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Description

Lexington Regional Health Center

Title: Assistant Patient Account Specialist

Date: September 27, 2021

Supervisor: Directory of Financial Services

Department: Business Office

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Principle duties and responsibilities

  1. Assists in conducting compliance audits to meet regulatory standards.
  2. Educates current patient financial advocates in billing policies and procedures.
  3. Demonstrates knowledge to resolve complex payer reimbursement issues.
  4. Communicate with patients, government agencies and third party payers to gather, process and record information needed for appropriate reimbursement as well as interfacing with client leadership to respond to billing-related inquiries.
  5. Responsible for contributing to the billing process including pre-authorization, billing, account follow-up, underpayment review, and initiating collection action for past due and denied claims.
  6. Establish payment plans with patients in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.
  7. Assist patients in completion of financial assistance applications.
  8. Demonstrates knowledge and accurate techniques for submission and follow up on claims to make sure all edits are passed prior to sending to insurance companies.
  9. Responds to requests from third party vendors related to claims.
  10. Stays current on federal and state rules and regulation changes.
  11. Assists with admissions, discharges, and transfers as needed.
  12. Follows up with patients for additional information required to submit their insurance claim or financial assistance application.
  13. Assists in ensuring appeals are completed on denials.
  14. Posts cash, check, or credit cards to patient’s accounts.
  15. Maintains Business Office procedure book with updates and changes as rules and regulations change Business Office processes.
  16. Registers patients and takes payments by check, cash or credit cards both in person and over the phone as needed.
  17. Ensure patients and visitors follow current infection control guidelines.
  18. Responsible for ensuring the environment meets appropriate governing body standards.
  19. Duties that could include blood exposure and risk to bloodborne pathogens (eg: lacerations, handling of blood-contaminated items, etc.)
  20. Maintains patient and staff safety through the use of patient safety tools (Teamstepps, Just Culture, etc.).
  21. Regular attendance at the assigned work location is required.
  22. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities

  1. Ability to read and write, basic accounting and computer knowledge as is typically acquired through the completion of a high school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Individual must be 19 years of age in order to sign legal documents.
  3. Ability to keep up on changes with federal and state rules and regulations.
  4. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to protected and sensitive information.
  5. Ability to solve problems independently and confidently by applying analytical and logical thinking.
  6. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret reports, general business directives, policy and procedure statements, and governmental regulations.
  7. Ability to complete reports and correspondence at a professional level.
  8. Ability to immediately respond to common inquiries and complaints from patients, employees, and regulatory agencies.
  9. Ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  10. Ability to effectively organize and present information and respond to questions from employees and external groups of varying sizes.
  11. Successful completion of required knowledge and training of standard precaution protocols and when to apply during principle duties and responsibilities.

Working conditions

  1. Works in a normal office work environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature, etc.
  2. Spends significant amounts of time at a desk both writing and on a computer, up to 95% of work time. Requires fine motor coordination up to 70% of work time. Boxes weighing up to 36 pounds are filled with paper and are required to be filled and transported from floor to 36-inch countertop for storage. These boxes are then transported using a dolly cart approximately 250 feet. A 50-pound box of printer paper is required to be emptied from countertop to cupboard below, each ream of paper weighing 5 pounds.

Management responsibilities

  1. None

Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

Lexington Regional Health Center

Title: Nursing Assistant

Effective Date: August 7, 2020

Supervisor: Chief Nursing Officer

Department: Nursing

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Participates in general patient care providing ADLS, vital sign monitoring as ordered by provider, and other duties as delegated by licensed nursing staff.
  2. Communicates with nurses in regard to patients’ needs and assigned duties within their scope of practice.
  3. Maintains medical record documentation. Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely in a timely manner in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms.
  4. Ensures patient care areas are adequately stocked with supplies.
  5. Maintains patient and staff safety through the use of patient safety tools (TeamSTEPPS, Just Culture, etc).
  6. Provides accurate and detailed bedside shift report to oncoming staff to ensure consistency and continuity of care.
  7. Participates in shared governance committee.
  8. Communicates with multidisciplinary team to ensure patient centered holistic care.
  9. Participates in patient care activities that could include blood exposure and risk to bloodborne pathogens (eg: lacerations, handling of blood-contaminated specimens, etc.)
  10. Responsible for safe bagging and disposal of biohazardous waste.
  11. Responsible for proper collection, storage and labeling of biological specimens.
  12. Responsible for ensuring the patient care environment meets appropriate governing body standards.
  13. Ensure patients and visitors follow current infection control guidelines.
  14. Regular attendance at the assigned work location is required.
  15. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities

  1. Ability to read, write and use basic computer and office equipment skills to carry out duties as assigned as is typically acquired through the completion of 10th grade in high school or individual turning 16 years old.
  2. Basic Life Support certification via American Heart Association required within six months of hire.
  3. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to protected and sensitive information.
  4. Ability to complete reports and correspondence at a professional level.
  5. Ability to immediately respond to common inquires and complaints from patients, employees, and regulatory agencies.
  6. Ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  7. Successful completion of required knowledge and training of standard precaution and transmission protocols and when to apply during principle duties and responsibilities.

Working conditions

  1. May spend up to 75% of shift completing patient care activities, requiring ambulating and an appropriate body position to complete a task such as squatting or kneeling to help assist patient with dressing. Rest of shift may be spent sitting for appropriate work completion. Transferring patients frequently, depending on case load, requires lift of 35 pounds to assist in transfers. A hoyer lift, sit-to-stand lift, or extra assistance may be needed on patients that require extra assist in transfers or if transferring above the 35 pounds. 17 pound commodes are carried to patient specific rooms up to 200 feet. Wheelchairs require up to 40 horizontal force pounds to transport patients up to 300 feet. Hospital beds require 60 horizontal force pounds to move bed 2 feet or to initiate movement and require 40 horizontal force pounds up to 200 feet to transport patient from room to room, many times completing with 2 person assist. Getting onto floor or crawling may be required to assist in cleaning up messes made in patient rooms.
  2. Exposure to chemicals and other hazards related to patient care. Appropriate safety precautions, such as safety glasses, gloves, etc. must be used to minimize risk of injury.
  3. Direct exposure to body substances during patient care activities and on contaminated surfaces such as patient equipment.

Management responsibilities

  1. None

Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

Description

Lexington Regional Health Center
Title: Diabetes Educator

Effective Date: October 24, 2021
Supervisor: Chief Operating Officer

Department: Rehabilitation Services

FLSA Status: Exempt

Principle duties and responsibilities

  1. Provide education related to diabetes and the disease process; medication, diet and nutritional monitoring; foot care, prevention and care of complications; blood glucose monitoring and the techniques of self-monitoring and injection; long term complications.
  2. Develop and implement educational programs for diabetes staff, patients, and families.
  3. Access clinical documentation system of hospital to obtain patient data, assist with scheduling appointments, completing outcomes data and ensuring efficient process flow of patient’s plan of care.
  4. Provide clinical resources and consultation to staff and physicians.
  5. Assist patients in monitoring blood glucose for the purpose of medication control and adjustment for both insulin and non-insulin dependent diabetics.
  6. Assess, monitor and implement treatment plans for patients at various stages of the disease. The focus is on prevention of complications and management of stable diabetes.
  7. Provide ongoing assessment and recommendations to the treatment team and patient/family for adjustments in the plan of care as required.
  8. Document assessments, interventions and plans including recommendations and goals, progress notes and discharge summaries.
  9. Coordinate community outreach education classes to include the schools.
  10. Participates in patient care activities that could include blood exposure and risk to bloodborne pathogens (eg: lacerations, handling of blood-contaminated specimens, etc.)
  11. Responsible for safe bagging and disposal of biohazardous waste.
  12. Responsible for following safe-injection practices.
  13. Responsible for ensuring the environment meets appropriate governing body standards.
  14. Ensure patients and visitors follow current infection control guidelines.
  15. Serves on various committees as assigned.
  16. Maintains patient and staff safety through the use of patient safety tools (Teamstepps, Just Culture, etc.).
  17. Regular attendance at the assigned work location is required.
  18. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities

  1. Knowledge and understanding of nursing theory and practice and the growth and development of a variety of patients in order to meet the patients’ health care needs as is typically acquired through the completion of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited school. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  2. A minimum of two years’ experience in healthcare setting.
  3. Basic Life Support certification via American Heart Association required within six months of hire and/or orientation.
  4. Maintain the minimum of 15 hours/year of continuing education specific to diabetes education.
  5. Advanced written and oral communication skills necessary to converse in an effective and positive manner with patients, hospital employees, physicians, visitors and the community. Ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  6. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to protected and sensitive information.
  7. Ability to complete reports and correspondence at a professional level.
  8. Ability to immediately respond to common inquiries and complaints from patients, employees and regulatory agencies.
  9. Successful completion of required knowledge and training of standard precaution and transmission protocols and when to apply during principle duties and responsibilities.

Working conditions

  1. Works in a normal office work environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature, etc.
  2. Spends 50% of shift sitting for desk work, and the other 50% of shift completing patient care, such as patient education in hospital rooms. Inpatient consultations are in patient rooms, which require ambulating up to 300 feet from office to room and furthest ambulation distance of 500 feet for navigating facility. Assists with patient transportation in wheelchairs as necessary requiring 40 horizontal force pounds of up to 100 feet. Travels frequently for community outreach, speaking, and educational engagements. Transports own supplies while travelling, with a box weighing up to 25 pounds, transporting approximately 100 feet to/from facility. Office work requires lifting up to 6 pounds from 4 inch to 81 inch high storage. Assists with Medical Management Program to help provide education. In emergency situations, required to transfer to floor for assisting patients.
  3. Direct exposure to body substances during patient care activities and on contaminated surfaces such as patient equipment.

Management responsibilities

None

Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

Lexington Regional Health Center

Title: Director of Health Information Management

Supervisor: Chief Financial Officer

Department: Health Information Management

FLSA Status: Exempt

Principle duties and responsibilities

  1. Coordinate reimbursement functions and activities with Financial Services. Review unbilled charts and route charts to appropriate coders. Follow-up on outliers preventing the coding of a chart. Interact with multiple departments within the organization and other facilities. Work closely with billing to ensure proper reimbursement, and time follow-up on denied encounters.
  2. Assign appropriate diagnostic and procedure codes to patient records.
  3. Review medical records for completeness and medical necessity. This includes ensuring all necessary documentation is completed and all required fields have been signed. Electronic deficiencies are applied when necessary.
  4. Exercise responsibility for HIPAA Compliance Plan related to the Privacy Standards and serve as the designated officer to receive complaints, conduct investigations, and educate workforce on such standards.
  5. Respond to subpoenas and court orders for copies of protected health information in accordance with HIPAA privacy regulations. This includes the ability to analyze authorizations for HIPAA compliance and a working knowledge of what medium to release records on.
  6. Submit weekly and monthly reports to various organizations in accordance with state and federal regulations.
  7. Prepare, coordinate and attend the monthly Medical Staff meeting and record meeting minutes.
  8. Serve on various committees as assigned.
  9. Develop an annual budget for the Health Information Management Department and ensure that budgetary expectations are met.
  10. Review and update, as needed, the Health Information Management and HIPAA Privacy policies and procedures to ensure legal compliance and the effective operation of Lexington Regional Health Center, and communicate updates to employees.
  11. Assume role and responsibility of Assistant Director of Health Information Management, coders and clerks.
  12. Ensure patients and visitors follow current infection control guidelines.
  13. Responsible for ensuring the environment meets appropriate governing body standards.
  14. Duties that could include blood exposure and risk to bloodborne pathogens (eg: lacerations, handling of blood-contaminated items, etc.)
  15. Work in collaboration with the Director of Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer.
  16. Maintains patient and staff safety through the use of patient safety tools (Teamstepps, Just Culture, etc.).
  17. Regular attendance at the assigned work location is required.
  18. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities

  1. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret reports, general business directives, policy and procedure statements, and governmental regulations. Ability to use standard office equipment and computer software proficiently. This is typically acquired through the completion of an Associate Degree with credentials of RHIA or RHITT to ensure a working knowledge of the parts of a medical record and the rules and regulations imposed on the health information management field of health care.
  2. Basic Life Support certification via American Heart Association required within six months of hire.
  3. Five years experience in the health information management field required.
  4. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to protected and sensitive information.
  5. Ability to complete reports and correspondence at a professional level.
  6. Ability to solve problems independently and confidently by applying analytical and logical thinking.
  7. Ability to immediately respond to common inquiries and complaints from patients, employees and regulatory agencies.
  8. Ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  9. Ability to effectively organize and present information and respond to questions from employees and external groups of varying sizes.
  10. Successful completion of required knowledge and training of standard precaution protocols and when to apply during principle duties and responsibilities.

Working conditions

  1. Works in a normal office environment, well lighted and ventilated with minimal exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature, etc.
  2. Subject to frequent interruptions.
  3. Requires auditory ability sufficient to hear the telephone with typical hearing-impaired enhancements and to hear normal conversations typical in an office setting.
  4. Requires vision sufficient enough to read a computer screen with typical vision-impaired enhancements and to read entries made into the medical record.
  5. Requires significant time at a desk both writing and on a computer, up to 90% of work time. Requires fine motor coordination 70% of work time. Workers are required to transport up to 8 pound stacks of paper to be placed on various shelf heights, from 13 inches from floor, up to 73 inches from floor 5% of work time. Workers are required to remove a shred paper bag from its enclosure, which weighs up to 90 pounds, and requires 2 people to remove and transport the bag 15 feet; this is completed approximately 1 time per month.

Management responsibilities

  1. Responsible for the Health Information Management Assistant Director, medical coders and clerks.

Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

Description

Lexington Regional Health Center

Title: Emergency Department Coordinator

Supervisor: Chief Nursing Officer

Department: Nursing

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Principle duties and responsibilities

  1. Follows the job description of a Registered Nurse in addition to below.
  2. Provides leadership and guidance to nursing staff while keeping the mission and vision of LRHC in mind.
  3. Addresses personnel issues to promote a productive and supportive work environment and implements corrective action per policy.
  4. Monitors patient care for quality and patient safety by completing chart reviews, quality management initiatives, etc.
  5. Collaborates with Chief Nursing Officer and other leaders to develop, implement and evaluate programs and services.
  6. Reviews patient and staff data to measure the effectiveness of patient care for staff evaluations.
  7. Practices responsibility with regard to budget to include staffing costs, operating costs, equipment and supplies.
  8. Organizes and leads shared governance committee.
  9. Collects, reviews and reports ED quality data.
  10. Collaborates with area emergency responders and appropriate personnel to conduct ED/Trauma Meetings and participate in community drills as appropriate.
  11. Communicates all departmental concerns with the Chief Nursing Officer.
  12. Maintains and updates policies to ensure evidence-based practice.
  13. Assumes role and responsibility of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Nursing Assistants.
  14. Participates in patient care activities that could include blood exposure and risk to bloodborne pathogens (eg: lacerations, handling of blood-contaminated specimens, etc.)
  15. Responsible for safe bagging and disposal of biohazardous waste.
  16. Responsible for following safe-injection practices.
  17. Responsible for proper collection, storage and labeling of biological specimens.
  18. Responsible for ensuring the patient care environment meets appropriate governing body standards.
  19. Ensure patients and visitors follow current infection control guidelines.
  20. Maintains patient and staff safety through the use of patient safety tools (TeamSTEPPS, Just Culture, etc).
  21. Regular attendance at the assigned work location is required.
  22. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities

  1. Knowledge and understanding of nursing theory and practice and the growth and development of a variety of patients in order to meet the patients’ health care needs as is typically acquired through the completion of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited school. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  2. Must hold a current active Registered Nurse license from the State of Nebraska or approved compact state of residence as defined by the Nebraska Nurse Practice Act.
  3. Two years nursing experience required.
  4. BLS, ACLS, PALS and TNCC required within six months of hire and/or orientation.
  5. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to protected and sensitive information.
  6. Ability to complete reports and correspondence at a professional level.
  7. Ability to immediately respond to common inquiries and complaints from patients, employees, and regulatory agencies.
  8. Ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  9. Successful completion of required knowledge and training of standard precaution and transmission protocols and when to apply during principle duties and responsibilities.

Working Conditions

  1. Nurses in the OB, Charge, and ER jobs are required to be able to fulfill job duties in these three areas. Worker may spend up to 75% of shift completing patient care activities, requiring ambulating and an appropriate body position to complete a task such as squatting or kneeling to help assist patient with dressing. Rest of shift may be spent completing paperwork or computer work for documentation. Transferring patients occasionally to frequently, depending on case load, requires lift of 35 pounds to assist in transfers. A hoyer lift, sit-to-stand lift, or extra assistance may be needed on patients that require extra assist in transfers above the 35 pounds. Wheelchairs require up to 40 horizontal force pounds to transport patients up to 300 feet. Hospital beds require 60 horizontal force pounds to move bed 2 feet or to initiate movement and require 40 horizontal force pounds up to 200 feet to transport patient from room to room, many times completed by 2 person assist. Shelves are required to be stocked: OB from 17 inches from floor up to 73 inches high, Acute Floor from 17 inches to 83 inches high, and ER from 4 inches off floor to 77 inches high. A step stool may be required to reach the highest shelves. IV bags weighing 7 pounds are lifted up to variable heights over head to be attached to IV poles. OB bassinets and mobile scale are used for babies, requiring up to 10 horizontal force pounds for movement 2-3 times per shift. Crash cart requires 20 horizontal force pounds to transport up to 150 feet in emergency situations. Chest tube tray in ER weighing 8 pounds is used in appropriate situations, transported up to 200 feet from ER to patient room. Auto CPR device weighs 25 pounds and is used in emergency situations to be transported up to 200 feet from ER to patient room. In emergency situations, nurse may be required to get onto floor to perform CPR or other emergent patient care.
  2. Exposure to chemicals and other hazards related to patient care. Appropriate safety precautions, such as safety glasses, gloves, etc. must be used to minimize risk of injury.
  3. Direct exposure to body substances during patient care activities and on contaminated surfaces such as patient equipment.

Management Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Nursing Assistants.

Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

Requirements

1-2 years ER experience. Duties would be included in addition to a full-time nursing floor position.

Description

Lexington Regional Health Center

Title: Environmental Services Assistant

Supervisor: Environmental Services Supervisor

Effective Date: September 9, 2020

Department: Environmental Services

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Principle duties and responsibilities

  1. Completes laundry and housekeeping duties via daily checklists for facility and other duties as assigned; disinfects as needed to help achieve high patient, visitor and employee satisfaction.
  2. Answers phone calls and overhead pages immediately to respond to patient and employee requests.
  3. Washes and sorts laundry with and without chemical usage as necessary and labels accordingly. Delivers laundry to patients as requested.
  4. Cleans patient rooms upon dismissal to ensure the room is ready for the next patient.
  5. Communicates patient and employee complaints from other departments. Informs Environmental Services Supervisor of complaints related to Environmental Services received from patients or employees.
  6. Stocks departments with appropriate cleaning chemicals as needed.
  7. Cleans the Operating Room daily in accordance with the “Total Cleaning Checklist”.
  8. Restocks linen closets throughout the facility as necessary.
  9. Monitors chemical outdates and disposes outdated chemicals appropriately; ensures all chemical products are labeled correctly.
  10. Orders department supplies as needed.
  11. In conjunction with supervisor, counts inventory periodically.
  12. Responsible for ensuring the environment meets appropriate governing body standards.
  13. Responsible for completion of duties in post-patient care situations that could include blood exposure and risk to bloodborne pathogens (eg: traumas, obstetrics, surgical procedures, handling of blood-contaminated specimens, etc.)
  14. Responsible for safe bagging, disposal and packaging of biohazardous waste.
  15. Maintains patient and staff safety through the use of patient safety tools (Teamstepps, Just Culture, etc.).
  16. Regular attendance at the assigned work location is required.
  17. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities

  1. Requires basic ability to use the computer to carry out various duties. The ability to read and write proficiently in English is necessary. This is typically acquired through completion of a high school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Basic Life Support certification via American Heart Association required within six months of hire.
  3. Ability to communicate and work with all departments in the hospital (e.g. communicating with co-workers, following directions, exchanging information amongst departments, comforting patients and families, etc.).
  4. Analytical skills and attention to detail when reading directions and mixing chemicals, counting inventory, ordering supplies, etc.
  5. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to protected and sensitive information.
  6. Ability to complete reports and correspondence at a professional level.
  7. Ability to immediately respond to common inquiries and complaints from patients, employees and regulatory agencies. Communicates any complaints or issues as needed to the Environmental Services Supervisor and/or Executive Director of Ancillary Services to address.
  8. Ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  9. Successful completion of required knowledge and training of standard precaution and transmission protocols and when to apply during principle duties and responsibilities.

Working conditions

  1. Workers in this area are required to complete both laundry and housekeeping duties.
  2. Housekeeping requires transferring a cleaning cart down hallways up to 600 feet in total distance within the hospital. Trash is required to be taken out regularly when bags are full, weighing up to 25 pounds, carrying up to 500 feet to trash bins outside, down 8 steps. A mop bucket is also pushed around to use mop in appropriate areas and rooms, requiring upper extremity gross motor function for mopping. A vacuum is utilized and is stored on end of housekeeping cart; vacuum weighs 21 pounds and needs to be lifted 9 inches to be placed on cart, as well as, using the vacuum with pushing/pulling as appropriate. Workers will clean rooms, requiring overhead movements of varying heights and reaching near the ground to clean surfaces. Workers will transport a sprayer into rooms for disinfecting, requiring frequent grasping for spraying.
  3. Laundry requires frequent gross motor upper extremity use for pushing, pulling, lifting, and folding laundry, standing up to 4 hours at a time and for the majority of shift. Worker will transfer laundry carts from emergency room 2 times and from acute care floor 1 time per day, requiring up to 20 horizontal force pounds 300 feet in distance. Movable laundry shelf is transferred from laundry room to hospital floor, requiring 40 pounds of horizontal force to initiate movement and movement over thresholds, 300 feet in distance, and 2 person assist to push and pull and steer. Laundry bags weighing up to 20 pounds are removed from large tubs and carried 10-20 feet to be placed in washer. Laundry is removed from washer that is 24 inches high at bottom of opening and requires up to a 30-inch reach into washer to pull articles out to be placed into tubs/carts. Full tubs require 15 pounds of horizontal force 30 feet to transfer laundry into dryer that has opening of 32 inches high and is 30 inches deep. Articles from laundry are folded on a table 38.5 inches in height and folded articles are transferred to appropriate tubs or carts for dispersal through hospital.
  4. Exposure to chemicals and other hazards related to care of environment. Appropriate safety precautions, such as safety glasses, gloves, gowns, etc. must be used to minimize risk of injury.
  5. Direct exposure to body substances during daily activities and on contaminated surfaces such as patient equipment, etc.

Management responsibilities

  1. None

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Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

Description

Lexington Regional Health Center

Title: Admission Clerk

Date: August 1, 2021

Supervisor: Clinic Administrator

Department: Family Medicine Specialists

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Principle duties and responsibilities

  1. Accurately screen and register patients ensuring all demographic, relationship, and insurance information is entered into the system accurately and promptly while demonstrating care, courtesy and confidentiality with each patient.
  2. Ensure patient’s consent is signed, message from Medicare is documented (if applicable), Medicare Questionnaire is completed (if applicable), and the patient receives a copy of the Patient Bill of Rights, Payment Policies and HIPAA Privacy (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability).
  3. Review and manage work queues including Eligibility, Medicare Secondary Payer Questionnaire Completion, Incomplete Verification, and Registration Error/Follow-up.
  4. Answer phone calls and assist or route the caller appropriately throughout the facility.
  5. Processes cash, check, or credit card payments in person and over the phone.
  6. Post payments to patients’ accounts, and balance cash drawer at the end of each shift.
  7. Follow up with patients for additional information for successful submission of insurance claim.
  8. Ensure patients and visitors follow current infection control guidelines.
  9. Responsible for ensuring the environment meets appropriate governing body standards.
  10. Duties that could include blood exposure and risk to bloodborne pathogens (eg: lacerations, handling of blood-contaminated items, etc.)
  11. Maintains patient and staff safety through the use of patient safety tools (Teamstepps, Just Culture, etc.).
  12. Regular attendance at the assigned work location is required.
  13. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities

  1. Ability to read and write, basic accounting and computer knowledge as is typically acquired through the completion of a high school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Individual must be 19 years of age in order to sign legal documents.
  3. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret reports, general business directives, policy and procedure statements, and governmental regulations, keep up on federal and state rules and regulations, provide excellent customer services and use standard office equipment as is typically acquired through one year of work experience.
  4. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to protected and sensitive information.
  5. Ability to solve problems independently and confidently by applying analytical and logical thinking.
  6. Ability to immediately respond to common inquiries and complaints from patients, employees and regulatory agencies.
  7. Ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  8. Ability to effectively organize and present information and respond to questions from employees and external groups of varying sizes.
  9. Successful completion of required knowledge and training of standard precaution protocols and when to apply during principle duties and responsibilities.

Working conditions

  1. Works in a normal office work environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature, etc.
  2. Spends significant amounts of time at a desk both writing and on a computer, up to 95% of work time. Requires fine motor coordination up to 70% of work time. Boxes weighing up to 36 pounds are filled with paper and are required to be filled and transported from floor to 36 inch countertop for storage. These boxes are then transported using a dolly cart approximately 250 feet. A 50 pound box of printer paper is required to be emptied from countertop to cupboard below, each ream of paper weighing 5 pounds.
  3. Worker spends majority of day completing desk/computer work, sitting up to 90% of day. 10% of day is spent away from desk assisting areas as needed. Up to 30 pounds is required to be transferred around the clinic, specifically lifting and carrying a box of printer paper that weighs 30 pounds, lifting up to a counter top height of 36 inches. Normally, the box will be lifted or carried short distances for storage, but if seeking the box from Materials Management in the supply storage, worker may carry the 30-pound box of paper up to 620 feet back to Family Medicine Specialists. Worker is required to store supplies into cupboards with shelf height 16 inches and reaching at least 12 inches within cupboard.

Management responsibilities

  1. None

Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

Description

Lexington Regional Health Center

Title: Health Information Data Analyst

Effective Date: December, 2021

Supervisor: Chief Information Officer

Department: Health Information Management

FLSA Status:

Principle duties and responsibilities

  1. In depth data extraction, validation, analysis and transformation from electronic health records. Preparation of data into multiple formats for safe, secure file transfer and/or transmission of data to regulatory agencies.
  2. Analyze healthcare data, including medical claims and financial data. Monitoring electronic file transfers for problems and identifying and resolving issues timely so that operations are not impacted. Identify, improve, and implement validations, exception management, and data synchronization routines for key operations processes.
  3. Collaborate with customers, IT and other key stakeholders to develop meaningful reports that impact and improve operational processes. Automate business processes and provide business process managers with accurate and timely data. Supports operations through data reports that are meaningful with the ability to present data in a clear, concise, and actionable manner. Supports IT system development, data mapping, and data architecture implementation.
  4. Effective time management and high communication skills to translate data, computer language and complex reports into actionable information and share results with stakeholders.
  5. Monitor activity of the health information repository databases and ensure compliance and regulatory standards are met and all forms of information and data are protected with confidence.
  6. Responsible for ensuring the environment meets appropriate governing body standards.
  7. Duties that could include blood exposure and risk to bloodborne pathogens (eg: lacerations, handling of blood-contaminated items, etc.)
  8. Maintains patient and staff safety through the use of patient safety tools (Teamstepps, Just Culture, etc.).
  9. Regular attendance at the assigned work location is required.
  10. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities

  1. Bachelor’s degree in healthcare information, computer science, statistics or other relevant field with 2 years’ experience in the health information management field. A combination of experience and education may be considered.
  2. Proficient in structured query language and other data base systems to write reports and analyze statistical data.
  3. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret reports and required standards from multiple entities; general business directives, policy and procedure statements, and governmental regulations. A general working knowledge of health care operations and rules and regulations is helpful.
  4. Ability to solve problems independently and confidently by applying analytical and logical thinking.
  5. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to protected and sensitive information.
  6. Ability to complete reports and correspondence at a professional level.
  7. Experience with predictive modeling and analytics.
  8. Ability to immediately respond to common inquiries and complaints from patients, employees and regulatory agencies.
  9. Ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  10. Ability to effectively organize and present information and respond to questions from employees and external groups of varying sizes.
  11. Successful completion of required knowledge and training of standard precaution protocols and when to apply during principle duties and responsibilities.

Working conditions

  1. Works in a normal office environment, well lighted and ventilated with minimal exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature, etc.
  2. Subject to frequent interruptions.
  3. Requires auditory ability sufficient to hear the telephone with typical hearing-impaired enhancements and to hear normal conversations typical in an office setting.
  4. Requires vision sufficient enough to read a computer screen with typical vision-impaired enhancements and to read entries made into the medical record.
  5. Requires significant time at a desk both writing and on a computer, up to 90% of work time. Requires fine motor coordination 70% of work time. Workers are required to transport up to 8 pound stacks of paper to be placed on various shelf heights, from 13 inches from floor, up to 73 inches from floor 5% of work time. Workers are required to remove a shred paper bag from its enclosure, which weighs up to 90 pounds, and requires 2 people to remove and transport the bag 15 feet; this is completed approximately 1 time per month.

Management responsibilities

  1. None

Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

Description

Lexington Regional Health Center

Title: Licensed Practical Nurse

Supervisor: Chief Nursing Officer

Department: Nursing

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Principle duties and responsibilities

  1. Administers patient centered nursing care as outlined in scope of practice including assessments, reassessments, medication administration, initiating provider orders, observing and monitoring patient conditions, pain management, completion of patient call backs, etc.
  2. Delegates through the appropriate scope of practice.
  3. Communicates with providers in regard to patient status, results of diagnostic tests, changes in assessments, etc.
  4. Prepares patients for and assists with exams and treatments.
  5. Maintains medical record documentation to accurately reflect care administered and patient’s condition. Records all care information concisely, accurately, and completely in a timely manner in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms.
  6. Provides holistic support to patients and patient designated support system.
  7. Educates patients and designated support system on preventative measures, disease management, health care management while at home, etc.
  8. Provides accurate and detailed bedside shift report to oncoming staff to ensure consistency and continuity of care.
  9. Participates in patient care activities that could include blood exposure and risk to bloodborne pathogens (eg: lacerations, handling of blood-contaminated specimens, etc.)
  10. Responsible for safe bagging and disposal of biohazardous waste.
  11. Responsible for following safe-injection practices.
  12. Responsible for proper collection, storage and labeling of biological specimens.
  13. Responsible for ensuring the environment meets appropriate governing body standards.
  14. Ensure patients and visitors follow current infection control guidelines.
  15. Supervises less skilled nursing healthcare personnel.
  16. Evaluates and implements patient care plans.
  17. Maintains patient and staff safety through the use of patient safety tools (TeamSTEPPS, Just Culture, etc).
  18. Participates in shared governance committee.
  19. Communicates with multidisciplinary team to ensure patient centered holistic care.
  20. Regular attendance at the assigned work location is required.
  21. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities

  1. Knowledge and understanding of nursing theory and practice and the growth and development of a variety of patients in order to meet the patients’ health care needs as is typically acquired through the completion of a Licensed Practical Nursing degree from an accredited school.
  2. Must hold a current active Licensed Practical Nurse license from the State of Nebraska or approved compact state of residence as defined by the Nebraska Nurse Practice Act.
  3. Basic Life Support certification via American Heart Association required within six months of hire.
  4. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to protected and sensitive information.
  5. Ability to complete reports and correspondence at a professional level.
  6. Ability to immediately respond to common inquires and complaints from patients, employees, and regulatory agencies.
  7. Ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  8. Successful completion of required knowledge and training of standard precaution and transmission protocols and when to apply during principle duties and responsibilities.

Working conditions

  1. May spend up to 75% of shift completing patient care activities, requiring ambulating and an appropriate body position to complete a task such as squatting or kneeling to help assist patient with dressing. Rest of shift may be spent completing paperwork or computer work for documentation. Transferring patients occasionally to frequently, depending on case load, requires lift of 35 pounds to assist in transfers. A hoyer lift, sit-to-stand lift, or extra assistance may be needed on patients that require extra assist in transfers above the 35 pounds. 17 pound commodes are carried to patient specific rooms up to 200 feet. Transporting patient recliners from room to room up to 150 feet is completed. Wheelchairs require up to 40 horizontal force pounds to transport patients up to 300 feet. Hospital beds require 60 horizontal force pounds to move bed 2 feet or to initiate movement and require 40 horizontal force pounds up to 200 feet to transport patient from room to room, many times completed by 2 person assist. Acute care shelves are to be stocked, reaching 17 inches from floor up to 83 inches high, which may require use of a step stool to reach appropriate heights. IV bags weighing 7 pounds are lifted up to variable heights overhead to be attached to IV poles. Crash cart requires 20 horizontal force pounds to transport up to 150 feet in emergency situations. Chest tube tray in ER weighing 8 pounds is used in appropriate situations, transported up to 200 feet from ER to patient room. Auto CPR device weighs 25 pounds and is used in emergency situations to be transported up to 200 feet from ER to patient room. In emergency situations, nurse may be required to get onto floor to perform CPR or other emergent patient care. Crawling or getting onto floor may be required to clean up messes made in patient rooms as well.
  2. Exposure to chemicals and other hazards related to patient care. Appropriate safety precautions, such as safety glasses, gloves, etc. must be used to minimize risk of injury.
  3. Direct exposure to body substances during patient care activities and on contaminated surfaces such as patient equipment.

Management responsibilities

  1. None

Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

Lexington Regional Health Center

Title: Medical Laboratory Technician – MLT

Effective Date: October 24, 2021

Supervisor: Director of Laboratory

Department: Laboratory

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Principle duties and responsibilities

1. Collects blood samples from infants, children, adults and geriatrics.

2. Performs laboratory tests per providers’ orders. Enters test results into the computer system.

3. Performs specimen testing.

4. Processes specimens according to testing requirements: centrifuge, separate, protect from light, refrigerate or freeze samples to prepare them for testing.

5. Performs laboratory testing on patients following standard operating procedures.

6. Performs drug screen collections and breath alcohol testing according to Department of Transportation (DOT) training; performs DNA collections.

7. Analyzes test results to ensure quality, using factors independent to each test: sex, age, specimen quality/handling, instrument performance, patient history, race.

8. Faxes or mails results to the appropriate care provider.

9. Assist patients, care providers, nurses and others with questions concerning lab testing, requirements, results, etc.

10. Performs maintenance and quality control following procedures to properly clean and maintain instruments and ensures proper functioning.

11. Answers laboratory questions from patients and care providers.

12. Schedules laboratory collections for patients.

13. Notifies supervisor when inventory needs to be ordered. Puts away, rotates and restocks supplies as necessary.

14. Performs laboratory tests for Corporate Wellness health screenings and school visits as necessary.

15. Ensure patients and visitors follow current infection control guidelines.

16. Participates in patient care activities that could include blood exposure and risk to bloodborne pathogens (eg: collection of blood specimens, handling of specimens for culture and anatomical specimens, etc.)

17. Responsible for following safe-blood collection practices.

18. Responsible for safe bagging and disposal of biohazardous waste.

19. Responsible for ensuring the environment meets appropriate governing body standards.

20. Maintains patient and staff safety through the use of patient safety tools (Teamstepps, Just Culture, etc.).

21. Regular attendance at the assigned work location is required.

22. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities

1. Ability to understand and follow laboratory testing procedures for each test performed, evaluate test results for pre-analytical failures or instrument malfunction, and analyze each test result for accuracy. Phlebotomy skills and working with various instrumentation, computer systems and Laboratory Information Systems as is typically acquired through the completion of an Associate’s Degree as Medical Laboratory Technician.

2. Certification through ASCP or equivalent agency required.

3. Current Basic Life Support certification via American Heart Association required.

4. Ability to understand and follow Laboratory testing procedures for each test performed.

5. Ability to understand and follow hospital-wide and laboratory-specific policies.

6. Ability to understand and follow laboratory testing procedures for each test performed.

7. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to protected and sensitive information.

8. Ability to complete reports and correspondence at a professional level.

9. Ability to immediately respond to common inquiries and complaints from patients, employees and regulatory agencies.

10. Ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds, explaining specimen collection and/or testing that will be performed.

11. Successful completion of required knowledge and training of standard precaution and transmission protocols and when to apply during principle duties and responsibilities.

Working conditions

1. Works in a normal patient care environment, well lighted and ventilated with minimal exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature, etc.

2. Occasionally exposed to unpleasant specimens and odors up to 10% of the time.

3. May be exposed to blood-borne pathogens up to 90% of the time, personal protective equipment must be worn when drawing or working with specimens.

4. Performs up to 90% of shift being able to access countertop 40 inches high for work activities, drawing blood, and transporting material around facility. Rest of shift is seated to complete desk related work. During blood draws, will need to access the patient by bending, squatting, or getting into other positions to achieve the draw, 15-20 draws per day on average. A wheelchair is pushed to help maneuver patient into room, requiring 40 horizontal force pounds 50 feet. Lab tray cart is pushed onto hospital patient floor requiring 5 horizontal force pounds up to 300 feet in distance. A lab tray weighing 6 pounds is transported 50 feet from lab to Urgent Care or Emergency Room for draws. Required to access shelves at heights from 5 inches from floor up to 86 inches high for supplies ranging up to an 8 pound box at 82 inches high and a 46 pound Isoton fluid box 7 inches from floor. A 2-step stool can be used to access high shelves. May help with transporting supplies for health fairs completed outside of facility, transporting totes weighing 25 pounds a distance of 150 feet. In an emergency, may need to catch a patient if he or she begins to faint during a blood draw.

5. Exposure to chemicals and other hazards related to patient care. Appropriate safety precautions, such as safety glasses, gloves, etc. must be used to minimize risk of injury.

6. Direct exposure to body substances during patient care activities and on contaminated surfaces such as patient equipment.

Management responsibilities

1. None

 

Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

Description

Summer nursing externship.

Requirements

Must be a UNMC nursing student.

Lexington Regional Health Center

Title: Physical Therapist

Effective Date: July 19, 2020

Supervisor:  Director of Rehabilitation Services

Department:  Rehabilitation Services

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Principle duties and responsibilities

  1. Evaluates and reevaluates patient to determine limitations in order to establish plan of care and modify as patient status requires.
  2. Administers physical therapy procedures and modalities for the purpose of achieving treatment plan objectives.
  3. Reviews patient’s medical history to determine contraindications and precautions with modalities/interventions.
  4. Establishes therapeutic exercise program and progress based on patient limitations to maintain or improve patient’s functional status.
  5. Transfers patient from various surface areas with assistance levels depending on patient status to complete treatment session and enhance patient independence with transfers.
  6. Supervises Physical Therapist Assistant in treating patients and adjusting plan of care as needed.
  7. Documents evaluations, reevaluations, recertifications and daily progress notes on paper forms, electronically or by dictation to record subjective, objective, assessment and plans.
  8. Educates patient and family/caregivers on condition, plan of care and home program to enhance therapist-patient relationship, optimize patient compliance and facilitate optimum results.
  9. Completes charges accurately to reflect services provided to patient and submits in a timely manner.
  10. Transports self to different clinic locations to complete treatment plan on patients.
  11. Communicates patient’s status to referring provider, case managers or interdisciplinary team to enhance quality and transition of care.
  12. Participates in patient care activities that could include blood exposure and risk to bloodborne pathogens (eg: lacerations, handling of blood-contaminated specimens, etc.)
  13. Responsible for safe bagging and disposal of biohazardous waste.
  14. Responsible for following safe-injection practices.
  15. Responsible for ensuring the patient care environment meets appropriate governing body standards.
  16. Ensure patients and visitors follow current infection control guidelines.
  17. Maintains patient and staff safety through the use of patient safety tools (Teamstepps, Just Culture, etc.).
  18. Regular attendance at the assigned work location is required.
  19. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities

  1. Ability to use standard office equipment and software proficiently, read, analyze, and interpret reports, general business directives, policy and procedure statements, and governmental regulations as is typically acquired through the completion of a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited school.
  2. Must hold a current active Physical Therapy license issued by the Nebraska Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
  3. Eligible after first year of employment to participate in serving as a clinical facilitator for physical therapist and/or physical therapy assistant clinical internships.
  4. Basic Life Support certification via American Heart Association required within six months of hire.
  5. Attention to detail up to 80% of the time when performing evaluations, utilizing specialty testing for differential diagnosis, establishing treatment plan, reviewing outcomes data and progressing/modifying plan of care.
  6. Ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds and varying educational levels in order to perform evaluation and establish plan of care, taking into consideration cultural differences.
  7. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to protected and sensitive information.
  8. Ability to solve problems independently and confidently by applying analytical and logical thinking.
  9. Ability to complete reports and correspondence at a professional level.
  10. Ability to immediately respond to common inquiries and complaints from patients, employees and regulatory agencies.
  11. Ability to effectively organize and present information and respond to questions from employees and external groups of varying sizes.
  12. Successful completion of required knowledge and training of standard precaution and transmission protocols and when to apply during principle duties and responsibilities.

Working conditions

  1. Works in a normal patient care environment, well lighted and ventilated with minimal exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature, etc.
  2. Occasional exposure up to 80% of the time to infection and/or contagious diseases when working with patients.
  3. May require performing therapy services in the following locations, not limited to: processing plant/industrial environment, patient’s home, hospital environment, skilled nursing facility/assisted living facility, school environment.  May also include aquatic therapy environment at temperatures exceeding 90 degrees and high humidity environment.
  4. Patient transferring required during routine care and emergencies, up to 35 pounds, 10-20% of work time. Patient transportation in wheelchair 40 horizontal force pounds up to 300 feet 1% of work time. Moving of inpatient bed to help patient transferring for safe and appropriate care up to 60 horizontal force pounds 1-2 feet 5% of work time. Transportation of laundry, equipment, and patient charts in lock box per patient privacy regulations up to 20 pounds for laundry and equipment and up to 25 pounds for patient chart lock box into vehicle, 1% of work day up to 2x/day. Outpatient care requiring transferring various weights to be used for specific exercise up to 10 pounds, 35% of time. Outpatient care requiring body positioning to apply various manual therapy techniques, ambulating various distances for gait training, patient care, and miscellaneous activities, and requiring reaching in various directions to demonstrate exercise, clerical work, and to provide manual contact cues, up to 60% of work time. Various positions and mechanics are used for proper control and safety for therapist and patient to prevent injury.
  5. Exposure to chemicals and other hazards related to patient care. Appropriate safety precautions, such as safety glasses, gloves, etc. must be used to minimize risk of injury.
  6. Direct exposure to body substances during patient care activities and on contaminated surfaces such as patient equipment.

Management responsibilities

  1. None

 

Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

Description

Lexington Regional Health Center
Title: Medical Radiographer
Supervisor: Director of Radiology

Department: Radiology
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Principle duties and responsibilities

  1. Performs medical imaging exams on patients at the request of a healthcare provider. Verifies and clarifies orders as needed to ensure that the most appropriate exam is being performed on the patient. Takes verbal orders from providers as needed.
  2. Prepares patients appropriately for examinations. Informs patients of the risks and benefits of the procedures as applicable. Provides answers and information at the request of the patient.
  3. Utilizes both ionizing and non-ionizing medical equipment in a manner that is practical and safe for patients and colleagues. Provides patients with the highest quality exam possible at all times and in a manner that adheres to dose reduction practices.
  4. Performs technical calibrations as recommended by the manufacturer or by policy. Maintains cleanliness of equipment at all times.
  5. Observes all safety and infection control measures during both invasive and non-invasive examinations. Invasive procedures can include starting intravenous lines, assisting with biopsy procedures, etc.
  6. Adheres to department workflow as it relates to completion of exams, image and exam archiving, and transmission of images to appropriate providers. This includes providing the reading provider with pertinent clinical history.
  7. Participates in patient care activities that could include blood exposure and risk to bloodborne pathogens (eg: lacerations, handling of blood-contaminated specimens, etc.)
  8. Responsible for safe bagging and disposal of biohazardous waste.
  9. Responsible for following safe-injection practices.
  10. Responsible for ensuring the patient care environment meets appropriate governing body standards.
  11. Ensure patients and visitors follow current infection control guidelines.
  12. Maintains patient and staff safety through the use of patient safety tools (Teamstepps, Just Culture, etc.).
  13. Regular attendance at the assigned work location is required.
  14. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities

  1. A comprehensive understanding of general radiography and an understanding of physician orders and how to perform appropriate exams, knowledge of radiation safety and protection and technical understanding of equipment and general operation of such equipment as is typically acquired through the completion of an approved two year radiography program.
  2. Must have obtained and maintained registry with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Minimum registry of Registered Technologist – Radiography or RT(R)(ARRT). Must also obtain and maintain licensure as a Medical Radiographer with the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services.
  3. Additional experience and requirements may include Computed Tomography, Sonography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mammography and Bone Densitometry. Training in advanced modalities will be provided.
  4. Current Basic Life Support certification via American Heart Association required.
  5. Attention to detail is required up to 90% of the time when reviewing provider orders and patient history, performing procedures and reviewing imaging studies.
  6. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to protected and sensitive information.
  7. Ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Ability to communicate in an effective, precise, and positive manner with patients, visitors, hospital personnel vendors and all customers that present to the facility.
  8. Ability to immediately respond to common inquiries and complaints from patients, employees and regulatory agencies.
  9. Ability to complete reports and correspondence at a professional level.
  10. Successful completion of required knowledge and training of standard precaution and transmission protocols and when to apply during principle duties and responsibilities.

Working Conditions

  1. Works in a normal patient care environment, well lighted and ventilated with minimal exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature, etc.
  2. Employee can plan to spend up to 97% of the time indoors. Less than 3% of the time may be spent outdoors assisting patients to destinations unattached from the hospital facility.
  3. May spend up to 30% of shift completing paperwork/computer work while the remaining 70% of shift is spent completing various patient related tasks in radiology.
  4. Required to assist in transferring patients, up to 35 pounds for a stand pivot transfer. A hoyer lift is utilized with specific patients that require more assist.
  5. When working with patients from the emergency department, radiology department employees may request assist from multiple professionals for patient transfer assistance.
  6. A self-propelled portable unit is utilized for patients that are unable to be transferred to the radiology department. The ability to drive and maneuver this portable unit requires up to 15 horizontal force pounds to push unit up to 300 feet.
  7. At times the use of a wheelchair may be needed to transfer patients. This situation requires 40 horizontal force pounds to push a patient up to 300 feet.
  8. Must be able to lift an image receptor cassette with a grid (weighing 9 pounds) up to shoulder height to be placed behind patient.
  9. A lead cape/shield may be worn 1-2% of work day, such as while in surgery or while aiding in patient positioning. Typically these shields weigh 10 pounds for a single piece and 14 pounds for a double piece wrap-around.
  10. Must be able to manipulate radiography equipment into appropriate positions which may require reaching to various heights, up to 65 inches.
  11. Interaction with patients suffering from communicable or infectious diseases is possible at all times.
  12. Exposure to chemicals and other hazards related to patient care. Appropriate safety precautions, such as safety glasses, gloves, etc. must be used to minimize risk of injury.
  13. Direct exposure to body substances during patient care activities and on contaminated surfaces such as patient equipment.

Management responsibilities

  1. None

Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

Requirements

 Radiologic Technologist – Radiography / RT(R) *required and Radiologic Technologist – Computed Tomography / RT(R)(CT) *preferred.

Lexington Regional Health Center

Title: Registered Dietitian

Effective Date: October 24, 2021

Supervisor: Director of Rehabilitation Services

 

Department: Dietary

FLSA Status: Exempt

 

Principle duties and responsibilities

 

  1. Coordinates all phases of nutrition care including nutrition assessment, care planning, monitoring, education and counseling of hospitalized patients. Provides nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy integrated with the patient’s medical goals. Evaluates, interprets, monitors and documents the nutritional status and nutritional needs of hospitalized patients in a timely manner and by using established standards of care and practice guidelines.
  2. Assures patient diet orders are appropriate. Approves and changes patient menus as needed to meet specific nutritional needs. Visits patients during rounding to evaluate the quality of food served, obtains food preferences and discusses any diet restrictions.

 

  1. Coordinates all phases of nutrition care including nutrition assessment, care planning, monitoring, education and counseling of outpatients using established standards of care and practice guidelines.

 

  1. Provides nutrition education to outpatients enrolled in the Medically Managed Program (MMP).

 

  1. Coordinates weight management programs for hospital employees and community members.

 

  1. Provides nutrition education to outpatients in the diabetes self management program. Accurately documents visits and statistics, as well as maintains 15 hours of diabetes continuing education per year to maintain ADA accreditation.

 

  1. Provides educational in-services and lunch and learn presentations to hospital staff and community to increase knowledge of nutrition and wellness.
  2. Develops, reviews, updates and implements educational materials to meet the needs of patients and professionals.

 

  1. Consults with Dietary Manager in directing the planning, organizing, developing and overall operation of the Dietary department which provides dietary services for all patient care activities of the hospital. Coordinates all dietary records, policies, and practices as required by federal and state law and by regulatory agencies and commissions.

 

  1. Assures the authority, responsibility, and accountability of directing the food service department and departmental compliance with Quality Management (QM) and accreditation standards. Develops overall QM program for the dietary department and submits quality reports as necessary.

 

  1. Performs sanitation checks and other quality tasks in the dietary department. Coordinates with Dietary Manager to lead monthly department meetings.

 

  1. Presents educational presentations to community groups to increase knowledge of nutrition and wellness.

 

  1. Ensure patients and visitors follow current infection control guidelines.

 

  1. Participates in patient care activities that could include blood exposure and risk to bloodborne pathogens.
  2. Responsible for ensuring the environment meets appropriate governing body standards.
  3. Serves on various committees as assigned.
  4. Assumes role and responsibility of Dietary Manager.
  5. Maintains patient and staff safety through the use of patient safety tools (Teamstepps, Just Culture, etc.).
  6. Regular attendance at the assigned work location is required.
  7. Performs all other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities

 

  1. Knowledge of nutrition and dietary management in order to provide nutritional care to patients as is typically acquired through the completion of an accredited dietetics program which includes a Bachelor of Science degree or higher and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) approved dietetic internship program.
  2. Must have RD credentials acquired by passing the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) exam. Must have current Medical Nutrition Therapy license for the State of Nebraska. Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics preferable.
  3. Ability to assess nutritional status of pediatric/adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients and prescribe and plan appropriate nutritional care as is typically acquired through two years experience as a clinical dietitian.

 

  1. Basic Life Support certification via American Heart Association required within six months of hire.
  2. Advanced written and oral communication skills necessary to converse in an effective and positive manner with patients, hospital employees, physicians, visitors and the community.  Ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

 

  1. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to protected and sensitive information.
  2. Ability to complete reports and correspondence at a professional level.
  3. Ability to immediately respond to common inquiries and complaints from patients, employees and regulatory agencies.
  4. Successful completion of required knowledge and training of standard precaution and transmission protocols and when to apply during principle duties and responsibilities.

Working conditions

 

  1. Works in a normal office work environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature, etc.

 

  1. Spends 50% of shift sitting for desk work, and the other 50% of shift completing patient care, such as patient education in hospital rooms. Inpatient consultations are in patient rooms, which require ambulating up to 300 feet from office to room and furthest ambulation distance of 500 feet for navigating facility. Assists with patient transportation in wheelchairs as necessary requiring 40 horizontal force pounds of up to 100 feet. Travels frequently for community outreach, speaking, and educational engagements. Transports own supplies while travelling, with a box weighing up to 25 pounds, transporting approximately 100 feet to/from facility. Office work requires lifting up to 6 pounds from 4 inch to 81 inch high storage. Assists with Medical Management Program to help provide education. In emergency situations, required to transfer to floor for assisting patients.

 

  1. Exposure to chemicals and other hazards related to patient care. Appropriate safety precautions, such as safety glasses, gloves, etc. must be used to minimize risk of injury.

 

  1. Direct exposure to body substances during patient care activities and on contaminated surfaces such as patient equipment.

 

Management responsibilities

  1. Dietary Manager

Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

 

 

Description

Lexington Regional Health Center

Title: Registered Nurse

Effective Date: September 11, 2020

Supervisor: Chief Nursing Officer

Department: Nursing

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Principle duties and responsibilities

  1. Administers patient centered nursing care as outlined in scope of practice including assessments, reassessments, medication administration, initiating provider orders, observing and monitoring patient conditions, pain management, completion of patient call backs, etc.
  2. Delegates through the appropriate scope of practice.
  3. Communicates with providers in regard to patient status, results of diagnostic tests, changes in assessments, etc.
  4. Prepares patients for and assists with exams and treatments.
  5. Maintains medical record documentation to accurately reflect care administered and patient’s condition. Records all care information concisely, accurately, and completely in a timely manner in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms.
  6. Provides holistic support to patients and patient designated support system.
  7. Educates patients and designated support system on preventive measures, disease management, health care management while at home, etc.
  8. Provides accurate and detailed bedside shift report to oncoming staff to ensure consistency and continuity of care.
  9. Participates in patient care activities that could include blood exposure and risk to bloodborne pathogens (eg: lacerations, handling of blood-contaminated specimens, etc.)
  10. Responsible for safe bagging and disposal of biohazardous waste.
  11. Responsible for following safe-injection practices.
  12. Responsible for ensuring the environment meets appropriate governing body standards.
  13. Responsible for proper collection, storage and labeling of biological specimens.
  14. Ensure patients and visitors follow current infection control guidelines.
  15. Supervises less skilled nursing healthcare personnel.
  16. Evaluates and implements patient care plans.
  17. Maintains patient and staff safety through the use of patient safety tools (TeamSTEPPS, Just Culture, etc).
  18. Participates in shared governance committee.
  19. Communicates with multidisciplinary team to ensure patient centered holistic care.
  20. Regular attendance at the assigned work location is required
  21. Performs all other duties as assigned

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities

  1. Knowledge and understanding of nursing theory and practice and the growth and development of a variety of patients in order to meet the patients’ health care needs as is typically acquired through the completion of an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited school. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  2. Must hold a current active Registered Nurse license from the State of Nebraska or approved compact state of residence as defined by the Nebraska Nurse Practice Act.
  3. Basic Life Support certification via American Heart Association required within six months of hire. BLS, ACLS, and PALS required within six months of hire and/or orientation.
  4. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to protected and sensitive information.
  5. Ability to complete reports and correspondence at a professional level.
  6. Ability to immediately respond to common inquires and complaints from patients, employees, and regulatory agencies.
  7. Ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  8. Successful completion of required knowledge and training of standard precaution and transmission protocols and when to apply during principle duties and responsibilities.

Working conditions

  1. May spend up to 75% of shift completing patient care activities, requiring ambulating and an appropriate body position to complete a task such as squatting or kneeling to help assist patient with dressing. Rest of shift may be spent completing paperwork or computer work for documentation. Transferring patients occasionally to frequently, depending on case load, requires lift of 35 pounds to assist in transfers. A hoyer lift, sit-to-stand lift, or extra assistance may be needed on patients that require extra assist in transfers above the 35 pounds. Nursing COW, which is occasionally utilized for documentation, requires 15 horizontal force pounds to maneuver cart 200 feet at one time. 17 pound commodes are carried to patient specific rooms up to 200 feet. Transporting patient recliners from room to room up to 150 feet is completed. Wheelchairs require up to 40 horizontal force pounds to transport patients up to 300 feet. Hospital beds require 60 horizontal force pounds to move bed 2 feet or to initiate movement and require 40 horizontal force pounds up to 200 feet to transport patient from room to room, many times completed by 2 person assist. Acute care shelves are to be stocked, reaching 17 inches from floor up to 83 inches high, which may require use of a step stool to reach appropriate heights. IV bags weighing 7 pounds are lifted up to variable heights overhead to be attached to IV poles. Crash cart requires 20 horizontal force pounds to transport up to 150 feet in emergency situations. Chest tube tray in ER weighing 8 pounds is used in appropriate situations, transported up to 200 feet from ER to patient room. Auto CPR device weighs 25 pounds and is used in emergency situations to be transported up to 200 feet from ER to patient room. In emergency situations, nurse may be required to get onto floor to perform CPR or other emergent patient care. Crawling or getting onto floor may be required to clean up messes made in patient rooms as well.
  2. Exposure to chemicals and other hazards related to patient care. Appropriate safety precautions, such as safety glasses, gloves, etc. must be used to minimize risk of injury.
  3. Direct exposure to body substances during patient care activities and on contaminated surfaces such as patient equipment.

Management responsibilities

  1. None

Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

Description

Lexington Regional Health Center

Title: Respiratory Therapist

Supervisor: Director of Respiratory Services

Department: Respiratory Therapy

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Principle duties and responsibilities

  1. Assesses and administers respiratory services while utilizing appropriate therapies to treat patients with deficiencies of the cardiopulmonary system, by prescription or approved protocol under the supervision of the patient’s Medical Provider and Director of Respiratory Services.
  2. Administers respiratory therapies such as: nebulizer treatments, oxygen therapy, inhaled medications, bronchial hygiene therapy, lung volume expansion therapy, etc. Reacts to patient’s status changes and emergency situations appropriately and efficiently.
  3. Administers diagnostic testing to patients with cardio-pulmonary abnormalities such as EKG’s, PFT’s, Cardiac Stress Testing, ABG’s, obtaining sputum cultures, Pulmonary Rehab, etc.
  4. Provides education to patients and families regarding lung diseases. This may include COPD, asthma, smoking cessation, etc.
  5. Performs a thorough patient assessment including listening to lung sounds, counting respirations, assessing work of breathing, etc.
  6. Thoroughly and accurately documents every procedure and assessment performed.
  7. Works with all age groups ranging from infants and pediatrics to adults.
  8. Trouble-shoots skills to adjust BIPAP/CPAP machines, oxygen equipment, ventilator, etc.
  9. Participates in patient care activities that could include blood exposure and risk to bloodborne pathogens (eg: lacerations, handling of blood-contaminated specimens, etc.)
  10. Responsible for safe bagging and disposal of biohazardous waste.
  11. Responsible for ensuring the environment meets appropriate governing body standards.
  12. Responsible for proper collection, storage and labeling of biological specimens.
  13. Ensure patients and visitors follow current infection control guidelines.
  14. Maintains patient and staff safety through the use of patient safety tools (TeamSTEPPS, Just Culture, etc).
  15. Regular attendance at the assigned work location is required.
  16. Performs all other duties as assigned

 

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities

  1. Knowledge of respiratory care therapies and procedures, equipment operation and basic computer skills to document procedures and assessments, as is typically acquired through the completion of an Associate’s degree in a Respiratory Care program from an accredited school.
  2. Current licensure as a Registered or Certified Respiratory Therapist from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
  3. Current Basic Life Support certification via American Heart Association required.
  4. Attention to detail up to 75% of work time when assessing patients and completing patient documentation.
  5. Analytical skills to troubleshoot problems with equipment, observe and evaluate patient status, etc.
  6. Advanced communication skills to educate patients and families, correspond with other healthcare professionals regarding a patient’s plan of care, etc. Ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  7. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to protected and sensitive information.
  8. Ability to complete reports and correspondence at a professional level.
  9. Ability to immediately respond to common inquiries and complaints from patients, employees and regulatory agencies.
  10. Successful completion of required knowledge and training of standard precaution and transmission protocols and when to apply during principle duties and responsibilities.

Working conditions

  1. Spends approximately 2-4 hours/day completing documentation and desk work and the rest of the shift is spent completing various patient care activities, approximately 8-10 hours. Patient transferring is required for the job, up to 35 pounds 5% of work time. Required to transport various equipment for patient care activities: Computer On Wheels for documentation, oxygen tank carts, compressed air tank carts, single canisters of oxygen/compressed air, percussion machine, etc. for 15% of work time, with up to 20 pounds of horizontal force in hallways up to 300 feet in distance and up to 45 pounds of horizontal force to get over threshold into rooms 2 feet in distance. Required to use percussion tool, which weighs 2-3 pounds and creates vibration, and hold up to patient for percussion 10-40 minutes depending on patient diagnosis. Routine patient care requires reaching to hold equipment up to patient for breathing treatments, requiring different amounts of time. Supplies are to be stocked at various times, from 4 ¾ inch from floor up to 70 ¾ inch height shelves to be reached daily and 90 ¼ inch height monthly. Oxygen tanks, weighing 10 pounds when full, and compressed air tanks, weighing 15 pounds when full, are to be filled and transported to carts to be utilized for patient care 10% of work time. During emergency situations, CPR is a job duty that will need to be performed and may require performance in different body positions.
  2. Frequent exposure to infections, contagious diseases, hazardous anesthetic agents and body fluids and wastes up to 60% of the time. Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases and to hazards of flammable, explosive gases, up to 30% of the time. Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements, up to 10% of the time.
  3. Exposure to chemicals and other hazards related to patient care. Appropriate safety precautions, such as safety glasses, gloves, etc. must be used to minimize risk of injury.
  4. Direct exposure to body substances during patient care activities and on contaminated surfaces such as patient equipment.

Management Responsibilities

  1. None

Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

Lexington Regional Health Center

Title: Surgical Services Surgical Technologist

Effective Date: July 22, 2020

Supervisor: Director of Surgical Services

Department: Surgical Services

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Principle duties and responsibilities

  1. Under supervision of a Registered Nurse, participates as a member of the surgical services nursing team in the collection of data for use in the preparation of equipment and supplies needed for the surgical procedure and implements nursing interventions identified in the plan of care.
  2. Assists in operating room, endoscopy room and sterile processing as assigned.
  3. Receives and processes incoming supplies and equipment.
  4. Performs decontaminating, cleaning and sterilizing duties.
  5. Prepares packs of supplies, linens and instruments in sterile processing as directed.
  6. Checks supplies and equipment needed for surgical procedures.
  7. Sets up sterile table with instruments, supplies, equipment, and medications/solutions needed for procedures.
  8. Functions in the surgical technologist role by preparing, organizing, and anticipating needed instruments, supplies, and equipment for safe patient care and operative procedures, performs appropriate counts with a Registered Nurse, and cleans and prepares instruments for sterilization according to the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) guidelines.
  9. Maintains highest standards of sterile techniques during procedures.
  10. Assists other members of team with cleaning and turning over the operating room in preparation for the next case.
  11. Participates in patient care activities that could include blood exposure and risk to bloodborne pathogens (eg: lacerations, handling of blood-contaminated specimens, etc.)
  12. Responsible for safe bagging and disposal of biohazardous waste.
  13. Responsible for following safe-injection practices.
  14. Responsible for ensuring the patient care environment meets appropriate governing body standards.
  15. Ensure patients and visitors follow current infection control guidelines.
  16. Maintains patient and staff safety through the use of patient safety tools (TeamSTEPPS, Just Culture, etc.)
  17. Regular attendance at the assigned work location is required
  18. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities

  1. Ability to read, write and basic computer and office equipment skills as is typically acquired through the completion of a high school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Basic Life Support certification via American Heart Association required within six months of hire.
  3. Must have two years prior experience as a Surgical Services Surgical Technologist or complete a sterile processing certification course within one year of hire.
  4. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to protected and sensitive information.
  5. Ability to complete reports and correspondence at a professional level.
  6. Ability to immediately respond to common inquiries and complaints from patients, employees, and regulatory agencies.
  7. Ability to effectively communicates with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  8. Successful completion of required knowledge and training of standard precaution and transmission protocols and when to apply during principle duties and responsibilities.

Working conditions

  1. Required to be able to stand constantly to help assist surgeon as necessary, such as retrieving correct instruments to be used. Patient beds are to be transported up to 200 feet in distance requiring 35 pounds of horizontal force with 2 people assist in moving patients to and from surgery. Lifting up to 35 pounds is required for patient transferring. Transferring patients to beds may require multiple people assist up to 50 pounds to lift and transfer the patient. Surgical pans and equipment that weigh up to 35 pounds are to be transported a distance approximately 60 feet into surgical rooms if needed. 5 pound IV bags are to be lifted up to 65 inches to be placed on poles and for stocking shelves in the surgery area. During patient positioning for draping and sterilization purposes, patient extremities are to be held away from body requiring holding 25 pounds up to 5 minutes. Gross motor UE repetitive frequent use and movement for handling instruments and equipment during surgery. The worker is required to crawl short distances to help assist with cleaning, adjusting equipment, assisting in surgery, and emergency situations that may require short distance crawling as well. To help assist surgery, the worker may be required to attain various body postures/positioning, such as bending, kneeling, crouching, and squatting depending what is needed for that particular surgery. Shelves are to be stocked and equipment to be retrieved from shelves ranging from various heights, reaching overhead consistent with heights equal to that of lifting IV bags onto poles. May be required to push a patient wheelchair, requiring an initial 40 pounds of horizontal force to begin movement of a 300-pound person, and 25 pounds of horizontal force for continued pushing in hallways.
  2. Exposure to infections, communicable, and contagious diseases up to 75% of work time. Exposure to risk of bloodborne diseases, high steam pressure and radiological environment up to 75% of work time.
  3. Exposure to chemicals and other hazards related to patient care. Appropriate safety precautions, such as safety glasses, gloves, etc. must be used to minimize risk of injury.
  4. Direct exposure to body substances during patient care activities and on contaminated surfaces such as patient equipment.

Management responsibilities

  1. None

Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

Description

Title: Trauma Nurse Coordinator

Department: Nursing Service

General Summary

The role of the Trauma Nurse Coordinator is to coordinate quality care forthe he trauma patient through collaboration with nursing, medical staff, ancillary departments, and prehospital providers. The TNC will incorporate research, performance improvement, administrative, educational, and clinical activities into the care of the trauma patient and family.

The Trauma Nurse Coordinator is a full-time Registered Nurse that is responsible for the organization of services and systems necessary for a multidisciplinary approach to care of trauma patients. He/she will assume responsibility for process and performance improvement activities as they relate to nursing and ancillary personnel and will assist the trauma medical director in carrying out these functions for the Medical Staff.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

The TNC is to be made aware of all trauma patients admitted to the ER. He/she will coordinate care delivery throughout the patient’s stay and promote a seamless continuum of care.

  • Responds to Trauma Team activation in the Emergency Department when available.
  • Reviews all trauma team activation for appropriateness of activation, response of team member, and quality of care provided. Specific issues related to trauma care should be reported to the TNC.
  • Develops policies/protocols/guidelines based on benchmarks for standards of trauma care.
  • Keeps Medical Director informed of changes in the ED/trauma program, as well as, process and performance issues.

Provides patient care by:

  • Intervening at critical and/or key points to achieve expected outcomes.
  • Utilizes the nursing process in providing patient care, plans and selects appropriate interventions for patient care that will result in desired outcomes with consideration of appropriate utilization of resources.
  • Assures appropriate functioning of equipment.
  • Ensures that all staff is competent in equipment use, procedures, assessment, and monitors utilized in the delivery of trauma care.

Orients and educates medical staff, nursing staff, students, and general public to Trauma Systems.

  • Participates in orientation of new staff members.
  • Educates staff and students regarding the importance of the Trauma System.
  • Functions as a resource for questions and concerns regarding trauma care.
  • Participates in peer review.
  • Identifies educational opportunities for medical staff, nursing staff, and ancillary departments regarding current trends in trauma care.
  • Attends continuing education pertinent to delivery of trauma care.
  • Coordinates trauma conferences, trauma M&M, and trauma performance improvement meetings.

Participates in Performance Improvement activities.

  • Contributes to quality of patient care through Performance Improvement activities and Performance Improvement audits.
  • Collects and enters trauma data into the trauma registry for statistical analysis.
  • Concurrent and retrospective monitoring of trauma patients for clinical and system indicators of variance as set by American College of Surgeons.
  • Integrates educational needs as identified in Performance Improvement activities.

Involvement in Trauma Service annual budgeting process.

Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate books, journals and other literature, and attending related seminars and conferences.

Requirements

Trained to ER

Duties of trauma nurse coordinator in addition to full-time nursing floor position.

Lexington Regional Health Center

Title: Ward Clerk

Effective Date: August 6, 2020

Supervisor: Chief Nursing Officer

Department: Nursing

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Principle duties and responsibilities

  1. Ensures medical records and other patient records are properly completed and secured and available to providers, nurses and other healthcare providers.
  2. Performs clerical duties including copying, faxing, answering the phones, etc.
  3. Greets patients when they first arrive at the nursing department and communicates this arrival with appropriate staff.
  4. Assists in transition of care to include follow-up appointments, discharge instructions as ordered by the provider, contacting receiving facilities, etc.
  5. Completes accurate and thorough registration including patient demographics, emergency contacts, insurance information, etc.
  6. Participates in shared governance committee.
  7. Communicates with multidisciplinary team to ensure patient centered holistic care.
  8. Participates in patient care activities that could include blood exposure and risk to bloodborne pathogens (eg: lacerations, handling of blood-contaminated specimens, etc.)
  9. Responsible for safe bagging and disposal of biohazardous waste.
  10. Responsible for following safe-injection practices.
  11. Responsible for ensuring the environment meets appropriate governing body standards.
  12. Responsible for proper collection, storage and labeling of biological specimens.
  13. Ensure patients and visitors follow current infection control guidelines.
  14. Maintains patient and staff safety through the use of patient safety tools (TeamSTEPPS, Just Culture, etc).
  15. Regular attendance at the assigned work location is required.
  16. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities

  1. Ability to read, write and use basic computer and office equipment skills as is typically acquired through the completion of a high school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Medical terminology experience preferred.
  3. Basic Life Support certification via American Heart Association required within six months of hire.
  4. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to protected and sensitive information.
  5. Ability to complete reports and correspondence at a professional level.
  6. Ability to immediately respond to common inquires and complaints from patients, employees, and regulatory agencies.
  7. Ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  8. Successful completion of required knowledge and training of standard precaution and transmission protocols and when to apply during principle duties and responsibilities.

Working conditions

  1. Spends up to 75% of shift sitting to complete desk work and spends the rest of shift assisting with patient care in the various sections of nursing. Worker will be required to reach shelves of varying heights in offices up to 60 inches high with minimal weighted objects.
  2. Completing patient care activities requires ambulating and an appropriate body position to complete a task such as squatting or kneeling to help assist patient with dressing. Transferring patients frequently, depending on case load, requires lift of 35 pounds to assist in transfers. A hoyer lift, sit-to-stand lift, or extra assistance may be needed on patients that require extra assist in transfers or if transferring above the 35 pounds. 17 pound commodes are carried to patient specific rooms up to 200 feet. Wheelchairs require up to 40 horizontal force pounds to transport patients up to 300 feet. Hospital beds require 60 horizontal force pounds to move bed 2 feet or to initiate movement and require 40 horizontal force pounds up to 200 feet to transport patient from room to room, many times completing with 2 person assist. Getting onto floor or crawling may be required to assist in cleaning up messes made in patient rooms.
  3. Exposure to chemicals and other hazards related to patient care. Appropriate safety precautions, such as safety glasses, gloves, etc. must be used to minimize risk of injury.
  4. Direct exposure to body substances during patient care activities and on contaminated surfaces such as patient equipment.

Management responsibilities

  1. None

Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

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