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Clinical Nurse - RN

United Indian Health Services
Arcata, CA 95521
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SUMMARY: Under the general direction of the Nurse Manager and in consultation with the Clinical Director, utilizes the nursing process to provide appropriate and culturally sensitive care to UIHS clients.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assists in the day-to-day operations of the clinic as assigned by providing nursing services to include: administer intravenous fluids and mediation, intramuscular, intrademal, and subcutaneous medication and injections and injection to client as directed by the provider; immunizations, health instruction to patients following examination, triage and telephoning clients, and wound care. .

  • Possesses, demonstrates and implements knowledge of disease entities and interventions, nursing skills and procedures following UIHS policies, protocols and procedures.

  • Assesses clients and recognizes abnormalities through triage function providing appropriate care as directed by the physician by facilitating provider appointment, future appointments or appropriate health care advice.

  • Observes client, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies supervisor or physician of client's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.

  • Takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess condition of client and documenting into the electronic health record (EHR).

  • Records client responses to illness and treatment in the electronic health record and other appropriate records of care. Documents all client related activity according to department policy and procedure.

  • Responds to client telephone messages in the EHR and phone calls. Assesses the urgency of the problem and provides appropriate advice and/or referral or appointment per clinic protocol and nursing knowledge.

  • Has current knowledge and skills in starting and maintaining IVs and Heparin Locks, and IV pumps.

  • Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques.

  • Prepares equipment and aids Physician during treatment and examination of client.

  • Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of client.

  • Responds to life saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol.

  • Initiates a client education plan according to the individualized needs of the client, as prescribed by Physician and/or hospital policy including client and family instruction.

  • Prepares rooms, sterile instruments, equipment, and supplies for procedures. Provides support for Medical Assistants.

  • Participates in education and training of Medical Assistants and department staff.

  • Assists in development of departmental policy, procedures, and quality improvement activities within the clinic as directed.

  • Utilizes good communication skills to maintain positive relationships with clients, providers, co-workers, other departments in the agency, and with other facilities in the community.

  • Performs various office functions such as assisting with medication assistance programs, tracking patient follow-up, and other rated duties as may be assigned.

  • Participates in case management activities as assigned.

  • Provides input in the evaluation process of Medical staff.

  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and other assigned meetings.

  • Adheres to accreditation and compliance standards/guidelines.

  • Assists in completing required reports, program reviews and Accreditation preparation.

  • Maintains a professional, organized, and clean working environment by following organizational policies, guidelines, and safety standards.

  • Performs all duties in accordance with the UIHS Mission, Vision and Guiding Principals.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Assists in day-to-day operations of staff, supervising specific areas as designated.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Educational degrees must be from a US Department of Education accredited school.

  • RN Possession of a valid Registered Nurse California license and
  • Two to three years related experience preferred, preferably in an outpatient clinic.


  • Intermediate personal computer skills, including electronic mail, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.

Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


  • Must possess current California Nursing licensure in field of expertise and evidence of education to support licensure.
  • Must have current CPR.
  • Shall possess a valid driver's license.
  • Must be able to be covered by agency's vehicle insurance and provide proof of valid private vehicle coverage.


  • Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in this area.
  • Basic understanding of pregnancy and childbearing. An understanding of psychosocial dynamics. Knowledge of the dynamics of child abuse, neglect and domestic violence. Ability to understand and develop administrative policies and procedures.
  • Must be comfortable working with various personalities, motivating and participating in team building activities.
  • Ability to provide leadership, evaluate and analyze program, set program goals and objectives, make difficult decisions, and be consistent and calm during crises.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment (copier, fax, etc.).
  • Must be able to work with American Indian people and be sensitive to their culture.
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources.
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve the Mission, Vision and Guiding principles of UIHS.
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation.

O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Physical Abilities

Lift /Carry

Push / Pull

Push / Pull



10 lbs or less


12 lbs or less




11-20 lbs


13-25 lbs




21-50 lbs


26-40 lbs




51-100 lbs


41-100 lbs


Reach Outward


Over 100 lbs


Reach Above Shoulder






Squat or Kneel




Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


I have read this job description and fully understand the requirements set forth therein. I hereby accept this position and agree to abide by the requirements set forth and will perform all duties and responsibilities to the best of my ability.

United Indian Health Services, Inc. (UIHS) has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by UIHS as deemed appropriate. I further understand that my employment is at-will and thereby understand that my employment can be terminated at-will by the facility or myself, and that such termination can be made with or without notice.


Posted: 2022-04-25 Expires: 2022-05-27

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