Licensed Practical Nurse

Full Time
Rockland County
Posted 1 year ago

Job Features

Job CategoryBiomedical
Job Description:Responsible for the delivery of patient care in an office setting; providing patient teaching and directing and guiding the activities of ancillary personnel while maintaining the standards of professional nursing.
Roles and Responsibilities• Collaborates with members of the care team including primary care physicians, specialists, clinical staff, office staff, hospital staff, care managers and others to determine the patient's healthcare needs • Respects confidentiality and is HIPAA compliant in all aspects of communication regarding patient, Practice and staff members • Functions as a member of a team committed to quality patient care • Demonstrates good judgment in escalating difficult situations and people to management personnel • Reports patient safety issues/concerns to a supervisor or director of nursing and documents appropriately • Assesses patients for presence of pain and documents in the patient's EHR • Assesses patients for tobacco use/ readiness to quit and documents in the patient's EHR • Reconciles patient medications and communicates discrepancies to Physician for final verification • Maintains medications in department according to Medication Management policies and procedures, completes Medication Area Inspections monthly • Prepares prescriptions and facilitates renewals to pharmacies at the direction of the Physician, according to NYS prescription guidelines • Conducts pre-authorization activities and/or ensures completion of pre-authorization for patient specific medications or services • Demonstrates proficiency in skills necessary to safely maintain peripheral IV infusion • Demonstrates proficiency in phlebotomy • Labels specimens in the presence of the patient per policy and procedure • Responds to and assists Physicians with in-office emergencies • Answers telephone messages and documents in telephone template appropriately, schedules procedures, instructs patients on medication changes, contacts cancellations as needed • Schedules appointments for patients. • Registers patients for Next MD and responds to email messages in the patient's electronic health record (EHR) • Documents all patient encounters, prescription renewals, treatments and procedures completed utilizing the appropriate templates • Reinforces and documents all patient teaching under the direction of the Provider or RN •Assists with the completion of necessary consent forms •Assists with procedures as required and chaperones the provider during exams or procedures as necessary •Verbalizes an understanding of the Universal Protocol/Time Out Verification procedure and completes checklist as required •Maintains supply inventories and equipment necessary for the effective performance of the job and stocks rooms prior to each session. •Ensures that waste is emptied at the beginning of each session, following established guidelines for the safe handling and disposal of medical waste •Assists in the orientation of new clinical personnel •Participates in Practice Performance Improvement activities •Verbalizes an understanding of their role in identifying and reporting suspected abuse according to policy and procedure •Performs other tasks as required for the effective and efficient functioning of the Practice when directed to do so by Supervisory and Managerial personnel
Qualifications:Education: Preferred LPN Program or better in Nursing.
Licenses & Certifications:Licensed Practical Nurse

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