The Department of Dermatology is seeking an LPN that is responsible related to patient care in the ambulatory clinic environment. The individual displays responsible behaviors, communicates effectively to others and functions as a member of the healthcare team. The LPN reports to the nurse clinic manager, who is responsible for administrative supervision, staff development, and orientation of the LPN to the area's policies and procedures. The LPN must demonstrate competency in all skills related to the performance of patient care. The LPN maintains an inventory of examination/procedure room supplies, assists in the organization of efficient patient flow, and organizes the clinic environment to assure patient safety. Some supervision of CMAs and CNAs may be required.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Collects patient information and assessment data. Obtains and records patient's vital signs: temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, weight and height. Reports assessment findings to practitioner, and records on appropriate documentation forms in a timely manner. Confirms written orders prior to implementation of delegated tasks. Maintains and uses principles of aseptic techniques and infection control when performing clinical duties and tasks. Under clinical supervision, performs delegated procedures common to the specialty area in a safe, effective, and efficient manner according to Clinical Practice Policy and Procedures. Assists practitioner in identified patient procedures/treatments/examinations, (preparation, positioning, supplies, equipment). Appropriately obtains and manages specimens, including: labeling, form completion, transport to laboratories, and log maintenance. Performs quality control for waived testing. Recognizes emergency situations, implements emergency procedures according to clinic guidelines, administers first aid including CPR and maintains emergency equipment and supplies. Provides appropriate patient education, health information materials and community resource lists as directed. In close partnership with health care team, assures smooth and efficient patient flow and clinical operation. Assists patients to exam room and prepares patients for examination. Assists patients in wheelchairs and stretchers with transfers to and from exam tables, procedure tables, and scales utilizing proper body mechanics and safety measures. Directs patients with medical complaints who call or arrive to the clinic to the patient's physician and/or emergency room for assistance. Orders, stocks, and maintains exam rooms and clinic areas with standard levels of supplies, medications, linens, nourishments, forms and equipment.
Operates clinical equipment according to equipment procedures including safety and quality control checks. Ensures that soiled linen, needle containers and potentially infectious waste are appropriately disposed and removed from the clinic and exam area according to the infection control guidelines. Performs related and delegated tasks, including taking and relaying messages. Participates in skill development and training through in-service programs to enhance knowledge level and to ensure mastery of patient care procedures. Attends and participates in staff meetings. Participates in performance improvement activities. Validates patient care decisions with health care team. Demonstrates the knowledge and skill necessary to provide care or service based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria appropriate to the age of the patients served in her/his assigned service area. The required skills and knowledge may be gained through education training or experience.
Special Skills and Knowledge:
Highly effective verbal communication and interpersonal skills with patients, physicians, and other health care team members required to establish working relationships that foster optimal quality of outpatient care.
Patient teaching assessment and coordination of patient needs within the clinic.
Sound knowledge of medications and all side effects.
Verbally identifies problems and suggests interventions to the physician.
Use of outside resources within the Hospital and community.
High school diploma is required. Current Maryland State LPN Licensure required. Prefer a minimum of three (3) years of experience. Completion of the JHH credentialing process to include verification of CPR certification is required prior to start date. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment.
Classified Title: Licensed Practical Nurse
Starting Salary Range: $18.12-$24.92
Status: Full Time
Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday/8:30-5p/40 hrs
Department name: Dermatology
Personnel area: School of Medicine
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