Associates in Family Medicine
Candidate must be a LPN/RN.
The Quality Improvement Nurse will be an integral part of the AFM Quality Improvement team, working alongside other team members (pharmacists, social workers, providers, clinical staff, etc.) to improve the health of specific AFM patient populations. Depending on the patient and population the nurse is working with, the nurse may provide patient education (individual or in a group setting), perform nursing assessments, or utilize AFM protocols to aid in chronic disease management.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include, but are not limited to, the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Full-time employees must be available to serve AFM patients and staff 4 and a half days per week, (or equivalent hours) during operating hours of the clinic
- Assist patients through their Transitions of Care
- Perform problem list and medication list reconciliation
- Utilize AFM protocols to adjust patient medications when appropriate
- Assess patient needs and provide nursing support to decrease barriers to care, and when appropriate involve other AFM team members
- Perform home visit assessments when appropriate
- Availability in the office for one-on-one patient education.
- Must be able to drive to patient homes and other offices.
- Support patients in managing their chronic conditions.
- Teach group diabetes education classes
- Promote self-care and independence to the patients provided with nursing support services
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Competent organizational skills
- Ability to handle stressful situations/deadlines
- Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills
- Must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with all members of the health care team
- Assessment skills to include a full head-to-toe nursing assessment