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Licenced Practial Nurse

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Licenced Practial Nurse
Job Category Medical
Posting Number 20172619
Position Status Active-Full-Time
Positions Supervised
Customer Service Statement

CUSTOMER SERVICE: Demonstrate adherence to the Group’s Customer Service Standards designed to support the mission of USF Health: enhancing life by improving health through research, education and healthcare. Our commitment is to improve the full spectrum of health, from the environment, to the community, to the individual. Together, through talent and innovation, USF Health is developing real-world solutions to reach our shared value – making life better.

Position Summary

This LPN will be responsible to the Clinic Supervisor. Assist Faculty, Residents, Medical Students and the senior nursing staff within the scope of this position and under the direction of the Clinic Supervisor. Perform/assist with all functions/tasks necessary to allow for a smooth patient encounter in the Ear, Nose, and Throat Center located at the USF Health, North/South Tampa Campus. Adhere to all policies and procedures of both the USFPG and the Department of Otolaryngology. Must be professional at all times and use good judgment in performing all duties as described.
Note: Must successfully demonstrate competencies within job position.

Position Requirements

High School diploma or equivalent required. Licensed as a Practical Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464 – maintain an active Florida license. BLS/ AED certification is required and must be maintained; demonstrated competency within 90 days required.

Three (3) year experience in similar out-patient facility

Business Skills:
Must have working knowledge of medical office procedures and simple patient care tests and treatments. Must have ability to use good judgment and initiative. Ability to administer medication injections as ordered, within scope of your practice. Must be efficient, organized, and professional and be able to function is a very fast paced environment. Must be able to stay focused on the task at hand and filter distractions. Phlebotomy skills preferred, demonstrated competency required within 90 days. Aseptic technique preferred, demonstrated competency required within 90 days. Adept at electronic medical record and proficient in computer skills, including Windows and MS Office.
Level 1 Background check will be completed.

Customer Service Performance

CUSTOMER SERVICE PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: Courteous and helpful behavior towards patients, physicians, coworkers and external customers; professional and efficient verbal and written communications; accomplishing tasks through teamwork and initiative; and ensuring a timely and thorough response to complaints and/or critiques, and anticipating the needs of all you come in contact with.

Physical Demands

Ability to lift twenty (20) pounds. Moving, lifting or transferring of patients may involve lifting of up to fifty (50) pounds, as well as assist with weights of more than one-hundred (100) pounds. Ability to stand for extended periods. Fine motor skills. Visual acuity. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stoop, stand and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach forward with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to, kneel, or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift or move 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Work Schedule Summary

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Percentage 60%

Patient Care Management
• Perform general nursing duties in accordance with established standards and practices of the Florida Nurse Practice Act.
• Provide patient care support for any/all department faculty, residents, and other providers as required.
• Nursing duties may include but are not limited to assisting with the patient exam/treatments, preparation of the patient exam room, work up all patients, obtaining patient vitals, obtain patient medical history, and conduct basic lab procedures
• Assist with minor surgical and/or diagnostic procedures, etc.
• Maintain professional nursing license and CPR certification.

Percentage 10%

Organizational Tasks
• Help coordinate all diagnostic testing and labs to include but not limited to x-rays, external audiology, bone scans, MRI’s, CT’s, speech evaluations, sleep studies, ultrasounds, etc.
• Act as liaison between the department and external test centers such as SmithKline, HLMCC, UDI, Lab Corp., Corning, etc.
• Ensure copies of orders are entered into the electronic record to authorize testing/given to Financial Specialist to authorize testing.
• Follow up on receipt of labs and diagnostic test results and enter into electronic record if not received electronically.

Percentage 10%

Return patient phone calls as necessary.
• Call in prescription refills as necessary.
• Relay messages/instructions to/from patients/faculty/professional staff/residents, etc. and as necessary and utilizing “task” as available.
• Act as a liaison between the patient and physician.

Percentage 5%

Copy and provide applicable portions of medical records to residents for scheduled surgeries.

Percentage 5%

Obtain slides, films for review as requested by the faculty.

Percentage 5%

Notify Financial Specialist with a telephone call/message of each procedure being performed prior to but no later than at the time it is being performed – IF AND ONLY IF THERE IS NO AUTHORIZATION FOR A PROCEDURE AT THE TIME OF SERVICE.

Percentage 2%

Clean and restock rooms daily.
• Clean instruments and put instruments away daily.
• Maintain office/clinical supplies list and notify Clinic Supervisor when to order supplies.
• Assist Clinic Supervisor with annual inventory of instruments.

Percentage 2%

Cover for Clinic Supervisor and other nursing staff as necessary.
• Schedule patient appointments and coordinate emergency visits or add-ons.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you BLS/AED certified?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a High School Diploma or Equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Have you worked with an electronic health record before?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a current FL Nursing license?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. License and Certification
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3