Job Title: Nurse
Reports to: Office Manager, or the Assistant Office Manager in the absence of the Office Manager for administrative purposes, and to the Physician for clinical purposes.
General Statement of Duties: Provides professional nursing care for patients following established standards and practices
Primary Job Responsibilities: (this list may not include all of the duties assigned)
- Performs medical and administrative duties per office policy.
- Provides basic patient care as ordered. Administers prescribed medications and treatment as directed.
- Gives vaccine or other injections as required.
- Dispenses medications as directed by providers.
- Observes, records and reports patient’s condition and reaction to drugs and treatment to providers per office policy.
- Documents care provided or procedures performed accurately on patient records.
- Submits necessary paperwork for patient testing, admissions and referral as requested by provider.
- Responsible for doing prior authorizations for tests and medications.
- Responsible for filling out any patient forms or paperwork.
- Evaluates patients in the office to determine emergency situations or to determine priority.
- Responsible for phone triage per office policy. Instructs patient and family regarding medications and treatment instructions. Documents phone calls in patient record accurately and completely.
- Screens all patient calls for the providers, calling back to get additional information and determining who needs to handle the phone call.
- Follows up on newborn papers from the hospitals, as well as hospital hearing screens and state newborn screens.
- Maintains and reviews patient records for lab test and imaging results. Posts results to the patients record and informs provider of all results per office policy.
- Reviews patient records to assure patient has followed up on referrals. Follows up with patient or specialist to obtain any missing information. Informs provider according to office policy.
- Responsible for learning receptionist and medical assistant jobs as needed or required
- Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional license.
- Participates in quality improvement.
- Attends required meetings and in-services, including lab or OSHA updates. Also participates in annual staff training, including but not limited to health literacy and cultural competency.
- Adheres to infection control/safety guidelines.
- Maintains patient confidentiality.
- Performs other related duties as directed or required.
EDUCATION: Graduation of an accredited school of nursing.
EXPERIENCE: Prefer one year of professional nursing experience in a clinic setting with specific training in pediatrics or child-related field.
CERTIFICATE/LICENSE: Possession of an Ohio State Registered Nurse license. CPR Certification.
ALTERNATIVE TO MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: None
- Knowledge of computer systems used to perform the job and appropriately chart in the medical record. Understanding of documentation standards.
- Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. Familiarity with health care systems, regulations, policies and functions.
- Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations and procedures to administer patient care.
- Knowledge of medical equipment, supplies and materials needed to administer patient care.
- Knowledge of medications and their effects on patients.
- Knowledge of policies and procedures related to infection control, environmental safety and patient confidentiality.
- Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of professional nursing to provide patient care.
- Skill in prioritizing urgency of a situation and determining what needs to be handled first.
- Skill in reading and following written and oral medical orders.
- Skill in identifying problems and recommending solutions.
- Skill in initiating appropriate emergency procedures.
- Skill in handling a number of tasks simultaneously.
- Skill in appropriate use of universal precautions, safe workplace and confidentiality.
- Skill in maintaining effective working relationship with patients, staff and the public.
- Ability to maintain quality control standards.
- Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.
- Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
- Ability to communicate clearly.
- Ability to work effectively as a team member with providers and other staff.
- Ability to appropriately interact with patients, families, staff and others.
- Ability to multitask and respond to changing demands.
PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS: Varied activities including standing, walking, reaching, bending and lifting. Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Must be able to use a variety of office equipment. Requires working under stressful conditions, or working irregular hours. Requires exposure to communicable disease and body fluids.
ENVIRONMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS: Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a pediatrics practice.
This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.