Manages medication system for all clients at shelter, including receiving and reviewing prescriptions and medications, safe storage of medications, ensuring that clients have supply and access to medications, monitoring for side effects and education of clients in regard to their medications.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for obtaining vital signs including pain and education screen and BMI, administering medications and treatments, and fulfilling specific orders designated by the practitioners. (Immunizations, PPD, Inhalation Treatments, etc.) according to nursing standard and Ryan Health protocols.
Perform procedures including, but not limited to, EKG’s, Hearing and Vision tests, Bone Density, Blood Glucose, etc.
Assist providers with examinations, minor surgery, etc., and participate in routine diagnostic and therapeutic testing and treatment, as per LPN license.
Order medications, immunizations, and other supplies. Maintain records of controlled substances and keep accurate accounting of same.
Process laboratory tests, referral and x-ray requisition forms according to Ryan Health protocols and clinical guidelines.
Retrieve laboratory and radiology reports for practitioners.
Maintain emergency bag, oxygen tanks, and other clinical equipment per Ryan Health protocols.
Perform follow-up procedures for abnormal lab results, Urgent Lab Recalls and missed appointments.
Responsible for cleaning, disinfecting, sterilizing and maintaining clinical equipment and medical instruments, as per Ryan Health protocols.
Prepare and organize supplies in examination rooms. This includes preparing examination table, ensuring that supplies are maintained in an organized manner in cabinets, and ensuring that all necessary instruments and supplies are readily available for practitioner’s use.
Perform nursing duties in accordance with current National Patient Safety Goals and JAHCO standards.
Communicate with clinical, clerical, and managerial staff to provide continuity of patient care.
Practice accepted infection control measures in accordance with OSHA Blood Bone Pathogens Standards, and Ryan Health policies and procedures.
Attend Ryan Health Meetings as required and assigned.
Report any unusual occurrences or problems in a timely manner to Unit Manager.
Other duties and/or projects as assigned.