This position is responsible for quickly and accurately assessing the condition of the patient presenting at the clinic, to ensure proper handling of controlled medications maintained within the clinic, to administer medications as ordered by the clinic providers in accordance with established policies, to generally oversee patient care in order to maintain continuity and to provide prompt triaging and appropriate processing of all patients presenting for evaluation and/or treatment, this will include–but not be limited to—carrying out the provider's orders for care, making referral arrangements, and doing call-backs on previous patients.
Challenges to this position are delivery of patient care complicated by new techniques, paperwork, changing department and hospital policies, increased information available on each patient, and fluctuations in staffing.
This position will keep abreast of all standards to assure compliance with federal, state and local regulatory agencies and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies including third party reimbursement requirements.
The occupant of this position generally works indoors with many pieces of equipment. These may malfunction and expose the incumbent to hazards. In addition, patients may be infectious with biological agents. Specific breakdowns for temperature, humidity, and other hazards may occur.
The incumbent provides direct patient care, and he/she is accountable for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients and families. The incumbent must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, motor/sensor, psychosocial and safety appropriate to the age of the patient served and meet the standards of quality as measured by the unit/department age specific competency standard.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
1. Ability to interact effectively with persons of differing socioeconomic backgrounds.
2. Philosophy consistent with the Renown Health Standards of Conduct.
3. Knowledge and methodology, which allows for effective patient/family teaching.
4. Initiates effective problem solving steps.
5 Knowledge of basic clinical skills.
6. Demonstrates sound nursing judgment and decision-making skills.
7. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, motor/sensory, psychosocial, and safety appropriate to the age of the patient served.
8. Good organizational skills.
9. Knowledge of clerical and office skills helpful.