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Gastro Pre-Admit Clinic LPN

Company: CHI Franciscan Medical Group
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:


Up to a $5,000 Sign on Bonus for qualifying new external Clinic LPNs

  • Lump sum payment within 30 days of start date
  • 2 year commitment
  • Bonus amount prorated by FTE (min 0.6 FTE required) 

CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.  


As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following additional benefits:

  • Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the company
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible health spending accounts (FSA)
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Wellness Program


Franciscan Medical Group, as part of Virginia Mason Francisan Health, is currently seeking a full time Clinic Pre-Admit LPN for our busy Franciscan Digestive Care Clinic in Tacoma. Dynamic, patient-centered team looking for an energetic team member. No weekends or organizationally recognized holidays required.


Job Summary:

Under the direction of a licensed provider (e.g. RN, Physician) and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, provides practical nursing pre-admission care for patients referred to the GI Clinic within the scope of LPN practice and in accordance with the standards/procedures of the Franciscan Medical Group (FMG) and the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates.  An incumbent also performs related support activities (e.g. answering phones, checking patients in/out, assembling charts, etc.) as required.

An incumbent uses initiative in carrying out recurring tasks within the scope of practice and established standards of care.  An RN or Physician provides specific instructions for new, difficult or unusual tasks, and is consulted when unusual/unfamiliar circumstances are encountered.

Incumbents are also accountable for developing collaborative relationships with members of the clinic at all associated facilities; participates in clinic-related business meetings, maintaining membership in the SGNA and maintaining knowledge and skills levels by attending educational offerings as required.


Essential Duties:


Provides pre-admit practical nursing care by telephone, within scope of LPN licensure, to patients referred to the GI clinic.

  • Interviews patients to make an initial assessment and completes appropriate nursing documentation.
  • Collects appropriate information such as, weight, drug allergies, current medications and presenting problems.
  • Triages patients and communicates urgent patient needs to the licensed provider.
  • Assists physician in patient assessment process of procedures and treatments.
  • Recognizes urgent/emergent situations and refers them to a physician and/or Clinic Manager as appropriate. 
  • Observes, reports and documents general and specific physical signs and symptoms indicative of change in patient’s condition in accordance with established procedures and standards of care; recognizes implications of change, takes appropriate action within designated scope of responsibility and reports to clinical practitioner. 

Assesses patient/family needs and consults with appropriate provider, or Mid-Level Provider to relay information and to coordinate an appropriate plan of care.

Documents, in a timely, thorough and accurate manner, nursing care and patient status in medical record in accordance with FMG procedures and standards of care.

  • Monitors patient medical records for completeness, initiation of care plan/problem lists, and procedure reports necessary for ongoing care; advises clinical practitioner as appropriate to ensure proper care is provided and that documentation is timely and accurate.

Provides patient education and encourages patients’ compliance and provides preventative care measures congruent with health status.

  • Reviews pre-admit information (after patient has been seen by Physician/Mid-Level Provider) and assists patients with respect to any pre-admit needs.
  • Evaluates patient’s response to patient education.



Education/Work Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited Practical Nursing program (or equivalent recognized military training) and one year of related work experience that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities, in a medical clinic or acute care healthcare environment preferred.



  • Current certification as a registered LPN in the state of Washington.
  • Current healthcare provider BLS certification.
  • National Nursing Certification in Gastroenterology strongly preferred.


Keywords: CHI Franciscan Medical Group, Tacoma , Gastro Pre-Admit Clinic LPN, Other , Tacoma, Washington

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