Location: West Nyack, New York
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for supporting licensed practitioners in the provision of high-quality medical care to all patients. The LPN is chiefly accountable for efficient patient flow within the practice.
- Obtains and accurately records reason for patient encounter, brief history and vital signs including height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, respirations, and temperature (when appropriate).
- Prepares, organizes, and maintains exam/treatment rooms (i.e., appropriate supplies/equipment in each room) and cleans regularly.
- Prepares and assists patients for examinations, procedures, and treatments.
- Obtains and follows-up on test results as per policy/protocol under the supervision of a licensed practitioner.
- Updates and maintains medication records and allergy history.
- Calls in prescriptions into pharmacy when authorized by a licensed practitioner.
- Documents patient communications and clinical treatments accurately and appropriately.
- Screens phone calls using protocols as directed by a licensed practitioner and conveys information on behalf of the licensed practitioner as directed.
- Wound picture documentation
- Performs body mass index (BMI) calculations and plot measurements on growth charts.
- Maintains inventory and updates lists of medical supplies and equipment in order to requisition supplies in a timely fashion.
- Reporting any changes in patients' condition to Registered Nurse
- Assist the RN to carry out visit expectancy to meet the patients need and follow MD orders
- Change dressings and bandages, obtaining wound measurements to ensuring patients are healing properly
- Records all CLIA-waived tests in logbook. (i.e., PT INR's).
- Educates patients in health maintenance, disease prevention and compliance with treatment plans as directed by a licensed practitioner.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
Prior medical office experience.
High School Diploma and accredited training for an LPN.
LPN License issued by the New York State Education Department. BLS and ACLS certification preferred.
If applicable, the individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.
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