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PHB Licensed Practical Nurse - Rural Health Clinic

Overview
We at Penn Highlands Brookville (PHB), in affiliation with Penn Highlands Healthcare, are very proud of our record in both cost effectiveness and innovation. As our 34 plus bed hospital evolves to meet today's ever- changing health care needs, the main focus remains on the patient and PHB's role in the community. The hospital has experienced enormous changes since its founding in 1919. Today, technological changes in health care are occurring at an even faster rate. While the hospital has kept pace with these rapid changes, its strength lies in the personalized healthcare given by the PHB family, which includes the physicians, employees, and board of directors.
To fulfill this mission and vision, we focus on bringing together talented healthcare professionals who believe that the best way to treat patients is to offer individualized medical care in an environment that is friendly, personalized, and close to home. In order to serve our patients in this manner, we are actively recruiting individuals who want to work in this type of environment.
The office nurse, in support of the physician or mid-level provider, will assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of patient care in the office. This role is required to coordinate the care with other services, or outside health care providers. The office nurse will serve as a liaison between the physician, mid-level provider, and all other health care providers.
Responsibilities
Complies with BROOKVILLE HOSPITAL policies and procedures, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state or local law and regulations
Takes and records patients' vital signs, health history, answers questions and prepares patient prior to examination by the physician or mid-level provider.
Dresses wounds, gives injections, and provides immunizations
Calls in prescriptions to pharmacies and hands out samples as reviewed by the ordering physician. Explains dosage amounts and times, drug/food interactions.
Collects biological specimens , such as urine, blood, and sputum, from patients for testing and performs in-office laboratory tests
Performs various in office testing, such as EKG, vision, hearing, and others.
Explains the examinations, procedures, testing, follow-up care to patient and family and answers any questions they may have.
Calls patients with test results upon review by the provider. Answer patient's questions and respond to requests.
Assists and supports physician or mid-level provider to develop and implement a treatment plan for each patient.
Responsible for appropriate cleaning of equipments used. Prepares instruments for transfer and processing at Brookville Hospital.
Cleans examination rooms and prepares examination tables
Assess patient presenting themselves for registration by asking questions or observing physical signs for serious medical and/or psychiatric problems which may require immediate medical attention.
Coordinates patient care with ancillary services by consulting with those departments, scheduling, preparing requisitions, and instructing the patient.
Documents information in patient charts according to policy.
Applies compresses, ice bags, and hot water bottles
Develops, implements and maintains control reports for quality assurance
Inventories and requisitions supplies, including sample medications. Checks for outdates and proper disposal.
Compiles record and file medical charts, reports, and correspondence.
Assists in office clerical duties, such as scanning or faxing, completion of forms, and maintenance of patient charts.
Demonstrates basic knowledge of billing and coding practices and regulatory requirements of payers such as Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Shield and commercial carriers; maintains proficiency by attending in-services and regularly scheduled task force meetings. Seeks guidance when questions on billing issues arise.
General duties as directed.
Qualifications
Current LPN licensure in the state of Pennsylvania required
High School Diploma or equivalent required.
2 years of prior office experience, familiarity with Microsoft software (Word and Excel) preferred.
Valid PA driver's license required.
Current CPR certification required or must obtain within year of start date.
Knowledge in Regulatory requirements of third party payors such as
Medicare, Medicaid, and Blue Shield preferred


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