Provides direct and indirect patient care in an organized manner that reflects initiative, flexibility, clinical competence and responsibility under the direct supervision of a Physician or Nurse Practitioner. Specific responsibilities include preparing rooms for patients and/or procedures, administering medications, assisting with therapeutic/diagnostic procedures as directed. Maintains accurate charting and discharges in a timely manner. Communicates changes in patient’s condition to Physician and/or Nurse Practitioner. May perform clerical duties such as answering telephones and scheduling patients.
Graduate of accredited school of nursing.
1 year preferred with medical office experience.
Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations:
Current registration to practice nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse within the State of Florida. Current BLS. ACLS and PALS recommended.
Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
Provides direct patient care including treatments, obtaining specimens, etc., with minimal supervision.
Assess patients and reports normal/abnormal findings to physician.
Administers medications safely as ordered.
Provides complete documentation on nurse’s notes, flow sheets, and graph sheets.
Reassessments are done based on specific policy for the clinic.
Documentation of care follows Nursing Department and unit specific policies.
Patient education is completed following assessment of learning needs. Documentation of patient education is complete.
Maintains knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and patient’s clinical condition. Safely administers medications per policy.
Maintains the housekeeping and maintenance of the patient’s environment. Empties trash from the patient’s room at the end of each day.
Maintains certification in BLS.
Has a thorough understanding and working knowledge of all equipment in the clinic.
Recognizes and documents significant change in patient’s condition and responds with nursing action according to standard nursing practice. Initiates and assists with emergency measures for sudden adverse patient response.
Accurately reports pertinent information to physician concerning patient care, including changes in condition or behavior of patients.
Makes ongoing assessments as appropriate.
Assists the physician in the performance of procedures requiring assistance. Performs these duties according to established standards, guidelines, policies and procedures.
Participates in orientation of new associates to the clinic as assigned. The orientation process is individualized according to the needs of the department and the new member of the team.
Attends unit and professional conferences and in-services.
Organizes and prioritizes activities for proper balance of patient care assignments and documentation within the shift.
Participates in hospital wide and PI programs as established by JCAHO and NFCH as assigned.
Complete mandatory certifications annually prior to evaluation.
Assures that all records and physician orders are signed.
Promotes positive guest relations in dealing with patients, visitors, outside persons, physicians, and associates as outlined and evaluated in the Service Standards.
Demonstrates reliability by adhering to the attendance and tardiness policy.
Consistently performs all duties while observing hospital policies and procedures.
Adheres to the NFCH infection control policies and procedures.
Adheres to hospital and departmental appearance and dress code.
Observes hospital smoking policy.
Performs other duties as assigned.
SERVICE STANDARDS (All Associates)
Commits to outstanding guest relations and customer service; promotes the Commitment to Caring program in an effort to meet the expectations of patients, visitors, and fellow associates; maintains courteous and professional conduct.
Demonstrates teamwork; supports, assists, and praises fellow associates whenever possible; feels a sense of ownership and takes pride in the Health System; looks beyond assigned tasks to achieve goals.
Supports and promotes the Mission, Vision, and Values; adheres to all Health System policies and procedures; commits to the Standards of Conduct; maintains professional appearance