Oregon Health & Science University

Licensed Practical Nurse

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Medical Assistant/LPN
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
OHSU Doernbecher Specialty Pediatrics Clinic - Orthopedics
Salary Range
$24.12 - $32.62 per hour
Monday - Friday
Variable 7:30am - 5pm
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview


This LPN position is a vital clinical role that will support the department of Pediatric Specialty Clinics. The LPN will provide a full range of duties and support the medical care team, which includes providers (MD, RN, PA, NP, residents and fellows), nurses and clinical support staff. The primary duty of this role is to support the Pediatric Specialty Clinics, Primary duties of this position are; rooming of patients, collecting patient vital signs, point of care testing, documentation in IHR, maintaining clinic flow, stocking exam rooms, assisting with procedures and treatments. Requires strong written and verbal communication with efficiency and diplomacy.  Service excellence, kindness, and compassion to all customers, including patients and other OHSU team members is an absolute requirement.


The LPN will function under the clinical direction of the physician, has a direct reporting relationship with the Clinic Operations Supervisor and will work in accordance to hospital policies and procedures. Service excellence, kindness, and compassion to all customers, including patients and other OHSU team members is an absolute requirement.  Participates in ongoing professional development and competency assessment, and participates in ongoing quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives.  Performs requirements for staff members as outlined in OHSU Core Competencies, policies, and procedures.


Clinic specific information:

This Position is located at Marquam Hill and Beaverton locations


The LPN position represents and supports the department of Pediatric Specialty Clinics at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and its faculty and staff by providing excellent customer service through prompt and professional communication skills, face-to-face customer contact skills, telephone skills and excellent problem-solving skills. The LPN will always perform as a true team player that helps when/where needed. The Pediatric Specialties Clinics sees and provides age appropriate care to the age groups indicated: Infants (0-1 yr.), Toddlers (1-4 yrs.), Preschoolers (4-6 yrs.), School-age (6-12 yrs.), and Adolescents (12-22 yrs.) and older, if necessary.


OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Orthopedic clinic treat children who suffer from an injury or are born with orthopedic conditions. This position offers the opportunity to work alongside experts in treating children and teen’s bone and joint condition including sports injury. The day will be filled with hands on care like applying and removing casts and splints. There are plenty of opportunity to learn and train from a team of specialists, technicians and surgeons. The LPN will be required to attend Outreach and off-site clinics when necessary.

Function/Duties of Position

Clinical Duties

Anatomy and physiology

  • Ability to identify and understand major body structures, systems and functions
  • Basic disease recognition and understanding

Medical Terminology

  • Word structure (root, prefixes, suffixes)
  • Standard medical abbreviations and symbols
  • Accurate spelling

Applied Mathematics

  • Calculate conversions (i.e. kilograms to pounds, liters to ounces, Celsius to Fahrenheit)
  • Calculate dosages
  • Ability to use flow charts and recognize mathematical trends

Infection Control/Safety

  • Universal precautions
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Sterilization procedures
  • MSDS expectations


  • Observation and direct measurement
  • Data collection (orthostatic vitals)
  • Medication administration (oral, SC, IM, ID, rectal, vaginal, topical)
  • CLIA waived testing
  • Age specific competency
  • Minor procedure assistance
  • Wound care, suture/staple removal
  • Comprehension of scope

Phlebotomy/Point of Care/Diagnostic testing

  • Blood draws (venous, capillary)
  • Point of care competency for CLIA waived tests
  • Other diagnostic tests (i.e. ECG, PFT)


  • Basic drug calculations and metric conversions
  • Safe preparation and administration
  • Identify and define drug categories
  • Legal prescription requirements based on drug schedules and classes
  • Knowledge of DEA regulations
  • Familiarity with PDR
  • Know common drugs and their classifications/side effects


  • AMA Patient Bill of Rights
  • Consent laws
  • Confidentiality and disclosure laws
  • State and Federal regulations applicable to health care


  • Service Excellence
  • Meets or exceeds service standards to improve the work and work environment, to better meet the needs of internal and external customers.
  • Prompt and professional communication at all times.


  • Administrative Duties


  • Insurance terminology
  • Cash handling
  • Computer skills
  • Data entry
  • Electronic health record (EHR)


  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Active listening skills
  • Collaborate with providers


  • Practice Specific Duties
  • Coordination and Scheduling of care
  • Casting/Splinting
  • Scheduling patient appointments and reminder calls
  • Schedules labs, diagnostics, stretchers, wheelchairs and interpreters when necessary and accommodates other special needs when necessary
  • Mails information packets
  • Contacts primary care physicians or their designees to obtain authorizations for care as required
  • Takes accurate messages from patients regarding procedure scheduling and post-op care.  Delivers such information promptly to the appropriate providers, advice nurse, or their designees
  • Prior authorization of medication/prescribed medical equipment
  • Initiate clinic review
  • The week following each clinic:  Track as needed lab values on clinic chart flow sheet, check EPIC Care for patient follow up appointments and arrange patient care follow up as indicated
  • Track lab/diagnostic results completed outside facilities and entered into EPIC Care for RN and Provider review
  • Assist physicians in clinic with "out of book" patients as needed
  • Attend Outreach and off-site clinics when necessary
  • May be asked to cover another specialty area when work load is light

Required Qualifications

Computer skills, including EHR; demonstrated ability to work with a variety of diverse customers in difficult situations; skill in developing and maintaining professional relationships; ability to prioritize work demands; ability to interpret and follow policies, procedures, and protocols; basic applied math skills, including calculations and conversions; must have demonstrated regular and consistent attendance at work as reported by past employer.

-Current BLS certification at hire

-Oregon LPN license at hire

- Code of conduct

- Respect in the workplace

- Applicable policies, procedures and agreements related to position, department or OHSU as a whole

Additional Details


  • Two raises per year – One at anniversary date and one across the board annual increase
  • Healthcare Options - Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents, and $25K of term life insurance provided at no cost to the employee
  • Two separate above market pension plans to choose from
  • Vacation- up to 200 hours per year depending on length of service
  • Sick Leave- up to 96 hours per year
  • 8 paid holidays per year
  • Substantial Tri-met and C-Tran discounts
  • Additional Programs including: Tuition Reimbursement and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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