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Practical Nurse (LPN) Employee Health

Company: Advocate Aurora Health
Location: Oshkosh
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Job Description:

How You'll Make a Difference:

Assists with the provision of patient centered care in an outpatient clinic. Performs various clinical support tasks under clinical supervision within the organization's established scope of practice guidelines to ensure efficient patient flow. Exhibits competency and is proficient in advanced skills as outlined in the MA Scope of Practice.

Performs all the functions of a Medical Assistant I such as preparing and rooming the patient, performing laboratory procedures, assisting the physician/advance practice provider (APP) with procedures and surgeries, and administering routine medications, under physician/APP orders.

Trained and competent as a preceptor for annual competency, new caregiver orientation, or MA students.

Provides general patient instructions on the performance of routine tasks or skills. Follows through with necessary procedure or test requests, pre-approved care algorithms, new appointment times and referrals to other facilities or services. Refers questions to registered nurses and physicians/providers per scope of practice guidelines and relays information back to patient as directed.

Communicates with physicians and other members of the health care team to ensure smooth clinic flow and makes adjustments as necessary. Effectively communicates accurate and timely information with the patient.

Performs basic and advanced clinical support tasks or skills based on the specialty and appropriate advanced skills and competencies such as but not limited to removal of sutures and staples, straight catheterization, audiograms, laboratory procedures (throat/nose culture, drug screen), phlebotomy - butterfly, venous heel stick, EKG, spirometry, holter monitor application, etc., under clinical supervision.

Identifies, designs, and assists in implementing process changes to improve the department, quality and safety of the patient experience.

Serves as a resource person, role model and source of expertise for other caregivers regarding complex issues. Participates in development and implementation of training programs/materials.

What it Will Take:

Licenses & Certifications

LPN: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license issued by the state in which the team member practices, and

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required.

MA: Medical Assistant (CMA) certification issued by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), or

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification issued by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), or

Medical Assistant (RMA) certification issued by the American Medical Technologists (AMT), or

Medical Assistant (NCMA) certification issued by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), and

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required.

Degrees

LPN: Advanced training beyond High School that includes the completion of an accredited or approved program in Practical Nursing.

MA: Completion of an accredited or approved program in Medical Assistant

Required Functional Experience

Typically requires 2 years of experience in a clinical practice setting as a Medical Assistant or LPN.

*Previous Occupational Medicine experience is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Proficient computer skills including keyboarding, navigation within a windows operating system, use of electronic mail and electronic medical records systems. Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills. Ability to develop rapport and maintain positive relationships with a variety of patients, family, staff and physicians. Good organization, prioritization and problem solving skills. Ability to multi-task with frequent interruptions.

Scheduled Hours:

Full Time (40 hours per week)

Monday- Friday first shift hours

*Rare occasional/seasonal weekend hours

Department:

Employee Health

Location Address:

Primary location will be Grafton

Travel will be required to other locations at least once per week (including Sheboygan, Oshkosh/Fond Du Lac and surrounding clinics)

At Aurora Health Care:

We pride ourselves on taking care of our people. And not just our patients-we mean you, too. We help each other live well. When you work at Aurora, you get the chance to work with a dedicated team that's as passionate about the work as you are. Here, you'll find limitless opportunities for ongoing learning, career advancement, competitive compensation and a stable work environment. But more than that, you have the opportunity to change lives-including your own.

Diversity and inclusion matters at Aurora. We celebrate our differences and nurture an environment where everyone feels included. We know that when we reflect the communities we serve, when we embrace differences and bring our whole selves to work every day, we are working as one to build a healthier tomorrow for everyone. Aurora supports a safe, healthy and drug-free work environment through criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing. We maintain a smoke-free environment at all our locations. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Advocate Aurora Health, Oshkosh , Practical Nurse (LPN) Employee Health, Healthcare , Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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