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UW Neighborhood Clinics (UWNC) is a network of community-based clinics throughout the Puget Sound region. The clinics offer a wide spectrum of primary care services, as well as secondary care, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Urgent care services are offered seven days a week at select locations. The clinics are consistently recognized for high quality standards by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care and the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home Program.
UWNC - Northgate Clinic has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100%, 40 hours per week), day shift, RN CARE MANAGER. The RN Care Manager supports complex patients by facilitating the patient's implementation of the medical treatment plan through patient-centered education of disease processes and wellness opportunities, and through self-management skill development. The nurse assists patient access to appropriate health care services and community resource and fosters communications for the benefit of the patient. The RN employs the nursing process to manage therapy for patients enrolled in Care Management, which includes assessments, planning and evaluating the patient's response to treatment. This position also supports the provider's practice by partnering with the patient to identify barriers with their current medical treatment plan The RN interacts regularly with providers and personnel from within the UWMC system and outside to include, but not limited to: Pharmacies, clinic/office/hospital personnel, laboratories and home care nurses to coordinate care of patients. The nurse may teach classes or conduct group visits with other team members such as the social work or dietician. The RN will also provide ambulatory nursing support as a member of the care team which may include procedures, walk-in triage or provide consultation to the care team staff regarding clinical issues.
Partners with the patient and family, the primary care provider, and other team members to implement an interdisciplinary plan of care
Assesses for health and wellness needs and with the patient, determines the health goals and methods for achieving the outcomes desired. Completes a nursing assessment to include patient's medical history, disease process, medicals laboratory data, medication adherence and ability to manage therapy per provider's treatment plan
Applies nursing process to identify and prioritize healthcare interventions that are appropriate and accurate, effective and reduces the risk of adverse outcomes
Documents all pertinent data and communicates in a clear and concise manner.
Incorporates the patient's preferences and unique characteristics into the care desired by the patient
Monitors personal performance and participates in the analysis of outcome measures to provide guidance and direction for initiating and implementing changes to provide quality and outcomes of patient care at patient, team, clinic or organizational levels.
REQUIREMENTS No experience required
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Registered Nurse License in the State of Washington
Bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN)
3 years of experience in one of the following practice areas:
Primary care and/or triage experience
Care management experience
Home health care
Ambulatory Nurse or Care Management certification
UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.
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