The LVN supports the physician and nursing staff in the delivery of health care by performing patient care assessments, and a variety of medically related tasks. The LVN is a licensed nurse who works in an ambulatory care setting to perform and provide nursing services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.
1. Greet patients and provide an initial nursing evaluation.
2. Manages patient care flow and takes a leadership role within the suite.
3. Prepare patients for provider by reviewing current medications and record in medical record.
4. Take appropriate vital signs and record in medical record.
5. Sets up exam room/procedure rooms appropriately based on patient visit needs.
6. Assist provider in examination/procedure rooms as needed.
7. Perform designated diagnostic tests as directed by provider.
8. Draw, prepare designated lab work and/or specimens as directed by provider.
9. Administer immunization, injections, oral or IV medications as directed by provider.
10. Use PRN/Smart Talk systems to convey lab results to patients as defined by provider.
11. Assist in follow-up scheduling needs.
12. Answer patient calls in timely fashion.
13. Prepare charts as needed, including filing into appropriate sections of medical record and assures that all pertinent items are available to provider before patient care commences.
14. Ability to understand and assist two or more providers with clinical care.
15. Handles all designated clinical care telephone interactions with provider input.
16. Communicates all significant clinical findings to MD.
17. Serves as an advocate for patient and utilizes appropriate resources.
18. Acts as a role model in providing care; precepts new staff.
19. Provide orientation and training for new clinical staff.
20. Recommend areas of improvement.
21. Serves as liaison with other departments, facilities, and hospital.
22. Assess workflow of suite MA and schedule accordingly, covering absences, illnesses, and breaks.
23. Provide review of MA skills and performance abilities using designated evaluation tools.
24. Counsel and provide corrective actions as needed with input from Lead Nurse.
25. Train MA staff about systems needed to perform current job duties, including, but not limited to scheduling systems, PRN/Smart Talk systems, lab results systems.
26. Provide assistance in QA/QC measures for suites.
27. If requested, function as a scribe:
a. Accompany the physician during the patient encounter.
b. Transcribe the physician dictated patient history, including history of present illness, review of systems, past medical, surgical, family and social histories, medication and allergies.
c. Transcribe the physical examination findings and procedures as performed by the physician.
d. Transcribe the results of laboratory and radiographic studies as directed by the physician.
e. Transcribe patient education and explanations of risks and benefits as performed by the physician.
f. Pend orders for referrals, tests, medications and procedures as directed by the physician.
g. Prepare and edit scribed document for physician review and signature.
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