Tri-County Family Medicine

Caring for Our Communities

MAIN FUNCTION:

Assist the provider in providing care for each patient.

REPORTS TO:

CEO/Center Provider/Nursing Supervisor/Director of Operations/Office Manager/Office RN

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Interprets provider’s orders and carries them out while upholding standards of patient care.
  2. Arranges for patient services in the hospital and community and electronically documents them in the patient record.
  3. Demonstrates a caring, sensitive attitude toward patients and families.
  4. Participates in patient and family teaching under the direction of the center provider.
  5. Electronically records and reports patient’s histories, ht, wt., pulse, and BP vital signs.
  6.  Helps to maintain an electronic communication system; i.e., telephone, from the hospital, patient, and family to provider.
  7. Assists with inventory of equipment, supplies, and medications including vaccine inventory from NYSIIS.
  8. Participate in economical utilization of supplies and ensure that equipment is maintained.
  9. Serves as a contributing member of committees as requested.
  10. Attends professional meetings, patient care conferences, and continuing education programs for his/her own development.
  11. Attends required Nursing in-services.
  12. Receives training for all new lab procedures and passes proficiency testing.
  13.  Performs and records routine lab tests and daily quality controls and immediately notifies Center RN or Nursing Supervisor of any abnormalities, passes appropriate yearly internal and external proficiency testing.
  14.  Maintain patient safety through consistent use of universal precautions and other infection control policies and procedures.
  15. Assists the clerical staff with in-office procedures as needed and as directed by the center Office Manager.
  16. Assist with orientation of new staff.
  17. Respond to emergencies according to protocols.
  18. Constructive during quiet times and perform additional duties as requested.
  19. Enter patient immunizations including lot# in the patient medical record.
  20.  Hours may vary as schedules are adjusted. 21. Satisfactorily completes clinical competencies every two (2) years.

EDUCATION:

Graduate of an approved school of nursing with an LPN license to practice in NYS.
Must maintain a current and valid registration certificate.

EXPERIENCE:

Staff nursing in hospitals, public health agencies, or ambulatory care facilities. Proficient computer skills and preferred electronic medical record experience.

CONTACTS:

Patient and family, staff, physicians, sales persons.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Standing and walking most of the day, pushes, pulls, reaches and lifts medium and heavy weights frequently.

WORKING CONDITIONS/HAZARDS:

Exposure to communicable diseases, back strain, and minor injuries from cuts.

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