positions Available (.8 - 1.0)

Job Category: Clinical Practice
Requisition Number: REGIS02550

For 50 years, Neighborcare Health has been caring for our neighbors with essential medical and dental care, counseling, outreach, health education and more in Seattle, Vashon, and our newest dental clinic in Olympia! Our purpose is to improve health by engaging, educating, and empowering people in the communities we serve. We are looking to hire the best talent to support our culturally diverse workplace and community.


The Registered Nurse (RN) works in partnership and joint accountability within an interdisciplinary team to achieve Neighborcare’s Mission, Guiding Principles and goals. The primary focus of the RN is to optimize the health status of patients across the lifespan through chronic condition management, patient education, emergent triage, and performing complex procedures. RNs build relationships with their patients through face-to-face and telephonic care and work in partnership with each other to meet the needs of patients throughout Neighborcare Health. The RN follows the Nursing Process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care in a Patient Centered Medical Home.

This is a Full-Time (32 hours per week) position located at our 45th St Clinic.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Provide care to defined panels of patients in the outpatient clinic setting and work as members of Neighborcare’s nurse team

• Maintain joint accountability to the clinic team and to the medical program as a whole, to include supporting colleagues throughout the organization either on site or remotely as needed

• Work with team members and leaders to define and reassess priorities and plan, communicate, and execute care delivery; Participate in Quality and Performance Improvement efforts at the site/program to improve patient outcomes

• May serve as a preceptor for new staff and/or students who are assigned to Neighborcare as part of their professional education

Chronic Condition Management - 40%

• Establish partnerships with patients and families in person and via telephone for positive outcomes in health status; Identify patient goals for improving their health status and management of chronic physical and mental health conditions

• Assess patient understanding of their condition and readiness to change; Provide patient with education about the disease process; offer tools and skills needed to achieve self-management goals

• Monitor, track, and follow-up with patients to ensure care needs are met utilizing patient panel reports; Coordinate care with outside providers and resources; Apply Neighborcare Health guidelines and standing orders and evidence-based clinical practices

Patient Education - 40%

• Provide patient education across the lifespan in person and over the phone (select roles may focus on specific patient populations, including pediatric, perinatal, or individuals experiencing homelessness)

• Assess barriers to learning and tailor education to meet patients’ individual learning styles and needs; Educate patients about medications, abnormal laboratory results, and self-management of acute and chronic conditions

• Promote wellness and the importance of preventive care; Provide motivational interviewing and harm reduction counseling

Triage Emergent Health Issues and Perform Select Clinical Procedures - 10%

• Respond to emergent health issues in person and via telephone to assess, advise, and provide first aid and Basic Life Support as needed

• Perform complex procedures as appropriate for the RN scope of licensure and the individual RN’s competency (may include wound care, IV insertion and fluid/medication administration, urinary catheter insertion and removal)

• Administer select injections and medications

Minimum Qualifications


Required: Completion of an accredited RN program
Preferred: BSN desirable


Required: Valid WA State Registered Nurse license; BLS certificate
Preferred: Board certification in applicable specialty areas

Preferred: 1+ years of RN experience in a primary care, hospital and/or home care setting or comparable social service setting

Key Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
Required for this role:

• Knowledge and understanding of a broad range of physical and mental health conditions throughout the lifespan; Ability to work effectively with patients and communicate effectively and respectfully with people of varied cultures, ethnic, language (including use of interpreters), educational and socio-economic backgrounds, as well as individuals with disabilities and contagious diseases

• Knowledge, skill and ability to provide pregnancy and contraceptive options counseling; Knowledge of medical terminology and clinical procedures; anatomy, physiology, biology, human growth and development; asepsis and universal precautions; medical documentation; Ability to demonstrate reliable and timely attendance

• Ability to start and operate emergency equipment, perform CPR, and provide basic first aid, and respond professionally in emergent situations; Skills in the use of personal computers, Electronic Health Records, e-mail, and other software programs and reports

• Skills in written and verbal communication in English and basic math; Ability to comply with HIPAA/Confidentiality policies and procedures and to handle confidential and sensitive patient and staff information

• Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team, interact appropriately with co-workers and patients, and develop and maintain rapport with a wide range of individuals; Ability to demonstrate flexibility, adaptability, willingness and openness to learn and change; Ability to follow written and verbal directions and to complete assigned tasks in a timely manner

• Ability to be detail-oriented and handle multiple tasks under stressful conditions, including organizing and problem solving in a creative manner; Ability to demonstrate sound clinical judgment and work resourcefully and independently in the absence of detailed instructions

• Ability to work with supervision, receiving instructions/feedback, coaching/counseling and/or action/discipline and learn from directions, observations and mistakes; Ability to effectively perform job duties under a variety of conditions including time and/or resource constraints; Ability to self-assess knowledge and nursing skill, and continuously develop clinical expertise through Neighborcare Health and community-based Continuing Education

Preferred for this job:

• Skills in Motivational Interviewing and application of a harm reduction model

• Skills in care for chronic wounds, including conservative sharp debridement

• Knowledge of unique health needs of specific patient populations pertinent to the role/site

• Knowledge of community resources

Neighborcare offers competitive pay, continuing education, health benefits package, retirement plan, Paid Time Off, holiday pay, and more!

Union: YES

Contact [email protected] for questions.

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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