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LPN

Position Summary:
The LPN is responsible for providing nursing care consistent with the goals and philosophy of the Wythe Physician Practices. The LPN is required to provide professional nursing care and assists in the delivery of health care management for patients. This position requires strong clinical and critical thinking skills. The LPN must be able to multi-task in a very fast paced, family practice/internal medical office environment. May be required to help cover other areas as needed in all Physician Practices clinics.
Essential Job Functions/ Duties
Responsible for assisting the healthcare provider in all Wythe Physician Practice Clinics.
Providing direct patient care which includes, but is not limited to:
Equipment preparation for medical treatments, exams, and medical procedures.
Obtaining and updating the patient's medical history, medication lists, vital signs, height, weight, visual acuity and determining patient's chief complaint.
Scheduling of appointments and procedures as ordered by provider.
Responsible for prescription refills as authorized by provider.
Obtains insurance pre-authorizations as required for testing and scheduled procedures.
Maintains a clean and safe environment in accordance with the policies and procedures of the practice.
Stay competent in all Wythe Physician Practice Clinics.
Administers prescribed oral, inhalation, intramuscular and subcutaneous injections as ordered by the healthcare provider in accordance with practice policy and procedure requirements.
Must complete safety instructional programs. Follow and enforce accepted safety practices for patients, clinic, and hospital.
Must report all incidents, hazards, drug interactions, and initiate appropriate action.
Must complete assigned job duties within appropriate working hours. It is the responsibility of the employee to manage their time wisely
Behavioral Requirements
Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, willingness to learn, ability to speak clearly, communicate instructions in both oral and written forms.
Demonstrate the ability to work with patients, families, physicians, mid-level providers, peers, and administrative staff in a tactful and professional manner.
All employees are required to deliver quality care by providing excellent customer service and participate within a team centered approach toward patient care.
Must maintain a positive impression of the Clinch Market Physician Services at all times.
Technical Requirements
Demonstrate knowledge of ICD-10, CPT codes, insurance benefits and healthcare backgrounds.
Must be proficient with all technical /medical equipment in all clinics.
Must display proficiency in EMR, order entry and other clinic and hospital systems.
Significant working knowledge of computers, telephones, copy and fax machines.
ECW and Meditech experience preferred.
Degree of Supervision Required:
Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision. Must be able to prioritize and organize work areas.
V. Ages of Patients Served:
This position requires knowledge of growth and development needs of patients and families. Personnel in this position must recognize and respond to the behaviors of patients and families in each age category.
13 €“ 18 Years
Adolescent
19 €“ 64 Years
Adult
65 Years
Geriatric
VI. Working Conditions: Clinical Departments and Common Areas. Potential hazards include:
ExposureTo
None
Some
Frequent
Very
Frequent
Exposure
To
None
Some
Frequent
Very
Frequent
toxic/caustic
chemicals
X
blood or body fluids
X
extreme conditions, hot or cold
X
communicable diseases
X
dust/fumes/ gases/odors (including asbestos)
X
unprotected heights
X
moving mechanical parts
X
CRT (computer) monitor
X
potential electrical shock
X
frequent, repetitive motions
X
x-ray electro-magnetic energy
X
Abuse or combative patient
X
high pitched noises
X
Other (as listed)
needles or other sharp objects
X
VII. Functional Requirements:
A. The employee must be able to perform medium to heavy work which may involve:
None
Some
Frequent
Very Frequent
Frequent lifting of 50 pounds or more.
X
Pushing/pulling carts, vacuum cleaners, buffers, mops, beds, furniture.
X
Working in wet/slippery conditions
X
Ascending or descending stairs using feet and legs.
X
Moving beds, cribs and other furniture.
X
Frequent stooping and/or bending in a position to assist in performance of routine duties.
X
Frequent kneeling or crouching to perform routine duties.
X
Frequent reaching with arms and grasping, holding, and picking objects with hands.
X
B. The employee must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of verbal communications, and be able to perceive sounds by the ear.
C. The employee must be knowledgeable of infection control standards, isolation room techniques and policy and procedure
X
Personal Protective Equipment: This position does require the use of personal protective equipment.
Responsibility for Confidential Data: It is the policy of the Wythe Market Physician Services to ensure that the operations, activities, and affairs of our facilities and our clients are kept confidential to the greatest possible extent. Information about a patient's condition care, treatment, personal affairs, or records is confidential and may not be discussed with anyone (except those responsible for patient care and treatment) without the full consent of the patient or when compelled by legal requirements, and then only by employees having specific approval of the facilities President/CEO. If, during their employment, employees acquire confidential or proprietary information about the Wythe Physician Practices and its clients, such information is to be handled in strict confidence and not to be discussed with outsiders. Employees are also responsible for the internal security of such information.
In addition, employees are prohibited from engaging in securities transactions on the basis of information not available to the general public and which, if known to outsiders, might affect their investment decisions. The dissemination of such information to others who might make use of that knowledge to trade in securities is also prohibited.
Employees will be asked to sign a statement of confidentiality at the time of hire and periodically throughout their term of employment to acknowledge their awareness of, and reaffirm their commitment to, this policy.
Employees found to be violating this policy are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination, and may also be subject to civil and/or criminal penalties for violations of, among other things, applicable security laws.
IV. Position Requirements:
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of Licensed Practical Nursing
Licensure: Must hold an active and unrestricted Virginia nursing license or must be compact state eligible. Valid Virginia Driver's License.
Special Qualifications: Current BLS certification.

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