Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)- IL- Family Medicine Practice
The LPN will help establish, maintain, and provide daily patient care and support to the Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinics - Family Medicine Clinic providers. This person will provide clinical services and general support as necessary for the Family Medicine practice located in the Midwestern University Clinics building. The LPN is cross trained in both front office and back office duties. The LPN will work as part of an interprofessional team, in a collaborative, supportive, and fun environment. The position reports to the Medical Director.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide clinical services, to include the following: take vital signs, measure height & weight, obtain history of the chief complaint, update medication list and allergies, assist with exams, glucose monitoring, visual acuity exam, urinalysis, urine pregnancy testing, rapid strep and influenza testing, phlebotomy, assist provider with COVID 19 testing, specimen handling and patient data entry.
- Perform front office services, to include the following: filing, referrals, phone triage, scheduling appointments, pre-visit planning, working overdue orders
- Perform back office services, to include the following: instrument maintenance and sterilization, EKG, spirometry, room stocking, administration of topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular, oral and/or nebulized medications, applying wound dressings
- Maintain state licensure and complete all required continuing medical education training
- Follow the Family Medicine Clinic's communication and professionalism standards and Midwestern's policies and procedures
- Other duties may be assigned
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
High School diploma and Licensure as LPN in the State of Illinois are required. Associate degree or certification is preferred. 1-2 years of experience working in a medical clinic setting is required.
Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and experience working within electronic health record systems.
Intermediate skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of patients or employees of organization.
Intermediate skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Basic skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.
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.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally life and/or move up to 25 pounds.
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. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.
High School or better.Licenses & Certifications
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)