Clinic Nurse

Website Americares

Compensation:

Our compensation philosophy is grounded in being competitive, equitable, and transparent.

Competitive: The salary range for this position is $77,440 to .$90,640

Equitable: We avoid negotiation within the ranges to create equity across our team, because we know that salary negotiations lead to poorer outcomes for individuals from non-dominant groups and underrepresented communities.

Transparent: We construct our salaries in such a way that staff can move through the range as they grow within their level.

Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: a generous paid time off package of vacation, personal time, and sick time, approximately 15 holidays per year (in addition to a winter break holiday), medical insurance starting at $55 per month, dental insurance starting at $0 per month, vision insurance starting at $9 per month, a 401k retirement savings plans with 6% matching, disability & life insurance, paid parental leave, and access to an employee assistance program.

About Americares:

Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster. Each year, Americares reaches 85 countries on average, including the United States, with life-changing health programs, medicine, medical supplies, and emergency aid. Americares is one of the world’s leading nonprofit providers of donated medicine and medical supplies. For more information, visit americares.org.

About the position:

The Clinic Nurse will assist the clinic staff with all operations of clinic sessions and administrative issues as needed. In the absence of the Clinic Director and the Assistant Director, the Clinic Nurse will oversee the administrative, organizational and clinical operations. In addition, the Clinic Nurse will assist the Clinic Director and the Assistant Director with special projects and other activities

Key Outcomes:

In the first 90 days…

  • Demonstrate skill using electronic health record
  • Demonstrate understanding of clinic flow and basic nursing skills
  • Oversee telehealth visit
  • Identify patient education needs

In the first 6 months…

  • Assume charge of clinic session when CD and AD not present
  • Demonstrate familiarity with available medications and referral resources
  • Document SDOH and all other intake parameters
  • Begin to develop case management skills
  • Oversee inventory control of medical supplies/pharmaceutical/POCT supplies

In the first year…

  • Demonstrate ability to function in any clinic site and clinic or charge nurse
  • Participate in orientation of new staff members and volunteers
  • Ability to triage patient calls and appropriate referrals
  • Assume responsibility for identified projects
  • Provide patient education and case management as needed

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate professionalism and skill in working with staff and patients.
  • Participate as team member of medical team in all aspects of clinic operations.
  • Oversee the efficient and effective functioning of Clinic in the absence of clinic director/assistant director following established protocols and using the AFC Policies and Procedures Manual as a guideline.
  • Demonstrate nursing skills in patient assessment, taking patient history, triaging patients, onsite POCT, administering vaccinations, providing patient education and medication instructions.
  • Be available to support the nursing staff in relation to tests performed, referrals to be made, charting systems and other procedural decisions.
  • Oversee function of MA/patient care coordinator/admin staff and volunteer staff in absence of Clinic Director and Assistant Director.
  • Ensure that AFC policies are enforced, especially as they relate to Universal Precautions, waste disposal, collection/handling of laboratory samples, and fire, safety and first-aid policies.
  • Be responsible for special assignments and projects as designated by Clinic Director or Assistant Director.
  • Acknowledge that AFC maintains a policy and procedure manual at all locations and agree to follow the policies and procedures set forth within the manual.
  • Performs other duties as may be requested by Americares.

Key Requirements and Competencies:

  • Connecticut licensed registered nurse with minimum two years of experience working with adults with chronic medical problems
  • Bilingual English/Spanish and/or Portuguese/English
  • Strong clinical skills, ability to lead by example and make tough administrative decisions
  • Proven ability to work compassionately in a fast-paced medical environment with a vulnerable patient population.
  • When in charge, manage employed and volunteer staff.
  • Strong organizational skills; attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong communications skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team inclusive of volunteers
  • Team orientation; balanced focus on personal accountability and team goals
  • High energy; even keeled temperament
  • US work authorization required

As a global health organization, we are committed to ensuring a safe environment for our staff, partners, and visitors. All Americares staff and visitors who are on-site at any of our locations or will be traveling for work are required to be fully vaccinated (which includes a booster, when eligible) against COVID-19 unless an exemption required by law is applicable.

Americares is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To request a disability accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact us at talentcenter@americares.org.

To apply for this job please visit americares.csod.com.