Who We Are:
Neighborhood Health Center is a non-profit organization local to Portland, OR serving underserved patients in the areas of primary care, internal medicine, dental services and more. Our patient-centered approach to care honors the unique needs and circumstances of each individual patient. NHC sees people, not problems, and recognizes that the time spent as a patient in a doctor’s office is only one factor in a person’s overall health. Our leading edge, integrated clinical teams work in partnership with patients, their families, and the communities we serve to provide whole-person care, prevention, and ongoing support.
NHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate differences in the workplace and do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (sex), national origin, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.
Why work with us?
- We are a non-profit organization, passionate about providing the underserved population with medical and dental services across the greater Portland area, committed to making a difference daily.
- We offer our employees a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes 20 days of PTO (based on full time employment), 9 paid holidays, health/dental/vision insurance, quarterly wellness reimbursements, 401k retirement plan with employer match, employer paid disability insurance, EAP and life insurance.
- We were voted in the Top Workplaces 2020 by our employees!
As a FQHC NHC is a qualified participant in the HRSA Loan Repayment and Loan Reimbursement program.
These programs provide funding to primary care clinicians, faculty, and students to reduce their educational debt in exchange for their multi-year service in underserved communities. They also remove financial barriers for health professionals interested in practicing a primary care discipline, enabling them to pursue community-based careers. ( https://bhw.hrsa.gov/funding/apply-loan-repayment/nurse-corps )
As an employee of NHC you may qualify for these benefits.
Please see the HRSA website https://www.hrsa.gov/
The Clinic RN is responsible for providing comprehensive clinical services and support in the outpatient management and care of patients at Neighborhood Health Center. Registered Nurses are expected to understand their scope of practice in the State of Oregon and practice according to this scope of practice.
Essential Job Duties
- Performs comprehensive health assessment of patients by completing a physical and psycho-social history; identifies actual and potential health needs based on medical, mental/emotional, financial and social factors.
- Implements required nursing procedures consistent with clinic procedures / protocols; triages emergent situations; provides emergency medical care; administers medications and immunizations as ordered by an authorizing provider of NHC approved standing order.
- Assists patient to maintain maximum quality of life by coordinating services of community agencies and encouraging preventive practices; monitors direct care of chronic illness; teaches home health and self-care, prevention of disease and health maintenance.
- Performs phlebotomy, point of care testing, wound care, stitch removal, in clinic EKGs and assists with many other primary care office procedures as dictated by primary care provider needs and orders.
- Performs RN Led patient visits for health maintenance, patient education, and treatment of acute issues based off protocols and provider orders.
- Concisely and succinctly documents in the medical record all patient activity and contact.
- Participates in patient call backs and follow up.
- Consults and coordinates with health center team members to develop and implement comprehensive patient care plan based on assessment; assists patient to establish short- and long-term goals to obtain optimum level of health through advocacy, counseling, teaching, problem solving, and selection and utilization of resources.
- Instructs individuals, families and other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention, and develops health improvement programs.
- Assists in evaluation of clinic procedures and protocols; contributes to assessment of team functions or activities; plans, implements and evaluates case coordination and management.
- Participates in process and quality improvement workflows.
- Assists in new employee training, as needed.
- Participates in team huddles to review the schedule at the start of the workday.
- Performs other duties as assigned.