Physician Office Nurse- WellSpan Pediatric Medicine- South George Street- Part Time (Evenings)

Wellspan Health System
York, PA
Apr 17, 2018
Apr 18, 2018
Full Time
General Summary: Under the general supervision of the Clinical Nursing Coordinator and/or the Practice Manager, provides safe, therapeutic and efficient care and services to patients. Functions as a member of the health care team at an intermediate nursing level to assist in the planning and implementation of patient care based upon sound nursing judgment, clinical preparation, knowledge, skills and experience. Nursing care is provided in accordance with the provisions of the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. In addition, serves as a nursing resource for clinical staff and may serve as the key clinical contact in the absence of the Clinical Coordinator by providing support to clinical staff scheduling and competency oversight of entry level clinicians. Duties and Responsibilities: 1 Performs specialized procedures, examinations and/or tests as ordered, such as non-stress tests, assists with spinal taps, urinary catheterization, diabetic foot exams, and insertion of IVs. 2 In collaboration with physician, provides extensive health education, counseling and advice to patients and families on topics such as life style changes, cholesterol lowering diets, diabetic control etc. Effectively assesses patient educational needs, prioritizes patients learning needs, identifies barriers to learning, develops teaching plans, and uses various educational tools to activate the non-compliant patient. 3 Tracks, reviews and monitors follow-up of diagnostic test results, under the direction of the provider. Provides related education, counseling, ongoing review and monitoring regarding diagnostic tests (ie, INR results in Anticoagulation Clinic) in collaboration with the provider. Assists in the management of patient care between visits. (ie, prenatal care) 4 Following defined protocols, independently assesses patients/callers health status based upon presenting symptoms. Determines the urgency for care and directs patient/caller to most appropriate level of care, or an acceptable alternative venue for care of patients with acute problems should access not be readily available at the practice. Seeks provider advice appropriately. 5 Serves as a facilitator for Shared Medical Appointments. Performs the responsibilities of the Physician Office Clinician as outlined below: 6 Obtains and documents reason for visit, patient vital signs, including temperature, blood pressure, weight, respirations, pulse and BMI. 7 Assists providers with examinations, procedures and other processes related to direct patient care. 8 Collects specimens as directed by provider. Uses appropriate equipment and protocols for collecting, handling, testing, and preparing for transportation to lab including proper identification, storage procedures and techniques. 9 Assures all patient care areas are adequately stocked with unexpired supplies and medications. 10 Prepares patients for scheduled procedures by assuring patient is appropriately gowned and instruments and supplies are set-up. Uses Universal Precautions. Sterilizes instruments, equipment and supplies as required. Handles and stores instruments, equipment and supplies appropriately. 11 Arranges for patients ordered diagnostic and therapeutic services by completing necessary paperwork and scheduling appointments. 12 Maintains patient records to ensure an accurate record of the patients medical treatment. 13 Prepares and administers vaccines, medications and controlled substances/narcotics as prescribed by the provider and as certified competencies permit. Asks prescribed screening questions, identifies risks and contraindications, questions and observes for appropriate responses. 14 Documents and processes prescription requests and refills per provider order. Department Description: The WellSpan Medical Group is a large multi-specialty group spanning across south central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. WellSpan Medical Group Providers and staff work together to offer care and treatment for conditions ranging from simple to complex. We employ a large array of specialists and experts to meet the needs of the communities we serve. The WellSpan Medical Group is proud of our collaborative culture and strong commitment to patients, families and visitors. Please click here to learn more about WellSpan Medical Group or here to learn more about this practice. Required Skills * Current PA LPN (or RN) License * Strong communication skills * Models team work * Strong computer skills * BCLS certification SDL2017