Tracking Code: 99858

LPN-Physician Office Nurse Lead - Internal Medicine Washington Street

Location: WellSpan Medical Group, Gettysburg, PA
Schedule: Full Time

General Summary

Provides clinical oversight and guidance to the clinical work and work flows for assigned personnel. May be involved in the annual performance review process, problem solving, and the quality improvement activities for the office. Provides safe, therapeutic and efficient care and services to patients. Functions as a member of the health care team at an intermediate nursing level to assist in the planning and implementation of patient care based upon sound nursing judgment, clinical preparation, knowledge, skills and experience. Nursing care is provided in accordance with the provisions of the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. This classification functions under the Clinical Nursing Coordinator when the Clinical Nursing Coordinator has multiple practices and has 15 or more direct report clinical FTE's. These responsibilities, duties and oversight of staff may vary depending upon the practice/specialty to which assigned.

Schedule:

Full-time

Monday-Friday (Days)

Sign-on Bonus $$$



Essential Functions:

  • Performs the duties of a Physician Office Nurse.
  • Ensures the required documentation of quality control inspections are completed, which may include documentation of temperature readings, expiration date assessment and the maintenance of emergency supplies and equipment.
  • Assists in the referral process by answering questions from other staff regarding referrals.
  • Performs clinical supply ordering/receiving.
  • Acts as a clinical resource for staff and patients. Provides a high level of customer service for both internal as well as external customers.
  • Ensures that clinical staff are competency trained on Point of Care testing and monitoring of equipment.
  • Monitors Point of Care quality controls to ensure they are performed per policy, procedure and regulation.
  • Monitors effectiveness of clinical work flows for the office. Reports any observed bottlenecks, as needed.
  • Monitors monthly clinical check lists to ensure that delegated quality checks are being performed and, when found to be out of normal range, are handled in a timely and effective manner.
  • Provides the Clinical Nursing Coordinator and/or the Practice Manager with timely communication regarding all clinical concerns and issues for the office.
  • Provides staff training for clinical updates/changes that may be communicated through the Clinical Nursing Coordinator monthly meetings and/or from upper management.
  • Ensures timely follow-up is provided for all Coumadin patients. Includes oversight of Coagulation Tracker (for primary care offices that utilize the Coagulation Tracker).
  • For Practices enrolled in the VFC (Vaccines for Children) Program: - Is responsible for duties which may include: Point person for VFC surveys and ordering vaccines from VFC. Includes preparing and providing vaccine reports to the state. - Monitors refrigerator temperatures (for both vaccines & specimen refrigerators.) - Regularly monitors the completion of refrigerator logs to ensure that readings are completed twice a day by delegated clinician and that temperatures are within appropriate ranges. - Responsible for reporting to the Clinical Nursing Coordinator, Office/Practice Manager or designee when temperatures readings are out of range.

Common Expectations:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to patients, visitors and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  • Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Maintains professional growth and development.
  • Provides oversight of clinical staff, and holds staff accountable for timely completion of job responsibilities and communicates to the Clinical Nurse Coordinator/Office Manager/Practice Manager.
  • Functions as reference source and oversees the flow of the clinical area by providing guidance to clinical staff.
  • Assists office staff with entering safety events and patient complaints into the SRS system. Assists the Clinical Nursing Coordinator/Office/Practice Manager with reporting on and closing events, as needed/requested.
  • Assists Office/Practice Manager with personnel/HR/staffing issues and questions. May assist with performing annual staff performance evaluations, as requested.
  • May assist with time keeping in Kronos for clinical staff, if assigned by Office/Practice Manager.
  • Precepts and orients new clinical employees. Functions as the onsite resource for clinical externs.
  • Assists with clinical staff schedules, clinical floater requests, and paid time off requests. Responsible for adjusting clinical staff schedules to cover -call offs-, as required or requested by the Clinical Nurse Coordinator/Office Manager/Practice Manager.
  • Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.

Required for All Jobs:

  • Performs other related duties as identified.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a compliance program to support WellSpan's values and standards for professionalism, integrity, and ethics. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization and the performance expectations of the job, the department, and the compliance program.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a privacy program to safeguard the patient information and the business and operational information of the organization. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization to safeguard patient and business/operational information.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Physical Demands:

  • Standing - Frequently
  • Walking - Frequently
  • Sitting - Occasionally
  • Carrying/Lifting - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Kneeling/Crouching - Occasionally
  • Reaching - Occasionally
  • Talking - Frequently
  • Hearing - Frequently
  • Repetitive Motions - Occasionally
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Occasionally

Working Environment:

  • Occupational Hazards - Occasionally
  • Bloodborne Pathogen - Exposure

Minimum Education:

  • Associates Degree Certificate of completion (degree or diploma) from an accredited LPN program. Required or
  • Diploma Program Certificate of completion (degree or diploma) from an accredited LPN program. Required

Work Experience:

  • 1 year In a WMG office. Required

Licenses:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse Upon Hire Required or
  • Licensed Practical Nurse Multi State License Upon Hire Required and
  • Basic Life Support Upon Hire Required

Courses and Training:

  • Completion of the WMG Preceptor Class. Upon Hire Required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal/communications and customer service skills.
  • Models team work.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.

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Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts
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