WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

  • LPN - Primary Care

    Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
    Posted Date 3 months ago(11/1/2019 4:46 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Clinical Staff
    Target Salary
  • Overview

    Recruiting an Licensed Practical Nurse within our Primary Care Clinics. Responsible for providing professional nursing care to patients via telephonic assessment and triage. Actively participates in coordination of patient flow and services within assigned area.  Collects patient information related to patient visit or procedure.  Assists with procedures and administers approved medication. Assists physician and team members with patient care, clerical, environmental and organizational tasks. Assists in optimizing education for residents and students in Program rotation.


    • Assists with patient flow and room assignments.
    • Obtains age appropriate vital signs upon admission.
    • Collects patient information pertinent to physician visit or procedure.
    • Assists physicians and team with treatment, tests, and orders.
    • Performs waived testing.
    • Performs nursing procedures such as bladder catheterization, sterile dressing changes, etc…
    • Assist with surgical and invasive procedures that involve sterile technique.
    • Conducts patient/family education under the direction of an RN.
    • Administers medication as approved.
    • Documents patient care and actions per clinic standard.
    • Facilitates scheduling of diagnostic work-up, procedures and referrals.
    • Refers abnormal lab work to physician for appropriate follow up.
    • Calls in prescription refills or utilizes EHR refill process.
    • Prepares, maintains, and cleans exam rooms.
    • Maintains equipment; orders supplies as needed.
    • Discusses day to day issues with team leader for resolution.
    • Directs incoming calls to appropriate resource.
    • Maintains CEUs required by licensure/certification/registration
    • Availability to work occasional overtime on weekends or evenings to complete time sensitive projects.
    • Acquires knowledge for new technology and policy/procedure revisions.
    • All other duties as assigned.

    Specific phone triage responsibilities (As appropriate):

    • Utilizes age specific protocol manuals designed for patient assessment.
    • Work with physicians or RNs to ensure safe and proper care for patients by performing telephonic patient assessment for all ages.
    • Documents call processing in the EMR and/or paper medical record.
    • Schedules urgent appointments and extended hours clinic appointments; may make or direct other appointments; all in accordance with scheduling guidelines.
    • Assists in continuity of patient care by proper transfer of patient information.
    • Participates in the revision and maintenance of protocol manuals and clinic specific scheduling guidelines.


    • Graduate of an accredited program.
    • Minimum one year experience in a healthcare setting, preferably in an outpatient environment desirable.
    • State of Michigan licensure as Licensed Practical Nurse.
    • Knowledge and proficiency in EMR.
    • Ability to collect and document data from patients.
    • Knowledge and proficiency in waived testing.
    • Knowledge and proficiency in administering medications.
    • Ability to effectively communicate with others verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to meet assigned deadlines.
    • Knowledge and proficiency in Outlook.
    • Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities in organization of work flow.
    • Able to perform duties independently, with a minimal need for direct supervision.

    About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine


    As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Ascension Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and also by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The inaugural medical student class graduated in 2018 after completing an innovative, patient-centered four-year curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers of tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $78 million renovation and expansion project including two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with laboratory, office and conference space, access to core scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services.


    Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.


    Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.


    EEO Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans.


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