Clinical Extender III



St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

The Clinical Extender III will work under the direction of the Practitioner and support their documentation of patient information into the Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Duties are to be performed in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations governing the legal scope of medical practice. They will be responsible for ensuring the well-being of patients and for providing a positive, supportive environment for patients and other staff while working in conjunction with physicians, advanced practitioners, front office and clinical staff.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrates competency in the orthopedic assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.
  • Perform clinical intake of patients to include taking and recording, reason for visit, vital signs, allergies, patient medical/surgical history and medications.
  • Perform orthopedic physical examination, remove sutures/staples, perform basic wound care and apply dressings as directed by the provider.
  • Assist with and prep in-office injections per department protocol. Assist with surgical consent paperwork.
  • Scribe provider documentation of patient information, following all guidelines for documentation and billing following department protocol and SLPG guidelines.
  • Demonstrates skill in documenting and maintaining patient care records in a complete,  thorough, and timely manner. Completes all documentation in real time and within the same date of service. Clarifies and corrects any documentation under the direction of the provider.
  • Provide, review, and demonstrate provider directed information hand-outs.
  •  Apply and remove casts /splints as directed/supervised by the provider.
  • Apply, instruct, and dispense DME per provider orders.
  • Cross utilize as second assistant in the operating room as a Certified Orthopedic Technologist (OTC).
  • Assist with cleanliness initiatives and ensuring workspace is stocked appropriately for the workday.
  • Assist with in basket messages within scope of practice.
  • Responds professionally and appropriately in all situations.
  • Actively participates in quality improvement programs.
  • Maintain responsibility for professional development and re-licensure or certification by attending in-services and/or continuing education programs.

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

Requires sitting, standing and walking for extended periods of time.  Continually uses fingers for patient care, and data entry into EMR.  Routinely uses upper extremities. Occasionally lift items up to 25 pounds.  Occasionally push cart with supplies up to 30 pounds. Occasionally push wheelchair with patient weighing up to 325 pounds. Stoop, bend and reach above shoulder level regularly. Hearing as it relates to normal conversation and taking blood pressure readings. General vision, near vision, peripheral are all required.

EDUCATION:

Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)

Certified Orthopedic Technologist (OTC) for cross-utilization in the operating room (OR)

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Previous work experience in Orthopedics or a specialty working directly in the treatment of patients.

Current ATC and/or OTC to allow operating room privileges

State licensure by the Board of Medicine

BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification

Basic computer skills

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address.  Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer.  Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable.  It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application.  Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!





St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted
09/01/2021
Type
Full time
Location
Stroudsburg, PA 18360, US