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Nebraska Methodist Health System Licensed Practical Nurse in Council Bluffs, Iowa

  • Purpose of Job

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) assists physicians by reviewing records, preparing patients/exam rooms, and handling prescription renewals/inquiries.

  • Job Requirements

  • Education

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required.

  • Experience

  • Previous Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)/medical experience preferred.

  • Phlebotomy experience required (Floor only).

  • License/Certifications

  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

  • Current valid Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) License, valid compact multistate license to work in Nebraska or Iowa (work state) or temporary permit while awaiting licensure required.

  • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Knowledge of medical terminology and procedures required.

  • Knowledge of medicine including recognizing and diagnosed diseases, deformities, and other illnesses.

  • Skill to effectively manage time and prioritize tasks.

  • Skill to proficiently type information into the computer to capture or detail information quickly.

  • Ability to provide caring patient care services when talking with patients and their family members.

  • Ability to critically listen to questions from patients and information from providers to convey information effectively.

  • Ability to anticipate, recognize, and resolve problems before they occur and avoid bigger problems in the future.

  • Ability to problem solve during several daily activities which includes the ability to be flexible.

  • Ability to learn and proficiently navigate through computer programs that contain patient information.

  • Strong verbal communication skills for positive interaction with providers, staff and patients required.

  • Able to follow written and verbal instructions/directions required.

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) understanding.

  • Physical Requirements

  • Weight Demands

  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

  • Physical Activity

  • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):

  • Climbing

  • Crawling

  • Kneeling

  • Sitting

  • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):

  • Balancing

  • Carrying

  • Crouching

  • Distinguish colors

  • Keyboarding/typing

  • Lifting

  • Pulling/Pushing

  • Repetitive Motions

  • Stooping/bending

  • Twisting

  • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):

  • Fingering/Touching

  • Grasping

  • Hearing

  • Reaching

  • Seeing/Visual

  • Speaking/talking

  • Standing (Floor Only)

  • Walking (Floor Only)

  • Sitting (Phone Only)

  • Job Hazards

  • Not Related:

  • Electrical Shock/Static

  • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)

  • Rare (1%-33%):

  • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, C at Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)

  • Occasionally (34%-66%):

  • Equipment/Machinery/Tools

  • Explosives (pressurized gas)

  • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)

  • Frequent (67%-100%):

  • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)

  • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)

  • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations

  • Essential Job Functions

  • Essential Functions I

  • Joint (Floor and Phone)

  • Medical Home

  • Documents all lab, procedures, and appointments on tracking forms.

  • Completes tracking forms and follows up on missed appointments and procedures.

  • Assists Health Coaches by working patient lists and scheduling appointments as directed.

  • At the direction of the provider provides patient and family education to ensure adequate knowledge/awareness and recommends appropriate community resources as needed.

  • Educates/instructs patients according to providers direction 98% of the time.

  • Performs telephone triage to determine patient needs by recording and reporting patient condition to provider and advising patient based on provider instructions.

  • Receives and returns patient calls within 90 minutes based on medical priority 95% of the time.

  • Accurately records and reports patient's condition according to department policy 98% of the time.

  • Maintains work areas to ensure healthy environmental conditions by cleaning and organizing equipment and rooms.

  • Maintains clean and organized work area according to department/provider protocol 99% of the time.

  • Handles prescription renewals/inquiries to facilitate patient care. Discusses questions with provider and relays information to pharmacy.

  • Handles prescription refills according to department/provider protocols 99% of the time.

  • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the “Age Specific Criteria”.

  • Completes Age Specific Quiz annually.

  • Floor

  • Prepares exam rooms and equipment to facilitate treatment and examination of patients by setting up instruments/equipment and stocking supplies.

  • Prepares exam rooms and medical equipment according to provider protocol 95% of the time.

  • Prepares patient for provider exam by reviewing medical records, weighing patient, checking vital signs, performing medication reconciliation and obtaining information relevant to patient care.

  • Prepares patient for exam by following provider protocol and company policies 95% of the time.

  • Assists providers to facilitate patient treatment by retrieving tests and medical records and obtaining lab work as directed.

  • Obtains provider requested tests, records, and lab work 95% of the time.

  • Dispense medications at the direction of a provider to patients. Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse instruct patients and family members regarding education and treatment to ensure patients completely understand how to take the medication correctly.

  • Assists and/or performs phlebotomy with proper labeling and handling of specimens, accurately completes requisitions, and collects specimens according to standard procedures/protocols and performing and documenting quality control activities.

  • Performs above procedure according to clinic policy and procedures 95% of the time.

  • Ensures accuracy of order entry and completes appropriate documentation without error at least 98% of the time.

  • Phone

  • Answering Phone Calls

  • Answers calls according to protocol at least 98% of the time.

  • Returning Phone Messages

  • Returns phone messages according to protocol at least 98% of the time.

  • Providing Test Results

  • Provides test results according to protocol at least 98% of the time.

  • Pharmacy Refills

  • Accurately completes pharmacy request 100% of the time.

  • Essential Functions II

  • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

  • Completes skills checkoff list annually.

  • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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