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Licensed Practical Nurse - (LPN)

Licensed Practical Nurse - (LPN)

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Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center is looking for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in our Adult and Senior Services Clinic

 

The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for providing basic patient care, working under the supervision of the Physician and or Registered Nurse in the ambulatory setting.  Responsibilities include collection of data, administration of medications and treatments, and documentation of care provided.  The LPN will perform duties within the scope of the Missouri State Board of Nurse Practice Act.  Engaged in the mission and vision of the organization and demonstrates the values of the organization.  The Licensed Practical Nurse provides education, coaching, manages the empanelment of the practice, and coordinates care based on best practice and standing orders. SURHC strives  create and maintain an environment in which all members of the Care Team feel both respected and empowered to actively contribute to patient care and to the continuous improvement of the clinic's processes. 


 

 

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES

 

Achieve Results

  1. Collects data and makes observations on assigned patients to provide supportive data in the patient assessment.
  2. Promotes attainment of specified goals through health education to patients/families, and health care personnel as delegated by the registered nurse or physician.
  3. Provides care in a manner that respects the patient’s rights and choices in a multi-cultural setting.
  4. Provides service in a manner that is appropriate for the patient’s age; demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to meet the patient’s physical, psychosocial, educational and safety needs.
  5. Demonstrates knowledge and skills appropriate for the clinical area assigned. 
  6. Keeping up to date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
  7. Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize and accomplish your work.

 

Operational Excellence

  1. Participates in quality strategies to evaluate compliance with standards and to identify opportunities to improve patient outcomes.
  2. Demonstrates competency in practice and knowledge of current standards of practice.  Maintains credentials and performs current nursing practice expectations within established guidelines.
  3. Ensure all tasks provided and associated with patient care, patient administrative processes, and related duties complies with all regulatory and accreditation standards. 
  4. Develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize and accomplish your work.

 

Relationships

  1. Provide personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients
  2. Develop favorable relationships with all patients.  Instruct and educate patients and their family and /or provide information related to in-home care as appropriate.
  3. Respect patient and family values and expressed needs.
  4. Establish favorable working relationships with all staff members associated with the Health Center operations, including patient care representatives (PCR), medical assistants (MA), nurses, physicians and related SURHC staff.  Support and provide backup to MA positions as requested.
  5. Obtain feedback from patients/families about their healthcare experience and use this information for quality improvement.
  6. Communicate with patients in a culturally appropriate manner, in a language and at a level that the patient understands.
  7. Collaborates effectively and often with team members in providing patient care, identifying and supporting patient goals, and working towards improvement on measurable clinical and process outcomes.

 

Stewardship and Professionalism

  1. Uphold and consistently represent the values and mission of the SURHC organization at all times.  Represent the SURHC organization in a highly professional manner at all times. 
  2. Ensure compliance and attention to all corporate policies and procedures.
  3. Engage in clinical competence as a member of the team for care provided, and Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) standards of care.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

Knowledge

  • English language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer Service – Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service.  This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Clerical – Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Psychology – Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual difference in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation.

 

Skills

  • Must have and show the ability to provide full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Must be able to speak to others to convey information effectively.
  • Have the awareness of other’s reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Ability to understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Must use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions and or approaches to problems.
  • Significant knowledge of medical practices and procedures in a primary care environment.
  • Ability to adapt to change as needed.
  • Knowledge of effective communication skills with patient to receive calls, interact pleasantly and provide clear instructions and follow-up.
  • Understand the importance of maintaining professionalism and appearance at all times.
  • Must be service-oriented endeavoring to please customers and exceed their expectations in providing quality of care.
  • Demonstrated success in customer service or working with the general public, preferably in a medical care facility.
  • Demonstrated success in managing difficult customer situations.
  • Significant knowledge of medical practices and procedures in a primary care environment.
  • Demonstrated success and experience with direct patient services (e.g., phlebotomy) and the proper knowledge and use of medical devices and equipment.
  • Knowledgeable of panel management for practice.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage the self-management of patients assigned to panel.

 

 

Abilities

  • The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.  It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations)

Job Requirements

Experience

  • Demonstrated success in customer service or working with the general public, preferably in a medical care facility.
  • Demonstrated success in managing difficult customer situations.
  • Significant knowledge of medical practices and procedures in a primary care environment.
  • Demonstrated success and experience with direct patient services (e.g., phlebotomy) and the proper knowledge and use of medical devices and equipment.
  • Knowledgeable of panel management for practice.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage the self-management of patients assigned to panel

 

 

Education

  • Graduation from an accredited practical or vocational nursing program.  New graduates must take the state board exam within 90 days of graduation date from nursing program. 
  • Certified BCLS is required upon hire.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and acceptable approved abbreviations.
  • Current Health Care Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association (AHA) or Health Care Provider from Red Cross.  Must have current BLS card or in the process of getting CPR certified before hire. 


 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Smoke-Free, Drug-Free Workplace 

Post-Offer Drug Screen and Criminal Background Check Required

We consider all applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination of any kind.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Not Specified
Experience None
Manages Others No
Relocation No
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
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