Primary Care RN

US-WA-Renton
Req No.
2017-2172
Category
Clinical/Medical
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Overview:

Concerto delivers comprehensive care to Medicare, Medicaid, and complex-needs patients. For over a decade, we have provided extraordinary outcomes for thousands of people in these underserved groups.

The Concerto name reflects our unique approach to healthcare. It’s about how we work in concert with patients, providers, and health plans. It’s about the harmony of a patient’s care, health, and dignity.

 

We welcome you to join our innovative team committed to improving care of underserved, vulnerable and complex-needs patients. The Primary Care Registered Nurse’s (RN) primary focus is to optimize the health status of our patients. Our RNs utilize the nursing process within a patient-centered and team-based care model to achieve Concerto’s mission. The RN role includes chronic disease self-management support, patient education, emergent triage, and complex wound care.

Responsibilities

Working in Partnership and Joint Accountability:

  • Mange defined panel of patients and work as a member of Concerto Health's care teams
  • Utilize the electronic health record to communicate with members of the care teams and implement care plans in person or by telephone according to Concerto’s Health Tasking Guidelines
  • Work with others to assess and redefine priorities as needed, and support colleagues throughout the organization either on site or remotely
  • Work in partnership with care team members to plan and communicate care delivery, including delegating to LPN, MA and PSR team members as appropriate

Chronic Disease Management and Patient Education:

  • Identify patient goals for improving their health status and management of diseases
  • Assess patient understanding of their disease and readiness for change
  • Provide patient with education about the disease process and offer tools and skills needed to achieve self-management goals
  • Promote wellness and the importance of preventive care
  • Provide motivational interviewing and harm reduction counseling around health behaviors
  • Educate patients and families/caregivers in the use of medications and lifestyle changes in therapeutic management of acute and chronic health conditions
  • Educate patients and families/caregivers regarding abnormal laboratory results requiring education and follow-up

 

Triage Emergent Health Issues and Perform Select Clinical Procedures:

  • Perform telephone or in-person triage and home care advice for patients in accordance with Telephone Triage Protocol references
  • Administer select injections and medications
  • Provide complex wound assessment, debridement, and dressings utilizing modern moist wound care best practices as appropriate by training, licensure and Concerto protocol and policy
  • Perform and assist with procedures as appropriate by licensure, training and Concerto protocol and policy

Qualifications

  • Values collaborative and team-based care
  • Enjoys working to the top of the nurse scope of practice
  • Embraces change and opportunity for improvement and innovation
  • Approaches problem-solving with openness and critical-thinking
  • Ability to independently manage priorities and workflow
  • Shares a commitment to patient-centered care and building ongoing therapeutic relationships with individuals of varying backgrounds, ethnicities, socio-economic levels, and cultures
  • Demonstrates dedication to and alignment with the Concerto mission
  • Willingness to provide patient care within the care center, patient home or other facilities as needed
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from a four-year college or university
  • Washington State Registered Nurse license
  • Community health center experience strongly preferred
  • Current CPR and BLS certification

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