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Staff Nurse (RN)
Staff Nurse (RN)
Staff Nurse (RN)

La Esperanza Clinic - Lakeview

Full Time - Work at Location Address

Added on: 06/27/2023

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Job Summary

The Staff Nurse is an integral part of the health care team. The Staff Nurse assists the health care team in a professional manner in the community health center setting. Responsibilities include administering quality nursing care, immunizations and health education to patients of all ages in accordance with established nursing standards; assisting in the lab as appropriate; working with all health center personnel to ensure an efficient and safe environment of care.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Staff Nurse performs the following duties as assigned.

  • Follow all policies, procedures and protocols.

  • Will participate in writing policies, procedures and protocols.

  • Ensure documentation of client care as appropriate in a timely manner.

  • Will follow all OSHA Guidelines and Standards, provide ongoing assessment of OSHA compliance in the clinic and will be available to staff for questions/concerns regarding OSHA compliance and any client care.

  • Ensure client/patients complaints are resolved in a timely manner.

  • Assist providers operationally as needed.

  • Schedule and conduct staff education/team meetings.

  • Will ensure ongoing medications/supply inventories.

  • Orders, monitors and maintains inventory of needed supplies, medications, etc.

  • Order needed medical supplies for clinic.

  • Maintains referral resources for specialty care.

  • Ensures that all equipment is in good working order with needed maintenance.

  • Plan, schedule, and organize workload ensuring proper distribution and delegation of assignments.

  • Participates in establishing of new programs.

  • Ensure incident report monitoring up to date with follow-up as needed.

  • Participates in the Performance Improvement Program.

  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, fellow employees to insure a professional, responsible and courteous environment.

  • Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a team to facilitate the department’s ability to meet its goals and objectives.

  • Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, specific job–related hazards.

  • Attends all required safety education programs.

  • Operates assigned equipment and performs all procedures in a safe manner as instructed.

  • Maintains work area and equipment in condition required by TJC standards.

  • Demonstrates proper body mechanics in all functions.

  • Checks on the patient’s environment and equipment to insure safety. Reports safety concerns promptly to appropriate personnel.

  • Follows exposure control plans/blood-borne and airborne pathogens.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of techniques, procedures and correct use of protective barrier equipment (Universal Precautions).

  • Assures a safe environment by instituting appropriate control measures.

  • Demonstrating flexibility, enthusiasm and willingness to cooperate while working with others in assigned inter-professional care teams to support PCMH programmatic activities.

  • Participate in population management activities, as directed.

  • Assist the care team by helping to measure quality and identify, refine and implement practice improvements that support the medical home, and assist in performance evaluation and quality improvement.

  • Apply the principles of comprehensive, community-based, patient-centered, developmentally appropriate, and culturally and linguistically sensitive care.

  • Help develop and train first level nursing staff where appropriate.

Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge of basic principles of health promotion, prevention and motivation

  • Knowledge of protocols in general and an ability to quickly gain specific knowledge of the Center’s current operational protocols

  • Knowledge of medical terminology and appropriate abbreviations

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the Texas Nursing Practice Act

  • Ability to read and comprehend medical instructions, short correspondence, and memos

  • Ability to document, with clarity, all information relevant to a patient’s needs

  • Ability to effectively present information in small group situations to patients, Center staff, and the general public

  • Ability to prepare statistical and administrative reports

  • Ability to work cooperatively with community agency personnel to coordinate services for patients

  • Ability to use a glucometer and interpret the results

  • Ability to use office equipment including but not limited to computers, fax machines, telephones and copiers

  • Ability to prioritize and allocate resources


  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred but not required.

Credentials and Experience


  • Registered Nurse degree from an accredited school of nursing.

  • Current unrestricted license from the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Texas

  • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Healthcare Professionals Certification


  • Three (3) years of practice experience as an RN giving direct patient care

  • Three (3) years of experience training and monitoring staff


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La Esperanza Clinic, Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), is deemed by the Bureau of Primary Health Care of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to be a federal employee for purposes of medical malpractice claims and, as such, qualified for protection under the Federal Tort Claims Act.
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