JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision, provides practical nursing services to accomplish the individual patient plan of care, and support the operations of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. Dependent on the responsibilities of the assigned clinic or department, the incumbent may serve patients at ANMC, employees, or other ANTHC clients.
Administers general nursing care to patients in a hospital or clinic setting. Provides support for RN. Performs nursing procedures and prescribed medical treatments.
Observes and assesses patients' conditions and behavior; assures patient safety and stability; reports significant changes to RN or physician; records nursing notes on patient chart.
Gives first aid as needed. Interviews and observes patients to ascertain medical history and current condition; reviews patients’ records; takes vital signs, assesses current condition and pain level. Administers injections and medications. Performs a variety of medical tests and patient care treatments.
Reviews physician’s orders, develops and executes patient care plan, and reports progress and unusual occurrences. Records and reports all information within scope of authority. Provides medical case management according to specific program and physician guidelines.
Prepares patients for physician’s examination, and assists in examination and treatment of patient. Prepares room and equipment for use by Physicians; assures sterilization and cleanliness of instruments and the environment.
Maintains records, inventory and physical security of drugs and medical supplies; orders and requests supplies as needed. Performs simple laboratory work, and prepares specimens for laboratory; reviews laboratory tests results; notifies patients of test results, and physicians of critical lab values.
Collects and enters patient care data into patient charts and computer systems. Performs other administrative duties relevant to department of clinic responsibilities; receives, logs in and files a variety of reports, client charts, client interactions and other documents. Enters patient care information into computer system, and reviews for accuracy. Coordinates and arranges annual flu vaccinations.
Conducts health screenings to include health/occupational history and verification of immunization status. Provides follow-up for potential exposure to communicable and infectious diseases. Provides medical case management according to specific program and physician guidelines.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS
Knowledge of modern nursing principles, techniques, and procedures for the care of employees.
Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and concepts of disease.
Knowledge of Alaskan culture.
Skill in providing effective nursing care.
Skilled in excellent customer service.
Skilled in providing first aid and cardio pulmonary resuscitation.
Skilled in assessing and prioritizing multiple requests by employees.
Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications.
MINIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
Complete an accredited LPN/LVN program.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
Non-supervisory - None, although some departments may require more years of LPN experience based on particular needs of certain vacancies.
MINIMUM CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION
Current Practical Nurse (LPN) license in the State of Alaska.
Current Basic Life Support card required.
PREFERRED EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
Employee or Occupational Health experience.
PREFERRED CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION
The following demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:
Must be able to lift approximately 50 pounds.
ANMC is not a latex free facility; an employee should expect to work in an environment where latex may be present.
May be required to work outside the traditional work schedule.
Work involves the potential for exposure to infectious diseases and blood borne pathogens.
Must be able to stand, sit or walk for long periods of time.
Must be able to do repetitive movements such as bending and squatting.