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MA/LPN - Minneapolis

  • Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
  • 10/17/18
  • Saint Paul, MN
  • 55114
  • DOE / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Planned Parenthood North Central States

MA/LPN Minneapolis, MN

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.

Under immediate supervision of the Clinical Lead or Clinic Manager, the Medical Assistant/Licensed Practical Nurse performs routine clinic duties associated with a reproductive health program within the scope of their Medical Assistant training. Provides excellent customer service. Performs related work as directed. Medical Assistants/Licensed Practical Nurses are advocates in implementing our mission of Affirming the human right to reproductive health and freedom. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Interview and screen patients, conduct patient history review, prepare patients for examinations/procedures. Monitor patient vital signs.
Perform routine laboratory tests including venipuncture. Communicate lab test results to clinician.
Process receipt of incoming lab results.
Set up exam rooms and prepare patients for clinician or physician 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.
Assist clinician as needed.
With on-site RN/Clinician/Physician supervision administer injections, contraceptive supplies, emergency medications, and treatment medications as ordered by clinician or physician.
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, SMP).
Provide factual, unbiased information to clients 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.
Follow all laws regarding mandatory reporting

As appropriate assist the physician with surgical procedures, monitor patient stability and perform macroscopic exam of tissue post-surgery.
Supervise and observe patients post procedure recovery
Comply with all policies, procedures, rules and applicable laws and regulations governing abortion and other care services

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 committed to hiring and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce that effectively employs the skills and talents of all employees in our organization. All applicants will receive consideration regardless of their 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 with regard to public assistance. We encourage diverse candidates to apply for this position. AA/EEO

Work Hours
Full-time 40 hours/week. Hours will primarily be either 1:00 pm 9:30 pm or 12:00 pm to 8:30 pm and every other weekend. This position is eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, long-term disability, life insurance, PTO, extended illness leave, volunteer time off, paid holidays, and 403(b) retirement plan.

Required Qualifications
High School diploma or equivalent
Current CPR certification
Completion of a Medical Assisting diploma program or Associate degree in Medical Assisting

Current LPN license

Preferred Qualifications
Reproductive health experience
Current certification/registration through the AAMA/ARMA
Experience working with high risk and/or diverse populations
Bilingual language skills (Spanish, Hmong, and Somali preferred)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to work with patients from diverse backgrounds and create a positive environment that demonstrates PPNCS commitment to diversity
Computer skills; attention to detail and accuracy;
Effective communication skills; strong customer service skills;
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Willingness to work with volunteers

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


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