UofL Physicians

Licensed Practical Nurse

US-KY-Louisville
Job ID
2017-2457
# of Openings
100
Category
Nurses

Overview

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) are instrumental in establishing an efficient work flow and promoting an environment in which our patients are cared for in a professional, timely and courteous manner. LPN’s provide clinical support to providers in order to ‘deliver patient-centered care with compassion and excellence’. The ideal candidate will demonstrate both technical excellence and emotional intelligence.

 

**This posting is a general posting. If you meet the minimum qualifications, one of our Talent Acquisition Specialists will reach out to discuss our opportunities more in depth. This position could support any one of our adult specialty clinics.**

Responsibilities

  • Reflect UofL Physicians Mission, Vision, and Values in all professional interactions. More information available at: http://www.uoflphysicians.com/news-room/our-mission-vision-and-values#.VvrKG-IwiM8
  • Facilitate an exceptional patient care experience by ensuring and assisting patient flow within the office, attending to needs of patients, their families and medical staff
  • Prepare patient for physician visit by documenting the patient’s chief complaints, obtaining and documenting appropriate vital signs (height, weight, and temperature), as well as completing any necessary paperwork for the patient experience
  • Perform clinical duties such as injections and immunizations, other forms of medication administration, breathing treatments, Pulmonary Function Testing, dressings, vision/hearing testing, suture removal, patient education, and assisting physician with procedures
  • Perform laboratory testing such as specimen collection, finger sticks/heel sticks, performing tests, recordkeeping, and reporting
  • Providing indirect patient care in the phone triage setting. Will work with the physicians about the patient’s clinical condition and symptomatology
  • Responsible for scheduling patient appointments when necessary
  • Responsible for requesting patient prescription refills from the physician and ensuring eligibility
  • Completing clinical miscellaneous items such as school/sports physical forms, immunization certificates, obtaining patients lab results, etc
  • Crash cart: check and maintain cart, AED on a rotating basis
  • Provide excellent, clear documentation in every area of the office
  • Work closely with physicians and residents to ensure patient and family needs are met
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Associate degree or completion of nursing program over 18 months and up to 3 yrs. in duration, required
  • Current Kentucky Nursing License, required
  • 1 year of LPN medical office experience, preferred
  • Current CPR certification, preferred

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of how to adapt to an ever changing work environment
  • Knowledge of health care field and medical office protocols/procedures
  • Knowledge of specific assisting tasks related to pediatric medical practice
  • Knowledge of information that must be conveyed to patients and families
  • Knowledge of electronic medical record system

Skills

  • Skill in performing LPN task appropriately
  • Skill in diplomacy in interpersonal interactions
  • Skill in understanding patient education needs by effectively sharing information with patients and families
  • Skill in organization and time management

Abilities

  • Ability to work with team members and patients from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to learn and retain information regarding patient care procedures
  • Ability to project a pleasant and professional image
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and complete delegated tasks
  • Ability to demonstrate compassion and caring when dealing with others

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Working conditions are normal for a health care environment
  • Very mobile position, good portion of day will be spent walking, standing, reaching, and bending
  • Exposure to blood borne pathogens and respiratory conditions is possible in this position

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