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SoutheastHEALTH LPN - Office in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

LPN - Office

Nursing - Other Cape Girardeau, Missouri Orthopedic Clinic Full-Time



Day ShiftPromotes and restores patients’ health by completing the nursing process at a level commensurate with the clinical skill and licensure; collaborating with providers and multidisciplinary team members; providing physical and psychological support to meet the individual and population specific needs of patients, friends and families; supervising assigned team membersBegin

  • Review patient charts for next day to have a foundation for visit expectations for scheduled follow up patients

  • Prepare patients for examination (vitals, medication reconciliation, collection of medical histories, preventative maintenance data collection, etc.)

  • Assists provider with examinations

  • Call in prescriptions and refills for clinic patients (including controlled substances). Note: the nurse cannot call in medication orders for inpatients. Utilizes the electronic health record for electronic submission of prescriptions whenever possible

  • Triage phone calls and document in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) patient clinical concerns

  • Perform diagnostic procedures and treatments as ordered (EKG, IM, SQ, lab draws, immunizations, weight checks, blood pressure checks, dressing changes, Waived testing, etc)

  • Obtain pre-certifications and permits for procedures

  • Coordinates the scheduling of procedures and exams for patients when ordered by provider

  • Educates the patients on procedures and prep instructions when procedures are scheduled

  • Review incoming clinical reports for abnormals and keeps the provider informed

  • Keep drug cabinet organized and stocked with current expiration dates documented in the logs

  • Assist with office duties as required (answer phones, filing/scanning documents in patient charts, tracking preventative maintenance, etc.)

  • Assist patients to complete: parking disability forms, certificates of medical necessity and medication assistance forms, etc.

  • Follow Joint Commission, Meaningful Use and all CMS standards and protocols

  • Identifies patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements

  • Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families

  • Promotes patient’s independence by teaching patient, friends and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions

  • Resolves patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies

  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel when indicated

  • Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against benchmark standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following hospital and nursing philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and the Joint Commission

  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration, storage procedures, and cleaning of patient care equipment

  • Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department electronic health records

  • Maintains continuity among nursing teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs in the electronic health record system

  • Maintains nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results

  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies / committees

  • Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; participating in team problem-solving methods

  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements and daily calibrations prior to use; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling in repairs according to policy to ensure patient safety

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

  • The Office Nurse may also be trained to set up and assist the provider with:

  • Injections

  • Biopsies

  • Excisions

  • IV Insertions

  • Immunizations (limited)

  • Ingrown toenail removal

  • Incision and debridement (I&D)

  • Trigger point injections

  • Trigger finger injections

  • Joint injections and aspirations

  • Abscess removal

  • Use of liquid nitrogen (by provider as needed)

  • Lab draws

  • UA capture

  • Throat culture/swabs

  • Pap set up – swabs / slides

  • Nebulizer treatments

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)

  • Minor surgery

  • Suturing

  • Wound cleaning - packing

  • Perform other duties as assigned, and/or possibly be assigned to other clinical/satellite locations as needed


  • Must be a Registered Nurse or a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Missouri

  • BSN is preferred

  • Certification in a related discipline is recommended

  • Computer skills necessary; EPM/EMR preferred

  • Physician office experience preferred

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English

  • BLS is required by completion of orientation and must be maintained for this position