Peak Vista Community Health Centers

Colorado Springs, CO

Care Team Nurse

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description

Title: Care Team Nurse
ID: 1/19-5106
Department Location: APRN Fellowship Program, 225 S. Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Category: Nursing / Allied Health / Clinical Support

Peak Vista Community Health Centers is a nonprofit health care organization whose mission is to provide exceptional health care to people facing access barriers through clinical programs and education. We provide integrated health care services to include medical, dental and behavioral health throughout 26 outpatient health centers within El Paso, Teller, Lincoln, Adams, Elbert and Kit Carson counties. We deliver care with our strong Hospitality culture. Our organization has over 950 employees and serves more than 94,000 patients annually in the Pikes Peak and East Central regions of Colorado. Peak Vista is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC).

Compensation: $27.19 to $31.28/hour, based on experience.
Summary of Benefits: https://www.peakvista.org/careers/employee-benefits-guide

Summary: The Care Team Nurse functions as a liaison between the patient and members of the Care Team in a joint effort to optimize the patients health status and quality of life. The Care Team Nurse will perform routine and emergent nursing functions pertinent to efficient, ambulatory patient care, while following the guidelines set forth by the Colorado Nurse Practice Act.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates as part of the interdisciplinary team to provide patients with appropriate services and ensures coordination of these services through the nursing process, to include, assessment, planning, facilitation, complex focused care coordination, evaluation, advocacy and comprehensive care plan development to meet a patients complex needs.
  • Functions within interdisciplinary team to support team-based care in assigned clinic, as well as other clinic locations.
  • Assess high risk and rising risk patients consistent with the current Policies & Procedures for Care Management.
  • Assess and triage per protocol for the appropriate level of care based on comprehensive risk assessment including diagnosis, clinical judgment, and outcome goals.
  • Identify and link patients to available resources, social support systems, family support, etc.
  • Provides education to patients, families, care-givers.
  • Encourages engagement and self-management of patients with regards to their own health
  • Provides outreach to individuals, patients who are inactive in their healthcare, as well as the community.
  • Facilitates access to quality and cost-effective care
  • Demonstrates an ability to utilize technology to include, but not be limited to, the Electronic Health Records, state registries, Health Information Exchange.
  • Maintains documentation of all interactions accurately and completely, implementing appropriate protocols for patients charts and billing practices.
  • Understands the immunization schedule and is able support clinic staff and patients
  • Employee demonstrates knowledge of and adherence to the Compliance Plan and conflict of interest requirements. The employee enhances the effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of the department by contributing to, and participating in, departmental performance improvement goals.
  • Routinely attends trainings and meetings as recommended and required.
  • Routinely participates in peer review, audits and chart audits as assigned.
  • May be assigned to participate in precepting and training staff and students.
  • Required to work at least 2 shifts when 12 are presented in a 6-month time period
  • Travel to outlying clinics, including eastern plains and Divide may be required, as needed.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Spanish bilingual preferred.

Education/Experience:

Education: Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program required; BSN preferred.

Work Experience: Two years' experience in case management and clinical nursing preferred.

Certificates and Licenses: Current Colorado RN License, Current CPR (BCLS) certification.

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.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employees is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit.

*Successful candidates will complete pre-employment screening; which includes, but is not limited to a Criminal Background check. Peak Vista Community Health Centers is a drug and alcohol free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

**PVCHC participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employees I-9 to data from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration Records. To learn more, visit: everify.com

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