§ Performs nursing care to patients. Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with nursing standards. With Expanded Role LPN will be able to maintain IV's and IV therapy.
§ Provides direct care to patients as well as follow-through care per telephone. Assist physician with interviewing, obtaining vital signs, and performance of physical exams, to include in progress notes: (a) Reason for appointment, (b) Medical history, (c) List of all medications with strength and frequency, and (d) Allergies. To complete history and physical forms per individual physicians protocol.
§ Assess patient needs, via phone and in person, then gives appropriate advice per individual physicians direct or standing order protocol, to include follow-up by direct contact or phone.
§ Prepares equipment and aids Health Care Provider during treatment, examination and testing of patients.
§ Performs procedures such as EKG, venipuncture and ear irrigation.
§ Triages phone calls from patients requesting any type of medical information. Immediately respond to priority phone calls and emergency situations with appropriate assessment and initiation of response to same per physicians orders.
§ Assists PSR staff in scheduling and monitoring patient flow, including keeping scheduling protocols current and efficient per physicians direction.
§ Maintains timely flow of patients.
§ Responsible for on-going patient education.
§ Maintains patient confidentiality. Organizes and follows through on medical reports and records of patients. Accurate and concise documentation in patient file of all patient contact (direct and phone) and physician orders. Documents state provided immunizations in patient file. Assists patient in appropriate insurance pre-authorization and documentation as necessary.
§ Responsible for maintaining nursing skills through continuing education.
§ Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
§ Ability to work as a team member and work well with others.
§ Ability to alter schedule to meet the needs of the clinic patients and to cover for vacations.
§ Coordinate provider’s hospital and nursing home rounds.
§ Supplies exam and procedure rooms along with rotating items on a regular basis. Maintains clean and neat exam areas on a daily basis.
§ Responsible for medication counts, refrigerator temperature and eyewash station checks per protocol.
§ Performs competency requirements as directed by the education department.
§ Performs cleaning and sterilization of medical instruments per protocol, maintains clean areas in the clean utility and linen rooms.
Current license from the State of South Dakota Board of Nursing. CPR certified required, ACLS preferred.
A minimum of one year of nursing experience is desired.