Lubbock Heart Hospital Registered Nurse/ CCCU in Lubbock, Texas

Position Qualifies for LHSH Employee Referral Program

GENERAL SUMMARY:

RNs provide professional care for clinic patients according to established standards and practices.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Interacts directly with patients and families to obtain information for patient records, explain procedures, allay fears, and elicit cooperation.

  • Utilizes standard procedures for the maintenance of positive patient identification and records appropriate collection information in accordance with established protocol.

  • Responsible for securing precertification and/or preauthorization on any and all procedures as required.

  • Relates results to patients in person according to physician instructions.

  • Enters data into computer system as per protocol.

  • Faxes and handles prescriptions as instructed by physician.

  • Takes telephone messages and provides feedback and answers to patient/physician/pharmacy and charts them in EMR appropriately.

  • Gives instructions to patients as directed by physician.

  • Schedules new and follow-up appointments based on established protocol.

  • Performs vital signs and EKGs, assessments and therapies as appropriate.

  • Assists in clinic as assigned or needed.

  • Documents all correspondence in EMR.

  • Completes lab slips and other forms as instructed by physician.

  • Assists in ancillary department as assigned or needed.

  • Performs miscellaneous job related duties as assigned or needed.

  • Complies with OSHA safety and health rules.

  • Uses computer, copier, scanner, and fax machine.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

This position requires general knowledge of the nursing practices, methods, tools, and equipment used in a day to day hospital practice, including but not limited to the following:

  • General knowledge of occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions associated with clinical work.

  • Ability to perform standard EKG procedures and techniques.

  • Knowledge of standard nursing tasks and procedures.

  • Ability to accurately complete and maintain EMR documents and records.

  • Ability to understand and follow specific clinical protocol, specifications, and procedures.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Knowledge of relative clinical and patient care regulations, policies, procedures, and standards.

  • Ability to work in a team environment with a minimum amount of supervision.

  • Demonstrates honesty, integrity, and ethical conduct.

  • Thoroughness and ability to finish a task.

  • Flexibility and ability to learn quickly.

  • Critical thinking skills

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • High school diploma.

  • Completion of approved nursing program.

  • Current Texas LVN or RN license.

  • At least one year experience in a clinical setting preferred but not required.

  • Current BLS, will also need ACLS and PALS per department requirements.

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION:

  • Current Texas LVN or RN license required.

  • Current BLS and/or ACLS preferred

ENVIRONMENTAL AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Able to read, write and communicate in English. Have cognitive skills for math, reading, computer skills, and communications skills to deal well with the public (customers) as well as peers.

  • Work in an interior medical/clinical environment.

  • This position may require the use of personal protection equipment during various tasks/activities, including, but not limited to, gait belts, gown, gloves, safety glasses, and mask including airborne protection mask.

  • Vision for near, mid-range, far and accommodation. Hearing for low, medium and high pitch.

  • Work in a temperature controlled environment.

  • Moderate physical activity. May require physical effort, including lifting up to 30 pounds using proper lifting techniques.

  • Potential for contact with chemicals, blood borne pathogens, and exposure to infectious disease.

Position Qualifies for LHSH Employee Referral Program

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