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Company: Brown Medicine
Location: East Providence
Posted on: May 11, 2018

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPrimary Responsibilities

  • Uses sound clinical judgment, critical thinking and nursing process to provide direct and indirect patient care.• Maintain and protect the confidentiality of protected health information by preventing unauthorized release and/or disclosure, both verbal and written.• Assesses, monitors, plans and takes appropriate action to prevent potential physiological and/or psychosocial complications while promoting an optimal level of health. • Is accountable for integration of patient care of all clinical providers within their scope of practice, licensure, relevant education and experience.• Collects and analyzes patient data, make recommendations for nursing care plan• Maintains positive interaction with patient, significant others and members of the health care team to effectively provide quality care.• Triages phone calls and web messages and schedules sick visits, medication check appointments as appropriate.• Answers calls and messages for advice as appropriate within the scope of nursing practice, consulting physician as needed.• Processes requests for medication refills according to University Medicine protocol.• Schedules Diagnostic Imaging or lab studies based on physician orders or standing orders protocols• Coordination of care for patients utilizing other providers and community agencies and services• Tracks referrals, monitors outstanding labs and diagnostics and follows up with physician and patient as appropriate• Assist patients as needed, with physician directed discharge instructions, visit summary plan of care• Identification of complex patients and subsequent referral to case manager as appropriate• Oversees Immunizations, ordering, storage, monitoring temperatures, inputting and tracking lot numbers and supply. • Is familiar with immunization billing codes and use of both State and Private supplies• Assists with staff education on various clinical topics and redesign of clinical workflow as needed • Provides leadership by delegating, supervising and participating in safe nursing care activities provided by ancillary personnel.• Evaluates the effectiveness of patient care and identifies opportunities for improvement.• Collaborates with the healthcare team, patient, family members and community services regarding the patient care outcome.• Access and provide appropriate teaching based on patient and family needs.• Participates in site-based quality improvement and research activities (if applicable).• Utilizes all available resources to provide quality, cost-effective patient care.• Meets and maintains clinical competencies measured by pre-determined credentialing standards, mandatory/safety education and completion of Basic Life Support and ACLS/PALS as appropriate.• Identifies growth needs and participates in educational opportunities and professional organizations.• Maintains medical supply inventory.• May answer phones, meet/greet patients, collect co-pays and schedule appointments.• Serves as a role model and trains less experienced personnel.• Demonstrates flexibility to perform duties wherever volume deems it necessary within the office.• Follow OSHA standards regarding blood borne pathogens and practice Universal Precautions. Adhere to safety guidelines at all times. • Stand by and/or assist with patient examination and/or procedures as needed.• Assist patients to sign up for the patient portal, reset passwords, encourage patients to participate in the RI Health Information Exchange• Attend meetings KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:1. Demonstrated computer proficiency2. Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span, with consideration of the aging process, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.3. Receptivity to learning opportunities within the workplace, accept constructive feedback from other team members in an effort to collaborate and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of patient care. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Baccalaureate in Nursing preferred. RN Licensure in the state of Rhode Island required.
  • One to two years of experience in a physician practice group setting preferred. Company DescriptionBrown Medicine (formerly University Medicine) is a large non-profit, academic, multi-specialty medical group in Rhode Island with approximately 200 physicians. We provide primary care and specialty outpatient services in multiple practices throughout Rhode Island. Brown Medicine physicians also lead many inpatient medical services at both Rhode Island and The Miriam Hospitals, enabling comprehensive and coordinated care for our patients. Brown Medicine is an affiliated entity of the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, employing most of the full-time faculty of the Department of Medicine.Our PurposeBrown Medicine’s ability to integrate the three missions of patient care, teaching and research into “a greater good” is what gives Brown Medicine meaning and purpose and sets it apart from all other internal medicine practices in the state of Rhode Island. It is by embracing all three missions that we provide a unique service to our patients, our colleagues and to the worldwide community.

    Keywords: Brown Medicine, East Providence, Nurse-Endoscopy, Healthcare, East Providence, Rhode Island

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