LPN-Physicians Clinic - 60310
United Hospital Center
 Bridgeport, WV

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JOB TITLE LPN CODE: 60310DEPARTMENT: PHYSICIAN CLINICSREPORTS TO: MANAGERFLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPTPOSITION DESCRIPTIONPOSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for direct and indirect total nursing care to patients of this practice, participates in family/patient education, coordinates surgical scheduling for physicians, scheduling of diagnostic procedures ordered by physicians, assists when necessary with office based procedures and other specialty specific duties. Expected to assist other UHC owned practices in like or similar functions on an as needed basis, usually due to illness, vacation, and similar circumstances.es under supervision and direction of physician(s). A professional appearance is required. The associate will work with the patients, physician, and staff to create the best atmosphere possible for the patient. The LPN is required to assist the physician with procedures, obtain medical history, reconcile medications, and record other information as required by the clinic. This position also may require the LPN to act as a scribe to the physician, so typing and medical terminology is a must, as well as ability to spell correctly. Multi-tasking is required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:1. Graduate of a school of practical nursing.2. Unencumbered nursing license in West Virginia.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:EXPERIENCE:1. Two (2) years documented and recent experience in a physician office practice setting.2. Scribing experience.CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.1. Conducts appropriate and applicable interviewing technique to obtain medical information and document same in the medical record. Assists provider with direct patient care. Promotes wellness by providing verbal instructions and written educational materials for preventative care or disease management. Communicates appropriately to physician, staff, patients, and othersObtains patient medical history and medication reconciliationCurrent medical conditionVital signs including height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, oxygen level and temperatureComplete other medical input as required.2. Schedules visits and determines acuity of patient by using office protocol or direct consultation with the physician; will be required to use computer systems.3. Accurately documents assessments, interventions, medications, test results, and or family member comments or concerns.4. As the scribe, Accurately and thoroughly documents medical visits and procedures as they are performed by the physician and in the presence of the physician. Must be able to document what the physician communicates including but not limited to the following:Patient medical history and physician exam, Procedures and treatments performed by the healthcare professionalsPatient education and explanations of risks and benefitsPhysician-dictated diagnosesPrescriptions and instructions for the patient and or family members for self-care and follow-up5. Maintains communication skills and the ability to coordinate and cooperate with members of the healthcare team. Must be able to maintain focus during scribing sessions to assure all medical information is documented accurately and completely.6. As scribe, Does not act independently, but only within the boundaries of the requirements for scribing when acting as a scribe.9. For scribes that also have other functions within the office, such as LPN, RN, or medical assistant, always login according to that role when functioning as a scribe9. At the conclusion of the scribing session, always documents the following information:Scribing documentation that states that they are scribing and the physician name they are scribing forSigns off electronically that shows name, date time and title as scribe. 10. Cleaning exam/procedure rooms, instruments and equipment between patient visits to maintain infection control.11. Properly reports to the manager any deficiencies or problems in any and all areas.12. Inspects working environment daily for compliance with company policies and procedures. Ensures compliance with governmental regulations and standards.13. Accepts additional assignments and duties as deemed appropriate by the practice manager and for which proper training has been provided.14. Completes all Audits required appropriately and completely, reporting any deviations or inefficiencies15. Works with the physician and other personnel to maintain good and efficient work flows within the office16. Facilitates and triage patient care telephone calls to determine appropriate follow-up and assists the patient in a courteous and timely manner. Relays critical information to the physician quickly.17. Scan outside medical records, reconcile labs and diagnostic test results, hospital or other consultation reports into the EMR18. Demonstrates ability to promptly and professionally answer incoming telephone calls, assist the caller, take written messages, create in-basket messages, or directly route the caller to the appropriate person in a professional and kind manner19. Performs and documents findings of all quality checks to include refrigerator temp, crash cart, Steris diagnostic, and eyewash.20. Schedule testing procedures at UHC for patients (i.e., x-rays, ultrasounds, mammograms); for diagnostic procedures and/or surgical procedures.21. Completes all other responsibilities as assigned by management.22. Associate required to cross-train in all areas of the clinic and train in all UHC Specialty ClinicsPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.1. Frequent walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and feeling are necessary body movements utilized in performing nursing duties throughout the work shift.2. Must be able to read and write legibly in English.3. Visual acuity must be within normal range.4. Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.5. Must be able to communicate effectively.6. Must have manual dexterity to operate keyboards, fax machines, telephones, copiers and other business equipment.7. Must have a strong stomach to handle various odors and sites dealing with wounds and various procedures performed in the office.WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.1. Ability to perform concentrated and complex mental activity with frequent involvement in complex and highly technical situations.2. Ability to maintain focus when working with the physician.3. Exposure to body fluids, human tissues, contagious diseases, sharps.4. Exposure to cleaning agents and disinfectants.6. Exposure to toxic gas, fumes, and odors.7. Exposure to high stress and constant interruptions.8. Multi-tasking abilities essential with good sound decision capabilities.9. Must be capable of working within a confined office space under fluorescent lighting.10. Must have ability to maintain concentration in and around noise from office machinery such as copiers, printers, scanners, credit card readers and telephones.11. Exposure to electrical current.SKILLS AND ABILITIES:1. Ability to work successfully under highly stressful conditions, and must be capable of adapting to varying workloads and work assignments on a constant basis.2. Ability to make sound, independent judgments based on scientific principles, and also be able to collaborate with other multi-disciplinary team members in an appropriate fashion.3. Ability to comprehend and perform oral and written instructions and procedures.4. Must have effective reading and comprehension skills.5. Must have strong communication skills, written and verbal.6. Must be excellent at transcribing medical information including the strong ability to spell accurately and correctly. Must have good medical terminology skills.7. Must be skilled with computer systems used by both physician offices and hospitals to capture data accurately and consistently.8. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and be able to compensate for staffing needs as appropriate including ability to be flexible because it is expected that the associate will work in other UHC owned/0perated clinics when staffing necessitates.9. Scribes appropriate documentation into permanent office record consistent with policies and procedure for physician findings.10. Ability to function as a team member in respect to organization, communication, and task prioritization.11. Excellent verbal, written communication skills and excellent public relations ability.12. Typing skills/keyboarding required/ strong ability to listen and absorb what the physician is saying and ascertain the physician needs13. Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology required by testing or completion of formal course work.14. Demonstrated familiarity with physician office computer systems such as EPIC or similar system, including use of electronic scheduling modules/Electronic Medical Records is required: testing of skills required as part of the interview process.15. Must be a team player, work well with the public, and be able to multi-task in a busy atmosphere.16. Knowledge, by experience, testing, or academic course work completion of CPT, ICD-10, HCPCs, code systems sufficient to assure ability to pre-certify/preauthorize surgical procedures with payers and hospital. The ability to abstract office medical record information in order to maintain proficiency in such activity.