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Licensed Practical Nurse - Cardiology

Company: Christiana Care
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: December 8, 2018

Job Description:

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
To assist the physicians and nurse practitioners in examining and treating patients. Accepts accountability for delivery of quality patient care. Coordinate care under the direction of providers along with the nurse practitioners and education coordinators.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To assist physicians in examining and treating patients including but not limited to obtaining and interpreting patient information, vital signs, immunizations, and performing appropriate tests.
  • Triages incoming telephone, e-mail and fax communication from patients.
  • Conducts assessment designed to gather data relevant to patient individual needs. Takes appropriate action regarding patient condition. Identifies actual and potential problems for which the patient is at risk
  • Retrieves requests for prescription refills with follow up to pharmacies. Renews medication prescriptions by telephone and by completing forms. Follow up with insurance companies for pre-authorized medications
  • Communicates patient needs/requests to appropriate staff member (MD, NP, Diabetes Educator). Communicates treatment changes to patients
  • Assist providers during examination as well as performing ekgs. Takes recording of vital signs during office hours.
  • Assists in patient learning needs and carries out essential teaching measures.
  • Demonstrates compliance with CCHS center and departmental policies and procedures and mandatory education requirements including but not limited to safety, infection control, attendance and dress code
  • Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors
  • Answer patient questions related to cardiac monitor devices (specifically Ziopatch and Body Guardian)
  • Ability to travel to different locations within the practice
    SCOPE, PURPOSE, AND FREQUENCY OF CONTACTS:
    Daily contact with patients, family members, visitors, Diabetes and Metabolic Disease Center staff MCD staff, medical staff, volunteers. Frequent contact with other community physicians, support staff, lab providers, pharmacy representatives, local agencies and companies, hospitals, and general public.

    DIRECTION/SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:
    None

    DIRECTION/SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
    Practice Manager

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
    • High school graduate or equivalent Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing
    • Three to five years physician office or clinical experience preferred
    • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substitutedWilmington Hospital, Wilmington, Delaware. This 241-bed, 622,100-square-foot facility includes an emergency department and helipad, and is supported by specialized centers for rehabilitation, advanced joint replacement, women's health, pediatrics, behavioral health and memory disorders. This location also offers diagnostic imaging, lab services and an on-site surgicenter. The Wilmington Hospital campus serves as Christiana Care's corporate headquarters and includes the Wilmington Annex, which hosts adolescent health services, an HIV program, a Community Health Access Program and the Wilmington Family Medical Center. Academic medical center, Baltimore area, Best regional hospital, Community-based medicine, Community health, Clinician, Delaware hospital, Delaware's largest health system, Electronic medical records, Epic EMRs, Everest Award-winner, In-patient, Level I Trauma Center, Magnet -- designation, Nationally recognized, Outpatient, Philadelphia area, Provider, Surgery center, Teaching hospital, Wellness, Wilmington, Newark, U.S. New & World Report ranking, Expert, Serve, Care, Healthcare, Respectful, Dover, Bear, Middletown, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Delmarva Peninsula, New Castle, Elkton, Maryland, Glasgow, Hockessin, Brookside, Smyrna, Pike Creek Valley, Milford, Claymont, Pike Creek, Wilmington Manor, North Star, Seaford, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, Vineland, Millville, West Chester, Kennett Square, Swedesboro, Carneys Point, Woodstown, Salem, Elmer, Deptford Township, Washington Township, Pitman, Glassboro, Franklin

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