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Clinic Nurse - LPN or RN
Oklahoma Arthritis Center Enid, OK

Clinic Nurse - LPN or RN

Oklahoma Arthritis Center
Enid, OK
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Salary:

Oklahoma Arthritis Center (OAC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and considers all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.


Job Summary:

Responsible for nursing care under the supervision of physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners.


Essential Functions:

  • Obtain, verify and record health history of patients.
  • Gather pertinent health data through physical assessments.
  • Room patients.
  • Provide basic patient care as ordered by providers.  Administer medications, which may include subcutaneous or intramuscular injections, and treatments as directed by physicians or physician assistants.
  • Assist providers in performing exams, procedures and treatments.
  • Adhere to infection control and safety guidelines to include cleaning exam rooms between patients, sterilizing equipment and supplies, using germicides, sterilizer and autoclave.
  • Accurately and completely document assessments, interventions, patient/family responses, medications dispensed/prescribed and test results in medical record.
  • Observe patients and report adverse reactions to medication or treatment to medical personnel in charge.
  • May be required to perform phlebotomy duties.
  • Educate and instruct patients about self-administered medications.
  • Promote wellness by providing patient education materials, communicating physician advice/instructions.
  • Order, sort and store supplies and restock exam rooms.
  • Answer telephone calls and messages from patients to include relaying instructions to patients or family member and provide pertinent information.
  • Accurately relay prescription information to pharmacies.
  • Fulfill clerical responsibilities as assigned which may include sending or receiving patient medical records; obtaining lab, x-ray, hospital notes, referral information, etc.; completing forms for pre-certifications and/or pre-authorization for medication and/or procedures.
  • Ensure patient confidentiality and follow HIPAA guidelines.
  • Check and resolve assigned tasks in EMR program.
  • Assist co-workers as needed.
  • Responsible for neatness of work area to include stocking and cleaning.
  • Be productive when faced with any “down time” during work hours.
  • Maintain emotional control and diplomacy at all times.
  • Maintain open and positive lines of communication.
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate sensible and efficient use of equipment and supplies by limiting waste, spoilage or damage.


Performance Requirements:


Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology.
  • Familiarity with health care systems, regulations, policies and functions. Understanding of documentation standards.
  • Knowledge of equipment, supplies and materials needed for medical treatment.
  • Understanding of basic laboratory procedures including preparation and screening.
  • Knowledge of infectious disease management and control and safety standards.


Skills:

  • Skill in reading and following written and oral medical orders.
  • Skill in initiating appropriate emergency procedures.
  • Skill in handling a number of tasks simultaneously.
  • Skill in computers.  Type at least 40 WPM.


Abilities: 

  • Ability to use manual dexterity to perform medical treatments.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and diverse patient populations.
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations for drug dosages.


Qualifications: 

  • Current LPN or RN license.
  • AllScripts EMR experience preferred.
  • Clinic experience preferred.


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment.
  • Physical ability to sit, perform data entry and view computer screen for long periods at a time.
  • Daily standing, walking, bending, and maneuvering.
  • May require lifting up to 50 pounds or more to transfer and/or turn patient with and without assistive devices.


Environmental Conditions:

  • Occasional exposure to communicable diseases and biohazards.
  • This is a safety sensitive position.


Travel Requirements: 

Travel may be required.

 

Scheduled Working Hours:

Normal work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Fridays. Hours may vary depending upon the needs of the position, department, and clinic.


Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change from time to time, with or without notice.


Equipment Operated:

Computer, stethoscope, echocardiography (EKG) machine, automated external defibrillator (AED), blood pressure cuff, and other nursing items. May involve use of walkers, wheelchairs, pulse oximetry and oxygen tanks.

Address

Oklahoma Arthritis Center

Enid, OK
73701 USA

Industry

Healthcare

Posted date

19 hours ago

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