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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Job Description

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

The Licensed Practical Nurse, LPN, will take a health history, perform health counseling, administer medications and treatments, provide nursing care and assist physicians/providers. Additionally, the LPN will follow up on abnormal lab results, abnormal imaging results, post hospitalization, do pre-visit planning, and patient teaching. Functions within the patient centered team to provide quality, patient centered care.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

  • Contacts patients regarding abnormal labs and imaging results to advise patient of results and further care.
  • Transcribes physician/provider orders, collect specimens and cultures for laboratory analysis.
  • Reviews telephone encounters and addresses within the LPN scope of practice.
  • Completes forms and documents and obtains physician signature as appropriate. This includes but not limited to diabetic supply form, DME, and Home Health Orders.
  • Arranges referrals for specialty care, urgent or emergent care at the direction of the provider.  Instructs patients in home self-care when an immediate clinic evaluation is not necessary.  Instruct patients to come to the clinic as necessary.  Consult with the clinic manager or provider when there is a question about the severity of the problem or the need for immediate attention.
  • Administers oral and parenteral (IM, subcutaneous, intradermal) medications as ordered and prescribed by the provider using the 6 Rights of Medication Administration.  May dispense non-prescription sample medications kept in the clinic only.  May not dispense prescription sample medications
  • Performs waive testing and venipuncture as ordered by the provider
  • Documents all nursing care and treatments performed, in the electronic medical record.
  • Coordinates pre-visit planning by reviewing the electronic medical record to include patient history and proactively orders labs and other testing based on standing orders.
  • Performs hospital follow up by reviewing discharge summary and performing med reconciliation.
  • Follow up on any referrals.
  • Delegates to MA within scope of practice to enhance patient care.
  • Manages and directs patient flow within the clinical area.
  • May relieve the nurse supervisor and medical assistants as necessary.
  • Orders basic clinic supplies and stock medications.
  • Knowledgeable on using PC and Microsoft Word. Ability to document within an electronic medical record and/or familiarity with Windows - based programs.
  • Assists in staff training and new employee orientation.
  • Maintains an environment conducive to the care and welfare of patients/clients.
  • Participates in continuing educational offerings that are scheduled at the facility.
  • Comply with computer security guidelines and confidentiality of both patients and staff.
  • In an emergency, L.P.N. may summon EMS for transport, initiate CPR and take actions necessary to preserve life.
  • Checks the oxygen and respiratory area weekly.  Documents amount of oxygen on log sheet.  Stocks room with appropriate supplies and equipment.
  • All other duties as assigned by the clinic manager

Job Requirements

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

  • Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing.
  • Licensed to practice in the State of Missouri and/or Kansas.
  • Basic Cardiovascular Life Support (BCLS), certified.
  • Excellent communication skills, customer service oriented, telephone etiquette and exhibit the ability to work with people (staff, visitors and clients).

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID WM-JHN3X876DM3LG7NFWC4
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