WellSpan Health Physician Office Nurse - Freedom Way, York PA in York, Pennsylvania
Schedule & Location
Full Time Day (80 hours every two weeks) Day/Evening
Wellspan Medical Center, Freedom Way, York Pa.
Under the general supervision of the Clinical Nursing Coordinator and/or the Practice Manager, provides safe, therapeutic and efficient care and services to patients. Functions as a member of the health care team at an intermediate nursing level to assist in the planning and implementation of patient care based upon sound nursing judgment, clinical preparation, knowledge, skills and experience. Nursing care is provided in accordance with the provisions of the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. In addition, serves as a nursing resource for clinical staff and may serve as the key clinical contact in the absence of the Clinical Coordinator or Clinical Team Lead by providing support for clinical staff scheduling and competency oversight of clinicians.
Duties and Responsibilities
1 Performs specialized procedures, examinations and/or tests as ordered, such as, urinary catheterization, and insertion of intravenous lines (IV) with an approved IV certification training.
2 In collaboration with Physician/APC, reinforces health education, counseling, and advice to patients and families on topics such as healthy life style changes. Effectively assesses patient educational needs, prioritizes patient’s learning needs, identifies barriers to learning, and uses various educational tools to encourage the non-adherent patient.
3 Tracks, reviews, and monitors the follow-up of diagnostic test results to ensure the physician/APC have verified results and patient has been notified. Provides related education, counseling, ongoing review, and monitoring regarding diagnostic tests (i.e., INR results in Anticoagulation Clinic) under the collaboration of the Physician/APC. Assists in the management of patient care between visits.
4 Assesses patient’s/caller’s health status based upon presenting symptoms and follows defined protocols. Determines the urgency for care and directs patient/caller to the most appropriate level of care. Should access not be readily available at the practice, will direct patient/caller to an acceptable alternative venue of care. Seeks Physician/APC advice appropriately.
Strong computer skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Licensed Practical Nurse
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