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Licensed Practical Nurse (Pre-op - IV LPN)

Gastro One Germantown, TN
  • Posted: over a month ago
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Under general direction of a physician or a CRNA, the Licensed Practical Nurse interviews patients prior to procedure and document assessment on anesthesia pre-op record and consult with physician or CRNA regarding abnormal findings. Demonstrates initiative, insight, and judgement in making decisions. Works within the guidelines and scope of practice in the TN/MS Nurse Practice Act for Licensed Practical Nurses.

JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Interviews patients. Completes pre-procedure paperwork.
  • Performs IV insertion using sterile techniques. Spikes, dates, and initials IV fluid bags as necessary.
  • Provide services in accordance with facility standards and policies.
  • Demonstrates positive and professional customer service. Works and interacts with co-workers to accomplish overall ASC goals.
  • Performs safety checks of emergency equipment and supplies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Knowledge of anesthesia pre-op assessment
  • Screen patients for appropriate information
  • Knowledge of medical technology
  • Skilled at intravenous catheter insertion
  • Maintains competency in Point of Care testing - Blood Glucose monitoring and pregnancy testing
  • Interpersonal/human relations skills and effective communication
  • Utilize standard precautions and follow infection control guidelines
  • Ability to respond quickly and appropriately to emergency situations requiring immediate medical intervention under the direction of the RN, CRNA or MD
  • Ability to push patients in stretchers
  • Ability to adapt to work environment changes
  • Ability to maintain records
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and follow HIPAA guidelines
  • Participate in on-going performance improvement plans
  • Successfully completes all Gastro One training requirements (ie. OSHA, HIPAA, Safety compliance, etc.)
  • Responsible for following and compliance with all regulatory requirements and/or guidelines. These requirements/guidelines include, but are not limited to AAAHC Standards, Medicare and State specific regulations, OSHA, HIPAA, Federal Fraud and Abuse Laws
  • Performs all duties in a manner that conforms to the Mission, Vision and policies of Gastro One

JOB EXPOSURE DETERMINATION:

  • Involves occupational exposure to blood, tissue, or body fluids.


  • Graduation from an approved LPN program, current LPN Licensure with the State of TN or MS.
  • BLS and ACLS Certification.
  • Successfully pass color blind screening.
  • Completed IV infusion therapy program per rule 1000-02-14 of the TN State Regulations for Licensed Practical Nurses.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Does not supervise employees.
  • Works cooperatively with Endoscopy Center co-workers and physicians.
  • Presents a friendly, courteous and helpful manner in all interactions.

Gastro One

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Germantown, TN
38138 USA

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