This position is located in Fayetteville, AR
The Licensed Practical Nurse, (LPN), is a specifically trained member of the clinic 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 POSIITON IS LOCATED IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS REGIONAL PROGRAMS - SPRINGDALE and FAYETTEVILLE
This position will require nursing and primary care services to all patients assigned to the various clinics administered by UAMS NW Regional Programs. This will include but not be limited to providing direct patient care by checking and recording vital signs, assisting providers with minor surgeries, injections, lab tests and other office procedures. This person will document information related to a patient’s present illness, update medications, family and social history, diagnostic reports and other pertinent data in the electronic medical records. He/she will Prepare, issue and finalize patient encounters and health summary forms, which are used by the nursing and physician staff. This person will schedule special procedures and physician consultations with appropriate referral information including prior authorization for commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid. He/she will maintain good working relationships with patients, physicians and co-workers. This person will be required to float between both clinics (Springdale and Fayetteville). This position will require rotation through the night clinic.
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.