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Licensed Practical Nurse

Tucson, AZ | Full Time
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Job Description

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) serves as part of the team providing quality healthcare to El Rio patients.  In this role, the LPN provides direct patient care, both clinical and non-clinical within the scope of practice for an LPN under the Arizona State Board of Nursing and policies and procedures set by El Rio Health.  An employee in this position routinely works with general supervision and review, and any work problems involving departures from scope of practice, standard policies, interpretations, or procedures are reviewed with the supervisor for resolution or direction   The primary goal of the El Rio Health LPN is to support El Rio’s Mission of providing comprehensive, quality health care that is affordable and accessible to all who may have healthcare needs, by successfully performing the primary essential functions. Essential Job Functions: Ability to perform and/or complete all clinical and non-clinical assigned duties, tasks, responsibilities, and assignments for a Licensed Practical Nurse  within reasonable time frames while meeting established rates of performance for the position; ensuring the highest standards of excellence and the lowest of error rates in your work performance. Maintains proficient skill levels that meet defined performance expectations for a Licensed Practical Nurse, as evidenced by successful completion of competency skills evaluations for this position on an annual basis. Maintains patient confidentiality by controlling the environment and information being disclosed to authorized individuals ensuring HIPAA and corporate compliance requirements at all times. Understands and complies with all organizational Code of Conduct standards, Policies and Procedures, Standing Orders, and Service Excellence requirements at all times with all patients, visitors, and employees. Ensures a work environment safe and free from hazards; immediately address or inform management of safety issues or hazards; adhere to Health and Safety Policies and Procedures; participate in all safety programs, which may include assignment to an emergency response team. Prior to the patient seeing a provider, the Licensed Practical Nurse will complete all of the steps and actions that are defined in the Patient Intake Process; this will include accurately documenting all of the information, patient responses to inquiries, and your actions into the patient’s Electronic Health Record (EHR). Assists, performs, or completes procedures, and/or activities, within the scope of practice appropriate for a Licensed Practical Nurse position while complying with all Nursing Policies and Procedures. Ability to anticipate, identify, and respond to the needs of the patient based upon the patient’s reason for the visit, including the coordination and availability of all outside medical records, as well as laboratory and radiology results. Completes all administrative and non-clerical activities which are received through NextGen and/or the Patient Portal in support of clinical operations, completing all required documentation on these activities. Demonstrates at all times a professional attitude and acceptable job performance for all clinical and non-clinical duties, tasks, responsibilities, and assignments for this position at any location or assignment that supports the operational needs of El Rio Community Health Center and as assigned by organizational leadership. Evaluates problems, situations, or issues presented to the employee (whether in a clinical or non-clinical environment) for priority needs, resolving the problem effectively and in a timely manner using critical-thinking and problem-solving skills appropriate to the position and authority for a Licensed Practical Nurse. Accurately, and in a timely manner, complete all Provider Orders ensuring that the patient understands, and verbalizes their understanding of the discharge instructions.  Documentation of completed orders and actions taken by the Licensed Practical Nurse shall be entered into the patient’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) and submitted for processing within the defined time period. Ensures that all communication with a patient is completed in a proactive, positive, and effective manner that promotes the patient’s compliance with scheduled appointments and/or treatments.  These communication efforts with the patient must be documented in an accurate and timely manner in the patient’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) in accordance with the Nursing Policies and Procedures. Demonstrates an understanding of and proficiency with the application of all compliance and reporting requirements respective to Joint Commission Accreditation standards for a Licensed Practical Nurse. Identifies and reports any safety hazard, or potential hazard, by directly notifying supervisory staff immediately and ensuring that El Rio facilities provide a safe and secure environment for all patients, visitors, and employees; adhere to Health and Safety Policies and Procedures; participate in all safety programs, which may include assignment to an emergency response team. Properly performs the labeling, rotating, and stocking of all medications, medical supplies, and equipment in compliance with the Nursing Policies and Procedures, maintaining proper and appropriate inventories for operational use. Communicates effectively through written, verbal, and interpersonal skills as applied when interacting with patients or visitors, employees, and internal/external clients or representatives, successfully conveying and exchanging information in a positive manner. As a team player demonstrate self-initiative by being aware of your work environment so that you can act to assist co-workers and others while maintaining and enhancing a respectful and positive attitude in the work environment. Serves at all times as a positive and effective role model to patients, co-workers, employees, and students. Participates in a learning environment by being willing to train and learn from other employees, gaining new skills and knowledge to enhance and improve the quality of service provided to employees, as well as all internal/external clients or representatives. Ensures the proper and accurate documentation and submission of coding relating to all point of care testing and nursing visits, including medications administered, teaching and counseling with patients, supplies used, and any other interventions provided to maximize the capture of revenue. Ensures and support the cost-effective use of materials, supplies, and equipment by limiting waste of all organizational supplies and resources. In accordance with policies and procedures ensure that documentation of hours worked is completed accurately, as well as signed-off/approved in a timely manner. Through structured learning, peer mentoring and ongoing training opportunities employees must be able to demonstrate an understanding, knowledge and computer mastery of all El Rio systems and programs. Employees must maintain their skill proficiency with El Rio operating systems and programs by adapting to changing requirements and successfully learning and demonstrating new skills in response to system and program improvements or upgrades. Employees are encouraged to participate in continuing education and organizational sponsored events and committees, understanding that these activities contribute to employee growth and to the improvement of operations within El Rio.  Employees participating in these activities must conform and meet the operational needs of El Rio as determined by management.    Other Duties and Responsibilities: In support of the Mission and Vision of El Rio Health, will at all times represent themselves as a professional role model of El Rio Health serving as a positive informational source for members of the community. Supports El Rio by participating in community events which promote good health, and which contribute to a broader awareness and understanding of El Rio Health and the many services provided to the community. Participates in all appropriate health care activities related to El Rio Health on a local, state, and national level to maintain and enhance El Rio’s image with health agencies, professional associations, and the general public. Ensures and supports the cost-effective use of materials, supplies, and equipment by limiting waste of all organizational supplies and resources. Employees must maintain their skills proficiency with El Rio operating systems and/or software programs by adapting to changing requirements and successfully learning and demonstrating new skills in response to software, system, and program improvements or upgrades. Performs other duties as assigned.    This job description has been reviewed to ensure that the minimum essential functions and basic duties have been included to successfully perform the duties, tasks, assignments, and responsibilities of this position. Additional functions, duties, tasks, or requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate to meet organizational operations. The essential job functions and responsibilities align with El Rio Health’s Cultural Beliefs:   Minimum Education and Experience: High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D).   If applicable, equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered, and must be directly related to the functions and responsibilities of the job. Required Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations: Current Licensed Practical Nurse license in good standing from Arizona State Board of Nursing Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification from an approved and accredited program. Employees in this position are required to have reliable transportation that can meet any operational reassignments of the organization during the workday.  If an employee is driving during work hours, the employee is required to possess a valid driver’s license and must comply with Arizona vehicle insurance requirements.   Preferred Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities: Bilingual (English/Spanish) with the ability to speak, read and write in both languages.   Core Competencies: Technical Capability Thoroughness Patient-Centered Customer Service Time Management Problem Solving Collaborative   Supervisory Duties: None   Language Skills: Effective customer-facing and presentation skills. Interact diplomatically with the public in a continuous public contact setting. Ability to respond effectively in writing and verbally to internal and external customers. Write grammatically correct routing business correspondence such as brief transmittal memoranda.   Computer/Mathematical Skills: Proficient with MS Office, including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and the internet. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions. Percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.   Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to multi-task and maintain a professional composure in stressful situations. Excellent organizational and time-management skills. Ability to interact with persons of various social, cultural, and economic and educational backgrounds for the purpose of providing exceptional guidance and customer service.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   El Rio Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age 40 and over, disability, genetic information, military status, ancestry, marital status, familial status, or any other status protected by law or regulation.   It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors.   All employees are required to undergo drug testing prior to employment and, will be subject to post-accident, reasonable suspicion, return to duty and follow up drug and alcohol testing in compliance with Federal and State regulations for alcohol and controlled substance testing. Employees in positions holding responsibility for the safety and welfare of others will also be classified as safety sensitive.    El Rio Health is a Non-profit 501 (c3) Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and abides by all applicable federal Drug-Free Workplace standards.

Company Overview

  • Website elrio.org
  • Headquarters TUCSON, AZ
  • Size 500 - 1,000
  • Founded 1970
  • Type
  • CEO KATHY BYRNE
  • Revenue $50M - $200M
  • Industry Healthcare
  • About el rio community health center

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