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Nurse LPN Outpatient - Pediatric


  • Compass Health Network
  • 02/20/21
  • Columbia, MO
  • 65212
  • $23.37 / Hourly
  • Full-Time
POSITION PURPOSE
The Nurse LPN Outpatient is part of the person-centered integrated care team and provides office-based specialized services to primary health care patients and assist in managing the patient's full array of physical health care needs, in addition to behavioral health care needs through a "whole-person" approach.

This position will be in a pediatric clinic and will work primarily with children

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - JOB SPECIFIC
- Prepare patients for examination and treatment. Take patient's histories, vital signs, and document in patient chart.
- Prepare exam and treatment rooms with necessary instruments and supplies.
- Perform venipunctures, urinalysis, EKGs and other procedures as directed.
- Administer immunizations and other injections
- Phone in patient prescriptions and document accordingly
- Provide patient education and instruction
- Prepare and maintain supplies and equipment, including sterilization
- Assist physicians/nurse practitioners in preparing for minor surgeries and physicals
- Assist with the scheduling of tests and treatments
- Screen telephone callers for appropriate referral/triage, relay messages and documents accordingly
- Maintain patients' files, records, and other information
- Adhere to standard precautions, as appropriate, i.e., use protective barriers, handle and dispose infectious waste appropriately, proper hand washing
- Follow CLIA and OSHA regulations
- Assist in maintaining the cleanliness of unit facilities and equipment
- Monitor supply of medical stock, medical supplies, and laboratory needs or order supplies when necessary
- Assist in contacting/collaborating medical providers regarding significant
- health information
- Provide education to patients on medical diseases, treatment,
- medications, and self-management tools
- Monitor HIT tools and reports for treatment and medication alerts and
- hospital admissions/discharges and for the purposes of pre-visit planning
- Triage medical questions and requests for medication refills in accordance with agency policies medical provider preferences, and license scope of practice
- Serve as medical/nursing consultant to clinical services staff and persons served
- Contact patients who have been discharged from the Hospital/ED within 3 days to review discharge plans/instructions, medication reconciliation, and assess need for timely follow-up appointment with primary care provider
- Will seek culturally competent services and service providers to meet the unique cultural needs of each agency consumer and family member
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor to meet the needs of the clinic

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - COMPANY WIDE
- Regularly attends work except for approved absences
- Attends all training as required
- Maintain professional, "champion" behavior
- Provides quality customer service
- Provides services with a commitment to service excellence
- Works in a way that exhibits a commitment to personal excellence
- Team oriented and values diversity

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY
Responsible for clinical outcomes for assistive staff as outlined in scope of practice

WORKING CONDITIONS & EXPOSURE RISK
- Regular exposure to blood and/or body fluids
- Regular exposure to biohazard waste materials

EDUCATION
- High School/GED required
- Associate degree in nursing preferred

WORK EXPERIENCE
- At least two (2) years experience as a licensed practical nurse in providing medical nursing treatment to individuals treated in a primary health care setting required
- Experience and efficiency with healthcare technology software preferred

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION
Licensed Practical Nurse required

Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.

City: Columbia, MO

State: Missouri


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