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Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Registered Nurse (RN) - Utica, NY (per diem) in Utica, New York

* THIS POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR LOAN REPAYMENT THROUGH THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES CORPS *

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York is seeking a Registered Nurse to join our Clinical Services team. This is a per diem position for up to about 21 hours per week depending on operational need. The position will be based at our Utica, NY health center and will be expected to float to our health center in Rome.

As part of a multi-disciplinary team providing medical care, the RN is responsible for administering medications, interviewing patients, obtaining complete medical history, provides education about human sexuality, family planning, abortion, colposcopy, LEEP and general health education, as applicable. The RN provides direct nursing care to clients during the surgical abortion procedure and for recovery care for post-surgical abortion period.

This is an exciting and important time at Planned Parenthood of Greater New York . We are building on our strength with dynamic new leadership, talented staff members, engaged donors and activists, and amazing community partners. We are determined to thrive and grow in these times of transition and resistance.

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) stands strong as a trusted provider of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care, an accurate source of sexual health information, and a steadfast partner in the ongoing fight to achieve sexual and reproductive justice, especially health and racial equity. Working at PPGNY is more than a job. It is an opportunity to help ensure that all New Yorkers have access to affordable, high-quality sexual and reproductive health care and evidence-based education programming so they can lead healthy lives and fulfill their dreams. We approach our work through a reproductive justice lens, seeking to break down the barriers that prevent individuals from accessing the health care and information they need and deserve.

What a Registered Nurse does:

  • SRH Clinical Care (35%)

  • Reviews the patient health history for completeness and records findings. Alerts APC regarding critical information about the patient’s chief complaint, history of present illness, and other current or past medical or social problems.

  • Provides care to patients receiving family planning, abortion, colposcopy, LEEP, and other GYN services according to PPGNY medical policies and procedures under the direction of APC, or physician.

  • Accurately documents and administers medications as ordered by the provider and provides associated teaching.

  • Documents competently in the electronic medical record using the correct PPGNY templates and forms.

  • Arranges for interpreters for patients with communication barriers.

  • Collaborates with members of a multi-disciplinary health care team & provides care within New York State RN scope of practice.

  • Assists in promoting optimum center operations, excellent patient service and compliance with both agency and funding source policies and regulations.

  • Participates in health center/affiliate efforts to achieve established goals for productivity.

  • Adheres to affiliate goals and policies on professionalism, wait time in-clinic and on the phone, and the system for addressing client complaints.

  • Assists in the orientation and training of new RN/LPN or unlicensed medical personnel on the center team as needed.

  • Performs other duties, as assigned.

  • ICA Patient Care (10%)

  • Assists in abortion service in a variety of functions including abortion counseling, POC room, float and assisting in procedure room. Manage the ICA Recovery Room. When acting in this capacity, you are responsible for continuous monitoring and care of patients after they leave the procedure room.

  • Patient Education (20%)

  • Provides health education and nursing care related to family planning, reproductive health, abortion service, transgender health services, and STI’s to all clients.

  • Provide accurate patient centered, non-judgmental, education according to MS&G and signs informed consent related to visit.

  • Lab and Quality Assurance Activities (15%)

  • Performs laboratory tests as ordered, completes laboratory requisitions, packages labs for transport according to PPGNY lab procedures. Performs daily controls per lab protocols.

  • Follows all safety and security procedures and guidelines.

  • Participates in agency infection prevention and quality control initiatives and protocols.

  • Follow up and Care Coordination (10%)

  • Notifies patients of laboratory results and educates regarding clinician plan for follow up.

  • Screens and follows up on patient phone calls in collaboration with center APC or PPGNY physicians.

  • Maintenance of Clinical Skills and Competencies (10%)

  • Performs and maintains job duties within scope of practice based on competencies, NYS Licensure, Privileging and/or specific education and training.

  • Attends monthly didactics and incorporates information into daily care provision.

  • Maintains clinical skills and competencies as required by PPGNY, PPFA, NYS DOH, and for licensure. Participates in annual competency checks and training for all new services, tests, and skills as assigned.

  • Maintains up-to-date nursing licensure and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse BSN licensed to practice in NYS

  • BLS and CPR Certified

  • Ability to work flexible hours including a combination of weekdays and Saturdays where evenings are included

  • Ability to accurately assess blood pressure, administer vaccines, perform IM injections/venipuncture, and start an IV.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to PP's values of advancing health equity, especially racial equity.

  • At least one year of nursing experience, preferably in a reproductive health or ambulatory surgical services setting

  • Demonstrate an ability to work well with others across cultural difference.

  • You have a demonstrated understanding of the role that racial inequity plays in our society and its impact on healthcare systems and institutions, and consistently integrate your deep understanding of key racial equity concepts into work projects and interactions by addressing structural implications and disproportionate impacts of policies, activities, and decisions on race, class and other group identities within the context of job responsibilities and projects.

  • You have a demonstrated understanding of how race dynamics impact supervisory relationships, organizational culture, clinical service delivery, partnerships, campaigns and coalition work, and can demonstrate a history of successfully intervening in problematic dynamics and deepening a racial equity approach within an organization, team, service, program, or campaign.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ACLS certified

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

  • Knowledge of electronic health records systems, eClinicalWorks is preferred

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with diverse staff and clients

PPGNY's benefits package includes:

Generous PTO and holiday schedule

Medical, dental and vision coverage options for you and eligible dependents

FSA, HSA, Commuter pre-tax reimbursement funds

Short and Long Term Disability, Free Basic Life and AD&D

401(k) Retirement Plan with Safe Harbor contributions after 1 year of employment

All positions at PPGNY require:

Proof of immunization or immunity to certain communicable diseases (including influenza during the flu season) and testing for tuberculosis. These certifications are required by the NYC DOHMH Health Code, NYSDOH and OSHA.

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) is a leading provider, educator, and advocate of sexual and reproductive health care in New York State. PPGNY is proud to provide a wide-range of family planning services at our 28 health centers and mobile care units. We care for everyone regardless of their immigration status, zip code or ability to pay. PPGNY’s education and outreach programs are backed by medically-accurate, evidence-based information that allows people to make informed decisions about their health and future. As a voice for reproductive freedom, PPGNY supports legislation and policies that ensure all New Yorkers have access to the full range of reproductive health care and education.

At PPGNY, we provide the absolute best care to our patients and our communities through innovative health care delivery and education programming. We care for everyone who walks through our doors regardless of insurance, ability to pay or immigration status. As a leading voice for reproductive freedom, PPGNY fiercely advocates for policies to ensure that all New Yorkers will have access to the full range of reproductive health care services and information.

PPGNY is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe we are most impactful when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with common purpose. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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