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Company: Ardent Health Services
Location: Westwood
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Essential Functions:

  • Under the supervision of the Clinical Coordinator and/or Director of Clinical Operations, screen, interview, counsel and provide direct patient care. Document all clinical observations, findings, and services provided in the patient's electronic medical record (EMR). Report all abnormal observations and findings to the appropriate medical provider in a timely manner verbally or via skype
  • Obtain and document all vital signs including height, weight, blood pressure, temperature, respiration, pulse, pain assessment, body mass index (BMI), and last menstrual period (LMP). Assist patients in completing assessment forms including, but not limited to, Consents, Depression (PHQ), Functional Assessment and Patient Education Tool, as per Center protocols
  • Administer medications and treatments, and fulfilling specific orders designated by the practitioners (immunizations, PPD, Inhalation Treatments, etc.) according to nursing standard and Center protocols

  • Administer and appropriately document the following tests and procedures as ordered by providers including but not limited to: EKGs, CLIA waived Testing and Venipuncture /obtaining Labs Specimens. Assist with examinations and procedures (i.e. colposcopy, pelvic exam, urinary catheterization, endometrial biopsies, LEEP, IUD insertions, etc.), as needed and as per national standards and Center protocols
  • Conduct patient education and demonstrate proper use of assisted devices including walkers, canes and crutches; escorting patients when necessary
  • Responsible for retrieving appropriate laboratory, diagnostic and radiology reports as requested
  • Assist in transporting paperwork, and other materials between sites when appropriate
  • Review Rx, Results and Office voicemail folders daily and the, Nurse/ physician pools, daily for tasks, follow-ups as assigned, send Urgent Lab Recall and Missed Appointment letters, as required
  • Responsible for notifying Clinical Coordinator of supply and medication shortages in a timely manner for ordering and replenishment of supplies
  • Immediately notify the Clinical Coordinator, Office Manager or Clinical Director about any equipment malfunctioning
  • Responsible for cleaning, disinfecting, sterilization and maintaining clinical equipment and medical instruments as per protocol
  • Responsible for preparing and organizing the supplies in the examination rooms. This includes preparing examination table; ensuring that supplies are not expired and are maintained in an organized manner in cabinets; ensuring that all necessary equipment and supplies are readily available for the practitioner's use.
  • Maintain refrigerator, freezer and ambient room temperature logs and CLIA waived test logs daily
  • Practice within the scope of practice of The Licensed Practical nurse in accordance with The State of New Jersey, Board of Nursing and the current Joint Commission's Nation Patient Safety Goals
  • Assist Clinical Coordinator by monitoring patient intake flow and appointments to ensure timely scheduled provider visits

  • Assist Clinical Coordinator by monitoring and participating in Quality Improvement and Care Coordination activities as directed by the Clinical Director
  • Serve as back up and coverage of the Clinical Coordinator for lunch breaks and unscheduled/ scheduled PTO
  • Communicate with clinical, clerical, and managerial staff to provide continuity of patient care Practice accepted infection control measures in accordance with OSHA Blood Bone Pathogens Standards, and Center policies and procedures
  • Attend health center and network meetings, as required and assigned
  • Report any unusual occurrences or problems in a timely manner to Unit Coordinator or Clinical Director
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned

Minimum Education

  • Graduate of Accredited Nursing School Program

Minimum Work Experience

  • 1 year experience working as a nurse

Required Licenses/Certifications

  • NJ LPN license required
  • BLS certification

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Previous experience in Nursing with both Adult and Pediatric patients
  • Ability to multitask, can work in a fast-paced clinical environment, can engage patients, peers, and supervisors in a dedicated, comforting, respectful and effective way and has the ability to adapt to change.
  • Working experience with electronic medical records (EMR) software.
  • Basic skills in a Microsoft environment: MS Outlook, Word and Excel.

Keywords: Ardent Health Services, Tenafly , LPN, Other , Westwood, New Jersey

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