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Medical Assistant (Or LPN) -Mercy Health Physicians Youngstown Surgical Weight Loss

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Youngstown
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy Health

  • Will consider Certified or Non Certified Medical Assistant or LPNAbout UsAs a faith-based and patient-focused organization, Mercy Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of all people in mind, body and spirit through exceptional patient care. Success in this goal requires a culture of compassion, collaboration, excellence and respect. Mercy Health seeks people that are committed to our values of compassion, human dignity, integrity, service and stewardship to create an environment where associates want to work and help communities thrive.LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) - Mercy Health PhysiciansJob Summary:The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for the delivery of patient care under the direction of the Physician. The LPN functions as an integral part of the health care team to provide the highest quality of care to the patient by preparing and assessing patients for provider visits. In this position, the LPN will observe, record, and report patient responses to medical care provided during appointments.Essential Functions:
    • Collaborates with physicians and other health care team members in meeting patient/family needs
    • Implements the plan of care by providing direct basic nursing care in accordance with the LPN scope of practice
    • Appropriately labels and packages specimens, as trained
    • Assists in providing indirect care through various clerical or administrative duties as assigned by the registered nurse
    • Acts as a chaperone for health care providers during patient examination as requested
    • Assists provider with procedures, treatments, and interventions
    • Other duties as assignedCertifications:
      • Active state Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) licensure
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) - American Heart AssociationExperience:
        • One year of clinical patient care experience (preferred, not required)Skills & Abilities:
          • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate care to all ages of the patients
          • Ability to learn and use a computer-based patient appointment scheduling and registration system
          • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a team
          • Strong interpersonal communication and organization skills
            • Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position
              Under the direction of a Licensed Professional (e.g., Physician or Nurse Practitioner), the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for the delivery of patient care utilizing the nursing process through data collection and assessment, identifying and determining the priority of patient's problems/needs, and evaluating the process and outcome of nursing care. The LPN coordinates, provides, and directs patient teaching activities and coordinates the care provided by health team members. The LPN complies to all documentation standards within the scope of the Medical Assistant and the LPN role.

              Essential Job Functions
              • Analyzes the assessment data, evaluates patient's condition, and collaborates with the provider to develop and maintain the patient's plan of care.
              • Provides education to patients, families, and staff members, in conjunction with other healthcare entities, under the direction of the provider or manager.
              • Coordinates the care of the patient with other healthcare entities according to the patient's plan of care.
              • Administers medications in a safe manner, which is consistent with the organizations policies and procedures as well as the state requirements with which they are licensed in.
              • LPNs in a lead position serve as subject matter experts and clinical and professional mentors within the practice.
                This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.

                Current Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) from the state of employment (required)
                BLS Basic Life Support - American Heart Association (required)

                Nursing Diploma

                Work Experience
                One year of clinical patient care experience (preferred)

                English, Spanish (preferred)

                Take and document vital signs
                Room patients
                Monitor patient conditions during in-office treatment(s)
                Document patients' medical records
                Administer medications/vaccinations within scope
                Inform medical professionals regarding patient conditions and care
                Manage patient messages and communications (e.g., in-basket, MyChart messages)
                Schedule tests and appointments
                Telephonic patient triage
                Attention to detail
                Acceptance of authority
                Critical thinking
                Communication with family members
                Conflict resolution
                Active listening
                Relationship building
                Time management skills

                Working Conditions
                Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur
                May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse
                May be required to use physical restraints
                May be exposed to adverse weather conditions; cold, hot, dust, wind, etc.
                May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights
                May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids*
                May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials*
                May have periods of constant interruptions
                • Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.
                  Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.We'll also reward your hard work with:
                  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
                  • Prescription drug coverage
                  • Flexible spending accounts
                  • Life insurance w/AD&D
                  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
                  • Paid time off
                  • Educational Assistance
                  • And much moreScheduled Weekly Hours:40Work Shift:DaysDepartment:Comprehensive Weight Loss Clinic - St. JosephAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at

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