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Practice Nurse LPN

Practice Nurse LPN

Requisition ID 
2017-752897
Category 
Nursing
Position Type 
Part Time
Shift(s) 
Days, Varies/Rotating, Weekends
Department 
JV Pittsburg
Location 
US-KS-Pittsburg

More information about this job

Overview

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We’re a Little Different

 

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  

 

We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

 

At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

 

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Escorts patient to examination rooms, obtains and/or reviews medical history and complaint of patient, assesses patient’s observed condition, takes and records vital signs. Prepares patient for examination by physician. Provides for patient safety. Assists physician with treatment of patient. Cleans and stocks examination rooms including laying out special equipment or supplies to be used during a patient visit. Performs procedures of care specific to the specialty of the clinical unit. Assists with lab and x-ray procedures as required. Answers patient phone calls, obtains patient chart, confers with physician as required and returns patient calls within established time frames. Documents ICD-10 and CPT codes as required. Organizes patient charts and reviews last dictation. Records all prescribed patient information on corresponding chart. Assists with crash cart reviews and instruction in emergency care. Administers I.M., subcuaneous and intradermal injections as required. Assists with IV therapy, if certified. Performs proper handling and storage of all medications. Assists in any urgent care situations that might arise in medical office setting. Cleans and sterilizes medical equipment and instruments. Performs administrative duties associated with managed care and referrals. Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations. Sends cards or calls patients for notification of test results (mammograms, lab, hemmocult card, Pap smear, missed appointment) per physician instructions. Performs clerical duties. Pulls and files charts. Enters scheduling and required documentation in computer. Performs reception and scheduling duties. Observes universal precautions consistently. Wears proper personal protective equipment when appropriate. Wears clothing and Mercy badge consistent with dress code, and attends to personal hygiene to maintain a clean, well-groomed appearance. Meets Mercy’s attendance standards. Performs other duties as directed.

 

Qualifications:

Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:

 

Education: Graduation from an accredited school of practical nursing.

Licensure: Kansas LPN license

Experience: Knowledge of the principles and skills needed for practical nursing, care, examination, diagnostic and treatment room procedures. Knowledge of medications and their effects, patient education, principles to develop a self-care program, instruments and common safety practices.

Certifications: CPR certification

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: Skill in assisting and performing a variety of medical treatments and procedures. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Must be able to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and policies. Must be able to communicate clearly and establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, staff and the public. Basic computer terminal and keyboard skills, or the ability to learn these skills, in order to access information and enter clinical data. Equipment Used: Must be able to operate equipment normally related to the specialty of the clinic.

 

We’ll Support You at Work and Home

 

Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

 

What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

 

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

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