Position Summary:The LPN is responsible for providing safe and effective nursing care to all patients utilizing the nursing process in all clinic areas under the supervision of physicians' and clinical services manager.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Obtains patient vitals, updates patient medication list, problem list and documents health history.
Triage phone calls
Makes appointments if necessary
Documents phone call to patient in patient electronic chart and relays patients question or concerns to physician; as necessary.
Returns calls to patients in a timely manner; provider information, results, or other medically pertinent information as directed by provider.
Makes appointments/referrals for patients to specialist
Provides written appointment information for patient in office, or phones patient with appointment information.
Fax pertinent patient information to specialist's office
Documents appointment in patient electronic chart
Documents referral in patient electronic chart
Schedule tests for patients
Provides education to patient about test
Including test preparation, directions to test, hospital registration, duration of test
When to expect test results
Documents test information in patient electronic chart and for patient
Verifies with insurance and obtain prior authorization for test
Document prior authorization information in patient's chart
Provide prior authorization documentation to Magruder Hospital
Fax test order to testing facility. Insure that fax was sent, and confirmed.
Draws lab work in office, providing safe, efficient venipuncture at patient's office visit and at scheduled nurse visits
Logs all blood draws/specimens for hospital lab pick up.
Insures that specimens are labeled and stored properly
Demonstrates proficiency on an annual basis
Performs lab testing in office
Urine pregnancy test
Documents lab results in patient electronic chart
Documents lab results on flow sheet in lab
Maintains and operates equipment to hospital lab standards
Demonstrates proficiency on an annual basis
Completes quality control testing on lab equipment per hospital lab standards
Orders and maintains laboratory supplies
Trained in Magruder Hospital electronic medical record charting
Able to retrieve emergency room notes and test results from Magruder Hospital Cerner system
Performs EKG's in office
Gives immunizations to infants, children and adults
Maintains separate immunization logs for insurance and VFC
Maintains temperature documentation log for refrigerator and freezer containing immunization
Maintains current VIS (vaccine information sheets) and provides them to patients for all vaccines given
Documents vaccines in patient chart
Accesses IMPACT/state immunization website to obtain immunization records for patients
Administers injections to patients as directed by physician
Assists physician in minor surgical procedures
Stocks and re-orders supplies needed for patient exam rooms, surgery rooms, and lab
Maintains and orders drugs needed for clinic use
Maintains log for insulin samples and stocks insulin samples in refrigerator
Stocks prescription drug samples in locked sample closet per hospital pharmacy guidelines
Maintains log in/log out for prescription drug samples
Pulls expired prescription drug samples from the shelves in a timely manner and disposes of them properly
Assists pharmaceutical drug representatives in determining need for samples, obtaining physician signature
Maintains Clinic crash cart medications
Maintains crash cart medications with expiration dates
Pulls expired medications and supplies
Orders replacement drugs and supplies from Magruder Hospital Pharmacy
Picks up replacement medications and supplies at Magruder Hospital Pharmacy and restocks the crash cart
Maintains eye wash stations at sinks, and documents on flow sheets weekly
Refills routine maintenance prescriptions as directed by physician
Requests medication refills via EMR from doctor
Faxes completed documents as directed by physician
Assists patients with prescription drug assistance programs
This includes paperwork, faxing, phone calls and delivery of medications to our office
Attends educational meetings at the hospital
Completes annual online classroom training and testing
Attends staff meetings
Works in other offices and with other physicians as needed
Education and Experience:
High School Diploma or GED equivalent with current LPN licensure in the State of Ohio from an accredited school of nursing.
Skill in reading and following written and oral medical orders.
Skill in initiating appropriate emergency procedures.
Skill in handling a number of tasks simultaneously.
Skill in performing blood draws
Ability to use manual dexterity to perform medical treatments
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and diverse patient populations.
Ability to perform mathematical calculations for drug dosages.
Minimum 1 year of LPN experience
*BLS certification is required upon hire. All certifications required in this job description must be maintained by the employee throughout their employment.