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Licensed Practical Nurse LPN Pediatrics (Hamblen Co., Talbott)

Description

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (PEDIATRICS)

Location: (Hamblen Co., Talbott) 6350 W. Andrew Johnson Highway, Talbott, TN 37877

Seeking a compassionate, dedicated to serving others, mission-minded licensed nurse to work in an outpatient, pediatric setting.

Full-time (40/hours per week) - Monday- Friday 8:00-5:00

Summary: Provides general nursing care to patients in the outpatient integrated clinical setting by utilizing a team-based model.

The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. 

Responsibilities Include the following:

Completes all direct nursing care “due” at the time of the patient visit to ensure 100 percent compliance, under the supervision of the physician or nurse practitioner. ·

Escorts patients throughout the facility, interviews patients to obtain appropriate medical information/history, and measures vital signs- includes such items as pain assessment, pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, height, and weight; records information on patients’ electronic medical records.

Reports summary of patient visit to physician or nurse practitioner as necessary.

Interviews patient to determine medical problem or condition and document in the chart for the PCP.

Obtains and records patient’s vital signs and weight.

Assists the PCP with patient examination as needed.

Reviews physician’s orders, lab requests, or follow up needs with the patient.

Documents services performed for billing purposes.

Observes patients and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to medical personnel in charge.

Administers specified medication, orally or by subcutaneous or intramuscular injection, and notes time and amount on patient’s charts.

Initiates a patient education plan, including patient and family instruction, according to the individualized needs of the patient as prescribed by PCP.

Performs laboratory tests as ordered by the PCP

Sterilizes equipment and supplies.

Maintains supplies, including stocking and ordering new supplies and disposing of expired or damaged supplies.

Responds to patient telephone triages.

Follows up with patients who miss appointments.

Follows up with patients on lab results, including the scheduling of any additional tests.

Coordinates referrals for patients through insurance and other physician offices.

Participates in Quality Improvement (QI), Quality Assurance (QA) and Continuous Quality Improvement Activities (CQI) as appropriate.

Under the direction of the PCP, executes standing orders to assure preventive, chronic, diagnostic and medication needs of the patient are met; facilitates the highest quality of care and efficient patient flow in a team-based care environment.

Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge:

1. Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. Familiarity with health care systems, regulations, policies, and functions. Understanding of documentation standards.

2. Knowledge of equipment, supplies, and materials needed for medical treatment. Understanding of basic laboratory procedures including preparation and screening.

3. Knowledge of infectious disease management and control and safety standards.

Skills:

1. Skill in reading and following written and oral medical orders.

2. Skill in initiating appropriate emergency procedures.

3. Skill in handling a number of tasks simultaneously.

4. Skill in performing blood draws.

Abilities:

1. Ability to use manual dexterity to perform medical treatments.

2. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and diverse patient populations.

3. Ability to perform mathematical calculations for drug dosages.

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

QUALIFICATIONS

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software, Electronic Medical Records software, and Spreadsheet design software.

Education & Experience:

Diploma from technical program or Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Certificates and Licenses:

Licensed Practical Nurse with State of Tennessee.

Maintain a professional license;

Certification in CPR and OSHA training;

Current, unexpired TN Driver’s License with clean driving history.

Proof of Auto insurance (must be willing to travel as needed).

Travel:

Must be willing to travel to Parkway clinic when needed to fill in. (temporary)

Cherokee Health Systems provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or genetics.

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