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Licensed Practical Nurse

Allied Staff • Regular - Onsite - Full Time, Farmington, CT

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apree health brings together a best-in-class engagement platform with an advanced primary care model to provide a vastly better health and care experience, improve outcomes, and significantly lower the total cost of care for a population.

Licensed Practical Nurse

Position Summary:

The LPN is responsible for a wide range of administrative and clinical tasks to assist our clinical providers. The LPN provides support in delivering excellent patient service, clinical support, front office duties and promotes health and wellness. The LPN ensures the clinic runs efficiently by managing the flow of patient services, monitoring resources, and works collaboratively with the clinic providers. 

 

Position Qualifications/Essential Functions: 

Patient Care

  • Take manual vital signs, records patient related data in electronic medical record. Perform systems review.
  • Administer immunizations, injections, or oral medications as directed by provider or standing order to all age groups as necessary, in rendering care to families.
  • Perform point of care assessment and testing, assisting providers with diagnostic tests, treatment and therapeutic measures.
  • Observes and documents patient interactions and reactions.
  • Perform phlebotomy, prepare designated lab work and/or specimens as directed by provider or standing order.
  •  Process lab, swab, specimen; appropriately, as needed.
  • Active in routine patient education, self-management teaching under the direction of the provider.
  • Coordinate care with disease management or case management programs as needed.
  • Track future patient care needs such as preventive exams, completion of outside diagnostic testing, follow up results.
  • Outreach to patients and specialists to help coordinate referrals, care gap closures, release of records. Promote overall care management.
  • Perform evidence base phone triage using systematic and clinically appropriate decision making. 

 

Clinic Operations

  • Manage patient care/ patient flow throughout the care center.
  •  Set up exam/procedure room appropriately based on patient visit needs.
  • Handle multiple phone lines and email correspondence with excellent verbal and written communication skills, at times working at the front desk when needed.
  • Perform inventory of clinic supplies and dispensary, order and stock clinic supply as needed.
  • Where necessary to be the external facing representative for the clinic (Telephone, schedule appointments, Patient Registration, etc.).
  • Travels to other care center sites for coverage or to off-site client sponsored events.

 

Compliance

  • Accurately perform QA controls and complete QA documents.
  • Utilize principles of safety and infection control, including universal precautions.
  • Maintain patient confidence and protect operations by keeping patient care information confidential and in compliance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Meets standards of medical record audit for documenting medical history according to Policies and Procedures.
  • Participate in organizational quality improvement guidelines and pertinent government regulations including OSHA and CLIA.

 

Team Duties

  • Prepare for attend and participate in team meetings.
  • Participates in, attends operational and clinical huddles. Collaborates in developing team priorities, patient goals and care plans.
  • Participate in training, orientation, ongoing competency assessments and continuous learning efforts.
  • Work with clinic team to meet client performance targets and metrics for clinic services.
  • Able to work flexible hours with shifts (as needed).
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Additional Qualifications:

  • Ability to correctly set up exam rooms/procedure rooms using sterile/aseptic technique with appropriate instruments or trays.
  • Basic understanding of cleaning, sterilization and autoclaving procedures.
  • Basic ability to provide support as needed in basic procedures.
  • Electronic Medical Record documentation experience required.
  • Basic understanding and ability to provide immunizations to all age groups.

 

Education/Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Graduated from an accredited school or practical/vocational nursing program.
  • Current state Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience. Preferred in primary/urgent care.

 

Demonstrated Attributes:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to The Vera Way by practicing its key components of mindfulness, continuous learning, a coach approach, innovation, adaptability and resilience with all members of Vera’s staff, clients and patients.
  • Proven customer service skills.
  • Ability to problem solve, prioritize work and multi- task assignments in a busy clinical environment.
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills and excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Intermediate computer skills preferred.

 

Employee Health Requirements:

  • Documentation of Hep B vaccination or proof of immunity (titer).
  • Documentation of proof of a negative TB test in the last 90 days before start-date.
  • We require CPR certification (BLS) pre-hire and ongoing
  • Documentation of annual influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations in compliance with company policy

 

Compensation:  $23.50-$32.50/hr. & bonus eligible (national average, premium markets may vary)  

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