Advanced Pain Management Madison , WI 53706
Under general supervision of a Registered Nurse or Provider (NP, PA, MD, DO), the purpose of this position is to manage individualized, goal directed nursing care through use of the nursing process and the principles of primary nursing in accordance with departmental and company policies and procedures. This position will also assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records and administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. While this role is intended to serve at a particular APM location, it is within APM?s right to assign staff to other APM locations when there are staffing shortages. Staff shall be reimbursed for their mileage for such assignments pursuant to APM policy
Provide skilled nursing care as directed. Consult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans.
Use of specialized clinical and surgical equipment.
Observes and documents patients? medical and educational needs to assist in patient assessment and care.
Consistently follows the Nursing Plan of Care for the patient.
Accurately monitor, record and report on patients? medical information and vital signs.
Instruct individuals, families and other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention, and develop health improvement programs.
Assists in pre/post operation by preparing patient for procedure; correctly identifying patient, procedure to be performed and procedure site. Updates and confirms medication and allergy profiles, completes appropriate clinical lab work (glucose reading, INR, pregnancy test, toxicology screen as indicated), completes and documents vital signs, pain status, HPI. Reinforces pre and post op teaching.
Obtains and documents modified Aldrete and discharge scoring systems. Assists in discharge of patient with appropriate paperwork.
Perform chart review on daily basis to ensure completeness and accuracy of patient documentation.
Assists in keeping ASC orderly and follows appropriate cleaning protocols.
Act as scribe for provider recording patient information as dictated, when requested.
Explain treatment procedures, medications, diets and physicians' instructions to patients.
Participates and maintains safety and dignity of patient at all times.
Effectively communicates with all providers and staff members.
Driving may be required when working in clinic roles.
All other duties as assigned.