Pulse MD Urgent Care Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Poughkeespise, New York
Pulse-MD Urgent Care is a LPN for a part time position that can cover our Wappingers Falls and Poughkeepsie location for COVID-19 swabbing. Must be flexible with schedule and have experience swabbing for COVID-19. Pay will be $35 per hour.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The LPN aids providers (MDs, NPs, PAs, and DOs) by performing basic clinical, administrative and housekeeping duties. He or she will interact directly with patients while taking and recording vital signs, preparing patients for exams and procedures, drawing blood, administering medications and performing simple wound care. The LPN will collect, prepare and run simple laboratory tests and report the results to the provider. This person will be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the examination rooms and monitoring/documenting supply levels (letting the manager know).
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE LPN INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:
-Taking and recording a patient’s vitals including height and weight, blood pressure, pulse rate, respiratory rate, temperature, and oxygen saturation.
--Performing urine dipstick/urinalysis with culture, rapid pregnancy tests, rapid strep/throat culture, rapid flu, pertussis swabs, rapid mono, blood glucose, wound culture, completing a nurse note fully with complete documentation, inputting CPT codes properly, performing DOT/Non-DOT drug screens (urine and breath after proper training and certification) as well as DOT and NON-DOT physicals which include Audiogram, Spirometry, Performing EKG’s, Conducting visual acuity testing. You will be performing Ear irrigations, Eye irrigations, assisting in vaginal/rectal exams and I&D’s. Administering medications under the direct order of a Provider. As well as assisting in an emergency situation.
-Performing phlebotomy and following the proper procedure to send out to correct lab.
-Performing follow up phone calls to patients (callbacks 5 days later) under the direction of the medical provider.
Resulting negative testing only to patients.
-Cleaning the exam rooms between patients, stocking each room and lab during down time, completing daily tasks.
-Being a supportive team player for all urgent care center co-workers.
-Reacting calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
-Demonstrating a willingness to adjust responsibilities and patient load to accommodate a fast-paced work environment.
-Working under supervision of Provider.
-Executing all orders from Provider within scope.
-Assisting the front desk staff by answering telephones, greeting patients, and updating medical records.
-Maintaining excellent customer service.
PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY STANDARDS
- Adhere to professional expectations as outlined in the employee handbook.
-Demonstrate flexibility in relation to work schedule.
-Participate in department and company-sponsored meetings and events.
-An average of two 8 hour shifts per week for part-time obligation .
-Both part time and full time will be expected to work some weekends and holidays.
Please speak with HR/Scheduler to discuss in further detail.
Flexibility with schedule and locations.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
-Minimum high school degree or equivalent.
-Certificate of completion of an approved LPN program.
-Up to date with Infection Control
-Current CPR and First Aid Certifications.
-Previous urgent care work experience is highly desirable.
-Phlebotomy and EKG experience is highly desirable.
-Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
-Ability to apply written instructions and standardized work practices.
-Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, patients, and families.
-Willingness to take responsibility for actions; act positively upon feedback from others.
-Able to withstand physical & mental demands: standing, walking, stooping, bending. Requires ability to move equipment and transfer patients. Occasional stress in working with tense patients.
-Basic computer knowledge.
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