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Registered Nurse

Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, P.C. • Bronx, NY

Posted 5 days ago

Job Snapshot

Experience - At least 2 year(s)
Healthcare - Health Services
Nurse, Health Care


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Job Description

POSITION: Registered Nurse- Office

RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Nursing, LIPSG Office Charge Nurse

JOB SUMMARY: Provide patient care in the office setting


Patient Care:

  • Arrives on time, at least ½ hour prior to assigned beginning of shift
  • Reviews doctor’s schedule for the day and prepares rooms accordingly
  • Takes patient history and records the information in the patient’s chart
  • Performs clinical triage upon meeting patient and provides doctor with a concise, accurate report
  • Assists surgeons in preparing for and performing examinations and minor procedures
  • Chaperones surgeon in cosmetic/reconstructive consultations as needed
  • Reviews pre-operative packets (containing pre- and post-op instructions, lab forms, prescriptions, etc.) with patients before surgery, and assures full patient understanding
  • Sees all post-operative patients (suture removal, cast removal, dressing changes, etc.) and answers questions
  • Provides ,prepares or administers medications and treatments in accordance with surgeon protocols
  • Obtains appropriate photographic consent from patients; takes pre- and post-operative digital photographs including Vectra 3-D
  • Triages patient phone calls; answers questions, and determines if patients need to come in and be seen by surgeon
  • Handles phone emergencies, reads on-call schedule appropriately, following doctors preferences for being contacted
  • Follows up on ordered pathologies and laboratory results, informing surgeon of results and ensuring documents signed in EMR

Clinical Operations:

  • Ensures patient EMR is complete, including patient history
  • Adheres to chart documentation requirements as outlined by practice guidelines
  • Assesses and evaluates patient flow in all practice sites—recommends changes for quality patient service and care
  • Available to work in all satellite locations
  • Stays current regarding all written protocols for clinical operating procedures
  • Reviews individual doctor schedules periodically to maximize surgeon efficiency and productivity; coordinates suggestions with Office Charge Nurse and DON
  • Makes sure the practice adheres to all applicable OSHA, CLIA, HIPAA and AAAASF standards
  • Makes note of clinical supplies and inventory, informing the Department of Nursing Secretary of ordering needs
  • Is familiar with the location of all items in each office, frequently checking expiration dates on items and rotating inventory as needed
  • Participates in clinical research projects as appropriate, under the direction of the Clinical Trials Department and the DON
  • Stocks exam rooms and ensures they are ready at all times

Financial Practices:

  • Uses facility resources appropriately and avoids wasteful practices
  • Analyzes work area and makes recommendations for potential cost –effective improvements


  • Communicates effectively and professionally with patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers
  • Interacts with others in a positive, respectful manner

Performance Improvement:

  • Contributes to the progress and development of performance improvement initiatives
  • Provides thorough and complete documentation in the EMR as required for Meaningful Use and PQRS

Demonstrates Commitment to Patient Safety:

  • Complies with LIPSG policies to patient safety and infection control in meeting job requirements
  • Participates in the identification of unsafe conditions or procedures through surveillance and reporting to appropriate superiors
  • Seeks to involve the patient as an active participant in his or her care and encourages questions by the patient and family

Professional Requirements:

  • Completes annual educational requirements, participating in continuing education and other learning experiences
  • Shares knowledge gained in continuing education with staff
  • Maintains regulatory requirements, facility policies and procedures and standards of care
  • Actively participates in any QI projects and activities
  • Exhibits competence in utilizing EMR and Practice Management Programs
  • Communicates the mission, vision and core values of LIPSG
  • Assists in the orientation and training of all new staff willingly and enthusiastically
  • Assists in case reviews as requested by Director of Nursing
  • Maintains membership in relevant professional organizations

Access to PHI (Protected Health Information):

  • This position has extensive access to PHI. It requires the review of computerized or paper-based medical records, lab results, and tests, in order to perform clinical duties as well as communicate effectively with patients. It may also require access to computerized and paper-based reimbursement data (such as referral forms)¾which contain both a patient's clinical and financial information

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Position requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Involves standing and walking. Employee will occasionally be asked to lift and carry items weighing up to 30 pounds. Normal visual acuity and hearing are required. Employee will work under stressful conditions, and work irregular hours. Employee will be exposed to bodily fluids on a regular basis

Typical Working Conditions:

  • Employee will have frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment

Job Requirements


  • Current NYS RN licensure required
  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • BLS certification required
  • Training in plastic surgery nursing preferred


  • Minimum one year of work experience in the office setting
  • Understanding of ASPS, and ASPSN standards; OSHA guidelines for ambulatory practice, quality assurance required.
  • Familiarity with cosmetic procedures and reconstructive surgery REQUIRED

MUST be flexible with hours- shifts include evenings and some Saturdays.

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