Arizona Community Physicians
Become part of Arizona Community Physicians (ACP), Arizona’s largest and most successful physician-owned medical group. ACP is a patient-centered organization consisting of approximately 900 employees. Our group includes 150+ providers in the specialties of family medicine, internal medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics, endocrinology, rheumatology, dermatology, and gynecology. We are located in 58 locations of varying sizes in Tucson, Oro Valley and Green Valley. Our dynamic group offers lots of opportunities for professional growth and personal satisfaction.
Provides professional nursing care using nursing theory and practice for on-going patient assessment, education and treatment.
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Preferred Experience/Qualifications: Three or more years of nursing experience handling triage in a primary care and/or outpatient setting.
Other Qualifications: Current Arizona state license.
Demonstrates thorough knowledge of ACP policy and procedure in performing administrative duties to include medical record and patient confidentiality, specimen labeling and routing, ancillary referrals, documentation, supply and pharmaceutical ordering, consent forms and waivers. Maintains up-to-date resource materials (contract, ancillary and vendor grids; eligibility rosters, formularies). Maintains organized system for timely call backs, related documentation and follow-through. Accurately and thoroughly records patient vitals, chief complaint, phone triage and medication refills in medical record. Reviews appointment schedules in advance to anticipate problems with patient flow. Prior to appointments, reviews medical records to ensure most recent dictation and lab results are filed. Communicates effectively with front office staff regarding same day appointments, changes to schedule and related issues. Assists with effective medical records management by accurately completing requests for charts, and out guide cards and returning medical records to file room expeditiously. Maintains supply stock in exam rooms and overall inventory of supplies and pharmaceuticals. Maintains logs and records as required by OSHA/CLIA regulations. Performs other indirect patient services and clerical duties to facilitate the overall management of patient.
Demonstrates competency in triaging, assessing patient condition(s), formulating and revising treatment plans and providing on-going patient education. Demonstrates competency in performing IV therapy, EKG, Holter monitor, treadmill, peak flow, pulse oximetry, spirometry, ear lavage, taking vitals, collecting and preparing lab specimens, in-office laboratory tests, sterilizing equipment and instruments, administering injections and medications, drawing blood, handling and disposing of contaminated supplies, removing sutures and changing dressings. Demonstrates competency in assisting with procedures by well executed arrangement of exam room, equipment and instruments. Demonstrates thorough understanding of OSHA/CLIA guidelines regarding universal precautions, bio hazardous safety and infection control. Demonstrates competency in utilizing medical office software relating to function keys, search and queries and appointment scheduling. Demonstrates competency in utilizing office equipment to include computer, printers, fax machine, photocopier and telephone system. Understands basic PC windows applications. Knows protocol for troubleshooting and reporting hardware and software problems.
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