Employment Opportunities

LPN-PlusCare

This position is currently open.
Public?: 
Public
Division: 
Health
Reports To: 
Director of Nursing
Type of Position: 
Regular Full Time
Location: 
Little Axe Health Center / 15951 Little Axe Dr. / Norman, OK 73026
General Description
This position is located at the AST Health System in Norman, OK.  The PlusCare Clinic is an outpatient multi-disciplinary clinic established and managed by the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. The LSWN PlusCare clinics are an ambulatory clinic that provides direct care services to Native American and other patients.  It may be a requirement of this position to travel and work in the Little Axe Clinic, PlusCare and/or Shawnee Clinic as needed, which are located in Norman and Shawnee Oklahoma. Position is Full-Time to assist with patient care operations and patient flow. 
Responsibilities & Duties
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, and follow up instructions.
Participates in continuous quality improvement activities, surveys and audits.
Assists in the promotion of continuity of care by providing health instructions, patient education and collaborating with other tribal and local health providers.
Provides practical nursing services according to established national and tribal standards, including the administration of IM/SC medications and IV fluids under the supervision of the Clinic Registered Nurse.
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.
Knowledge of Vaccine for Children program, as well as, OSIIS.
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 when needed for the clinic.
All other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
Education and Qualifications
Must possess a valid Oklahoma license as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Graduation from high school and an accredited school of Practical Nursing conferring eligibility as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
 Have (2) years of practical nursing experience or equivalent background training including patient assessments, counseling, treating minor chronic diseases and acute emergencies preferred.
 Must possess a current valid Oklahoma State driver's license.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
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 have a general knowledge of the human anatomy and adverse signs and symptoms. Ability to relate well with patients and their families and the ability to teach.
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)
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma (AST) is committed to Equal Employment without regard to race, religion, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation. However, in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25 U.S. Code 472 and 473) preference in filling vacancies are given to qualified Indian candidates. AST will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and its amendments.
Native American Preference/EEO/Drug Free/Smoke Free Workplace
Posted Date: 
2 months 2 weeks ago