Licensed Practical Nurse {Physician’s Nurse – Ryan} – CV Surgery Clinic (FTD)

Full Time Job Category: Nursing Shift Type: Days
Little Rock Clinic Little Rock, AR

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 the Clinic Manager, responsibility for patient specimen testing, quality control, quality improvement, and equipment maintenance.  This position is also responsible for performing front desk duties for the clinic as called upon.

Primary Duties:

  • Actively participates directly with patient care and ensures a safe and comforting environment.
  • Welcome patients and assures the admission paperwork is available and actively participates in the admission process.

Department-Specific Responsibilities

Physician Nurse

  • Applies the principle of basic nutrition to patient care.
  • Observes, reports and records the patient’s condition.
  • Coordinates the booking and scheduling of patients for procedures/appointments.
  • Collaborates with the RN/MD in developing, implementing and evaluation of the outcomes of the teaching plan.
  • Explains procedures and answers questions regarding patient care and scheduled procedures.
  • Assists with patient charges as necessary.
  • 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.

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.