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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

This is a Contract position in Pine Bluff, AR posted March 28, 2021.

****This position is located in Pine Bluff****

 

This position works under supervision to assist the Resident Physician with patient care and procedures.  The LPN II will prepare patients for clinic visits and work with Resident Physician in clinic to maintain a timely flow of patients.  The LPN II primary responsibility is to assist patients to rooms, triage of patients, gather medical and health history, chief complaints, and enter all information in the EMR related to the visit. Assist physician with test and procedures, administer medications and vaccines, disseminates educational materials, assesses incoming patients, cleans and stocks exam rooms and supply room area, keeps medical supply inventory, and provides direct patient care under supervision of physician.  LPN II will also work with Care Managers to best serve the needs of the patients. 

 

This position must be able to perform all duties of the Licensed Practical Nurse II and perform other duties to support the patient care activities as needed.     

 

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.  

 

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
  • 11 paid Holidays in addition to Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Salary offered commensurate with experience.

This is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible position responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

90% – Clinical

  • Obtains the patient’s height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, temperature, respirations and chief complaint and records the data in the EMR.
  • Assist Resident Physician with patient assessment, testing and special procedures.
  • Coordinates ancillary services, referrals, hospitalizations, and services with other agencies.
  • Assesses Arkansas Department of Health Immunization site every visit to assess patient possible need for immunizations. Nurses will also provide education for all vaccinations based on patient and/or parent need. Nurse will also document all vaccinations administration in the EMR and forward them to the designee to be entered into the state registry.
  • Disseminates educational materials and renders training to patients related to disease status or prevention.
  • Provides supportive testing related to patient visits as ordered by the Provider or per standing orders or protocol. (Spirometry, Audiometry, EKG, Vision test, Retinal Exam, Pulse Oximetry, blood glucose check, fluoride treatments, updrafts, ear irrigation, dressing changes, lab and X- ray).
  • Collects laboratory specimens as ordered by physician.
  • Assists patients to laboratory and radiology for diagnostic testing.
  • Sets up equipment for testing or treatment that is to be performed by the Provider.
  • Assist physicians with procedures, i.e. pelvic exams and minor surgical procedures including but not limited to removal of ingrown toenails, removal of skin lesions and closure of minor lacerations.
  • Schedule follow up appointments as ordered by the Provider or per standing orders
  • Schedule referral appointments as ordered by the Provider
  • Enter orders for labs, referrals, and testing as ordered by the Provider
  • Triage of urgent matters that occur in the clinical area.

 5%

  • Cleans stocks and prepares exam rooms.

 5% – Other duties

  • Other duties as assigned or deemed necessary.

 Other duties as assigned.

Graduate of an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse program.

Associates Degree in Nursing

 

Minimum of 2 years work experience in a clinical environment with direct patient care  

 

Current Arkansas Licensed Practical Nurse license

 

Current CPR certification

 

Good communication skills (written and oral), excellent customer service skills, problem-solving skills, leadership and collaborative skills, strong patient advocacy and patient education skills.  Intermediate computer skills, professional and courteous telephone etiquette, general knowledge of office machines including printers, fax machines, and scanners. Knowledge in basic medical terminology required. 

 

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background [and registry (if applicable)] check [and drug screen (if safety sensitive position)].  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 

 

UAMS is an  and  of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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