Job: Clinic LPN - Float

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Posted: 10/10/2017

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: 2017-R0132935

Job Description

Clinic LPN - Float

Schedule

-Full-time
Job-Nursing - LPN
Daily Schedule-7:30am - 6pm
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period-80
Weekends Required -Occasional
Primary Location-WASHINGTON-TACOMA-SJMC-NW MEDICAL PLAZA

Job Summary:

This job is responsible for providing quality practical nursing care to clinic patients consistent with the scope of LPN licensure and Franciscan Medical Group (FMG) Scope of Practice Policy.  An incumbent assists providers with patient clinic visits, carrying out routine aspects of designated nursing protocols and provides clinical support and related assistance to professional medical staff.  Work also includes participating in patient care planning, assisting with and/or performing therapeutic/diagnostic procedures/tests, reporting nursing observations/assessments and updating information in the patient’s electronic medical record.
An employee uses initiative in carrying out recurring tasks independently within scope of practice and established standards of care. 
Work involves effectively managing a demanding workload and requires excellent customer service skills with patients/families, multi-disciplinary team members, practitioners and the public. 

If assigned to the centralized FMG Float Pool, an incumbent provides patient care services to the assigned clinic/work unit as needed to meeting staffing needs. 

Essential Functions:
  • Prepares patients for practitioner visit; rooms patients, obtains and records vital signs and other appropriate information, such as height, weight, drug allergies, current medications and presenting problem; chaperones and documents the patient exam, ensuring patient privacy and comfort.
  • Performs, or assists with, patient care, diagnostic tests and clinical procedures to appropriate level of training/scope of licensure and established procedures; follows triage standing orders/protocols for routine nursing situations and refers complex, urgent or emergent situations to an RN or provider.
  • Assists with point of care testing (CLIA-Waived Tests only)/lab tests following established protocols/instructions.
  • Administers patient medications per written provider order; tracks and logs medication usage per established policies; inventories counts of controlled substances.
  • Documents procedures and interactions in patient’s medical record in accordance with established procedures; enters, pends and signs orders as appropriate.
  • Organizes exam rooms, including general cleaning, upkeep and re-stocking of supplies; prepares, cleans and sterilize instruments and maintains related equipment. 
  • Cultural Sensitivity and Competence:  Demonstrates proper use of communication tools/materials for /effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services.  Patient Population Served:  Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department’s defined specific populations served.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Education/Work Experience Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited school of practical nursing approved by the Washington State Board of Nursing. 
  • One year LPN work experience in a clinic setting OR two years of acute care LPN work experience preferred. 

Licensure/Certification

  • Current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the Washington State Board of Nursing.
  • If assigned to the Float Pool, current driver’s license and ability to drive to assigned location(s).

  
We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.  

Requisition Title

-2017-R0132935
CHI-Franciscan Medical Group

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