Nurse Manager - Full-Time

Anza, CA 92539, USA Req #1474
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Borrego Health provides high quality, comprehensive, compassionate primary health care to the people in our communities, regardless of their ability to pay. We serve these communities and adjoining regions with respect, dignity and cultural sensitivity as a medical home and safety net for essential health care and social services. Borrego Health is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and a Federal Tort Claims Act Deemed (FTCA) facility.

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Location: Anza Community Health Center


The Nurse Manager is responsible for the leadership, direction, and clinical supervision of the nursing and laboratory staff of the assigned clinics. He/she coordinates and facilitates health care services for the patient including the provision of direct patient care. The Nurse Manager is accountable for both the provision of nursing care and the coordination of care for the patient in collaboration with the health care team. The Nurse Manager carries primary responsibility for the daily operations of the clinical staff, including personnel matters such as training, staffing, disciplinary actions and performance evaluations. He/she is responsible for regulatory compliance related to clinical services. The Nurse Manager provides clinical supervision of health education and specialty referral functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Administrative Functions:

1.Directs nursing services in compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Participates in the hiring, coaching, development, discipline and firing (when necessary) of clinical personnel
2.Works with the site manager to ensure the accreditation of the assigned health center is maintained by ensuring that all regulatory requirements are adhered to
3.Provides direct patient care including functions of triage, acts on standing orders, participates in clinic emergencies and performs clinical interventions as appropriate
4.Ensures clinical staff is providing quality and appropriate patient care that meets or exceeds company and regulatory standards. Establishes and or interprets standards of care for nursing practice. Facilitates efficient operations by providing direction, guidance and counseling to staff
5.Evaluates quality of patient care, identifies areas for improvement and ways in which to implement efficiencies/improvements
6.Is responsible for assuring patient service needs are met. Addresses patient satisfaction feedback and works with the medical providers in the resolution of service issues.
7.Is responsible for day to day clinical staff scheduling and coverage
8.Provides training for all staff in areas of patient care, infection control techniques, continuity of care, clinical procedures and others as appropriate. Conducts skills assessments and/or competencies of all new staff and annually as appropriate. Ensures that in-services are conducted to contribute to an environment of continued education/learning. Keeps staff informed of current information regarding changes in clinical practice or services
9.Provides direction in the use of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care. Ensures that appropriate preventive maintenance is provided
10.Ensures that appropriate infection control procedures are followed, including instrument sterilization and disposal of infectious waste
11.Ensures compliance with regulatory requirements for storage and handling of vaccines and medications for clinic use, sample medications, and emergency medications and vaccine storage and handling. Addresses any action plans as recommended and implements appropriate changes.
12.Maintains adequate inventory of clinical supplies for appropriate patient care. Oversees the ordering of supplies, medications and vaccines
13.Is accountable for accurate documentation of continuity of care. Has the supervisory responsibility and accountability for the proper charting and documentation of care and of medications and treatments
14.Establishes and directs the maintenance of records pertinent to permanent statistics of patient care and personnel management as required
15.Oversees functions of case management to include documentation of follow-up activities for abnormal diagnostics, failed appointments, medication refills and other cases as identified by the providers
16.Participates in the development of department policies and protocols to ensure uniform delivery of services and promotes quality assurance. Requires adherence to all policies and procedures, including but not limited to standards for safety, attendance, punctuality and personal appearance
17.Oversees the functions of laboratory services including monitoring of equipment use and maintenance, lab specimen collection and handling, reporting process and performance of CLIA waived testing.  This includes all required documentation and patient care logs
18.Works closely with the Site Manager to ensure timely and appropriate scheduling of specialty referrals
19.Participates in activities related to chronic disease management, including but not limited to systems of data collection and reporting as well as continuity of care activities.
20.Supports and promotes a positive role model and image with staff, patients, managers, providers and administration
21.Ensures oversight of temperature control of vaccines and appropriate notification of temperature excursions as needed. Nurse Manager has primary responsibility for any after-hours temperature excursions and notification to supervisors and Immunization Coordinator in a timely manner.
22.Participates with Quality and other departments in developing new workflows and leading pilot programs for LEAN change development and improved delivery of medical and nursing services.
23.Participates in workgroups to develop change improvement processes for implementation throughout the organization.
24.Maintains proficiency with Borrego Health computer programs including but not limited to EHS, I2I, and other modalities.
25.Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

1.Valid and current CA RN License
2.Prefer experience in nursing management and program development

Special Conditions of Employment:

1.Current and active License as a Registered Nurse or (for critical access sites only) Licensed Vocational Nurse in the State of California
2.All staff that is presently working within a clinic is required to have a Current and Valid CPR and First Aide certification on file with the Human Resources Department. This is for clinical and administrative staff. This new license requirement is mandatory for continued employment, CPR and First Aide certification must be obtained through the American Heart Association. Internet certificates do not comply and for this reason are not valid.
Additional Information

You may also mail or fax your application and resume to the following address and telephone number:

Borrego Health
PO Box 2369
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
Fax: 858-634-6903
Borrego Community Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from all individuals regardless of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability or any other protected class, political affiliation or belief.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education High School
  • Job Start Date Wednesday, January 6, 2021
  • Anza, CA 92539, USA