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Medical Office Licensed Practical Nurse

Company: Nuvance Health
Location: Newtown
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

EXTERNALS - $1,000 SIGN-ON BONUS

Welcome to Western Connecticut Health Network, a comprehensive group of Hospitals, Medical Practices and Home Care designed to know our patients well. WCHN is comprised of Danbury, New Milford, and Norwalk Hospital as well as Western Connecticut Home Care, and Western Connecticut Medical Group. We are united by our mission to improve the health and well-being of those who live in the communities we proudly call home. We believe our dedicated and talented employees are the cornerstone of providing the best in patient care, and we are seeking qualified and compassionate individuals to enhance the delivery of care to the communities we serve.

Required: CT LPN Licensed.

Summary:

To assist the physician or physician assistant in providing primary medical care to the patients of the Office Practice.

Responsibilities:

  1. Prepares materials, supplies, equipment and the patient to assist the physician or the physician assistant with the patient's medical exam.

  2. Obtains the patients history and basic medical data such as vital signs temperature, height & weight, vision & chief complaint.

  3. Provides direct patient care, such as ear irrigation, vaccinations and medications, wound care & suture removal.

  4. Collects, prepares and analyzes patient specimens as directed by the physician or physician assistant.

  5. Instructs the patient and family on how to perform physician recommended preventive care, take prescribed medication, prepare for tests, monitor treatment progress & note symptom changes.

  6. Contacts the patient by telephone to provide requested follow-up, advise them of test results or relay a physician's instructions.

  7. Performs organizational responsibilities to achieve the Practices' and WCMG missions through a process of total quality improvement.

  8. Completes all meaningful use requirements.

  9. Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position.

  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Other information:

Required: Licensed Practical Nurse. Basic medical knowledge and terminology. Computer skills/data entry. Skilled in obtaining accurate patient vitals. BLS certification. Vaccine administration and medication preparation.

Minimum Experience: one year

Desired: Proficiency in multiple languages. Phlebotomy. EKG. Successful completion of medical scribing within probationary period.

Location: Newtown-170 Mt. Pleasant Rd

Org Unit: 551

Department: DB PC Newtown

Work Type: Full-Time

Standard Hours: 40.00

FTE: 1.000000

Work Schedule: Day/Eve 8

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

Credentials:

Essential:

  • Basic Life Support
  • CT Licensed Practical Nurse

Education:

Essential:

  • HS Graduate or Equivalent

Working conditions:

Essential:

  • Some manual skills / motor coord & finger dexterity
  • Little or no potential for occupational risk
  • Medium to Heavy effort. May extert up to 35 lbs. force

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Qualified Applicants are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other classification protected under applicable Federal, State or Local law.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

Keywords: Nuvance Health, New England , Medical Office Licensed Practical Nurse, Other , Newtown, Northeast

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