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Medical Assistant (MA), License Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) - Eden Prairie, MN

Company: Planned Parenthood
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Planned Parenthood North Central States

Medical Assistant (MA), License Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) - Eden Prairie, MN

Starting Wage: $18/hr. for MA, $22/hr. for LPN, $26/hour for RN, experience is compensated

At Planned Parenthood North Central States (PPNCS), we believe all people deserve the right, the freedom, and the opportunity to follow their personal ambitions and choose their own path toward a healthier, more meaningful life. That's why we protect, promote, and provide comprehensive and progressive sexual and reproductive health care for generations of young people and families with empathy, care, and respect. We are looking for passionate, dedicated staff who are eager to make positive contributions to their community and to the Planned Parenthood mission.

Under immediate supervision of the Health Center Manager, the Licensed Practical Nurse or Medical Assistant performs routine clinic duties associated with a reproductive health program within the scope of their LPN licensure of their Medical Assistant training. Provides excellent customer service. Performs related work as directed. Licensed Practical Nurses are advocates in implementing our mission "To affirm the right to reproductive health and freedom for all by providing excellent care, trusted education, and fierce advocacy." They may perform other related duties to support health center operations as assigned.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Medical Assistant responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Interview and screen patients, conduct patient history review, document in electronic medical record, and prepare patients for examinations/procedures. Monitor patient vital signs.
  • Perform routine laboratory tests including venipuncture. Communicate lab test results to clinician.
  • Process receipt of incoming lab results.
  • Set up exam rooms and prepare patients for their clinical visits.
  • Provide factual patient education. Provide additional education after clinician or RN assessment. Including explanations of all FDA approved birth control methods. Provide unbiased specific instruction on the client's selected birth control method.
  • Assist clinician as needed.
  • Provide contraceptive supplies, medications including injectables, perform venipuncture, and manage patients with medical emergencies per PPNCS protocols under direct supervision of licensed nurse practitioner, physician's assistant, physician, or registered nurse.
  • Assure inventory control of clinic and contraceptive supplies including ordering, stocking, inventory reconciliation and tracking.
  • Communicate PPNCS protocols, policy and procedures to clinicians and staff as appropriate. Assure clinic manuals are up to date (e.g., clinic, lab, safety).
  • Provide factual, unbiased information to patients seeking abortion.
  • Describe the difference between medication and surgical abortion.
  • Inform patients in a non-directive manner about all options available to them in the event of an unintended pregnancy and make a referral for service based on the patients' needs.
  • All health center staff are expected to participate in the onboarding of new employees and supporting the cross-training of established employees.
  • Follow all laws regarding mandatory reporting.
  • Participate in team approach to patient care working cooperatively with others to achieve productivity standards and exceptional customer service.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of Planned Parenthood policies and procedures and apply these to patient and clinic services.

Additional Essential Functions for Medical Assistants Working at Surgical Sites:

  • As appropriate assist the physician with surgical procedures, monitor patient stability and perform macroscopic exam of tissue post-procedure.
  • Supervise and observe patients post procedure recovery
  • Comply with all laws governing services
  • Comply with all policies, procedures, rules and applicable laws and regulations governing abortion and other care services

Licensed Practical Nurse responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Interview and screen patients, conduct patient history review, document in electronic medical record, prepare patients for examinations/procedures. Monitor patient vital signs.
  • Perform routine laboratory tests including venipuncture. Communicate lab test results to clinician.
  • Process receipt of incoming lab results.
  • Set up exam rooms and prepare patients for clinician or physician visits.
  • Provide factual patient education. Provide additional education after clinician or RN assessment. Including explanations of all FDA approved birth control methods. Provide unbiased specific instruction on the client's selected birth control method.
  • Assist clinician as needed.
  • Provide contraceptive supplies, medications including injectables, perform venipuncture, and manage patients with medical emergencies per PPNCS protocols under direct supervision of licensed nurse practitioner, physician's assistant, physician, or registered nurse.
  • Assure inventory control of clinic and contraceptive supplies including ordering, stocking, inventory reconciliation and tracking.
  • Communicate PPNCS protocols, policy and procedures to clinicians and staff as appropriate. Assure clinic manuals are up to date (e.g., clinic, lab, safety).
  • Provide factual, unbiased information to patients seeking abortion.
  • Describe the difference between medication and surgical abortion.
  • Inform patients in a non-directive manner about all options available to them in the event of an unintended pregnancy and make a referral for service based on the patients' needs.
  • All health center staff are expected to participate in the onboarding of new employees and supporting the cross-training of established employees.
  • Follow all laws regarding mandatory reporting.

Additional Essential Functions for Licensed Practical Nurses Working at Surgical Sites:

  • As appropriate assist the physician with surgical procedures, monitor patient stability, and perform macroscopic exam of tissue post-surgery.
  • Supervise and observe patients post procedure recovery.
  • Comply with all laws governing services.
  • Comply with all policies, procedures, rules and applicable laws and regulations governing abortion and other care services.

Registered Nurse responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Interview and screen patients, conduct patient history review, document in electronic medical record, prepare patients for examinations/procedures. Assess, address or triage patient complaints. Monitor patient vital signs.
  • Perform routine laboratory tests including venipuncture. Communicate lab test results. Assure appropriate follow-up of lab reports. Process receipt of incoming lab results.
  • Provide factual patient education. Provide additional education in consultation with clinician or physician assessment. Including explanations of all FDA approved birth control methods. Provide unbiased specific instruction on the client's selected birth control method.
  • Inform patients in a non-directive manner about all options available to them in the event of an unintended pregnancy and provide supporting materials and/or education for service based on the patients' needs.
  • Provide factual, unbiased information to clients seeking abortion.
  • Describe the difference between medication and surgical abortion.
  • Refer patients per protocol, perform follow-up functions, and assure complete documentation of care plan.
  • Follow all federal, state, and local laws regarding mandated reporting, abortion services, healthcare services, and HIPAA.
  • Provide contraceptive supplies, medications including injectables, perform venipuncture, and manage patients with medical emergencies per PPNCS protocols Assure inventory control of clinic and contraceptive supplies including ordering, stocking, and tracking as assigned.
  • Communicate PPNCS protocols, policy and procedures to clinicians and staff as appropriate. Assure clinic manuals are up to date (e.g., clinic, lab, safety, MS&G).
  • Maintain a working knowledge of Planned Parenthood policies and procedures and apply these to patient and clinic services.
  • Supervise nursing functions as delegated by the Health Center Manager or clinician/physician.
  • All health center staff are expected to participate in the onboarding of new employees and supporting the cross-training of established employees.
  • Follow all state laws regarding mandatory reporting.

Additional Essential Functions for RNs Working at Surgical Sites:

  • Administer mild and moderate sedation.
  • As appropriate assist the physician with surgical procedures, monitor patient stability, and perform macroscopic exam of tissue post-procedure.
  • Supervise and assess patient's post procedure recovery.
  • ACLS certification required before working independently in the recovery area (at sites providing moderate sedation)
  • Perform other clinical skills within the scope of their training and applicable state laws.
  • After 6 months of employment at one of our surgical center locations, participate in providing telephonic coverage for those services provided by PPNCS that require 24 Hour Emergency Call coverage.

Standard Requirements

  • Understand and work as a team to meet PPNCS productivity goals. Annual performance monitoring for staff will include an assessment of whether or not established productivity goals have been met.
  • Supports, cooperates with, and implements specific procedures and programs for: safety and security, confidentiality, quality assurance, compliance with current laws and regulations including HIPAA and mandated reporting, and training.
  • Committed to collaborating in a diverse organization through equitable practices and an inclusive culture.
  • Supports and participates in:
  • Common teamwork; Cooperates and works together with all co-workers
  • Attend all staff meetings, huddles, and 1:1 meetings
  • Uses tactful, appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations demonstrating compassion, empathy, and dignity for all
  • Follows up as appropriate with manager/supervisor, co-workers and patients regarding reported complaints, problems, and concerns
  • Promotes positive public image and relations of PPNCS
  • Completes requirements for acceptable attendance and timeliness to work, uniform and dress codes including personal hygiene, and other work duties as assigned.

Work Hours

Full-time position working 33.75 hours per week.

Tentative schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:45am - 4:30pm, Tuesday, Thursday 11:45am - 6:30pm

This position is eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, long-term disability, life insurance, PTO, extended illness leave, volunteer time off, paid holidays, and a 403(b) retirement plan.

Physical Work Intensity and Work Environment

Level 3, Active - Majority of time is spent standing and/or moving throughout an office environment. Occasional physical demands include lifting of 10-20 lbs., extended periods of standing, walking, and lifting. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Qualifications

MA

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Current CPR certification
  • Completion of a Medical Assisting diploma program, Associate degree in Medical Assisting, has equivalent military experience or past EMT/Paramedic licensure.

LPN

  • Current active, unencumbered LPN license in state you are applying for the role
  • Current CPR certification

RN

  • Current active, unencumbered RN license in state you are applying for the role
  • Current CPR certification
  • ACLS certification required before working independently in the recovery area (at sites providing moderate sedation)

Desired Qualifications

  • Reproductive health experience
  • Bilingual language skills (Spanish, Hmong, and Somali preferred).
  • Experience working with NextGen or other EHR system

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Effective communication skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Computer skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and create a positive environment that demonstrates PPNCS' commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Planned Parenthood North Central States supports people of all ages in making responsible choices and planning their futures. We are an organization committed to creating and fostering an environment that leads to engaged employees, and we believe engaged employees results in satisfied customers and exceptional experiences. When you work for Planned Parenthood you make a difference in the lives of those we serve by affirming the human right to reproductive health and freedom.

PPNCS complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Human Resources at 612-821-6147.

Planned Parenthood is committed to hiring and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce that effectively employs the skills and talents of all employees in our organization. All applicants will receive consideration regardless of their race, color, creed, sex, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, age, veteran status, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, size, disability, socioeconomic status, or status with regard to public assistance. We encourage diverse candidates to apply for this position. AA/EEO

Any job offer will be contingent upon the results of a background investigation.

Keywords: Planned Parenthood, Eden Prairie , Medical Assistant (MA), License Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) - Eden Prairie, MN, Other , Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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