The Hennepin County Public Health Clinic (PHC) is seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who has a strong interest, skill, and background working with a diverse patient base that includes underserved communities who experience marginalization, stigma, and disparities. The Public Health Clinic is a respected leader in providing comprehensive testing & treatment for tuberculosis, refugee health exams, and sexual health services through the Red Door Clinic, Minnesota’s largest HIV and sexually transmitted infection clinic. The Public Health Clinic aims to reduce health disparities, increase access, and promote health across communities with specialized services that value evidence-based, client-centered care to create empowered and healthy communities.
The Licensed Practical Nurse will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that provides clinical services to clients and families of refugees, TB, and STD/HIV conditions in the Public Health Clinic.
Hennepin County Public Health is committed to advancing health and racial equity. We recognize racism is a public health crisis. We are committed to change, and to co-creating solutions with those impacted to support communities where everyone experiences optimal health and wellness. Diverse voices are critical to this mission. We encourage you to join us in this work! Learn more about the work of Public Health.
Location and hours:
This position will work on-site at the Health Services Building in downtown Minneapolis at 525 Portland Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415. Work hours will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with one evening shift per week. No overnight or holiday shifts are required.
In this position, you will:
Interview clients presenting for care; take vital signs and complete required documentation within the Epic system.
Assist nurse practitioners and medical staff with exams and treatments; administer immunizations, draw blood, and maintain vaccine inventory and storage.
Perform limited lab tests, such as urine or sputum sample collection; assist in maintaining lab documentation, perform laboratory proficiency tests, and prepare lab specimens for transport.
Manage inventory and stock medications and supplies; assist with packing, stocking, and transport of supplies within the clinic.
Perform clean up after medical exams; maintain aseptic environment according to cleaning policies and schedules and clean and maintain clinical equipment including instruments, refrigerators, cabinets, and counter surfaces.
Schedule follow up appointments with clients utilizing Epic, the clinic's electronic health record system.
Need to have:
Completion of an approved program in practical nursing and successful completion of the State of Minnesota's (or equivalent) nursing exam.
Possession of a license as a Licensed Practical Nurse authorized by the State of Minnesota.
Nice to have:
Six or more months of experience as an LPN providing services to medically underserved populations in a clinic setting.
Current CPR certification.
Working in a community health setting and/or working with diverse populations.
Using electronic health records to schedule and register clients and document client data/care.
In records management (e.g., filing charts and gathering, scanning, and abstracting chart materials).
Community resources and publicly funded assistance programs.
Appropriate standard and emergency procedures for handling sterile/contaminated materials.
Sensitivity to the unique needs and challenges faced by a diverse and marginalized client base who are experiencing health disparities.
Candidates with fluency in another language in addition to English are encouraged to apply. Bilingual candidates who pass a language assessment may qualify for additional bilingual pay and duties.
About the department:
Hennepin County Public Health’s vision is for all people who live, work and play in Hennepin County to experience optimal health grounded in health and racial equity. Our department works to improve the health of all county residents by addressing the social and environmental factors that impact their health and offering programs and services that help them to be healthy. We promote physical and mental health, prevent illness and injury associated with communicable diseases and environmental conditions, and reduce chronic diseases.