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Assistant Health Center Director - RN (Community Health)

The Providence Community Health Centers, Inc.
Providence, RI 02907
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For five years running, Providence Community Health Centers has been named a Best Places to Work and RI Healthiest Employer by Providence Business News. This is a great opportunity to join our Central Health Center team located on Cranston Street in an Assistant Health Center Director role.

  • BSN from an accredited school of nursing or college preferred. Current RN Rhode Island state license required.
  • 3-5 years nursing experience in hospital, public health or community health preferred.
  • Ability to perform duties and responsibilities across life cycle (infants, children, adolescents, adults, prenatal and geriatric) required
  • Bicultural (Spanish) skills and Bilingual experiences strongly valued.
  • Experience in providing managed care patient services. Commitment to work in community health with the challenges of a high risk, and often uninsured and diverse patient population required.
  • Computer literacy very helpful.


Working collaboratively with providers and other health care staff, providing comprehensive patient care. Responsible for the maintenance and promotion of patient health across the life cycle. Works collaboratively with other health/social agencies to provide continuity of care. Provides administrative support to the HCD.

  • Assesses the immediate and long-term physical, mental and social health care needs of individuals and families.
  • Incorporates age appropriate principles and consider the cultural and linguistic needs of patients and families to develop a plan of nursing care.
  • Working with the individual and/or family to arrange follow-up care and provide patient education.
  • Provide support to individuals and families during periods of wellness and injury, incorporating as appropriate the medical plan of care.
  • Initiate action by direct contact, by telephone, or referral, according to approved guidelines.
  • Case Manage families as needed to achieve the health care goals.
  • Orient new patients to the Health Center and the delivery of care.
  • Provide nursing services and treatments requiring specialized training, knowledge and skills such as immunizations, respiratory treatments, and medication delivery.
  • Provide Nursing Visits to read PPDs, administer ordered immunizations and medications, and educate and counsel patients with acute/chronic health problem, for the promotion maintenance and restoration of health.
  • Manage the flow of the clinic by previewing schedules and patient charts, proper triaging, and coordination and scheduling of sick visit appointments.
  • Document all care delivered, all counseling and all triage encounters by phone or walk-in. Demonstrate sound judgment as evidenced by documented recommendations to patients and timely communication with providers as warranted.
  • Consult with Providers on the follow-up of DNKAs.
  • Review and separate all mail for the department. Review all labs, and radiological test results. Chart all results (OB department). Document follow-up of abnormal results. Follow up on family/partner screening needs, i.e., TB, Hepatitis, STD, and Genetic Counseling.
  • Maintain knowledge of programs and resources, i.e., WCSP, Diabetes Resource Center.
  • Coordinate patient care with School Nurses, VNA, DCYF, Adult and Child Day Care, and Summer Camps.
  • Maintain Pharmacy log including documentation of medications dispensed by providers and correct delivery and documentation by Pharmacy Representatives.
  • Coordinate patient care by refilling prescriptions per policy for walk-in patients, patient phone calls and Pharmacist calls. Assist patients with medication delivery problem, i.e. fill weekly medication boxes.
  • Coordinate and oversee Pharmacy Assistance Program
  • Maintain medication logs, Depo Provera, Norplant, Oral Contraceptives.
  • Check Emergency Cart and equipment as required.
  • Work with Front Desk Staff to coordinate cancelled sessions by Providers. Assess patient needs and organize rescheduling of appointments based on patient nee
  • Coordinate referrals by obtaining any required authorization from Health Insurance Companies. Book appointments if required and inform patients as necessary. Follow up with results and DNKAs. Maintain logs as required (Pap, Mammogram and ultrasound logs).
  • Work with Staff to coordinate and track referrals and improve process.
  • Coordinated Care/Patient Centered Medical Care Management:
  • Works with all members of the Health Care Team towards achieving coordinated patient centered care. Demonstrates knowledge of the goals and objectives of PCHCs patient care management plan. Effectively able to perform and communicate individual task within role in the process.
  • Assumes Acting Director Responsibility and authority.
  • Assists in recruiting, interviewing and retention of staff.
  • Assists in coordinating and implementing new program education and training.
  • Assesses staff competency.
  • Evaluates staff performance and contributes to performance appraisals.
  • Administers disciplinary action.
  • Supports regulatory compliance and documentation.
  • Assists in maintaining Quality Improvement initiatives.
  • Assists in scheduling.
  • Completes payroll as needed.
  • Maintains supply inventory.
  • Precept Collegiate Nursing Students.


Posted: 2021-01-29 Expires: 2021-03-01

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Providence, RI 02907

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