Licensed Practical Nurse

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Altoona, PA
Job Description

Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse

Job ID: 691788

Status: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Hours:

Shift: Day Job

Facility: UPMC Altoona Reg Health Srvcs

Department: BMA Internal Medicine

Location: 1414 9th Ave, Altoona PA 16602

Description

UPMC Altoona Regional health Services - Licensed Practical Nurse - Internal Medicine - Station Medical Center - 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday-Friday

Purpose:

Provide professional nursing care to office patients under supervision of patient care providers

Responsibilities:

* Administer medications including oral, SQ, IM and IV drip.

* Answering calls and providing pertinent information including patient education as directed.

* Assess patient's general condition and take vital signs and weight.

* Assist physicians with examinations, diagnostic procedures and treatments.

* Check schedules and organizing patient flow. Accompany patients to exam/procedure room. Assist patients as needed with walking, transfers, dressing, collecting specimens, preparing for exam, etc. Collect patient information/history; taking vitals, performing screenings per provider guidelines. Relay instructions to patients/families.

* Comply with all policies and procedures.

* Comply with requirements of appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. OSHA, CLIA, PA Department of Health). Maintain strict confidentiality related to medical records and other data.

* Document all activities/interventions, patient/family responses, medication dispensed/prescribed, etc., in the medical record.

* Draw blood.

* Obtain lab/x-ray reports, hospital notes, referral information, etc. Complete forms/requisitions as needed. Schedule appointments. Verify insurance coverage and patient demographics. Prepare and managing charts to ensure information completed and filed appropriately. Other front office responsibilities, as required.

* Perform IV therapy under direction of Registered Nurse.

* Prepare patient rooms, set up instruments and equipment according to department protocol. Clean exam/procedure rooms, instruments and equipment between patient visits to maintain infection control. Clean according to scheduled maintenance program and keeping appropriate records. Manage inventory of supplies; restocking exam/procedure rooms.

* Promote wellness by providing patient education materials, communicating physician advice/instructions.

Qualifications

* Graduate of an approved LPN school of nursing.

* One year clinical experience preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

* Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation OR Basic Life Support OR Advanced Cardiac Life Support within 30 days of hire

* CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

* Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal

* Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal

* Act 73 FBI Clearance

* Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

* Licensed Practical Nurse

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities Salary Range: $14.65 to $21.34

Union Position: No

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