Who We Are:
Established in 1975, Non-Profit Yakima Neighborhood Health Services serves patients in the areas of Behavioral Health, Family Dentistry, Internal Medicine, Women’s Health, Primary Care, Pediatrics, Vision Care and Pharmacy. Our mission is to provide affordable, accessible, quality health care, promote learning opportunities for students of health professions, end homelessness and improve quality of life in our communities.
Yakima Neighborhood Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity in the workplace and are committed to an inclusive work environment.
Why Work at Yakima Neighborhood Health Services?
- We were the first Health Center in the state to achieve the highest level of recognition possible as a Patient-Centered Medical Home and we are accredited by the Joint Commission.
- We are guided by Organizational Values of Commitment, Professionalism, Quality/Excellence and Compassion.
- We take care of our employees with Medical, Dental, Disability and Life Insurance, PTO, 9 Paid Holidays and access to Fitness Centers.
- $1000 signing bonus.
Our Ideal Candidate: We are looking for a team member that is passionate about serving our community of patients and enjoys working in a team! Some technical requirements for this position are:
- Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Washington.
- Skills in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of professional nursing to apply ongoing patient care.
- Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care. Experience in ambulatory care, or willingness to learn.
- Convenient if bilingual in English/Spanish, English/Laotian, English/Cambodian, English/Vietnamese, and/or ability to sign.
- Candidate has not been sanctioned or excluded from participation in federal or state healthcare programs by a federal or state law enforcement, regulatory, or licensing agency.
- Ability to successfully pass a background check in relation to the position applied for.
Day to Day:
- Provide holistic nursing assessments and education to the medical patients of YNHS through direct and/or telephone contact.
- Assist medical team members in the coordination of patient care through patient intake, assessments, treatments and procedures.
- Prepares equipment and aids practitioners during treatment, examination, and testing of patients.
- Observes, records, and reports patient’s condition and reaction to drugs and treatment to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician-assistants, and midwives. Dispense medications as directed.
- Assist in the development and implementation of YNHS policies, protocols, standing orders and quality assurance standards.
- Develop and maintain working relationships with healthcare and social service professionals in the community serving YNHS patients.
- Work cooperatively with student nurses, modeling and directing clinic nurse activities.
- Participate actively in staff in-service trainings and nurse meetings.
- Provide nursing services to special populations when needed (correctional facilities,
- KidScreen, treatment centers, senior centers, etc.).
- Work in coordination with other YNHS staff to develop education programs for YNHS patients and staff.
- Maintain organized, clean, efficient and confidential work area.
- Represent YNHS in local meetings as requested.
- Perform related work and other tasks as requested.