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SoutheastHEALTH LPN - Office in Dexter, Missouri

LPN - Office

Nursing - Other
Dexter, MO

Family Clinic Full-Time

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Description

Day ShiftThe Office Nurse: Promotes and restores patients’ health by completing the nursing process at a level commensurate with the clinical skill and licensure; collaborating with providers and multidisciplinary team members; providing physical and psychological support to meet the individual and population specific needs of patients, friends and families; supervising assigned team members.Will be responsible to determine appropriate use of rapid COVID tests using algorithm, coordinate appointments and swab collection, run the tests on Abbott machine, maintain COVID logs for lab, health department and state reporting, notify patients of positive results and provide quarantine education, and gather and enter hand hygiene data.Begin

  • Review patient charts for next day to have a foundation for visit expectations.

  • Prepare patients for examination (vitals, medication reconciliation, collection of medical histories, preventative maintenance data collection, etc.).

  • Assists provider with examinations.

  • Call in prescriptions and refills for clinic patients (including controlled substances). Note: the nurse cannot call in medication orders for inpatients. Utilizes the electronic health record for electronic submission of prescriptions whenever possible.

  • Triage phone calls and document in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) patient clinical concerns.

  • Perform diagnostic procedures and treatments as ordered (EKG, IM, SQ, lab draws, immunizations, weight checks, blood pressure checks, dressing changes, Waived testing, etc).

  • Obtain pre-certifications and permits for procedures.

  • Coordinates the scheduling of procedures and exams for patients when ordered by provider.

  • Educates the patients on procedures and prep instructions when procedures are scheduled.

  • Review incoming clinical reports for abnormals and keeps the provider informed.

  • Keep drug cabinet organized and stocked with current expiration dates documented in the logs.

  • Assist with office duties as required (answer phones, filing/scanning documents in patient charts, tracking preventative maintenance, etc.)

  • Assist patients to complete: parking disability forms, certificates of medical necessity and medication assistance forms, etc.

  • Identifies patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements.

  • Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.

  • Promotes patient’s independence by teaching patient, friends and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions.

  • Resolves patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.

  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel when indicated.

  • Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against benchmark standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following hospital and nursing philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and CMS.

  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration, storage procedures, and cleaning of patient care equipment.

  • Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department electronic health records.

  • Maintains continuity among nursing teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs in the electronic health record system.

  • Maintains nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.

  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies / committees.

  • Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; participating in team problem-solving methods.

  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements and daily calibrations prior to use; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling in repairs according to policy to ensure patient safety.

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

  • The Office Nurse may also be trained to set up and assist the provider with:

  • Injections

  • Biopsies

  • Excisions

  • IV Insertions

  • Immunizations

  • Ingrown toenail removal

  • Incision and debridement (I&D)

  • Trigger point injections

  • Trigger finger injections

  • Joint injections and aspirations

  • Abscess removal

  • Mole/Wart removal – use of liquid nitrogen

  • Lab draws

  • UA capture

  • Throat culture/swabs

  • Pap and Pelvic set up – swabs / slides

  • Nebulizer treatments

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)

  • Perform other duties as assigned, and/or possibly be assigned to other clinical/satellite locations as needed

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  • Must be a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Missouri

  • Computer skills necessary; EPM/EMR preferred

  • Physician office experience preferred

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English

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