LPN - Medical Office - Saint Joseph Physician Network
Company: Saint Joseph Health System
Posted on: November 4, 2019
Licensed Practical Nurse positions available in Family Practice and
Specialty settings. Full-Time, Part-Time and PRN opportunities
available. Minimum: $14.97 - Maximum: $21.70 JOB SUMMARY
Administers direct and indirect patient care to patients in an
ambulatory care setting as appropriate to the qualifications of an
LPN. Works under the direction of a physician or professional
healthcare provider. Coordinates and implements appropriate nursing
interventions and patient care support services in conjunction with
the physician’s or healthcare provider’s comprehensive patient care
plan. JOB DUTIES 1. Actively demonstrates the organization’s
mission and core values, and conducts oneself at all times in a
manner consistent with these values. 2. Knows and adheres to
all laws and regulations pertaining to patient health, safety and
medical information. 3. Evaluates acute patient telephone
calls and adds to daily schedule as appropriate. Provides
counseling and/or direction to patient based on
physician/healthcare provider preference or after consultation with
provider. 4. Provides for the physical, emotional, and safety
needs of patients under the general direction of the ambulatory
care physician or healthcare provider. 5. Properly sets up
exam room and prepares patients for examinations and procedures.
Assists with procedures and examinations per physician/healthcare
provider preference. 6. Accurately assesses patient symptoms,
reactions, and physical condition and records data in the medical
record. Documents vital signs and any other measures indicated by
the condition or diagnosis of the patient per office protocol.
7. Schedules tests, admissions, etc. for patients with area
hospitals and facilities as ordered by the physician/healthcare
provider. In doing so, maintains a good rapport and cooperative
working relationship with all members of the office, other provider
offices, hospital services, and community agencies.
8. Provides instructions and/or educational training on
special tests, procedures, or health and lifestyle modifications
per physician or healthcare provider orders. 9. Performs
selective nursing procedures as approved by policy and maintains
appropriate knowledge and skill level. Examples: medication
preparation and administration, dressing applications and suture
removals, first aid, administration of catheters, enemas, or
irrigations. 10. Assists physician or healthcare provider with
specialized treatments, i.e. gynecological exams, minor surgeries,
electrocautery, biopsies, sigmoidoscopies, casting, sterile
technique procedures, and specimen preparation.
11. Coordinates and directs, under the supervision of the
ambulatory care setting manager, the activities of clinical
personnel as determined by the specific needs of the site. May
include tasks such as staff scheduling, quality assurance,
oversight of students, nursing support, etc. Serves as a mentor.
12. Performs office laboratory procedures, which may include
assisting with collection, testing, handling, transporting, and
documenting of specimens. 13. Participates in professional
development and enhancement activities, i.e. organizational
sponsored CEU’s and informal educational opportunities.
14. Demonstrates the ability to perform responsibly in
emergency situations based on the assessed needs of the patient.
15. Maintains scheduled office visits by demonstrating
appropriate time management and priority setting skills.
16. Provides operational and organizational assistance to the
physician or healthcare provider by keeping the office running
smoothly, ensuring patients are ready for examination to eliminate
waiting time, anticipating the needs for equipment and instruments,
and assuring all pertinent tests/reports are available.
17. Assures all documentation in the medical record is
complete, accurate, timely, and co-signed by the physician or
healthcare provider. 18. Notifies patient of test results.
This may include advising of medication changes, abnormal values,
follow-up testing and other highly sensitive conditions.
19. Handles all aspects of a prescription refill from
retrieving the message from the script line, pulling the chart for
review by the physician/healthcare provider and phoning or faxing
the refill to the pharmacy. Appropriately documents in the medical
record. 20. Assists clinical associates with immunizations,
lab draws, blood pressure checks, injections, rooming patients and
other duties as necessary. 21. Communicates with patients and
visitors to the office in a professional, courteous, friendly and
non-intimidating manner. Must be able to articulate the importance
of the recommended directives of the physician or healthcare
provider. 22. Maintains technological competencies,
organization and neatness in the work area. Completes all mandatory
in-services in required timeframe. Regularly assists co-workers as
needed. Utilizes resources in a manner, which reflects an
understanding of proper stewardship. 23. Performs other duties
consistent with purpose of job as directed. JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND
CORE COMPETENCIES Education : Graduate of accredited school of
practical nursing. Licensure : Licensed in the State of Indiana.
CPR certification. Experience : One or more years experience as LPN
in a hospital or ambulatory care setting is preferred. Other Job
Requirements : Must be tactful in handling patient problems often
of a highly personal and confidential nature. Must be able to
maintain self-composure during frustrating interpersonal
situations. Sustained mental attention required. Moderate to high
levels of stress should be anticipated on a daily basis. Must be
able to respond and react to emergency and changing situations
calmly, professionally, and in an expedient manner. Must be able to
work without constant direct supervision. Able to adjust
communication skills to the level of the patient. Computer skills
preferred. May need to occasionally travel to other SJPN locations
within the three county area. Assigned hours within your shift,
starting time, or days of work are subject to change based on
departmental and/or organizational needs.
Keywords: Saint Joseph Health System, Mishawaka , LPN - Medical Office - Saint Joseph Physician Network, Other , Mishawaka, Indiana
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