Licensed Practical Nurse

Location
Lansing
Posted
May 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

Working in a primary care clinic with a diverse pediatric population; working collaboratively with families, physicians, professional staff, residents and students; providing direct nursing care and patient care, counseling and providing instructions to patients regarding their symptoms, diagnosis, and recovery and referring to other health care professionals as appropriate; maintaining a system for accurately recording and reporting patient care activities; working with electronic health records; triaging patient phone calls; triaging nursing desktop; providing hands on care, rooming patients, performing in-office testing, and giving immunizations.

This position is located within the Pediatrics Clinic and will be working primarily at the Westside Clinic location, but may have some hours at the Okemos and/or Dewitt Clinic locations as well.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge normally acquired from specialized training such as that acquired in one year of college, technical, vocational, or trade school in a Licensed Practical Nurse program with relevant course work in Pharmacology; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in a hospital or ambulatory care clinic; experience using electronic health records systems; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  This position requires registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Desired Qualifications

Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong organizational skills; interpersonal and telephone skills; experience working as a LPN in a primary care setting; desire to work with Pediatrics patients and their families; solid customer service skills; ability to multi-task; basic knowledge of immunizations, administration of immunizations, and MCIR.

Work Hours

NON-STANDARD (Work hours may vary within the clinic hours of operation, including some possible evenings to 8 pm and occasional Saturday mornings)

Summary of Health Risks

Duties associated with this position include: exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions; TB risk or work within three feet of patients in a health care setting; wear a respirator.