Neurological surgeons at OHSU and Doernbecher Childrens Hospital deliver comprehensive surgical care for patients with brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerve diseases. OHSU Neurological Surgery (NSG) maintains dedicated clinical and research programs and focuses on three missions: patient care, research, and academic excellence. The Department employs approximately fifteen surgeons and thirteen Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) (physician assistants and nurse practitioners). In addition, the Department employs over 30 clinical, administrative, and management staff members, as well over a dozen Research personnel.
The ambulatory clinic is located at the Center for Health and Healing, Building 1.
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides a wide range of clinical and non-clinical support duties as part of the medical care team. The team includes various providers, residents, fellows, technicians, as well as additional learners and professionals within in the practice.
Under the direction and supervision of a Licensed Independent Practitioner and in accordance with hospital policies and procedures, the LPN provides basic care as a member of the patient care team. Patient care activities are related to rooming, measuring, recording, and reporting patient information and performing simple treatments and procedures. The LPN assists in maintaining the practice environment in a clean, orderly condition including cleaning and stocking rooms. Additionally, the LPN will perform triage with patient phone calls to identify emergent and non-emergent situations.
Work may take place in-person in clinic or using telecommunications or telehealth equipment. Participates in ongoing professional development and competency assessment, and participates in ongoing quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives. The Licensed Practical Nurse must have a commitment to continuous, ongoing improvement of processes and clinical operations. This includes participating in OHSU Performance Excellence (OPEx) training, sharing knowledge and learnings with others, participating in regular and ongoing process improvement reporting mechanisms (huddles, improvement rounds, abnormality trackers), as well as completing process improvement projects as assigned and appropriate for scope of work and classification.
This position performs in a manner, which maintains the confidentiality and privacy of each patient, promotes positive health habits through appearance and attitude. Supports and adheres to the Code of Conduct and Policies and Procedures of both OHSU hospital and clinics and the Department of Neurological Surgery, models ethical and appropriate behavior, professional standards, compliance and personal integrity.
Valid Oregon Practical Nurse License at the time of appointment
BLS at time of hire
Basic math skills
Working knowledge and understanding of medical terminology
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Strong patient-oriented customer service experience, including working with a diverse patient population
Service excellence, kindness, and compassion to all customers
Demonstrated problem-solving and negotiation skills in resolving patient concerns
Detail-oriented; ability to prioritize and multi-task
Strong computer skills, knowledge and experience
Two years of work experience in a medical office setting, including high volume direct patient contact
Experience with electronic medical records, including EPIC
Experience with neurosurgical patients and medical terminology
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