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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN): Various Departments

Job ID 10547970 Date posted 01/15/2019

Essential Job functions:

  • Responsible for providing professional nursing care to the office patients in noncomplex situations under the supervision of Physician and Clinical Office Supervisor or Clinical Coordinator.
  • Delivers direct patient care within the scope of licensure and in accordance with SUMMIT policy.
  • Assumes accountability for the quality of care, which he/she has delivered including maintaining standard precautions.
  • Maintains efficient patient flow.
  • Collects lab specimens according to departmental guidelines. Accurately labels specimens.
  • Prioritizes patient care by implementing physician orders and nursing procedures. Documents appropriately in the Electronic Health Record (EHR).
  • Assures all patients are correctly identified prior to providing and/or documenting care.
  • Communicates & provides care consistent with age, cultural, spiritual and developmental needs of the patient.
  • Employs appropriate and timely use of Tasking in EHR.
  • Schedules appointments appropriately and accurately according to department guidelines.
  • Administers injections according to appropriate protocol. Documents injections accurately in HER
  • Appropriately demonstrates telephone triage protocols and document in EHR.
  • Effectively communicates problems, concerns or issues to the Office Supervisor/Manager appropriately and promptly.
  • Ensures proper preparation for patient visit. Prepares pertinent information needed for patient visit.
  • Obtains vital signs: BP, temp, pulse, height & weight accurately and completely as required. Documents appropriately in EHR.
  • Reviews and updates medication list in EHR. Demonstrates understanding of prescription control and prescription refill procedures. Accurately and completely documents known allergies in EHR.
  • Appropriately enters orders and schedules appointments in the Practice Management System (PMS) and EHR.
  • Provides referrals and/or consult orders appropriately and in a timely manner in the PMS and EHR.
  • Facilitates transition of care to UCC/Hospital.

General Job functions:

  • Appropriately adheres to universal safety precautions when administering medications and disposal of medical waste.
  • Maintains proficiency with department specific equipment troubleshoots and reports malfunctions promptly.
  • Checks and maintains logs for emergency equipment according to policy.
  • Assists in ordering and maintaining of all supplies as assigned.
  • Demonstrates flexibility with various work schedules.
  • Recognizes and performs duties which need to be performed although not directly assigned.

Environmental Risks:

  • Chemicals, Chemotherapy and Fumes
  • Loud noises
  • Vibration
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Confined spaces
  • Allergens: dust, mold and/or pollen
  • Magnetic fields
  • Radiation
  • Sharps
  • Latex

Blood-borne Pathogens:

  • Exposure to infectious hazards, blood, body fluids, non-intact skin, or tissue specimens.
  • Contact with patients or patient specimens is possible
  • Unplanned or unexpected exposure
Job Requirements
  • Education, Certification, Computer and Training Requirements:

    • Vocational / Technical School / Diploma Program required. Associates degree preferred
    • Oregon State Nursing License and BLS certification required.
    • 0 -- 1 Year experience. 2-4 year experience preferred.
    • Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing.
    • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
    • Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks in a timely manner.
    • Experience with Standard Office Equipment (Phone, Fax, Copy Machine, Scanner, Email/Voice Mail) preferred.
    • Experience with Standard Office Technology in a Window based environment preferred.
    • Experience with patient care equipment preferred.
    • Experience with EHR, Practice Management System and Departmental/Ancillary Systems preferred.


    Physical Job Requirements:

    • Pushing and pulling, taking frequency and weight into consideration.
    • Physical strength to lift heavy objects, carts, or items, taking frequency and weight into consideration.
    • Physical mobility, which includes movement from place to place on the job, taking distance and speed into account.
    • Physical agility, which includes ability to maneuver body while in place.
    • Dexterity of hands and fingers.
    • Balance is maintained during climbing, bending and/or reaching
    • Endurance (e.g. continuous typing, prolonged standing/bending, walking).


    • Ability to commute to satellite offices as needed.

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