Responsible for providing professional nursing care and patient education to clinic patients under supervision of providers. Staffs the Behavioral Clinic. Follows provider instructions and standing orders. Works in collaboration with providers to minimize avoidable emergency room visits and hospital readmissions.
Must be a licensed practical nurse. Needs to be culturally sensitive to the diverse FHCB population. Exhibits and promotes a standard of excellence in the performance of all duties and interactions with patients, co-workers, and outside contacts.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assesses patients’ general condition and take vital signs and weight, and document the electronic medical record.
- Assist provider with examinations, diagnostic procedures and treatments.
- Provide basic patient care as ordered.
- Document all activities/interventions, patient/family responses, medication dispensed/prescribed, etc., in the electronic medical record.
- Promote wellness by providing patient education materials, communicating physician advice/instructions.
- Produce aggregate reports from the E.M.R. and reviews clinical outcome measures with the providers.
- Adhere to infection control/safety guidelines, and confidentiality policies.
- Demonstrate competencies applicable to Joint Commission accreditation and NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home recognition.
- Knowledge of basic nursing principles and protocols.
- Knowledge and use of the Up To Date resource to identify evidence based practice principles.
- Knowledge of policies and procedures related to infection control, environmental safety and patient confidentiality
- Knowledge of electronic medical record documentation processes and reporting.
- Knowledge of Joint Commission and NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home standards.
- Knowledge of the Chronic Disease Model
- Appropriate assessment and assistance techniques.
- Universal precautions, safe workplace and Confidentiality methods.
- Health information management by appropriately charting patient data.
- Work effectively as team members with physicians, nurse practitioner and other staff.
- Appropriately interact with patients, families, staff and others
- Flexible and easily responds to changing demands.
- Understand trended clinical data, for the purpose of improving the patient experience and clinical outcomes
- Nursing care to patients with chronic conditions
- Timely review and submittal of aggregate data and clinical outcome measures on services to asthmatics and diabetics.
- Achievement of clinical outcome measure objectives.
- Maintenance of Joint Commission and NCQA standards.
- Participation in at least one annual performance improvement initiative.
- Timely completion of electronic medical record documentation.
- Achievement of SMART objectives.
- Attendance, punctuality. Maintains a neat and clean work area.
Education: Completion of accredited training program for LPN
Certification: Licensed Practical Nurse, with Maryland license
Experience: Five years of providing clinical nursing services and background in ambulatory health services. Excellent verbal and communication skills.
Combination of office and exam offices. Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations. Hepatitis B vaccination and TB test required.
Varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, and reaching. Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and to lift 25 pounds. Occasional stress from workload. Must be able to use a variety of office equipment including phone, writing instruments, PC, fax and medical equipment including stethoscope, EKG machine, ear washing equipment, speculums, scales, blood pressure cuff.
This job description provides a summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by individuals in this position. Knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve. These additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned as deemed necessary by your supervisor.