Under the direction of the Physician and Practice Manager, the Licensed Practical Nurse is the first point of care in the Physician office. This position assists the physician with patient procedures and may perform routine laboratory tests. This individual works hand- in- hand with the Physician to achieve quality outcomes for the patient.
Prepares exam rooms for patient use. Prepares procedure trays as necessary.
Triages patient phone calls.
Provides patient education appropriate to patient diagnosis and quality standards.
Escorts patients to exam rooms and check vital signs as needed. Interviews patients to assess needs.
Completes routine forms as appropriate (school physical, immunization records, etc.). Ensures chart documentation is completed in a timely manner and in accordance with practice policy and procedure.
Assists Physician with patient procedures.
Performs lab tests in accordance with needs of patient and as directed by the Physician/Practice Manager.
Schedules offsite diagnostic tests. Records procedures ordered and tracks results.
Facilitates referrals to other physicians. Records and tracks all referrals.
Contacts Hospital and outside sources regarding lab results, x-ray results and ER reports.
Phones pharmacies to authorize prescriptions.
Contacts nursing homes regarding patient orders.
Pre-certifies hospital admissions and referrals. Records pre-certification number in chart. Records and tracks all referrals.
Orders supplies for back office as needed.
Performs front office duties and other duties as required.
Performs all duties respectful of confidentiality and safety of all patients, employees and Physicians.
May perform Medicare Annual Wellness Assessments as necessary
Experience Preferred:Previous experience in medical office or health care setting preferred.
Licensure: Licensure in the State of Indiana as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Certifications: Must maintain competence in BLS after initial training.
Day shift. 40 hours weekly. 8:00a-5:00p.
Reid Hospital & Health Care Services