General Summary: The Licensed Practical Nurse renders nursing care in support of medical care as directed by a Physician or Nurse Practitioner in an office and/or clinical setting.
- The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) will prepare patients for examinations according to the reason for the visit.
- Performs initial patient triage that includes taking/recording vital signs, reason for visit, medication reconciliation, updating medical history, gathering medical records, if needed.
- Assembles equipment and supplies in preparation for diagnostic or treatment procedures performed by provider.
- Answers telephone, handles patient questions, does follow-up with provider as necessary, and relays messages.
- Discharges patients and ensures all charges have been properly recorded on the patient encounter form.
- Performs venipuncture and appropriate laboratory tests as ordered and as needed.
- Maintains clean and orderly patient rooms, as well as a clean, orderly, and safe workplace and clinic facility.
- Receive, record, and organize medication samples, dispose of outdated samples in an appropriate and timely manner.
- Must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs.
- Maintains a strong ethical code regarding patient’s rights as evidenced in professional attitude/behavior (privacy, confidentiality, and empathy).
- Uses proper procedure for disposal of contaminated and infectious items.
- High school diploma.
- Completion of an accredited nursing program with subsequent licensure.
- One or two years of nursing experience preferred. Candidate must be comfortable utilizing a computer.
- Current LPN licensure in the State of Mississippi and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
- Intravenous (IV) certification, Tuberculosis (TB) certification, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications, and Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) certification desired.
- Clean, well lit, and comfortable climate.
- Potential exposure to contamination with blood or bodily fluids, requiring wearing protective equipment.
- Frequent standing, walking, reaching with arms, finger, and hand dexterity, talking, hearing, and seeing.
- Sitting, bending, lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling.
- May be required to work unusual and additional shift hours.
- Must be able to prioritize well in coordination with other disciplines and other levels of nursing staff.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Good interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, nonverbal, and listening skills).
- Ability to provide direct and indirect patient care.