Parish Nurse / Community Outreach Nurse - PD @ QueensCare Health Centers - Los Angeles, CA
Parish Nurse / Community Outreach Nurse - PD
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The Parish Nurse is a registered nurse who functions as a service provider, educator, coordinator, case manager, evaluator, advocate, and facilitator of health and health services for individuals and groups. The Parish Nurse delivers evidence-based health services that focus on preventive and acute healthcare and psycho-social needs while promoting the integration of the body, mind and spirit. The Parish Nurse assesses patients, plans and delivers nursing care, and monitors outcomes. The Parish Nurse is also responsible for educating and supporting groups of community volunteers to assess, plan, implement and evaluate health programs. The Parish Nurse participates in community health outreach and health events.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Supports and implements the organization’s vision, mission and values.
- Delivers professional nursing services and functions as a service provider, educator, coordinator, case manager, evaluator, advocate, and facilitator of health and health services for individuals and groups.
- Utilizes appropriate methods for interacting and collaborating sensitively, effectively, and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, religious, racial, ethnic and professional backgrounds, and persons of all ages and lifestyle preferences.
- Fosters and promotes a culture of service excellence and accountability.
- Defines, assesses, and understands the health status of individuals and populations, determinants of health and illness, factors contributing to health promotion and disease prevention, and factors influencing the use of health services.
- Collects comprehensive assessment data pertinent to the patient’s holistic health or the situation.
- Analyzes the assessment data to determine the health issues and nursing diagnoses. Identifies expected outcomes for a plan individualized to the patient or the situation.
- Uses an interdisciplinary approach that leads to the development of a plan that prescribes strategies and alternatives to attain expected outcomes for individuals, groups, or the community as a whole.
- Coordinates and manages individual care delivery and conducts health screening and education events for groups.
- Employs strategies to promote holistic health, wellness, and a safe environment.
- Provides consultation to facilitate understanding and influence the specified plan of care, to enhance the abilities of others, and to effect change.
- Uses procedures, referrals, treatments, therapies, and prescriptive authority (if applicable) in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations.
- Evaluates progress toward attainment of individual and group health outcomes.
- Utilizes leadership, team building, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills to build community partnerships.
- Regularly identifies available community resources as a basis for referrals.
- Provides crisis intervention when required.
- Works independently with minimal supervision to determine priorities and methods of completing the daily workload and ensures that all responsibilities are carried out in a timely manner.
- Performs all job functions in a professional and courteous manner. This includes answering all general phone calls and emails in a timely way. Provides excellent customer service to internal and external customers by being responsive to all inquiries in a timely manner.
- Provides mentorship for the professional development of colleagues, students, volunteers, and health ministers.
- Complies with organizational policies and procedures.
- Performs all other duties as assigned including participation in special projects and research.
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 ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Associate Degree in Nursing required. Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and/or graduate level degree in Nursing or related field preferred. Registered Nurse currently licensed in California. Minimum of 1 year of clinical nursing experience, community health experience preferred. CPR certification required. Valid California Drivers License and active automobile insurance required.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to organize and prioritize work with minimal supervision.
- Demonstrates ability and flexibility to work in other areas of the organization as needed.
- Acquires and maintains current knowledge in nursing, disease prevention, and health promotion in order to improve nursing knowledge and skills, enhance role performance, and increase his/her level of competency.
- Demonstrates knowledge of the scope and standards of nursing practice set forth by the Board of Registered Nursing in the State of California as well as the knowledge and skills to enable implementation of Faith Community Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice.
- Practices appropriate professional boundaries.
- Synthesizes available data, information, and knowledge relevant to the situation to identify patterns and variances in individuals, families, groups, or the community as a whole.
- Articulates the role of parish nursing to clients, healthcare providers, and the community.