Recently I ran across an opening for an RN position at an Internal Medicine Clinic. I have no idea what goes on in such a clinic and I have not been able to find any specific info on the Internet. Could any of you help me out? What type of procedures/ medical care go on in Intermal Medicine Clinics? What things would the RN do (nurse's role)?
May 28, '07
I worked for a large internal medicine practice for >3yrs.
It's a doctor's office staffed by primary physicians certified in Internal medicine as opposed to being GP, family practice etc. Generally all patients 18 & up, yearly physicals, HTN, paps, diabetes, preventive care, etc
Like any other doctors offices, it depends on the practice. My RNs did a lot of phone triage, immunizations, patient teaching, occasional IV for hydration as needed.
The LPN & MAs did glucose & INR testing, nebulizer treatments, rooming of patients, etc
Depending on the setting it may provide a nice opportunity for lots of patient contact & teaching opportunities
Last edit by MrChicagoRN on May 28, '07
May 28, '07
Thanks for replying Mr. ChicagoRN,
Is it possible you can tell me, or PM me, about what you as the nurse do specifically on a daily basis? Like what is your typical day like? Do you do patient care and clerical/administrative duties as well? Is it easy to chart on your patients promptly and get out at the end of your shift on time?
Thanks again :spin: