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LPN - Office

Company: SoutheastHEALTH
Location: Dexter
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

LPN - Office Nursing - Other Dexter, MO Family Clinic Full-Time Apply Description Job Summary The Office Nurse: Promotes and restores patients' health by completing the nursing process at a level commensurate with the clinical skill and licensure; collaborating with providers and multidisciplinary team members; providing physical and psychological support to meet the individual and population specific needs of patients, friends and families; supervising assigned team members. Essential Functions + The Office Nurse will possess the clinical knowledge to provide care and improve the processes of care for the patient. + The Office Nurse will act as a liaison between the clinic, hospital and other outside clinical services. + The Office Nurse will work directly with the provider in the assessment of patient needs in the Clinic. + Review patient charts for next day to have a foundation for visit expectations. + Prepare patients for examination (vitals, medication reconciliation, collection of medical histories, preventative maintenance data collection, etc.). + Assists provider with examinations. + Call in prescriptions and refills for clinic patients (including controlled substances). Note: the nurse cannot call in medication orders for inpatients. Utilizes the electronic health record for electronic submission of prescriptions whenever possible. + Triage phone calls and document in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) patient clinical concerns. + Perform diagnostic procedures and treatments as ordered (EKG, IM, SQ, lab draws, immunizations, weight checks, blood pressure checks, dressing changes, Waived testing, etc). + Obtain pre-certifications and permits for procedures. + Coordinates the scheduling of procedures and exams for patients when ordered by provider. + Educates the patients on procedures and prep instructions when procedures are scheduled. + Review incoming clinical reports for abnormals and keeps the provider informed. + Keep drug cabinet organized and stocked with current expiration dates documented in the logs. + Assist with office duties as required (answer phones, filing/scanning documents in patient charts, tracking preventative maintenance, etc.) + Assist patients to complete: parking disability forms, certificates of medical necessity and medication assistance forms, etc. + Identifies patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements. + Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families. + Promotes patient's independence by teaching patient, friends and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions. + Resolves patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies. + Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel when indicated. + Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against benchmark standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following hospital and nursing philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and CMS. + Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration, storage procedures, and cleaning of patient care equipment. + Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department electronic health records. + Maintains continuity among nursing teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs in the electronic health record system. + Maintains nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results. + Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential. + Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies / committees. + Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; participating in team problem-solving methods. + Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements and daily calibrations prior to use; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling in repairs according to policy to ensure patient safety. + Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. + Perform other duties as assigned, and/or possibly be assigned to other clinical/satellite locations as needed + The Office Nurse may also be trained to set up and assist the provider with: + Injections + Biopsies + Excisions + IV Insertions + Immunizations + Ingrown toenail removal + Incision and debridement (I&D) + Trigger point injections + Trigger finger injections + Joint injections and aspirations + Abscess removal + Mole/Wart removal - use of liquid nitrogen + Lab draws + UA capture + Throat culture/swabs + Pap and Pelvic set up - swabs / slides + Nebulizer treatments + Electrocardiogram (EKG) Qualifications + High School Diploma or Equivalent required + Computer skills required + EPM/EMR preferred + Physician office experience preferred + LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse - State Licensure In the State of Missouri Upon Hire required

Keywords: SoutheastHEALTH, Memphis , LPN - Office, Administration, Clerical , Dexter, Tennessee

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