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Licensed Practical Nurse (SHS West)

Swope Health Services in Kansas City, KS, USA

POSITION SUMMARY

Swope Health West is seeking a full-time Licensed Practical Nurse. Professional candidate will take a health history, perform health counseling, administer medications and treatments, provide nursing care and assist physicians/providers. Additionally, the LPN will follow up on abnormal lab results, abnormal imaging results, post hospitalization, do pre-visit planning, and patient teaching. Functions within the patient centered team to provide quality, patient centered care.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

  1. Contacts patients regarding abnormal labs and imaging results to advise patient of results and further care.
  2. Transcribes physician/provider orders, collect specimens and cultures for laboratory analysis.
  3. Reviews telephone encounters and addresses within the LPN scope of practice.
  4. Completes forms and documents and obtains physician signature as appropriate. This includes but not limited to diabetic supply form, DME, and Home Health Orders.
  5. Arranges referrals for specialty care, urgent or emergent care at the direction of the provider.  Instructs patients in home self-care when an immediate clinic evaluation is not necessary.  Instruct patients to come to the clinic as necessary.  Consult with the clinic manager or provider when there is a question about the severity of the problem or the need for immediate attention.
  6. Administers oral and parenteral (IM, subcutaneous, intradermal) medications as ordered and prescribed by the provider using the 6 Rights of Medication Administration.  May dispense non-prescription sample medications kept in the clinic only.  May not dispense prescription sample medications
  7. Performs waive testing and venipuncture as ordered by the provider
  8. Documents all nursing care and treatments performed, in the electronic medical record.
  9. Coordinates pre-visit planning by reviewing the electronic medical record to include patient history and proactively orders labs and other testing based on standing orders.
  10. Performs hospital follow up by reviewing discharge summary and performing med reconciliation.
  11. Follow up on any referrals.
  12. Delegates to MA within scope of practice to enhance patient care.
  13. Manages and directs patient flow within the clinical area.
  14. May relieve the nurse supervisor and medical assistants as necessary.
  15. Orders basic clinic supplies and stock medications.
  16. Knowledgeable on using PC and Microsoft Word. Ability to document within an electronic medical record and/or familiarity with Windows - based programs.
  17. Assists in staff training and new employee orientation.
  18. Maintains an environment conducive to the care and welfare of patients/clients.
  19. Participates in continuing educational offerings that are scheduled at the facility.
  20. Comply with computer security guidelines and confidentiality of both patients and staff.
  21. In an emergency, L.P.N. may summon EMS for transport, initiate CPR and take actions necessary to preserve life.
  22. Checks the oxygen and respiratory area weekly.  Documents amount of oxygen on log sheet.  Stocks room with appropriate supplies and equipment.
  23. All other duties as assigned by the clinic manager.

POSITION QUALIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS

  1. Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing.
  2. Licensed to practice in the State of Kansas.
  3. Basic Cardiovascular Life Support (BCLS), certified.
  4. Excellent communication skills, customer service oriented, telephone etiquette and exhibit the ability to work with people (staff, visitors and clients).
  5. Bilingual highly preferred (English and Spanish)

Posted date: 20 days ago

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