Licensed Practical Nurse, YMA
Reporting to the Yale Medicine Nurse Manager, LPN provides clinical support to patients, physicians and nursing staff in multiple practice sites.
1. Obtains patient histories and medical information. 2. Assists with medical and minor surgical procedures. Assesses, reports, and records vital signs and measurements. Collects specimens. 3. Observes patients for physical or emotional changes. Reports observations. 4. Prepares examining rooms. Selects, sets up and maintains medical supplies and equipment. 5. Maintains a comfortable, orderly, safe and clean environment for patients. 6. Responds to medical emergencies. Records patient information. 7. Prepares patients for continuing care after treatment. 8. May instruct other LPNs. May serve as a source of information on nursing matters pertaining to section. May administer medications under direction and authority of professional medical staff person. 9. Schedules and coordinates patient and test appointments. 10. Performs additional functions incidental to nursing activities.
Required Education and Experience
Four years of related work experience, two of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and a high school level education; or two years of related work experience and an Associate degree; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Demonstrated ability to work in fast-paced, multi-specialty physician practices and locations.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Highly-motivated team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills and an emphasis on excellent customer service in dealing with both physicians and patients.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Proven ability to be flexible and to learn new procedures, processes and medical specialties. Ability to train medical assistants, providing clarity and leadership.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Strong accurate computer data entry skills associated with documenting medical information into electronic medical records.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Demonstrated communication skills both written and oral, to effectively inform and understand physician instructions and patient needs.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
3 years of experience as an LPN in a multi-specialty environment.
Required Licenses or Certifications
Licensure as a Practical Nurse in the State of Connecticut. Graduation from a State approved program of practical nurse education.
Background Check Requirements
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
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