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Licensed Practical Nurse, OP

  • Job ID: 540617010
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Four 10-hours shifts various days
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Community Medicine Incorporated
  • Department: Rivers BHS East
  • Location: Bhs East, Butler PA 16001
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.78 to $24.08 / hour

Description

Purpose:
Tri Rivers is fast paced, high patient volume, multispecialty practice with focus in musculoskeletal care - Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehab, and Rheumatology Services.  We are in six offices and support over 40 providers. We have new physicians joining our practice and we are looking for bright, skilled, and talented employees to join our exceptional team. Specifically, candidates with great organization, prioritizing, and critical thinking skills. Being a team player is key in our department but the ability to work independently in our physician clinics is just as important.  An employee with excellent patient care and professional skills to work closely with a team of nurses, physicians, and advanced practice providers. This position will work directly with orthopedic and PMR teams.

This role works four 10-hour shifts Monday - Friday.  No weekends!


Responsibilities:

  • Performs basic triage. Assists providers in back office clinical duties including rooming patients, taking vitals and complete patient histories. Assists with minor in office procedures. Provides complete documentation in Epic Care, selects and signs appropriate patient’s orders per provider verbal orders. (Medical Assistants will pend epic care orders). General knowledge of DME, HEP and provides appropriate instructions to patients on these items.  Assists with prescreening and discharging patients during fluoroscopy procedures
  • Draw blood.
  • Comply with requirements of appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. OSHA, CLIA, PA Department of Health).
  • Administer medications including oral, SQ, IM and IV drip.
  • Assist physicians with examinations, diagnostic procedures and treatments.
  • Assess patient's general condition and take vital signs and weight.
  • Comply with all policies and procedures.
  • Perform IV therapy under direction of Registered Nurse.
  • Document all activities/interventions, patient/family responses, medication dispensed/prescribed, etc., in the medical record.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality related to medical records and other data.
  • Promote wellness by providing patient education materials, communicating physician advice/instructions.
  • Review opioid contracts, prepare and collect specimen for urine drug screens and track results. Reviews and document data found in PA PDMP
  • Assists with completion of phone messages with clear and concise information, obtain authorizations and schedule testing as needed.
  • Assists in prescreening and discharge of fluoroscopy procedure patients.
  • Selects and signs appropriate patient orders per provider verbal order.
  • Assists provider in back office clinical duties including rooming patients, taking vital signs and complete patient history, performs basic triage and assists with minor in office procedures. Instruct patients on general testing/procedure instruction.

 

Qualifications

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


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) OR Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

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