Samaritan Hospital

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Patient Access Nurse - LPN - Total Family Health Care - Part Time


Position summary:  The nurse rooms and takes vitals on patients as well as assists with various patient care duties and procedures while working closely with the providers of the clinic.  The nurse also communicates provider orders and care instructions to patients on a regular basis.

General purpose:  Assist the physician, nurse practitioner or other clinician with primary care services.  Various other

 nursing duties.

 Role qualifications:


Completion of an accredited Nursing program, Medical Assistant Program, or equivalent experience.


  • Nursing experience in a clinic setting is preferred but not required.


  • Must maintain current State of Missouri Nursing license
  • Must maintain current BCLS.
  • Must attend inservices and staff meetings.

Position responsibilities:

  • Assist the Physician and/or Nurse Practitioner with patient procedures.
  • Greet and assist patients to exam room and take vitals.
  • Perform designated lab work and maintain an adequate level of lab supplies.
  • Ability to present patient educational material in understandable format.
  • Assist in capturing all charges that may occur during a patient visit including lab, immunizations, injections, and all office procedures.
  • Maintain an appropriate level of medical supplies.  Rooms are to be checked daily for adequate supplies.
  • Be liaison between patient and Physician and/or Nurse Practitioner.
  • Maintain data required by the Vaccines for Children Program.
  • Keep log sheets of drug samples on the premises, monitoring the date received, date of distribution, patient name, number given, lot number, and expiration date along with initials of person sampling.
  • Assist in reviewing stocked medications and sample medications for outdates on a monthly basis.
  • Keep abreast of changes and requirements of insurance companies to aid in the completion of referrals and laboratory tests.
  • Maintain a good public image of the Clinic when dealing with patients and visitors.
  • Maintain log sheets of chargeable drugs noting patients name, date given, drug name, dosage, lot number and initials.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Must have the ability to type and use appropriate office equipment.
  • Must be able to use a personal computer for scheduling and retrieving of patient information.
  • Must have knowledge and ability to perform nursing duties and operate medical and laboratory equipment.
  • Knowledge in billing procedures is required.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as physician orders, medical charts, lab reports, and information from insurance companies.
  • Ability to speak effectively to individuals with clear verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to interact with a variety of individuals such as patients, staff, visitors, and other healthcare professionals.
  • Must be able to collect data and establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • The employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to be on their feet for hours at a time.
  • The employee must be able to stand, walk, bend, and lift frequently.

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