Affinia Healthcare
  • 09-Jul-2019 to 07-Sep-2019 (CST)
  • Medical Services
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, voluntary life, 403b w/company match, Paid Time Off, 10 paid holidays, Flex Spending, LTD, AD&D, STD, ACC

POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the general supervision of the Assistant VP of Health Center Operations  provides safe and efficient care and services to patients.  Functions as a member of the health care team providing assistance in planning and implementation of patient based care based upon sound nursing judgment, clinical preparation, knowledge, skills and experience.        


Education:     Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing.

Experience:   Requires (4) four years experience working in a community health setting; Experience coordinating clinic services

Skills and Abilities, which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly, associated with this position:

  • Requires strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Requires the ability to triage walk-ins (emergency patients as appropriate).
  • Computer literate.
  • Ability to coordinate the activities of a busy provider practice.

Transportation Requirement: Must possess a valid driver's license and automobile with insurance coverage as required by the State of Missouri

License(s)/Certificate(s): LPN license from the State of Missouri; CPR

Essential Functions 

  • Serves as a nursing source for clinical staff and may serve as the key clinical contact in the absence of the Health Center Assistant VP by providing support to clinical staff scheduling and competency oversight of entry level staff.
  • Tracks, reviews and monitors follow-up of diagnostic test results, under the direction of the provider. Provides related education, counseling, ongoing review and monitoring regarding diagnostic tests.  Assists in the management of patient care between visits.
  • Performs specialized procedures, examinations and/or tests as ordered.
  • In collaboration with physician, provides extensive health education, counseling and advice to patient and families on topics such as life style changes, diabetic controls, etc. Effectively assesses patient educational needs, prioritizes patient's learning needs, identifies barriers to learning, develops teaching plan, and uses various educational tools to activate the non-compliant patient.
  • Assists Health Center Assistant VP with patient flow. Acts as patient advocate to ensure needs are met.
  • Obtains and documents reason for visit, patient vitals signs, including temperature, blood pressure, weight, respiration, pulse and BMI.
  • Following defined protocol independently assesses patient/callers health status based upon presenting symptoms. Determines the urgency for care and directs patient/caller to most appropriate level of care, or an acceptable alternative venue for care of patients with acute problems should access not be readily available at the clinic.  Seeks provider advice appropriately.
  • Use computer knowledge to assess patient information, follow-up appointments, e-mail, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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