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Smart Staffing Group, Inc. icon

Licensed Practical Nurse

Syracuse, NY

Posted: 08/12/2021 Industry: Healthcare Job Number: 14519488

Job Description

  • Current New York State license
  • Able to be certified/re-certified in CPR
  • Minimum of 1 (one) year of experience required
  • Prior experience in an inpatient setting preferred
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skill
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal communication skills with patients, family members and other members of the health care team.
  • Able to perform majority of patient care functions needed in an acute care setting with minimal orientation and supervision
  • Greet patients, direct to exam rooms, prepare for exam
  • Routine assistance during exams: set up trays for injections, measure and record progress of patients, take and record vital signs
  • Assist with general office duties, reception, appointment scheduling, filing and chart preparation
  • Contact various insurance companies to obtain authorizations for physical therapy, MR s, CT s, surgery, etc.
  • Contact primary care physicians to obtain referrals on new patients or extensions of referrals on current patients
  • Assist physicians in patient care
  • Maintain exam rooms and all clinical areas
  • Administer injections and assist with paps and other procedures
  • Experience using Electronic Medical Records strongly desired
  • Implements nursing care activities under the direction of the primary or associate nurse as outlined in the nursing care plan
  • Observes and reports patient responses to treatments. Participates in activities related to nursing unit management
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