Summary: The Registered Nurse (RN) provides healthcare services to patients within the scope of his/her license to practice medicine and at the direction of a licensed provider. The RN is expected to oversee aspects of care delivered by those possessing lower level licensure or credentials (i.e., LPN, CMA, etc.).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The RN is a member of the clinical team and is responsible to deliver appropriate nursing care within a multi-disciplinary setting.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Performs and assures timely completion of Practice’s patient screens, assures immediate healthcare needs for patients are achieved, and that appropriate follow-up is coordinated.
- Performs nursing assessments and treatments according to defined nursing protocols or provider orders.
- Implement and/or coordinate provider orders, including administration of prescription medication, application of surgical dressings and bandages, specialty and subspecialty referrals, IV therapy and other medical interventions, as ordered.
- Monitor, record and reports symptoms and changes in patients’ conditions.
- Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patients’ condition.
- Respond to emergent or urgent medical situations, and performs emergency first aid and CPR, as indicated.
- Evaluate patient health status and assure appropriate documentation in patient records as required.
- Conduct, joint counts, as directed for narcotics, sharps and critical tools.
- Assure timely and accurate documentation of provider orders in the Electronic Health Records System.
- Demonstrates the ability to lead and direct medical colleagues with a lower level of licensure or certification.
- Demonstrates sound judgment in reporting appropriate information to supervisor concerning impediments to the adequate provision of care.
- Ensuring the confidentiality and rights of patients, the confidentiality of the practice and department, documents, and adhering to HIPAA Regulations.
Preferred Education/Experience: The RN must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing, currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state within which services are provided and possess and maintain current CPR certification. Prior medical/surgical or emergency/trauma experience is preferred. Previous family practice or urgent care experience preferred.