The Clinic Nurse provides nursing care to patients in the ARCW / Rocky Mountain CARES Denver Clinic. The Clinic Nurse is part of an integrated care team and provides care to patients through nurse visits, clinician appointments, assisting with procedures, telephone triage, discussion of lab results and medication questions in addition to other responsibilities.
The Clinic Nurse also assists with development and maintenance of clinical protocols, policies and procedures, collects data for the ARCW medical Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program and provides valuable input for day-to-day operations of the clinics. The Clinic Nurse also participates in research projects requiring a nurse assessment and intervention, as needed.
Learn more about Rocky Mountain CARES: http://www.rockymountaincares.org
Scope of Responsibilities
The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) is one of the nation’s largest providers of HIV prevention, care and treatment services with a budget approaching $120 million and employing over 300 professionals. Our organization also includes both St. Louis Effort for AIDS (EFA) and Denver’s Rocky Mountain CARES (RMC).
The unique, nationally recognized ARCW HIV Medical Home model of care assures that everyone with HIV has access to medical, dental, mental health and social services and provides the best opportunity for patients to achieve high quality health outcomes. ARCW also provides aggressive HIV prevention services to gay men, injection drug users and others at the highest risk for HIV infection.
ARCW operates in the states of WI, CO and MO. It embraces a Market Culture to increase access to care, enhance quality outcomes and achieve and surpass financial performance expectations and has an aggressive plan to expand into additional states.
- Provide direct nursing services to patients accessing the ARCW Medical Center Medical Clinics, including a comprehensive health assessment, phlebotomy, immunizations and health maintenance screenings, and STI testing and treatment. Follow approved nursing protocols and procedures when providing care to patients to meet the nursing needs of patients.
- Assist with procedures related to the anal health clinic under the supervision of a clinician.
- Document all care provided, including but not limited to specialty care, telephone triage calls, MyChart inbasket messages and medication refills, in the electronic medical chart consistent with standard nursing practice.
- Process patient referrals for specialty care and follow-up, as needed, to ensure quality specialty care was provided.
- Coordinate communication with medical/social services case management, external case management and other external disease management services as appropriate.
- Educate patients on HIV disease, medical care issues and adherence strategies to prescribed medications, behavioral risk reduction and the importance of retention to care.
- Assist in planning, managing and coordinating patient flow in clinic areas and day-to-day operations of the clinic.
- Actively participate in ARCW agency meetings including CQI meetings, nursing/medical staff meetings and multidisciplinary meetings.
- Develop a strong collaborative relationship with the HIV medical community to enhance patient access to services including specialists.
- Comply with the ARCW Health Care Corporate Compliance Standards of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
- Assist in clinical trials as needed.
- Maintain communication with patients and their families, including following up to reschedule patients who did not attend scheduled clinic visits, determination of follow-up plan following hospitalizations and ER visits
- Participate in preparing statistical and other reports as needed.
- Conduct special projects and perform any other related duties as assigned by the VP of Operations or Medical Director
- Meet regularly with care team to review available data reports to appropriately manage patients according to the appropriate guidelines and ensure compliance with programs such as the Medicaid HIV Medical Home.