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
Salary Range
$25.33-34.26 per hour
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Licensed Practice Nurse (LPN) will assist the physician with patient care and follow-up providing direct and indirect patient care in a clinical setting of the Urology Clinic. Duties include, but not limited to, interviewing patients, obtaining vital signs, preparing patients and assisting physicians with patient exams and/or treatment. Continuing responsibilities include charting and preparing charts for clinic as necessary. Additionally, the LPN will perform triage with patient phone calls to identify emergent and non-emergent situations. The LPN will help facilitate patient flow through the Urology Clinic and ensure an accurate and complete medical record for each patient. The LPN assists the medical provider by coordinating departmental resources regarding tests, orders, radiology and results. Additional responsibilities may include: 1) Providing specific customer services which include screening for financial eligibility, confirming health insurance coverage and obligations, obtaining necessary authorizations for care, and scheduling appointments; 2) Facilitating communication between providers and the patient (e.g. prescription refills, return to work and FMLA forms completion, patient education, patient longitudinal follow up and tracking, etc.) 3) provide education regarding disease, medications, procedures or other aspects of patient care based on protocols and pre-pared educational materials. Under the direction and supervision of a Licensed Independent Practitioner and in accordance with hospital policies and procedures, the LPN provides basic care as a member of the patient care team. Patient care activities are related to rooming, measuring, recording, and reporting patient information and performing simple treatments, procedures and; The LPN assists in maintaining the practice environment in a clean, orderly condition including cleaning and stocking rooms. 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 Compliance Roles and Responsibilities in OHSU Hospitals and Clinics. This position performs in a manner, which maintains the confidentiality and privacy of each patient, promotes positive health habits through appearance and attitude. Supports and adheres to the Code of Conduct and Policies and Procedures of both OHSU hospital and clinics and the Department of Urology, models ethical and appropriate behavior, professional standards, compliance and personal integrity.

Function/Duties of Position

Hiring Bonus Available



Clinical Duties


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


  • 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

Required Qualifications

  • Current BLS certification at hire
  • Oregon LPN license at hire

Additional Details

  • Benefits:

    • 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.


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