Lone Star Circle of Care - Georgetown, TX

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Performs duties under direction of physician and/or clinic site nurse to assist in examination and treatment of patients. Under general supervision, makes interpretations and exercises some discretion in routine situations.

Obtains, evaluates, and records patient history in medical file.
• Obtains and measures vital signs and records information on patients' charts. Use thermometer, scales, sphygmomanometer/stethoscope, scalp vein needles, hearing/vision screening equipment, pulse oximetry, typanometer, basic laboratory, i.e., microscope, centrifuge, hematology analyzer, and specimen collection.
• Prepares and maintains examination/treatment rooms, including cleaning and sterilizing instruments, and inventory of medical supplies and materials.
• Assists in the examination of patients under the direction of a physician.
• Explains treatment procedures to patients.
• May be required to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis.
• Prepares and administers oral medications and routine immunizations.
• Performs routine diagnostic and laboratory tests.
Ability to recognize and respect cultural diversity of patients.
• Serve as the communication liaison between patient and physician. Capable of documenting patient communication and clinical treatment accurately and appropriately.
• Recognize and respond effectively to verbal, nonverbal, and written communication.
• Ability to follow established policies and procedures dealing with health care.
• Comply with established risk management and safety procedures.
• Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and health care team.
• Must respect the confidential nature of medical information.
• Working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, and procedures.
• Able to work efficiently and cope with emergency situations.
• Capable of using experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
• Good computer skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
• Able to read and interpret documents such as charts, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
• Professional manner and appearance.
• Emotional and physical health sufficient to meet the demands of the position.
• Ability to stand for long periods of time.
• Strength sufficient to: lift some patients, move heavy equipment on wheels (up to approximately 500 lbs), and to move patients in wheelchairs and stretchers.
Graduate of an accredited vocational nursing school required.
• Valid Texas LVN license; BLS (CPR & AED) certification issued by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross required.
• Previous nursing experience in a Clinic/Outpatient environment preferred.
• Proficiency in Spanish is preferred, but not required.