RN - Pre-Admission Testing (PAT) Job in Norfolk, VA

at EyeCare Partners

EyeCare Partners is the nation’s leading provider of clinically integrated eye care. Our national network of over 300 ophthalmologists and 700 optometrists provides a lifetime of care to our patients with a mission to enhance vision, advance eye care and improve lives. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, over 650 ECP-affiliated practice locations provide care in 18 states and 80 markets, providing services that span the eye care continuum. For more information, visit www.eyecare-partners.com.

SUMMARY

Responsible for the overall daily management of the PAT Department.

 

Demonstrates quality patient service during interactions with patients, coworkers, and vendors:

· Exhibits a positive attitude and is flexible in accepting work assignments and priorities

· Meets attendance and tardiness expectations

· Is dependable; follows policies and procedures

· Maintains professionalism in interactions with patients and coworkers

· Performs quality work and consistently exhibits initiative

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain a computer database for tracking surgical patients.
  • Receive appropriate communication from surgery schedulers to schedule each patient for surgery.
  • Obtain and review all pre-admission testing for the surgical patient.
  • Conduct a phone assessment of each surgical patient to obtain medical and medication history.
  • Communicate with primary care physicians, cardiologists, oncologists, etc. to obtain necessary information for appropriate medical evaluation preoperatively.
  • Communicate directly with the anesthesia staff and surgeons to ensure all questions regarding pre-operative patients are answered prior to surgery to ensure a smooth schedule.
  • Evaluate patients for allergies and set up allergy testing when appropriate.
  • Provide leadership and guidance for PAT RNs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation. The requirements below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

 

COMPETENCIES

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:

 

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions.

 

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Communicates in an open and concise manner. Exhibits good verbal (one-to-one and one-to-group) communication skills. Identifies and resolves communication barriers (involving self/others). Writes effective business communications. Conducts effective meetings. Participates effectively in meetings. Communicates effectively at all levels of the organization.

 

INNOVATION

Develops creative ideas and innovative approaches to improve things such as teamwork, patient care, work processes, or productivity.

 

DECISION MAKING

Plans and organizes own work. Recognizes when a system or process is not producing the desired results. Determines the cause of problems before taking action. Gathers relevant information when necessary. Systematically generates and evaluates alternatives and solutions before making a decision. Thinks in a logical, disciplined manner. Manages time efficiently. Manages multiple assignments simultaneously.

 

INTERPERSONAL AND TEAM

Facilitates communication. Solicits constructive and critical feedback for self development. Develop relationships that establish a sense of openness, concern, confidence, and trust. Gains cooperation and action from team members. Modifies style to be appropriate for each situation. Solicits and listens actively to the opinions and suggestions of others. Confronts problems and resolves conflict.

 

INITIATIVE

Takes responsibility for personal actions. Achieves results on time and within budget. Develops work skills to enrich current job and/or accept additional responsibilities. Takes appropriate action as problems or opportunities arise. Recognizes and acts upon opportunities for continuous improvement. Volunteers to help others when a need is identified. Responds to requests, suggestions, and leadership from management willingly and openly. Understand team members needs and requirements.

 

LEADERSHIP

Committed to professional/personal growth and development. Active participant in practice, department, and team activities and goals. Proactive in continuing to enhance leadership skills. Contributes to an enthusiastic, positive work environment. Promotes unified culture and systems. Possesses a commitment to quality and excellence. Sets a proper example for others to follow. Sets priorities with a proper sense of importance. Follows through on assignments to assure successful completion. Balances big picture with day-to-day requirements and details. Values diversity in culture, ethnic background, thought, etc. Maintains composure when dealing with emergencies and crises.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing (RN).
  • Must be a Registered Nurse (RN) with at least 5 years experience.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Pre-admission testing experience preferred.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • Current Ohio RN license
  • CPR certification

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Indicate the amount of time spent for each activity required as it relates to the essential functions.

 

Physical Requirements

% of Time

LBS

Physical Requirements

% of Time

LBS

Bending

50

 

Vision close/distance

100

 

Carrying

25

25

Vision color vision

100

 

Climbing

10

 

Vision depth perception

100

 

Driving

 

 

Vision peripheral vision

100

 

Grasping

100

 

Vision ability to adjust focus

100

 

Hearing

100

 

Stooping

20

 

Lifting

25

25

Walking

50

 

Pulling

25

25

Writing/Typing

100

 

Pushing

25

25

Speaking

100

 

Reaching

100

 

Fine Motor Skills

100

 

Sitting

90

 

Use of Hands

100

 

Standing

10

 

Other (please describe)

 

 

 

 

Location: Work takes place in a normal office environment. Travel to other CVP locations may be necessary to fulfill essential duties and responsibilities of the job. Thus, those needing to travel for work must have access to dependable transportation, and driving record must meet company liability carrier standards.

 

Exposure: Position requires the person to work various hours, as the surgery center is generally open from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. May be exposed to blood or bodily fluids. May also be exposed to various cleaning supplies.

 

Equipment: The equipment typically used in this position is a computer, fax, copier, printer, scanner and telephone. Must have good working knowledge of Word, Excel and Access. Other equipment may be used as needed. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment.

 

DISCLAIMER

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the current scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by current job holder(s) within this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. CVP reserves the right to change the expectations of the job and assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.