United Health Centers
Winston Salem, North Carolina • Forsyth County
October 06, 2021
October 06, 2021
Position Title: Registered Nurse (RN)
Report To: Nurse Manager
Under the supervision of the Nurse Manager, performs work in the non-professional and paraprofessional phases of health services.
The Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for managing the individualized patient care by promoting and restoring patients’ health through the nursing process; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members; providing physical and psychological support to patients, friends, and families; and working in collaboration with assigned team members. The RN is responsible to the Nurse Manager for the assigned Department.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.
1. Incorporates the nursing process and evidence-based practices in all phases of nursing care that is patient centered and holistic across the continuum of care.
2. Provides care management, patient triage, and care coordination services across diverse age groups and populations.
3. Identifies social determinants of health and assists in addressing unmet needs all aiming to close care gaps and help to improve access and patient outcomes. This includes referring and linking patients to community resources and programs.
4. Works collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams to help ensure continuity of care and health equity for patients utilizing UHC’s services.
5. Provides quality care and maintains a safe working environment by enforcing procedures, rules, and regulations.
6. Participates in the Quality Improvement Committee and implements CQI plans and activities as needed.
May be required to perform other duties as assigned and based on organizational needs.
Non-Essential Job Functions
• Attend and participates in staff meetings and in-services as assigned.
• Adhere to and support UHC’s policies, practices and procedures.
• Accept assigned duties in a cooperative manner and perform all other related duties as assigned by Supervisor.
• Work scheduled shifts.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of general nursing principles and practices
• Knowledge of scientific principles and specialized techniques used in the practice of nursing
• Knowledge of medications and treatments
• Knowledge of materials, supplies, and equipment required
• Knowledge of current literature in the field of nursing and hospital administration
• Knowledge of obstacles impacting patients at high risk for health disparities
• Ability to carry out detailed instructions
• Ability to remain calm during stressful situations
• Ability to maintain records, prepare reports, and compose correspondence
• Ability to communicate effectively
• Ability to maintain favorable public relations
• Ability to work effectively within a culturally diverse population
• Bilingual preferred.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally, 25 pounds frequently and 15 pounds constantly. The Registered Nurse (RN) is required to obtain assistance of another qualified employee when attempting to lift or transfer objects over 25 pounds. Requires constant hand grasp and finger dexterity; frequent sitting, standing, walking and repetitive leg and arm movements, occasional bending, reaching forward and overhead; squatting and kneeling. Ability to communicate verbally, and in writing with an excellent comprehension of the English language. Work is generally performed in an indoor, well lighted, well ventilated, heated, and air- conditioned environment.
Summary of Occupational Exposures
Registered Nurse (RN) is Category I of Potential Exposure, which includes tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. OSHA Blood borne Pathogen Standard 1910.1030(c)(2)(I) more specifically defines Category I Potential Exposure as: All procedures or other job related tasks that involve inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids, or tissues, or a potential for spills or splashes of these. Use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required for every employee engaging in Category I tasks.
1. Certificate or Diploma from an accredited RN program. BSN preferred with current RN License.
2. One (1) to three (3) years nursing experience in home health, ambulatory care or community/public health setting is recommended.
3. Strong communication, interpersonal, critical thinking, problem solving, and computer skills required. Prior experience with EMR systems preferred. Ability to enter accurately information from various sources onto EMR.
4. Leadership ability and interpersonal effectiveness, able to manage multiple priorities effectively and adapts to unpredictable situations within the patient setting.
5. Maintain current BLS
6. Certified Case Management (CCM) is strongly preferred, but not required.
7. Work Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm