Working under the direction of the Director of the Neurology Outpatient Clinic this position will provide direct nursing care in the Neurology clinic according to established procedures, protocols and scope of nursing practice care standards. Directs patient care activities by interpreting and implementing University and health care policies and standards. Under the direction of EMU attendings, coordinate inpatient admissions for overnight testing. Will perform physical assessments of patients, including triage duties and advise on treatment or course of action by having knowledge of nursing care standards and principles. Develops, implements, and manages nursing care plans in collaboration with physicians. Interview patients and records medical history to establish data for treatment plan, plan and send requests for admission and discharge of patients. Instructs patients and families in proper treatment and advises patients on health maintenance and disease prevention. Records patients’ medical histories and symptoms, operates medical machinery, administers/orders treatment and medications, and coordinates patient follow-up and rehabilitation; assures all procedures for maintaining patient confidentiality are maintained per HIPAA guidelines. Identifies education needed to assure competent delivery of patient care for oneself and others in the department. Performs patient care procedures.
1. Obtains patient histories and medical information. 2. Assists with medical and minor surgical procedures. Assesses, reports, and records vital signs and measurements. Collects specimens. 3. Observes patients for physical or emotional changes. Reports observations. 4. Prepares examining rooms. Selects, sets up and maintains medical supplies and equipment. 5. Maintains a comfortable, orderly, safe and clean environment for patients. 6. Responds to medical emergencies. Records patient information. 7. Prepares patients for continuing care after treatment. 8. May instruct other LPNs. May serve as a source of information on nursing matters pertaining to section. May administer medications under direction and authority of professional medical staff person. 9. Schedules and coordinates patient and test appointments. 10. Performs additional functions incidental to nursing activities.
Required Education and Experience
Four years of related work experience, two of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and a high school level education; or two years of related work experience and an Associate degree; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Demonstrated ability with clinical and technical skills. Ability to maintain appropriate clinical certifications.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Demonstrated ability using EPIC, specifically in prescription refill, diagnostic testing, surgical scheduling order entry and chart scanning.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Proven ability to triage Neurology patients.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Proven strong organizational and communication skills, ability to work productively and independently under pressure with constant and varied interruptions and manage a broad variety of tasks and shifting priorities in a changing environment.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Strong attention to accuracy and timeliness. Excellent attendance. Demonstrated ability to gather, compile, organize and manipulate data to create reports or summaries.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Knowledge of Neurology Medication Management.
Background Check Requirements
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
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