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Abortion Care LPN


  • Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
  • 04/04/22
  • Saint Paul, MN
  • 55114
  • $24+ / Hourly
  • Full-Time
Planned Parenthood North Central States



Abortion Care Medical Assistant (MA) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) St Paul, MN

Starting salary for candidate who meets minimum requirements (Experience will be compensated):

$20/hr. for MA, $24/hr. for LPN plus differential pay

HIRING NEW GRADS

Hiring Bonus: $2500

Typical Schedule: FLEXIBLE Hours: 20-40/Week



About Us:

At Planned Parenthood North Central States (PPNCS), we believe all people deserve the right, the freedom, and the opportunity to follow their personal ambitions and choose their own path toward a healthier, more meaningful life. Thats why we protect, promote, and provide comprehensive and progressive sexual and reproductive health care for generations of young people and families with empathy, care, and respect. We are looking for passionate, dedicated staff who are eager to make positive contributions to their community and to the Planned Parenthood mission.

Click here to learn more: Our Mission

A Day in the Life

Under immediate supervision of the Health Center Manager, the Medical Assistant performs routine clinic duties associated with a reproductive health program within the scope of their Medical Assistant training. Provides excellent customer service. Medical Assistants are advocates in implementing our mission To affirm the right to reproductive health and freedom for all by providing excellent care, trusted education, and fierce advocacy. They may perform other related duties to support health center operations as assigned.

Flexible schedule, 20-40 hours per week, M-F with rotating Saturday shifts. Located at our Vandalia location in St. Paul, MN.

Responsibilities

This position will impact us with the following contributions:

Interview and screen patients, conduct patient history review, document in electronic medical record, and prepare patients for examinations/procedures. Monitor patient vital signs.
Perform routine laboratory tests including venipuncture. Communicate lab test results to clinician.
Set up exam rooms and prepare patients for their clinical visits.
Provide factual patient education. Provide additional education after clinician or RN assessment. Including explanations of all FDA approved birth control methods. Provide unbiased specific instruction on the clients selected birth control method.
Provide contraceptive supplies, medications including injectables, perform venipuncture, and manage patients with medical emergencies per PPNCS protocols under direct supervision of licensed nurse practitioner, physicians assistant, physician, or registered nurse.
Assure inventory control of clinic and contraceptive supplies including ordering, stocking, inventory reconciliation and tracking.
Communicate PPNCS protocols, policy and procedures to clinicians and staff as appropriate. Assure clinic manuals are up to date (e.g., clinic, lab, safety).
Provide factual, unbiased information to patients seeking abortion.
Describe the difference between medication and surgical abortion.
Inform patients in a non-directive manner about all options available to them in the event of an unintended pregnancy and make a referral for service based on the patients needs.
All health center staff are expected to participate in the onboarding of new employees and supporting the cross-training of established employees.
Follow all laws regarding mandatory reporting.
Participate in team approach to patient care working cooperatively with others to achieve productivity standards and exceptional customer service.
Maintain a working knowledge of Planned Parenthood policies and procedures and apply these to patient and clinic services.

Additional Essential Functions for Medical Assistants Working at Surgical Sites:

As appropriate assist the physician with surgical procedures, monitor patient stability and perform macroscopic exam of tissue post-procedure.
Supervise and observe patients post procedure recovery
Comply with all laws governing services
Comply with all policies, procedures, rules and applicable laws and regulations governing abortion and other care services
Shift differentials: $1/hour extra when working with patients who have a gestational age of 17 weeks or less & $3/hour extra working on a shift with patients 18 weeks gestational age or above. It counts for the entire day.

The Ideal Candidate Brings:

Medical Assistant:

High School diploma or equivalent
Current CPR certification
Completion of a Medical Assisting diploma program, Associate degree in Medical Assisting, has equivalent military experience or past EMT/Paramedic licensure.
LPN:

Current active, unencumbered LPN license in state you are applying for the role
Current CPR certification
The ideal candidate is passionate about patient care, has previous Reproductive healthcare experience and experience with NextGen or other Electronic Health Record Systems.

We Offer

This position is eligible for:

A comprehensive benefits package, including:
Medical, Dental, Vision With equity-based premium tiers
NICE HEALTHCARE free, virtual primary care for entire household (in-home available for qualifying locations) Services include: 80 free labs, free x-rays, and physical tests, live, virtual physical therapy, 550+ free medications
Flex Spending Account
Life insurance
Eligibility for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness
PTO, Float holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays
403(b)
Eight weeks paid Parental Leave
One Week Paid COVID leave, if necessary
Pet Insurance
Please note:

We require all PPNCS employees, volunteers, interns, and fellows to have a current, up-to date, COVID vaccine (Exemptions may be provided for medical, disability (ADA) or religious reasons.)

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS:

The position you are applying for is in a health center with direct patient care, therefore, if you were to be offered and accept employment, we would require the following documents from you prior to your first day of employment. Please do not bring this documentation to your interview you will have forms to complete that require the documentation should you be offered the position.

Hepatitis B vaccination records and titers
Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination records or proof of immunization
Chicken Pox vaccination records or proof of immunization
Tetanus shot documentation
Tuberculosis PPD Skin Test that is no older than 12 months
CPR Certification


Planned Parenthood North Central States supports people of all ages in making responsible choices and planning their futures. We are an organization committed to creating and fostering an environment that leads to engaged employees, and we believe engaged employees results in satisfied customers and exceptional experiences. When you work for Planned Parenthood you make a difference in the lives of those we serve by affirming the human right to reproductive health and freedom.

Planned Parenthood is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, sex, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, age, veteran status, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, size, disability, socioeconomic status, or status regarding public assistance. Planned Parenthood is committed to encouraging and promoting diversity as well as providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. Planned Parenthood is dedicated to an equitable and inclusive work environment and encourages all interested candidates to apply regardless of initial skill set.

Any job offer will be contingent upon the results of a background investigation.

Questions? Contact Jobs@ppncs.org for more information.

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