Job Description

Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse - OB_GYN
Job ID: 02725687
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: OB_GYN-Physicians
Location: 1001 E. Second Street, Coudersport PA 16915

Description

Are you a Licensed Practical Nurse interested in making a difference in your community? Do you have an outpatient background and have experience working in an office setting? We are looking for you!

UPMC Cole is hiring a full-time Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to support our OB_GYN practice.

This position is responsible for providing professional medical care for clinic/health center patients under supervision of the physician or advanced practice clinician. The Incumbent will assist providers and staff in coordinating patient care and functions as primary liaison between patients, staff and provider.

This position requires excellent independent judgment in order to prioritize work demands. Tact and diplomacy in dealing with staff, patients and visitors is necessary at all times and must enjoy working with the public. An assertive yet professional manner is required in both written and oral communication. Also required is the ability to follow instructions, identify problems and refer them to the office manager. The ability to maintain confidentiality with regard to patients, co-workers and all job assignments is imperative.

Responsibilities: 

Main Tasks/Duties:

  • Deals with patient needs expeditiously.
  • Answers telephone, screens calls, takes messages and provides information.
  • Obtains authorization from insurance carriers for specialized tests and specialist appointments.
  • Maintains timely patient flow: escorts patient to exam room and orients to surroundings, takes vital signs, documents patient history and reason for visit and prepares patient for anticipated procedure(s).
  • Documents in patient chart appropriately: vital signs, test results, prescriptions called to pharmacy, patient telephone conversations and files processed medical information in patient records.
  • Assists provider with procedures.
  • Implements physician orders.
  • Answers routine medical inquiries and drafts letters.
  • Acts as a resource to patient: informs patient of information as directed by provider and gathers information from patient to present a total picture regarding patient problem/concern.
  • Maintains exam rooms for necessary supplies, materials and equipment. Ensures cleanliness of exam rooms.
  • Educates patients and their families about diagnostic procedures, nutrition and maintenance of health and wellness.
  • Evaluates patient’s needs and determines the urgency of the appointment following medical provider protocol.
  • Schedules patients for surgical procedures and/or appointments in other departments and clinics. Provides patients with basic information on referral physicians and other facilities for further care.
  • Responds to/refers incoming patient treatment-related phone calls. Instructs patients and families regarding medications and treatment instructions.
  • Follows Rural Health Clinic and Charles Cole Memorial Hospital policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Attends staff meetings and participates in professional development activities as directed.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • All other duties as assigned.
Teamwork:
  • Promotes the philosophy, goals and objectives of the organization.
  • Participates in group meetings.
  • Communicates effectively with coworkers and utilizes feedback appropriately.
  • Develops effective working relationships and collaborative practice with health care teams.
  • Participates as a team member to meet the department/hospital’s objectives. Team building includes cooperation, willingness to assist fellow employees, flexibility, positive attitude and seeks peer input for problem solving. Working together sets us apart from the rest.
Guest Relations:
  • Responsible for courteously providing efficient, friendly customer service to all patients and coworkers with respect and dignity.
  • Excellent telephone and communication skills.
  • Positive communicator and team player.
Physical and Mental Demands:
  • Sitting, standing and walking for long periods of time are typical.
  • Mental demands require high attention, as well as, the ability to prioritize and process accurate work.
  • Functional vision and hearing are required to perform essential work duties.
  • Ability to operate personal computer, general office equipment and various types of medical equipment.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of twenty-five (25) pounds, kneel, push/pull and reach overhead.
Key Competencies:
  • Ability to read, understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to deal with a variety of attitudes and personalities through the use of excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to maintain and display a positive attitude and utilize a team approach to meet practice needs.
  • Ability to act as a team member to meet the department/hospital’s objectives. Teamwork includes cooperation, willingness to assist fellow employees, flexibility, positive attitude and seeking peer input for problem solving.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, employees and medical providers.
  • Ability to remain calm and effectively carry out duties during emergency/crisis situations.
  • Ability to maintain good public relations and positive working relationships.
  • Skill in appropriate assessment and assistance techniques.
  • Skill in health information management by appropriately charting patient data.
  • Skill in time management and organization.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, pharmacology and medical office procedures.
  • Knowledge of medical chart reporting/records.
  • Knowledge of UPMC Cole and Cole Memorial Medical Group policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of what constitutes a medical emergency/acute patient.

Qualifications

  • Pennsylvania LPN license
  • One year experience working in a physician office is preferred
  • OB experience, preferred, but not required. 
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, ICD-10 and CPT codes preferred
  • Excellent communication skills necessary to effectively interact with patients, family members, visitors and staff members.
  • Basic computer skills necessary to input patient care orders and medical record documentation.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation OR Basic Life Support

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $14.70 to $22.53 / hour

Union Position: No

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