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RN - Registered Nurse (Part-time)

Job Details

Tucson, AZ
$28.00 - $30.00 Hourly

Description

Do you find fulfillment in offering high-quality patient care in a reproductive health care setting? Are you looking to work at an organization that is mission-driven and patient-focused? We are looking for someone who is dependable, hardworking and committed to providing excellent patient care. If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply today for our Registered Nurse (RN) position.

Planned Parenthood Arizona (PPAZ) is Arizona’s largest reproductive health care provider, serving over 34,000 patients every year. PPAZ also works to educate communities, lead research directly impacting Arizonans; and advocate for access to health care, resources, and democracy regardless of your race, gender, class, orientation, identity, or status.

Given that Arizona could ban abortion with a court decision on any day, working with impacted communities and activated supporters is a keystone of PPAZ’s organizing philosophy: lived experience and the stories that go along with those experiences are invaluable currency when working to educate decision-makers on the impacts of public policy or court decisions like Dobbs that overturned Roe.


GENERAL PRIORITIES

 

  • Practice within the scope of Registered Nurse license and in accordance with agency protocols and policies.
  • Assist physician and patients during abortion procedures that utilize IV sedation by establishing IV access, performing blood draws, administering medications per physician orders, monitoring patient vital signs and lab work, and completing all required documentation per protocol. 
  • Ensure patient electronic records/charts and logs are completed and maintained promptly and accurately. Notify physician of any medical problem or other special concerns of client that may relate to the abortion or choice of birth control method. 
  • Assist in the set-up and clean-up of exam rooms.  May perform blood draws, TB testing, injections, including vaccines, basic ultrasonography for gestational dating after completion of ultrasound training and under the direction of the physician.  
  • Dispense medications to the client as directed by the abortion physician. At the end of each procedure day, secure all medication used in the procedure room in a locked and designated area for pharmaceutical storage. Maintain accurate inventory of all drugs used in the procedure room.  
  • Monitor patients in recovery room, including recording vital signs, dispensing medication, giving verbal and written aftercare instructions and birth control information, and reporting signs or symptoms of post abortion complications to the physician on duty.
  • Provide excellent customer service by eliciting client needs, educating clients on reproductive and sexual health issues, health center services, and community resources, including birth control methods, pregnancy options including abortion, STI’s/HIV and safer sex in a non-judgmental manner.
  • Comply with all applicable state (Dept of Health, Pharmacy Board, Nursing Board, Medical Board) and federal Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA), and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) standards, infection control, safety and DEA) regulations. 
  • Understand and compl with policies regarding patient rights. Ensure that informed consent has been obtained before any procedures are initiated. Know and adhere to the requirements of the Woman’s Right to Know Act, parental consent for minors seeking abortion, and the screening and reporting of child abuse.  Create and maintain an environment of dignity and safety for patient sensitivity and privacy. 

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • Completion of an accredited RN program and a current RN license.
  • One year of clinical healthcare experience.
  • Ability to triage patient acuity and multi-task clinical responsibilities.
  • Experience with EPIC EMR preferred.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Effective communication and strong organizational skills.   
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.   
  • Must be available Thursdays and Fridays. 

How to Apply

When applying please check your junk/SPAM folder for the invite for a phone screening.

This job requires a background check once a job offer is extended to the final candidate. PPAZ does not discriminate in employment and understands the many barriers candidates may face when applying to jobs. One of those barriers being the current criminal justice system and its effect on background checks. We understand that these barriers more often negatively impact BIPOC, and as an organization, we are working to eliminate those barriers.

A conviction is not an absolute bar to employment. Factors such as the age of the offense, evidence of rehabilitation, seriousness of violation, and job relatedness are considered in all employment decisions. PPAZ encourages all interested parties to apply for this position.

Planned Parenthood Arizona is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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