• Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Salmon River Medical Clinic - Riggins Idaho

    Nursing - C.N.A/CMA/LPN
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
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  • Overview

    St. Luke’s is a nationally recognized leading healthcare organization where people like you drive our success. We are currently searching for a Licensed Practical Nurse to add to our team.

    The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for identifying and reporting patient needs through data collection, planning, intervention and evaluation and delivery of appropriate care according to nursing standards and professional practice as outlined by the nurse practice act for LPN's.  Collection of data is via interview, observation, auscultation and palpation.  Through documentation and oral communication, essential information is shared with health care team members and other customers common to the unit/area(s) of assignment.


    Required Criteria 

    • Graduation from a School of Licensed Practical Nursing with current LPN licensure from Idaho.
    • This position requires the AHA Healthcare Provider CPR Certification

      Riggins has great river rafting, hiking and some of Idaho’s greatest fishing. The Job is a full-time 0.9 FTE.  Four 9-hour days per week, Monday through Thursday.  The St. Luke’s Salmon River Medical Clinic is designated Idaho Rural Health Clinic that provides Family Medicine Care to the Riggins and surrounding communities 4 days per week mainly with one Nurse Practitioner (3.5 days/week) and one Physician (one half day/week).  
    • Daily Nurse Duties at the Salmon River Clinic

      ~ Prepare the room to draw labs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

      ~ Do the Quality Control for the Clinitek and Blood Glucose machine, also log temperature of the lab refrigerator twice daily

      ~ Huddle with Provider and get instructions/preparation for the daily schedule.

      ~ Set up rooms, turn on computers, lights etc.

      ~ Draw blood, process and Batch all in preparation to send labs to McCall (this is ongoing thru the mornings), sometimes there are random blood draws in the afternoons as needed by the Provider

      ~ Answer telephones that are busiest in the a.m.’s. This helps the receptionist to stay on track and check in patients.

      ~ Log into PharmaWatch on a daily basis to monitor temperatures of refrigerator and freezer

      ~ Check in-basket and send refills, answer requests from Providers which involves calling patients with test results etc.

      ~ Check emails and do any tasks that have been assigned in Sum Total

      ~ Take incoming phone calls from patients that may have questions and need medical advice.  Call patient as instructed by PCP to give guidance to patient/give them their test results.

      ~ Check in patients, take vitals, review medications, immunizations as needed, do the screening questions as needed

      ~Scrub charts of those patient’s with upcoming appointments to check for labs that are to be reviewed, if any vaccines are due, are records in media if patient was referred outside of the system etc…..

      ~ Enter orders for Provider as needed, or change orders per Radiology or Lab requests

      ~ Assist with minor surgeries, dressing changes or wound checks, do suture removals as needed.

      ~ Check Work Queue, on a daily basis, to make sure referrals are going as planned and update listing as needed.

      ~ Keep track of all supplies needed for the whole clinic including the cleaning supplies and keep a running log, during the week so the orders can be sent to Supply Chain on Mondays. 

      ~Order all medications and in-house prescription medications on a weekly basis, these are due on Mondays also.

      ~As time allows, check expiration dates on all supplies in the office and re-order as needed.

      ~On a weekly basis do the QC check on the eye wash stations.

      ~On a bi-weekly basis, I do vaccine inventory and report it to IRIS, and fill out the Verge report required by St. Luke’s which is a questionnaire about my knowledge of vaccine handling.

      ~On a monthly basis, I choose Tuesdays since I have no lab draws that day, I do QC’s on the Strep Kit and the HCG’s, along with all the other QC’s that are daily.

      ~Abstract outside medical records into the charts on all New Patient’s that are scheduled for establishing care.






    #One of America’s Top 15 Health Systems - U.S. News & World Report, "America's Best Hospitals 2015-2016" 


    *St. Luke’s is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by law


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