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CMA or LPN - Float Pool
This position is: Full Time
Position Location: Lake Charles, LA

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES:  Responsible for providing professional nursing care for patients following established standards and practices. The individual displays responsible behaviors, communicates effectively to others and functions as a member of the healthcare team. Functions under the direct supervision of the physician when performing clinical tasks during patient care. Demonstrates competency in all skills related to the performance of patient care. Maintains an inventory of examination/procedure room supplies, assists in the organization of efficient patient flow, and organizes the clinic environment to assure patient safety. Maintains patient confidentiality.

SUPERVISION REQUIRED: Reports to office manager and/or physician.

SUPERVSION EXERCISED: This position does not supervise any employees.


Clinical Operations: Participates in the care of the patient, under the direct supervision of the Physician and in collaboration with the healthcare team.

1. Greets and escorts patient to exam rooms.

2. Collects patient information and assessment data. Obtains and records patient's vital signs: temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, weight and height. Performs chart review to obtain historical data.

3. Assists physician with procedures/treatments/examinations, (preparation, positioning, supplies, equipment).

4. Maintains and uses principles of aseptic techniques and infection control when performing clinical duties and tasks.

5. Ensures that patient chart entries are made accurately and in a timely manner; forwards charts as appropriate.

6. Confirms and clarifies written orders prior to implementation of delegated tasks.

7. Performs delegated procedures, ie. injections, nebulizer treatment, etc. Observes, records and reports patient's condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physician.

8. Follows policies for infection control in handling and disposing of infectious/hazardous waste materials.

9. Appropriately obtains and manages specimens, including: labeling, form completion and storage awaiting transfer to laboratory.

10. Recognizes emergency situations and implements emergency procedures according to clinic guidelines. Administers first aid, CPR, and maintains emergency equipment and supplies.

11. Provides appropriate patient specific education, and health information materials.

Support Operations: In close partnership with healthcare team, assures smooth and efficient patient flow and clinical operation.

1. Makes, receives and handles medically related phone calls as directed by physicians.

2. Orders, stocks, and maintains exam room supplies.

3. Assists receptionist in scheduling appointments as needed. Ensures appointment preferences are given to patients in emergency situations.

4. Completes all logs as required by OSHA Regulations. (i.e. Refrigerator log recorded twice daily, Eye Wash Station log recorded daily, Crash Cart log recorded monthly, etc).

5. Count and record all injectable medications kept in locked cabinet and refrigerator daily.

6. Inspect all sample and injectable medications weekly and dispose of any expired drugs according to Imperial Health guidelines.

7. Notifies patients of test results; schedules follow-up appointments as needed.

8. Schedules CT scans, MRIs, EEGs, etc. according to physician's orders.

9. Supply patient with written instructions for preparation needed for any and all special procedures or surgeries.

10. Perform other tasks as assigned.


1. Language Skills – The ability to communicate effectively with others in the healthcare team.

2. Understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, diagnostic procedures, pharmacology, and treatment assessments to the extent required to understand and accurately transcribe dictated reports. Translate medical abbreviations into their expanded forms.

3. Computer Skills – To perform this job successfully, an individual should be able to learn and use all functions of electronic medical record software. Must accurately enter data into a database, search for information, send and receive email and attachments.

4. Skills in applying and modifying the principles, methods, and techniques of professional nursing to provide ongoing patient care.


1. Must be able to communicate effectively in written and verbal form, answer frequent telephone calls.

2. Must be able to work as a team player.

3. Must be able to adapt to various work flows and procedures in clinics throughout the company.

4. Must be able to multi-task. Frequent interruptions require being able to handle a fast-paced work environment during entire time at work.

5. Must be able to prioritize multiple projects.

6. Must maintain strict confidentiality and exercise professionalism when interacting with staff, managers, supervisors, physicians, external customers, etc. Must comply with HIPPA confidentiality standards when accessing or communicating patient information.

7. Ability to relate to people and different situations with good judgment and integrity under stressful situations.


EXPERIENCE: Previous medical office experience is preferred.

EMR experience preferred.  Must have proficient typing skills.

EDUCATION REQUIRED: Louisiana LPN license or national medical assistant certification are required.  Non-certified medical assistants must have at least two years of full-time experience in a clinical nursing role in order to qualify.  CMA certification is required within 6 months of hire.


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