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RN Refugee Coordinator - Med Surg

Company: Peak Vista Community Health
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

RN Refugee CoordinatorPeak Vista Community Health Centers is a nonprofit health care organization whose mission is to provide exceptional health care to people facing access barriers through clinical programs and education. We provide integrated health care services to include medical, dental, and behavioral health throughout 24 outpatient health centers within El Paso, Teller, Lincoln, Adams and Kit Carson counties. We deliver care with our strong "Hospitality" culture. Our organization has over 800 employees and serves more than 89,000 patients annually in the Pikes Peak and East Central regions of Colorado. Peak Vista is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC).

Compensation (Pay): $30.84 to $44.72/hourly based on experience.

Summary of Benefits:

* Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD
* 403(b) Retirement with Company Match
* Paid Time Off
* Tuition Assistance
* Perks Rewards
* Employee Assistance Program

Job Summary: Maintains compliance for Peak Vista Community Health Centers (PVCHC) contractual obligations to provide the domestic medical screening to refugees, Humanitarian parolees, asylees and other newly arrived persons to the Colorado Springs area referred to PVCHC. Serves as point of contact for outside agencies regarding all components of the domestic medical screening to include referrals and follow-up.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Responsible for all data entry of patients seen at the clinic thru the State Contract required on the State site and Spreadsheets.
* Acts as liaison between patient, specialists, and PVCHC providers.
* Performs all routine and emergent nursing functions pertinent to efficient, quality, ambulatory patient care.
* Performs phone and face-to-face triage, appointment coordination to include provider time and interpreter scheduling for health screening, office visits, education and planning of treatments for primary care-related illnesses and diseases and other infectious diseases for all patients.
* Implements, evaluates and adjusts care of the patient after comprehensive health history with regards to psychological, socioeconomic, cultural and environmental factors, coordinating referrals and follow up.
* Functions as back up to clinical team manager, covering clinic in managerial role in the absence of clinical team manager to cover staffing, patient complaints and all other contingencies as they arise.
* When necessary this person will function as a float on the floor to further assist Family Health and the needs of the team.
* The RN will follow the guidelines as in the Colorado nurse practice act
* Promotes and demonstrates the mission, vision, and Core Values of Peak Vista.
* Develops and maintains good working relationships with all departments, the management team, medical staff, and leadership.
* Embraces cultural diversity amongst ourselves and our community.
* Responsible for the human, financial, and material resources as well as data and information entrusted to us.
* Strives to deliver the best outcomes and highest quality service.
* Demonstrates knowledge of and adherence to the Compliance Plan and conflict of interest requirements.
* Enhances the effectiveness; efficiency and productivity of the department by contributing to, and participating in, departmental performance improvement goals.
* Other duties as assigned.

Supervision Exercised: None

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. Spanish bilingual preferred.


Education: Graduate of an accredited Registered Nursing Program required.

Work Experience: Minimum of 3-years clinical nursing experience required. Ambulatory care/Primary care setting experience preferred. Triage experience preferred. Program Management experience preferred.

Computer Skills: Intermediate - ability to access the intra/internet to manage timecard, review policies and procedures, and read company communications; use e-mail to communicate with co-workers, leadership, and other departments; use and create a variety of templates, complex tables, merges; manage table data, sort and filter merges, and also perform basic work with existing Macros; customize toolbars, import and insert graphs, embed Excel data, and elaborate reports; work with multiple worksheets, filter data, use integrate functions, and manipulate databases; customize templates and the PowerPoint environment, and to make a presentation interactive by using hyperlinks and action buttons

Certificates and Licenses: Current Colorado RN License. Current CPR (BCLS) certification required.

Work Environment: 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.

OSHA risk level/work environmental hazards: This position has been categorized as OSHA Level One. See Exposure Control Plan for details.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Physical Demands: 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.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.

* Successful candidates will complete pre-employment screening; which includes, but is not limited to a Criminal Background check. Peak Vista Community Health Centers is a drug and alcohol free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PVCHC participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's I-9 to data from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration Records. To learn more, visit:

In order to protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients, and communities we serve, Peak Vista Community Health Centers (PVCHC) now requires all employees to provide proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 or apply for and be granted a medical and/or religious exemption. For more information on PVCHC's response to COVID-19, please visit our website at

Keywords: Peak Vista Community Health, Colorado Springs , RN Refugee Coordinator - Med Surg, Healthcare , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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