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Southern Ohio Medical Center Medical Office Licensed Practical Nurse in Portsmouth, Ohio

  • GENERAL SUMMARY

  • Works under the supervision of the Office Manager, Service Line Manager, Office Supervisor, and/or Family Health Center Manager. The Medical Office LPN's primary job function is to provide assistance to the provider with patient exams and/or procedures. Collects vitals, chief complaints, pain assessment, and documents past medical history. Phones and/or e-prescribes prescriptions to pharmacies, make referrals, operates medical equipment, and performs patient education. Performs other duties as assigned.

  • QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education:

  • High School Diploma or successful completion of an equivalent High School Exam Required

  • Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing required

  • Licensure:

  • LPN, as appropriate to state, required

  • BLS required within 90 days of hire

  • Experience:

  • One to three months experience preferred

  • Interpersonal Skills:

  • Ability to develop positive interactions with patient, patients' families, coworkers, and providers in order to effectively care for the patients.

  • Essential Technical/Motor Skills:

  • Copying, calibrating equipment, speaking clearly, answering telephones, fine dexterity, precise manipulations, keyboarding, handling and gripping.

  • Essential Physical Requirements:

  • Carrying/lifting/transferring (Occasionally lifts in excess of 100 pounds and frequently carries 50 pounds when lifting and transporting patients), pushing/pulling, communicating, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, holding, ambulating, walking, and restraining.

  • Essential Mental Requirements:

  • Calculating, interpreting numbers, analyzing, assessing, evaluating, explaining, teaching, attention to detail, memory, and reasoning.

  • Essential Sensory Requirements:

  • Seeing, hearing, feeling, and verbalizing.

  • Exposure to Hazards:

  • Fumes/odors, potentially dangerous equipment, toxic materials, body fluids/blood/tissue, and exposure to or use of sharps.

  • Other:

  • N/A

  • JOB SPECIFIC DUTIES AND PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

  • The following is a summary of the major job duties of this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  • Assists the provider with patient examinations, procedures, venipuncture, and other diagnostic testing.

  • Collect and documents patient vitals, chief complaints, pain assessment, and past medical history.

  • Performs and maintains other LPN duties as related to physician office operations.

  • Organizes drug closet and updates drug sample log.

  • Ensures that clinical supplies are properly stocked.

  • Reviews charts for next day's appointments.

  • Logs and updates medication lists for patients.

  • Assists with answering phones, scheduling appointments and scanning.

  • May be asked to provide coverage in other areas of the Foundation offices.

  • Manages the care of the patient in collaboration with other members of the health care team in order to meet the health care needs of the patient.

  • Pre-cleans, decontaminates and transports contaminated instruments according to policy.

  • Cross train to perform Medical Office Assistant duties.

  • Follows vaccine and medication management policy.

  • Performs document import daily.

  • Reviews and handles ERX requests with providers direction. Handles failed and error electronic prescriptions.

  • Contacts insurance companies to obtain necessary authorizations/pre-certs.

  • Performs intermediate-level disinfection and/or high level disinfection per the instructions for use (IFU) by the manufacturer. This includes ensuring the scopes or probes used within the department are cleaned, disinfected, maintained, and stored per the IFU's.

  • Follows medical record documentation procedure as detailed in the MCF Documentation Assistant policy.

  • Assists the provider in navigating the medical record.

  • Present during the provider’s performance of a clinical service and documents (on behalf of the provider) everything said during the course of the service.

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