The Clinical Lead works closely with the Clinical Supervisor and/or Practice Manager, clinical and administrative staff, and physicians. The Clinical Lead will be responsible for coordinating the day to day functions of the clinical team. Participates in the multi-disciplinary process of providing care and treatment to patients and provides clinical support and technical assistance to the professional medical and administrative staff.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinates daily task assignments for clinical staff; prepare weekly schedule, handle staff call outs and adjust daily schedules as appropriate
Ensures availability and operation of necessary clinical equipment and supplies. Monitor and order clinical supplies, as necessary.
Effectively intercedes with family and patients and resolve concerns related to the delivery of health care services.
Collaborates with management on projects and issue resolution to improve workflow processes.
Participates in the planning, monitoring and compliance with AAAASF.
Responsible for the prevention and control of infections, in accordance with recommendations from Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), NYDOH and the standards set by AAAASF.
Advises and consults with physicians, nurses and other clinical personnel concerning precautions to be taken to protect patients, staff and others from possible contamination or infection.
Coordinates the care for persons exposed to an infection or infectious disease.
Provides support and mentoring to employees.
Assists with proper care and management of equipment, refrigerators, thermometers, etc.
Assists with medication management, including inventory, ordering and safety.
Provides training to new employees and ensure staff is cross-trained as appropriate.
Provides support and mentoring to employees.
Reviews each employee’s current process and re-educate staff as needed
Provides feedback to Clinical Supervisor/Practice Manager regarding staff performance
Assists with coordinating coverage due to staff call outs
Assists physicians with patient office visits, including putting patients in rooms, interviewing patients, recording vital signs including pulse rate, blood pressure, height, and weight, and enters information in the patient's electronic medical record.
Assists providers with various medical procedures as appropriate.
Performs various clinical tests
Manages and operate equipment safely and correctly.
Administers and documents medication under physician’s order, follow the five (5) medication rights and reduce the potential for medical error.
Participates in the controlled substance count conducted daily.
Observes, records, and reports any changes in patients’ condition during office visit.
Carries out medical and surgical asepsis during treatments and special procedures.
Demonstrates appropriate use of Red Bag Waste.
Gathers and inputs the patient’s medical, social and family history into the EMR.
Labels and processes patient specimens as needed, including tracking specimens in appropriate logs.
Organizes exam rooms, including general cleaning, upkeep, and re-stocking of supplies.
Fields patient telephone calls, determines the nature and urgency of a problem, and provides directions for the level of care required.
Demonstrates appropriate hand washing technique to ensure proper infection control and follows universal precautions.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Conducts pre-procedure phone calls (local and OA to reiterate holding of medications, fasting, etc.)
Conducts post-procedure (local and OA) patient phone calls for infection/complications and will also confirm patient is aware of post-procedure appointment
Reviews hospital discharge logs to ensure all patients discharged from the hospital have a follow-up appointment scheduled in the office
Responsible for prescription refills
Schedules follow up appointments, nurse visits and other appointments as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Current NYS RN license required.
Minimum 2 years’ experience in a clinical role with solid performance
Current Infection Control Certificate is required.
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to collect clinical data and information to provide nursing care based on individual patient needs.
Must demonstrate an understanding of clinical risk.
Must demonstrate consistent professional conduct and meticulous attention to detail.
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills with patients, staff, and other health care professionals.
Familiarity with EMR systems necessary.
Travel to any of the Premier Medical Group locations will be required upon request
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About Premier Medical Group of the Hudson Valley
Premier Medical Group is part of a multi-specialty practice that offers medical and surgical specialties. We provide patients with in-depth and compassionate care to treat the whole you in the fields of urology, gastroenterology, cardiology, rheumatology, neurology, podiatry, dermatology, gynecology, pediatrics, and internal medicine including pulmonology, endocrinology, nephrology, and family practice. Located in the Hudson Valley with convenient office locations in Poughkeepsie, New Windsor, Fishkill, Rhinebeck, Newburgh, and Kingston.