OverviewThe PNC role is designed to provide obstetrical care and education to the patients of NSPG OB/GYN. The PNC nurse works closely with the physicians and within the RN scope to provide professional medical assessment advice and cares for the patients in an ambulatory care/office setting. The prenatal nurse provides triage services, performs administrative paperwork, coordinates and orders tests and lab services for obstetrical care and treatment. The PNC will maintain records of vital statistics, enter and organize data, and effectively respond and communicate time sensitive information to the appropriate providers. The PNC will administer injections and medications and assist the physicians as needed. The nurse may perform other related tasks as necessary to ensure high quality obstetrical care.
Job Specific Responsibilities
- Responsible for phone triage during the day and is stationed to receive calls from patients seeking care, gathers information on the telephone about relevant clinical signs and symptoms and make and executes a timely and accurate triage decision regarding the patient's care. This may include giving direct advice, directing the patient to a hospital emergency facility, scheduling an appointment with a time frame consistent with the assessment and clinical presentation.
- Maintains records of vital statistics and other pertinent data of patient. Receives patient lab results and other data, enters and organizes this data into the patient electronic medical records according to North Shore Physicians group and/or provider protocols. Effectively responds to and communicates urgent or time sensitive information to the appropriate providers in a timely manner. Measures and/or records patient histories, height, weight, temperatures, blood pressure and pulse as appropriate for the visit.
- Communicates and interprets providers clinical information and instructions to patients; with specific direction from the provider including but not limited to instructing patients regarding medication, use of home testing or other equipments or medical supplies, communicating testing results, counsels patients on health maintenance related issues (e.g. cholesterol, control, blood pressure control, etc).
- Prepares patient and exam rooms for and assists with examinations.
- Administers injections and medications, dresses wounds and incisions, assists with minor surgery and performs related tasks as directed.
- Conducts specified office laboratory and other tests, such as urine dip sticks, hemocult cards and finger stick hemoglobins.
- Assists in the collection of specimens. Instructs patients regarding preparation for various tests and procedures.
- Oversees prescription refills and new medication as directed by the providers via electronic medical record, phone or fax.
- Informs patients of test results and/or providers recommendations in person or via phone or mail.
- Cleans and performs routine daily care on instruments and equipment.
- Maintains neatness and general appearance of assigned exam rooms, prepares and replenishes supplies as needed for these rooms.
- Properly handles and disposes of contaminated and disposable items.
- Orders, receives, stocks and organizes the handling of medications.
- Trains new or less experiences medical assistants and nurses.
- Works with other staff members in a cooperative and supportive fashion.
- Customer Service Responsibilities:
- Treats all patients courteously and with dignity and respect at all times.
- Maintains patient confidentiality.
- Required: Requires a minimum of 5 years triage experience in medical office setting or hospital.
- Preferred:OB/GYN experience preferred.
- Required: Requires a graduate of an accredited nursing program.
- Preferred: BSN is preferable
Licensure, Certifications, or Registration:
- Required: Licensed Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is required.
Applicants with relevant experience will be considered. North Shore Medical Center is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Pre-employment drug screening is required.