DUTIES INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
??? Greeting patients and preparing them for examination or procedure. Recording health history of patient and noting abnormal conditions for physician. Instructing patients on collection of any necessary samples and tests. Obtaining vital signs and escorting patients to rooms.
??? Assisting with the preparation of supplies and equipment and aiding the physician or mid-level practitioner during treatment, examination, and testing of patients.
??? Giving injections, administering prescribed medications as directed by physician and in accordance with nursing standards. Observing, recording, and reporting patient???s condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physicians.
??? Ensuring that patient chart entries are made accurately and in a timely matter and forwarding charts as appropriate. Maintaining patient files, records, and other information.
??? Assisting with scheduling of tests and treatments. Arranging referrals to a specialist and obtaining pre-authorizations when directed to by the provider.
??? Collecting, documenting, and delivering lab specimens and obtaining lab test results and other reports.
??? Notifying patients of test results and follow-up appointments.
??? Instructing patient and family regarding medications and treatment and discharge instructions.
??? Assisting the provider with physical exams and in preparing for physicals.
??? Contacting pharmacy to order prescriptions and notifying patients.
??? Keeping an accurate and up to date inventory of medications and monitoring controlled substances.
??? Controlling inventory and monitoring the use of supplies.
??? Maintaining up to date stock and monitoring and maintaining medical equipment.
??? Responding to and screening telephone calls for referral to nurse or physician. Triaging patients to ensure productive departmental flow.
• A degree from an accredited school of practical nursing is required.
• Minimum of two years' experience in a hospital or clinic setting is preferred.
At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA.