Immanuel Primary Care Team LPN - Immanuel Pathways Southwest Iowa in Council Bluffs, Iowa
Immanuel Pathways is seeking a Primary Care Team LPN. This position serves as a member of the Primary Care Team to collaboratively meet participant needs. Performs ancillary healthcare services for participants following established standards and procedures and as directed by medical staff.
Supports and lives out Immanuel’s Mission and CHRIST Promises.
Key Responsibilities and Duties of the Job
80% Participant Care
Performs/directs participant care services including, but not limited to: intake interview, accurate documentation and timely patient flow.
Ensures participant is appropriately prepared for care encounter.
Prepares/obtains medical records and other information/documentation pertinent to participant encounter.
Assists healthcare providers with exams, treatments, procedures, documentation, orders and testing as directed, ensuring that appropriate consent forms are obtained prior to treatment.
Performs phlebotomy, lab procedures and communicates results to the participant as ordered by medical staff.
Ensures lab room is clean and without expired items. May order lab supplies.
Responsible for stocking exam rooms with supplies and linen and changes out sharps containers.
Responsible for completion of hazardous surveillance logs.
Accurately performs basic calculations for appropriate dose, safely prepares and provides prescribed medications as ordered by the doctor or nurse practitioner, in accordance with organizational policy and procedures.
Performs department related functions including but not limited to:
Prepares rooms for daily participant care.
Disinfects and restocks instruments.
Cleans and resets exam rooms between participants
Orders medications and supplies.
Collaborates with Supply Inventory Specialist to ensure necessary supplies are available for participant care.
Helps orient new employees through explanation of procedures.
Provides participant and family education pertaining to healthcare management, disease process, treatment, test(s), medication and follow-up under direct supervision of the Nurse Supervisor, Primary Care Physician, Nurse Practitioner, or the R.N. Also maintains/updates patient education materials and consent forms.
Receives, prioritizes, documents and responds to incoming calls as appropriate.
Responsible for additional projects and/or special assignments, serves on committee/task force as assigned.
Performs clerical and reception duties for participants, physicians/providers and staff following established standards and procedures.
Maintains and promotes a professional attitude by providing safe and effective support and assistance to co-workers in the delivery of participant care.
Demonstrates a professional attitude and approach with participants, families, and all others.
Provides back up for the Medical Receptionist.
Follows all Immanuel Pathways policies and procedures and OSHA safety guidelines.
Only acts within the scope of his/her authority to practice in the respective state in which he/she is employed.
Maintains the confidentiality of all company procedures, results, and information about participants or families.
Understands and adheres to HIPAA regulations.
Perform other duties as required or requested.
Participates in continuing education classes and any required staff and training meetings.
Maintains required certifications/licensures up to date.
- Current Licensed Practical Nurses License, in the respective state in which he/she is employed.
One (1) year of nursing experience in a hospital, nursing home or community based setting; home health experience is required.
One (1) year of experience working with the frail or elderly population required, or completion of job specific training related to working with the elderly population must be completed within the first six months of hire.
Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.
Basic Life Support (BLS) is required.
Must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and have means of reliable transportation.
KSA - Knowledge Skills and Abilities-
Knowledge base of health care problems of the frail elderly.
Knowledge of home care services nursing principles and practices, with particular reference to the elderly.
Knowledge of medical terminology, instruments and equipment and how to use them.
Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe working
Skilled in written and oral communication.
Skilled in decision making and critical thinking skills.
Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with participants, medical staff, staff members and family caregivers.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. .
Ability to foster collaborative working relationships.
Ability to effectively and efficiently plan, prioritize and follow-up on delegated responsibilities.
Ability to exhibit high standard of ethics, accountability and responsibility.
Ability to place a high value on treating others with dignity and respect.
Ability to chart via Electronic Health Records (EHR).
Proven experience and basic computer proficiency (internet, email, Microsoft Office).
Posting Title: Primary Care Team LPN - Immanuel Pathways Southwest Iowa
Job ID: 2021-4816
External Company URL: www.immanuel.com
Street: 1702 North 16th Street