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WAGI Washington Gastroenterology Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Gig Harbor, Washington

Washington Gastroenterology believes that digestive health is the foundation for a healthy life. We are committed to improving the quality of life and longevity of our patients and our communities through the prevention, detection, and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. We are WAGIWAGI is seeking a Full-timeLicensed Practical Nurseto join our Federal Way Clinic.TheLicensed Practical Nurseprovides direct patient care in the Medical Office setting by using sound judgment and cognitive abilities to make patient care decisions based on scientific nursing knowledge, consistent with the needs of the patient.ResponsibilitiesPrepares patient for examination by greeting patient in a positive, professional manner, gathering patient vitals, including weight, blood pressure, pulse rate, and respiration's, and escorting patient to exam room.Updates and documents patient's current medications, problem list, allergies, and health history, and relevant problems and/or complaints in the patient medical record.Provides instruction, education, and direction to patients on routine medical questions, procedures and ordered tests.Assists patients with prescription refill requests within Washington Gastroenterology policy.Manages nursing in-box requests and maintains the sample medication supplies and the patient care supply inventory.Supports administrative functions of the medical office by assisting the administrative staff when needed.Obtains insurance authorization for necessary medications prescribed by Washington Gastroenterology providers.Schedules patient procedure, lab, and x-ray appointments, as well as follow-up visits for the patient. Assures the patient is scheduled at the appropriate facility, that the patient is aware, and that the information is documented in the medical record.Obtains pre-procedure medical clearance from outside providers for patients with cardiac and other high-risk modalities.Documents all patient care encounters accurately, completely, and in a timely manner.Maintains exam rooms, cleansing between patients and restocking as needed.QualificationsGraduate of accredited Licensed Practical Nursing programPrevious experience in a medical/surgical nursing or clinical setting preferredCurrent license as an LPN in the State of WashingtonCurrent BLS certificationPhysical Activities and RequirementsOccasional travel may be required to other local locations on an as-needed basis to back-fill for vacations, etc.Ability to stand and walk throughout the day, up to 10 hours per dayProlonged periods of sitting and performing administrative duties including the use of computersAbility to bend, twist, stoop, and reachAble to lift and carry supplies and equipment as needed (up to 25 pounds)