Performs nursing procedures under supervision of doctor or nurse. Collects and documents patient data (weight, vital signs, allergies, meds, chief complaint, pain). Offers input into the plan of care; educates patient in plan of care. Screens telephone calls from patients and evaluates for referral. Arranges outside laboratory tests. Manages time wisely. Performs as a team nurse with faculty and resident physician team members; works with physicians and nurses as clinic schedule dictates. Reports ideas, concerns, and problems to Manager/Coordinator. Works with patient callbacks, refills, results, referring doctor letters, etc., pulling chats and filing charts. Prepares equipment for diagnosis and treatment; prepares patients. Performs tests, treatments, and screenings, and assists with examinations and minor surgery; sets up and assist with procedures; cleans and sterilizes instruments and equipment as needed. Performs waived category lab test. Administers medications and immunizations according to established guidelines. Runs laboratory controls and keeps lab logs. Assists in inventory of clinical supplies; checks expiration dates; maintains clean, well-equipped exam rooms, laboratory and procedure room. Documents treatments, results, meds, procedures and instructions. Performs business office duties, charge entry, scheduling.
*Medical assistant certification required.
*Previous experience in an ambulatory care setting is preferred.
*Must possess good nursing assessment and judgment skills. Must have good communication and documentation skills. Must have the ability and desire to function well with faculty, resident physicians, nursing staff, other staff, and outside health care agencies and providers. Must readily understand verbal and written instructions; must be able to explain them clearly to patients.
*Little or no physical effort or strenuous activity other than incidental walking, standing, bending and reaching, and carrying of light loads (one to five pounds).
*Must be able to work under stress and to adapt to changing conditions.
*Job duties involve the potential for exposure to blood and body fluids.