The Licensed Practical Nurse works under the direction of an RN and reports to the primary care manager. The LPN is responsible for observing, recording and reporting changes in the patient's condition, as well as assisting in the development and revision of the patient-driven holistic care plan for life. The LPN requires a general review of their work by an RN for appropriateness and conformity with license, policies and procedures. The LPN performs, reports, and records assigned nursing care in the Primary Care Clinics, including, but not limited to: Oxygen therapyMedication administration to include IV medication if certified Clinical reminders with appropriate consults and alerts as indicated Check expiration dates of meds and supplies Delegated procedures and treatments Assists with minor procedures, including obtaining and arranging necessary equipment, positioning patient, ensuring comfort and privacy. Monitors patient during the procedure. Based on the patient's goals, provides patient and family health education, to include self-management, prevention and wellness. Interacts and communicates appropriately with patients and family members. Demonstrates competence utilizing special equipment needed to perform job duties. Follows policy and procedures related to fire and disaster drills, safety and security measures. Demonstrates initiative in assisting the Teamlet and larger Teams. Assists in the PACT orientation and competency validation of students, peers and clerical staff. Maintains a work environment that honors diversity. Supports patient-driven care in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner, using evidence-based principles. Promotes patient and personnel safety. Demonstrates competence utilization of Safe Patient Handing equipment. Technically proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties based on the PACT model while providing care to variable patient populations. Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 8:30a-5:00p Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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