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Registered Nurse (RN)

Company: Planned Parenthood of Central and Western NY
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Registered Nurse (RN) Buffalo, NY (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=60+E.+Amherst+Street+Buffalo+NY+14214) Health ServicesJob TypeFull-timeDescriptionRoe v. Wade is overturned. Abortion remains legal in New York State. Our doors are still open. Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York will continue to provide the expert care, education and resources you've come to rely on including abortion. Planned Parenthood stands for care. And we won't give up. Not now. Not ever.Registered NurseBuffalo, NYBeing a nurse at Planned Parenthood is more than just a job. Its an opportunity to support a mission while providing high-quality health care to patients eager for your expertise.We offer: On the job training in the latest methods of reproductive and sexual health Generous benefits package including Paid Time Off (PTO), 401(k) plan with company match, medical/dental/vision A predictable schedule with ten paid holidays and no overnights Free on-site parking An understanding of the importance of balancing work and family life A focus on education and prevention A focus on high-quality, evidence-based practice Patients who need you and choose you for your expertise The opportunity to work in a certified National Health Service CORP (NHSC) health center and participate in their loan repayment programAt Planned Parenthood we believe that diversity in identity and perspective enriches our agency and allows us to better serve our clients. We are committed to workforce diversity and aspire to reflect the communities we serve. To that end, we strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ identifying individuals, people with disabilities and other underrepresented groups to apply. In support of our mission, theRNwill provide direct clinical care offered through several programs from family planning to surgical services ensuring patients receive professional services in a timely manner. This position plans, directs and evaluates total nursing care for the treatment of all patients. The Registered Nurse also performs routine laboratory testing including blood draws.Essential FunctionsHealth Center Practice

  • Accurately records data in the electronic health record regarding the patients health history including obstetric, gynecologic, contraceptive, medical, surgical, family health and psycho-social backgrounds
  • Performs routine vital signs and lab tests such as weight, blood pressure, urine, hemoglobin, pregnancy test and venipunctures as necessary
  • In an objective, unbiased manner, discusses pregnancy options and offers appropriate referrals and description of services
  • May duplicate labels for contraceptive pills according to the orders written in the chart
  • Assumes legal responsibility in conjunction with Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) for proper ordering, handling and distribution of medications and supplies in compliance with State and Federal laws and with appropriate orders from the assigned clinician
  • Performs routine injections as directed by clinician
  • Assists providers with abortion procedures and acts as a support to the patient
  • Sterilizes instruments
  • Monitors patients in the recovery room
  • Sets up and cleans procedure and utility rooms
  • Maintains appropriate stock of supplies in exam rooms
  • Performs quality controls as directedCounseling and Education
    • Provides information and counseling on reproductive services; abortions, sterilization, as well as family planning methods: oral contraceptives, IUCs, diaphragms, cervical caps, condoms, vaginal spermicide, sponges, natural family planning, etc.; coordinates follow up visits with the clinicians as needed
    • Provides information and counseling in areas of health maintenance and reproductive care such as nutrition, infertility, sexuality, family planning, breast self-awareness, menopause, HIV antibody testing and safe sex techniques
    • Learns and uses information about how the needs of diverse patients can be sensitively met (LGBTQ individuals, varying cultures/practices, survivors of sexual assault, etc.)Other Accountability Activities
      • May participate in the quality improvement program; follows up and reports all complications to the Compliance Quality & Risk Management (CQRM) department
      • Accepts individual and joint responsibility for, participates in and works to achieve productivity, customer service and capacity goals as set by PPCWNY
      • Travels to other sites throughout the coverage area via their own transportation to perform nursing duties as directed by the Health Center Manager and Clinician
      • Participates in the orientation of new health center nurses, providing observational experience for medical and nursing students; may assist with nursing staff orientation and in-service education
      • Stocks rooms and ensures that needed supplies and equipment are on hand; contacts the appropriate person(s) before supplies of any kind are depleted
      • Shows respect to patients and co-workers for differences in backgrounds, lifestyles, viewpoints and needs in areas such as ethnicity, race, gender, creed and sexual orientationRequirementsQualifications
        • RN with current New York State license required
        • Practical Nursing Completion, Diploma, or Associates Degree in Nursing; BSN preferred
        • One year of nursing experience preferred
        • Experience with GYN care highly desirable
        • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with staff, ability to work in a fast-paced environment; able to juggle multiple priorities a must
        • Must have excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
        • Ability to work a flexible schedule and travel to multiple sites, as needed
        • Must have a reliable source of transportation and a valid NYS drivers license not in jeopardy of being revoked
        • Planned Parenthood seeks candidates who have experience delivering care and services to a racially and ethnically diverse service populations
        • Planned Parenthood seeks candidates who have proficiency in one of the following languages, including but not limited to: Spanish, Nepali, Arabic, and Swahili
        • A commitment to PPCWNYs mission, vision and values along with a commitment to providing services to a diverse range of clients and to the goals of PPCWNY is essentialWork ScheduleThis is a full-time position on day shift, Monday Friday with rotating Saturdays.CompensationThe minimum starting rate for this position is $29.50/hour BenefitsWe offer a generous benefits package including health insurance, paid time off, and a retirement plan with company match.Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected veteran status, or status as a qualified individual with disability.We are committed to workforce diversity and aspire to reflect the communities we serve. To that end, we strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ identifying individuals, people with disabilities and other underrepresented groups to apply.

Keywords: Planned Parenthood of Central and Western NY, Buffalo , Registered Nurse (RN), Healthcare , Buffalo, New York

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