UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

  • Clinic LPN - UW Medicine Kidney Stone Center

    Posted Date 4 months ago(11/28/2017 5:57 PM)
    Full Time
    7621 UW Medicine Kidney Stone Center
    1st, Days
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  • Overview

    Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:

    • The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
    • The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
    • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
    • The Stroke Care Excellence Award
    • Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

    UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. 

    Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. 

    Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

    As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.


    We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE


    UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


    The Clinic LPN is responsible for promoting efficient patient flow and assisting the provider with patient care, procedures, tests and record keeping.





    1.  Providing Patient Care, includes but is not limited to:

    • Assists patients to exam room and documents heart rate, blood pressure, height and weight.
    • Obtains patient history, determines complaint/problem and prepares individual to see the medical provider.
    • Administers medications both orally and by injection.
    • Assists with labeling lab specimen.
    • Phones in pharmacy refills for patients as requested.
    • Completes prior authorization phone calls to insurance companies and patients.
    • Accurately and efficiently uses Epic for all required documentation. 
    • Answers and triages patient telephone calls, messages and letters.
    • Schedules follow-up appointments as needed. 
    • Provides patient follow-up as directed by physician.
    • Educates patients as necessary regarding health care concerns.

    2.  Equipment, Supplies and Work Environment, includes but is not limited to:

    • Maintains clean, stocked exam rooms.
    • Maintains medication sample cupboard.
    • Inventories, orders, and restocks clinic supplies.

    3.  Customer Service and Support, includes but is not limited to:

    • Acts as a back-up front office staff member as needed; answers telephone using defined etiquette standards; route calls and messages.
    • Answers questions and follows through on inquiries.
    • Assists and supports other staff members as needed.



    Education Background

    • Graduate of accredited school for practical nursing. 

    Licensure, Registration, Certification

    • Current Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the state of Washington. 
    • BLS required.

    Work Experience

    • Minimum of one year experience with direct patient contact in a health care setting strongly preferred. 

    Special Training/Skills

    • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit/department or clinic.
    • Familiarity with electronic medical records.

    Physical Abilities

    • Must be able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time.
    • Must be able to move freely throughout the clinic and hospital.

    Physical Demand Level:  Medium

    In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-

    Lift / Carry

    20 to 50 pounds occasionally
    10 to 25 pounds frequently
    up to 10 pounds constantly


    As required, must be able to-

    Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders

    Push and Pull

    Perform fine motor functions

    Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.


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