- Purpose of Job
- Works collaboratively with physicians and mid-levels as well as other nursing and support staff to provide clinical care and nursing support services to adult patients. Provides nursing expertise as required assessing patient status, administering direct and indirect patient care and monitoring during testing or other procedures.
- Job Requirements
- Graduation from an accredited school or college of nursing with diploma or degree required.
- Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
- Current valid Registered Nurse (RN) License, valid compact multistate license to work in Nebraska or Iowa (work state), or a temporary permit while awaiting licensure required.
- Minimum 1-2 years nursing experience preferred.
- Knowledge of medical terminology and procedures required.
- Knowledge of medicine including recognizing and diagnosed diseases, deformities, and other illnesses.
- Skill to effectively manage time and prioritize tasks.
- Skill to proficiently type information into the computer to capture or detail information quickly.
- Ability to provide caring patient care services when talking with patients and their family members.
- Ability to critically listen to questions from patients and information from providers to convey information effectively.
- Ability to anticipate, recognize, and resolve problems before they occur and avoid bigger problems in the future.
- Ability to problem solve during several daily activities which includes the ability to be flexible.
- Ability to learn and proficiently navigate through computer programs that contain patient information.
- Strong verbal communication skills for positive interaction with providers, staff and patients required.
- Able to follow written and verbal instructions/directions required.
- Physical Requirements
- Weight Demands
- Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
- Physical Activity
- Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
- Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
- Distinguish colors
- Repetitive Motions
- Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
- Job Hazards
- Not Related: - Electrical Shock/Static
- Rare (1-33%):
- Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
- Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
- Occasionally (34%-66%):
- Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
- Explosives (pressurized gas)
- Hazardous Drugs (exposure risks, personal protective equipment required)
- Frequent (67%-100%):
- Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
- Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (Blood or Body Fluid-BBF)
- Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
- Essential Job Functions
- Essential Functions I
Provides clinical care and nursing support.
- Documents all lab, procedures and appointments in medical record.
- Follows up on missed appointment and procedures.
- Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the “Age Specific Criteria”.
Prepares exam rooms and equipment to facilitate treatment and examination of patients by setting up instruments/equipment and stocking supplies.
Prepares patient for provider exam by reviewing medical records, weighing patient, checking vital signs, performing medication reconciliation and obtaining information relevant to patient care.
Assists providers to facilitate patient treatment by retrieving tests and medical records and obtaining lab work as directed.
Dispenses/administers medications at the direction of a provider to patients. Instructs patients and family members regarding education and treatment to ensure patients completely understand how to take the medication correctly.
Assists and/or performs phlebotomy with proper labeling and handling of specimens, accurately completes requisitions, and collects specimens according to standard procedures/protocols and performing and documenting quality control activities.
- May perform I.V. services and provide instruction/education on diagnostic testing.
Ensures accuracy of order entry and completes appropriate documentation without error.
Performs telephone triage to determine patient needs by recording and reporting patient condition to provider and advising patient based on provider instructions.
- Receives and returns patient calls within 90 minutes based on medical priority.
- Accurately records and reports patient's condition according to policy.
- Follows up pending laboratory and diagnostic orders and provides results to physician for review.
- Demonstrates an understanding of normal lab values and diagnostic reports.
- Provides Test Results to patients and instructs on any follow-up measures.
- Handles prescription renewals/inquiries to facilitate patient care. Discusses questions with provider and relays information to pharmacy.
- Handles prescription refills according to department/provider protocols.
- Understands standard clinic medications including indications, benefits and side effects.
At the direction of the provider provides patient and family education to ensure adequate knowledge/awareness and recommends appropriate community resources as needed.
Maintains work areas to ensure healthy environmental conditions by cleaning and organizing equipment and rooms.
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values ~ Living Our Values, and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
Methodist Health System