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License Practical Nurse - Tsali Care Center
Job Code:2020-09-045
Department:Tsali Care
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary Minimum17.89
Salary Midpoint21.02
  
Position Closes:
Open Until Filled

Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:
Primary Function: Performs routine tasks for residents of facility as assigned by Nurse Practitioner, Manager, or RN following guidelines for the center. Performs duties as licensed as Licensed Practical Nurse in North Carolina.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Serves as a clinical assistant to the NP or RN, as required. Screens residents' charts before completing necessary duties.
• Serves in obtaining medical histories from residents or their families.
• Carries out assigned duties with each resident which could include:
o Takes vital signs as specified, understands normal parameters and reports results outside of normal parameters to residents NP or RN.
o Capillary blood to monitor HgB and glucose.
o Properly labels all specimens.
o Files PCC, lab, and other resident materials in the appropriate charts, as required.
o Administration of medications such as immunizations, residents' medication as ordered by NP or RN.
• Maintains medical supply inventory notifying NP when stock is low.
• Orders medications as needed for residents, and follows up with Pharmacy.
• Cleans and calibrates equipment such as one touch and hemoglobin machines as needed.
• Maintains QA/QI record daily for required items.
• Maintains vaccine and medication inventory and quality controls.
• Assists NP with physical exams as requested.
• Assists MD and RN, as required.
• Maintains all files and records, as required.
• Keeps storage rooms neat, organized, and well stocked, as required.
• Assists residents with referrals to other agencies, physician offices, and hospital when required.
• Performs duties according to safety guidelines and tribal policy.
• Transports lab, medical record, and other items as needed to CIH.
• Places and picks up requested supplies for residents as needed from CIH.
• Performs other duties assigned by supervisor.

Education /Experience: Satisfactory completion of an accredited LPN program and an active North Carolina LPN license. Must have current CPR certification. Six months in the position are required to become proficient in most phases of the job.