Coordinates and oversees general nursing care to ambulatory patients in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, under the supervision of a Physician or Registered Nurse. Ensures that the Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Nurses are assigned appropriate LPN or Certified OMA support to safely and efficiently provide patient care. These functions are performed in accordance all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.
Education/Training:High School graduate or equivalent GED. Graduate of an accredited School of Practical Nursing.
Experience:Three (3) years of work experience in a health care setting, preferably in an ambulatory Orthopaedic care setting
License/Certification/Registration:Current state license as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia, or any combination as required based on work location (s). Basic Life Support (BLS) /Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification through the American Heart Association (AHA)
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:Knowledge of principles and skills needed for practical nursing to provide patient care and treatment. Knowledge of examinations, diagnostic, and treatment room procedures. Knowledge of medications and their effect on patients. Ability to calculate dosages as needed. Skill in administering a variety of treatments and medication, as directed. Ability to take vital signs and maintain records, computers skills and aptitude, and prefer experience with EHR systems. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to maintain a safe work environment. Good personal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patient, medical staff, and the public. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinates and prepares the weekly staffing schedule for the ambulatory practice at MGUH and the McLean and Chevy Chase satellite locations. Adjusts the staffing schedule as needed to take into account unscheduled leave.
Provides direct supervision of the Certified OMA staff with regard to performance of their essential job functions. Provides oversight to the CMA's to ensure efficient, safe and timely patient flow throughout the clinic.
Provide orientation and training for new CMA's ensuring that appropriate care is provided to patients seen in the ambulatory practice and that MGUH and Orthopaedic Surgery policies and procedures are followed.
Assists physicians, Nurse Practitioners and RN's with a wide range of Orthopaedic healthcare services and procedures. Removes dressings, bandages, sutures, cast and reapplies as directed.
Functions as a Super User for the Electronic Health Record and assists with training and orientation for new staff and Physicians. Attends training sessions and communicates back to staff and physicians.
Orders supplies for the ambulatory practice ensuring that supply levels are adequate to safely and efficiently provide care.
Assists Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and RN's with the preparation of equipment and supplies for procedures and treatments. Assists during treatment, examination and testing of patients
Labels and maintains proper storage for specimens and tests
Performs personnel management functions for the clinical area to include but not limited to: interviewing, hiring, scheduling, coaching, counseling and evaluating clinical employees.
Provides patient education for care and treatment as directed, using written materials and handouts when available.
Performs quality control checks and tests as directed after completing appropriated competencies.
Prepares examination rooms and oversees the restocking of treatment area supplies and equipment.
Contributes to the implementation of clinic objectives and quality assurance programs
Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
Enhances patient satisfaction by providing concerned, personal, prompt and courteous customer service that supports the patients' right to dignity and privacy.
Performs other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and is not to be considered as all-inclusive.
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