A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) functions as an assistant to physicians and other professionals in the provision of primary care.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Maintains confidentiality of patients and corporate information;
- Performs baseline assessment of patients;
- Prepares patients for examination and treatments;
- Assists in the collection and recording of pertinent clinical and social data for patients through interviews and physical measurements;
- Administers medications and treatment per written orders;
- Registers patients, retrieves records and triages. Ensures EMR data is complete;
- Collects specimen when necessary;
- Performs EKGs;
- Provides patient teaching and self-care instructions;
- Orders medical supplies to ensure and maintain constant patient flow;
- Processes referrals including scheduling, follow-up notification, and report retrieval;
- Assists in the primary care management of individuals and families through the maintenance of logs and tracking systems;
- Must be familiar with vaccines for children;
- Accurately documents and codes all services provided within the allotted time frame;
- Attends in-service and staff development programs.
- Graduation from an accredited program in practical nursing.
- Current registration to work as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Alabama.
- At least one year of clinical experience in a pediatric outpatient setting is preferred.
- Maintains current license on file.
- Must have basic computer skills.