RN- Pain Clinic
Job DescriptionJOB SUMMARY:
As a member of the interdisciplinary team, contributes professional nursing knowledge and skills as a member of the health care team, to the patient population served by the office through the application of the nursing process.
Graduate of accredited nursing program.
1-3 years in hospital or clinic setting.
Current licensure in good standing as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois.
Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 30 days of hire/start date
Clinical Excellence/Patient Care
- Completes accurate documentation in patient records and charges. Demonstrates knowledge and correct use of all forms in regards to the day-to-day operation of the department.
- Assists physician with patient treatments in office setting.
- Coordinates patient care activities and the flow of patient information by effective communication with other office staff, physicians, patients, families and a variety of health care agencies while appropriately documenting to ensure continuity of care.
- Demonstrates critical thinking in prioritizing patient care.
- Possesses ability to communicate effectively with providers, staff, and patients to assist in identifying and solving problems.
- Assists with orientation of new staff.
- Conducts appropriate and timely documentation of patients concerns, problems and/or symptoms in medical record.
- Reviews medical records through office audit for complete and thorough documentation by provider reflecting patient’s encounter.
- Prepares patient for procedure. May take vital signs (e.g., blood pressure, pulse, temperature, respiration, etc.). Interviews patients to obtain health history, allergies, current use of medications, and documents findings.
- Performs physical assessment of patients upon assuming care and according to protocol. Assesses and documents patients` physical, psychological and social needs appropriate to the age of the patients served on the Unit. Reviews other available diagnostic data (e.g., laboratory values, radiology reports, transferring unit reports, etc.) and incorporates into assessment process. Identifies, communicates and documents significant physiological and behavioral findings. May receive orders via telephone and ensures implementation.
- Accurately interprets and promptly implements physicians’ orders.
- Prepares patients for surgical procedures ensuring all preoperative protocols are followed and completed, and all pertinent information is documented in patient charts.
- Collaborates with physicians and other health disciplines to coordinate the delivery of care and monitor progress of patient.
- Demonstrates thorough knowledge of surgical procedures, infection and isolation control procedures and aseptic technique.
- Participates as an effective member of the health care team to ensure high quality care and patient satisfaction by providing a professional and congeal work environment for patients, office staff and physicians.
- Actively participates in intradepartmental meetings and in services. Reviews departmental minutes and seeks information through personal inquiry. Keeps self-informed of changes within department.
- Demonstrates knowledge of department and management line of authority and follows proper line of communications and legislation affecting the profession, health care and current developments in the nursing field.
- Demonstrates an understanding of the work schedules and adheres to expected time schedules.
- Consistently demonstrates flexibility in adapting to changes in workload and assignments.
- Provides support to the other members of the health care team.
- Maintains an awareness of new regulations and legislation affecting the profession, health care and current developments in the nursing field.
- Maintains a clean and safe therapeutic work environment by applying policies and principles related to care of environment, safety and infection control.