Licensed Practical Nurse or Medical Assistant -Texarkana Clinic (FT)

Full Time Job Category: LPN

Position Summary: 

Assist clinical team members by performing a variety of duties for patients within the scope of practice of an LPN using the patient focused care system and under the direction/supervision of an RN. Assumes, under the direction of the Laboratory, responsibility for patient specimen testing, quality control, quality improvement, and equipment maintenance.

Primary Duties:

  • Actively participates directly with patient care and ensures a safe and comforting environment.
  • Responds to patients need in a timely manner.
  • Transports patients as needed.
  • Welcome patients and assures the admission paperwork is available and actively participates in the admission process.
  • Assists patients with ADLs including meals, bathing, and hygiene needs.
  • Performs/Assists with positioning patients and transferring patients from bed to chair or wheelchair or stretcher.
  • Performs/Assists with range of motion exercises and ambulating.
  • Performs range of motion exercises with patients as appropriate.
  • Reports abnormal conditions to the RN in a timely manner.
  • Assists in the maintenance of skin integrity with the use of emollients, creams, etc. Cares for superficial skin tears under the direction of the RN.
  • Identifies the organization of the human body; its systems, structure, and functions.
  • Demonstrates general principles of cleanliness (asepsis).
  • Applies the principle of basic nutrition to patient care.
  • Provides basic emergency care.
  • Performs Point of Care procedures in a timely manner according to established policy and procedure. Documents required information and complies with all Point of Care quality control standards.

Qualification/Specifications:

  • Education: Graduate of a Practical Nurse program .
  • Licensure/ Certification: Current state licensure as a Practical Nurse or licensure from a state within the Nursing Compact. Current BLS and ACLS certification required within 30 days of employment. Basic EKG required within 6 months of employment. Certification must be renewed by recommended renewal date on certification documentation.
  • Experience: 6 months- 1 year continuous experience in an acute care setting preferred.