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Community Health Nurse 2- Va Clinic Lchc Sbhc Obat

Lincoln County
Full Time 36 SW Nye St, Newport, OR 97365, United States


Your job in the department is to . . . 

Work in a community setting, providing quality nursing care in the Lincoln Community Health Center Veterans Administration (VA) program. 

Your job also involves . . .

Providing direct patient care as the RN for the Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT), School Based Health Center and VA as assigned. Promotes health through education, care coordination and health maintenance.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities
Typical Qualifications


Minimum Education Level

Associates and/or Professional Certification 

Specifics: Associate degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing.

Minimum Experience Level

Two- Three years 

Specifics: Three years of nursing experience.

Substitution Note: Practicums in Nursing programs and lived experience may substitute for years of experience.

Driver’s License

Oregon Driver's License required.

Specifics: A valid, insurable State of Oregon driver's license at the time of appointment.

Other Licenses

Professional License required.

Specifics: Must possess a valid license to practice in the State of Oregon as a Registered Nurse.

Desirable Qualifications: Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing with one year of nursing experience, preferably in a primary care position. Bilingual and/or bicultural competencies for the Latino population are preferred.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The required knowledge, skills and/or abilities are listed below:

Knowledge of:  

  • The principles, practices, methods, and procedures of nursing as applied to community and public health.
  • The uses and effects of medications, immunizations.
  • Issues of alcohol and drug abuse; the "strength-based" model of behavior change.
  • Problem-solving techniques and negotiation skills in accordance with motivational interviewing and behavior change theory.
  • Utilization of community resources; medical record keeping practices.
  • Functions and resources of private and public agencies. 
  • Electronic Health Record.

Skill or ability to:

  • Build therapeutic relationships and maintain therapeutic boundaries.
  • Engage clients in mutual goal setting; provide professional nursing care independently.
  • Identify community and individual health problems and to plan and administer solutions.
  • Administer medications and immunizations.
  • Interpret and apply written policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain records; learn new information quickly and adapt to changing situations.
  • Use research, data, and evidence-based practices to inform and improve nursing practice.
  • Courteously meet and deal with patients; act in a professional manner and to understand and commit to a professional code of ethics.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of privileged information in accordance with HIPAA and Lincoln County policies.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with staff, supervisors, physicians, other agencies and the public; create a positive work environment that promotes productivity, mentoring, teamwork and cooperation; elicit and consider differing viewpoints when analyzing issues; recognize the accomplishments of team members.
  • Convey information, ideas, and facts both orally and in writing to supervisors, colleagues, and individuals, inside and outside the county, using language and a format the audience will best understand.   
  • Utilize computers and other technology to communicate in written and verbal forms (e.g., word processing, texts, emails, spreadsheets, department-specific software).
  • Effectively relate well with others, including supervisors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the county. Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and working to maintain constructive working relationships.  
  • Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Show up to work on time, and follows instructions, policies, and procedures. Meet productivity standards, deadlines, and work schedules.