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LPN II West Clinic Ft. Smith - Days

LPN II West Clinic Ft. Smith - Days

Requisition ID 
Nursing - LPN
Position Type 
Regular Full-Time
Sub Category 
REP UAMS West Clinic Operations
Posted Date 
Post End Date 

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This position is located in Ft. Smith, Arkansas


The LPN will provide nursing and primary nursing care services to all patients assigned to the various clinics administered by UAMS WEST Regional Programs. This will include but not be limited to providing direct patient care by checking and recording vital signs, assisting providers with minor surgeries, injections, lab tests and other office procedures.



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.



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED required. Graduate from an accredited LPN or LVN school.  Current LPN Licensure in State of AR required and two years of clinical experience required.  

Must have current BLS certification. 

Must be proficient in use of computers and knowledgeable with electronic medical records (EMR).  Must have above average oral and written communications skills. 


Preferred Qualifications:

Three (3) or more years of experience in a high volume primary care clinic with phlebotomy skills.  Pediatric experience to include vaccination administratin, preferably VFC and SCHIPP.  Limited Radiology License a plus.  Bilingual (Spanish) a plus.

Physical Requirements

Stand: Continuously
Sit: Occasionally
Walk: Continuously
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
Talk: Continuously
Hear: Continuously
Taste or smell: Occasionally
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Near visual acuity
Hazards: None