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Clinical Nurse (RN)

Position Summary:
Ensures professional nursing care for surgeon. Coordinates patient care functions within the clinic and with other disciplines and providers. The RN is also responsible for the direct and/or indirect care of the patient.

Graduate of approved clinical training school and two years experience in a medical office setting. Current licensure in the state of Tennessee, a BLS Healthcare Provider.

Position Accountabilities:
Commitment to perform all job responsibilities in accordance with the philosophy and mission statement of USA. Honest, ethical, professional behavior is a condition of employment.

Responsible for the preparation of hospital charge sheets.

Assists with entire office functions as needed, i.e., answers phones, schedules appointments, registers patients, exit scheduling, chart preparation, etc.

Schedules and obtains precertification for surgery as needed.

Reviews x-rays, path reports, along with other special studies. Ensures the physician is informed as needed and places reports in the correct charts.

Coordinates consultations with other physician offices as well as with the hospital.

Coordinates patients being admitted to the hospital including: writing admission orders, informing residents, coordinating direct admits from other physicians and hospitals.

Assists the physician with “in-office” surgical procedures.

Dispenses appropriate oral and injectable medications.

Calls for test results and notifies physician and patients as directed.

Conducts phone conferences with patients using approved protocols. Schedules appointments, referrals, procedures, and prescribes designated medications/treatments per protocols.

Provides work guidance and instruction to patients.

Monitors all clinical activities related to patient visits.

Provides discharge instruction and coordinates consults, home health, and follow-up care as necessary.

Performs all other duties as assigned.