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Registered Nurse

Date Posted: 2/15/2018
Organization: Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
Location: Bakersfield, CA

Description of Organization:
An affiliate of Planned Parenthood federation of America, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte has more than 30 health centers in Mid-California and Northern Nevada providing a range of reproductive and general health services including pediatrics, prenatal and adult primary health care. Planned Parenthood Mar Monte also serves an additional 100,000 people through its education, youth development and community outreach services. Join our team and make a difference!

Position Responsibilities:
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: (as appropriate to work site and scope of services) ESSENTIAL DUTIES: General Duties • Responsible for assuring non-licensed staff are qualified in performing back office/lab skills and achieve core competency levels on an annual basis • Provides input for the medical component of the non-licensed staff performance reviews • Oversees patient triage for medical problems and acute versus routine appointments for both reproductive health and primary care patients • Works with Center Manager or designee to facilitate flow and triage • Contributes to achieving health center productivity goals • Demonstrates PPMM customer service standards Health Center Specific  Recovery Room Duties • Prepares Recovery Room for all surgical services • Prepares pre-operative medications • Assess post-operative patients for pain and bleeding control and early detection of complications • Oversees HSS functions: vital signs, post-operative instructions, education of patient identified Birth Control Method • Provides post-operative medications • Maintains and ensures emergency cart and equipment are stocked and current  Reproductive Health Duties • Follows Standardized Procedures for the following patient visits: Hormonal Contraception, Emergency Contraception (EC), and Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening • Provides patient education for medication abortion • Provide immunizations per approved guidelines and standardized procedures, such as HPV vaccination Non-Health Center Specific  Centralized Follow-Up RN • Accepts and signs-off GC/CT, pap and other designated lab reports from clinician’s PAQs • Evaluates and develops plan for follow up • Refers paps/other labs that are outside the scope of CFU RN to the health centers’ clinicians • Verifies that all lab reports are handled appropriately and within the appropriate time frame  Triage RN- Response Center • Provides advice/triage services to both reproductive health and primary care patients • Identifies medical urgency and schedules appointments with the health centers • Answers all calls placed in queue by Response Center in a timely manner • Returns calls identified as urgent by RC agents within 30 minutes, when only one RN present • Responds to patient emails through the Patient Portal in EHR  RN Trainer • Conducts Reproductive Health modules in basic back office and lab skills for all new HSSs and completes check off observations at HSS’ home center • Conducts Primary Care modules for relevant procedures, health care maintenance, chronic diseases, and the Patient Centered Medical Home model for HSSs in primary care centers

Ability to perform the duties described above. A typical means of acquiring the abilities would be: • Graduation from an accredited Nursing Program • Current CA State RN license • Current CPR Certificate • Current ACLS Certificate • RN Trainer: experience conducting trainings • Triage RN and CFU RN: at least one year experience in a reproductive health center REQUIREMENTS: • Current experience using computer and mouse • Experience using a Microsoft Windows based program and willing to learn new computer skills • Willingness to work flexible hours and locations • Strong customer service orientation • Ability to communicate effectively PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. PLANNED PARENTHOOD MAR MONTE IS PROUD TO BE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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