Penn Highlands Healthcare

  • Licensed Practical Nurse - Clinic

    Job Location US-PA-DuBois
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(9/20/2018 8:37 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-11650
    # of Openings
    1
    Hours/Pay
    80
    Department
    Penn Highlands Q-Care (DuBois)
    Shift
    1st Shift/Variable Hours
    Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    The best of modern health care technology, plus the best of small town America!

    Located in the midst of the beautiful rolling hills and woodlands of Pennsylvania, you don't have to be a native to feel at home here. No matter where your roots, you'll quickly recognize that the staff at Penn Highalnds DuBois (PH DuBois), like other residents of the community, will make you feel right at home.

     

    Penn Highlands DuBois (PH DuBois) offers residents of west central Pennsylvania a rare combination of technologically advanced health care in a warm, friendly environment. Widely recognized as one of the leading health centers of its kind in the commonwealth, PH DuBois is an oasis of clinical and technical excellence, with a focus on patient-centered care. Its rural setting is just far enough from the hustle of the city life to make it peaceful, but close enough to provide easy access to sought-after urban attractions.


     

    The office nurse, in support of the physician or mid-level provider will assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of patient care in the office.  He/she will be required to coordinate the care with other PH DuBois services, or outside health care providers.  The office nurse will serve as a liaison between the physician, the mid-level provider and all other health care providers. 

    Responsibilities

    *Complies with PH DuBois policies and procedures, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state or local law and regulations

     

    Takes and records patients' vital signs, health history and prepares patient prior to examination by the physician or mid-level provider.

    Dresses wounds, gives injections, and provides immunizations

     

    Calls in prescriptions to pharmacies as ordered by the provider.  Explains dosage amounts and times, drug/food interactions.

    Collects biological specimens , such as urine, blood, and sputum, from patients for testing and performs in-office laboratory tests

    Monitor high risk medication.

    Obtain medication prior authorizations.

    Display competence in VFC regulatory requirements by participating in VFC training.

    Cleans examination rooms, prepare examination tables, and answers patients' questions

     

    Serve as a delegate for the provider by performing PDMP queries as required by DOH.

    Use Cerner pharmacy to charge for medications administered in the practice.

    Reviews proxy boxes and routes or handles tasks appropriately.

    Inventories and requisitions supplies, including sample medications.  Checks for outdates and proper disposal.

    Performs various in office testing, such as EKG, vision, hearing, and others.

     

    Explains the examinations, procedures, testing, follow-up care to patient and family and answers any questions they may have.

    Documents patient requests in phone notes and distributes accordingly.  Follows up on phone messages by responding to patients with physician orders and recommendations.


    Cleans examination rooms and prepare examination tables. 


     Assess patient presenting themselves for registration by asking questions or observing physical signs for serious medical and/or psychiatric problems which may require immediate medical attention


    Coordinates patient care with ancillary services by consulting with those departments, scheduling, preparing requisitions, and instructing the patient 


    Documents information in patient charts according to policy.


    Complete safety rounds and monthly audits.


    Identify and document clinical information on documents received in the practice including:

    • Medication changes
    • Changes to treatment plans
    • Recommendations

    Perform nursing requirements of transition of care visits for the practice including timely scheduling and complete transition of care phone call.


    Set up orders for provider to review and sign as needed.


    Inventories and requisitions supplies, including sample medications.  Checks for outdates and proper disposal.


    Compiles record and file medical charts, reports, and correspondence.


    Assists in office clerical duties, such as filing, completion of forms, and maintenance of patient charts.


    Demonstrates basic knowledge of billing and coding practices and regulatory requirements of players such as Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Shield and commercial carriers; maintains proficiency by attending in-services and regularly scheduled task force meetings.  Seeks guidance when questions on billing issues arise.


    Validate gap report from external resource by comparing it to the Electronic Health Record.  If a discrepancy exists notify front office.


     

    Assure gap report gets to provider upon patient visit. 

    Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • High school diploma or equivalent required. 
    • Current LPN licensure in the state of Pennsylvania required.
    • Knowledge in regulatory requirements of third party payors such as Medicare, Medicaid and Blue Shield preferred.  
    • CPR certification from the American Heart Association within the first year of hire required.
    • Two years of office experience preferred. 
    • Familiarity with Microsoft applications preferred.

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