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LVN Clinic II PROMPTU at Christus Health

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: San Antonio, Texas

Job Description:
Under supervision, the incumbent of this position provides professional nursing care to clinic patients. Works collaboratively with the providers within the team setting to facilitate quality care for the patient.

* Performs general nursing care to patients. Administers treatments in accordance with nursing standards.

* Assists with the preparation of equipment and aids provider during treatment, examination, and testing of patients.

* Observes, records, and reports patients' condition and reaction to drugs or treatments to providers.

* Oversees appointment bookings and ensures preferences are given to patients in emergency situations. Maintains timely flow of patients.

* Greets patients and obtains well-documented history and vitals. Prepares patients for physical exam. Instructs patients in collection of samples and tests.

* May perform the following tasks in accordance with established procedures and as prescribed by applicable licensure/certification:

Obtain/record vital signs; perform initial assessment on patient; coordinate patient transfer to hospital and/or discharge; give telephone orders; accept telephone test results; perform telephone triage; call in provider approved prescription refills; specimen collection including stool and urine midstream; catheterize patient; indwelling catheter urine collection; obtain throat culture; pregnancy testing; administer urine dip; obtain wound culture; perform snellen vision screening; eye injury management; administer optic/otic meds; assist with lumbar punctures; sputum collection; occult blood testing; assist with vaginal exam; teach crutch/cane walking; teach use of walker; apply Velcro splint; assist with plaster splint; apply moist heat and/or cold packs; administer enema; remove fecal impaction; administer oxygen; teach respiratory hygiene; administer chest physiotherapy; perform oral suction and/or infant suction bulb; wound care; apply sterile dressing; assist with circumcision; perform umbilical care; apply colloidal dressing; open sterile tray; apply topical medications; administer rectal and/or vaginal medications; give oral medications; and, give sublingual medications to adults and/or pediatric patients.

* May perform the following tasks only if appropriate training has been obtained:

Blood collection by lancet; pulse oximetry; incentive Spirometry; suture and/or staple removal; ear irrigation; administer breathing treatment; give allergy/insulin/immunization medications to adult and/or pediatric patients; give intramuscular and/or subcutaneous injections to adult and/or pediatric patients; give injections Z track to adult patients.

* May perform the following tasks after providing verification of completion of special training:

Blood collection venipuncture; audiometry exam; titmus vision screening; EKG; administer electrical stimulation; assist/process biopsies; draw blood from portocath; assist endoscopy, start saline lock or IV fluids and monitor IV fluids.

* May administer IV push medications and/or add medications to IV only after completion of special training and only under direct supervision of licensed practitioner.

* May make arrangements for patient testing and admissions.

* May be required to have a working knowledge of ICD9, CPT and HCPCS coding and managed care.

* Responds to incoming telephone calls and (per provider instructions) calls in refills and prescriptions to pharmacy.

* Per provider and/or established protocol, instructs patients and/or family with regard to medication and treatment and documents the same.

* Formulates and updates patient care plans. Orders, prepares, and inspects patient charts. Posts tests and examination results. Reviews patient's tests and examination results with provider; documents instructions and notifies patient.

* Maintains patient files, records and other information in a professional manner following policies and procedures regarding documentation.

* Ensures preparation of exam rooms including re-stocking of treatment areas.

* Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.

* Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional licensure and affiliations.

* Follows the CHRISTUS Physician Group guidelines related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), designed to prevent or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI).

* Maintains strict confidentiality.

* Uses oral and written communication skills to effectively convey ideas in a clear, positive manner that is consistent with the CHRISTUS Mission.

* Maintains established CHRISTUS Physician Group policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control.

* Implements job responsibilities in a manner that is consistent with the CHRISTUS Mission and Code of Ethics and supportive of CHRISTUS Physician Group's cultural diversity objectives.

* Supports and adheres to CPG Service Guarantee.

* Performs other related work as required.

* Graduate from an accredited school of practical nursing or vocational nursing.
* Previous medical office experience preferred.
* Valid state license to practice nursing. Current CPR certification.

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