Licensed Practical Nurse (Various Clinics) **Actively Interviewing**
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) works under the supervision of the Medical Director, Providers, and Clinic manager, including, but not limited to the guidelines outlined by the Board of Nursing of Tennessee and outlined below. The LPN will provide daily clinical support to the providers and patients. This position also provides front office support in performing all aspects of patient encounter scheduling appointments, registering new patients, and insurance verification.
• Assist provider with medical procedures, patient triage and setup of exam room and equipment
• Promptly and courteously rooms patient for examination, obtains patient’s vital signs, chief complaint and brief history and documents accurately in medical record.
• Disinfects patient rooms after each patient and sterilizes equipment and instruments according to office schedule, procedures and/or manufacturer’s recommendations. Maintains quantity and quality control checks to assure X-ray unit meets standards required by laws, rules, and departmental policies.
• Maintains a clean and orderly patient environment (removing soiled linen, disposing of waste, etc.) according to universal precautions and OSHA standards. Cleans, maintains, and makes minor adjustments to radiographic equipment.
• Reviews written and verbal instructions with patient and family members, provides educational materials and obtains procedure/surgical consent forms with patient and family members.
• Maintains sufficient quantity of pharmaceutical, examination room and treatment room supplies at all times; prepares inventory to determine items to be replenished.
• Answers patient inquires and takes message for follow up.
• Contacts patient and pharmacy for prescription authorizations promptly as directed by provider.
• Conducts patient callbacks as directed by physician, accurately documenting patient’s comments and/or progress completely in patient’s medical record.
• Documents all patient interventions and responses thoroughly in patient’s medical record; communicates results and orders to patients as directed by the Provider.
• Maintains patient files, records and other information, tracks laboratory and diagnostic tests results.
• Makes patient care referrals to Meharry and outside specialists according to the Meharry Medical Group policies, procedures and responsibilities.
• Schedules tests, surgeries and obtains proper authorization and precertification.
• Maintain patient files and the Vaccines for Children (VFC) quality controls as directed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
• Administers injections and medications as ordered by the Provider.
• Assists Providers in minor surgeries and physicals. Draws blood for lab testing, performs lab procedures and prepares laboratory specimens for pick-up, complete with adequate patient information.
• Perform front office and other clerical duties including appointment scheduling, verifying insurance and direct patient flow.
• Setup and operate radiographic equipment used in the medical diagnosis and/or treatment of patients. Prepares exam and treatment rooms with necessary instruments.
• Performs medical procedures or assists with procedures to include but not limited to, splints, dressings; hearing and visual testing, respiratory therapy and EKG.
• Positions and restrains patients; and takes X-rays of patient’s chest, limbs and other parts of the body as requested by physicians.
• Performs related work as assigned
• Demonstrates general understanding and knowledge of front/back office standards, procedures, medical terminology and medical office practices.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks, independently, under pressure.
• Knowledge of medical practice and care to assist in giving patient care.
• Educated in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation, safety, radiation protection and basic patient care.
• Knowledge of examination, diagnostic and treatment room procedures.
• Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.
• Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe working environment.
• Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public.
• Ability to maintain quality control standards.
• Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
• Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.
• Ability to operate computer keyboard, terminal and printer, general office equipment, special medical and telephone equipment.
• Graduation from an accredited school of practical nursing. State license to practice practical nursing. Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification required
For Further Information or Questions regarding this role, you may contact Meharry's Talent Acquisition Specialist below.
Jouvie Henderson (she, her, hers)