Job Description

Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse - Endocrinology
Job ID: 630449
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7:30a - 4p
Shift: Day
Facility: UPMC Altoona Reg Health Srvcs
Department: BMA Endocrinology
Location: 1414 9th Ave, Altoona PA 16602

Description

UPMC Altoona Regional Health Services - LPN - Endocrinology -  Monday-Friday - 7:30a-4p

 

 

Purpose:
Provide professional nursing care to office patients under supervision of patient care providers

Responsibilities:

  • Administer medications including oral, SQ, IM and IV drip.
  • Answering calls and providing pertinent information including patient education as directed.
  • Assess patient's general condition and take vital signs and weight.
  • Assist physicians with examinations, diagnostic procedures and treatments.
  • Check schedules and organizing patient flow. Accompany patients to exam/procedure room. Assist patients as needed with walking, transfers, dressing, collecting specimens, preparing for exam, etc. Collect patient information/history; taking vitals, performing screenings per provider guidelines. Relay instructions to patients/families.
  • Comply with all policies and procedures.
  • Comply with requirements of appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. OSHA, CLIA, PA Department of Health). Maintain strict confidentiality related to medical records and other data.
  • Document all activities/interventions, patient/family responses, medication dispensed/prescribed, etc., in the medical record.
  • Draw blood.
  • Obtain lab/x-ray reports, hospital notes, referral information, etc. Complete forms/requisitions as needed. Schedule appointments. Verify insurance coverage and patient demographics. Prepare and managing charts to ensure information completed and filed appropriately. Other front office responsibilities, as required.
  • Perform IV therapy under direction of Registered Nurse.
  • Prepare patient rooms, set up instruments and equipment according to department protocol. Clean exam/procedure rooms, instruments and equipment between patient visits to maintain infection control. Clean according to scheduled maintenance program and keeping appropriate records. Manage inventory of supplies; restocking exam/procedure rooms.
  • Promote wellness by providing patient education materials, communicating physician advice/instructions.

Qualifications

Graduate of an approved LPN school of nursing. One year clinical experience preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation OR Basic Life Support OR Advanced Cardiac Life Support within 30 days of hire CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Licensed Practical Nurse

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $14.22 to $20.72

Union Position: No

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