This is a Full time position for a Licensed Practical Nurse, providing outpatient nursing care for our patients and assisting our physicians in all clinical areas of the practice.
Triage incoming patients by obtaining vital signs, reconcile current medication list, reconcile allergies and determine chief complaint.
Administer injections of medications or immunizations in accordance with approved nursing protocol or standing orders and document appropriately in the patients electronic medical record. Observe patient for any adverse reactions.
Assist physicians with examinations, minor surgeries, diagnostic procedures and treatments. Implement standing orders when applicable. Provide basic care as ordered.
Collects samples, such as urine, blood and sputum, from patients for testing and perform routine laboratory test on samples. Also collects samples for Hemoglobin A1c fingerstick testing as well as Accucheck fingerstick testing. Must be able to log in collection sample and follow-up on results.
Performing all functions of the Coagucheck/Coumadin Clinic per office protocol. Record results electronically and do a full Coumadin Note in the EHR. Also responsible for dosing patient based on their results and the current approved office Algorithm.
Appropriately document all nursing interventions in the electronic medical record. Review chart for completeness, test results and billing
Maintain knowledge of all office procedures: ECG, “in-house” labs, spirometry, administration of nebulizer treatments, insertion and monitoring of IVs, assistant with minor surgical procedures and GYN procedures.
Call test/lab results to patients and answer questions regarding those results and physician instructions.
Respond to questions from patients, family members, faculty/residents, other health care providers in a timely and professional manner. Patient phone calls should be answered or documented the same day they are received. All patient conversation must be documented in the chart, as well as, attempts to reach patient.
Pre-visit planning, consists of reviewing upcoming appointments for additional medical record information and obtaining prior to the visit.
Review and work/complete all “tasks” assigned to you and your individual team (as well as covering for other nurses who may be absent. This will include responding to patient messages, prescription refills, lab results, referrals, home health agencies, medication prior authorizations, patient forms and follow up from physicians.
As team members of Patient Center Medical Home, nurses may be asked to administer and collect patient satisfaction surveys.
Patient education; diabetic teaching of home monitoring, coagulation therapy, discharge medication reconciliation, drug assistance programs nutrition and barriers to care.
Participate in staff meeting, education lectures, and PCMH/QI improvement activities.
Other duties as assigned.
Completion of a program of instruction for licensure as an LPN and valid VA LPN license is required. Completion of BLS training and recertification every 2 years.