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LPN

Fort Norfolk Plaza Medical Associates, LLC


Location:
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
Date:
07/26/2017
2017-07-262017-08-25
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
Shift:
1st Shift
Categories:
  • Healthcare/Medical
Fort Norfolk Plaza Medical Associates, LLC
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Job Details

 

LPN

 

Position Summary 

The LPN is responsible for technical skills encompassing patient care and related tasks under the direction of a Doctor, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. The LPN works closely with patients and medical staff to ensure exceptional Patient Care.

  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Delivering direct patient care to patients as assigned, using established procedures
  • Documenting history; recording and reporting pertinent observations and patient reactions to staff, as appropriate; documenting lab procedures and ensuring follow up on results
  • Using screening procedures, including medical history review, and observing and documenting patient vital signs as required
  • Maintaining quality results by running standards and controls
  • Verifying equipment function through routine equipment maintenance and advanced trouble shooting; calibrating equipment utilizing approved testing procedures; monitoring quality control measures and protocols
  • Training other technicians or other workers
  • Assisting with or instituting emergency measures for sudden adverse developments during treatment
  • Utilize nursing knowledge and skills in the safe implementation of basic preventative therapeutic and rehabilitative nursing care of assigned patient as evidenced by documentation and observation of positive patient care outcomes.
  • Perform delegated independent nursing functions using established procedures, policies, guidelines, and standards as observed by the registered nurse
  • Responsible for maintaining, monitoring and reviewing Coumadin Patient care to include outcomes
  • Responsible for managing Nurse Clinic schedule
  • Responsible for maintaining and reviewing Home Health orders
  • Contribute to the development of the patient plan of care based on the identified patient problems/needs.
  • Carry out physician orders accurately, directly and indirectly
  • Assist in the evaluation of the effectiveness of the nursing care administered relative to the patient identified problem/needs.
  • Document pertinent observation and intervention on appropriate record
  • Perform selected tasks related to patient care and the patient's environment in a safe manner
  • Administer medication accurately, observing patient response, as evidenced by documentation in the medical record and lack of negative outcomes
  • Perform limited I.V. Therapy procedures on those patients receiving peripherally inserted Intravenous fluids, as delegated by and observed by the RN
  • Evaluate the infusion site and the extremity for possible infiltration
  • Verify the intravenous according to the prescribed flow rate
  • Perform limited I.V. Therapy procedures upon proof of successful completion of Ohio Board of Nursing approved Intravenous Therapy course, as observed by RN
  • Maintain and coordinate communication among patient/significant other, staff, and physician as evidenced within medical record, client, and health care team feedback
  • Assist in assuring that effective communication exists with patient/significant other as reflected in the plan of care
  • Effectively communicate patients changing needs and plan of care among staff members
  • Report patient needs/problems and observations regarding patient’s condition to the registered nurse and physician. 
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the health care team in coordination of the patient's care as evidenced by other department feedback
  • Assist patients, family members or other clients with concern and empathy; respect their confidentiality and privacy and communicate with them in a courteous and respectful manner.
  • Follow proper reporting procedures for actual or potential accidents and/or incidents so follow-up and/or prevention can occur
  • Performing other duties as assigned

 


Requirements

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)


Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing

Valid registration as an LPN in the State of Virginia

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to work inside a clean, well-lit, and well-ventilated laboratory. While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may be exposed to some hazards such as radiation, bodily fluids that may contain disease, and fumes from laboratory chemicals.

 

Note

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

The company is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.

Forward resumes to careers@fnpma.com

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