LPN Physician Practice:
Centura Health

Centura Health
Durango Colorado

Centura Health Physician Group (CHPG) offers providers a true opportunity to live their calling to care while experiencing the support of a built-in comprehensive network, vast resources, professional growth, trusted leadership, generous benefits and an amazing quality of life with locations that span Colorado and into Western Kansas. CHPG is proud to connect providers and consumers through state-of-the-art technology, clinical resources and professional expertise to help people live healthier. Our coordinated services represent a full continuum of care – from preventive and early diagnoses to leading-edge treatment and life-saving critical care. CHPG’s ability to deliver better health care value is the direct result of combining the best clinical tools, shared resources and medical expertise with a patient-centered approach that emphasizes Centura Health’s mission and commitment to quality, compassion and service.



RECRUITER: Alison Williams (alisonwilliams@centura.org)

CLINIC: Centura Health Physician Group (CHPG) Mercy Hospital Physician Group Administration & Benefits - Durango, CO


HOURS: PRN - Per Request Needed

Occasional travel to other sites to meet the needs of the clinic may be required.

Position Summary

Under the direct supervision of assigned physician(s), responsible for the provision of professional, quality medical care to patients based on structured guidelines and protocols.

Supports the physician and other medical providers in the care and treatment of patients through a variety of means including rooming the patient, taking vital signs, collecting and recording data, communicating delays to patient, provider and team members and facilitating patient flow.

Facilitates, communicates and collaborates with the physician and office team to identify and meet the physical and emotional needs of the patient and to promote/restore optimal health and well-being of the patient.

Performs a wide variety of patient care support activities including scheduling ordered tests and exams, scheduling surgery and obtaining pre-authorizations from insurance carriers.

Assumes lead responsibility for the safety program of the practice, maintenance of established documentation standards by clinical support staff, and validation of clinical competencies.

Assumes personal accountability for organizational mission and core values.

Minimum Education Requirements

  • Graduate of Accredited Licensed Practical Nursing Program required.

Minimum Experience Requirements

  • 1 year experience in medical office or ambulatory services/outpatient clinic setting


  • Current BLS or obtain within three months of hire

  • Current Colorado LPN License

Position Duties (Essential Functions)

Patient Care

  • Assists in the identification of a database for the patient or family based on the assessment of health needs. *

  • Demonstrates the proficient application of required clinical competencies utilized in the orthopedic practice setting and validates clinical skills and competencies of the medical assistants working in the practice; including competence in point of care testing. *

  • Effectively performs a variety of therapeutic/diagnostic interventions including but not limited to wound care, medication administration, specimen collection, and minor orthopedic procedures. *

  • Ensures maintenance of a safe and therapeutic environment.

  • Assumes lead responsibility to ensure cleanliness of environment of care and equipment, proper functioning of equipment and proper use of sterile technique.*

Plan of Care

  • Demonstrates the ability to participate in developing a plan of care in collaboration with the physician and other medical providers according to patient needs, established standards of care and procedures of the unit. *

  • Demonstrates ability to follow and do individual assessment and plan of care according to patient needs, established standards of care, and procedures of the practice. *

  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team to develop and implement holistic, individualized plan of care. *

  • Consistently performs accurate assessments based on the patient condition, critically analyzing trends of changes in patient response, communicating information to the responsible physician.*

Patient Care Activities

  • Checks equipment, supplies and accessories on a regular basis; maintains minimum inventory of supplies. *

  • Checks schedule and evaluates for special needs, potential problems. *

  • Prioritizes and organizes patient charts, orders needed tests and procedures as directed. *

  • Establishes competence and safely performs therapeutic/diagnostic procedures including drawing blood

  • specimens, and administering medications as directed by the physician. *

  • Participates in the identification of physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural and overt learning needs of patients by

  • collecting appropriate data. *

  • Prepares patient for scheduled procedures and surgery by obtaining and documenting assessment data in the office setting and reviewing pre-printed patient instructional material. *

  • Assists physicians with examinations, procedures, and other processes related to direct patient care. *


  • Thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records. *

  • Record vital signs, labs, test results and patient observations per policy. *

  • Documents ongoing status, interventions, patient response and outcomes in accurate, timely manner according to established policy and procedure. *

  • Suggests means to improve documentation and actively participates in the development of the electronic medical record for the practice.*


  • Serves as a patient advocate. Anticipates needs of provider, staff, patient and family. *

  • Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective delivery of patient care.

  • Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, and shifts in patient volume through priority setting and flexibility.*

  • Performs within the ethical and legal framework of nursing.*

  • Identifies and reports situations that may impact patient on family welfare. *

  • Communicates concerns about care standards to manager or responsible physician. *

  • Maintains high skill level through ongoing education and in-service training. *

  • Provides team members with rationale for decisions, discourages unproductive conversations, and utilizes management team as a forum to address concerns. *

  • Supports changes within the unit and organization and administrative decisions in a positive manner. *

  • Serves as a role model and mentor for the medical support staff to assure the consistent provision of high quality care and a high level of patient satisfaction.*

Physical Requirements

Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs constantly



Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 

Basic Qualifications