PHC Registered Nurse-Clinic

  • Missoula, Montana
  • Apr 02, 2024
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: Depends on Qualifications USD

Job Description


Priority Application Date: April 8, 2024 by 5:00 PM (Mountain Time)

Complete applications with required attachments received by the 'Priority Application Date' will be guaranteed consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

  • Please complete all sections of the online application, even if a resume is submitted. A resume will not substitute for completing the work history section of the application.
  • Please include with your completed application the following attachments: Cover Letter , Resume, copy of current RN License, Transcripts, BLS Certificate and valid MT Driver's License.
  • Please describe why you would like to work at Partnership Health Center.
  • Incomplete applications and applications without required attachments will be disqualified.
  • Complete job description available upon request to the Department of Human Resources.
Located halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks and home to the University of Montana, Missoula is an academic center situated in an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Depending on the season, you can hike, ski, fish, float rivers, ride mountain bikes, or just sit back and marvel at the surrounding scenery. Join us in scenic, sophisticated, and service-oriented Missoula!

Partnership Health Center (PHC), 2019 and 2022 winner of the Employer of Choice Award for Missoula, and 2022 winner of the Montana Employer of Choice Award, offers impeccable, integrated services to over 17,000 individuals and families. A 14-site, co-applicant Federally Qualified Health Center with Missoula County, PHC fulfills its mission through the provision of a full range of primary care services - medical, dental, behavioral health, and an on-site pharmacy with a dedication to attending to the social determinants of health. Please visit our website to see the amazing benefits you will receive by joining our team such as medical (no cost for employee), dental, and vision insurance, loan forgiveness, retirement plan contributions, and generous paid sick and vacation time.

Performs work as a registered nurse in a busy acute care clinic for Partnership Health Center. Serves as a lead worker for clinic staff and as a clinical resource. May be assigned to work with specialty populations.

Representative Examples of Work

Works with PHC medical providers to develop strategies to manage complex medical needs for clients with chronic illness.

Develops patient education; assesses treatment readiness; identifies methods to manage treatment side effects; and makes referrals to onsite behavioral health services.

Ensures ongoing, proactive quality assurance programs are identified, developed and implemented.

Works within the chronic disease self-management model utilized at PHC to provide patient and family education to individuals and groups and to develop goals for improved health outcomes consistent with evidence-based guidelines.

Participates in multi-disciplinary conferences, serves as a clinical resource for medical providers, care team nurses, dental, mental health and psycho-social case managers.

Provides work direction for LPN and MA staff, giving clinical direction or serving as a clinical resource; contributes to performance management efforts.

Performs related duties as required or directed.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED : Works under the general supervision of the director of nursing.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED : Serves as a lead work position; provides work direction and clinical guidance to LPN and MA staff; and volunteers or interns as assigned.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS : Works closely with Partnership Health Center medical care teams, hospital case managers or social workers, other case managers (home health, public health, mental health etc.); and medical providers in the community working with clients on his/her caseload.


KNOWLEDGE : Working knowledge of chronic disease self management strategies and nursing practices related to acute and chronic complex medical conditions such as diabetes, hepatitis C, cancer, cardiac disease, pulmonary disease, and chronic pain conditions. Working knowledge of Healthcare Professional Basic Life Support (BLS) guidelines. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of HIPAA compliance. Working knowledge of the PHC Corporate Compliance Guidelines.

SKILLS: Skill in the use of a personal computer and related software. Skill in the use of electronic health records.

ABILITIES : Ability to coordinate complex medical care plans consistent with the chronic disease self-management model. Ability to gather and analyze quality data and make appropriate recommendations to the medical care team. Ability to lead staff in continuous efforts to improve quality productivity and effectiveness. Ability to communicate in the English language, orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals and groups.

Minimum Qualifications

EDUCATION : Requires graduation from an accredited nursing program.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires current license to practice as a registered professional nurse in Montana. Requires a current Healthcare Professional BLS certification or the ability to obtain it within 90 days of hire. Requires immunizations or proof of immunity to certain infectious diseases and a TB test. New employees will be asked to volunteer vaccination status for required vaccines upon hire and will be offered assistance during hiring to receive necessary immunizations. Employees who have not received the vaccines required for their positions or who are unwilling to voluntarily provide vaccination status for required vaccines will receive a reasonable accommodation where such accommodation does not require an undue hardship or endanger the health or safely of any person.

Physical/Environmental Demands

The work requires some physical exertion such as bending, walking and lifting boxes of files (up to 20 lbs.). Requires the manual dexterity to perform manual nursing skills, such as drawing blood, giving injections, filling syringes, etc. The employee may risk exposure to potentially dangerous situations, including exposure to communicable diseases. This position is not eligible for remote work.

This summary outlines the benefit programs; actual benefits may vary depending on bargaining unit and employment status.

Missoula County will reward your contributions to our community with competitive compensation and generous benefits, including but not limited to:

Excellent Medical Health Benefits– Group health benefits, including dental and vision coverage, are available to eligible County employees. The medical health benefits premium is covered for full-time employees. The County contribution is pro-rated on hours paid for part-time employees. The employee pays the premium portion for dependent coverage. Family health benefits coverage is $258.00 per pay period.

Medical deductible is $500 for an individual and $1,000 for a family.

Flexible Benefits Plan– Pre-tax out-of-pocket medical expenses and day care expenses.

Voluntary Life Insurance Coverage, Long and Short-Term Disability, Critical and Accident Insuranceare offered through Mutual ofOmaha.

Public Employees Retirement System– Montana public employees of the state, university system, local governments and certain employees of school districts are covered by the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). New members to the PERS have an opportunity to choose between two retirement plan options: the Defined Benefit Plan or the Defined Contribution Plan.

Sheriffs' Retirement System (SRS)– A public pension plan for all Montana Sheriffs hired after July 1, 1974 and Detention Officers hired after July 1, 2005.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness- Working for Missoula County may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness. Look here to learn more and understand whether you may be eligible.

Supplemental Retirement Benefitsare offered through Valic or Nationwide.

Sick Leave– Full-time employees accrue 7.38hours per month and are eligible to use sick leave once you have been an employee for 90 days.The accrual is pro-rated for part-time employees.

Vacation Leave– Full-time employees accrue 9.24 hours per month and are eligible to use leave after continuous employment for a period of 6 full months. The accrual is pro-rated for part-time employees.

Holidays– The County observes eleven legal holidays in even numbered years and ten legal holidays in odd numbered years.

Paid Parental Leave (PPL)-In recognition of the importance of bonding and care of a newborn child or a child placed for adoption, Missoula County 6 continuous weeks of PPL to eligible full-time employees that have been with the county for 180 days. The hours are pro-rated for part-time employees.

Tuition Assistance- Because we value the professional and personal development of our employees, Missoula County is proud to offer reimbursement of certain education expenses.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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