Charge Nurse- LPN or RN
Milwaukee, WI 
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Posted 12 days ago
Job Description
Job Description:
  •  Supervise and coordinate medical support staff services in the department such as, Medical Assistants and other nurses
  • Ensure adequate staffing.
  • Assist Clinical Staff Coordinator in finding coverage; Shift support staff assignment/s or department/s and provide direct patient care to meet staffing demands as needed.
  • Attend internal and external departmental meetings as assigned.
  • Work with management staff to implement new programs and provide input on necessary changes.
  • Manage and maintain sample and floor stock medications.
  • Be aware of state and federal regulations governing MHSI and work to ensure compliance.

Routine Nurse Duties
  • Assess and monitor patient clinical symptoms, reactions to and/or perception of illness and/or their expression of need. Communicate this information to the appropriate health discipline.
  • Provide complete, accurate documentation of nursing assessment, nursing advice, and medication administration.
  • Measure vital signs, implement nursing measures, for the comfort and well-being of the patient as needed. Report abnormalities to the appropriate medical provider
  • Perform triage duties, in person and over the phone, utilizing triage policies and procedures. Assess urgency of patient's symptoms and facilitates patient access to appropriate medical services either within the clinic, affiliated facilities, or hospital. Document and relay messages appropriately.
  • Notify patient of diagnostic test results. Communicate abnormal results to the appropriate medical staff for input prior to contacting patient.
  • Assist with providing extended/urgent care nursing coverage as needed and when requested for various MHSI sites. Rotate among departments/sites as needed to ensure adequate staffing
  • Recognize and respond to emergencies.
  • Coordinate/ensure providers schedules are reviewed the day before to determine the appropriateness of the schedule and that the necessary equipment is available the day of the patient’s visit.
  • Coordinate/ensure that charts are reviewed prior to patient arrival to assure necessary reports are available prior to patient’s arrival; review and follow up on lab reports in accordance with departmental protocol.
  • Review encounter documentation is accurate and for completeness to ensure timely billing. Work with the providers and other staff to acquire additional information if necessary.
  • Work collaboratively with the provider for the coordination of quality health care to the clinic's patients including screening and handling messages/phone notes, processing referrals, orders, medication refills, and communicating delays in care to patients and relevant staff.
  • Order and maintain necessary medical supplies and inventory for exam rooms and medical assistant carts, including assisting with inventory of injectables and medications. Ensure stocking/preparation of rooms and carts according to provider's specialty prior to and at the end of each clinical session.

Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
Immediately
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
40
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
1st shift
Required Education
Certification or Vocational
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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