Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

This position is currently open.

Public?: 

Public

Division: 

Health

Reports To: 

Director of Nursing

Type of Position: 

Regular Full Time

Location: 

PlusCare Clinic / 15702 E Hwy 9 / Norman, OK 73026

General Description

This position is located at the Pluscare Clinic in Little Axe Oklahoma. The purpose of the LPN is to assist the providers as needed with patient visits.  This position may also include additional duties outside the rim of Licensed Practical Nurse.   It will be a requirement of this position to travel and work in the Little Axe Primary Care and/or Shawnee Clinic as needed, which are located in Norman or Shawnee Oklahoma.  This position functions under the supervision of the Director of Nursing and Medical/Laboratory director.

Responsibilities

 
  1. Obtains patient history, weight, vital signs and assists in the assessment of patients for symptoms of illnesses.
  2. Provides practical nursing services according to established national and tribal standards, including the administration of medications.
  3. Documents medical services provided in the patient's chart including all observations, assessments, nursing interventions, physician orders, treatments plans, and follow up instructions.
  4. Participates in continuous quality improvement activities, surveys and peer reviews.
  5. Assists in the promotion of continuity of care by providing health instructions, patient education and collaborating with other tribal and local health providers.
  6. Assists with the provision of emergency medical treatment as instructed by a supervisor, including assignments relating to the Clinic Emergency Preparedness Plan.
  7. Prepares and submits required reports and records in a timely manner.
  8. Protects patient confidentiality according to nursing and tribal standards.
  9. Assists with patient intake and information including required eligibility documentation.
  10. Functions as laboratory testing personnel, when needed, under CLIA guidelines.
  11. Provides Phlebotomy services; collecting adequate and correct specimens by venipuncture or capillary stick on adults, children, and/or infants.
  12. Ensure the accuracy of the laboratory tests performed in the lab.  Perform and verify QC is within range as required by the procedure for all tests performed in house.
  13. Perform preventative maintenance on all lab and radiological equipment according to established maintenance schedule/procedure and troubleshoot all instruments when problems arise.
  14. Verify instrument function by performing QC and calibration when necessary and/or required and documents all repairs, replacement, and maintenance of laboratory equipment on instrument log.
  15. Provides radiological services as needed per provider order.
  16. 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.
  17. Performs other appropriate duties as required or as assigned by a supervisor.
 

Education Requirements and Qualifications

Native American Preference/EEO/Drug Free Workplace. Must possess a valid 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. Must possess a current valid 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.
 
Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen.
 

Posted Date: 

1 week 6 days ago