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LPN, Licensed Practical Nurse - Urgent Care

Company: CHRISTUS Health
Location: Shreveport
Posted on: November 21, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description:Description Summary: 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; teachrespiratory hygiene; 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, givesublingual medications 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 rel

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