Kalispell

  • LPN Clinic - Polson Health

    Job Locations US-MT-Polson
    Requisition ID
    2018-4274
    Category
    LPN / CNA / CMA / MA
    Pay Period Status
    80
    Shift
    Days
    Schedule
    Depending on provider hours range 7-6 M-F and some Sat 9-1PM
  • Overview

    Assists the physicians/providers with the examination and treatment of patients and performs routine tasks required to ensure the Clinic runs smoothly. Participates in the planning and evaluation of patient care. Services patients in all life stages. Assists and supports the department team as needed.

    Responsibilities

    1. *Performs general nursing duties and specialty procedures. Develops, implements and revises individualized, goal directed nursing care to patients through the use of the nursing process as appropriate for LPN’s in the clinic setting.
    2. *Performs and documents physical, psychosocial and spiritual assessment of assigned patients using all available sources of information and incorporating the patient’s perception of illness/condition.
    3. *Assists provider with greeting patients, examinations and procedures as directed in accordance with established nursing standards.
    4. *Prepares and administers specified medications and injections as prescribed by the provider.
    5. *Responds to a changing workload in a positive and professional manner including, but not limited to; remaining calm, making objective assessments, prioritizing and asking for assistance when appropriate.
    6. *Transcribes and implements physician orders and treatments, both verbal and written, accurately and efficiently as noted by chart reviews and observation. Consistently problem- solves issues affecting patient care.
    7. *Maintains a thorough knowledge of infection control procedures strictly adheres to policies and procedures and washes hands before and after each patient encounter.
    8. *Cleans and maintains ample supply of sterilized instruments and supplies for procedures. Thoroughly cleans exam rooms, counters and table tops per clinic policy.
    9. *Collects, packages and accurately labels all specimens immediately upon receipt and forwards to designated lab(s) according to established protocols.
    10. *Triages phone calls, provides education, schedules appointments, arranges for hospital admissions, and schedules any testing or procedures when directed.

    Qualifications

    1. Licensure as required by guidelines.
    2. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in similar position with a medical setting (i.e. physician clinic or hospital preferred.
    3. Possess knowledge of professional nursing theory to give and evaluate patient care, as well as knowledge of basic medical office procedures and medical terminology.
    4. First Aid and HCP CPR certificates required.
    5. Possess knowledge of equipment, supplies and instruments used in a medical office.
    6. Ability to adhere to simple, routine clinical laboratory methods, universal blood and body fluid precautions, OSHA rules and regulations, established protocol for storing poisons, narcotics, acids, caustics and flammable items and restrictions imposed by various managed care carriers, various forms inherent to profession and patient confidentiality regulations.

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