Assist clinical staff during sessions as needed; provides follow-up correspondence to patients for appointments; provides risks reduction education to patients.
LPN Essential Functions:
Prepares patients for examinations and treatment by taking patient histories, vital signs, and risk factors – documents in the electronic medical record.
Administers immunizations and other injections, as well as oral medications as ordered.
Maintains proper documentation of pertinent nursing activities and client interactions.
Assists with scheduling of tests and treatments.
Assists in phoning in patient prescriptions and refills per physician direction and documents accordingly in patient chart.
Informs patients of test results along with follow up instructions per physician/physician assistant’s direction.
Assists in facilitating discharge of patients on clinic days through proper education and clarification of medication dose schedule.
Prepares for clinic days by printing labs, confirming appointments by phone.
Documents clinic no show in patient’s electronic medical record. Assist in calling patients to reschedule missed appointments. Contacts medical providers with urgent medical problems and acts as clinical liaison for clients and providers.
Assists in maintaining logs. Assists in insuring that medication is stored properly and secured, assists in checking medications for expiration dates.
Participates in continuing education as it relates to HIV and nursing practices.
Maintains strict confidentiality according to HIPPA standards.
Attends required meetings and participates in committees as required.
Establishes and maintains effective, professional working relationships with patients and their representatives, managers, staff, physicians, other hospital departments, outside agencies and public.
Qualifications and Skill required for the job:
Must be a Certified Licensed Practical Nurse or Medical Assistant in the State of Illinois
Previous ambulatory experience required
Must be able to give IM and SC injections
Must be culturally sensitive to demonstrate respect for HIV positive persons and sensitivity to people with diverse lifestyle.
Experience working with clients with multiple needs (e.g. issues of substance abuse, mental health, homelessness) and previous work in HIV a plus.
Must be able to work well in a team and under stressful situations.
Must have a basic knowledge of Windows, MS office, PC’s
Must possess good communication skills (verbal and written)
Must adhere to all program and Provident Hospital policies and procedures
Must be able to stand and sit for prolonged periods of time. Must be able to lift 20 lb. boxes occasionally, frequent walking, occasional bending
Must possess a valid driver’s license, current insurance and reliable vehicle.
Adheres to all applicable State, local, and Federal laws.
Ability to work independently and in a team environment; takes initiative, is slef-starter
Must participate in continuing education in HIV in order to remain current.
Other reasonable duties as assigned.
Additional Salary Information: part-time position. 20 hours a week