The Licensed Practical Nurse, (LPN), is a specifically trained member of the team. Licensed Practical Nurse is to promote wellness, improve outcomes, and self-care within a defined population of patients in an Outpatient Clinic. The LPN provides direct patient care to assigned patients. As a professional nurse, the nursing process is utilized in the provision of care. The LPN practices within the limits of the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Arkansas and adheres to institutional policies, procedures and standards.
This position works under supervision to assist the physician with patient care and procedures. The LPN primary responsibility is to assist patients to rooms, triage of patients, gather history and chief complaints, and enter all information in the EMR related to the visit. Assist physician with test and procedures, administer medications and vaccines, disseminates educational materials, assesses incoming patients, cleans and stocks exam rooms and supply room area, keeps medical supply inventory, and provides direct patient care under supervision of physician. LPN will also work with Care Managers to best serve the needs of the patients.
This position must be able to perform all duties of the Licensed Practical Nurse II and perform other duties to support the patient care activities as needed.
Required: Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program is required. Valid LPN License, minimum of 2 years of LPN experience; excellent communication skills, strong work ethics and accountability, basic computer skills.
Preferred: 3 years or more nursing experience with current BLS certification.