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Primary Care Clinic Nurse (LPN)

Company: Compass Health Network
Location: Ballwin
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION PURPOSE

The Nurse LPN Outpatient is part of the person-centered integrated care team and provides office-based specialized services to primary health care patients and assist in managing the patients full array of physical health care needs, in addition to behavioral health care needs through a whole-person approach.

Schedule: Monday - Thursday 4 10 hr shifts. Off on Friday.

7:30am to 6:30pm

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS JOB SPECIFIC

Prepare patients for examination and treatment. Take patients histories, vital signs, and document in patient chart.
Prepare exam and treatment rooms with necessary instruments and supplies.
Perform venipunctures, urinalysis, EKGs and other procedures as directed.
Administer immunizations and other injections
Phone in patient prescriptions and document accordingly
Provide patient education and instruction
Prepare and maintain supplies and equipment, including sterilization
Assist physicians/nurse practitioners in preparing for minor surgeries and physicals
Assist with the scheduling of tests and treatments
Screen telephone callers for appropriate referral/triage, relay messages and documents accordingly
Maintain patients files, records, and other information
Adhere to standard precautions, as appropriate, i.e., use protective barriers, handle and dispose infectious waste appropriately, proper hand washing
Follow CLIA and OSHA regulations
Assist in maintaining the cleanliness of unit facilities and equipment
Monitor supply of medical stock, medical supplies, and laboratory needs or order supplies when necessary
Assist in contacting/collaborating medical providers regarding significant
health information
Provide education to patients on medical diseases, treatment,
medications, and self-management tools
Monitor HIT tools and reports for treatment and medication alerts and
hospital admissions/discharges and for the purposes of pre-visit planning
Triage medical questions and requests for medication refills in accordance with agency policies medical provider preferences, and license scope of practice
Serve as medical/nursing consultant to clinical services staff and persons served
Contact patients who have been discharged from the Hospital/ED within 3 days to review discharge plans/instructions, medication reconciliation, and assess need for timely follow-up appointment with primary care provider
Will seek culturally competent services and service providers to meet the unique cultural needs of each agency consumer and family member
Other duties as assigned by supervisor to meet the needs of the clinic

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS COMPANY WIDE

Regularly attends work except for approved absences
Attends all training as required
Maintain professional, champion behavior
Provides quality customer service
Provides services with a commitment to service excellence
Works in a way that exhibits a commitment to personal excellence
Team oriented and values diversity

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

Responsible for clinical outcomes for assistive staff as outlined in scope of practice

WORKING CONDITIONS & EXPOSURE RISK

Regular exposure to blood and/or body fluids
Regular exposure to biohazard waste materials

EDUCATION

High School/GED required
Associate degree in nursing preferred

WORK EXPERIENCE

At least two (2) years experience as a licensed practical nurse in providing medical nursing treatment to individuals treated in a primary health care setting required
Experience and efficiency with healthcare technology software preferred

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

Licensed Practical Nurse required

Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.

Keywords: Compass Health Network, Springfield , Primary Care Clinic Nurse (LPN), Healthcare , Ballwin, Illinois

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