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Clinic Nurse - RN, LPN, or MA (Cardiology Clinic)

Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Information:

Summary
  • This job supports Mercy’s philosophy of patient centered care by presenting excellent customer service and enables the facilitation of positive patient outcomes by providing nursing support to a Mercy provider.
Job/Position Specific Duties
  • Job Specific Duties/Essential Functions
    • Receives, greets, and triages patients in person or on telephone. Schedules appointments, answers questions and/or determines the need for provider intervention.
    • Supports an assigned provider’s practice and acts as a liaison between the provider and his/her patients. Assists provider to remain on schedule with appointments.
    • Manages phone calls to patients regarding test/lab results and provides appropriate instruction for treatment, as directed by the provider.
    • Processes medication requests/changes/refills per established protocols. This includes having knowledge of medications, including basic dosages, side effects and interactions.
    • Collects and enters quality data into EHR
    • Meets requirements for handling and disposing of bio-hazardous waste.
    • Administers injections as needed
    • Rooms and prepares patient for examination. This includes histories, vitals, reason for visit, presenting symptoms and current medication list.
    • Provides assistance with diagnostic procedures and treatments as directed by the provider. This includes obtaining specimens, labeling and disposition to the laboratory and explaining diagnostic procedures to patient as needed.
    • Completes discharge of patient from exam room. This may include written instructions, scheduling a follow-up appointment, providing referral information or scheduling patients for testing procedures and providing instructions.
    • Effectively documents within the electronic health record.
    • Prepares the exam and treatment rooms, including instrument, supplies and protective devices for exam and testing. Maintains and stocks supplies. Cleans and sterilizes instruments in accordance with infection control and manufacturer recommendations.
    • Provides patient education as needed for the scheduled test/procedures.
    • Maintains on-site sample medications according to Mercy's policies and procedures
    • Provides patient education as needed for the scheduled test/procedure
    • Administers spirometry testing - N/A

  • Position Specific Job Duties/Essential Functions
    • Supervises stress testing as needed
    • Assist cardiology imaging departments with injections, stress test supervision and documentation

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills, computer skills, organization, time management, attention to detail and the ability to remain poised and efficient in a fast-paced environment.

Professional Experience– Required vs. Preferred
  • Previous experience in a medical office setting preferred.

Education-Required vs. Preferred

Licensure, Certification, Registration - Required vs. Preferred
  • Current certification in BCLS, in accordance with the American Heart Association required
  • Currently licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Iowa required

Physical Activity Requirements
  • Constant = 67-100% of workday
    • Talking
    • Hearing
  • Frequent = 34-66% of workday
    • Reaching
    • Sitting
    • Standing
    • Walking
    • Lifting
    • Fingering
  • Occasional = 33% or less of workday
    • Repetitive motion
    • Balancing
    • Stooping
    • Kneeling
    • Crouching
    • Pushing
    • Pulling
    • Grasping
    • Feeling
    • Climbing
    • Handling
  • Physical Demand Requirements
    • Medium: Exert 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-15 lbs. of force frequently

Posted 06/27/18

Job ID: 64786