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Nurse
Position Description
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Position Status:  Full Time
Exempt Status:  No
Reports To:  Nurse Manager/ Office Manager
 
General Purpose:  Utilize the nursing process by demonstrating appropriate assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care.  Effectively interact with patients, significant others, providers and office staff while maintaining standards of professional nursing.  Contribute to the achievement and performance of high quality pediatric patient care.
 
Overall Expectations:  In the performance of their respective tasks and duties, all employees are expected to conform to the following:
 
  • Assist patients and family members with concern and empathy; respect their confidentiality and privacy; and communicate with them in a courteous and respectful manner
  • Perform high quality work within specified deadlines
  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner as it relates to interaction with patients, visitors and co-workers
  • Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments
  • Work independently while providing necessary communication and coordination of work efforts with co-workers
  • Consistently work in a positive and cooperative matter with co-workers
 
Essential Functions
 
  • Meet, greet and escort patients and parents to exam room
  • Collect and document patient’s current health status and medical history from parents/ patients
  • Accurately document patient’s measurements and vital signs as appropriate
  • Ensure that all forms and immunization records are entered into the computer and available for provider
  • Accurately enter patient’s chief complaint, history of present illness, family and social history, safety and development into computer system in exam room
  • Prepare injections as ordered by provider
  • Obtain strep, urine, glucose, flu, RSV, vision, tympanogram, spirometry and oximetry tests as ordered by provider or protocol
  • Assist providers with catheterization procedures
  • Observe and document patient’s response to pertinent medications
  • Accurately perform culture testing and document results and inform provider
  • Discuss and explain provider’s instructions, procedures and test orders to parents as appropriate, demonstrating equipment if needed
  • Schedule medical testing and complete required paperwork and documentation
  • Discuss with and inform parents of any medical referrals and give parents contact information
  • Clean exam rooms following patient visit
  • Call patient parent to report lab and test results, follow-up on patient progress or relay provider messages
  • Answer patient parent phone calls, handle as appropriate and document
  • Answer calls from pharmacies and handle as appropriate
  • Participate in special projects or studies as assigned by managing physician
  • Identify and respond to emergencies following office protocol and triage procedures for level 1 and level 2 emergencies
  • Must follow universal precautions
 
Non-Essential Functions:
 
  • Maintain a neat, clean and safe environment for patients and staff according to policy and procedure
  • Ensure that supplies and equipment necessary for patient care are stored in an organized and efficient manner; stock and inventory medical supplies and inform office manager of low inventories
  • Maintain inventory and order of immunizations keeping within par levels set by managing physician or office protocol
  • Demonstrate correct and safe techniques in the use of equipment and medical supplies
  • Follow appropriate procedure for obtaining, returning, cleaning and disposing of medical equipment and supplies
  • Ensure economical utilization of medical supplies and ensure medical equipment is maintained in a clean and safe manner
  • Assist in the orientation and training of new nursing staff, identifying any educational and development needs
  • Assist office staff in the performance of their assignments
  • Facilitate and coordinate resolution of interdepartmental issues with Nurse Manager and physicians
  • Attend required continuing education and obtain required hours
  • Participate in office sponsored training programs
  • Complete miscellaneous duties as requested
 
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
 
  • Graduate of an accredited nursing school or program
  • Valid license (RN or LPN)  from the state of Kansas
  • Ability to use personal computer and other office equipment
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and medical office software applications
  • CPR and any other certification as required by Pediatric Partners, PA
  • Knowledge of the nursing process and its application, including the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care
  • Ability to handle emergency situations in a prompt, precise, and professional manner
  • Ability and appropriate technical skills when administering treatments and procedures in accordance with physician’s orders and policy and procedures in a timely manner
  • Consistently demonstrate ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs
  • Consistently demonstrate ability to take the initiative to make decisions without direct supervision
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of all policies and procedures and ability to reference them from appropriate books and manuals
  • Compliance with infection control policies and procedures and adherence to OSHA standards to ensure a safe working environment for self and others
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory standards
 
Special Position Requirements:
 
  • Position requires great attention to detail and the highest degree of confidentiality as well as the ability to effectively communicate with others
  • Ability to organize job functions and work areas to effectively complete assignments
  • Frequently required to stand; sit; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or control; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Occasionally required to lift or move up to 25 pounds
  • Must be able to speak and hear to communicate effectively
  • Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus
  • Provide  verification of appropriate immunizations as required ( i.e.: Hep B, DTAP & MMR)
 
Work Environment:
 
  • Ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner to meet current needs
  • Ability to work in a high patient contact area
  • Employee may be exposed to virus, disease and infection from patients
  • Employee may experience emergency situations

Nurse (RN or LPN)

Location:
Pediatric Partners, 7301 W. 133rd Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66213
Compensation:
competitive based on experience
Contact:
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