LPN - Office

at SoutheastHEALTH in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, United States

Job Description

LPN – Office

Nursing – Other Poplar Bluff, MO Poplar Bluff RHC Full-Time Apply Description Day Shift We Believe:

+ The role of each team member within SoutheastHEALTH is to create a unique healthcare experience for every patient centering our activities, systems and processes around the patient and their family, designed to nurture and inspire as well as to add passion, meaning and context to each life we touch. Through teamwork, our beliefs and actions are centered on our patients and their families, beginning each shared experience in a wiser way and becoming an organization known for the value of our love to our patients and each other

+ Appreciate Southeast HEALTH as a place for all to discover their talents and passions. Therefore, honor and respect the diverse nature, beliefs, values and lifestyles of patients, families, and coworkers

+ The Primary Care Office Nurse: Promotes and restores patients’ health by completing the nursing process at a level commensurate with the clinical skill and licensure; collaborating with providers and multidisciplinary team members; providing physical and psychological support to meet the individual and population specific needs of patients, friends and families; supervising assigned team members.

As You Begin:

+ Always make the patient the focus and recognize their individual needs and life aspirations to personalize our interactions, thus honoring and fulfilling those needs and aspirations

+ Understand the necessity of both clinical quality and experience quality. Thus, embracing the need to always be on-stage and meet the costume guidelines as defined in We Believe

+ Fully engage and listen closely to each patient and family conversation or “story” to increase sensitivity to the patients’ needs and aspirations, as every life story is significant

+ Goes beyond traditional job duties thus lead from my chair

+ Own my behavior, attitude and actions, conducting myself in such a manner so that my patients, my peers and my leaders can count on me to speak up and do the right thing

+ Seek to protect the culture of SoutheastHEALTH by addressing or removing behaviors, attitudes or actions which are disengaging and not fulfilling our experience standards

+ Approach everything with a beginner’s mind and have a willingness to be open to difficult ideas, honoring the value of the team to work in concert with others to create a personalized experience for every patient

+ Utilize the symbols and uphold and live the Southeast Hospital Declaration: Begin. Become.

+ The Primary Care Office Nurse will possess the clinical knowledge to provide care and improve the processes of care for the patient

+ The Primary Care Office Nurse will act as a liaison between the clinic, hospital and other outside services

+ The Primary Care Office Nurse will work directly with the Physician in the assessment of patient needs in the Clinic

Clinic Responsibilities:

+ Review patient charts for next day to have a foundation for visit expectations

+ Prepare patients for examination (vitals, medication reconciliation, collection of medical histories, preventative maintenance data collection, etc.)

+ Assists provider with examinations

+ Call in prescriptions and refills for clinic patients (including controlled substances). Note: the nurse cannot call in medication orders for inpatients. Utilizes the electronic health record for electronic submission of prescriptions whenever possible

+ Triage phone calls and document in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) patient clinical concerns

+ Perform diagnostic procedures and treatments as ordered (EKG, IM, SQ, lab draws, immunizations, weight checks, blood pressure checks, dressing changes, Waived testing, etc)

+ Obtain pre-certifications and permits for procedures

+ Coordinates the scheduling of procedures and exams for patients when ordered by provider

+ Educates the patients on procedures and prep instructions when procedures are scheduled

+ Review incoming clinical reports for abnormals and keeps the provider informed

+ Keep drug cabinet organized and stocked with current expiration dates documented in the logs

+ Assist with office duties as required (answer phones, filing/scanning documents in patient charts, tracking preventative maintenance, etc.)

+ Assist patients to complete: parking disability forms, certificates of medical necessity and medication assistance forms, etc

+ Follow Joint Commission, Meaningful Use and all CMS standards and protocols

+ Identifies patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements

+ Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families

+ Promotes patient’s independence by teaching patient, friends and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions

+ Resolves patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies

+ Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel when indicated

+ Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against benchmark standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following hospital and nursing philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and the Joint Commission

+ Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration, storage procedures, and cleaning of patient care equipment

+ Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department electronic health records

+ Maintains continuity among nursing teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs in the electronic health record system

+ Maintains nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results

+ Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential

+ Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies / committees

+ Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; participating in team problem-solving methods

+ Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements and daily calibrations prior to use; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling in repairs according to policy to ensure patient safety

+ Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

+ The Primary Care Office Nurse may also be trained to set up and assist the provider with:

+ Injections

+ Circumcisions

+ Biopsies

+ Excisions

+ IV Insertions

+ Immunizations

+ Ingrown toenail removal

+ Incision and debridement (I&D)

+ Trigger point injections

+ Trigger finger injections

+ Joint injections and aspirations

+ Abscess removal

+ Mole removal – use of liquid nitrogen

+ Lab draws

+ UA capture

+ Throat culture/swabs

+ Pap set up – swabs / slides

+ Nebulizer treatments

+ Electrocardiogram (EKG)

+ Perform other duties as assigned, and/or possibly be assigned to other clinical/satellite locations as needed

To become:

+ Committed to creating a believe, begin and become individualized patient exp

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Job Posting: JC191547924

Posted On: Sep 04, 2021

Updated On: Nov 28, 2021