This vacancy is for the LPN in the Primary Care Service Line, PACT team. The LPN for each team is responsible to scrubbing the schedules, patient check-in that includes obtaining vital signs, completing the intake note, addressing clinical reminders, responding to telephone care link (view alerts), administering vaccines, wound care and performing ear lavages. Technically proficient in initiating, performing, and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations. Knowledge and ability to appropriately carry out assigned patient care based on the patient and ability to appropriately utilize this knowledge in working effectively with patients, family members and other staff. Establishes constructive relationships with individual patient and their families to elicit feelings and attitudes and to promote positive relationships, communications and socialization skill s. Fosters and environment of respect for individual patient and family rights to privacy and dignity in all aspects of care deliver. Effectively incorporates knowledge and understanding of established customer service standards in the interactions with patients, family members and/ or other internal/external customers. Knowledge and skill in performing support duties for complex diagnostic tests and /or specialized practices and procedures. Which include preparing the patient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing and handling specialized instruments or other specialized equipment, and monitoring the patient's condition before, during and following the procedure. Serves as a preceptor in orienting, conditions, to use judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatment, and to accurately recognize, report and record relevant patient information. Completed work needs only a general review by a RN or provider for appropriateness and conformity with established polices/ procedures. Ability to observe, identify and respond to the patient needs for care, including medication, equipment-assisted care and patient/family education. In organizing and delivering care, the LPN/LVN recognizes and considers emotional, cultural, spiritual, socio-economic and age -relate d factors . Prepares and administers prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and/or intravenous) and performs treatments according to established polices/ procedures. Observes for physical and/or emotional changes in patient condition from prescribed medications/treatments, promptly and accurately documenting noted changed, and reporting and deviations from normal to the RN or provider. Knowledge and ability to recognize urgent or emergent patient care situations, seeks assistance of the RN and/or provider and initiates appropriate emergency interventions as directed . Knowledge and understanding of human behavior, patient motivations and reactions to situations educating and training less experienced LPNs/LVNs or Nursing Assistants/Heath Techs related to support duties for these more complex, specialized tests/procedures. Actively seeks out educational opportunities to enhance nursing knowledge and skills, sharing new knowledge gained with other staff to improve and advance nursing practice. Specific practice settings include Emergency Room, Critical Care, Primary Care, Acute Care, Mental Health and Extended Care and Geriatrics. Makes observations and thoroughly documents care and the patient's response . Appropriately seeks assistance and guidance by informing the Registered Nurse (RN) or medical provider of changes in the patient's condition requiring higher-level intervention . Fully participates as a member of the PACT team providing patient care. Contributes to the interdisciplinary team in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the patient's treatment plan, and promotes patient participation in the therapeutic community by fostering self-reliance and independence. Work Schedule: 08:00AM - 04:30PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599263700
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