Nov 19, 2021

Physician Office Nurse (RN) - ENT

  • Tidelands Health
  • Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, USA
General Nursing

Job Description

Physician Office Nurse (RN) - ENT

Posted Date 3 months ago(7/19/2021 9:48 AM)
Job ID
2021-9334
Type
Full Time, Non-Exempt
Location
US-SC-Murrells Inlet
Shift
Weekday - Days

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

  1. Responsible for working as part of the clinical team, following physician’s orders for care of patients and related medical and clerical support functions. These support functions will vary but will include accompanying patients to exam rooms, preparing patients for exams, performing and documenting vital signs, assisting with procedures, preparing and administering medications with physician’s authorization, using CPR/BLS skills when required, drawing blood, and providing patient education with regards to office policies, medication, and management of disease, home treatments, and special diets. Other duties may include retrieval of lab and x-ray reports, calling in prescriptions, telephone triage, obtaining referrals and authorizations, completing medical forms, consenting patients for procedures, scheduling and coordinating procedures, and other duties as assigned.
  2. Responsible for ordering medical and office supplies, stocking exam rooms, cleaning rooms, cleaning instruments, disposing of biohazard waste according to OSHA standards, and performing accurate, legal, and ethical documentation at all times, and adhering to all HIPAA guidelines/regulations and completing other treatment and front office duties as assigned. Incumbents recognize that physician office team members cross over to assist in all duties assigned to help any team member with tasks for which they have the knowledge and competency to assist with when needed.
  3. Contributes to the assessment/reassessment of patients. Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of appropriate patient care interventions. Monitors for signs and systems related to abnormal lab values, and deviation from baseline assessments. Reports changes in patient status to the physician and initiate any new orders from the physician as directed. Promotes patient satisfaction and ensures patient confidentiality at all times.
  4. Teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing plan of care.
  5. Assist other nursing personnel in the delivery of patient care and serve as the clinical ENT team leader. For limited times, may be asked to provide coverage for other surgical specialties including General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Urology, Bariatrics, Plastics, or other yet to be designated services.
  6. Monitor and initiate corrective action to maintain the environment of care, including equipment and material resources.
  7. Participate in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate assistance or educational offerings to include otorhinolaryngology areas of focus.
  8. Participate in the identification of clinical, operational and safety related performance improvement opportunities. Participate in clinic or entity level performance improvement activities.

Education:

  • BSN preferred

Experience:

    • Minimum of 5 Years general experience in a physician office setting preferred. Registered Nurse (RN) in good standing with the SCLLR required Special Skills:
    • American Heart Association Healthcare provider course with Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required to be initially completed with the GHS Staff Development Office within 30 calendar days of hire date (exceptions to obtain certification from a provider other than the GHS Staff Development Office are approved by Staff development on a case by case basis). BLS Recertification is required every two years .
    • Licensure/Certification:
  • General proficient PC skills and computer knowledge required.
  • Phlebotomy skills and experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to multi-task required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; frequently to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert up to 15 pounds of force occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time), and/or up to 5 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.May be exposed to infectious specimens, diseases, and soiled laundry, however, potential for personal harm or injury is limited when proper safety and health precautions are followed.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Physical Requirements: Light Physical Agility Test (PAT) Rating

  • Manual dexterity is needed for handling reports, charts, instruments, and equipment; near visual acuity required to work with charts and records, observe and assist patients, clean and handle equipment.

Physical Requirements:

Light Physical Agility Test (PAT) Rating

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; frequently to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert up to 15 pounds of force occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time), and/or up to 5 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

May be exposed to infectious specimens, diseases, and soiled laundry, however, potential for personal harm or injury is limited when proper safety and health precautions are followed.