PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES OF UNIVERSITY OF IOWA STEAD FAMILY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, LLC

Job Description

 

Job Title:               Extra Nurse

Department:          Clinical

Reports To:           Physician/Nurse Supervisor/Administrator

FLSA Status:         Non Exempt

Prepared By:         HR Manager

Prepared Date:     08/25/2011

Approved By:        Administrator

Approved Date:    09/01/2011

 

SUMMARY

Cares for and treats patients in medical office, as directed by Physician, by performing the following duties.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

After a 90 day introductory period employee is required to utilize and manipulate Greenway applications in a fashion requested by the Administrator, Supervisor, and Partners to retain employment

 

Respond to tasks from Greenway’s Patient Portal

 

Works with all doctors and an assigned primary doctor as needed

 

Prepares patient for and assists with examinations.

 

Performs computer scheduling, follow-ups and referrals

 

Administers injections and medications, dresses wounds and incisions, interprets physician's instructions to patients, assists with emergency and minor surgery, and performs related tasks as directed

 

Maintains records of vital statistics and other pertinent data of patients

 

Cleans and sterilizes instruments and equipment, and maintains stock of supplies and medications

 

Conducts specified laboratory tests

 

Screen/handle phone calls with regards to sick children, new patients, and parent education

 

Administer immunizations including IM, subQ and oral administration with physician order

 

Instruct patient/parent with nebulizer/inhaler treatments and dispense nebulizers

 

Monitor oxygen/suction setup and administer emergency drugs if ordered under the direction of a physician

 

Sign immunization forms following proper parent release protocols and fills out any miscellaneous forms and faxes

 

Stock exam room with supplies, including but not limited to paper towels, Kleenex, alcohol preps, forms, etc... and notify administrator of any shortages

 

Carry out patient education at direction of physician

 

Assist with laboratory responsibilities when lab manager is busy or unavailable

 

Be respectful, courteous, and pleasant with staff, patients, and parents

 

Other duties as assigned by supervisor

 

QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

State Registered Nurse license, a degree from a two, three or four year accredited program. At least one year of actual practice, preferably in a clinical outpatient setting.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Ability to document patient complaints, history and vitals in a clear, concise manner.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

 

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

PROFICIENCY

Typing test proficiency required and must attain 30 words per minute

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Must have and maintain a current licensure as R.N. in the state of Iowa.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.