Coordinates patient care and provides assistance to consulting physicians by performing duties and responsibilities with competence and efficiency.
- Coordinates and organizes clinical activities by using initiative and independent judgment.
- Provides direct care to patients when professional skills are required.
- Assists physician with the examinations and procedures.
- Provides patient education and documents appropriately, and maintains the records accordingly.
- Responsible for obtaining and maintaining supplies as requested by providers.
- Completes continuing education requirements as defined by the hospital.
- Provides a safe and comfortable environment for the patient/family.
- Assists with maintaining order and cleanliness within the unit.
- Participates in the Process assessment and Improvement activities when appropriate.
- Participates in unit meetings and keeps informed of posted and written information.
- Demonstrates competency in providing assessment and care for neonates, pediatrics, pre-adolescents, adolescents, young adults, adults, and geriatrics.
- Participates in equipment and procedure competencies as defined annually by the Director of Ambulatory Services.
- Informs the Director of any ethical issue concerning the patient care based on own cultural values or religious beliefs.
- Completes statistic sheet detailing number of patients seen and amount of time and number of rooms the physician used.
- Assists when needed in processing patients in clinics associated with Salem Township Hospital.
- Graduation from a school of nursing.
- Current licensure with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulations.
- Prefer Physician's office experience.
- Current in CPR.
- Knowledge of basic principles involved in nursing care.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands
- Extensive standing and walking to assist with patient care.
- Pushing, pulling, and lifting patients on stretchers, wheelchairs, and exam tables. Assistive devices are available.
- May be working with patients who have communicable and/or infectious diseases. With proper techniques this should not be a problem.
- Works with minimum supervision and must be self-directed.
- Hours vary depending on the scheduled procedures. Flexibility required.
- Full Time
- Four 10-hour shifts
- Alternating weekends