Job Duties of LPN in doctors office

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    Hello,
    I'm am wanting to start school this fall. I am looking at LPN. Can anyone tell me what the job duties are for a LPN that works in a doctors office. I don't really want to work in a nursing home or a long term care facility. I would appreciate any help. Thanks!!!

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    Quote from jen1795
    Hello,
    I'm am wanting to start school this fall. I am looking at LPN. Can anyone tell me what the job duties are for a LPN that works in a doctors office. I don't really want to work in a nursing home or a long term care facility. I would appreciate any help. Thanks!!!

    Hi!

    I am an LPN, and I work in an office. I work in an OB/Gyn practice, and I absolutely love my job!!!!! I have Been with the practice for almost four years, and I never want to leave.

    The things I enjoy about my job are:
    I have a great boss.
    All my patients are women, so I can find at least one thing in common with them.
    I get to know my patients as individuals, even if we only see them once a year for their Annual Exam.

    The main Downfalls to an office job are that they tend to pay less, and the hours can run late. But, no Holidays, or weekends.


    Hope this helps. Good Luck!!
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    I currently work Labor & Delivery but I worked in a clinic a few years ago. I have worked Family Practice and Urgent Care. My duties were: vital signs, EKG's, nebulizer treatments, set-up and assist with minor surgeries (mole removal, ingrown toenails, cysts), injections, suture removal, IV's, blood draws, splinting/wrapping injuries etc... I loved it. I learned alot when I worked in the clinic.
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    Quote from jen1795
    Hello,
    I'm am wanting to start school this fall. I am looking at LPN. Can anyone tell me what the job duties are for a LPN that works in a doctors office. I don't really want to work in a nursing home or a long term care facility. I would appreciate any help. Thanks!!!


    I work for a plastic surgeon....I assist him in the office, with surgery . We are a small office,doctor, office manager ,OR coordinator,biller,...and I am his only nurse.
    I run the medical rooms....deal with pathology that needs to be send out....plus all the goodies that go with dealing with a Plastic Surgeon
    Great job!
    This is my first office job....I worked in a hospital and did home care for 10 years.....

    This is my niche.......Plastic Surgery! it is a great specialty field to get involved with.....

    Plus i get free perks that go along ,with working for a Plastic Surgeon
    :chuckle

    Take care,
    Annor
    Last edit by Annor on May 14, '05
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    Hi there. Think I can help you out. It all depends on the office where you intend on working. I just recently interviewed with a doctors office with a very small staff. They want me to be able to (as a new graduate) weigh people, give shots, perform strep, mono, RSV tests, hemoglobin tests, and assist in the back with the doctor and assist in the front. So my duties will not be limited to any one thing. No holidays, no weekends, and a short workday on Friday. Hopefully I get the job, they seemed impressed.
    Long term care also offered me a job for $12.88 hour plus $1.50 shift diff. But the shift is 3-11 and I have two little ones. The sleep adjustment is something I don't think I could possibly make. And my oldest just started Kindergarten. Then you have to consider childcare changes and arranging for childcare when the daycare's are closed on holidays. So I have pretty much made the choice for the doctor's office. The pay I think they are going to try and match so that is probably not going to be an issue.
    Good luck,
    Donna


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