Lead RN - Primary Care Brandon

  • Porter Medical Center
  • 61 Court Drive Middlebury Vermont 05753 United States
  • Posted: Feb 15, 2019
Part-time Nursing

Job Description

Lead RN – Primary Care Brandon: Part-time (52.5 hours per pay period), days, eligible for full benefits. VT RN license, and triage and leadership experience required.
In accordance with established policies, procedures, and regulations, the Registered Nurse is directly responsible for attending to patient’s nursing needs in the office setting and over the phone. The Registered Nurse is responsible for the care and treatment of patients according to the standards of nursing practice. He/she will demonstrate a pleasant disposition to patients, families, and coworkers. Patient confidentiality will be maintained at all times. The Lead Nurse functions as a leader of the clinical support staff at the practice.

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Salary Range: Min/Hour: $24.15 Mid/Hour: $29.43 Max/Hour: $35.77
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Office Nurse Responsibilities - Specific responsibilities will vary from practice to practice including but not limited to:
  • Perform general nursing duties related to a medical office practice.
  • Incorporate patient/family education into all aspects of his/her practice to promote wellness and health maintenance.
  • Room patients and maintain timely flow of scheduled and walk in patients.
  • Obtain subjective and objective information that is pertinent to the patient.
  • Utilize knowledge, expertise, and available resources to make patient assessments.
  • Document all assessments and findings in the patient chart (either paper-based or electronic).
  • Delegates tasks to other members of the clinical team as appropriate based on team member job description and proven competencies.
  • Perform in house labs and/or tests or collect specimens for lab tests per order.
  • Assist/chaperone provider during patient exams as required/requested.
  • Administer medications and/or immunizations as ordered.
  • Medication refills (by phone, fax, or electronic means) as ordered.
  • Collaborates with the provider to determine the needs of the patient.
    • Collects data accurately and sees that all information is transferred to the patient chart correctly.
    • Uses effective communication skills and interpersonal skills in obtaining information from patient.
    • Identify and communicate significant findings of patient assessment to the patient’s provider.
    • Maintains patient confidentiality.
    • Renders direct patient care and instructs patients and their family members in home care as instructed by the provider.
    • Performs triage per protocol.
    • Shows an understanding of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age specific needs.
  • Provide support to the front office as necessary.
    • Assists with the scheduling of patients with a minimum of conflict according to established protocol.
    • Open the office per established hours.
    • Provide referrals as required.
  • Lead Nurse Responsibilities:
    • Functions as a leader of the clinical support staff at the practice and as a resource other nurses can go to when they have questions.
    • Responsible for involvement in hiring of new nurses and assuring appropriate orientation of the nurses.
    • Writes and conducts nursing staff evaluations and assists with performance management of nursing staff as required.
    • Assists the Office Manager in integrating all Porter Hospital/PPM policies/procedures and regulations.
    • Involved in nursing scheduling to ensure adequate scheduling of nurses.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Hospital and physician’s office policies and procedures.
  • Uses correct procedures and techniques in providing patient care.
  • Uses appropriate reference material such as Policy Manuals, Procedure Manuals, Porter Intranet, medication reference books, etc.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the use of the equipment needed for rendering direct patient care.
  • Executes standing orders as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates professional conduct and positive attitude.
  • Reports to work at scheduled times and clocks in on time.
  • Is courteous, cooperative, and supportive of co-workers, patients and families.
  • Demonstrates initiative, adaptability and dependability in relationships with co-workers and patients.
  • Assists in meeting the clinical needs of students in all health fields through the use of effective communication, role modeling and positive reinforcement.
  • Assists new employees in meeting educational needs through instruction, demonstration and feedback.
  • Is able to multitask effectively to maximize patient flow.
  • Communicates effectively.
  • Uses time efficiently and effectively.
  • Assumes responsibility for professional growth and development.
  • Attends seminars, workshops and classes to enhance work performance.
  • Recognizes self-limitations and seeks and uses appropriate resources.
  • Displays a positive appearance, including appropriate dress as defined by the office policy.
  • Attends departmental in-service training and completes education programs that pertain to staff development.
  • Attends clinical and staff meetings as required.
  • Collects data that is required for Performance Improvement.
  • Participates in projects within the office.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Must maintain unrestricted RN license in the State of Vermont
  • CPR Certification.
  • Mental and physical health sufficient to meet the demands of the position.
  • Professional appearance.