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LPN

Company: Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center
Location: Salida
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

LPN Join a team that was named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the U.S. in 2019 , according to The National Rural Health Association's Rural Health Policy Institute, iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center is located in the beautiful Upper Arkansas Valley in central Colorado. The local towns of Salida and Buena Vista are known for their pleasant weather, vast recreation opportunities and vibrant arts scene. Both towns are located along the Arkansas River at elevations above 7,000 feet near the Continental Divide. ESSENTIAL DUTIES PER AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY Quickly masters and then maintains mastery level skill set with regards to the clinic/organization's electronic medical records systems; is proficient at utilizing the computer and internet; manages telephone calls, performs patient assessments, documents in the electronic health record, and assists patients and providers as needed in the practice setting. Communicates any patient concerns or issues directly with their provider whenever possible and consults immediately with their immediate supervisor if there is not a satisfactory resolution, and if there are any non-patient concerns or issues. Does not wait to be rounded on to share concerns. Participates in daily practice huddles reviewing staffing, tracking reports (orders sent and results received), patient phone calls, as well as reviewing the provider/patient schedule for the day, identifying any challenges (patient or scheduling) and ollaborating with the clinic team on developing and implementing strategies to manage these challenges; seeks supervision as needed. Ensures that patient phone calls are returned daily and consistent with HRRMC Communication Standards Policy. When assisting in performing a patient procedure, ensures that a time out takes place before proceeding; seeks supervision if the performing provider resists. Monitors to ensure that their provider is checking medical necessity for any/all orders entered, enlisting the assistance of a supervisor when needed. Understands requirements for any quality payment incentive programs and takes ownership where indicated to ensure the nursing component is completed 100% of the time. Monitors their provider and alerts a supervisor regarding any challenges associated with the provider completing their part. Acts as a liaison between the hospital and local/consulting physician offices to thanking them for any referrals as well as closing the patient referral loop; fosters positive/cooperative relationships and problem solves issues regarding the clinic. Assists in arranging for referrals to other medical or community agencies those patients who need further evaluation or treatment such as Home Health and Hospice, home oxygen, and physical therapy. Assists providers and patients with scheduling patients for ancillary services such as imaging, lab, infusion, cardiology procedures, etc. Communicates challenges promptly to their immediate supervisor. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Must maintain current, active license as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Colorado Must maintain current BLS certification. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Graduate from an approved vocational licensed practical nurse program. BENEFITS Medical, dental and vision benefits Life and disability benefits Employer-matching retirement plan options (immediately available) Employee assistance program Rewards and Recognitions Employee wellness programs 24/7 access to Wellness U Staff Gym On-site training workshops Annual salary increase opportunity Possible gain sharing Cafeteria meal discount Paid time off and sick leave CULTURE HRRMC is one of the largest employers in Chaffee County and offers competitive pay and benefits, as well as programs that highlight and celebrate employees who go above and beyond. Those employed at HRRMC often speak of how they respect their co-workers and are proud to be a part of an organization that offers exceptional care in a rural setting. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Salary: $17 - $23 Annual Bonus/Commission: Yes

Keywords: Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, Aspen , LPN, Healthcare , Salida, Colorado

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