COUNTY OF MISSOULA LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE in MISSOULA, Montana

Seeking a LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (in Seeley Lake) which requires graduation from a licensed practical nursing program. Requires current license as a practical nurse in the State of Montana. Work schedules rotate and may include evening and weekend hours. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.Functions as a member of a care team, with a medical provider. Scribes for provider and assists with the patient visit. Assists provider with minor procedures such as treadmills, vasectomy, circumcision, gynecological procedures and suture removal. Triages patients, assessing the patients' needs in person and on the phone. Manages patient flow, ensuring that the clinic appointments are conducted on schedule. Obtains patient health history and prepares patients for examination. Gathers and records vital signs including temperature, blood pressure, pulse respirations, height and weight, pain scale, etc. Charts interactions with patients. Performs nursing duties such as wound assessments, healing evaluations, starts IVs, and prepares and administers injections and vaccinations to patients. Educates patients about the plan of care and how to comply. Collects specimens, draws blood and performs lab tests allowed as a CLIA-certified laboratory for waived tests. Informs patients of lab and test results to include explaining abnormal results and answering questions. Assists medical providers with patient follow up. Schedules appointments for procedures and diagnostic tests with other medical providers and hospitals. Distributes test results to providers and assures entry into patient records. Prepares and administers prescription medications to patients or telephones in prescriptions to pharmacies. Records medications in accordance with PHC policies. Maintains clinic work area and equipment, including cleaning and sterilization. Assists with material management, and stocking of clinic, inventory and ordering. //JH