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Licensed Practical Nurse - Neurology
GWU Medical Faculty AssociatesWashington, DCFull Time
Primary responsibility to provide services to efficiently ensure the smooth running of all clinical and non-clinical work pertaining to physician/patient encounters. Performs nursing functions, which involve the care of persons who are ill, injured, or experience alterations in health processes. Supports physicians and nurse practitioners.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.
Evaluates walk-in patients and implements nursing protocols, or refers for provider evaluation/treatment when appropriate.
Assesses telephone calls from patients using nursing knowledge, interviewing skills, and nursing process – seeks advice from a Physician or Nurse Practitioner when presenting problems that are complex or do not fit a predefined nursing protocol. The assessment process includes the following:
Assessing the patient’s current concern while taking into account chronic health conditions and obstacles which may impact the person’s coping abilities
Selecting a nursing protocol based on the assessment of the patient’s stated problem
Recommending a nursing intervention related to the specific problem
Enlisting the patient’s cooperation in following through on the intervention
Assisting the patient to access services in accordance with their medical insurance
Teaching patients about self-care concepts as they relate to the specific presenting problem
Assisting patients with follow-up medical care or in-home care as needed
Teaches patients about their illness, preventive health strategies, and monitoring tools, as appropriate.
Assists the providers with obtaining lab results and calling patients with normal results as directed by the provider.
Assists in preparing the patient, obtaining lab specimens, and ensuring that lab specimens are properly handled and sent for analysis to the correct lab.
Follows infection control policies by properly disposing of “dirty needles” containers and routinely cleaning exam tables, as well as, cleaning them on a PRN basis whenever body fluids come in contact with the surfaces.
High school graduation is necessary. Completion of an accredited program of education for practical nursing is necessary.
Current DC licensee as a Practical Nurse is necessary.
1-2 years of experience as a licensed practical is necessary.
Previous experience working in an outpatient clinic setting is preferred.
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