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LPN/Surgical Coordinator

Lafayette, LA Lafayette, LA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time

Nursing /clinical coordinator Duties:

  1. Learn all duties of at least SA 4 and lower

    1. Able to consult / pre-op/ recover/ discharge/ patient if needed and fill in for surgical assistants if needed (therefore needs to know all their duties

  2. Manage all back office employees (surgical assistant including central sterilization) and their schedules

  3. Start IV’s if needed, monitor, and assist with sedations and medical emergencies

  4. Maintain IV Drug log and make sure it corresponds with orders and usage exactly, including overall drug count at the end of each day

  5. Coordinates medical emergencies in the office for staff enrichment and making sure assistants are certified in CPR & ACLS

  6. Help coordinate Dr. schedules

    1. Lunches

      1. Arranges lunches with other referring docs

    2. Hospital surgeries

      1. Maintains and updates all correct paperwork needed to schedule surgeries at outpatient or inpatient facility

        1. H and P forms

        2. Clearances

        3. Surgery Orders

        4. Consents

      2. Facilitates correct insurance procedure and diagnosis codes so that insurance is verified, predetermined, and filed correctly

      3. Calls and finds surgery time /room to do the case

      4. Coordinates other assistant MD and /or SAs schedule to assist

      5. Arranges for correct surgical supplies/ equipment needed if applicable

      6. Make sure all necessary charts are completed and brought to the hospital for surgery including photo’s, panorex and prescriptions

    3. Office surgeries

      1. Maintains and updates all back office surgical forms and protocol with coordination of MDs

  7. Order and maintain back office medical and surgical supplies and equipment

    1. Including crash cart, emergency

    2. Includes shopping our supplies to suppliers every 6 months to ensures the most affordable costs for us

    3. Keeps track of expiration dates for all supplies and drugs

    4. Makes sure all equipment in surgery rooms work properly and replace if needed

  8. Maintains a list of consults seen by the MDs and keep track of patients that have “tx pending XXXX”

    1. Keeps track and takes care of clearances (consults) pending

    2. Keeps track of labs/cultures pending

    3. Keeps track of medical clearances, INR Levels, Medication protocols before surgeries are scheduled

    4. Advising patients on medication instructions prior to surgeries

    5. Make sure consults are pulled back in a timely manner and arrange columns to the appropriate trained assistant

    6. Keeps track of all assistant’s consults to make sure all necessary paperwork is sent off to the general dentist, etc.

    7. Make sure all consult tickets are completed and sent to the front office for check out

  9. Handles biopsy patients

    1. Keeps a record of biopsy patients

    2. Obtains results and scans in computer

    3. Calls patients with results if needed

    4. Reappoints patients after results

    5. Generates letter to RD or primary care

  10. Call patients post operatively if needed

  11. OSHA

    1. Handles OSHA guidelines and keeps all employee trainings current

    2. Coordinates mock inspections

Nursing Abilities Required for application:

  1. Able to type

  2. Organized/Clean

  3. Licensed Nurse with clinical/surgical knowledge preferable

  4. Exceptional communication skills

  5. Exceptional organization skills

  6. Communicates via email and text and has a basic understanding of microsoft office

  7. Managerial experience with dedicated commitment that can prove strong leadership

Lafayette, LA

Busy oral surgery practice

Address

Lafayette, LA
70506 USA

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