LPN / Licensed Practical Nurse or MA / Medical Assistant

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Healthcare - Allied Health



How You’ll Make a Difference

  • Prepares and rooms the patient for exam by obtaining vital signs and documenting/updating pertinent health information (i.e. chief complaint, allergies, medications).
  • Performs laboratory procedures (i.e. strep test, wound culture, specimen collection, etc.) using principles of aseptic technique and standard precautions / infection control guidelines.
  • Assists the physician/provider with procedures and surgeries such as pelvic exams, allergy scratch testing, EMG, cautery, colposcopy, etc.
  • Administers medications, under physician/provider orders, including: immunizations, antibiotics, pain medications, vitamins, topical agents, and insulin. With limitations, initiates, maintains and discontinues IV therapy; administering selected fluids with pre-mixed medications.
  • Provides basic patient education on the performance of tasks, skills, treatment and self-care. Follows through with necessary procedure or test requests, prescription refills, new appointment times and referrals to other facilities or services. Refers questions to registered nurses and physicians/providers per scope of practice guidelines and relays information back to patient as directed.
  • Communicates with physicians and other members of the health care team. Documents and communicates accurate and timely information regarding patient conditions.
  • Performs advanced clinical tasks or skills such as removal of sutures and staples, catheterization, audiograms, laboratory procedures (throat/nose culture, drug screen, phlebotomy - butterfly, venous access, heel stick), EKG, spirometry, Holter monitor application, casting, complex wound care, etc., with demonstrated competency and under clinical supervision.
  • Organizes and prepares exam rooms, lab and work areas including: cleaning, stocking, ordering supplies, and maintaining equipment. Performs various patient positioning and transporting duties, which require lifting and pushing/pulling, while utilizing proper technique.
  • Completes routine maintenance and quality monitoring of clinic equipment using appropriate technique when cleaning, sterilizing and caring for instruments and other equipment.
  • Participates in patient centered initiatives, care management, performance and quality improvement activities.
  • Qualifications

    License & Certifications

    LPN: Advanced training beyond High School that includes the completion of an accredited or approved program in Practical Nursing

    MA: Completion of an accredited or approved program in Medical Assistant

    Knowledge, S

    Experience

    nses & Certifications

    LPN: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license issued by the state in which the team member practices, and

    Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required.


    MA: Medical Assistant (CMA) certification issued by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), or

    Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification issued by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), or

    Medical Assistant (RMA) certification issued by the American Medical Technologists (AMT), or

    Medical Assistant (NCMA) certification issued by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), and

    Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required.

    Degrees

    LPN: Advanced training beyond High School that includes the completion of an accredited or approved program in Practical Nursing

    MA: Completion of an accredited or approved program in Medical Assistant

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    Proficient computer skills including keyboarding, navigation within a windows operating system, use of electronic mail and electronic medical records systems. Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills. Ability to develop rapport and maintain positive relationships with a variety of patients, family, staff and physicians. Good organization, prioritization and problem solving skills. Ability to multi-task with frequent interruptions.

    At Aurora Health Care

    We pride ourselves on taking care of our people. And not just our patients—we mean you, too. We help each other live well. When you work at Aurora, you get the chance to work with a dedicated team that’s as passionate about the work as you are. Here, you’ll find limitless opportunities for ongoing learning, career advancement, competitive compensation and a stable work environment. But more than that, you have the opportunity to change lives—including your own.


    Diversity and inclusion matters at Aurora. We celebrate our differences and nurture an environment where everyone feels included. We know that when we reflect the communities we serve, when we embrace differences and bring our whole selves to work every day, we are working as one to build a healthier tomorrow for everyone. Aurora supports a safe, healthy and drug-free work environment through criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing. We maintain a smoke-free environment at all our locations. We are an equal opportunity employer.


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