LPN - Orthopedic Surgery

companyWashington University In St. Louis School of Arts&Sciences
location1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
PublishedPublished: 2/15/2024
Full Time

Scheduled Hours


Position Summary

This LPN role is a M-F position with typical clinic hours. While the majority of responsibilities are administrative such as referrals, prior authorization and disability forms, the LPN assists patients with orthopedic devices and patient education. The LPN also acts as the primary clinic resource in a large multi-physician clinical practice; prepares and maintains exam rooms, prepares charts, obtains reports and records; directs patient flow and ensures the overall smooth running of the clinical office.

Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assists in the assessment, monitoring and termination of prescribed tests and performs basic nursing care, including simple dressing, suture and staple removal.
  • Observes, monitors and responds appropriately to changes in patient treatments.
  • Reviews patient data and communicates pertinent information to superior in a timely manner, charting entries appropriately.
  • Participates in development, implementation and evaluation of patient care plans with other members of the patient care team.
  • Interacts directly with patients in clinic setting and completes tasks, which may include obtaining vital signs, conducting EKGs, completing a phlebotomy and verifying medications.
  • Prepares for office hours by doing tasks such as obtaining charts, scheduling tests and preparing exam rooms.
  • Assists with examinations, procedures and lab tests.
  • May assist with renewal and authorization of non-narcotic medications per standing orders and department guidelines.
  • May administer medications under the order of physicians or nurse practitioner (this includes vaccines and intramuscular and subcutaneous injections).

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of related medical experience.
  • Working knowledge of general nursing theory and practice with ability to recognize and interpret symptoms/conditions and assist in emergency or adverse situations.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate of LPN program.
  • REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Current LPN licensure in the state of Missouri and/or Illinois depending on location or received within 3 months from date of hire; Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).



Salary Range

$20.17 - $30.24 / HourlyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.


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Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement


  • Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
  • Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
  • Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
  • WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.


  • Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!


  • We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? We’ve got you covered.
  • WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.

For policies, detailed benefits, and eligibility, please visit: https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/

EEO/AA Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement

Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.