LPN Nurse (Back Office/Float) - General Gastroenterology

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Medical Lake, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime

Scheduled Hours

Position Summary
Position provides nursing care, under supervision, for assigned patients according to established standards and practices.

Job Description

Normal office environment with occasional pressure due to multiple calls, inquiries and deadlines.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Acts as a liaison between physicians and patients, fielding phone calls, follow-up with patients, referring physicians and their support staff, clinical justification for insurance reimbursement of patient medication, answering questions, scheduling outpatient office visit appointments and communicating lab results.
  • Schedules tests and procedures; coordinating schedules with inpatient and outpatient nursing staffs, patients and physicians.
  • Completes necessary paperwork accurately and thoroughly.
  • Makes appropriate phone calls and coordinates those involved in successfully providing outpatient as well as inpatient care.
  • Explains pre- and postoperative instructions to patients and calls patients with test results.
  • Occasionally assists physician in outpatient office setting, and assists in supporting the physician follow-up plan for the patient during their office hours.
  • Aids in the updating and data entry in electronic medical records.
  • Ability to promptly alert physicians of abnormal test results.
  • Assists in the assessment, monitoring, and termination of prescribed tests.
  • Observes, monitors, and responds appropriately to changes in patient treatments.
  • Reviews patient data and communicates pertinent information to superior in a timely manner, charting entries appropriately.
  • Administers medications as prescribed within state and facility guidelines and performs CPR when required.
  • Participates in development, implementation, and evaluation of patient care plans with other members of the patient care team.
  • Triage whether radiology is needed prior to other procedure interventions.

Essential Administrative Functions

  • Answers phone, screens and routes calls providing information in accordance with Division policy.
  • Provides assistance in the day-to-day administration of physician practices.
  • Arranges and coordinates meetings as requested.

Other Duties

  • May be asked to help cover in the absence of other supportive staff in the Gastroenterology Division.
  • Maintains a physician clinical and administrative schedule.
  • Occasional clinic work with direct patient care may be required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of related medical experience.
  • Working knowledge of general nursing theory and practice with ability to recognize and interpret symptoms/conditions and assist in emergency or adverse situations.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate of LPN program.
  • REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Current LPN licensure in the state of Missouri and/or Illinois depending on location or received within three months from date of hire; Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).


Salary Range
$19.77 - $29.64 / Hourly

The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.

Pre-Employment Screening
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.

EEO/AA Statement
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