Licensed Practical Nurse, Patient Screener (7HCV-14F)
at Salem Clinic

Date Posted: 8/10/2020

Job Description

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week, 4 ten hour days, varying start/stop times
Location: Capitol Street, South, Keizer
Advice Nursing

Job Summary/Position Objective: 
Provides professional nursing care for clinic patients under the supervision of a registered nurse or
assists in the delivery of health care and patient care management.

Essential Functions: 

  1. Evaluation of patients who do not pass first line of screening.
  2. Determination of appropriate type, location and modification of services to be rendered to patient.
  3. On occasion may assist with phone screening of patients with Respiratory symptoms to determine type of care to be rendered.
  4. Consult with or assist other triage staff as requested.

Other Duties:

  1. Perform other duties as assigned.
  2. Assist in departmental chores and non patient care assignments
  3. Attend required meetings and participate in committees as requested.
  4. May act as a preceptor for orientation of new staff / students.
  5. Order and maintain clinical and office supplies and equipment.

Job Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: 

  1. Graduate of a program for Medical Assistants or possession of a current, unencumbered Oregon State Licensed Practical Nurse License.
  2. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing or MA credentialed.
  3. Knowledge of medical practice and care to assist in providing patient care. 
  4. Knowledge of examination, diagnostic, and treatment room procedures. 
  5. Knowledge of medical terminology.
  6. Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care. 
  7. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment. 
  8. Skill in assisting in a variety of treatments and medications as directed. 
  9. Skill in taking vital signs. 
  10. Skill in medical record documentation and recording test results. 
  11. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, and the public. 
  12. Ability to maintain quality control standards. 
  13. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. 
  14. Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures. 
  15. Ability to communicate clearly.  Ability to read, understand, and respond to detailed oral and written instructions.  Ask clarifying questions as necessary.
  16. Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing assignments and work pace.
  17. Ability to recognize problems and share ideas for solutions.  Good judgment and decision making skills.
  18. Ability to utilize computer programs expected for patient care (IDX, EHR, SC Fox) and access patient information from the internet, and the ability to type at least 30 wpm.
  19. Must be a team player, have a positive attitude, and be detail oriented.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  1. Current CPR certification.
  2. Prior experience working in an ambulatory care setting.
  3. Experience working in a medical office setting.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Founded in 1925, Salem Clinic is deeply rooted in the Salem and Keizer medical communities. We have steadily grown from a three physician practice to one that includes over ninety healthcare providers and 500 staff members. Our multi-specialty group practice design benefits patients through every phase of life. Our physicians represent family medicine, internal medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, urgent care and hospital medicine.

Our five convenient locations bring healthcare close to home for our patients. In addition to our primary care physicians and specialists, Salem Clinic also maintains a full service laboratory with a robust testing menu and an imaging department with highly skilled technologists. The Clinic’s ancillary testing capabilities include general x-ray, bone densitometry, CT, MRI, ultrasound, echocardiography, mammography, EKG, nuclear medicine and all varieties of blood, urine and other specimen collection and testing.

The large multi-specialty group practice setting enables Salem Clinic to provide patients with truly comprehensive care. We are large enough to have the resources to be on the cutting edge of technology and care models and small enough that every individual staff member can be heard and can affect change.

Salem Clinic staff and physicians are held high standards for customer service and teamwork creating a professional and friendly work environment for all to enjoy!

Are you interested in joining our team? We are looking for customer service oriented persons who enjoy working in a fast-paced, team-based, ever changing environment. We want persons who are looking for long-term employment. We reward longevity with a generous retirement benefit that includes a 10% contribution, with no matching required.

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