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Washington University of St. Louis LPN (Back Office) - Gastroenterology - 50754 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Hours are generally normal business hours but may vary due to physician and patient needs. Department Name/Job Location This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology Division. The position is located at Wohl Hospital. This position is for the Medical School Campus.. The majority of activity will be at the Washington University Medical Center. Occasional coverage at sites such as Barnes Jewish West County Hospital and South County Center for Advanced Medicine may be required. Essential Functions POSITION SUMMARY: Position functions as a LPN to physicians in the Gastroenterology Division, helping to ensure the orderly and timely provision of excellent inpatient and outpatient medical care. Position functions within a team environment in the Gastroenterology Division. Fast-paced medical office work environment with work deadlines, periodic crisis management, patient/family interaction, potential exposure to infectious materials in the clinic setting. Extensive time spent on the phones and computer terminals. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Acts as a liaison between physicians and patients, fielding phone calls, follow-up with patients, referring physicians and their support staff, clinical justification for insurance reimbursement of patient medication, answering questions, scheduling outpatient office visit appointments and communicating lab results. 2. Schedules endoscopic procedures and other related tests and procedures; coordinating schedules with inpatient and outpatient nursing staffs, patients and physicians. Completes necessary paperwork accurately and thoroughly. Makes appropriate phone calls and coordinates those involved in successfully providing outpatient as well as inpatient care. 3. Explains pre- and postoperative instructions to patients and calls patients with test results. 4. Occasionally assists physician in outpatient office setting, and assists in supporting the physician follow-up plan for the patient during their office hours. 5. Aids in the updating and data entry in electronic medical records. 6. Ability to promptly alert physicians of abnormal test results. 7. Assists in the assessment, monitoring, and termination of prescribed tests. 8. Observes, monitors, and responds appropriately to changes in patient treatments. 9. Reviews patient data and communicates pertinent information to superior in a timely manner, charting entries appropriately. 10. Administers medications as prescribed within state and facility guidelines and performs CPR when required. 11. Participates in development, implementation, and evaluation of patient care plans with other members of the patient care team. 12. Triage whether radiology is needed prior to Biliary procedure interventions. ESSENTIAL ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS: 1. Arranges and coordinates meetings as requested. 2. Answers phone, screens and routes calls providing information in accordance with Division policy. 3. Provides assistance in the day-to-day administration of physician practices. 4. Normal office environment with occasional pressure due to multiple calls, inquiries and deadlines. OTHER FUNCTIONS: 1. May be asked to help cover in the absence of other supportive staff in the Gastroenterology Division. 2. Maintaining a physician clinical and administrative schedule. 3. Occasional clinic work with direct patient care may be required. 4. Other duties as assigned. The statements provided herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified. Required Qualifications * Graduate of LPN program. * REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Current LPN licensure in the state of Missouri and/or Illinois as applicable by state of work location or received within three months from date of hire; Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements). Preferred Qualifications * One year of related medical experience. * Epic experience. * Interactive communication skills with ability to work with physicians, patients and support staff. * Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, a professional demeanor, and discretion. * Working knowledge of fundamentals of medical assisting, including anatomy, physiology and medical terminology. * Willingness to develop computer skills. Salary Range Base pay commensurate with experience. Pre-Employment Screening All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening. Department Summary The Division of Gastroenterology at the Washington University School of Medicine represents one of the finest examples of an academic training program, dedicated to the study of digestive and liver diseases. The balance of outstanding faculty, exemplary facilities, and a cohesive philosophy ensure consistent excellence across the missions of maintaining national prominence in research, teaching and patient care. Benefits This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7. Applicant Special Instructions Normal clinical office setting with exposure to patient elements, occasional standing/walking, lifting and moving patients, supplies, and equipment. EOE Statement Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. Job Title: LPN (Back Office) - Gastroenterology - 50754 Job ID: 50754 Location: Medical School Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular