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LPN - Full Time - Orthopaedics

Sheffield, OH

Responsible for assisting physicians with patient care which will include checking schedules and organizing patient flow; accompanying patients to exam/procedure room/assisting patients as needed, collecting patient histories, performing screenings per guidelines, assisting physicians/nurses with various procedures; charting, relaying instructions to patients/families; answering calls and providing pertinent information. This position will be cross trained to work front and back office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complies with all HIPAA and OSHA regulations and policies.
  • 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.
  • Maintains examination rooms including cleaning exam/procedure rooms between patient visits. Stocks necessary supplies (medical and radiologic) as required.

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.

Education and Work Experience:

  • High school graduation or GED
  • Graduate of a two-year accredited nursing program.

Certifications and Licenses Required:

  • Current State of Ohio Nursing License.
  • Maintains CPR certification

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, eye washing equipment, blood pressure cuff.

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