Avon Park -

Job Description:


Position Summary:
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for providing direct and indirect nursing care to patients and families in the clinic under the direction and supervision of the Nurse Manager and Clinical Administrator. The LPN is expected to work with every member of the clinical team in order to provide primary care to a patient population diverse in age, health status, and socio-economic level. This position requires team work and communication skills as well as a knowledge of family medicine primary care nursing including pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology.


  • Education: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing
  • Licensure: Florida license
  • BLS certification
  • Computer knowledge

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of current professional nursing theory, practice, and techniques
  • Knowledge of current nursing practices in an outpatient primary care setting
  • Knowledge of assessment of patient needs and services
  • Knowledge of medical recording and reporting techniques (SOAP)
  • Knowledge of current professional nursing and pharmaceutical products, Universal Precautions, and emergency situations
  • Knowledge of pathophysiology of diseases commonly managed in Family Medicine including Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Knowledge of the application of nursing techniques (example, suture removal, ear irrigation, dressing of wounds)
  • Knowledge of assisting with diagnostic and treatment procedures (example, colposcopy, LEEP, ultrasound)
  • Knowledge of patient teaching and education (example, self-breast examination, prenatal instruction, self blood pressure taking, nutrition instruction, infant care instruction, diabetes self-care instruction)
  • Knowledge of patient examination procedure
  • Knowledge of general patient care and treatment procedures, equipment, rules, regulations, and ethics
  • Knowledge of making observations of general physical condition and needs of patients and when to confer with a physician about the emotional or physical condition of a patient
  • Knowledge of the principles of aseptic and sterile techniques and infection control techniques
  • Knowledge of the techniques of administration of common medications, including immunizations, inoculations, and allergy injections using sterile technique, and knowledge of the side effects of these medications
  • Knowledge of state and federal drug control laws, rules, and regulations
  • Knowledge of emergency techniques and procedures
  • Knowledge of medical supplies and equipment
  • Interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to work in a complex environment
  • Ability to work with other health care providers
  • Commitment to service, quality, and departmental core values

RESPONSIBILITIES AND PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Be familiar with CFHC's program philosophies, goals and objectives
  • Comply with all CFHC's policies and procedures, as well as state and federal regulations
  • Knowledge of the requirements of CFHC's Exposure Control Plan. Personally utilize universal precautions when practicing in a clinical setting
  • Participate in staff outreach and off-site health care programs as requested by the CCO or CEO. Represent CFHC in the community
  • Report as needed to CCO any pertinent information or situations that impact on patient care or CFHC liability
  • Attend and participate in mandatory CFHC meetings (Center Specific meetings, Corporate meetings, and other meetings as designated by the CCO or CEO)
  • Ability to work with other members of the clinical team.
  • Maintain company dresscode policy at all times
  • Carry out any other activities deemed appropriate by the CCO or CEO

Licensed Practical Nurse Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Screen patients according to CFHC's protocols (example, obtaining height, weight, vital signs, vision/hearing testing) and perform any other procedures directed by the supervising Clinician, Clinical Administrator, or Nurse Manager
  • Obtain patient's medical history
  • Perform charting in patient's medical record in accordance with CFHC's policies and procedures
  • Perform phlebotomy/finger stick
  • Perform waived lab analysis and phlebotomy (example, urinalysis, pregnancy test, hemocue)
  • Administer injections according to position requirements (example, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and intradermal injections)
  • Prepare and administer medications as directed by provider
  • Perform procedures, as ordered (example, EKGs, nebulizer treatments, ear lavage)
  • Counsel patients per treatment plan (example, diet, exercise, medication)
  • Understand all emergency protocols and respond accordingly
  • Maintain exam rooms and work areas (example, keeping rooms well-stocked, orderly and clean, to include disinfecting exam tables between patients as per infection control policy)
  • Maintain infection control (example, sterilizing instruments, performing procedures, needle disposal)
  • Make/cancel/reschedule appointments in the computer appointment system. Follow-up on appointment to determine patient compliance and contact patients to reschedule (no-show policy)
  • Understand and assist in the referral process of patients to outside services or providers; follow-up on patient referrals
  • Complete of clinical logs (example, abnormal Pap smear, temperature, referral, immunizations)
  • Perform Case Management for high risk patients
  • Complete all duties, responsibilities, and competencies in a manner that is appropriate to the age groups to whom care/services are being provided
  • Other duties as assigned by the clinician, Nurse Manager, Clinical Administrator, or Health Center Administrator

The job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and employee will also perform other reasonable related business duties as assigned by supervisor.

*This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract or employment.


  • Requires 80% or more time spent standing/walking
  • Independently mobile
  • Ability to lift weight equivalents to what would be required when occasionally assisting and positioning patients, repositioning equipment and lifting supplies
  • Ability to adapt and function in varying environments of workload, patient acuity, worksites, and work shifts

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement: External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job responsibility) either unaided or will the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis.


  • prepare reports
  • collect payment
  • drive automobile, van, or light truck
  • maintain records, reports, or files
  • use two-way radio or mobile phone
  • prepare safety reports
  • sell merchandise
  • examine vehicle to detect malfunctions, damage, or maintenance needed
  • maintain or repair cargo or passenger vehicle
  • service vehicle with water, fuel, or oil
  • use vehicle repair tools or safety equipment
  • load, unload, or stack containers, materials, or products
  • use established traffic or transportation procedures
  • follow traffic laws
  • perform safety inspections in transportation setting
  • provide customer service in surface transportation
  • read maps
  • transport passengers or cargo
  • use geographic positioning system (GPS)
  • use local or regional geographical knowledge to transportation
  • verify cargo against shipping papers

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 Minimum Education Required: 1 Year of College or a Technical or Vocational School


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