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LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE CLINIC


Job Type: Full-time
Location: NRMC Multispecialty Clinic
Department: NRMC ORTHOPEDIC ASSOCIATES


Description:

Position Summary

LPN is responsible for and performs those duties consistent with the recognized scope of practice for Licensed Practical Nursing. Assists clinic Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses in the care of patients in a family practice care environment. May provide direct supervision of patient care given by unlicensed Nursing and Medical Assistants. May be the only nursing staff member of the clinic. Performs additional administrative tasks related to patient medical record maintenance and continuity of care typical of a family practice clinic. Performs other tasks as assigned.

Primary Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary responsibilities.

1. Assists with opening clinic, and insuring readiness for daily activities.

2. Insures patient examination rooms and laboratory areas are ready for daily activity.

3. Performs and records quality checks on laboratory test equipment.

4. Performs laboratory specimen collection tasks, including venipuncture. Prepares specimens for shipment to hospital laboratory.

5. Performs Clia waived lab procedures.

6. Enters orders into Meditech.

7. Takes and records patient vital signs. Assists with patient assessment, intervention and patient teaching within the scope of LPN practice.

8. Sets up patient in examination room for Practitioner.

9. Records patients presenting problem/reason for visit. Record current medications and allergies.

10. Assists Practitioner with patient examination or procedure, as needed. Insures that lab, radiology or other procedure orders are recorded properly.

11. Sets up procedure trays as needed.

12. Performs patient EKG recordings, as ordered.

13. Provides patient medications, oral and injectable, as ordered by the Practitioner, and within the scope of LPN practice.

14. Administers and records vaccines in Links. Knowledgeable of vaccine schedule for children and adults.

15. Cleans and restocks patient examination rooms between patient use, as needed.

16. Assists with patient calls, prescription refills, notification of lab/test results, and scheduling of referral patients.

17. Assists in inventory and ordering of clinic supplies.

18. Meets current documentation standards and polices.

19. Response to the patient is appropriate in emergency or physically distressful situation.

20. Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments of the hospital.

21. Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.

22. Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.

Competencies

1. Basic computer knowledge.

2. Ability to use appropriate discretion in handling confidential material and information.

3. Must be IV certified and willing to perform related tasks.

4. Ability to interact with all customers (co-workers, patients, families, physicians, vendors, etc.) of NRMC with hospitality and the highest standards of customer service, exhibiting professionalism and a spirit of teamwork. Each associate should have an understanding that he or she represents NRMC and should act accordingly and in a manner that demonstrates respect and pride for this organization.

Supervisory Responsibility

None.

Requirements:

Required Education and Experience

1. Graduate of an accredited LPN program.

2. Current LPN licensure in the State of Louisiana.

3. Current BCLS certification.

4. Minimum of six months to one year’s work experience.

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