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Geisinger Health System Clinic Registered Nurse in Montoursville, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Provides primary nursing support to the physician and patient to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient's condition. Provides patient education, promotes an understanding of the condition and adheres with the treatment plan. The Registered Clinic Nurse, functions in the spirit of teamwork, is accountable for the delivery of care utilizing skills learned in the clinic. Assists other team members on the unit.

Job Duties

  • Acts as clinic lead providing oversight of clinic flow and non-provider staff.

  • Triages patient sick calls to facilitate appropriate treatment plan with providers.

  • Obtains and documents patient medical history, chief complaint, vital signs, and provides basic medical data base for provider, and prepares patient for examinations.

  • Oversees chart checks insuring that all patient completed testing is available for provider visit.

  • Assists providers in procedures as directed by provider to facilitate accurate diagnosis and treatment.

  • Monitor staffing levels to assure appropriate staffing based on clinic needs.

  • Collects and prepares laboratory specimens and completes associated paperwork to expedite laboratory studies with maximum accuracy and efficiency.

  • Executes and documents ongoing patient communication.

  • Provides instruction to ensure patient's understanding of medical condition and compliance with treatment instructions.

  • Inserts, monitors, regulates and discontinues IVs as required by provider.

  • Administers medications, IV push medications, and topical medications.

  • Routinely inspects and observes condition and operation of diagnostic equipment and instrumentation to ensure proper operation and identify need for preventive and corrective maintenance.

  • May clean, sterilize and prepare instruments, according to established protocols, to ensure required level of asepsis and adequate availability.

  • Cleans and sets up Procedure rooms between cases, ensures required level of asepsis, availability of appropriate instruments and equipment, and preparation of patient.

  • Educate staff and patients on all aspects of medication and treatments as appropriate.

  • Assists in all aspects of day to day clinic activity.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Education

Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)

Experience

Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Preferred)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Basic Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

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