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LPN Northwest Arkansas Fayetteville - Days

LPN Northwest Arkansas Fayetteville - Days

Requisition ID 
2017-41006
Category 
Nursing - LPN
Position Type 
Regular Full-Time
Sub Category 
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Department 
NWAC Northwest AR Campus Research
Posted Date 
2/8/2018
Post End Date 
3/1/2018

More information about this job

Overview

This position is located in Fayetteville, Arkansas

 

The LPN provides direct patient care by checking and recording vital signs, assisting providers with minor surgeries, injections, lab tests and other office procedures.  The LPN will document information related to a patient’s present illness, update medications, family and social history, diagnostic reports and other pertinent data in the electronic medical records.  He/she will prepare, issue and finalize patient encounters and health summary forms, which are used by the nursing and physician staff.  This person will schedule special procedures and physician consultations with appropriate referral information including prior authorization for commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.  He/she will maintain good working relationships with patients, physicians and co-workers.  

 

 

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Salary offered commensurate to experience.

Responsibilities

DIRECT PATIENT CARE DUTIES:

  • Prepares patients for clinic visits by obtaining vitals and entering data into the EHR; accompanying patient to assigned exam room; obtaining patient HPI; updating active problems and medication lists, and updating allergies and past surgical and medical history.
  • Communicates brief summary of reason for patient’s visit to provider.
  • Gathers and places supplies and instruments appropriate for anticipated exams and/or procedure, based on stated reason for appointment or information gleaned during the intake.
  • Assists the provider with patient care, to include injections, EKG’s, spirometry, procedures, dressing changes, wound care, etc.
  • Escorts patient to clinic lab or radiology, if needed, and monitors progress to ensure prompt return to exam room upon completion.
  • Enters verbal orders for providers when patient load on schedule demands additional data entry support.
  • Reinforces patient education and instructions at conclusion of visit.
  • Assists patient in scheduling follow-up appointments.
  • Directs patients to PCT/Referral Coordinator when outgoing referral is ordered by provider. 
  • Exhibits competency with technical skills and EHR documentation.
  • Exhibits professionalism by maintaining a positive working relationship with patients, providers and employees.

 

INDIRECT PATIENT CARE DUTIES: 

  • Refills prescriptions that are received via electronic transmission, fax, or on the nurses’ voice mail or on the dedicated pharmacy line.
  • Schedules outside procedures and diagnostic tests.
  • Completes pre-certifications and prior authorizations.
  • Acts as phone triage nurse on assigned rotation.
  • Enters referral orders for unlicensed staff members involved in referral workflow.
  • Remains cognizant of and maximizes the scope of practice for a Licensed Practical (or Vocational) Nurse. 
  • Enhances his/her professional growth and development through continuing education opportunities.

 

MISCELLANEOUS DUTIES: 

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required: Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program is required. Valid LPN License, minimum of 1 year of LPN experience.  Must be proficient in use of computers and knowledge of electronic medical records.  Above average oral and written communications skills.

 

Preferred: 2 years or more nursing experience with current BLS certification.

Physical Requirements

Stand: Frequently
Sit: Frequently
Walk: Frequently
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
Talk: Frequently
Hear: Continuously
Taste or smell: Frequently
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Sharp objects/tools