LPN Full Time

Protouch Staffing
Published
November 17, 2020
Location
Indianapolis, IN
Category
Job Type

Description

Shift: Monday through Thursday 8:30-5:30 and Friday 8:30-3:00. No on-call hours.

Positions are salaried and the range is $37k - 40k annually.

Benefits: 4 weeks PTO, 12 paid holidays, Medical/Dental/Vision insurance options, and other benefits.

Basic Functions:

The Infectious Disease LPN or CMA is responsible for the overall tracking, management and timely care provisions for patients with HIV and high-risk HIV negative individuals. The Infectious Disease LPN or CMA will work within Damien Cares which provides HIV care with a focus on primary, transgender, and high-risk HIV negative care. The position works closely with on-site mid-level providers to ensure chronically ill patients are seen on a routine and scheduled basis dictated by their disease process.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a comprehensive log of all patients that includes appointment schedule and diagnostic testing schedule and maintain all digital client records and assist in transitioning hard copy records to digital format

  • Assess patients as directed by Physician or Nurse Practitioner

  • Prepare patients for provider visit, ensuring all required diagnostic testing is complete and results are available to provider upon visit (vitals, review medications, ensure lab results are available, review history...)

  • Provide relevant patient education during clinic visits or as otherwise ordered

  • Maintain statistical data as directed by Physician or Nurse Practitioner and develop all corresponding reports as requested

  • Provide leadership in implementation and evaluation of infectious disease guidelines, professional standards and policies that impact patient care

  • Participate in quality assurance and compliance activities

  • Record patient information such as vital signs, weight and changes in medical history prior to each appointment

  • Clean and prepare examination rooms prior to patient appointments

  • Work in the front office taking care of tasks such as answering phone calls and greeting patients as they enter the facility

  • Maintaining the medical inventory and placing orders for new materials as needed

  • Ensure clinic is open, exam rooms are stocked and ready for patients in accordance with infectious disease protocol and OSHA guidelines.

  • Ensure clinic area maintains infection control standards as designated by OSHA

  • Maintain temperature logs for fridge

  • Maintain log for emergency drug kit

  • Maintain inventory ledger of injectable medications

  • Write all lab orders

  • Room all lab patients

  • Ensure supplies are ready for providers, Ex: PrEP bags, PAP kits

  • Prepare specimens for transport to laboratory

  • Rx Refills (faxed and electronic)

  • Ensure patients are aware of their lab results.

  • STI reporting to ISDH

  • Schedule and Treat all positive STI's utilizing STD treatment guidelines provided by CDC.

  • Close clinical area at the end of the day

  • Other duties assigned by the providers

  • Obtain Rx history as necessary

  • Answer questions relating to/completing prior authorization of procedures, medications, and/or referrals.

  • Contact patients and relate any necessary adjustments to medications

  • Work with MCM/CCC to ensure patients have nutrition available

  • Ensure billing coincides with inventory control of all vaccinations and injectable medications

  • HEDIS chart audits

  • All clinical procedures/vaccine administrations/suture removal/nebulizer tx/ear irrigation/dressing changes...

  • Contact all patients that do not show up for labs or office visit including rescheduling, and notifying MCM/CCC of NCNS patients unable to contact

  • Complete any orders regarding referrals to specialist

  • Complete any incoming fax requests

  • Complete any incoming requests from patients

  • Triage patient phone calls

  • Collect all specimens (as needed venipuncture procedure)

  • Maintain patient records according to HIPPA standards.

  • Explain common medical procedures to patients including any required patient education

  • Assist in basic examinations

  • Complete billing as required for any visit relating to STI/injection/immunization

  • Filling Out Insurance Forms

  • Completing letters as necessary

  • Perform venipuncture as necessary

  • Continuity of care between departments

  • Attend all meetings as directed

  • Complete tasks as assigned by Clinic director/clinic manager

Skills and Qualifications:

  • An Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing or Certified Medical Assistant

  • Possess a minimum experience of 1 year full-time experience within the last two years as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Certified Medical Assistance.

  • Excellent assessment and communication skills

  • Ability to function in a high stress environment

  • Computer proficiency

  • Preferred experience with an EHR or EMR

Please Note the Following

  • If a candidate is offered and accepts this position, s/he will be required to agree to a background check. Employment will be contingent upon the findings.

  • If a candidate is offered and accepts this position, s/he will be required to sign confidentiality and data security agreements. All employees are required to sign agency confidentiality statements, pass HIPAA training, and agree to all policies and procedures.

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