LPN/CMA On Call Job
HealthPartners - Brooklyn Center, MN

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LPN/CMA On Call

Job ID: : 25549
Department: : BC Primary Care
City: : Brooklyn Center, MN
Location: : HP - Brooklyn Center Medical Clinic
Position Type: : On Call
Anticipated Work Schedule: : This is an on call position. Days and hours will vary, Monday through Friday, 8:00am- 5:30pm.
Hrs/Pay Period: : 0

Job Description: :
The culture at HealthPartners is one of ownership, pride, service, and most importantly, partnership. That spirit of partnership among employees, and with patients and the community is just one of the many reasons we were recently named one of the nation’s “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare magazine. Join us for a career that offers respect, support and encouragement. You’ll stay for the power of partnership.

Our continued growth has created an opportunity for an on call LPN/CMA in our Brooklyn Center Clinic. Service excellence is to be centered on patient care and patient relationships and is the responsibility of all employees. Teamwork is the norm and all employees will be held accountable to work as effective team members. This position effectively provides a quality level of service to both internal and external customers. This position carries out nursing tasks and medical orders as delegated by physicians and registered nurses to support patient care.

HOURS:
This is an on call position. Days and hours may vary, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:30pm.

LOCATIONS:
HealthPartners Brooklyn Center Clinic

QUALIFICATIONS:
REQUIRED:
Required Qualifications for LPN
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Current LPN licensure in Minnesota
  • Current CPR certification required within 6 months of hire and maintain
  • One-year full-time employment as a LPN preferred
  • Demonstration of written and oral communication skills required
Required Qualifications for CMA
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Current Medical Assistant Certification or Registration (graduates of a formal training Medical Assistant program are required to meet criteria for certification or registration and to pass the first scheduled certification or registration exam following hire)
  • Current CPR certification within 6 months of hire
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, including appropriate use of English grammar and spelling
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time. Must possess speech, hearing and sight skills to perform the functions of the position. Manual dexterity required. Must be able to speak, read and write English proficiently. Proficiency in other languages may be required. Some positions may have lifting requirements.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:
This LPN/CMA will be rooming patients in the Primary Care Department at the Brooklyn Center Clinic.

LPN

Nursing Process:
Definition: a licensed practical nurse uses the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) under the supervision of an RN or physician in order to provide continuing healthcare to individuals, families and the community.

1. Identify common and recurring nursing needs of the patient.
2. Recognize the need for and perform routine office procedures and testing in the ambulatory care setting.
3. Assist patients to achieve basic health care goals.
4. Identify patient education needs, provide instruction and refer appropriately.
5. Document observations, actions and patient outcomes.

Performance is up to standard when:
1. Nursing Care:
 Provide safe, accurate and clinically competent direct care to patients and families.
 Recognize patient’s abnormalities or urgent problems and seek appropriate assistance.
 Obtain health history information. Obtain accurate vital signs, recognize and report variances.
 Implement established Group Health Policies and Procedures.

2. Patient Instruction:
 Teach techniques or provide information according to established program.

3. Documentation:
 Accurately and appropriately document procedures and treatment in each patient’s record.

4. Information Processing:
 Appropriately communicate information to other members of the health care team. Provide the patient and family with current and accurate information regarding the procedure and care.
 Perform telephone screening under direction of RN or MD.

Technical and Ethical Competency:
Definition: This includes knowledge, self-direction, accountability and ability to function within Group Health policies, philosophies and procedures.

Performance is up to standard when:
1. Patient Advocacy:
 Assure patients’ rights to privacy, safety and confidentiality.

2. Continuing Education:
 Maintain current practice by obtaining continuing education in relevant practice areas.
 Maintain CPR certification.

3. Utilization of Resources:
 Use time and materials efficiently

4. Goal Determination/Achievement:
 Participate in goal setting and attainment for self, care unit and/or department.

Leadership:
Definition: Leadership is a process through which an LPN affects the action of others through conduct and practice.

Performance is up to standard when:
1. Role Modeling:
 Serve as a catalyst in improving standards of LPN practice.
 Serve as a role model for technical conduct and practice.
 Provide support to professional and technical staff.
 Demonstrate a commitment to the mission, goals and values of Group Health, Inc.

2. Decision-Making/Problem-Solving:
 Solve problems appropriately seeking assistance from members of the healthcare team.

3. Communication Skills:
 Effect positive response from patients and other members of the healthcare team through interpersonal skills.

Organizational Behaviors:
Definition: Organizational behavior is the building and maintaining of solid interdependent relationships within the care unit and throughout Group Health, Inc.

Performance is up to standard when:
1. Participation:
 Show interest in and keeps informed of department and organizational changes within the GHI system.
 Provide honest and constructive input during policy formation. Accept and support final decision.

2. Teamwork:
 Identify and work to resolve problems with other departments and individuals in a constructive manner.
 Focus on solving the problem -- not blaming.
 Effectively share job knowledge with new employees.
 Place team goals above own interests.
 Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

CMA
1. Perform functions that support / provide patient care.

A. Patients are roomed according to rooming and/or ICSI guidelines.

B. Vital signs and other pertinent physical measurements are obtained and recorded accurately.

C. Medication and clinical procedures are administered (according to authorized policy and demonstrating proficiency) and documented according to GHI policy.

D. Charts are reviewed for the presence of pertinent information relevant to today’s encounter.

E. Needed and requested health educational materials are provided to the patient and documented.

F. Patients and their records are handled in a private and confidential manner per GHI policies.

G. Seek medical and/or nursing assistance when encountering an acutely ill patient or a patient with a changing condition.

H. Exam rooms and treatment rooms are prepared for examination of the patient and set up for procedures.
1) Patient is prepared for medical interventions.
2) The exam/procedure room is prepared and the provider is assisted as needed.

I. Charts are prepared and station records maintained.
1) MSRs are checked for completion and routed appropriately.
2) Lab, x-ray and miscellaneous forms are prepared when requested.
3) Drug refills are processed according to clinic protocols.
4) Station logs, (i.e., pap, pathology, etc.) are monitored as assigned.

J. Telephone and verbal messages are received and relayed.
1) Messages and test results are accurately received and relayed to the appropriate person/location in a manner consistent with clinic practices and/or standards.
2) Reception desk is informed of providers schedule status.
3) Patient correspondence performed when requested.
4) Patients are assisted in completing forms when appropriate.

2. Cleaning & sterilizing procedures support infection control and OSHA standards.

A. Instrument and equipment are prepared and sterilized according to procedure.

B. Complete scheduled cleaning requirements for the designated work areas. Document completion of work to comply with infection control and OSHA standards.

C. Implement other infection control procedures as needed.

D. Adhere to protective clothing requirements.

3. Clinic supplies are adequately stocked and well organized.

A. Ensure that department inventory requests are processed and delivered in a timely manner.

B. Responsible for supply requisitions according to clinic procedures.

C. When receiving supplies, equipment and other authorized deliveries, check merchandise against packing slip and report all damages and discrepancies.

D. Prepare returns for shipment with all appropriate documentation.

E. All designated areas are stocked adequately. Expiration dates are routinely checked. Outdated supplies are removed and/or replaced.

4. All equipment is properly maintained and adequate records are kept.

A. An inventory of instruments and equipment is kept current.

B. Instruments and equipment are calibrated as needed and maintained in proper working order. All maintenance is documented.

5. Maintain current or compliant status as determined by the appropriate accrediting body.

HealthPartners is nationally acclaimed for providing outstanding patient care and we offer an excellent salary and benefits package. HealthPartners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To see a complete job description and/or to apply for this position, please visit www.healthpartners.jobs, click on job opportunities and search for Job ID #25549.

Health is what we do. Partnership is how we do it.

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