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Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN - Council Bluffs OB/GYN - 40

Methodist Health System Omaha, NE
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Job Description

  • Purpose of Job
    • Assists physicians by preparing patients for exams.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • High School diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D.) required.
      • Graduation from accredited Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) program required.

    • Experience
      • Previous Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)/medical experience preferred.

    • License/Certifications
      • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
      • Current valid Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) License, valid compact multistate license to work in Nebraska or Iowa (work state) or temporary permit while awaiting licensure required.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Knowledge of medical terminology and procedures required.
      • Knowledge of medicine including recognizing and diagnosed diseases, deformities, and other illnesses.
      • Skill to effectively manage time and prioritize tasks.
      • Skill to proficiently type information into the computer to capture or detail information quickly.
      • Ability to provide caring patient care services when talking with patients and their family members.
      • Ability to critically listen to questions from patients and information from providers to convey information effectively.
      • Ability to anticipate, recognize, and resolve problems before they occur and avoid bigger problems in the future.
      • Ability to problem solve during several daily activities which includes the ability to be flexible.
      • Ability to learn and proficiently navigate through computer programs that contain patient information.
      • Strong verbal communication skills for positive interaction with providers, staff and patients required.
      • Able to follow written and verbal instructions/directions required.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

    • Physical Activity
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
        • Kneeling
        • Sitting
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Balancing
        • Carrying
        • Crouching
        • Distinguish colors
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Hearing
        • Reaching
        • Seeing/Visual
        • Speaking/talking
        • Standing (Floor Only)
        • Walking (Floor Only)
        • Sitting (Phone Only)

    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal orphotochemical means)
      • Rare (1%-33%):
        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, C at Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
      • Occasionally (34%-66%):
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
      • Frequent (67%-100%):
        • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I

      • Joint (Floor and Phone)
        • Medical Home
          • Documents all lab, procedures, and appointments on tracking forms.
          • Completes tracking forms and follows up on missed appointments and procedures.
          • Assists Health Coaches by working patient lists and scheduling appointments as directed.

        • At the direction of the provider provides patient and family education to ensure adequate knowledge/awareness and recommends appropriate community resources as needed.
          • Educates/instructs patients according to providers direction 98% of the time.
          • Education can include but is not limited to drawing up medications, administering injections, monitoring health status (i.e. pulse, blood pressure etc.), and/or education of general health maintenance.

        • Performs telephone triage to determine patient needs by recording and reporting patient condition to provider and advising patient based on provider instructions.
          • Receives and returns patient calls within 90 minutes based on medical priority 95% of the time.
          • Accurately records and reports patient's condition according to department policy 98% of the time.
          • Utilizes SBAR format when sending messages.
          • Performs assessments on patients and includes relative information in phone messages.

        • Maintains work areas to ensure healthy environmental conditions by cleaning and organizing equipment and rooms.
          • Maintains clean and organized work area according to department/provider protocol 99% of the time.
          • Maintains clean workspace where patients present.

        • Handles prescription renewals/inquiries to facilitate patient care. Discusses questions with provider and relays information to pharmacy.
          • Handles prescription refills according to department/provider protocols 99% of the time.
          • Prescriptions sent per standing orders and/or triage protocols.
          • Pending appointments confirmed prior to initiating refills.

        • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the Age Specific Criteria.
          • Follows "Age Specific Criteria" in providing care to patient 100% of the time.
          • Aware of situations that may or may not be discussed with the parent(s) of a minor.

        • Provides results of laboratory and/or diagnostic testing according to policy.
          • Provides results according to department policy 98% of the time.

      • Floor
        • Prepares exam rooms and equipment to facilitate treatment and examination of patients by setting up instruments/equipment and stocking supplies.
          • Prepares exam rooms and medical equipment according to provider protocol 95% of the time.
          • Obtains necessary supplies for nurse visits.

        • Prepares patient for provider exam by reviewing medical records, weighing patient, checking vital signs, performing medication reconciliation and obtaining information relevant to patient care.
          • Prepares patient for exam by following provider protocol and company policies 95% of the time.
          • Uses policy and procedure manual if uncertain of provider protocols.

        • Assists providers to facilitate patient treatment by retrieving tests and medical records and obtaining lab work as directed.
          • Obtains provider requested tests, records, and lab work 95% of the time.
          • Works with outside facilities to obtain records when appropriate.
          • Schedules patients for lab work as ordered by provider(s).

        • Dispense medications at the direction of a provider to patients. Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse instruct patients and family members regarding education and treatment to ensure patients completely understand how to take the medication correctly.

        • Assists and/or performs phlebotomy with proper labeling and handling of specimens, accurately completes requisitions, and collects specimens according to standard procedures/protocols and performing and documenting quality control activities.
          • Performs above procedure according to clinic policy and procedures 95% of the time.
          • Assists lab with clarification of provider orders.

        • Ensures accuracy of order entry and completes appropriate documentation without error at least 98% of the time.

        • Dispenses medications at the direction for the physician for patient and family awareness and by instructing patients and family regarding medication and treatment. Properly documents removal and distribution for sample medications.
          • Dispenses medications correctly at the physicians direction 95% of the time.
          • Obtains orders prior to dispensing sample medications.
          • Obtains orders prior to initiating IV therapy.

        • Performs skills within the RN scope of practice including but not limited to IV insertion, maintenance, and removal, urinary catheterization, and bladder scanning.
          • Performs within scope of practice 100% of the time.
          • Performs skills according to policy 99% of the time.

      • Phone
        • Answering Phone Calls
          • Answers calls according to protocol at least 98% of the time.

        • Returning Phone Messages
          • Returns phone messages according to protocol at least 98% of the time.

        • Providing Test Results
          • Provides test results according to protocol at least 98% of the time.

        • Pharmacy Refills
          • Accurately completes pharmacy request 100% of the time.

    • Essential Functions II

      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.







Job Details

Date Posted October 22, 2018
Date Closes December 21, 2018
Requisition 10458
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Physicians Clinic Inc
Department Council Bluffs OB/GYN
Shift Daytime
Hours 8:00AM - 5:00PM, Monday - Friday hours per week
SOC Category 00-0000.00
Location