LPN - Urgent Care, PT

JOB SUMMARY

Provides direct/indirect patient care utilizing the nursing process within the environment of the department. Applies critical thinking skills to assure the delivery of safe, quality, age specific care. Documents accurately and in a timely manner. Assures smooth patient flow, provides patient education and clerical support. Communicates and collaborates with other healthcare team members. Adheres to organizational policies and procedures; regulatory accrediting body requirements; and professional practice standards.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Current knowledge of the nursing role and scope of practice as defined by the State of Ohio Nurse Practice Act and the Ohio Board of Nursing.
  • Current knowledge of American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics.
  • Effective problem solving, decision-making, interpersonal, and teamwork skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Positive customer service skills.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Obtain history and perform vitals, documenting in electronic health record. Interview patient and/or family, provider’s diagnosis and data, diagnostic results, and relevant data from other healthcare providers.
  • Delivers safe nursing interventions in an organized, efficient, and prioritized manner to address identified needs.
  • Evaluates/re-evaluates patient’s response to nursing interventions and patient’s progress to expected outcome(s).
  • Collaborates and communicates effectively with team members and other healthcare providers to coordinate the medical and nursing plans of care.
  • Accepts delegated responsibilities within scope of practice.
  • Delegates responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
  • Explain treatment procedures and prepare patient and exam room for examination.
  • Position instruments and equipment and hand to provider as directed.  Clean and sterilize instruments and equipment after use.
  • Administer injections, medications, eye and ear irrigations and enemas, dress/bandage wounds and incisions, draw blood, assist provider with any procedures, and if IV certified, start and monitor IV’s for adult patients only.
  • Perform diagnostic tests including eye exams, electrocardiograph, defibrillator, cardiac monitor, oxygen equipment, pulse ox, peak flow and inhalation treatment equipment.
  • Perform CLIA-waived lab tests, draw blood, and collect, label and process specimens for send-out.
  • Perform both DOT and Non-Dot urine drug screens, using proper chain of custody; ensure preparation for pick-up and shipment to appropriate laboratory.
  • Perform dosage calculations for administering medications.
  • Remove sutures/staples and change sterile and non-sterile dressings.
  • Where applicable, assist radiology technician with x-ray set-up.
  • Complete medical chart to include medical services rendered, test results, and supplies used.
  • Perform patient call backs, arrange referrals and testing, and schedule follow-up appointments.
  • Monitor disposable inventory and place orders for medical supplies and pharmaceuticals, as necessary.
  • Perform quality checks on medical equipment.
  • Assist registration staff and perform additional clerical duties as necessary.
  • Provides patients and family members with relevant health care education and instructions regarding treatments and procedures.
  • Assist in the orientation and training of new employees.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of disaster/emergency procedures and responds appropriately.
  • Assumes responsibility and accountability for individual knowledge, skills, performance and behavior in accordance with applicablestandards of care and policies and procedures.
  • Utilizes measures to promote and maintain patient, visitor and personnel safety.
  • Maintains patient, employee, provider, and organization confidentiality; respects the rights, privacy, and property of others.
  • Demonstrates the appropriate use of infection control principles and personal protection equipment.
  • Supports the mission, values, and vision of the organization.
Requirements Include: 

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Graduate of an accredited program for licensed practical nursing education
  • Current licensure to practice practical nursing in the State of Ohio
  • Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR (BLS) certification required.
  • Previous experience with registration, medical records and payors preferred.  Ability to accurately read and write medical terminology.
  • Ability to work all shifts including day, night, and weekend hours as needed.
  • Detail oriented with excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Previous physician office practice experience preferred.
  • Previous experience with all payors preferred.
  • Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) required within first year of hire and annually thereafter. 
Job Specifics
Department: 
Urgent Care Center
Status: 
Shift: 
Variable
Average Weekly Hours: 
16
Contact: 
Employment Specialists
Phone Number: 
740.393.9021 or 740.393.9822
E-Mail Address: 
careers@knoxcommhosp.org
Posting Date: 
Friday, September 6, 2019