The Licensed Practice Nurse (LPN) will assist physicians with patient care and follow-up providing direct and indirect patient care in a clinical setting of the Aortic Clinic (one day per week). Duties include, but not limited to, interviewing patients, obtaining vital signs, preparing patients and assisting physicians with patient exams and/or treatment. Continuing responsibilities include charting and clerical work as necessary to oversee phone prescriptions and refills to pharmacies. Additionally, the LPN will perform triage with patient phone calls to identify emergent and non-emergent situations.
While not in the clinic (four days per week), the LPN will be responsible for:
Access management of new and returning aortic and aortopathy patients, by gathering and recording information about patients; providing specific customer services which include screening for financial eligibility, confirming health insurance coverage and obligations, obtaining necessary authorizations for care, and scheduling appointments;
Facilitating communication between providers and the patient (e.g. prescription refills, return to work and FMLA forms completion, patient education, patient longitudinal follow up and tracking, etc.); and
Supporting the Aortic Program objectives of Clinical Care, Quality Assurance, Education, and Research.
Possess a valid Oregon Practical Nurse License at the time of appointment
Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.
Previous work experience in a high volume surgical outpatient clinic, including previous work experience with multi-line phones.
Knowledge and experience assisting in clinic based procedures.
Basic math skills; working knowledge and understanding of medical terminology; Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Strong patient oriented customer service, including working with a diverse patient population.
Demonstrated problem solving and negotiation skills in resolving patient concerns.
Detail oriented; ability to prioritize and multi-task; excellent written and verbal communication, professional appearance.
Strong computer skills, knowledge and experience.
Must have a positive attitude and be a team player.
Previous experience with electronic medical records, including EPIC.
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