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Clinical Assistant - Registered Nurse (MSN)

Summary

Peachtree Orthopedics is a premiere multi-specialty orthopaedic practice that has been providing superior service to patients for over 60 years.  We are looking for someone to join our professional team that has a passion for patient care to assist in examination and treatment of patients under direction of Peachtree Orthopedics Physicians.This is a full time position with a busy Orthopedic Surgeon at our Piedmont location.

Spine and Rehabilitation experience required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Escorts patients to exam area and prepare for exam.
  • Interviews patients to determine medical problem/condition and documents in e-chart.
  • Obtains and records patient’s vital signs and weight.
  • Assists physician's orders, lab requests, or follow-up needs with patients.
  • Collects samples, such as urine and blood from patients for testing and performs routine laboratory tests on samples.
  • Obtains patient's history and orders x-rays.
  • Schedules diagnostic studies/surgery.
  • Prepares and assist with injections/aspirations.
  • Prepares specimen for laboratory and complete required forms.
  • Application/removal of casts, splints, braces.
  • Performs dressing changes and remove sutures/staples.
  • Fits DME E-charge, and/or Physical Therapy referral.
  • Maintains stock within modules.
  • Provides patients with educational materials regarding
  • Diagnosis
    • Directions for self care and mobility related to disease.
    • Surgery
    • Diagnostic studies   
    • Equipment/casts.
    • Ensures compliance with OSHA standards regarding blood borne pathogens.
    • Prepares prescriptions for signature and e-prescribe.
  • Appointments
    • Coordinates work in appointments.
    • Schedules pre and post op appointments.
    • Communicates schedule changes and clinic cancellations to team members.
    • Assists team with rescheduling clinics cancelled with < 7 days notice.
  • Monitors biohazardous waste and prepare for disposal.
  • Obtains x-ray and imaging results and store in ECHOES
  • Imports outside discs into ECHOES.
  • X-ray backup available for single member team.
  • Obtains diagnostic results from appropriate source.
  • Scans report into SRS and match to close out order.
  • Serves as liaison between patient and physician.
  • Coordinates consultations with other physicians.
  • Provides staff coverage for other clinical personnel.
  • Completes applications for Handicap parking permits, FMLA, Disability forms, and Work excuses.
  • Documents all aspects of visit in Athena to include 'Meaningful Use' criteria.
  • Management support for MD to enter diagnosis codes.
  • Schedules all OR cases and maintain surgery schedule.
  • Responsible for all patient phone calls (clinical) insuring proper documentation in Athena of action taken/advice given.
  • Telephones and/or sends eRx prescriptions to pharmacy on MD request/approval.
  • Notifies manufacturer’s reps of surgical cases to ensure correct implants available in OR.
  • Coordinates special equipment, bone graft, etc., needed for surgery.
  • At end of clinic:
    • Wipes tables, changes pillow cases, straightens items in room.
  • General Office:
    • Attend meetings and perform duties as requested.
    • Other duties may be assigned.

Education and/or Experience

Master of Science in Nursing Required.  One to three years related experience in Medical field. Orthopedic experience preferred.
 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Registered Nurse (RN)

American Heart Association's Certification - BLS Certified

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