NorthShore Health Centers located in Northwest, Indiana seeks experienced LPN’s and MA's to join our family practice, OB/GYN, and pediatric nursing staff.
Qualified candidates must have at least 1 year LPN or MA experience in the area of family medicine, OB/GYN medicine, Urgent Care, and/or pediatric medicine, preferably in a clinic setting, possess exceptional organizational skills, and work well within a team environment. Other qualifications include the ability to properly complete and document patient intakes; including vitals, age appropriate health history, be able to perform routine CLEA waived laboratory tests, give injections and/or assist the provider with minor procedures, or exams, to ensure quality patient care and outcomes.
Assists NorthShore providers with treating patients, utilizing established NorthShore nursing guidelines. This position may have assignments in adult medicine, pediatrics, or women’s health, and is responsible for maintaining the nursing QI/QA measurements in each of these departments to help ensure that quality patient care is provided at all times.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Performs ancillary tasks (weight, height, blood pressure, pulse, urinalysis, pregnancy tests, glucometer) and documents results in the patient’s EHR chart.
- Screens patients to obtain chief complaint, medical history and allergy information and documents in patient chart.
- Sets up examination room, prepares equipment and aids Provider during examination and treatment of patient.
- Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of patient.
- Assists provider in minor surgical procedures and ensures sterile techniques are followed.
- Completes all laboratory requisitions accurately and completely and is responsible for ensuring that all specimens are sent to the appropriate laboratory in a safe and expedient manner.
- Completes patient in-house laboratory testing requested by the provider, according to COLA standards and guidelines, and records test results appropriately.
- Gives age appropriate vaccinations, and records vaccination information into Indiana CHIRP database system.
- Explains procedures and treatments to patient to gain cooperation, understanding, and allay apprehension.
- Performs patient education (nutrition, lifestyle habits, hygiene, exercise, self- breast examination, and about other patient services offered at NorthShore Health Centers).
- Responds to life saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol.
- Maintains stock, inventory and requisitions supplies, as needed.
- Sterilizes instruments and ensures that infection control policies are followed.
- Records and maintains accurate clinical information in the patient’s EHR chart.
- Sends patient reminders to notify patients of normal test results and schedules follow up appointment with patient, if necessary.
- Maintains a tickler file and tracks patient test results.
- Ensures that patient provider reviews all test results and scans results into the patient’s EHR chart, after appropriate follow up is completed.
- Prepares reports and other documentation as required.
- Attends meetings and training sessions as required.
- Executes other verbal or written specific assigned tasks, requiring similar or lesser skills and abilities, some of which are continuing while others are occasional in nature.
- Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences, promotes a harassment-free work environment, and is capable of relating to people of diverse age, ethnic, racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds
- Graduate of an accredited program for Practical Nursing, in fulfillment of education requirements for licensure in the State of Indiana.
- Medical Assistant Diploma
- Valid CPR Certification
- Valid TB Certification
- Strong assessment skills required
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required
- Ability to prioritize multiple tasks quickly and efficiently
- Completes all recertification processes in a timely manner
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
- Prolonged periods of walking, sitting, and standing
- Frequently lift and carry up to approximately 25 pounds
- Occasionally lift and carry items up to approx. 50 pounds,
- Occasionally pushing and pulling up to 300 pounds.
- Constant standing, walking
- Frequent viewing computer monitor
- Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
- Frequent hearing and speaking
- Frequent sitting, stooping, crouching
- Occasional climbing, kneeling, crawling, filing
- Frequently required to reach with hands and arms
- Frequent use of hands to touch, handle, grip and/or feel
- Constant interaction with staff/clients/patients
- Subject to exposure of bloodborne and airborne pathogens
- Driving required to Clinic Sites for meetings, training and programs
- Frequent exposure to high stress situations.
MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT AND WORK AIDS:
- Ability to efficiently operate and maintain medical equipment, i.e. electronic thermometers, scales, autoclave, Titmus Vision machine, blood pressure devices, cauterizing equipments, and other related medical equipment.
- Office equipment includes: calculator, computer, EHR software, CHIRP software, Microsoft office word, excel software, multiple-line telephone system, copier, scanner and fax machine