Posted Date: 10/4/2022
Job Location: Wall Lake (St. Anthony Clinic), 311 West First St., Wall Lake, IA, 51466
Department: Wall Lake Clinic
Employment Type: Part-Time
SUMMARY Provides professional nursing care in an outpatient clinic setting.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Assesses and documents data related to patient's and significant other's perception of illness. Prioritizes needs identified by assessment, incorporating specialized knowledge base, and makes changes based on patient/family needs.
Utilizes other members of the healthcare team in assessing the patient and analyzes patient date. Assesses learning needs of the patient and significant others. Gives accurate and complete information to patient and family.
Evaluates understanding of treatment plan and/or instructions.
Assists with a variety of procedures, exams and/or operation of diagnostic equipment as assigned.
Maintains appropriate aseptic technique for preparation, procedures and medications administered.
Responsible for instrument and equipment maintenance, identifying problems, and coordinating appropriate repairs.
Coordinates ongoing patient flow through the clinic process, ensuring efficient and effective continuity, i.e. greeting patients, updating demographic and insurance information, phone calls, superbills, collecting
If assigned, performs laboratory testing (including phlebotomy and a variety of routine and/or automated tests), quality assurance procedures, and maintains records of tests performed and results received.
If assigned: a) prepares and processes patient bills; b) processes insurance claims with correct information including charges, provider and patient information, correct ICD-9/CPT codes; c) reviews accounts receivable status and takes appropriate steps to reconcile denied and delinquent accounts; d) assists patients with questions regarding bills and accounts; e) reviews remittance reports and performs follow up on claims as required.
If assigned and with appropriate education and certification, performs limited radiography services, including taking and processing radiology films, maintaining appropriate recordkeeping, performing and documenting quality assurance/control procedures, and observing safety requirements.
Assists with maintaining an inventory of supplies.
Participates in quality assessment and improvement activities to improve performance at the clinic location.
Completes all other duties as assigned.
Complies with the Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, regulations, and Standards of Conduct relating to the position and agrees to report any suspected violations of law or Standards of Conduct.
Complies with all applicable state and federal regulations.
Attends all mandatory meetings and programs.
Maintains a safe work environment using safe work practices, utilizing standard precautions and complying with hazardous waste procedures at all times as described in St. Anthony's Safety Manual.
Maintains the confidentiality of patient, resident, employee and organizational information.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school or diploma from a school of nursing.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, customers, patients, families and the general public.
Graduate of an accredited school for professional nurse.
Currently licensed as a practical nurse in the State of Iowa.
If assigned, current certification to perform limited radiology examinations in the State of Iowa.
Basic CPR certification.
Knowledge of principles of anatomy and physiology, pharmacology and disease processes. Knowledge of medical laboratory techniques, principles, and instruments. Knowledge of medical office practice and procedures, office equipment, medical terminology, data entry, health insurance providers’ rules and regulations.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to blood-borne pathogens. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of radiation. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
If you have further questions, please call the Human Resources Department at 712-794-5111.