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What Is an Administrative LPN and How to Become One

What Is the Job of an Administrative LPN?

As an administrative LPN, you work under the supervision of a senior nurse and ensure efficient operations by handling tasks such as staffing, scheduling, answering phones, and providing information to patients and other staff members. You send patient tests to the lab, prepare new patient charts, and create summaries for physicians. Additionally, your duties and responsibilities include receiving medical records from patients and insurance carriers, maintaining compliance with HIPAA regulations, and following up to schedule appointments and coordinate next steps in patient care and treatment plans. In many roles, you also assist with billing, provide forms patients must complete, obtain signatures, and take care of administrative tasks like scanning and printing documents.

How to Get a Job as an Administrative LPN

Getting a job as an administrative LPN requires you have some formal qualifications and education, typically an associate or bachelor’s degree from an accredited nursing program and licensure after successful completion of the NCLEX exam. Previous experience in customer service or a front-office role is an asset, and you need excellent computer, clerical, and typing skills. In this job, you must be able to work as an effective member of a team and follow through on detailed tasks. Many employers prefer candidates who have knowledge of electronic health record systems like Excellian or Epic as well as basic business applications like Microsoft Word and Excel.