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Position:  Registered Nurse (RN) - Family Practice
Location:  Milwaukee, WI
Job Id:  230
# of Openings:  1

Come join our team! We are hiring!
We are hiring a Clinic Registered Nurse at our Lisbon Avenue Health Center in Milwaukee, WI. This is a full-time position and will work in our Family Medicine department. This position does not require working late nights, weekends, or holidays.
 
Who are we?
Founded in 1999, Progressive Community Health Centers is an independent non-profit organization that operates four clinic locations in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. More than 100 employees support our agency’s mission to improve the health and quality of life of the community by providing culturally competent services that address identified needs. We provide high quality, comprehensive care to roughly 16,000 patients annually—a majority of who are low-income. No one is ever turned away from our clinics based on insurance status or ability to pay. We value a patient-centered philosophy and provide range of services that include family medicine, internal medicine, women’s health, urgent care, dental, radiology and integrated behavioral health. We also offer supportive services such as case management, health education and benefits enrollment.
 
Summary
The Registered Nurse will assist with performing telephone triage and addressing urgent walk-in triage of the clinic’s patients by providing advice to patients of all ages and diagnoses by using algorithms/protocols and independent judgement. The RN will also assist with ranking patients according to urgency of need, directing them to further care, as well as directing the patient to the appropriate emergency services, when necessary. In addition, the RN will recommend suggested medical follow-up based on their assessments and established triage protocols/algorithms, and provide healthcare information, as necessary.
 
Responsibilities
  1. Assess the severity of the patient’s symptoms by evaluation of symptoms using established triage protocols/algorithms and then guide the patient to the appropriate level of care. If needed, direct the patient to the appropriate emergency services and recommend the suggested medical follow-up based on their assessment, and provide health care information, as necessary.
  2. Review and triage the lab and x-ray results received in the office and notify the healthcare provider of critical values.
  3. Make follow-up calls to high-risk patients to assess changes of status and ensure that follow-up treatment was sought out.
  4. Process medication refills, medication changes, and prepare samples accordingly to medical provider orders and notifies the local pharmacies of the order(s).
  5. Perform patient education and instruction regarding medication regime and documentation such as medical records.
  6. Based on established protocols, administers oral, subcutaneous, intradermal, intramuscular, and all intravenous medications.
  7. Performs nurse visits (administration of TB, Depo, follow up treatments, BP re-check) and documents all encounters accurately.
  8. Acts as a resource to medical support staff and collaborates with medical staff in carrying out delegated patient care actives.
  9. Other job-related duties as assigned.
 
Requirements
  1. Graduate of an accredited nursing program.
  2. Currently licensed in the State of Wisconsin.
  3. Two years of general nursing in a clinic or hospital setting with experience with patient of all age groups, preferred.
  4. Experience in a Community Health Center, a plus.
  5. Experience with EPIC is preferred.
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