Registered Nurse

Gastroenterology · Poughkeepsie, New York
Department Gastroenterology
Employment Type Full-Time Regular
Minimum Experience Mid-level

The RN will work closely with the GI prescription nurse as well as provide back up support to the GI office nurse and the infusion area.  

                                                                      The schedule is Monday - Friday 8:30am-5pm

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

• Obtains medication authorizations

• Provides patient teaching and education

• Appeals denials 

• Manages refill requests

• Assists with patient enrollment into free or reduced drug programs

• Distributes medication samples

• Maintains sample logs and closets

• Meets with pharmacy representatives to stay updated on medication changes, availability, and patient assistance

• Assesses symptoms for various medical issues with the ability to determine if patient should follow up with a physician or seek urgent care

• Communicates patient information to physician, and follows up with patient on physician’s recommendations  

• Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical errors

• Assists Lead Clinical RN as needed

• Demonstrates appropriate hand washing technique to insure proper infection control and follows universal precautions 

• Other duties as assigned, including rooming patients if medical assistant is not available

 

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES AS NEEDED

Assisting Office RN:

• Takes phone calls from hospitals, MD offices, labs, and ASC

• Receives and reports critical or positive lab and pathology results

• Handles internal triages to patients

• Manages patient portal requests

• Administers Hepatitis A & B vaccines

• Provides PPD testing and monitors follow up appointments for patients and employees 

• Administers Vitamin B12 injections

• Schedules and performs manometry testing (esophageal, 24-hour pH impedance and anorectal) and provides a monthly report to site manager

• Maintains refrigerator temp log and eye wash station checks

• Manages Cologuard orders and results

• Determines need for emergent office appointments

• Meets with vendors to stay up to date on product information

• Completes disability and FMLA forms for patients

 

Coverage in Infusion area:

• Assists with patient care and drug administration as patient volume dictates

• Monitors and documents patient vital signs

• Schedules follow up appointments

• Obtains urgent authorizations for infusions when needed

• Maintains basic understanding of each medication, its purpose and side effects

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE 

• Must have a current NYS RN license. 

• Current Infection Control Certificate and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.  

• ACLS preferred. 

• 3-5 years of experience, GI preferred.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

• Excellent organizational skills.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills.

• Ability to work independently as well as part of a group. 

• Familiarity with EMR and knowledge of computer software such as Word and Excel 

• Must have excellent interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. 

• Some analytical ability is required in order to gather and summarize data for reports and find solutions to various administrative problems. 

• Attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials.

• Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines. 

• Travel to satellite office as needed

 

 

                                                                      Premier Medical Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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  • Location
    Poughkeepsie, New York
  • Department
    Gastroenterology
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time Regular
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level