|Nurse - LPN - Pediatric Clinic|
POSITION SUMMARY: Works with the Doctor and/or Nurse Practitioner in performing office procedures and exams. Works with patients and their families to optimize clinical care. Keeps track of tests ordered and ensures results are documented and filed properly. Orders and organizes supplies keeping outdated medicines discarded. Ensures exam rooms are properly equipped and cleaned. Administers vaccines and the Vaccine for Children Program.
- High school graduate or equivalent
- Graduate of an accredited nursing program
- Physician Office experience preferred but not required
Minimum Field of Expertise:
- Ability to plan, organize and perform nursing care
- Knowledge of new trends and techniques
- Works as an effective member of the healthcare team
- Communicates professionally
- CEU’s to maintain nursing License
- Moderate physical efforts (lift up to 30 lbs)
- Frequent prolonged standing/walking/sitting
- Occasionally lifting patient, supplies equipment
- Manual dexterity and mobility
- Occasional reaching/stooping/bending
Required protective equipment:
- Universal precautions as indicated
- Ability to see clearly at 20 feet or more
- Ability to see clearly at 20 feet or less
- Ability to see peripherally
- Subject to multiple interruptions and stressful situations
- Frequent pressure due to multiple phone calls
DUTIES OF OFFICE NURSE – PEDIATRIC CLINIC
- Function as a liaison between doctor, family and patient.
- Vaccines – follow the vaccines for children protocol; Maintain the electronic registry data for the VFC program; perform monthly reports and audits; order vaccine to maintain adequate supplies; perform patient/parent teaching of the various vaccine options.
- Injections - allergy-walk in basis: make sure last injection response is checked first before proceeding with allergy schedule. Be familiar with the different allergist’s protocols.
- Interview patients, take appropriate history, vital signs, weight, visual, hearing screen and other examinations as required by presenting condition/complaint.
- Assist Doctor as needed with procedures. Have patient sign permit making sure all questions are answered.
- Transport/secure x-rays and lab results and any correspondence pertaining to office patients, or correspondence from the hospital.
- Review ER sheets received daily and follow up as indicated.
- Take messages from patients/guardian - discuss with Doctor/Nurse Practitioner and relay orders back to patient/guardian.
- Pull charts for abnormal test results and refer to Doctor for review.
- Call patients back with test results; Mail letters if needed, informing patients of test results.
- Medication refills - review chart, discuss with Doctor, call/fax pharmacy with refills.
- Triage phone calls regarding illness, complaints or concerns from patients. Follow the approved guidelines for telephone advice.
- Perform peak flows and waived tests per approved procedure and document
Demonstrates competency in performing vision and hearing screening utilizing available equipment.
Demonstrates competency in performing nebulizer treatments per protocol.
Answer numerous questions of patients/guardian; supply appropriate patient teaching handouts.
- Answer phone/schedule patients to see Doctor or Nurse Practitioner.
- Schedule patients for referrals to other physicians via telephone and written correspondence.
- Fill out appropriate insurance referral forms and instruct family on referral process.
- Copy pertinent information from patient charts to take to referring Doctor.
- Take and return calls from the hospital after conferring with doctor.
- Take detailed history of any patient with any type of injury listing date of accident, exactly how accident happened, etc.
- Cross check all ancillary orders with yellow copy of original order to ensure all tests are done and results received. Call appropriate department and or patient/family if results are not back.
- Inventory/order supplies as needed.
- Organize/stock rooms.
- Check and order drug samples; pull those to expire first to front of cabinet.
- Check temperature of refrigerator/freezer daily - document.
- Organize patient charts in appropriate order.
- Thin charts when necessary, pulling unnecessary information and placing in another chart to back files.
- Prepare used instruments per approved procedure and transport to CS.
- Assist other office personnel with appropriate coding for diagnosis.
- Transport soiled laundry to Central Service.
- Complete appropriate slips to order, lab, x-rays, etc.
- Complete FMLA paperwork.
- Know and follow universal precautions.
- Maintain patient safety and confidentiality.
- Perform all duties professionally, reflecting well upon the Provider, the clinic, and the Hospital.