Licensed Practical Nurse

Parma, OH

Responsible for providing professional nursing care to clinic patients under supervision of physicians and Office Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complies with all HIPAA and OSHA regulations and policies.
  • Assesses patient's general condition and takes vital signs and weight.
  • Assists physicians with examinations, diagnostic procedures and treatments.
  • Provides basic patient care as ordered.
  • Documents all activities/interventions, patient/family responses, medication dispensed/prescribed, etc., in the medical record.
  • Promotes wellness by providing patient education materials, communicating physician advice/instructions.
  • Adheres to infection control/safety guidelines, and confidentiality policies.
  • Sets up instruments/equipment according to department procedures; cleans instruments and equipment between patient visits; maintains equipment according to scheduled maintenance program and keeps appropriate records. Reports equipment malfunctions to supervisor.
  • Maintains examination rooms including cleaning exam/procedure rooms between patient visits. Stocks necessary supplies (medical and radiologic) as required.

Additional Responsibilities for LPN’s in offices with Radiologic Procedures:

  • Prepare patients for radiologic procedures. Takes x-rays following established procedures for patient care and safety.
  • Uses a variety of radiation protection and shielding materials.
  • Logs radiologic procedures completed. Processes related paperwork using computer equipment as directed.
  • Develops and processes radiologic film. Delivers, picks up and returns film.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of basic nursing principles and protocols.
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures related to infection control, environmental safety and patient confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of medical chart reporting/records.
  • Skill in appropriate assessment and assistance techniques.
  • Skill in appropriate use of universal precautions, safe workplace and confidentiality methods.
  • Skill in health information management by appropriately charting patient data.
  • Skill in identifying equipment problems and correcting or notifying supervisor.
  • Ability to work effectively as team members with physicians and other staff.
  • Ability to appropriately interact with patients, families, staff and others.
  • Ability to flexibly respond to changing demands.
  • Ability to apply written instructions and standardized work practices.
  • Ability to communicate clearly.

Additional Knowledge and Skills for LPN’s in offices with Radiologic Procedures:

  • Knowledge of x-ray procedures and protocols.
  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology necessary to perform x-ray testing including body mechanics and patient movement.
  • Knowledge of radiology equipment including safety hazards common to radiology.
  • Skill in positioning patients properly.

Education and Work Experience:

  • High school graduation or GED
  • Graduate of a two-year accredited nursing school.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a medical office.

Environmental/Working Conditions:

  • Combination of office and exam offices. Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations. Hepatitis B vaccination and TB test required.

Physical/Mental Demands:

  • Varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, reaching. Occasional stress from workload. Must be able to use a variety of office equipment including phone, writing instruments, PC, fax and medical equipment including stethoscope, Xray machine, eye washing equipment, blood pressure cuff.

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