- Purpose of Job
- The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) utilizes the nursing process to deliver and coordinate patient care. The LPN is responsible for promoting and restoring patient's health by completing the nursing process, collaborating with physicians and team members, and providing physical and psychological support to patients and their families. Exhibits the core values of Methodist Fremont Health. He/she practices within the boundaries of the Nebraska Nurse Practice Act, specialty standards, and organizational/departmental policies and procedures. Oversees clinical staff proficiencies, supply ordering, and day to day clinical operations.
- Job Requirements
- Required: Graduation from an accredited school of practical nursing.
- Required: Current Nebraska state license.
- Required: Basic Life Support (BLS).
- Preferred: 1-3 years of health care experience but new graduates are considered.
- Knowledge of nursing practices and principles, medications and effects, charting and notes.
- Knowledge of the operation and use of equipment and manual dexterity.
- Ability to apply nursing practices and principles.
- Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with staff, patients, visitors, physicians and other departments.
- Ability to learn and adapt to changing nursing practices.
- Ability to apply positive patient relations when dealing with patients, staff, physicians or the public.
- Physical Requirements
- Hand Use—Frequently.
- Various tool manipulation requiring adequate eye/hand and fine motor coordination—Frequently.
- Grasping, forceful gripping, pinching—Occasionally.
- Stair Climbing—Rarely
Located in an indoor area with frequent exposure to mild physical discomfort from dust, fumes, temperature and noise.
- Not Related:
- Electrical Shock/Static
- Rare (1-33%):
- Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
- Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
- Occasionally (34%-66%):
- Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
- Explosives (pressurized gas)
- Frequent (67%-100%):
- Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
- Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
- Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
- Essential Job Functions
- Essential Functions I
Supports the physician and other providers in the care and treatment of patients, incl. rooming the patient; communicating delays to patient, provider and team members; and facilitating the provider's schedule.
Performs duties and responsibilities with excellence, enthusiasm, great service orientation demonstrating courteous behaviors and mannerisms and by anticipating physician and other medical provider’s needs.
Practices within scope of practice perimeters as inferred by licensure, standard nursing practice, knowledge, and skill level.
Performs routine and specialized nursing procedures following physician's orders.
Assists physician with exams, treatments and minor surgery, by preparing patient and room for a specific procedure and attending patient during procedure.
Records info in patient's medical chart, e.g., patient's history, physical data, vital signs, symptoms, treatments, exams, meds administered.
Applies principles of infection control.
Laboratory: Has direct oversight of laboratory services including equipment.
Works in collaboration with lab services at Methodist Fremont Health to assure meets Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) requirements.
Ensures quality controls are delegated and maintained.
Radiology (If needed): Assures clinic and staff comply with radiation safety standards.
Schedules clinical staff according to protocols and provider workloads to assure proper coverage for clinic operations. Utilizes clinical staff in an efficient manner.
Orders and stocks clinic supplies, vaccines and pharmaceuticals.
Assures that daily clinic operational requirements are completed and documented.
Reports issues and concerns to supervisor in a timely fashion.
Ensures staff maintain clinical competencies.
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values ~ Living Our Values, and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
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