REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH PROGRAM
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE-EDUCATION and OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska Notice: A complete job application is required for all applicants.
1 Position Available
Work in Gering, Nebraska
Negotiable Starting Date
Full-time position (40 hours)
Position open until filled
Notice: A complete online job application is required for all applicants.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Human Resource Department
3350 10th Street
Gering, NE 69341
Areas of Responsibility: To develop, manage and maintain an Education and Outreach program for Reproductive Health Program clients. Education and Outreach LPN will build community relationships to increase the awareness of STI testing and treatment, family planning services for women and men, generating referrals, and promoting linkages for affordable contraceptive services. Focusing on contraception and sexually transmitted infections, the Education and Outreach LPN will educate patients to ensure they make informed decisions regarding their care in alignment with the patient’s ethical beliefs and values while delivering quality reproductive health care in a manner that protects their integrity and confidentiality.
- Play an active role in patient care using the provider-led, team-based Patient-Centered Medical Home Care Model.
- Work within the LPN’s scope of practice performing skills including, but not limited to; administering medications, administering immunizations, assist with minor procedures, data collection and reporting, basic lab and sample collection, etc.
- Care-manage in reproductive health patients by identifying barriers to care and offering information related to specific diseases and initiating referrals for needed in-house services (Pharmacist, Diabetes Educator, Dietician, Social Worker, etc.) to improve patient outcomes.
- Utilize basic medical knowledge to complete and track external referrals, assist with medication refills, answer phone messages and assist in the deliverance of medical advice. Function as an integral team member, assist in the provision of care, conduct preventative screenings and assessments and provide care that is “accessible, continuous, comprehensive, evidence-based, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective.”
- Complete appropriate physical and behavioral health screenings, paperwork and reports as required by the Health Center and/or funding sources.
- Education/Outreach LPN will be responsible for outreach to targeted populations, collaborating agencies including those that serve the target populations, and participation in community health and street fairs/events, to ensure those in need of services are being referred to AHP CAP sites and that any client in need of services is referred to a partnering organization versed in providing the specific care needed by the individual.
- Education/Outreach LPN will develop collaborative relationships with private health services delivery community to establish supportive referral arrangements.
- Education/Outreach LPN will be knowledgeable of the basics of patient-centered counseling and how it is used to provide quality family planning services, community social support agencies and the services available to patients and their families.
- The Education/Outreach LPN will communicate on a regularly scheduled basis with site clinical providers regarding patient care and to promote family planning health education services.
- Education/Outreach LPN is required to work in collaboration with the Education and Training Manager of the Women’s Fund on technical guidance as well as mandatory and optional training provided throughout the year.
- Education/Outreach LPN is required to keep abreast of information posted on the AHP Learning Collaborative and CAP Basecamp projects or its replacement.
- The Education/Outreach LPN will be responsible for documenting their education and outreach activities and submitting the required reports to the AHP Evaluation Team on a monthly basis on an approved form.
- Act as a patient advocate and practice effective patient communication; patient population management, and test tracking as well as support patient care by coordinating services with both community resources and other Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska (CAPWN) program areas.
- Maintain a positive and professional attitude, striving to openly communicate with co-workers and patients, breaking down communication barriers when necessary.
- Assist the medical provider and/or RN in the provision of care, helping patients to receive services in an efficient, effective, and courteous manner.
- Utilize the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) to assist in the delivery of quality care and track patient care.
- Become knowledgeable of community and CAPWN resources.
- Work cooperatively with all CAPWN Health Center staff, other agencies and programs, and with all program staff in meeting agency/program goals.
- Attend staff meetings, trainings, and workshops or classes as requested\required by CAPWN Director of Nursing.
- Assist with phlebotomy as needed.
- Honor confidentiality in provision of all services including written and/or oral reports.
- Promote programs and CAPWN in a positive manner within the Health Center and the community.
- Participate in ongoing Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement activities.
- Maintain current Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation certification (CPR).
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Clinic environment 95%, 5% training, meetings, and community interaction.
- Well-lit, temperature-controlled clinical setting, with standard medical and office equipment available.
- Work may require meeting tight deadlines.
- Work in a clinic setting with multiple interruptions and interactions.
- May work irregular hours and attend out of town training.
- The noise level in the work environment is average.
- Ability to frequently bend, stoop, twist, stand and walk.
- Manual dexterity enough to operate office and medical equipment.
- Must regularly talk, hear and have close vision ability to record and communicate appropriate documents and records.
- Occasionally lifting and carrying up to 30 pounds.
- Physically able to reposition patients and lift arms above shoulder level.
- Physically able to push a patient in a wheelchair.
- Current Nebraska license as an LPN.
- Current CPR certification.
- Age 21 or above.
- Valid Nebraska driver’s license with good driving record and insured vehicle.
- Meet the minimum qualifications above;
- LPN-C or LPN with three years of nursing experience preferably in clinical nursing, public health, or community health nursing.
- Meet the minimum qualifications above;
- Six years of nursing experience or three or more years of nursing experience specifically in reproductive health.
Benefits: Medical insurance for 30+ hours/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, Cafeteria Flex Plans, 401k retirement plan with guaranteed company match, PTO (Paid Time Off).