Physiatry LPN - Cape Girardeau

Posted: 01/08/2023

Job Summary
Promotes and restores patients' health by completing the nursing process at a level commensurate with the clinical skill and licensure; collaborating with providers and multidisciplinary team members; providing physical and psychological support to meet the individual and population specific needs of patients, friends and families; supervising assigned team members
Essential Functions

  • The Physiatry Office Nurse will possess the clinical knowledge to provide care and improve the processes of care for the patient.
  • The Physiatry Office Nurse will act as a liaison between the Clinic and the Hospital and other outside services.
  • The Physiatry Office Nurse will work directly with the Physician in the assessment of patient needs in the Clinic.
  • Review patient charts for next day to have a foundation for visit expectations
  • Prepare patients for examination (vitals, medication reconciliation, collection of medical histories, preventative maintenance data collection, etc.)
  • Assists provider with examinations
  • Call in prescriptions and refills for clinic patients (including controlled substances). Note: the nurse cannot call in medication orders for inpatients
  • Triage phone calls and document in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) patient clinical concerns
  • Perform diagnostic procedures and treatments as ordered (EKG, IM, SQ, lab draws, immunizations, weight checks, blood pressure checks, dressing changes, Waived testing, etc)
  • Obtain pre-certifications and permits for procedures
  • Give prep instructions to patient when procedure is scheduled
  • Review incoming clinical reports for abnormals and keep provider informed
  • Keep drug cabinet organized and stocked with current expiration dates documented in the logs
  • Assist with office duties as required (answer phones, filing/scanning documents in patient charts, etc.)
  • Identifies patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements
  • Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families
  • Promotes patient’s independence by teaching patient, friends and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions
  • Resolves patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel when indicated
  • Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against benchmark standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following hospital and nursing philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, CMS and the Joint Commission
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration, storage procedures, and cleaning of patient care equipment
  • Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department electronic health records
  • Maintains continuity among nursing teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs in the electronic health record system
  • Maintains nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies / committees
  • Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; participating in team problem-solving methods
  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling in repairs according to policy to ensure patient safety
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • The Physiatry Office Nurse may also be trained to set up and assist the provider with:
  • Botox injections
  • Waive testing
  • Trigger point injections
  • Any other duties as needed to drive to the Vision, fulfill the Mission, and abide by the Values of the organization
  • Bachelor's Degree Nursing preferred
  • LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse - State Licensure in State of MO Upon Hire required
  • RN - Registered Nurse - State Licensure And/Or Compact State Licensure in State of MO Upon Hire preferred
  • BLS - Basic Life Support Upon Hire required
  • Certification in related discipline preferred