Licensed Practical Nurse – Gulfport

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This is skilled, technical work in the field of nursing.  The role of the LPN is to function as a skilled, technical person responsible for supporting and assisting the medical provider.  The LPN must work within the scope of practice defined by the Mississippi State Board of Nursing.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of nursing procedures and practices.
  • Knowledge of primary care office practices and procedures.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with patients, providers, workers, and the general public.
  • Ability to perform job duties in an effective and appropriate manner.
  • Must be able to organize and use time effectively.
  • Must be able to organize supplies and materials.
  • Must be able to follow and give oral and written instructions.
  • Must be able to keep patient and staff information confidential.
  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, and move intermittently during the work day.

Qualifications/Education Requirements

To qualify for this position, the employee will: be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing, with current licensure in the state of Mississippi; have and maintain reliable transportation; demonstrate leadership skills; and demonstrate a caring attitude and approach toward patient care. Experience in a primary care medical office practice, community health, public health, or equivalent setting is preferred but not required.

Core Competencies

  • Works up patients in accordance with current policy.
  • Provides assistance to clinicians during examinations and treatment procedures as required.
  • Processes provider orders in accordance with current policy and in a timely manner.
  • Obtains correctly completed consents and other forms requiring patient or parent signature.
  • Performs vision and hearing tests, EKGs, injections, immunizations, pregnancy testing, and other nursing procedures.
  • Assists in the laboratory as directed by nursing supervisor or Director of Nursing Services.
  • Maintains necessary files, records, and logs.
  • Maintains medical records in proper order.
  • Keeps examination rooms and work areas prepared and maintains adequate supplies.
  • Acts as an advocate for the patient and family.
  • Provides patient and parent education as appropriate for care.
  • Screens and processes requests for information and services through telephone and in-person triage.
  • Professionally interacts with patients, providers, coworkers, and the general public.
  • Actively and effectively communicates status, progress, and needs to nursing supervisor.
  • Actively assesses the security of patients, staff, and the facility, and provides reports of problems to nursing supervisor or Risk Manager.
  • Supports performance improvement activities and policies.
  • Subject to frequent interruptions
  • May be required to work beyond normal work hours and in other positions as necessary.

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