The LPN is responsible for assisting in managing the health and optimizing self care management of patients. The LPN demonstrates active collaboration and communication with Core Team (Patient, Providers, Registered Nurse, and Clerk) and Expanded Team (family/caregiver, internal and community based services involved in providing care to the patient), to provide access, comprehensive services and coordination. 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 life care plan. The LPN requires a general review of their work by an Registered Nurse for appropriateness and conformity with license, policies and procedures. The Licensed Practical Nurse may also received other tasks and assignments by the Registered Nurse as deemd appropriate. The LPN may also be required to help provide assistance within Specialty Care Services (to include and or travel to CBOC facilities) work extended clinic hours, and weekends if deemed necessary in order to prevent disruption to patient care. Major Duties include: - The LPN performs, reports, and documents assigned nursing care in the Specialty Clinics including, but not limited to: - 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 utilizing motivational interviewing and health coaching. - Demonstrates initiative in assisting the core and expanded teams. - Adheres to principles of infection control, safety, and universal precautions. - Incumbent possesses knowledge of proper handling and pre-cleaning of reusable medical equipment. - Demonstrates competence utilizing special equipment needed to perform job duties, (EKG's, Vital Sign Machine's, ect). - Assists in the orientation and competency validation of students, peers and clerical staff. - Maintains confidentiality of electronic, written, and/or verbal patient information. - Maintains a work environment that honors diversity. - Completes medication reconciliation, if applicable. - Medication administration including immunization guidelines - Adheres to standards of practice and safe technique in administration of injection medications. - Completion of all clinical reminders with appropriate consults and alerts as indicated - Checking expiration dates of medications and supplies - Procedures and treatments: EKG Phlebotomy Bladder Scanner ,etc. - Exit Interviews with patient, if applicable. - Provide I-Med patient education and teaching for patient education. - Ensures patient has enough medication to last until next appointment, if applicable. - Educates patient on follow up appointment procedure. - Pre Appointment Evaluation Schedule Appointment Management in collaboration with Registered Nurse and Provider. - Assist when necessary obtaining information from unscheduled patient. - Telephone triage as necessary in collaboration with Registered Nurse and Provider. - Attend and participate in huddles and team meetings. Work Schedule: (2) Positions available - 7:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday (3) Positions available - 8:30 am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday
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