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Preadmission Testing Nurse

Company: CHI St. Vincent Health
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: October 10, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Responsibilities

As a Pre-admission testing nurse or PAT nurse, your duties include overseeing intake, during which you perform an initial physical assessment and interview the patient to obtain their medical history.

  • Conduct phone assessment or interview for each surgical patient to obtain medical/surgical/social history and medication list

  • Facilitate completion, or in some instances, perform basic pre-op diagnostic tests

  • Review patient medical record for appropriate lab, x-ray, and EKG.

  • Supply physician offices with the results of all lab, x-ray, and EKG reports via fax, e-mail or e-fax.

  • Ensure that all appropriate orders, consents, medical and medication histories, and testing results are completed and in the patient s chart prior to the date of service.

  • Communicate abnormal results and medical issues to the appropriate personnel and physicians.

  • Provide pre-operative instructions pertaining to the individual and treatment to be provided.

  • Answer patient questions.

  • Provide clinical documentation requests by insurance companies

  • Assist with post operative telephone calls.

  • Responsible for PAT/PreOp workflow.

 


Qualifications

Current Unencumbered RN license in Arkansas.

Current BLS required - ACLS and/or PALS may be required per job/facility

Current TB Screen

Keywords: CHI St. Vincent Health, Little Rock , Preadmission Testing Nurse, Other , Little Rock, Arkansas

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