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Licensed Practical Nurse

Methodist Health System Omaha, NE
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Job Description

  • Purpose of Job
    • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) assists physicians by reviewing records, preparing patients/exam rooms, and handling prescriptionrenewals/inquiries.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required.

    • Experience
      • Previous Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)/medical experience preferred.
      • Phlebotomy experience required (Floor only).

    • 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.

        • 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.

        • 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.

        • 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.

        • 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.

      • 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.

        • 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.

        • 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.

        • 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.

        • Ensures accuracy of order entry and completes appropriate documentation without error at least 98% 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 January 8, 2019
Date Closes March 9, 2019
Requisition 11475
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Physicians Clinic Inc
Department CB Diagnostic & Internal Med
Shift Daytime
Hours 8am to 5pm hours per week
SOC Category 00-0000.00
Location