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Registered Nurse - Specialty Practice

Company: Capital Health
Location: Pennington
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Overview Position #: 5201 Responsibilities * Performs nursing care/treatment modalities appropriate for individual patients. Assists LIP with procedures, removes sutures, cleans wounds, applies dressings. References policies and procedures to assure Capital Health best practices are followed. * Supports principles from Capital Health core mission (quality care, compassion, dignity and comprehensive continuum of care). Seeks interpretation or understanding of the illness, pain, fear, anxiety or other stressful emotion. * Acknowledges and includes patients' family during communication with the patient,as appropriate and as designated by ambulatory patient. * Assesses need for patient education. Plans, implements and documents patient education and evaluates and documents patient comprehension and compliance. Calls patients to explain laboratory and test results under the direction of the LIP. Explains preparations and procedures to patient. * Obtains and records patient history. Reviews laboratory and other test results daily and prioritizes them for LIPs according to established protocol. Prepares patients, exam rooms and medical records for scheduled and non-scheduled patients. * Obtains specimens and cultures, identifying patients and specimens according to CH policy. Recognizes important changes in patient condition and reacts appropriately in the Ambulatory setting. * Administers medications accurately and safely. Documents patient's records according to established protocol. Performs and demonstrates technical skills specific to assigned Ambulatory setting. Administers immunizations, and other injections as ordered by LIP according to established protocol and documents. * Calls in prescriptions to pharmacies under the direction of the LIP. * Completes competency checklist with their preceptors. * Documents quality control for waived testing and sterilization of instruments as required according to established policies and procedures. Performs Quality Assurance activities as defined by Ambulatory setting. * Maintains logs of laboratory work, X-rays and other tests and monitors receipt of results to assure continuity or care. Documents refrigerator temperatures for proper storage of medications and specimens and takes appropriate action if outside acceptable range. * May participate in Research studies depending on practice. * Triages patient medical phone calls, assessing the patients' status, and schedules according to established protocol. Performs and documents part of the physical assessment including, but not limited to chief complaint and vital signs. * Performs other duties as assigned. Demonstrates willingness to assist co-workers during periods of heightened patient care activity. * Performs other duties as assigned and may be assigned to other Capital Health Medical Group Practices as needed. Requirements * Associate's degree or graduation from an accredited school of nursing. BSN preferred. * NJ or PA license based on primary state office location required. * Must attain second out of state RN license (NJ or PA) within three months from date of hire. * Proficient with computers * BLS * Frequent physical demands include: Standing , Walking , Carry objects , Push/Pull , Twisting , Bending , Wrist position deviation , Pinching/fine motor activities , Keyboard use/repetitive motion , Taste or Smell * Occasional physical demands include: Sitting , Climbing (e.g., stairs or ladders) , Reaching forward , Reaching overhead , Squat/kneel/crawl * Continuous physical demands include: Talk or Hear * Lifting Floor to Waist 25 lbs. Lifting Waist Level and Above 25 lbs. Our Network Effective September 7, all employees and medical staff at all Capital Health locations will be required to be vaccinated or subject to weekly testing, as required by the Governor of New Jersey's recent Executive Order 252.

Keywords: Capital Health, Trenton , Registered Nurse - Specialty Practice, Healthcare , Pennington, New Jersey

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