RN Physician Office
General Summary of Position Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the quality of care to patients during episodic and chronic visits. Assists physicians(s) in all diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and provides education, counseling, and support to patients and their families. Qualifications EDUCATION: Valid RN license in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia. EXPERIENCE: 1 year related nursing experience, preferably in an ambulatory health setting or related specialty involving substantial public contact. LICENSE/CERT/REG: Valid RN license in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia, or any combination as required based on work location(s). CPR certification required. SKILLS: Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Assesses the educational needs of patients related to their condition. Develops and/or implements a health education plan for each patient/family unit and for groups of patients. Assists physician(s) with data collection. Collaborates as part of the primary medical care team to formulate and document ambulatory care plans for patients and families. Communicates patient's clinical information clearly and accurately in verbal and written format. Assures that medical record is current, accurate, and contains appropriate documentation. Completes nursing assessments and conducts ongoing assessments of patients and families. Evaluates patient progress, conveys information to the physician and coordinates appropriate follow up actions. Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations. Participates in policy and procedure development and training. Ensures that laboratory specimens are properly labeled, necessary paperwork is completed, and specimens are sent to the appropriate laboratory. Documents and files all laboratory results. Implements medical orders and the primary medical care plan for each patient. Dispenses, monitors, orders, and administers (by mouth, injection, or IV) in accordance with physician's plan of care. Performs venipuncture to obtain blood samples for testing and other duties within the standards of practice. Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams. Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts. May serve as the primary backup for the duties and responsibilities of other positions at the site. Prepares patients for physical examination and/or specimen collection. Assists physician(s) with invasive and noninvasive procedures and examinations. Processes telephone inquiries, performs telephone triage, and documents patient phone calls. Records services and diagnosis on patient's encounter form to facilitate appropriate billing. About MedStar HealthMedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, DC, region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.