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LPN - Lake Ozark Medical Clinic

Job Reference: JIH02700291
Date Posted: 13 February 2019
Employer: SSM Health
Location: Jefferson City , Missouri
Sector: Wider Healthcare Team
Contract Type: Full-Time
Closing Date: 12 March 2019

Job Description

Role Purpose:

Responsible for providing health care services in the clinical setting. Exercises professional judgment in performance of services and maintains a demeanor complementary to medical ethics. Provides appropriate patient care. Assists with general patient preparation, assists physicians and providers, and performs day-to-day business office activities and collection responsibilities.


Responsibilities:
  • Maintains the medical record including confidentiality, filing reports and documentation of all care provided.
  • Completes visit assessment including problem and medication list accurately and within a reasonable time frame.
  • Consistently and accurately implements and records provider orders.
  • Educates and provides call-back to patients and families regarding care, procedures, referrals, test results and medications in a timely manner and documents in the record.
  • Demonstrates ability to set-up and perform clinic-specific procedures and equipment per policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform clinic-specific quality control, lab testing, phlebotomy and completion of logs.
  • Demonstrates medication knowledge, storage, documentation and administration per policies and procedures.
  • Able to schedule appointments and/or referrals and maintain the schedule to meet the needs of the clinic/patient.
  • Maintains sufficient supplies and medications for smooth operation of the clinic.
  • Responsible for completing encounter forms, checking for accuracy and reviewing directory reports.
  • Demonstrates medication knowledge, storage, documentation and administration per policies and procedures.
  • Able to schedule appointments and/or referrals and maintain the schedule to meet the needs of the clinic/patient.
  • Maintains sufficient supplies and medications for smooth operation of the clinic.
  • Responsible for completing encounter forms, checking for accuracy and reviewing directory reports.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Successful completion of a License Practical Nurse program.
  • Current Missouri License as a Licensed Practical Nurse or Graduate Practical Nurse eligible to take State Board exam for first time. American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider certification/card or must obtain within 3 months of hire. Must have IV certification with Missouri State Board of Nursing in order to perform IV Therapy, and must obtain IV certification within 6 months of hire.
  • Minimum of one year experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse preferred.
  • Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to use computers proficiently and other office equipment (fax machine, copy machine, and other equipment as required). Able to function effectively in stressful situations and flexibility in daily prioritizing of tasks. Must be able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Able to work effectively with a wide variety of people.
Physical Requirements:

Employees in this position are, or can be, required to possess the following physical capabilities:

  • Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 5 lbs.
  • Stooping, kneeling and/or crouching daily.
  • Standing or walking more than 5 hours a day
  • Running to respond to patient emergencies
  • Reaching, grasping, fingering, and/or feeling more than 5 hour a day
  • Visual acuity in order to correctly distinguish skin tone variations, evidence of IV infiltration, infection; able to read telemetry, blood pressure gauges, etc.
  • Audio acuity in order to correctly distinguish various body sounds (i.e., respirations, heart tones, bowel sounds).
  • Audio acuity to discern sounds made by various types of machinery or equipment that would indicate dangerous or improper operation.

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital Jefferson City

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Jefferson City is a 167-bed, full-service community hospital located in Missouri's state capital. The hospital moved to a new, state-of-the-art building in November 2014. The hospital features a dedicated inpatient pediatric unit, a Wound Center and Outpatient Treatment Center. Other services offered at the hospital include emergency services, cardiology, orthopedic care, cancer care, outpatient surgical services, maternity care and women's health.


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