Performs tasks under the realm of professional license.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Prepares patients (i.e. audio/vision screening, ht., wt., BP, etc.) and charts prior to physician’s examination.
- Performs procedures and treatments as ordered by physician (i.e. collection of lab specimens, ear flushings, administration of immunizations, and emergency medication, catheterization) and assists physician with treatments when necessary.
- Calls patients regarding test results.
- Schedules appointments for further studies and/or consultations.
- Processes records for referrals to other physicians or agencies.
- Renewal of prescriptions and monitoring of required follow-up lab work.
- Processes medical statements for patients regarding medication, limitation of activity, etc.
- Aware of patient load and makes adjustments in schedule when necessary to accommodate unexpected demands or emergencies.
- Cleans and stocks examination rooms.
- Initiates CSR and laundry requisitions on late night.
- Covers office for late call on rotating basis.
- Covers phone room or float depending upon department needs.
- Checks charts for next day’s schedule for accuracy and completeness.
- Fills in as needed in other areas of department when physician is away or out of the office.
- Leaves office well organized at the end of the day to insure continuity in event of your absence the following day.
- Related duties as required.
- Practices principles of infection control and safety.
- Maintains confidentiality of all information in patient’s medical record.
- Displays concise and clear communication skills.
- Maintains professional atmosphere within the office
RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS: Direct relationship with patients/families, physicians and staff.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE: Graduation from high school and an accredited school of nursing with an active (LPN or RN) New York State license. A minimum of one year experience in pediatrics preferred. Office experience helpful.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Classification of work level: Heavy. Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 100 pounds using proper body mechanics. Requires manual dexterity to operate standard office equipment such as computer, fax and telephone. Requires hearing and vision that is adequate to perform job duties.