CHC LPN

Riverside Medical Center Kankakee, IL
OverviewThe LPN serves as the clinical support to physician and advance practice providers in the outpatient medical practice setting. Skill set utilizes nursing process and practice based on established standards of nursing. Delivers a positive patient experience through the efficient medical data gathering, supports medical staff in accurate medical record documentation and efficient follow through of care plan education and delegated clinical tasks.

ResponsibilitiesPART III: POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS)Accurately dispenses and charts medications ordered by physicians and nurse practitioners.Accurately performs a variety of testing, including audiometry, vision testing, EKGs, and spirometer.Administers medications orally or by intramuscular or intradermal injections to patients through the life span.Assists physicians, nurse practitioners or physician assistance with specialized procedures (i.e., Norplant and IUD insertion or removal, biopsies).Correctly assesses patient's vital signs, anthropometric measurements, and charts them accurately.Maintains confidentiality of all patient information.Monitors medical supplies and stock medications, and stock treatment rooms.Performs certain laboratory tests including urinalysis dipstick, urine pregnancy tests, and hematocrits and others as defined by clinic.Reviews laboratory results and refers all abnormal results to the correct provider.Triages patient phone calls for minor health problems and refers complicated illness to registered nurse, nurse practitioners, and physicians.QualificationsExperience/Education Requirements:Graduate of an approved school of Licensed Practical Nursing required2 years LPN physician office experience preferredAbility to work in an automated environment required. Good oral and written communication skills. Ability to keep accurate records.Thorough knowledge of practical nursing theory.Knowledge of standard practices, rules, and regulations related to licensed practical nursing.Knowledge of anatomy and physiology, aseptic technique.Ability to deal with a variety of patients, staff, health care providers, and community representatives.

License or Certification Requirements:

Current license to practice as a licensed practical nurse in the State of Illinois