Ithaca, NY 14850
Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse
Pulmonology background perfered but not required
Purpose: The Licensed Practical Nurse supports the physicians and/or mid-level providers in the practice with clinical activities and direct patient care. The clinical assistant may also assist in appointment scheduling and other related activities for optimal patient service.
Essential Job Functions: (Under the direction of the physician or nurse manager, RN)
Perform clinical duties in accordance with the scope of practice per LPN license and in accordance with NYS laws and regulations.
Carry out all assigned clinical procedures for the comfort and well-being of patients, per practice protocol.
Take and record patient s vital signs.
Prepare exam rooms and sterilize equipment and supplies per protocols.
Assist physicians/providers with procedures, patient care and/or scheduling, per office protocol
Provide call management for physicians/providers with regard to clinical questions, prescription refills, test results and other patient calls per practice protocols.
Prepare patient s record for visit, as directed by physician/provider.
Participates in scheduled team meetings to discuss /clarify roles, responsibility, processes, and patient issues
Participates in quality improvement activities and committees, as requested.
Knowledge, skills and requirements
Graduation from an accredited LPN program
Current NYS licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Demonstrated clinical competency
Knowledge of medical terminology
Knowledge of diseases and treatment
Ability to apply aseptic tech and sterilization
Knowledge of the practice management system, EMR and scheduling protocols
Basic keyboard skill
Excellent written and verbal communication skills