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.
Position provides nursing care, under supervision, for assigned patients according to established standards and practices.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Acts as a general liaison between doctor and patient - triaging and returning all physician and patient calls, i.e. test results and clinical questions in a timely manner.� Explains routines and procedures to patients and coordinates patient care information to appropriate sources.
Functions as assistant for physician team in preparation for office hours, work up charts, obtain x-rays and print lab values and results when necessary, and monitors the physician schedules.
Routes phone messages, patient questions and telephone communications with other departments and coordinates meetings with assigned physician.
Manages and monitors all prescription refills for the division of Endocrinology per written protocol.� Updates protocols, as needed, and educates staff accordingly.
Coordinates the scheduling of treatments/therapies, diagnostics procedures, surgeries, and pre-operative testing with the primary physician by coordinating with the Endocrinology Medical Assistant III for appropriate scheduling and precertification.
Pre-certify infusion and injection therapy as well as complex testing ordered by the physicians.� Assists Endocrinology Medical Assistant III with triaging all other pre-certifications and referral needs.
Obtains baseline information including vital signs, brief medical history, height and weight on all patients and notifies physician/nurse/supervisor of any irregular vital signs or complaints.
Helps physicians complete all disability, handicap parking, medication assistance forms, and other patient related paperwork.
Documents accurate information in the patient’s chart or electronic medical record in a timely manner.
Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
Works as a team with all team members.� Assists other team members when they are caught up with their work.
Able to orientate and train new Medical Assistants and support staff.
Monitors Endocrinology supply inventory, assuring adequate supplies, samples, and equipment.
Maintains required skills and competencies and participates in educational programs, staff meetings and in-services.
Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
Complies with OSHA, State and Federal regulatory sources/standards.
Perform other duties as assigned.
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.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Medicine Multispecialty Center. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade C07.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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).
One year of related medical experience.
Working knowledge of general nursing theory and practice with ability to recognize and interpret symptoms/conditions and assist in emergency or adverse situations.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.