Licensed Practical Nurse / Medical Assistant

Position Summary:

The Licensed Practical Nurse / Medical Assistant is responsible for directly assisting the practice physicians, maintaining consistent patient flow, triage patient calls, organize diagnostic procedures and arrange follow-up care as directed by physician and physician assistants.   The LPN/MA assist the physician during the appointment with patients upon request.  In addition, the LPN/MA is also responsible for a rotation in Triage to assist with injections.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Reviews each patient electronic medical record (EMR) for the assigned provider, ensuring documentation accuracy and the completion of diagnostic procedures with results therein

  • Maintains consistent patient flow to assigned provider by consulting frequently with electronic scheduling program, tracking patient in facility and escorting them to examination room

  • Conducts a focused discussion regarding the patient’s current state of health.  Obtains and records vitals (temperature, apical pulse, respiration rate, blood pressure and pain scale, if any) and current medication list electronically, updating all changes in medications

  • Communicates any changes or abnormalities to provider.  Upon recognizing and emergent abnormality communicates with an RN, extender or patient’s physician immediately

  • Triages patient calls in a timely manner; not to exceed twenty-four (24) hours with appropriate documentation

  • Maintains neat and sanitary exam rooms ensuring rooms are stocked with necessary / required supplies; exam tables cleaned and changing of pillow cases throughout the week, while also checking (on Thursdays) and pulling all sharps containers when needed

  • Schedule patient for dexascan, mammo, and venous doppler diagnostic tests

  • In triage area: take vital signs when appropriate, review patients bloodwork & review with physician as needed, administer injections, document & bill appropriately.

  • Preserves quality service by following organizational standards

  • Maintains patient privacy by keeping all information found in patient files confidential; HIPAA compliant

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills:
  • Minimum of two (2) to four (4) years of prior experience within a medical setting as an LPN/MA, required

  • Licensed Practical Nurse license required if individual is an LPN; Certification as a Medical Assistant required if individual is an MA

  • Prior experience working in a physician’s practice, highly preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • High level of proficiency with computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Office, Electronic Medical Record, etc.)

  • High attention to detail; ability to prioritize and multi-task within in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Practices universal precautions and effective hand washing techniques

If you are interested in this position, please fill out the application here and mail, fax, or email it to the Human Resources department.

To mail:

1100 Meade St

Dunmore, PA 18512

To fax:

570.342.3316

To email:

careers@cancercarenepa.com

This organization does not discriminate in any way to deprive any person of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect the status of any employee because of race, color, religion, sex, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, or military or uniformed services, in accordance with all applicable governmental laws and regulations. In addition, the facility complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to: hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. If you are an applicant with a mental or physical disability who needs a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, contact the Human Resources department.