Dignity Health Medical Foundation, established in 1993, is a
California nonprofit public benefit corporation with care centers
throughout California. Dignity Health Medical Foundation is an
affiliate of Dignity Health - one of the largest health systems in
the nation - with hospitals and care centers in California, Arizona
and Nevada. Today, Dignity Health Medical Foundation works
hand-in-hand with physicians and providers throughout California to
provide comprehensive health care services to the many communities
we serve. As Dignity Health Medical Foundation continues to grow
and establish new premier care centers, we provide increasing
support and investment in the latest technologies, finest
physicians and state-of-the-art medical facilities. We strive to
create purposeful work settings where staff can provide great care,
while advancing in knowledge and experience through challenging
work assignments and stimulating relationships. Our staff is
well-trained and highly skilled, qualities that are vital to
maintaining excellence in care and service.
Dignity Health Medical Group - Ventura County, a service of
Dignity Health Medical Foundation, is a multi-specialty clinic with
seven locations in Ventura County, including Camarillo, Oxnard and
Thousand Oaks. Along with our local affiliated Dignity Health
hospitals (St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John's
Regional Medical Center), we offer an integrated care delivery
system that provides high quality, compassionate care in family
medicine, internal medicine, infectious disease, OB/GYN, hematology
and oncology, neurology, pediatrics, and rheumatology.
Within Dignity Health Medical Foundation, Primary Care Centers
utilize the RN team-based model of care. As such the Primary Care
RN is an integral part of the Dignity Health care team and performs
patient care services that support the team-based care model. The
Primary Care RN in this setting is expected to know his/her scope
as defined by the California Business and Professional code and
function at the top of his/her licensure.
The Primary Care RN works in collaboration with physicians, staff,
clinic management and other healthcare professionals. This position
works within the context of a primary care medical home, from a
team approach and in continuous partnership with physicians and
patients to promote timely access to needed care and the
enhancement of patient and family well-being.
The Primary Care RN will use protocol-driven standing orders to
perform comprehensive support to physicians consistent with their
scope of practice performing at the top of their licensure. This
may include evaluating lab data, providing instruction and
education to patients, phone triage, and medication
The Primary Care RN will support the PCMH concepts by providing
coordination of care which may include facilitating diagnostic and
laboratory testing, ensuring timely scheduling of follow-up
appointments with providers, and providing disease management
education. He/she will be instrumental in the continuing
development and process improvement of clinical point of care.
Program within primary care.
The Primary Care RN will provide leadership and guidance to LVN's,
MA's to ensure they are practicing at the top of their
licensure/capacity within scope of practice.
The Primary Care RN coordinates appropriate resources to facilitate
and ensure the patient's progress through the continuum of care.
This position provides patient education, disease management and
population health services, and support to the physicians as they
manage their patients with chronic diseases. This position is
responsible for coordinating a wide range of patient
self-management support and disease registry activities. To improve
the effectiveness of health care for our population, the Primary
Care RN will work with the extended care team to ensure the patient
experiences a smooth transition across the continuum of care.
Collaborates with the Ambulatory Care management program (Dignity
Health Medical Foundation Managed Care Department) to refer
patients who require intensive care management service and ensures
smooth transitions between the clinic care team and the complex
- Three (3) years experience as an RN.
- Graduate from an accredited school of nursing required.
- Clear and current CA RN license.
- Current BLS certification from American Heart Association.
- Special Skills:
Demonstrated ability to independently assess, evaluate and
interpret clinical information and care planning. Ability to
perform job functions independently and with minimal supervision.
Strong clinical assessment and critical thinking skills. Ability to
demonstrate leadership skills to delegate and provide
direction/guidance to multidisciplinary team. Effective oral,
written and listening communication skills necessary for constant
interaction with patients, families, physicians and other members
of the health team. - Able to stay organized and flexible in a work
environment with multiple assignments and changing priorities Word
processing, keyboarding and non-scripted documentation skills -
Able to operate PC-based software program Excellent interpersonal,
organizational, and customer service skills are essential. Medical
terminology, and clinical reference tools
- Understanding of the concept of patient centered care and
knowledge of team based care and evidence based clinical practice
guidelines. Proven ability to educate patients on self-management
techniques and chronic disease/population health management.
- Recent experience as an RN in an ambulatory community or primary
care setting strongly preferred.
- Experience in care coordination and chronic disease management
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing or other advanced clinical degree
- Certfied Case Manager preferred.
- Knowledge of community resources preferred.
- Training in motivational interviewing prefeered.
- Understanding of rapid cycle process improvement activities.
relevant skills: rn, registered nurse, staff nurse, clinic,
outpatient, physician practice, medical group, medical office,
medical foundation, ambulatory, care coordination, coordination of
care, case management, primary care, internal medicine, family