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Primary Health Care: Licensed Practical Nurse

Company: Primary Health Care
Location: Ames
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:

Description Essential Functions * Greets and escorts patients to exam rooms for medical provider visit. Obtains and documents, in the electronic medical record (EMR), subjective and objective data regarding the patient accurately and concisely. * Applies nursing care in accordance with Chapter Six of the Code of Iowa, in an economical and efficient manner and ensures a safe and clean environment. * Acts in a professional manner, reflecting the mission of the Community Health Center and demonstrates compliance with all policy, procedures and federal/state regulations and demonstrating ongoing service excellence skills. * Communicates to the provider, verbally or through the EMR notification process, information about patient; any problems, needs or changes in patient status. Communicates clearly, concisely and accurately with internal and external customers, creating a working climate that provides growth and job satisfaction of personnel. * Provides basic education and applicable handouts to patients appropriate to their age and identified learning considerations and needs; explains lab/diagnostictest to the patient including proper preparation. * Administers medications or treatments per scope of practice to the patient as ordered. Utilizes proper procedure with special consideration for patient safety and PHC's infection control practices. * Utilizes universal precautions in obtaining specimens (venipuncture, cultures, etc.) and in delivery of patient care. * Performs lab/diagnostic testing as ordered by provider; reports all critical lab values to the provider immediately; performs quality controls and maintains all laboratory/diagnostic test logs. * Maintains patient confidentiality per HIPPA and the PHC Corporate Compliance Program. * Assists other members of the team to include, but not limited to, answering incoming phone calls, updating information in the computer, scheduling appointments and procedures, preparing and managing patient records in the EMR, and other office tasks required to keep the clinic operating smoothly. * Anticipates and prepares exam room with equipment and supplies required for the visit; assists the health careteam with exams and procedures. Minimum Requirements * Current LPN License recognized by the State of Iowa Board of Nursing. * Knowledge of nursing care in accordance with regulations and practices established by the Iowa Board of Nursing. * Excellent customer service skills. * Proficiency working with a computer, including EMR software, Microsoft Office applications, and the internet. * Current Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers Certification. * Current Mandatory Reporter Certification. * Ability to consistently meet the department work schedule as designated. Typical Work Hours This position typically works 40 hours per week. Typical work hours are Monday Friday 8 AM 5 PM. Scheduling may change based on clinic needs. Compensation & Benefits Compensation offered is based on the individual's related experience and education. This position is eligible for PHC's benefit package. Qualifications Licenses & Certifications RequiredLPN License IA

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