Neighborhood Health is Northern Virginia’s first Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), providing high quality primary care, dental care, behavioral health, and enabling services to 14,000 patients across nine clinical sites in the City of Alexandria, Fairfax County, and Arlington County.
The statements in the job description are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities, as other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: The Nursing Coordinator works with the center’s Medical Director to facilitate access to high quality, safe, patient-centered medical care for all Neighborhood Health patients regardless of race, age, or ability to pay. The Nurse Coordinator is responsible for the supervision of the site’s clinical support staff and performs clinical duties when needed including triage and high risk case management.
DUTIES/ RESPONSIBILITIES: (Essential Functions: Duties and responsibilities noted with bullets are considered to be the essential functions of the job)
- Supervises, trains, evaluates, and manages schedules of clinical site’s medical assistant team and site’s referral coordinator
- Facilitates daily flow of medical care in clinic
- Oversees ordering and maintenance of clinical supplies, onsite medications, and equipment
- Obtains prior authorization for medications and urgent patient procedures
- Oversees administration of Virginia state vaccine program
- Oversees performance and quality of in-house laboratory tests
- Oversees infection control processes on site, under the guidance of the Quality and Safety Nurse Coordinator.
- Oversees medical provider daily patient schedules, leave requests, and coverage schedules.
- Performs clinical duties when needed, including phone or in-person triage, nurse visits for chronic care education and management, and communication of clinical information
- Manages high risk patient care, including patients with multiple co-morbidities or those at high risk for hospitalization or readmissions
- Reports morbidity and reportable conditions to local health department
- Along with referral coordinators, assists patients in efficiently navigating the health care system
- Participates in clinic quality improvement and risk management activities, including data collection, and committee meetings
- Assist with developing, coordinating and recommending changes for the improvement of clinical services in the designated site
- Employee will be asked to perform additional duties and take on other responsibilities as dictated by events and circumstances.
- Bilingual in Spanish required
- Registered Nurse licensed in Virginia or compact state
- Current Virginia Registered Nurse (RN) license or compact state
- Strong interpersonal communication skills
- Experience within primary care environment, preferably with Federally Qualified Health Center
- Ability to demonstrate commitment to the mission of Neighborhood Health
- Ability to work effectively with a diverse work force
- Ability to work effectively with diverse and low income patient population
- Employee development and performance management skills
- Experience with information technology, electronic health records, medical records
- Knowledge of local health care environment and capacity to develop partnerships with community partners
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