Geisinger Health System CLINIC NURSE - LPN or MA in DALLAS, Pennsylvania

There’s a reason we believe that America is watching Geisinger, one of the nation’s largest health service organizations. We are dedicated to setting the standard for evidence-based care delivery and pursuing innovative new approaches to predictive precision medicine, such as our MyCode® genomic research initiative. Whether you prefer working in a busy urban center, a suburban area or a small-town setting, Geisinger has clinical and nonclinical positions open throughout our system. With 13 physician-led hospital campuses to staff throughout Pennsylvania and in southern New Jersey, we offer a wide range of positions, a competitive, pay-for-performance salary structure and healthcare benefits from day one, including those for vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.

Location: GEISINGER DALLAS

Work Schedule: Days/Evenings

Work Type: FULL TIME

JOB SUMMARY:

Provides primary clinical support to the provider, patient and their family to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient's condition in the urgent care setting. Follows up on diagnostic testing to ensure completion, accuracy, and filing of same in medical record to ensure continuity and quality of care. Promotes a clean environment. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in specific age range on their assigned clinical area.

Works under the general direction of the Site Lead for daily operational issues and reports directly the Director of Nursing.

Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient

satisfaction.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

*1. Obtains and documents patient medical history, chief complaint, vital signs and

provides basic medical data base for the provider, and prepares patient for examinations.

*2. Provides direct clinical care as directed by the provider.

*3. Assists provider in performance of minor surgical diagnostic procedures and

ancillary diagnostic examinations as directed by provider to facilitate accurate

diagnosis.

*4. Collects and prepares laboratory specimens (blood, urine, sputum, wound secretions)

and completes associated paperwork (request slips, lab log, container labels, billing

documents) to expedite laboratory studies with maximum accuracy and efficiency.

*5. Matches all incoming laboratory reports, radiology interpretations, consultation

reports, and diagnostic examination results with patient's medical record to create a

complete and accurate medical record.

  1. Under the direction of the provider assists with orientation of new personnel to ensure that they are appropriately trained to support patients and provider.

*7. Executes and documents ongoing patient communication, as directed by provider,

prioritizes communications to the provider, responds to patient questions and requests to ensure efficient use of provider time and timely response to patient's needs.

*8. Reviews and reinforces instruction as directed by provider to ensure patient's

understanding of medical condition and compliance with treatment instructions.

*9. Inserts, monitors, regulates and discontinues IVs as required by provider and per scope of practice.

*10. Administers medications and vaccines including intradermal/skin testing under the

direction of a provider and per scope of practice.

  1. Inventories medical/surgical supplies and pharmaceuticals to

ensure adequate supply levels, verify expiration dates, documentation utilization,

optimize organizational efficiency and space utilization.

  1. May clean, sterilize (when appropriate) and prepare instruments, according to

established protocols, to ensure required level of asepsis and adequate availability.

*13. Routinely inspects/observes condition and operation of diagnostic equipment and

instrumentation to ensure proper operation and identify need for preventive and/or

corrective maintenance. May assist in specific laboratory functions as defined by CLIA

relative to the testing, reporting, and quality assurance of laboratory specimens as

trained and directed by the provider.

*14. Cleans/sets up examination and treatment rooms between cases, ensures required

level of asepsis, availability of appropriate instruments and equipment, and preparation of patient.

*15. Keeps current with policies and procedures and participates in quality improvement

activities.

  1. Responsible for actively participating in patient safety improvement and management program. An active participant:

a. Assumes responsibility for identifying processes or systems that could potentially lead to errors and adverse events.

b. Knows and follows organizational and departmental policies and procedures applicable to assigned duties.

c. Participates in required organizational and departmental patient safety education programs and other activities designed to improve departmental and organizational patient safety.

d. Promptly reports serious events and incidents in accordance with established hospital policy and procedure.

  1. Provides directional and other general information to patients; as necessary, assures all services have been provided before the patient leaves.

  2. Performs other duties as required or assigned by emergency or other operational

reasons for which the employee is qualified to perform.

*Denotes essential job functions.

SPECIFIC POSITION DUTIES:

*1. Greets patients and families. Obtains all required demographic and insurance information as well as signatures to create an accurate registration record.

*2. May be responsible for completion of all forms necessary for registration and claims adjudication. Collects HIPAA and Universal Authorization information when required.

*3. Verifies active insurance coverage through applicable tools including websites (i.e.

Promise, Navinet)

*4. Responsible for cash or co-pay collection. As required, maintains cash fund; balances fund daily; prepares deposit; reports cash, check, and credit/debit card transactions.

*5. May evaluate charges to determine those covered by insurance and those that are the patient's responsibility; provides cashiering service to the patient; approaches the patient for collectible charges and issues a cash receipt when payment is made; obtains insurance data for third party reimbursement policies; assures insurance forms are signed and dated.

  1. May receive all paper forms containing patient information; prepare a coversheet; and pack for scanning.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Demonstrates skills in decision making, problem solving and independent nursing judgment.

Demonstrates competence in written, oral and electronic communication skills.

Demonstrates intermediate typing, keyboarding and Internet navigation skills

Demonstrates competence in customer service skills.

Must be able to maintain a creative energetic outlook in problem solving.

Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills, flexibility to deal with variety of clinic

settings, and a broad knowledge of general nursing and occupational health.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Graduate of accredited practical nursing program, current PA license required OR graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant program with MA certification.

Must be qualified to pass medications. Must be BLS certified.

One year prior nursing experience required.

Medical/surgical, emergency department or clinic related experience preferred.

Phlebotomy experience preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work is typically performed in a clinic environment. May require travel to employer

site(s) and to other CareWorks sites.

Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family. Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. A mature electronic health record connects a comprehensive network of 13 hospital campuses, two research centers and nearly 1,600 Geisinger primary and specialty care physicians.

About Geisinger

Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator®, ProvenCare® and ProvenExperience®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey at AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org , or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/geisingerhealth , Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/geisingerhealth/ , LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/geisingerhealth .

** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.