Lancaster General Health RN/LPN Office Nurse-LGHP Internal Medicine (40 hours/week, 1st shift) in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Lancaster General Medical Grp
61170 Internal Medicine
LGHP Internal Medicine- Patient Care
40 hours/week. Monday- Friday between 8 am and 5 pm. Occasional Saturday morning hours.
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POSITION SUMMARY: To provide nursing services to patients at a provider’s office. Patient care includes care to patients in following age group: pediatric (infant to 12 years), adolescent (13 to 17 years), adult (18 to 64 years) and geriatric (over 64 years).
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:
Provides clinical advice by phone/electronic correspondence based on clinical judgments and/or triage protocols in accordance with regulatory requirements and standards of practice. Consults with provider as necessary.
Provides patient specific education including but not limited to preventive care, chronic disease management, acute diagnosis, medications and other areas pertinent to patient outcomes.
Prepares patient for visit by using appropriate rooming standards tool.
Administers injections and medications as prescribed by the provider and in accordance with department protocol, regulatory requirements and standards of practice.
Prepares and assists providers with various procedures, minor surgeries and other exams as designated by the provider.
Performs Point of Care Testing, including but not limited to hearing, flu, urine and strep tests.
Collects blood or other laboratory specimens and prepares them for further testing.
Authorizes prescription refills as instructed by the provider.
Assists with test tracking and monitoring overdue results.
Removes sutures and changes dressings on wounds as necessary.
Assures exam rooms are adequately supplied and cleaned after each patient visit. Maintains and cleans medical instruments and equipment after each procedure.
Assists provider and patient in reviewing and revising care plans and assesses patient progress. Follows up with patient between visits as necessary.
Assists with proactive outreach for patients requiring preventive and chronic disease services.
Performs care coordination activities among specialists and transitions of care to obtain all necessary patient information.
Assists in coordination of referrals, education and community resources.
Actively participates in performance improvement initiatives to improve overall patient experience and quality of care.
Participates in daily huddles with the provider.
Serves as a patient experience advocate by being a positive influence at all times when interacting with patients, visitors and colleagues. Communicates with all patients, visitors and colleagues in a professional manner while keeping customer service a top priority.
Handles all patient information in a confidential manner according to Lancaster General Health privacy and confidentiality policies and procedures.
High School Diploma or equivalent
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), issued by the PA State Board of Nursing
One (1) to Two (2) years of nursing experience in a primary or specialty care physician’s office preferred.
Prior triage, emergency room, cardiac care, intensive care or other related specialty nursing experience preferred.
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, at http://lancastergeneralhealth.org/LGH/ a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), at https://www.pennmedicine.org/ is a 631-licensed bed not-for-profit health system with a comprehensive network of care encompassing Lancaster General Hospital (LGH), Women & Babies Hospital and the Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital (in partnership with Kindred Healthcare) . Our membership in Penn Medicine brings together the strengths of a world-renowned, not-for-profit academic medical center and a nationally recognized, not-for-profit community healthcare system.
Outpatient services are provided at the Downtown Outpatient and Suburban Outpatient Pavilions, along with additional outpatient centers and Express and Urgent Care locations throughout the region. Lancaster General Health Physicians is a network of more than 300 primary-care and specialty physicians, at more than 40 offices throughout the region . Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is a private, co-educational, Middle States-accredited four-year college offering a variety of associate and baccalaureate degree and certification programs in healthcare.
A four time designated Magnet hospital for nursing excellence, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health has been recognized regionally and nationally for clinical excellence and patient safety; and ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best hospitals in 2015-16 in three specialties. It is also one of only seven hospitals in the country with all of the following distinctions:
5 Star Rating on Medicare.gov Hospital Compare
Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals 2017 at https://www.healthgrades.com/hospital-directory/pennsylvania-pa/lancaster-general-hospital-hgst7169e6a6390100
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A
US News List of High Performing Hospitals at https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/pa/lancaster-general-hospital-6231120
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