Employment Opportunities

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

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Public?: 
Public
Division: 
Health
Reports To: 
RN / Nurse Supervisor
Type of Position: 
Regular Full Time
Location: 
AST Shawnee Clinic / 2029 S. Gordon Cooper Dr. / Shawnee, OK 74801
General Description
This position is located at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health Programs Shawnee Clinic, in Shawnee, Oklahoma.  The Clinic is an ambulatory medical clinic providing a multidisciplinary set of services. It may be a requirement of this position to travel and work at the PlusCare and/or Little Axe Clinic as needed, which are located in Norman and Shawnee Oklahoma.   
Responsibilites
Obtains patient history, weight, vital signs and assists in the assessment of patients for symptoms of illnesses.
Provides practical nursing services according to established national and tribal standards, including the administration of medications.
Documents medical services provided in the patient's chart including all observations, assessments, nursing interventions, physician orders, treatments plans, follow up instructions, telephone and web encounters.
Participates in continuous quality improvement activities, surveys and peer reviews.
Assists in the promotion of continuity of care by providing health instructions, patient education and collaborating with other tribal and local health providers.
Assists with the provision of emergency medical treatment as instructed by a supervisor, including assignments relating to the Clinic Emergency Preparedness Plan.
Prepares and submits required reports and records in a timely manner.
Protects patient confidentiality according to nursing and tribal standards.
Assists with patient intake and information including required eligibility documentation.
Functions as laboratory testing personnel, when needed, under CLIA guidelines.
Performs other appropriate duties as required or as assigned by a supervisor.
Safeguards confidentiality of the medical charts/records and complies with all local, state, and federal laws pertaining to medical records.  Assures compliance with all HIPAA regulations concerning use, retrieval, storage, and sharing of medical records.
Review and assist with managing referrals as needed.
Assist in managing the patient schedule.
Will also include some registration desk duties for when needed for the clinic.
All other duties as assigned.
Education Requirements and Qualifications
Have (2) years of practical nursing experience or equivalent preferred. Experience with patient assessments, counseling, treating minor chronic diseases and acute emergencies.
Maintain current and valid Oklahoma license as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Graduation from high school or GED and an accredited school of Practical Nursing conferring eligibility as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Knowledge of fundamental nursing care principles, practices and procedures. Must have a basic knowledge of adverse symptoms and possess the ability to react in emergencies.
Must be reliable, detailed oriented, capable of multi-tasking with excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as strong professional customer- service interpersonal skills.  
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to relate well with co-workers and the general public.
Ability to adjust to changing conditions.
Must be computer literate required (Windows operating systems – Microsoft Word, Excel). 
Must have a valid Driver’s License
Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Must be able to sit, stand, stoop, bend or kneel for long periods of time.
Sitting or standing or walking for long period of time; occasional bending, squatting, kneeling, stooping; good finger dexterity and feeling; frequent repetitive motions; talking hearing and visual acuity.
Frequent lifting (up to 15 lbs)
Occasional lifting (up to 30 lbs)
Native American Preference/EOE/Drug Free Workplace/Smoke Free Workplace
Posted Date: 
1 year 3 weeks ago