Triage Nurse RN/LPN – FT

The RN/LPN will support the mission of the Ozarks Community Health Center. Our mission is to provide greater access to quality, compassionate, and professional healthcare through our comprehensive health system and community partnerships.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assists patient to examination room.
  • Gathers and documents initial patient subjective data.
  • Performs and documents vital signs as directed.
  • Assists provider in-patient care as requested.
  • Maintains patient exam room in compliance with OCHC Infection Control policies.
  • Maintains inventory of supplies needed for duties.
  • Receives and handles patients’ medical related telephone calls, relaying information to patients/ others as directed by provider, documenting in the medical record information relayed.
  • Assures previous medical information relating to visit is present at time of appointment.
  • Responsible for reviewing, correcting, and updating clinical medical information .
  • Supports front office, when needed.
  • Participates in QI activities as needed.



  • Is responsible for the physical collection of lab tests.
  • Is responsible for keeping records in an orderly fashion for lab, filing test results in medical records.
  • Is responsible for reporting lab results to the provider per P/P.
  • Maintains inventory of supplies needed for duties.
  • Follow the Laboratory’s P/P for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results.
  • Performs and maintains records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient samples.
  • Adhere to the Laboratory’s quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.
  • Follow the Laboratory’s established corrective action P/P whenever test systems are not within the Laboratory’s established acceptable levels of performance.



  • Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and corrects the problems or immediately notifies OCHC Laboratory personnel.
  • Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the Laboratory’s established performance specifications.
  • LPN Case Manager
  • Is responsible for prior authorizations on patient prescriptions
  • Is responsible for assisting the QI team in managing patients with chronic conditions in their care.
  • Is responsible for complex patient nursing calls.
  • Assists patients with insurance issues and obtaining services they need.
  • Completes Hedis and other insurance quality assurance reports in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for completing precertification forms for insurance companies and forwarding to appropriate parties.

Education & Training

  • High School Diploma or equivalent with on the job training and demonstration of competency
  • Must pass annual competencies

Licensure & Certifications

  • RN, LPN or other licensed professional required
  • Healthcare Provider CPR within 6 months of employment
  • HazMat Awareness (Extended) within 3 months, renewed annually


  • Health care experience preferred

Reports to

  • Office Manager

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