Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Kansas City, MO

Planned Parenthood Great Plains (PPGP) seeks a full-time Licensed Practical Nurse for this 21st century health care provider and advocacy organization dedicated to upholding the standard for providing high quality sexual and reproductive health care, providing education that promotes informed proud and authentic sexuality, and changing the culture through proactive advocacy to ensure equality in reproductive and sexual decision making.

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for providing family planning patient care and occasional post-surgical care for patients in recovery. The LPN collaborates with the Nurse Practitioner, Medical Assistants, and other clinical staff to ensure the highest level of patient care and customer service. IV Certification required.  This multifaceted position works in both direct patient care and records/reception areas. The LPN will participate in a team approach to patient care and communicate effectively and sensitively with patients from a wide range of backgrounds and ages while serving as a patient advocate.

TO APPLY

Submit your cover letter, resume and current salary or salary requirements to:

PPGP.HR@PPgreatplains.org

Only those candidates including a cover letter with salary information will be considered for this position.

EOE/AA—PPGP is an equal-opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQIA.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides non-judgmental counseling to clients by providing support and information on reproductive and sexual health issues, including family planning methods, abortion services and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Conducts courteous and confidential client interviews, and accurately completes all necessary forms on patients.
  • Obtains patient’s vital statistics, draws blood, performs pregnancy tests and assists with other exams upon request.
  • Communicates patient needs to physician.
  • Administers injections and other medication under physician’s orders.
  • Performs all test control levels.
  • Works hard, prioritizes tasks and manages own time and activities to ensure productivity.
  • Conducts tests according to CLIA standards and adheres to OSHA regulations when handling biological material.
  • Maintains inventory of supplies, ordering and stocking as needed.
  • Adheres to all HIPAA and patient privacy and confidentiality regulations.
  • Assists with front desk, patient scheduling, phone duties, patient education, surgery, laboratory and recovery room duties as needed.
  • Assists physician and staff in surgical procedures as needed.
  • May assist with cleanliness and sterilization of recovery room and equipment, patient discharge instructions on post-care, handle all details of discharge, getting patient’s clothing and assisting them with dressing and maintain and request orders of stock for all recovery room needs.
  • Participates in health center/affiliate efforts to achieve established productivity and revenue cycle goals.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Clinic or Surgical Nurse Manager and the Nurse Practitioner.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Licensed Practical Nurse in state of Kansas from an accredited school, two years experience in clinical or surgical setting with critical care skills preferred, ACLS and IV Certification preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to communicate in a sensitive and effective way with clients of all backgrounds and to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to manage time effectively.
  • Ability to work effectively on a professional team.
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment and maintain a professional posture.
  • Ability to work with computer software, including: Windows, Word and Excel.
  • Familiarity with medical terminology.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively with patients or other employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply practical understanding to carry out detailed but not uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • LPN
  • CPR
  • ACLS

THE WORK OF PPGP

For 81 years, PPGP has been delivering high-quality, affordable, reproductive health care services. By providing clinical services, education, training, and advocacy, it seeks to help individuals make informed decisions about their reproductive health, family planning options, and sexuality. In order to make these ideals a reality, PPGP provides people with accurate information and access to highly trained practitioners for preventive care. PPGP sees a world in which every child is wanted and every woman is trusted to make her own decisions, every choice regarding sexuality is personal and respected, and everyone has access to affordable, quality health care.

Licensed Practical Nurse joins PPGP at a pivotal point in its 81-year history. PPGP’s expansion and revitalization of its health center footprint in Arkansas, Kansas, the Mid-Missouri region, and Oklahoma, reinvigoration of its education, outreach, and advocacy initiatives serve to educate a new generation of reproductive health and rights supporters and promote greater access to affordable contraception, preventive treatment, safe abortion, and other critical reproductive health services.

As an affiliate of, and accredited by, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), PPGP operates twelve high-quality health centers throughout Arkansas, Kansas, the Mid-Missouri region, and Oklahoma, with a centralized call center and online appointment scheduling. PPGP serves people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse needs. PPGP currently provides reproductive health services in Arkansas, Kansas, the Mid-Missouri region, and Oklahoma. The medical staff includes three board certified OB/GYN physicians who provides abortion services, as well as nurse practitioners. PPGP’s nurse practitioners collaborate with physicians to provide reproductive health care, perform examinations, and diagnose and treat infections. PPGP receives Title X funding in Missouri and accepts Medicaid and private insurance in both Missouri and Kansas. During 2015, our health centers provided 40,000 visits for comprehensive reproductive health services to 20,000 patients

PPGP provides comprehensive, age-appropriate sexuality education to more than 5,000 participants each year. Our education programs promote responsible behavior and honest communication with peers, parents and adults. Teens are given information about how to deal with social pressure and are given medically accurate information about contraception. Programs offer a variety of interactive sexuality education presentations to schools, churches and community groups on a broad range of topics.

PPGP is a leading advocate for the reproductive rights of women and men in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma working tirelessly to block legislation that restricts access to sex education, contraceptives, and abortion. To conduct more in-depth advocacy efforts, PPGP created the Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes (PPGPV), a sister corporation of PPGP organized under IRS Section 501(c)4. This classification allows PPGPV to engage in political activities and make additional lobbying expenditures that would not be allowed under PPGP’s 501(c)3 tax status. PPGPV maintains professional lobbying programs in Topeka and Jefferson City; monitors federal, state and local legislation and analyzes its effects on PPGP and our clients; informs supporters about proposed legislation and encourages contact with their legislators; and recruits, trains and supports volunteers to work in a variety of advocacy roles.

TO APPLY

Submit your cover letter, resume and current salary or salary requirements to:

PPGP.HR@PPgreatplains.org

Only those candidates including a cover letter with salary information will be considered for this position.

EOE/AA—PPGP is an equal-opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQIA.