Registered Nurse

Mobile, AL /
Clinical/Medical /
FT/PT
The Registered Nurse (RN) provides direct nursing and healthcare services under the direction of the Medical Director and in accordance with the PPSE Medical Standards and Guidelines.  The RN is responsible for assisting clinicians in all visit types, administering medications, overseeing patient recovery post-procedures, and providing patient education and counseling.  The RN is a member of the healthcare team and is expected to keep a current base of knowledge on contraception, STIs, surgical nursing support, nursing best practices, and current trends in sexual and reproductive healthcare. 
 
 
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
General
       Accurately documents all care, services, diagnosis, and treatments properly in patient medical records
       Answers client   calls (including participation in the after-hours call rotation) and gives client assistance in regards to referrals, medical questions, and general information
       Completes follow up responsibilities and participates in PPSE’s centralized follow up program
       Triages clients and helps in maintaining clinic flow
       Dispenses contraceptives and medications according to protocols
       Completes nursing duties in a timely manner
       Assist with the opening and closing of clinic as assigned
       Maintains and protects client confidentiality at all times
       Ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations governing the clinic


Patient Counseling and Education
       Provides counseling and patient education on contraception, medication, medical treatments, lab tests, medical recommendations, and/or referrals
       Provides pre-abortion counseling to patients, including a copy of the printed materials developed by the Alabama Department of Public Health
       Provides instructions and counseling to recovery room patients
 
Surgical Care
       Provides all nursing care of patients in preparation for procedures, during procedures, the recovery period, and discharge by the physician
       Assists Physicians and Nurse Practitioners and provides care as directed
       Takes responsibility for the crash cart remaining stocked, open and available on surgical days
       As authorized, manage and monitor analgesia and sedation during therapeutic, diagnostic, or surgical procedures to include administration of IV medication and documentation and monitoring of vitals signss (e.g. oxygen saturation, blood pressure, and pulse)
       Supports and participates in organizational planning to continuously improve patient outcomes
       Assists in other areas of the clinic as needed and as directed by physician and/or Health Center Manager (i.e. medical records, front office, etc.)
       Participates in referrals, follow up and quality control programs
       Identifies opportunities to improve clinic work processes and partners with team members to implement
Lab
       Assists in the lab and exam room as needed
       Assist providers with lab follow-up and required state reporting
 
Additional Responsibilities
o   Be forthcoming and truthful in responding to The Alabama Department of Public Health inquiries and requests for information
o   Other duties as required
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
Education
       Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing
       Registered Nurse with current AL license
       CPR training and certification
 
Experience
       3-5 years of experience working as an RN, preferably in Family Planning, Women’s Health, or Public Health
       Minimum 1 year of Surgical/OR experience, including administering IV medication
 
Skills
       Strong clinical skills and decision-making ability
       Must be interested in and have the ability to work well with diverse populations
       Good communication skills and ability to give counsel and patient education on a one to one basis
       Able to work independently and be a self-starter
       Able to multitask, prioritize, and maintain productivity
       Good computer skills including internet/email
 
Physical Demands
       Ability to stand and sit for extended periods of time
 
Languages Spoken
       English required, some Spanish speaking skills preferred
 
Essential Characteristics
       Professional demeanor and appearance
       Ability to provide / support the provision of objective information to women about all pregnancy  options available to them (abortion, adoption, or parenting) in the event of an undesiredpregnancy
       A long-term interest in reproductive health care, education, and advocacy
       Willingness to work with staff and volunteers
       Commitment to Planned Parenthood’s mission and goals
       Ability to work with patients from diverse backgrounds and create a positive environment that demonstrates PPSE’s commitment to diversity and inclusion
 
Additional Information:
       Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.
       Planned Parenthood Southeast is a smoke-free workplace, and smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas on PPSE property
       Planned Parenthood Southeast is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer