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Physician Office Nurse- WellSpan Internal Medicine- Washington S

Physician Office Nurse- WellSpan Internal Medicine- Washington Street (Gettysburg)
Tracking Code
47745

Job Description



General Summary:Under the general supervision of the Clinical Nursing Coordinator and/or the Practice Manager, provides safe, therapeutic and efficient care and services to patients. Functions as a member of the health care team at an intermediate nursing level to assist in the planning and implementation of patient care based upon sound nursing judgment, clinical preparation, knowledge, skills and experience. Nursing care is provided in accordance with the provisions of the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. In addition, serves as a nursing resource for clinical staff and may serve as the key clinical contact in the absence of the Clinical Coordinator or Clinical Team Lead by providing support for clinical staff scheduling and competency oversight of clinicians.


Duties and Responsibilities:1 Performs specialized procedures, examinations and/or tests as ordered, such as, urinary catheterization, and insertion of intravenous lines (IV) with an approved IV certification training. 2 In collaboration with Physician/APC, reinforces health education, counseling, and advice to patients and families on topics such as healthy life style changes. Effectively assesses patient educational needs, prioritizes patients learning needs, identifies barriers to learning, and uses various educational tools to encourage the non-adherent patient. 3 Tracks, reviews, and monitors the follow-up of diagnostic test results to ensure the physician/APC have verified results and patient has been notified. Provides related education, counseling, ongoing review, and monitoring regarding diagnostic tests (i.e., INR results in Anticoagulation Clinic) under the collaboration of the Physician/APC. Assists in the management of patient care between visits. 4 Assesses patients/callers health status based upon presenting symptoms and follows defined protocols. Determines the urgency for care and directs patient/caller to the most appropriate level of care. Should access not be readily available at the practice, will direct patient/caller to an acceptable alternative venue of care. Seeks Physician/APC advice appropriately.Performs the responsibilities of the Physician Office Nurse as outlined below: 5 Obtains and documents reason for visit and patient vital signs to include both pain scale and pulse oximetry as appropriate. 6 Assists Physician/APC with examinations, procedures and other processes related to direct patient care. 7 Collects specimens as directed by Physician/APC. Uses appropriate equipment and protocols for collecting, handling, testing, labeling, and preparing for transportation to lab including proper identification, storage procedures and techniques. 8 Ensures all patient care areas are adequately stocked with unexpired supplies and medications. 9 Prepares patients for scheduled procedures by assuring patient is undressed and appropriately gowned. 10 Assesses sterility of instruments, ensures they are intact, and supplies are set-up. 11 Sterilizes instruments, equipment, and supplies as required, when applicable. Handles and stores instruments, equipment and supplies appropriately. 12 Completes necessary paperwork, prior authorizations and/or scheduling of appointments for patients who are ordered diagnostic and therapeutic services. 13 Maintains patient records to ensure accurate documentation of the patients medical treatment. 14 Adheres to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. 15 Prepares and administers vaccines, medications, and controlled substances/narcotics as prescribed by the Physician/APC and as certified competencies permit. Utilizes the Six Rights of Medication Administration. Asks prescribed screening questions, identifies risks and contraindications, questions and observes for appropriate responses or adverse reactions. 16 Documents and processes prescription requests and refills per Physician/APC order and or policy. 17 Uses Universal Precautions with every patient and visitor encounter.Department Description:



The WellSpan Medical Group is a large multi-specialty group spanning across south central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. WellSpan Medical Group Providers and staff work together to offer care and treatment for conditions ranging from simple to complex. We employ a large array of specialists and experts to meet the needs of the communities we serve. The WellSpan Medical Group is proud of our collaborative culture and strong commitment to patients, families and visitors.





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About WellSpan:


WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multi-specialty medical group of more than 850 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 160 patient care locations. The region's only accredited Level 1 Trauma Center and Primary Stroke Center with an endovascular neurosurgery program. WellSpan is consistently recognized by IMS Health as one of the Top 100 Integrated Health Networks in the United States and has been recognized by Health Imaging and IT as one of the nation's "Top 25 Connected Healthcare Facilities." IMS Health is the leading provider of information services and technology for the healthcare industry.





The Community:


WellSpan Health facilities are located in multiple counties across south central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland, all offering an ideal living environment to match the quality of work-life balance you're seeking. The area offers abundant outdoor and cultural activities, including restaurants, theatre, golf courses, hiking trails, water sports and historic tours. Additionally, our communities are a short drive from several, large metropolitan areas including the Baltimore/DC metro area and Philadelphia.





If you value a strong sense of community, the more palatable pace of rural living, and the convenience of a workplace close to home, you'll realize the advantages of considering WellSpan Health as part of your future.






Required Skills




+ Current PA LPN (or RN) License


+ Strong communication skills


+ Models team work


+ Strong computer skills


+ BCLS certification




Job Location


Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States


Position Type


Full-Time/Regular



Schedule


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Additional Scheduling Info


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