Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Otolaryngology. The position is located in West County.
Position provides direct care, under supervision, of patients in an ambulatory setting according to established standards and practices.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists physician in clinic by rooming patients.� Directs clinical patient care which includes entry of patient medical history, assessment of vital signs, order entry and assisting with procedures.� Provides patient education as needed.� Processes specimens obtained in clinic as per patient safety procedures.� Assists all other nursing and physician teams in clinic as needed.
Triages patient questions or needs by answering patient phone calls and monitoring patient and staff InBasket messages within EMR.� Performs appropriate and accurate documentation according to department policy and procedures.� Identifies problems and communicates pertinent information to physician or supervisor in a timely manner.
Performs patient test-tracking as per patient safety guidelines and communicates with physician as needed.
Prepares for clinic by reviewing physician schedule, anticipating need for outside records/imaging/labs prior to patient appointment.� Prepares for possible procedures or order entry needed.
Performs clinical QA activities, instrument and endoscope reprocessing including documentation of these activities according to department Infection Prevention policies.� Also supports turnover of exam rooms during clinic, and stocking and cleaning of exam rooms as needed.
Coordinates surgical procedures with department surgery schedulers and provides appropriate education to patients as needed.
Graduate of LPN program.
REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Current LPN licensure in the State of Missouri and/or Illinois as applicable by State of work location or received within 3 months from date of hire; Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).
Five years of related medical experience and EMR experience, preferably EPIC.
Working knowledge of general nursing theory and practice with ability to recognize and interpret symptoms/conditions and assist in emergency or adverse situations.
The hiring range for this position is $17.58 - $26.39 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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