Position Summary: A nonexempt position responsible for nursing care under the supervision of physicians and/or RN and within the appropriate scope of practice. Performs the functions associated with the clinical aspect of a patient visit in Primary Care. Direct patient care, documentation, administration of medications and injections, minor laboratory testing, and communication with patients, health care providers, insurers, pharmacies and fellow staff.Direct Patient Care:Escort patients to exam rooms.Review patient charts to anticipate health needs and organize flow.Obtain and record patient vital signs.Provide direct patient care services per scope of primary care practice.Perform required tests at the direction of the provider.Assist providers in performing exams, diagnostic procedures and treatments.Gather and relay instructions and information between providers, patients and families.Administration of Medications and InjectionsProvide basic care as ordered by providers. Administer medications and treatments as directed and per scope of practice guidelines including injections (allergy, immunizations, and therapeutic).Review medications at time of visit as directed by provider.Maintain inventory of and order medications and medical supplies with attention to expiration dates and infection prevention guidelines.Telephone ManagementReturn patient calls per direction of provider.Collect patient information and communicate with providers for direction.Work in tandem with secretaries to schedule office and referral appointments.Prior authorization/referral information to insurers.CompliancePerform quality assurance and CLIA waive testing as directed.Comply with all PCA policies and procedures.Comply with standard HIPAA, OSHA and JCAHO regulations.Patient EducationPromote wellness by providing materials and communicating physician advice/instructions.Provide patient education at the direction of the provider and/or RNLaboratory TestingCollect and/or prepare specimens for laboratory analysis. Record and maintain appropriate laboratory tracking logs.Electronic RecordkeepingDocument interventions, patient/family responses, medication dispensed/prescribed, and testing results in electronic medical records (EMR). Monitor and follow up on electronic messaging promptly and accurately with appropriate documentation.
Qualifications:1. Education: Fulfills the requirements to be a Licensed Practical Nurse in NY State2. Experience: Minimum six months of LPN experience preferred. Outpatient primary care and/or pediatric (if applicable) experience preferred.3. License/Certification Required: New York State licensed practical nurse. Current American Heart Association CPR and AED certification (BLS for Healthcare Providers). 4. Skills:
Knowledge of age-specific medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. 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 infection prevention, infectious disease management and control and safety standards.
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