Licensed Practical Nurse - Urology/General Surgery
- March 7, 2013
- August 13, 2013
- Job Type
- Physician Group
- Urology/General Surgery
- Mount Nittany Health - University Drive
- Full Time
One year nursing experience preferred. Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing. Pennsylvania Practical Nurse License. CPR certification. Knowledge of the practical nursing principles and skills needed to provide quality patient care and treatment including examination, diagnostic and treatment procedures, medications effects on patients and patient education principles. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions. Knowledge of physician office procedures, medical terminology, ICD-9 and CPT coding guidelines. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively and read, understand and follow written and verbal instructions of the physician. Must be able to react calmly and effectively during emergency situations. Must have the ability to identify and analyze problems, prioritize, make confident quick decisions and recommend effective solutions. Ability to administer a variety of medications and treatments and utilize various types of equipment for examination and treatment procedures.
Provide general nursing care to patients. Administer prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with nursing standards under the direction of the physician. Greet patients and prepare them for physician examination and treatment. Prepare patients for examination and treatment including taking patient histories, vital signs and height and weight measurements. Screen patients for appropriate information and observe, record and report patient’s condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to the physician. Instruct patients in collection of samples and tests. Screen and prioritize patient telephone inquiries concerning their medical care, prescription refills, insurance authorizations and referrals and record information in patient chart. Assist with the preparation of equipment and assist the physician during treatment, examination and testing of patients. Perform and document various tests and procedures as directed by the physician. Instruct patients on self-care and interprets physician’s instructions. Contact patients to relate test results and care instructions, according to physician instructions. Review laboratory results and other patient information. Prepare and ensure exam rooms are properly stocked. Disinfect and sterilize instruments and equipment. Using the Electronic Health Record, document and bill for services rendered. Coordinate patient referrals, appointments, testing and admissions to other facilities. Call pharmacies with patient prescriptions according to physician’s instructions and protocol.
Ability to assist with office procedures including cysto, biopsy, catherterization, suture removal and would packing.
Department - Urology/General Surgery
Job Expired 8/13/2013