North Mississippi Primary Health Care, Inc.
Position: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
The LPN renders professional medical assistant care to patients within the clinic facility, in support of medical care as directed by the Medical Provider under the supervision of the Chief Nursing Officer pursuant to the objectives and policies of NMPHC.
Essential Job Functions:
- Performs LPN techniques for the comfort and well being of the patients.
- Assures treatment rooms are adequately prepared and supplied.
- Prepares equipment and assists physician or nurses as directed during treatment and examination of the patient.
- Observes patients’ reactions to medications and treatment as directed by the Medical Provider.
- Changes or assists the Provider in changing dressing and cleaning wounds or incisions.
- Observes, records, and reports patient’s condition and reaction to drugs, treatments and significant incidents.
- Aides in maintaining patient’s medical records by recording vitals as assigned by the Nursing Supervisor.
- Insures the completion of patient records by returning them to the front office to be filed.
- Observes the emotional stability of patients and prepares them for continuing care.
- Explains procedures and treatments ordered by the Providers as permitted by training which is documented in personnel record.
- Assists laboratory personnel as needed to perform Provider ordered lab tests as permitted by documented training.
- Coordinates various tests available to the patient which are sent to a reference laboratory.
- Responsible for insuring abnormal findings are forwarded directly to the attention of the Medical Provider.
- Assists and provides logistical support to providers.
- Performs routine maintenance such cleaning and lubricating equipment as permitted by documented training.
- Assists in the preparation of daily and monthly logs as assigned by the Nursing Supervisor and as permitted by documented training.
- Assists in the inventory of expendables and the ordering of medical supplies as assigned by the Chief Nursing Officer.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Medical Provider or Chief Nursing Officer as permitted by documented training authorized by the Chief Medical Officer.
The LPN may also be called upon to perform patient education duties as well as assist with some limited administrative tasks as assigned by the Chief Nursing Officer, or other authorized personnel.
A. Attend in-service, classes, workshops, meetings and seminars as scheduled.
B. Maintain professionalism in appearance, communications, and interactions with others.
C. Notifies supervisor/clinic in a timely manner if unable to attend work. Fill out the appropriate forms as directed for annual/sick leave time.
D. Participate in health fairs or other programs assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.
E. Other reasonable duties as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.
All NMPHC Centers as assigned by the Chief Nursing Officer and/or the Chief Executive Officer.
The LPN must be a graduate from an accredited one year practical nurse program and must be licensed by the State of Mississippi as a Licensed Practical Nurse. The LPN must keep their license current including any needed or required training. Must be capable of working in the prescribed setting and possess good interpersonal skills to function independently as needed for good patient care/service and teamwork. Must be able to demonstrate skills necessary to perform the above described job function and be approved by the Chief Medical Officer to perform necessary tasks and/or duties. The LPN must possess clerical skills necessary for documentation in the patient record. The LPN must remain CPR and First Aid certified.
Based on experience and at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer with the consent of the Board Personnel Committee
Chief Nursing Officer - Immediate
Chief Medical Officer - indirect
Non – exempt hourly employee