Licensed Practical Nurse or Medical Assistant (Work-Up) South Arkansas Clinics

Full Time Job Category: Nursing Skilled Shift Type: Days

This position REQUIRES travel to AHH Southern based clinics in Texarkana, El Dorado, Magnolia, Mena and Dequeen.  

Position Summary

This position is responsible for assisting clinical team members by performing a variety of duties for patients within the scope of practice of an LPN or Medical Assistant using the patient-focused care system and under the direction/supervision of an RN or physician.

Primary Duties

Patient Care:

  • Actively participates directly with patient care and ensures a safe and comforting environment.
  • Responds to patient needs in a timely manner.
  • Transports patients as needed.
  • Welcomes patients and ensures the admission paperwork is available; actively participates in the admission process.
  • 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.
  • Reports abnormal conditions to the RN or physician in a timely manner.
  • Identifies the organization of the human body, including its systems, structure and functions.
  • Demonstrates general principles of cleanliness (asepsis).
  • Applies the principle of basic nutrition to patient care.
  • Provides basic emergency care.
  • Coordinates the booking and scheduling of patients for procedures/appointments
  • Serves as liaison with physician/facility, patient and families regarding patient care.
  • Performs other duties as directed by supervisor, based on demonstrated competency.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Maintains universal precautions.

Clinic patient work up 

  • Actively solicits information from patient’s doctor’s office staff, and  insurance pre-certification information
  • Explains procedures and answers questions regarding patient care and scheduled procedures.
  • Identifies, reports and records changes that result from disease or trauma to patient’s respiratory, cardiovascular, neurologic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, reproductive, musculoskeletal, metabolic, psychological, integumentary, sensory, immune, hematologic and nutritional systems.
  • Able to apply simple dressings and assist RN/MD with more complex dressings.
  • Accurate and complete medication reconciliation.
  • Completely update the patient’s medical record at each visit including allergies, hospitalizations, and surgeries in the electronic medical record system with timeliness and accuracy.
  • Documents Flu and Pneumonia immunizations.
  • Performs 12 lead EKG
  • Obtains weight and basic patient information.
  • Performs phlebotomy and blood glucose monitoring.
  • Travels to outreach satellite clinics.
  • Performs clerical duties as needed.


  • Education: Graduate of an accredited Practical Nurse program or Medical Assistant program required.
  • Licensure/ Certification:  If LPN – Current state licensure as a Practical Nurse or licensure from a state within the Nursing Compact required. Current BLS at time of employment.
  • Experience: None required. Minimum of 6 months’ continuous LPN or Medical Assistant experience preferred.