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Company: Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
Location: Worthington
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job Code/Title: LPN

General Hours of Work: Monday - Friday (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Exempt/Nonexempt: Non-Exempt (hourly)

Department: Outpatient

Reports To: RN Nurse Manager

SUMMARY: LPN is responsible for assisting the registered nurse in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care. The L.P.N. is accountable for all patients assigned to him/her according to established policies and procedures and the scope of practice for the licensed practical nurse.




    • Greet patients and prepares them for physical examination. Obtains height/ weight, blood pressure, medical history information and prepares patient for examination

    • Prepares the equipment and assists provider during procedures, treatments, examinations, and testing of patients.

    • Under supervision of Physician/CNP observes, records, and reports patient s condition and reaction to drugs and treatments in Electronic Record and Prescribing System.

    • Assists in appointment schedule to ensure preference are given to patients in emergency situations. Maintains timely flow of patients.

    • Performs general nursing care to patients. Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with nursing standards. Coordinates patient care activities for the clinic..

    • Instructs patients in the collection of samples and tests.

    • Responds to and refers incoming telephone calls. Instructs patient and family regarding medications and treatment instructions. Documents such information in patient chart.

    • Maintains and reviews patient records to ensure documentation is complete and follow-up has been scheduled and/or completed.

    • Educates patient and family about diagnostic process, medications, nutrition and maintenance of health and wellness.

    • Suggests solutions to patient care crisis problems and complaints.

    • Maintains the exam room by making sure it is clean and adequately stocked with supplies. Prepares list of medical supplies needed.

    • Monitors and efficiently organizes all supplies of pharmaceutical samples, watching closely for outdated inventory.


      • The employee frequently is required to walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
      • The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance.
      • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
      • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


        • Must possess the required level of skills and abilities to read, write, speak, and apply mathematical concepts and sound reasoning to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job.
        • Must be able to perform basic operations on a computer within the Windows operating system.
        • This position requires problem solving skills, critical thinking skills, and the ability to multi-task.


          • Commitment to the daily application of SWMHC s mission, to serve patients, their families and our community.
          • Maintain confidentiality.
          • Work effectively in a team environment, coordinating work flow with other team members and ensuring a productive and efficient environment.
          • Comply with safety principles, laws, regulations and standards associated with all applicable governing bodies.


            • May be exposed to communicable diseases when working in a health care environment.
            • The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock.
            • The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, compression, impact, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, and risk of radiation.
            • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Keywords: Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center, Sioux Falls , LPN, Healthcare , Worthington, South Dakota

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