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Licensed Practical Nurse (Knoxville, Morristown, Newport, Blaine, Tazewell, Englewood, Memphis, Chattanooga)

Description

Summary:  (full-time/40 hours)
Provides general nursing care to patients in the outpatient integrated clinical setting by utilizing a team based model.

Responsibilities: Include the following.

  • Interviews patient to determine medical problem or condition and document in chart for physician.
  • Obtains and records patient’s vital signs and weight.
  • Assists physician with patient examination as needed.
  • Reviews physician’s orders, lab requests, or follow up needs with patient.
  • Documents services performed for billing purposes.
  • Observes patients and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to medical personnel in charge.
  • Administers specified medication, orally or by subcutaneous or intramuscular injection, and notes time and amount on patient’s charts.
  • Initiates a patient education plan, including patient and family instruction, according to the individualized needs of the patient as prescribed by Physician
  • Performs laboratory tests as ordered by the nurse practitioner.
  • Sterilizes equipment and supplies.
  • Maintains supplies, including stocking and ordering new supplies and disposing of expired or damaged supplies.
  • Responds to patient telephone triages.
  • Follows up with patients who miss appointments.
  • Follows up with patients on lab results, including the scheduling of any additional tests.
  • Coordinates referrals for patients through insurance and other physician offices.
  • Participates in Quality Improvement (QI), Quality Assurance (QA) and Continuous Quality Improvement Activities (CQI) as appropriate.
  • Under the direction of the provider, executes standing orders to assure preventive, chronic, diagnostic and medication needs of the patient are met; facilitates the highest quality of care and efficient patient flow in a team based care environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education & Experience:

Diploma from technical program or one to two years related experience and/or training or combination of education and experience.

Communication Skills:

Able to effectively communicate with physician and patients.

Computer Skills:
 

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Work Processing software, Electronic Medical Records software and Spreadsheet design software.

Certificates and Licenses:
Licensed Practical Nurse in Tennessee.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

· Work may require long and irregular hours, and under pressure conditions.

· May be exposed to communicable diseases.

· Work is performed indoors in a heated and air conditioned office setting

· Clinic may be crowded and noisy at times.

· Usual clinic functions, which may require physical tasks such as: frequent lifting

materials and/or patients up to 20 pounds and up to 50 pounds infrequently

· Requires standing and/or walking for long hours.

· Requires ability to distinguish between letters, numbers and symbols.

· Requires a normal range of vision.

· Requires awareness of personal limitations and flexibility.

· Risk may include some exposure to hazardous materials.

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