Planned Parenthood Great Plains (PPGP) seeks a full-time Licensed Practical Nurse for this 21st century health care provider and advocacy organization dedicated to upholding the standard for providing high quality sexual and reproductive health care, providing education that promotes informed proud and authentic sexuality, and changing the culture through proactive advocacy to ensure equality in reproductive and sexual decision making.
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for providing family planning patient care, post-surgical care for patients, and diagnostic ultrasonic services. The LPN collaborates with Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Nurses, and Medical Assistants to ensure the highest level of patient care and customer service. The LPN will participate in a team approach to patient care and communicate effectively and sensitively with patients from a wide range of backgrounds and ages while serving as a patient advocate.
- Successfully operate autoclave, centrifuge and blood pressure equipment.
- Demonstrate familiarity with medical terminology.
- Possess excellent reading and comprehension skills.
- Demonstrate self-motivation and ability to work independently within a fast paced environment.
- Adhere to PPGP’s non-discrimination policies. Effectively interact with co-workers and patients with diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, political affiliations, cultural backgrounds, lifestyles and sexual orientations and treat individuals with respect and dignity.
- Effectively present information to patients, health center staff, other professionals, groups and individuals through verbal and written formats.
- Be detailed with ability to assume responsibility and effectively prioritize multiple duties.
- Demonstrate ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
- Demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
- Work effectively within a team environment, creating and maintaining collaborative relationships with others.
- Possess ability to work in a fast-paced environment and maintain a professional posture.
- As a direct service provider, must maintain good physical health verified by physician and must be free from tuberculosis.
- Travel throughout all parts of the facility, affiliate and community as needed
- High School diploma or GED required; Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred.
- Professional LPN licensure in the states of Kansas and Missouri required.
- Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in clinical setting required; prior experience in surgical setting preferred.
- Minimum of one (1) year Women’s Health Care experience required.
- Relevant, prior experience with sonography preferred.
- Experience with electronic medical records systems required; prior working knowledge of NextGen system preferred.
- ACLS certification required; IV certification preferred.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Performs ultrasonic diagnostic procedures in accordance with accepted protocols, as directed.
- Prepares for examinations by checking equipment; reading provider orders for specific examinations; setting-up equipment; entering patient information into the system.
- Instructs patients on procedures in order to ensure cooperation and optimum test results. Prepares patients by positioning them, spreading gels, connecting and adjusting equipment controls.
- Follows prescribed safety standards in operation of ultrasound equipment. Maintains ultrasound equipment in appropriate operating condition.
- Assists with patient education, surgery, and laboratory and recovery room duties.
- Assists physician and health center staff with surgical procedures, as needed, and within scope of professional education/experience.
- Assists with cleanliness and sterilization of recovery room and equipment, patient discharge instructions on post-care, handles all details of discharge including assisting patients with dressing.
- Obtains patient’s vital statistics, draws blood, performs pregnancy tests and assists with other exams. Communicates patient needs to Nurse Practitioner, Surgical Nurse Manager and/or Physician.
- Conducts tests according to CLIA standards and adheres to OSHA regulations when handling biological material. Performs all test control levels.
- Administers injections and other medication under physician’s orders.
- Provides non-judgmental counseling to clients by providing support and information on reproductive and sexual health issues, including family planning methods, abortion services and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases.
- Conducts courteous and confidential client interviews, and accurately completes all necessary forms on patients.
- Adheres to all HIPAA and patient privacy and confidentiality regulations.
- Participates in health center/affiliate efforts to achieve established productivity and revenue cycle goals.
- Performs other related duties as assigned by the Health Center Manager, Surgical Nurse Manager, Nurse Practitioner, Physician, and/or Medical Director.
EOE/AA—PPGP is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace and inclusive to Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQIA.
Only those candidates including a cover letter with salary information will be considered for this position.
THE WORK OF PPGP
For 81 years, PPGP has been delivering high-quality, affordable, reproductive health care services. By providing clinical services, education, training, and advocacy, it seeks to help individuals make informed decisions about their reproductive health, family planning options, and sexuality. In order to make these ideals a reality, PPGP provides people with accurate information and access to highly trained practitioners for preventive care. PPGP sees a world in which every child is wanted and every woman is trusted to make her own decisions, every choice regarding sexuality is personal and respected, and everyone has access to affordable, quality health care.
As an affiliate of, and accredited by, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), PPGP operates twelve high-quality health centers throughout Arkansas, Kansas, the Mid-Missouri region, and Oklahoma, with a centralized call center and online appointment scheduling. PPGP serves people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse needs. PPGP currently provides reproductive health services in Arkansas, Kansas, the Mid-Missouri region, and Oklahoma. The medical staff includes three board certified OB/GYN physicians who provides abortion services, as well as nurse practitioners.
Location/Region: Overland Park, KS (US)