Licensed Practical Nurse LPN Or Medical Assistant - Ahci Surgical Oncology Specialty Clinic

Allina Health Systems Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 3 days ago

Date Posted:

September 27, 2022

Department:

31005600 AHCI Cancer Center Minneapolis

Shift:

Day (United States of America)

Shift Length:

Hours Per Week:

40

Union Contract:

SEIU-1-Abbott Northwestern LPN

Weekend Rotation:

None

Job Summary:

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Clinic provides support to providers in the delivery of timely, quality patient health care services in a clinic environment. The clinical service functions include initial data collection, assisting providers with rooming, check in and scheduling of appointments. The LPN also assists patients with prescription management, patient registration, answering patient concerns and maintaining outpatient medical records. May work in a team supporting multiple providers.

Individuals in this role will work in an outpatient clinic setting.

Key Position Details:

  • This position, LPN or Medical Assistant will be responsible for clinic duties in the Allina Health Cancer Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital
  • Surgical Oncology Clinic. Will support a multidisciplinary team including MDs, APPs, RNs, Dietician, Genetic Counselors, et al. This position provides coverage in the surgical oncology clinic, and also cross coverage over medical oncology and the breast center.
  • AHCI VPCC offers its employees an exciting, fast-paced, and challenging work environment. We are currently looking for an individual with passion for patient care and someone that can commit to personal accountability and integrity. An ideal candidate will also have excellent oral and written communication skills, proficient computer skills and an ability to collaborate and work in a team based environment.

  • Responsibilities:

  • Documents nursing intake and telephone encounters in the patient's electronic medical record (Epic). Communicates all pertinent information and any interventions to the RN, physician/provider.

  • Previsit planning including chart prep, chart review, scanning documents, requesting medical records/slides/CDs, pre-visit calls to patients, etc

  • Rooms patients; completes intake and data collection such as vitals, updating EMR (medications, allergies, history etc); Room turnover

  • Assures facility and supply charges are accurate and complete.

  • Reinforces patient education to patient/family.

  • Demonstrates awareness of community resources available to patients and assists with referrals if necessary.

  • Manages patient medication refill requests from the pharmacy.

  • Manages inbasket medical messaging in Epic.

  • Participates in professional development activities and maintain professional affiliations

  • Maintains patient confidentiality.

  • Assists providers with setting up equipment and supplies for procedures

  • Maintains inventory needs of medical supplies for the department.

  • Completes QC checks on equipment such as crash cart, emergency eye wash stations, glucometer, etc

  • Assists with completion of FMLA/Disability paperwork

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Qualifications:

  • Graduate from an accredited program for practical nursing education or medical assistant program

  • At least two years LPN/Medical Assistant experience in an outpatient surgical clinic (preferred) or other specialty clinic; or acute care hospital preferred.

  • Experience in an ambulatory/outpatient oncology environment is strongly preferred.

  • LPN state license and current registration with the State Board of Nursing in Minnesota

  • OR may consider current Medical Assistant Certification.
  • Current CPR certification required.

  • Must maintain continuing education requirements.

  • ADDITIONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Flexibility

  • Ability to work independently but also have a strong, positive approach to teamwork.

  • Strong Problem Solving Abilities

  • Ability to Multi-task

  • Detail-Oriented

  • Self-Motivated

  • Organized

  • POSITION:

  • SEIU Union position

  • Full Time 1.0 FTE (up to 80 hours per pay period)

  • Day Shift - hours vary between 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • No Weekends or holidays

Job Description:

Principle Responsibilities

  • Provides patient care support and assist providers as instructed by the physician, provider or RN.

  • Administers therapies including medications, calling in provider authorized prescriptions, scheduling follow up visits (and prior authorization) or other support unique to a specialty provider.

  • Provides patient care pre/post encounter or procedure, preventative or other health information per provider or RN.

  • Collaborates with Provider and team on improving and managing quality goals.

  • May start, monitor and discontinue IVs (dependent on site needs and training).

  • Rooms patients, manages patient flow and obtains adequate patient medical information/data.

  • Performs rooming and accurately measures patients' vital signs and other measurement/indicators as necessary and records in medical record.

  • Coordinates communication of medical information and confirms information with patient when necessary and document per practice.

  • Assists patients, as necessary, to prepare for physician exam, including providing psycho-emotional support.

  • Assists in the collection, labeling and processing specimens timely/accurately.

  • Transfers and assists with patient positioning when necessary. Assists physician with procedures including preparation of medication as required/needed.

  • Organizes patient flow so physician can move efficiently from one room to the next.

  • Provides outbound calls to patients to follow up as directed which may include notifying patients of test results.

  • Accurately and completely charts information in the patient medical record.

  • May checkout and schedule follow up visits with provider or appropriate staff before patient leaves.

  • Receive or initiate patient phone calls.

  • Answers phones cordially and professionally in a timely manner.

  • May confirm or reiterate patient symptom using patient's own words.

  • Arrange for appropriate appointment or forward to RN or provider for review/recommendation.

  • Documents all encounters and patient interactions accurately and completely in the electronic medical record.

  • Retrieves voicemail messages and returns patient call with provider recommendation.

  • Processes physician orders.

  • Performs any clinical functions within scope of license as ordered by physician.

  • Responds promptly to patient needs and requests.

  • Reviews patient charts before the visit to ensure that test results, therapy reports etc. are available.

  • Provides appropriate instructions to patient as directed by physician.

  • Cleans, prepares, organizes and re-stocks exam rooms.

  • Cleans and ensures the proper maintenance occurs for all exam rooms and sterilize instruments as trained.

  • Ensures that required teaching supplies are restocked and readily available.

  • Stocks and supplies exam rooms according to standards and patient needs.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Associate's or Vocational degree from a Board of Nursing approved LPN program required

  • Two years clinic LPN experience preferred and

  • Licensed Practical Nurse MN BON or Licensed Practical Nurse Wisconsin, if working in Wisconsin or interacting with Wisconsin patients by phone

  • BLS Tier 1 - Basic Life Support

  • Allina Health required Allina Health, American Heart Association or American Red Cross within 30 Days

Physical Demands

Light Work:

Lifting weight Up to 20 lbs. occasionally, Up to 10 lbs. frequently


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