GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
Responsible for all aspects of patient care. Assists physicians in coordinating patient care.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provides general nursing care to patients. Administers prescribed medications and treatments as prescribed by physician.
2. Observes, records and reports patients condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physicians.
3. Educates patient and family about diagnostic procedures and medications. Teaches patient how to do some of his own care.
4. Greets patients and prepares them for physician examinations. Screens patients for appropriate information. Instructs patients in collection of samples and tests.
5. Maintain and review patient records, charts and other pertinent information. Posts tests and exam results.
6. Responds to and refers incoming patient and physician phone calls.
7. Responsible for all surgery orders to include History and Physical, prescriptions and Lab orders.
8. Adheres to infection control/safety guidelines and confidentiality policies.
9. Supervises specified personnel, which includes Medical Assistants, Receptionists, Scheduler and reports to Assistant Administrator.
10. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.
Education: LPN designation
Experience: One year in Medical office preferred/ Urology experience a plus.
Environmental/Working Conditions: Combination of office and exam settings. Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment. Hepatitis B vaccination and TB test required.
1. Knowledge of basic nursing principals and protocols.
2. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish/maintain a safe work environment.
3. Knowledge of infection control policies.
4. Knowledge of medical chart reporting/records
1. Skill in appropriate assessment and assistance techniques
2. Skill in Universal Precautions and Confidentiality methods.
3. Skill in identifying problems and recommending solutions.
4. Skill in health information management by appropriately charting patient data
1. Ability to work as a team player with physicians and staff.
2. Ability to maintain quality control standards.
3. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
4. Ability to communicate clearly
5. Ability to interact with patients, families, staff and others.