LPN - PHYSICIAN OFFICE, GI - MT. PLEASANT - FULL TIME

Compensation

: $47,070.00 - $61,740.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Healthcare - Nursing



Performs direct patient care activities, such as lab tests, treatments, and medication administration. These are performed under the direction of the Regional Practice Manager, RN Supervisor, RN and/or physician in preparation for the patient's examination and treatment. Carries out clinical activities, quality control activities, performance improvement initiatives, etc. in support of the Physician Practice as assigned. Core Essential Functions: - Regular, consistent, on-site, and timely attendance. - Delivers direct and indirect patient care in accordance with the LPN Practice Act, hospital and/or physician practice policies, procedures, protocols and other professional standards of care. - Collects patient health care data, including VS, weight, chief complaint and pain assessment focusing on the physical, psychosocial, age, cultural and spiritual needs of the patient. - Involves the patient/family and other health care providers when appropriate. - Completes patient care treatments/testing as ordered by the physician. - Administers medications/immunizations using appropriate routes and techniques specific to age of the patient. - Complies with completeness, accuracy and timeliness of documentation. - Provides education and instruction, within their scope of practice, to patients and families. - Assists in assessing the patient's educational needs and identifying educational barriers. - Provides educational material and/or instructions based on assessed needs. - Documents all education/instruction provided including topic, individual provided to and understanding. - Maintains collaborative relationship with physicians to achieve desired patient outcomes. - Prepares patient for examination, treatments and procedures. - Assists the physician with treatments and procedures as requested. - Provides for patient safety in compliance with hospital and physician practices policies. - Utilizes two forms of patient identification before implementing any form of patient care. - Labels all patient specimens with identifiers per policy. - Uses patient identifiers on all written documentation, including notes and point of care testing results. - Assists in compliance with all regulatory agency requirements. - Performs quality control testing for all point of care testing per policy. - Participates in non-punitive medication reporting. - Adheres to infection control process, including standard precautions, to reduce the risk of acquiring or transmitting infections. - Demonstrates leadership by utilizing the concepts inherent to the practice of the professional nursing. - Demonstrates an ability to solve problems independently and seeks assistance from immediate supervisor when appropriate. - Maintains accountability for actions taken. - Delegates patient care appropriately. - Effectively functions as a resource person. - Acts as a patient advocate. - Performs effectively in the role of preceptor/mentor to new hires and/or students. - Assists in maintaining/decreasing organizational/departmental costs. Specialty Essential Functions: - Assists in the department's compliance with JCAHO and other regulatory agencies. - Participates in continuous survey readiness for inspections and surveys. - Coordinates communications between patients/families and physician practice, pharmacies, specialists, and insurance carriers. - Provides advice based on protocols and physician instructions and directs patients to the appropriate level of care. - Facilitates patient's access to prescription refills based on physician order. - Obtains prior authorizations and /or assists with indigent programs per physician order based on the patient's financial status or insurance coverage. - Supports performance improvement initiatives within the physician practice. - Assists in data collection as directed by the manager/physician. - Incorporates into practice performance improvement initiatives that have been implemented. - Maintains the environment of care. - Ensures that supplies in patient care areas are replenished daily. - Consistently maintains a clean safe environment. - Performs POC testing as ordered by the physician. - Completes all quality control testing per policy. - Identifies results that are out of acceptable range and follows up prior to performing patient testing. - Uses two patient identifiers, name and DOB, prior to testing. - Accurately records patient test results on appropriate result form and testing log. - Prepares forms, copies records, and responds to request per policies and procedures. - Assists in maintaining the patient's medical record to facilitate filing and retrieval of information - Participates in all other office functions as necessary. - Performs other duties as required. Education: - Graduate of an accredited School of Practical Nursing Certification / Licensure / Regulation: - Current licensure to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Pennsylvania - Current Basic Life Support (BLS) approved curriculum of the American Heart Association (CPR and AED) program. - PA Act 153 Clearances (Act 34-PA Criminal record Check from the PA State Police system, Act 33-PA Child Abuse History obtained through the Department of Public Welfare, Act 73-FBI Fingerprinting screening within 2 weeks of hire in order to meet 30 days of hire or transfer position requirements). Prior Experience: - None Other Skills and Abilities: - Functional Skills on PC and Related Software (Microsoft Office) - Knowledge of basic Office Equipment such as copier, fax machine, etc. Preferred Factor: - Previous outpatient office experience
Associated topics: licensed practical, licensed practical nurse, lvn, lvn lpn, med surg, mtp, nurse i, nurse iii, nurses, practical nurse lpn * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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