SoutheastHEALTH LPN - Office in Cape Girardeau, Missouri
LPN - Office
Nursing - Other
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Gastroenterology Services Full-Time
Day ShiftThe Office Nurse: Promotes and restores patients’ health by completing the nursing process at a level commensurate with the clinical skill and licensure; collaborating with providers and multidisciplinary team members; providing physical and psychological support to meet the individual and population specific needs of patients, friends and families; supervising assigned team membersBegin
Review patient charts for next day to have a foundation for visit expectations
Prepare patients for examination (vitals, medication reconciliation, collection of medical histories, preventative maintenance data collection, etc.)
Assists provider with examinations
Call in prescriptions and refills for clinic patients (including controlled substances). Note: the nurse cannot call in medication orders for inpatients. Utilizes the electronic health record for electronic submission of prescriptions whenever possible
Triage phone calls and document in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) patient clinical concerns
Perform diagnostic procedures and treatments as ordered (EKG, IM, SQ, lab draws, immunizations, weight checks, blood pressure checks, dressing changes, Waived testing, etc)
Obtain pre-certifications and permits for procedures
Coordinates the scheduling of procedures and exams for patients when ordered by provider
Educates the patients on procedures and prep instructions when procedures are scheduled
Review incoming clinical reports for abnormals and keeps the provider informed
Keep drug cabinet organized and stocked with current expiration dates documented in the logs
Assist with office duties as required (answer phones, filing/scanning documents in patient charts, tracking preventative maintenance, etc.)
Identifies patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements
Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families
Promotes patient’s independence by teaching patient, friends and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions
Resolves patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel when indicated
Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against benchmark standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following hospital and nursing philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, CMS and the Joint Commission
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration, storage procedures, and cleaning of patient care equipment
Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department electronic health records
Maintains continuity among nursing teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs in the electronic health record system
Maintains nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results
Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies / committees
Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; participating in team problem-solving methods
Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling in repairs according to policy to ensure patient safety
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
The GI Office Nurse may also be trained to set up and assist the provider with:
Perform other duties as assigned, and/or possibly be assigned to other clinical/satellite locations as needed
Must be a Registered Nurse or a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Missouri.
BSN is preferred.
Certification in a related discipline is recommended.
Computer skills necessary; EPM/EMR preferred.
Physician office experience preferred.
Must be able to read, write and speak English.
BLS is required by completion of orientation and must be maintained for this position