Physician Office Nurse - Neurosurgery
Company: WellSpan Health
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Location: 17 Western Maryland Parkway Hagerstown, MD 21740
Under general supervision of the Practice Manager and/or Site
Director, provides safe, accurate and highly reliable care and
services to patients as part of the Occupational Health team in a
unique practice environment with a mission to support area
employers in providing a safe and healthy work place environment.
Works in a specialized health record platform designed to identify
company specified orders and requirements. Delivers care to
patients, performs treatments, assists providers, conducts multiple
tests, administers medications and instructs patients accordingly
in four primary visit categories including nurse-only visits,
travel clinic visits with administration of multiple vaccines, work
related injury treatment and management visits, and physical
examinations including DOT, Bus, FAA, pre-employment, and OSHA
Respirator Exams. Performs front desk/clerical responsibilities
that include registration of patients, discharge, referrals,
scheduling appointments and answering phones in the clinic which
require strong technology skills and proficiency in technology.
Primary site locations for the east region are either Lebanon PA or
New Holland PA however the individual must have the ability to
cover occupational health clinics, or on-site's as needed. Valid
Driver's License and reliable ability to travel on a day to day
basis as requested is required.
Duties and Responsibilities
References employer requirements and specifications for treatment
and procedures utilizing the unique electronic health record
platform and executes these as documented.
Assists providers with examinations, procedures and other processes
related to direct patient care. Obtains and documents reason for
visit, patient personal health history, patient vital signs
including pain scale with duration and subjective/objective
findings as appropriate. Prepares patient for scheduled procedures
by assuring patient is undressed and appropriately gowned
Collects specimens as directed by Provider and/or as directed in
employer specifications. Accurately and reliably follows DOT and
other regulatory protocols as applicable in performing drug and
alcohol testing. Uses appropriate equipment and protocols for
collecting, handling specimens, processing the Custody and Control
forms, labeling and preparing for transportation to lab including
proper identification, storage procedures and techniques.
Considers the perspectives and needs of both the employer as well
as the patient when delivering care and incorporates both in the
overall experience delivery. Embraces the priorities of timeliness,
accuracy, reliability and communication in every element of the
patient and employer encounter.
Ensures all patient care areas are kept clean, tidy and are
adequately stocked with unexpired supplies and medications.
Handles and stores instruments, equipment, and supplies
appropriately. Assesses sterility of equipment, operational
effectiveness, ensures they are intact, and supplies are
Participates as assigned in routine calibrations, inspections, and
other quality controls.
Completes necessary documentation and paperwork in a timely manner
and facilitates scheduling of appointments for patients who are
ordered diagnostic or additional therapeutic services.
Maintains patient records to ensure an accurate and thorough record
of the patient's medical treatment.
Adheres to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
(HIPAA) of 1996.
Physician Office Nurse (Occupational Health - East)
Under the direct supervision of a Physician/APC, prepares and
administers vaccines, and injectable medications, as prescribed and
as competencies permit. Utilizes the Six Rights of Medication
Administration. Asks prescribed screening questions, identifies
risks and contraindications, questions and observes for appropriate
responses or adverse reactions.
Documents all treatments provided, and education given to patient
As certified competent to do so, performs basic office procedures,
examinations, and/or tests ordered by the Physician/APC and/or as
specified by the employer (i.e. EKGs, Audiograms, PFT's, Urine Drug
Screens, Breath Alcohol Screens, PPD admin and read, ear lavage,
vision tests etc.).
Provides health care information materials and reviews with patient
and family members as directed by Physician/APC (i.e. VIS sheets
Under the direction of the Physician/APC, tracks, reviews, and
monitors the follow-up of diagnostic test results to ensure the
Physician/APC have verified and the patient has been notified.
Relays information to patient from the provider regarding results
and follow-up instructions.
Independently able to perform clerical functions and competency
with the Systoc EMR system.
Performs front desk functions in addition to nursing functions
including registration of patients in EMR system, referral of
patients, discharge of patients clerically, faxing, scanning,
emailing results to employers. Ability to answer phones in the
clinic and schedule appointments.
Obtains basic health information from patient/family members to
review with Physician/APC or clinical resource person at the time
of the visit or over the phone. Uses this information to assist
Physician/APC in determining the urgency for care or an alternative
venue for care for patients with acute problems, should access not
be readily available at the practice.
Gives basic care information to patients/family members per
provider guidelines and instructions.
Uses Universal Precautions with every patient and visitor
Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may
1 year of Medical Practice experience
Certificate of completion (degree or diploma) from an accredited
Current LPN license in PA; Basic Life Support (BLS)
Prolonged periods of standing/walking
Occasional sedentary work
Lifts supplies, files and equipment
Occasionally lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients
Periodic reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching%3161%
Keywords: WellSpan Health, Germantown , Physician Office Nurse - Neurosurgery, Administration, Clerical , Hagerstown, Maryland
Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!