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LPN (FT)

Company: Coffee Regional Medical Center
Location: Douglas
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

LPN (FT) / CRH School ClinicPOSITION SUMMARYThe LPN is responsible for assisting physicians and other medical personnel in the delivery of patient careTriages patientsAssists Physician as needed (visits/procedures)Completes scheduled nurse visitsAnswers nurse calls as neededPerforms other Practice related nursing dutiesQUALIFICATIONSKnowledge, Skills and AbilitiesExcellent customer service skills.Reads and understands the English language.Ability to think critically and analytically with little or no supervisionAbility to work effectively in situations of high stress and conflict and communicate goals and outcomes.Ability to process information and prioritizePossesses exceptional verbal and written communication skillsPossesses independent work habits, is self-reliant and self-directedAbility to learn, adapt, and change as required by the job functionsAbility to maintain absolute confidentiality of material and information accessed and reviewedBasic computer literacyAbility to move freely, reach, bend, and complete light liftingAbility to use good body mechanics while performing daily job functions and ability to follow specific OSHA guidelinesAbility to maintain attendance to meet standard job practicesEducationSuccessful completion of an accredited school program for Licensed Practical Nursing.LicensureCurrent Georgia License as a Licensed Practical Nurse required.Current CPR certification required.Experience1 year of experience in a physician practice strongly preferred.Interpersonal skillsEssential technical/motor skillsEssential physical requirementsSedentary: Exert up to 10 lb. of force occasionally and/or a minute amount frequently - Greater then 75%Essential mental requirementsEssential sensory requirementsOtherEffective interpersonal & communication skills.Proficiency in the use of applicable computer software.Bilingual, Spanish fluency, both written and speaking skills desired.Equipment usedOTHER QUALIFICATIONSExposure to hazards (body fluid exposure level)Level IAge of Patient Populations ServedNeonates 1 - 30 daysInfants 30 days - 1 yearChildren 1 - 12 yearsAdolescents 13 - 18 yearsAdults 19 - 70 yearsGeriatrics - 70+ yearsJOB SPECIFIC DUTIES AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDSBelow are those tasks, duties, and responsibilities that comprise the means of accomplishing the position's purpose and objectives. These are critical or fundamental to the performance of the position. They are the major functions for which the person in the position is held accountable. Following are the essential functions of the position, along with the corresponding performance standards.Triage patients- recording vital signs, complaints, medication list, explaining treatment/procedures to patients and prepare patients for examination.Ensure that patients are being worked up/assisted in a timely manner.Assist Physician as needed (visits/procedures).Scans test results (labs, x-rays, pathology etc.) to physician for review and signature. No stamps allowed.Responsible for any scheduled nurse visits (as applicable) for blood draws, fetal monitoring, injections, casting, staple removal, lab testing etc.Responsible for entering clinical, demographic, and insurance information in correct lab computer system or complete written specimen forms on tests performed and billing them correctly.Answers nurse calls as needed.Document in chart required information: name, dosage, site of injection, Item #/NDC.Responsible for ensuring that doctor has completed orders (labs/x-rays) with required information (diagnosis listed prior to patient check out.Stock rooms daily with supplies.Ensure that rooms are clean and ready for each new patient.Responsible for setting up instruments/supplies for all proceduresEnsures that all logs are kept daily for refrigerator temperature control, weekly accu-check control logs, and monthly logs for review of expired medications and supplies.Ensures that all medical supplies needed are kept in stock/ inventoryResponsible for ensuring the sterilization of medical equipment/supplies are done daily.Dispose of contaminated supplies and sharps appropriately.Responsible for upkeep of the autoclave- cleaning and added sterile water as needed.Call patients with test results (unless follow-up appointment has already been scheduled to go over test results (see policy and procedure).Review all ordered tests for accuracy and for Precert requirements before scheduled procedure.Ensures that labs, x-rays, and any follow-up appointments are attended by patient.Enter reminders/recalls as necessary.Ensures that all nurse call backs/refills/ prescription requests are done in a timely manner.All medication must be reviewed and approved by physician before calling in. These also must be documented on the treatment sheet in chart.Complete disability/medical leave papers accurately and timely (policy is within one week).Assists with any operations of the office that are needed, including but not limited to filing, answering phones, etc.Keeps abreast of current regulatory requirements including all state, Federal, and TJC regulations.EDUCATION AND COMPETENCYAttends all mandatory and department-specific education and training programs as required. Attends all required education and training and can describe his/her responsibilities related to department safety and specific job related hazards. Has met all required competencies for the evaluation period as evidenced by job specific competency evaluations...

Keywords: Coffee Regional Medical Center, Albany , LPN (FT), Healthcare , Douglas, Georgia

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