Clinic LPN Neurology
Company: CHI Franciscan Medical Group
Location: FEDERAL WAY
Posted on: June 5, 2021
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*** $3,000 SIGN-ON BONUS for fulltime Clinic Licensed
Practical Nurse positions *** (sign on bonus applies to external
hires only and must meet company guidelines for bonus
Franciscan Medical Group is currently seeking a full-time
Clinic LPN for the busy Franciscan Neurology Clinic in Federal Way.
This is an opportunity to become a key member of a growing
Neurology practice. Team-based scheduling and no weekends or
organizationally recognized holidays required.
This job is responsible, under the direction of a Registered
Nurse or other Healthcare Provider, for providing quality practical
nursing care to clinic patients consistent with the scope of LPN
licensure and Franciscan Medical Group (FMG) Scope of Practice
Policy. An incumbent assists providers with patient clinic visits,
carrying out routine aspects of designated nursing protocols and
provides clinical support and related assistance to professional
medical staff. Work also includes participating in patient care
planning, assisting with and/or performing therapeutic/diagnostic
procedures/tests, reporting nursing observations/assessments and
updating information in the patient's electronic medical record. An
employee uses initiative in carrying out recurring tasks
independently within scope of practice and established standards of
care. An RN or Provider provides specific instructions for new or
more complex tasks and is consulted when unusual/unfamiliar
situations are encountered. Work involves effectively managing a
demanding workload and requires excellent customer service skills
with patients/families, multi-disciplinary team members,
practitioners and the public.
- Prepares patients for practitioner visit; rooms patients,
obtains and records vital signs and other appropriate information,
such as height, weight, drug allergies, current medications and
presenting problem; chaperones and documents the patient exam,
ensuring patient privacy and comfort.
- Collects patient information through telephone and in-person
contact; screens, communicates and responds to patient needs
- Provide patient mobility assistance, as necessary.
- Manages patient flow ensuring enough time for patient and
- Performs, or assists with, patient care, diagnostic tests and
clinical procedures to appropriate level of training/scope of
licensure and established procedures; follows triage standing
orders/protocols for routine nursing situations and refers complex,
urgent or emergent situations to an RN or provider.
- Instructs patients in the collection of samples and other
tests; ensures that patient or family understands follow-up and
- Under supervision of the practitioner, informs patients of lab
results, calls in prescriptions to pharmacies and returns
practitioners' phone messages.
- Performs a variety of patient assessment/care tests (e.g. EKG,
Spirometry, vision/hearing screening, peak flow, color blindness,
etc) in accordance with established protocols.
- Performs simple wound care and dressing changes under direct
supervision of RN or provider; removes sutures or staples after
wound assessment by RN/Provider.
- Inserts and/or removes tubes, drains, urinary catheters;
applies simple splints/braces.
- Assists RN or provider in complex nursing care situations.
- Assists with point of care testing (CLIA-Waived Tests only)/lab
tests following established protocols/instructions.
- Obtains samples for point of care tests including swabs and
urine/stool; performs venipuncture to obtain venous blood
- Performs POCT testing, following package insert instructions,
and documents results (e.g. urinalysis, flu, RSV, Homoccult, Mono,
H. Pylori, Hemoglobin, etc).
- Documents daily ambient, refrigerator/freezer temperatures and
humidity levels for medication storage; follows established
protocols if variation from standard range.
- Administers patient medications per written provider order;
tracks and logs medication usage per established policies;
inventories counts of controlled substances.
- Under supervision of practitioner or nurse supervisor,
administer approved medications (e.g. legend drugs, vaccines and
schedule III-V controlled substances) via oral, subcutaneous,
intramuscular or intradermal routes; administers IV fluids under
the supervision of RN/Provider; performs installation of fluids or
medications into bladder via catheter.
- Administers drops, topical ointments/pastes/creams and/or
- Documents procedures and interactions in patient's medical
record in accordance with established procedures; enters, pends and
signs orders as appropriate.
- Responds to patient telephone calls using approved protocols,
ensuring documentation of phone call meets standards.
- Takes verbal orders from a provider (in person or over the
phone) and ensures orders are signed off in accordance with
- Processes and documents patient prescription refills.
- Organizes exam rooms, including general cleaning, upkeep and
re-stocking of supplies; prepares, cleans and sterilize instruments
and maintains related equipment.
- Anticipates Practitioner's needs for available medications,
supplies and equipment for patient exams.
- Sets up proper equipment for specific clinic-based
- Cleans, leak tests and disinfects endoscopes and endocavity
probes according to manufacturer's directions; wraps, cleans and
- Disposes of contaminated items according to Franciscan Medical
Group Exposure Control Plan.
- Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of
communication tools/materials for/effective communication and
understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect
communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment
and services. Patient Population Served: Demonstrates knowledge and
proper skills associated with the department's defined specific
Performs related duties as required.
Education and Work Experience:
- Graduation from an accredited school of practical nursing
approved by the Washington State Board of Nursing.
- One year LPN work experience in a clinic setting OR two years
of acute care LPN work experience preferred.
- Current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the
Washington State Board of Nursing.
- Current Healthcare Provider BLS Certification.
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Keywords: CHI Franciscan Medical Group, Federal Way , Clinic LPN Neurology, Other , FEDERAL WAY, Washington
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