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Office Nurse - per diem

Description

Under the general supervision of the Practice Director, is responsible for working with the Providers and practice team to coordinate and ensure the delivery of quality care and medical services.

This is a per diem position.

Responsibilities

Supply, Equipment and Medication Coordination

1 Supervises the maintenance of an inventory of supplies and equipment as required to perform clinical services
2 Ensures that emergency equipment is checked and functional
3 Cares, cleans, and sterilizes equipment per instructions or established procedures
4 Ensures hazardous materials are stored, handled, and disposed of in accordance with Hospital policies
5 Ensures vaccines are stored in accordance with standards of the NH Immunization Program
6 Works in collaboration with the Pharmacy Department regarding patients who are in need/eligible for sample medications, adhering to established process of communication and procurement at Huggins pharmacy
7 Orders medical supplies and medications/immunizations as needed and keeps exam rooms and bathrooms stocked

Direct Clinical Care

1 Accurately documents patient's chief complaint, medical history, and vital signs and completes pertinent forms within the Electronic Medical Record and in accordance with the Best Practice Work Flows
2 Prepares/instructs/positions and drapes the patient
3 Performs EKGs, rapid strep screens, pregnancy tests, INR, flu swabs, and other tests that may be ordered by the Physician or Provider in accordance with CLIA waived regulations
4 Performs phlebotomy as needed
5 Assists in minor surgeries and procedures such as pap smears, suturing, dressing changes, catheterizations, skin lesion excision and casting utilizing appropriate aseptic and sterile techniques
6 Provide patients with educational materials in collaboration with the Provider. Instructs patients about medications, diet, and exercise; care plan goals and preventative guidelines specific to the diagnosis
7 Prepares and administers medication as directed by Physician or Provider or as indicated in the patient record
8 Ensures timely telephone assessments, including triage of appropriate care for patients with accurate documentation and prioritized scheduling
9 Orders medications within Hospital policy for refills and prescription processing
10 In collaboration with the patient's Provider, provides nurse visits that enhance compliance with treatment plan goals. Documents each visit so as to allow for appropriate coding and billing

Patient Access and Office Coordination

1 Schedules appointments and completes orders for patients for appointments, procedures, tests, and consultations with other Providers as requested by the Provider
2 Completes and processes referrals, pre-certifications, or pre-approvals as needed
3 Answers the telephone, files, and retrieves records as needed
4 Ensures efficient patient flow and provides timely assessment of patients presenting at the office

Clinical Support

1 Provides clinical support for all Providers and Physicians
2 Assists Providers and Physicians with review of reports and clinical studies
3 Assists Providers and Physicians with communication to patients regarding test results, recommendations, and responses to treatment plans
4 Prepares the examination room with needed supplies, instruments, and equipment, and maintains room in a clean manner
5 Ensures the Providers and Physicians are on schedule being mindful of emergencies and unexpected interruptions
6 Prepares specimens and documentation for processing or transportation to processing facility
7 Ensures vaccines are handled and administered in accordance with standards of the NH Immunization Program with provision for reporting of adverse events
8 Acts as a clinical leader and a mentor in the practice providing feedback and guidance to Medical Assistants
9 Communicates clinical education needs to the Practice Coordinator and Practice Director in an effort to optimize functional team capacity
10 Works with Practice Director and Practice Coordinator to improve and/or implement clinical workflows within the practice
11 Works with Care Coordinators and Quality Management liaisons to help close identified patient care gaps; inspire clinical teams to strive for targeted quality goals; and link patients and their family members to resources for optimal care compliance

Qualifications

Qualifications

Education: Completion of RN or LPN program

Experience: One year office experience preferred

NH RN or LPN license

BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required

Office Nurse - per diem

Huggins Hospital
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
Per Diem

Published on 01/17/2022

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