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LPN, Licensed Practical Nurse - Urgent Care

Company: Christus Health
Location: Shreveport
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Job Description:

DescriptionSummary:Under supervision, the incumbent of this position provides professional nursing care to clinic patients.Works collaboratively with the providers within the team setting to facilitate quality care for the patient.* Performs general nursing care to patients.Administers treatments in accordance with nursing standards.* Assists with the preparation of equipment and aids provider during treatment, examination, and testing of patients.* Observes, records, and reports patients' condition and reaction to drugs or treatments to providers.* Oversees appointment bookings and ensures preferences are given to patients in emergency situations.Maintains timely flow of patients.* Greets patients and obtains well-documented history and vitals.Prepares patients for physical exam.Instructs patients in collection of samples and tests.* May perform the following tasks in accordance with established procedures and as prescribed by applicable licensure/certification:* Obtain/record vital signs; perform initial assessment on patient; coordinate patient transfer to hospital and/or discharge; give telephone orders; accept telephone test results; perform telephone triage; call in provider approved prescription refills; specimen collection including stool and urine midstream; catheterize patient;indwelling catheter urine collection;obtainthroatculture; pregnancy testing; administer urine dip; obtain wound culture; perform snellen vision screening; eye injury management; administer optic/oticmeds;assist with lumbar punctures; sputum collection; occult blood testing; assist with vaginal exam; teach crutch/cane walking; teach use of walker; apply Velcro splint; assist with plaster splint; apply moist heat and/or cold packs; administer enema; remove fecal impaction; administer oxygen; teachrespiratoryhygiene; administer chest physiotherapy; perform oral suction and/or infant suction bulb; wound care; apply sterile dressing; assist with circumcision; perform umbilical care; apply colloidal dressing; open sterile tray; apply topical medications; administer rectal and/or vaginal medications; give oral medications; and, givesublingualmedications to adults and/or pediatric patients.* May perform the following tasksonlyif appropriate training has been obtained:* Blood collection by lancet; pulse oximetry; incentive Spirometry; suture and/or staple removal; ear irrigation; administer breathing treatment; give allergy/insulin/immunization medications to adult and/or pediatric patients; give intramuscular and/or subcutaneous injections to adult and/or pediatric patients;give injections Z track to adult patients.* May perform the following tasks after providing verification of completion of special training:* Blood collection venipuncture; audiometry exam; titmus vision screening; EKG; administer electrical stimulation; assist/process biopsies;draw blood from portocath; assist endoscopy, start saline lock or IV fluids and monitor IV fluids.* May administer IV push medications and/or add medications to IV only after completion of special training andonlyunder direct supervision of licensed practitioner.* May make arrangements for patient testing and admissions.* May be required to have a working knowledge of ICD9, CPT and HCPCS coding and managed care.* Responds to incoming telephone calls and (per provider instructions) calls in refills and prescriptions to pharmacy.* Per provider and/or established protocol, instructs patients and/or family with regard to medication and treatment and documents the same.* Formulates and updates patient care plans.Orders, prepares, and inspects patient charts.Posts tests and examination results.Reviews patient's tests and examination results with provider; documents instructions and notifies patient.* Maintains patient files, records and other information in a professional manner following policies and procedures regarding documentation.* Ensures preparation of exam rooms including re-stocking of treatment areas.* Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.* Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional licensure and affiliations.* Follows the CHRISTUS Health guidelines related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), designed to prevent or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI).* Maintains strict confidentiality.* Uses oral and written communication skills to effectively convey ideas in a clear, positive manner that is consistent with the CHRISTUS Mission.* Maintains established CHRISTUS Health policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control.* Implements job responsibilities in a manner that is consistent with the CHRISTUS Mission and Code of Ethics and supportive of CHRISTUS Health's cultural diversity objectives.* Supports and adheres to CHRISTUS Health Service Guarantee.* Performs other related work as required.Requirements:* Graduate from an accredited school of practical nursing or vocational nursing.* Previous medical office experience preferred.* Valid state license to practice nursing. Current CPR certificationWork Type: Full Time

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