Why work for Nebraska Methodist Health System?
At Nebraska Methodist Health System, we focus on providing exceptional care to the communities we serve and people we employ. We call it The Meaning of Care – a culture that has and will continue to set us apart. It’s helping families grow by making each delivery special, conveying a difficult diagnosis with a compassionate touch, going above and beyond for a patient’s needs, or giving a high five when a patient beats a disease or conquers a personal health challenge. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a great work environment where all employees are valued! Most importantly, our employees are part of a team that makes a real difference in the communities we live and work in.
Job Summary:Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) assists physicians by reviewing records, preparing patients/exam rooms, and handling prescription renewals/inquiries.
Essential Job Functions
Joint (Floor and Phone)
At the direction of the provider provides patient and family education to ensure adequate knowledge/awareness and recommends appropriate community resources as needed.
Performs telephone triage to determine patient needs by recording and reporting patient condition to provider and advising patient based on provider instructions.
Maintains work areas to ensure healthy environmental conditions by cleaning and organizing equipment and rooms.
Handles prescription renewals/inquiries to facilitate patient care. Discusses questions with provider and relays information to pharmacy.
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”.
Prepares exam rooms and equipment to facilitate treatment and examination of patients by setting up instruments/equipment and stocking supplies.
Prepares patient for provider exam by reviewing medical records, weighing patient, checking vital signs, performing medication reconciliation and obtaining information relevant to patient care.
Assists providers to facilitate patient treatment by retrieving tests and medical records and obtaining lab work as directed.
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.
Ensures accuracy of order entry and completes appropriate documentation without error at least 98% of the time.
Answering Phone Calls
Returning Phone Messages
Providing Test Results
Monday through Friday 8am-5pm
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required.
Previous Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)/medical experience preferred.
Phlebotomy experience required (Floor only).
Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross Basic Life Support (BLS) strongly preferred at time of hire, required within 3 months of hire.
Current valid Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) License, valid compact multistate license or temporary permit while awaiting licensure required.
Knowledge of medical terminology and procedures.
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.
Able to follow written and verbal instructions/directions.
Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
Standing (Floor Only)
Walking (Floor Only)
Sitting (Phone Only)
Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, C at Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
Explosives (pressurized gas)
Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
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
Nebraska Methodist Health System is made up of four hospitals in Nebraska and southwest Iowa, more than 30 clinic locations, a nursing and allied health college, and a medical supply distributorship and central laundry facility. From the day Methodist Hospital was chartered in 1891, service to our communities has been a top priority. Financial assistance, health education, outreach to our diverse communities and populations, and other community benefit activities have always been central to our mission.
Nebraska Methodist Health System is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by Federal, state or local law.
|Date Posted||March 9, 2023|
|Date Closes||May 8, 2023|
|Located In||Omaha, NE|
|Job Type||Full-time Employee|
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