Located within the Jerome L. Greene Science Center in the rising Manhattanville campus of Columbia University, the Wellness Center serves as a central service point to provide health resources and free screening services to area residents.
Reporting to the Senior Practice Manager, the Outreach and Wellness Nurse is responsible for overseeing the daily operations for the Center as well as coordinating community educational programs with other departments and schools and will help to educate the public and increase awareness of stroke identification and prevention. The successful candidate is a highly motivated and self-directed nurse who will be will provide free blood pressure and cholesterol screenings to members of the community.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
-In collaboration with Medical Director, develops and maintains educational material for clients and provides instruction on stroke risk factors and prevention. Collaborates with other departments and schools to schedule public lectures and develop discussion topics based on community needs and feedback. -Participates in community outreach on- and off-site as needed. -Coordinates care; performs point of care testing for CLIA waived tests (lipid panel); develops a nurse-client relationship; perform blood pressure and cholesterol screenings and analysis of results. The incumbent needs to be a meticulous recorder of patient information. Participates in sign-out activities and all follow-up. Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality according to HIPAA requirements at all times. -Maintains a safe and secure work environment by following all OSHA, EH&S and public safety policies and guidelines. -Maintains diagnostic equipment; performs quality-control testing, maintains log books and supporting documentation including policy and procedure manuals and CLIA certification. -Oversees inventories for practice supplies and orders as necessary; prepares, cleans and restocks clinical rooms between clients (including disinfection of surfaces). -Supervises, trains, schedules administrative and clinical staff within the Wellness Center. Actively participates in performance evaluations. Attends staff meetings, patient support meeting, and continuing education, as appropriate -Collaborates with other screening center users on advancing program goals and initiatives. -Ensures delivery of patient-centered care by demonstrating the key behaviors associated with a culture of service as outlined by the "Seven Competencies for a 'Wow' experience": 1.Effective communication 2.Job Knowledge 3.Patient-centered Care 4.Empathy 5.Collaboration and Teamwork 6.Pride and Excellence 7.Integrity and Credibility -Participates in all quality improvement/process improvement initiatives and performs additional duties and responsibilities, as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required, including a current NYS Registered Nurse licensure in good standing. Must possess at least four (4) years of clinical nursing experience in an inpatient or outpatient setting. Current BCLS/AED certification is required. Must be available to work occasional early morning, evening or weekend days as required. Proficient in organizational policies, procedures, systems, objectives, and computer systems applications is needed.
This is a high pressure position that requires a self-motivated, reliable, conscientious, intelligent, competent and organized individual able to solve analytical problems, as well as plan independently. Successful candidate will exercise initiative, outstanding judgment, problem-solving and decision-making skills, while creating a department atmosphere that encourages motivation, innovation and high performance. Must possess excellent oral, written and speaking skills. Incumbent will be working with people in one-on-one settings and group settings. Excellent customer service skills and public speaking skills are essential. Demonstrate good communication skills with all levels of the organization: use of appropriate vocabulary and grammar when obtaining and conveying information to clients, providers and staff at various levels; in person, over the phone, in writing and in electronically sent messages. Demonstrated skills in planning, organizing, coordinating and project management.
The successful candidate must be flexible in nature, have a sound judgment with a collaborative style that fosters teamwork and cooperation beyond the immediate team to the broader organization. Must have a passion for excellent customer service and commitment to exceptional quality. Prior experience in health education, community health education or public health education highly desirable.
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