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Registered Nurse (Lab) - Hastings Location

Posted: 04/14/2024


RN (Lab) Job description
Heartland Health Center (HHC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), which provides affordable and comprehensive primary healthcare and dental care to medically uninsured, under-insured, and low- income individuals and families in Grand Island, Hastings, and surrounding communities.
The Lab/Immunization RN delivers general nursing care and leadership, working collaboratively with Providers and multidisciplinary team members. The RN will manage the clinic lab, administering immunizations and medications to patients of all ages, gender, cultures, and background.
Responsibilities include:
· Deliver direct patient care services to patients across the lifespan.
· Provide consultation and direction to physicians, nurses, and other health care providers regarding immunization schedules, accelerated immunization schedules, vaccine safety and adverse events, vaccine storage and handling, vaccine preventable-diseases surveillance, and immunizations requirements.
· Assess, plan, direct and evaluate total nursing care as determined by the patient's age related physical, psychosocial, and cultural needs in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures of the Heartland Health Center.
· Manage lab, immunization, and medical inventory to meet operational needs.
· Administers vaccines/medications and ensures proper communication of benefits and risks, vaccine safety, and potential adverse events to patients.
· Obtain specimens from patients while adhering to all pertinent protocols.
· Ensure proper specimen handling and storage, reporting and resolution of questions and concerns.
· Ensure maintenance of proper quality control and temperature logs.
· Assures a system of nurse triaging processes to assess and determine patient health care needs and acuity.
· Able to handle large volumes of work within narrow timeframes and remain organized with a precise attention to detail.
Education and Experience:
· Unrestricted License as a Registered Nurse in the State of Nebraska is required.
· Current Basic Life Support certificate or ability to obtain upon hire.
· Possession of a Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university
· Clinical experience in the following nursing specialty areas preferred:
o Pediatrics, Family Practice, Point-of-Care Lab, Immunizations, Phlebotomy
· Minimum of 2 years’ experience at a leadership or supervisory level.
· Demonstrated professional commitment to providing services to medically underserved persons
· Knowledge of nursing care in accordance with regulations and practices established by the Nebraska Board of Nursing.
· Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
· Computer literate in electronic mail, word processing, office management system software, and the Electronic Health Record System
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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit; use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear at normal ranges within the setting. The employee occasionally is required to bend, stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift, carry, and/or move more than 25 pounds. Rapid mobility may also be required on occasions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Stress level may be high due to frequently dealing with physicians, family members, and other healthcare providers.
Job Type: Full-time

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
Physical setting:
  • Clinic
Weekly schedule:
  • No weekends

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