Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital
  • - Private Physician Practice
  • LA, USA
  • Full Time

Summary

Provides direct patient care in an off-campus private physician practice under the supervision of the physician and mid-level practitioner.  Works to meet the psychosocial and physical needs of the patient. Communicates with the physician or mid-level practitioner about the patient's clinical condition.  Care given reflects initiative and responsibility indicative of professional expectations. Utilizes initiative, is a self-starter and strives to maintain steady level of productivity. Is compatible, supportive, and a team player. Communicates on behalf of the patient (patient advocate); care provided reflects the mission, ethics and goals of the practice.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment utilizing Pre-Anesthetic Questionnaire/Medication Sheets for all patient populations per practice policy.
  • Ability to follow-up on orders for physician and mid-level practitioner.
  • Makes decisions within the scope of practice reflecting knowledge of facts, knowledge of diseases/surgical conditions, care required and good judgment. Identifies physical/mental problems of patient, reports changes to physician or mid-level practitioner.       
  • Organizes and manages nursing activities with respect for the needs of the patient and their families and the needs of the practice staff.
  • Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
  • Assists co-workers as needed.
  • Utilizes initiative; strives to maintain steady level of productivity; a self-starter; compatible and supportive; a team player. 
  • Knowledge of medications and correct documentation of same.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Ability to formulate an individualized plan of care, as indicated, and evaluates for effectiveness.          
  • Formulates a teaching plan, based on identified patient learning needs, and evaluates effectiveness of learning.
  • Provides patient with explanations and verbal reassurance consistently.           
  • Utilizes Universal Protocol.
  • Ensures completion of documentation including, H/P, consents, medication reconciliation form, allergies.
  • Able to perform 12 Lead EKG. Able to recognize and follow up appropriately if further attention is needed.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to co-workers and physicians. 
  • Maintains a good working relationship and effective communication within the practice.
  • Meets current documentation standards and policies.

               

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