Clinical Nurse - Primary Care

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Location: Wilmington, MA
Job ID: 151523-1A
Date Posted: Jan 25, 2019
Category: Nursing

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Job Description

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Primary Care  is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

About the Job

Position Summary:  Under the supervision of the Site Manager, performs patient triage and has patient care responsibilities in support of multiple health care providers.  Performs clinical, technical and clerical duties to insure quality patient care is provided.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:


  1. Receive patients calls, assess/triage patients' medical concerns or needs , route calls to providers, and/or handle calls within scope of authority.
  1. Take detailed messages for providers, make follow-up telephone calls to patients with information or providers instructions (i.e. normal and abnormal test results and test preparations.)
  1. Give routine injections and immunizations, perform finger stick and venipuncture phlebotomy and dipstick urinalysis. Provide backup support to phlebotomists.
  1. Take patient vitals, patient histories, and record in patients charts.
  1. Provide patient guidelines and education regarding all aspects of related health care.
  1. Prepare patients for procedures and assist providers with procedures in treatment room (i.e. sigmoidoscopies, pelvic examinations, wart removal, dressing changes and surgical procedures.)
  1. Manage patient flow, escort patients to exam rooms, take and record patient vitals and patient histories.
  1. Insure all necessary paperwork is signed by parent or guardian, when applicable.
  1. Document all school and camp medical forms and return to proper order, when applicable.
  1. Perform electrocardiograms, holter monitor, spirometries and process and prepare basic labs and routine tests.
  1. Perform housekeeping, handling hazardous waste, and keep exam rooms, medication sample closet and crash cart fully stocked.  Sterilize and maintain instruments using autoclave equipment.  Order medical supplies as needed.
  1. Keep medication sample closet organized and maintains locked status at all times.  Replenishes medication samples and purges outdated medications.
  1. Document and process encounter forms, laboratory requisitions, state supplied injections and all necessary paperwork.
  1. Orders durable medical equipment as requested by Provider.
  1. Call in prescriptions to pharmacy.
  1. Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles , Mission Statement and Goals  into daily activities. 
  1. Complies with all Lahey Clinic Policies.
  1. Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.
  1. Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.
  1. Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
  1. Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.
  1. Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
  1. Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.
  1. Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.



Minimum Qualifications:


Education:  Graduate of an accredited Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse program.


Licensure, Certification, Registration:    LPN or RN licensed to practice in state of Massachusetts.  Must maintain BLS certification.


Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:     .  Excellent communication skills to effectively educate and assist patients and interface with providers and office staff.  Ability to make sound decisions under pressure and respond to emergency situations. Demonstrated ability to handle confidential material.  Must have organizational skills and ability to follow through with tasks.  In the absence of any of these skills, demonstrates the ability to be thoroughly trained to meet organizational standards.


Experience:     One to two years office nursing experience, with strong triage skills, or a minimum of three years of experience as a medical/clinical assistant  in a primary care setting.



About Us

The Lahey Model of Care—right care, right time, right place—is exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.

Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.