Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Neurosurgery (PRN)
St. Dominic Medical Associates
NEUROSURGERY - 6640
Responsible for providing quality patient care following established standards and practices under the supervision of a licensed physician. Assists physician and staff with the daily coordination of patient care and patient access. Coordinates patient flow, schedules appointments, procedures, tests and referrals.
Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited LPN program.
Minimum Work Experience: Two years experience in a physician office setting. Ability to make decisions and initiate action under stress
and in critical situations. Current CPR certification. Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Required Skills: Excellent customer service skills. Self-directing. Able to work with little direct supervision. Empathy for the needs of patients. Effective oral and written communication skills. Treats patients and others with courtesy and respect, presenting a positive public image. Works well as a team member. Ensures confidentiality and security of patients’ medical information.
Required Licenses: Licensed Practical Nurses; Current LPN license to practice in the state.
Assists physician in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient needs during examinations, treatments and emergency situations. Assists physician with diagnostic/therapeutic procedures, assuring procedures are provided in a safe, clean, competent manner/environment. Maintains a clean, safe, well-stocked patient care area, including patient examination rooms. Administers oral, rectal, subcutaneous, and intra muscular medications and/or injections. Maintains a complete, accurate, legible medical record reflecting the patient's condition, medication, treatment and any other pertinent information relevant to total patient care according to professional standards and procedures. Provides telephone triage/communication, calls in prescriptions, orders diagnostic studies as defined by protocol or per physician instructions.
Thoroughly educates and explains procedures to patients and family members, and assists them in coping with illnesses and hospitalizations under the direction of the physician. Maintains confidentiality regarding patient and business functions of the office. Demonstrates a positive customer service oriented attitude/behavior. Functions independently and assumes responsibility for actions in clinical procedures in accordance with ability and training after clinical ability has been demonstrated and documented. Maintains a working knowledge of business office protocol/procedures. Aids in identifying methods of improving patient care. Seeks out and pursues educational opportunities. Obtains continuing education units to maintain licensure. Performs other duties as assigned or requested.