Applicants for all positions must be or become fully vaccinated against Covid-19 if selected for hire. Valid medical or religious exemptions will be considered but serial Covid-19 testing will be required to maintain employment.
Sign-on bonus of $10,000 in first paycheck.
This position holds responsibility and accountability for the staff and general operation of the Nursing department at the designated sites within a particular region. Responsibilities include clinical coordination, planning, and implementation of clinic nursing activities. Works to ensure optimal patient flow and quality nursing care. Works with all departments to ensure smooth operation of the clinics within the region.
- Coaches, mentors and trains direct report staff. Assesses competencies of staff, provides continuous performance management and conducts employee performance evaluations. Addresses performance and/or behavior issues, clarifying expectations and providing feedback.
- Collaborates with all levels of nursing personnel within the region to update progress toward nursing and organizational goals. Provides feedback on results related to goals and objectives to Vice President of Operations, Clinic Director, Clinic Manager and nursing personnel.
- Supports staff growth and development. Assesses the educational, clinical experience, and communication needs of all levels of nursing staff in collaboration with the individual. Encourages staff to seek educational opportunities incorporating job related training in addition to mandatory training.
- Collaborates with Registered Nurse (RN) Charge Supervisors and Nursing staff to create and implement plans to ensure continual education, clinical competence, performance and effective communication skills.
- Participates in the recruitment and selection of staff. Provides orientation to outline job requirements and expectations, policies and procedures, and proper use of tools and equipment.
- Collaborates with Vice President of Operations, Senior Directors, Clinic Directors, Clinic Managers, and RN Charge Supervisors to develop the Nursing capital budget for the region. Develops and implements the annual department work plan forecasting equipment needs and capacity requirements.
- Delegates and assigns work to RN Charge Supervisors and Nursing staff. Utilizes workflow systems to efficiently achieve the departmental mission and objectives.
- Monitors staff compliance with all policies, procedures and standards of Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic (YVFWC). Ensures clinic compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), The Joint Commission (TJC) and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) standards of patient and employee safety.
- Collaborates with management in assigned clinics to plan standardized patient care delivery systems to effectively address patient needs and ensure quality patient care and adequate staffing throughout the region.
- Collaborates with all levels of Nursing staff to evaluate and implement patient care plans.
- Leads the regional Nursing team in the implementation of organizational and regional initiatives regarding patient care and Nursing processes. Reviews processes related to daily implementation of patient care and evaluates compliance and effectiveness of the processes. Involves staff in development and implementation of process improvement solutions.
- Updates Charge Nurses and staff on quality improvement issues.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Performs clinical responsibilities in alignment with The Joint Commission (TJC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and YVFWC requirements.
- Education: Associate’s Degree in Nursing. Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing preferred.
- Experience: One year’s clinical experience as a RN. One year’s supervisory experience in an Inpatient or Outpatient environment required. Two years’ experience in patient care as an RN and two years’ supervisory experience preferred.
- Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Valid Driver’s License and proof of automobile liability insurance coverage.Registered Nurse license for the state of practice. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification within three months of employment. ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) preferred. PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) preferred. Valid Driver’s License and proof of automobile liability insurance coverage.
- Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required: English/ Spanish bilingual proficiency in written and verbal communication is preferred. Must demonstrate the ability to communicate at level 10 on the ALTA language proficiency scale to receive bilingual differential pay. Knowledge of established professional nursing concepts, principles of practice and nursing procedures. Ability to determine, assess and react effectively to the medical needs of patients in a clinic. Knowledge of the uses and effects of medications. Strong supervisory skills. Effective verbal, written and listening communication skills. Skills in problem-solving, sound judgement and conflict resolution. Ability to prioritize work and handle a variety of tasks simultaneously, with frequent interruptions. Ability to effectively interact with a variety of patients, patients’ families and employees in a professional manner. Basic proficiency with a variety of computer programs including Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Word and Excel.
We serve more than 181,000 patients across 25 medical clinics, 14 dental clinics, 10 pharmacies, and 64 program sites in two states. We are Level 3 Certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). With integrated services including medical, dental, pharmacy, orthodontia, primary care nutritional counseling, autism screening, and primary care behavioral health, YVFWC’s patient-centered model of care offers patients the full spectrum of care and shelter assistance, energy assistance, weatherization, HIV and AIDS counseling and testing, home visits, and four mobile medical/dental clinics.
Working at YVFWC
Working in our organization means being the passionate champion for those who have no voice. It means having the opportunity to work with underserved populations and with peers committed to the same work.
At Farm Workers Clinic
- We will consistently trust one another to work for the common good.
- We will foster integrity by demonstrating ethical behavior and insisting on doing what we say we will do.
- We will demonstrate transparency by being candid and truthful no matter the risk.
- We will create partnerships to strengthen ourselves and our community.
- We will fight for just treatment for all individuals.
- We will let joy in.
- We have the courage to be an agent of change and refuse anything short of excellence.
Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal opportunity employment.