Job Description

Location: Tempe St. Luke's Hospital
Posted Date: 11/16/2020

Provides direct and indirect patient care. Communicates with physicians/director/charge nurse/co-workers, as appropriate about changes in patient’s clinical condition including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology.
Obtains admission orders and pre-certification, working with physicians / office staff to clarify medical necessity
Reviews all reservations concurrently as received
Contacts physicians offices for required admission orders
Facilitates fax transmittals if requested by physician office
Contacts physicians offices for clarification of planned treatment when necessary
Coordinates pre- admission testing for surgical patients, assuring mailed/faxed tests results, H & P, etc, is properly placed on patient record
Checks each day’s operating room Schedule for planned outpatient surgeries for following day
Assures any pre-operative testing already done is delivered/faxed to pre-admission nurse to add to patient file
Assures the receipt of all hand delivered/faxed information pertinent to the patient’s visit is properly filed in patients file
Assessment, diagnosis ad planning: assesses data reflecting the health status of the patients to formulate nursing diagnosis and plan for care. Assessment, Collects, records and communicates data in a systematic, continuous manner
Interviews patient and /or significant other determining physical status, medical history and psychological needs relative to the patient’s procedure
Identifies patients knowledge deficits anticipates patient’s needs and potential problems
Reviews and utilizes significant data from patient’s record to facilitate care and initiate discharge planning.
Completes admission data base, performs appropriate physical exam and documents initial assessment on pre-operative patients
Receives and communicates pertinent assessment data appropriate health care team members as necessary

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