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Providence Health & Services LPN – Pain and Spine in Missoula, Montana


Providence is calling a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (Pain and Spine, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Medical Group in Missoula, Montana. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all – especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Assist physician in office procedures including medication/immunization administration, physicals/DOT physicals, prescription management, Alcohol/Drug screens, and ECG’s.

  • Collect data regarding patient/family learning needs, abilities, preferences and readiness to learn.

  • Complete accurate intake and output.

  • Complete accurate vital signs. Completes delegated patient care activities and records and reports variations.

  • Complete delegated patient care activities and records and reports variations.

  • Consistently receive and give suggestions and constructive criticism in a professional manner.

  • Contribute to the assessment of the patient by collecting information for an analysis by the physician or PA.

  • Demonstrate the ability to function as a member/leader of Interdisciplinary care delivery team.

  • Demonstrate the ability to take emergency action when required.

  • Discuss with patients and/or family member medications, treatment instructions and follow-up management.

  • Screen, assess, monitor, document, and interpret biophysical, educational, environmental, growth/development, psychosocial, self-care and spiritual needs.

  • Obtain and record height and weight.

  • Participate in interdisciplinary patient care planning, as assigned.

  • Participate in the development of patient plan of care to include patient problems, goals, evaluations and interventions.

  • Screen telephone calls for referral to physician.

  • Use age specific standards, policies and procedures and guidelines to conduct educational activities for patients.

  • Utilize a collaborative interdisciplinary process to provide appropriate patient/family education.

  • Utilize a standard data collection tool to obtain a nursing history.

  • Maintain ongoing monitoring and observation of assigned patients.

  • Report and document any unusual patient or administrative occurrence that may have an effect on the patient’s and/or staff’s well being.

  • Ensure effective use of supplies/equipment – Minimizes supply wastage. Charges appropriately for supplies used.

  • Provide clear, concise and pertinent direction to care team.

  • Serve as a preceptor for new staff.

  • Assure correct ICD-9 diagnostic/HCPCS/CPT coding is used to transcribe patient diagnosis, procedures, services and supplies.

  • Assure that inter/intra departmental documentation is recorded, distributed and filed accurately and timely.

  • Document assessment, intervention and evaluation of care accurately, objectively and timely

  • Oversee appointment bookings and assist with scheduling and re-scheduling of patient appointments, referrals, tests, treatments, preauthorization of services and hospital services.

  • Process patient charges according to TMI coding and reimbursement policies.

  • Receive, transcribe, verify and carry out physician orders accurately and timely.

  • Transcribe appropriate coding for medicare billing and reimbursement.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate of a practical or vocational nursing program

  • One (1) year of LPN experience.

  • Current Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) licensure in Montana State

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) card must be from the following authorized governing bodies: American Heart Association (AHA) - (BLS Provider), American Red Cross (ARC) - (BLS for Health Care Provider), or Military Training Network (MTN) – (Healthcare Provider) upon hire.

About the clinic you will serve.

Providence Medical Group includes over 30 primary care, specialty clinics and healthcare groups throughout western Montana focused on treating patients at all stages of their lives. Our providers and staff strive to create a distinctive health care experience for each patient – one focused on trust, respect, communication and teamwork.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: LPN/LVN

Location: Montana-Missoula

Req ID: 255684