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    The RN Role Reimagined: How Empowering RNs Can Improve Primary Care

    Learn strategjes for changing the RN role in primary care, in this comprehensive resource developed by the Center for Excellence in Primary Care (CEPC) and the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF).

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    "Share the Care" Assessment of Team Roles and Tasks

    This is an example of a planning tool, to assess who is currently doing what tasks in your practice and then who should be doing each task, based on how we learned that LEAP sites define clear roles and responsibilities. Task distribution will vary from practice to practice, but the tool is in the discussion about roles that this worksheet can stimulate. Your practice may be able to redestribute tasks in a way that better fits your workforce and patient needs.

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    Nursing roles in a Collaborative Care Model

    Learn about the various roles that RNs play in the team-based collaborative care model at one LEAP site, depicted in this diagram that describes team roles to patients. The Collaborative Care Nurse works with a PCP to manage chronic disease and provide health coaching. The RN Care Coordinator does care transitions and works with the most complex patients in the practice. Leadership developed new roles for nurses to best use their skills and training.

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    Registered Nurse—Primary Care Job Description

    Here is the job description of the team RN role at one LEAP site, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, reflecting the responsibilities and skills required to work at the top of the RN license. RNs have demonstrated positive clinical outcomes in patients at risk for cardiovascular disease following the implementation of a program that allowed RNs to titrate medications for hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia.

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    Staff Nurse Ambulatory (RN) Job Description

    Learn about the role of the Nurse care manager in diabetes management at one LEAP site, Cambridge Health Alliance–Union Square Family Health. Nurses provide increasing levels of education, support, and “touches” with patients based on the patient’s level of risk and control of A1c's.

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    Clinic Nurse Manager Role Description

    Read a description of the Care Team RN/Nurse care manager role at one LEAP site, West County Health Centers, reflecting the responsibilities and skills required to work at the top of the RN license. Nurse care managers have their own panel of patients who need more support and clinical monitoring to improve health outcomes.

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    Collaborative Care RN Job Description

    Learn about a new role for nurses in primary care that one LEAP site developed. The Collaborative Care Nurse is a team RN who helps patients manage stable chronic diseases and does some patient education and health coaching.

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