UnityPoint Health Clinical Nurse LPN Float in Des Moines, Iowa

UnityPoint Clinics

Clinical Nurse LPN-Float

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Referral Center Des Moines

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Assist provider and other clinical staff with obtaining basic vital information, preparing patient for examination, treatment and minor surgical procedures, commensurate with training and education.

  • Demonstrate competence in the skills necessary to carry out assigned duties.

  • Responsible for tracking system for follow-up appointments related to office visits, laboratory tests and procedures to regularly follow patients monitoring disease status.

  • Document accurate information reading health concern and/or condition from patient or family member.

  • Telephone data collection.

  • Conduct follow up phone calls regarding patient’s health and progress as necessary.

  • Administer medications by oral, IM, SQ or ID routes under the order of a provider or RN.

  • Schedule referrals for patients with specialist or outpatient as requested by the provider. Complete appropriate forms or requisitions needed for referrals or lab testing, including appropriate CPT/ICD-9 coding.

  • Provide education to patients and families using the Teach-back method per protocols and guidelines.

  • Place urinary catheters per protocol.

  • Provide appropriate and timely documentation in the patient’s electronic health record using standardized workflows and processes.

  • Provide information to appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. health department).

  • Demonstrate the knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.

  • Understand inpatient and outpatient specialty procedures. Responsible for compliance with precertification requirements

  • Thoroughly understand anatomical impact (phases/stages, thresholds) for clinic specialty services including co-morbidities and influences impacting patient care and treatment.

  • Thoroughly understand testing (lab and procedures) values and relationship to patient status with accountability to take next steps, as appropriate to scope and licensure.

  • Be aware of what is happening in the clinic/department and the organization by attending clinic/department meetings, reading emails and regularly checking information on the organization’s intranet site.

  • Meet the department work schedule.

  • Maintain compliance with CLIA, OSHA, Safety and Risk Management guidelines.

  • Maintain compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.

  • Monitor environmental conditions in order to secure protected health information.

  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.

  • Behave in a manner consistent with all Compliance and HIPAA policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrate initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations.

  • Balance team and individual responsibilities; be open and objective to other’s views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to positive team goals; and put the success of the team above own interests.

  • Perform other duties as requested by Clinic Administrator to facilitate the smooth and effective operations of the office.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited program for Licensed Practical Nurses.

  • High school diploma required if work is performed in a complex CLIA lab.

  • Current license to practice nursing in the State of Iowa/Illinois for Licensed Practical Nurse.

  • Meets educational/competency requirements per policy.

  • Previous clinical experience in a medical office preferred.

  • Computer data entry experience.

  • Mandatory Reporter certification.

  • CPR certification.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Strong computer skills.

  • Ability to work as a team member.

  • Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures

  • Able to write, read, comprehend and speak fluent English.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Requisition ID: 2018-48887

Street: 4821 SW 9th St

Name: 9200 UnityPoint Clinic Affiliate

Name: Float - Des Moines

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

External Company Name: UnityPoint Health

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org