I am an LPN working in an ENT clinic 8-5, Mon-Fri and I LOVE it! I've been here for almost 3 years, and it is by far the best nursing job I've ever had. We stay pretty busy, but I get a lot of down time also because he is in surgery 2 days a week, and I use those days to do paperwork and catch up. Working in a Dr's office is very different from any other clinical setting. In our office, we don't give meds since there are none to be given. I do a lot of paperwork, and sometimes feel like a glorified secretary. It took some getting used to, but these are my main duties:
-Prepare surgical consents and review them with the patient and obtains their signatures
-Post surgery cases with the OR, gather all pertinent documents and fax them to the hospital
-Obtain precertification/Prior-authorization for surgeries, referrals and diagnostic radiology tests
- Enter all of the patient's information, history, meds, ect into the EHR
- Scribe for the Dr. (not all clinics do this). I follow him into the room and basically chart any findings during the exam and the treatment plan; all he has to do is sign off on it and the chart is complete.
-Keep up with several logs (crash cart, sample meds, eye wash station, refrigerator temp, instruments)
-Transport & pick up instruments and scopes from sterile processing dept in the hospital that were used that day
-Scan and file test results, referrals and consents into the patient's chart
-Return phone calls
-Order clinic supplies
This is the only nursing job I've ever had where I didn't walk 10,000 miles and feel beat down by the end of the day. Hope this helps!