Under supervision the incumbent is responsible for a variety of administrative and clinical skills established by the RN Case Manager/RN Lead/Primary Care Nurse Manager. Under supervision he/she is responsible for following the plan of care established by the physician. The Licensed Practical Nurse assists in performing and providing clinical care, duties, and tasks for patients of all ages. Primarily works 1:1 with the Primary Care Provider (PCP). Participates in pre-visit planning to anticipate patient and PCP needs.
Recognizes and reports to the registered nurse or medical provider abnormal findings related to vital signs, clinical signs and symptoms, and laboratory findings.
Implements administrative duties, but not limited to:
Implements clinical care including, but not limited to:
Complexity of Duties
The incumbent will be responsible for actively participating with a team of healthcare providers to provide and coordinate care. The incumbent will be expected to be positive and productive in the LPN role. The LPN role requires flexibility and the ability to work with team members who possess a variety of personalities. The LPN role necessitates the incumbent to always maintain a high level of integrity, poise, and control.
The LPN plans, schedules, and provides care in coordination with the medical care plan and attempts to solve problems with MD/RN guidance. This is done under the supervision of the RN Lead and the Director of Nursing for Primary Care.. The work is evaluated for technical soundness and adherence to professional standards.
Responsibility for Accuracy
Contacts with Others
Contacts are with patients, families, hospital personnel, and community agencies.
Contacts with patients and families are to provide and assist with care. With hospital personnel and community agencies, contacts are to exchange information for the purpose of coordinating patient care activities. The Nursing Assistant is assigned duties based upon the diagnosis of the patient, his/her condition, and special circumstances related to his/her needs.
The incumbent has access to highly confidential patient medical and personal information. The Privacy Act of 1974 mandates that the incumbent shall maintain complete confidentiality of all administrative, medical and personnel records and all other pertinent information that comes to the individual’s attention or knowledge. The Privacy Act carries both civil and criminal penalties for unlawful disclosure of records. Violation of such confidentiality shall be cause for adverse actions.
Mental/ Visual/ Physical
Work in the various services within the nursing department is mostly sedentary, yet requires walking, standing, bending, pushing, and lifting in helping patients to and from beds, wheelchairs, and stretchers. These same activities are required in moving equipment and medical supplies. Will be subject to frequent interruptions requiring varied responses, which can cause distractions therefore, the incumbent must possess the ability to differentiate and prioritize many tasks at once. May occasionally move more than 15 pounds.
Must be flexible in working hours. Work is performed in the clinic setting, which is responsible for treating patients with a wide variety of medical problems. Incumbent may be exposed to communicable diseases. Incumbent is required to comply with Employee Health Program guidelines including current immunization status of identified communicable diseases and safety precautions are sometimes necessary, such as use of personal protective equipment as required by hospital policy. The work environment involves moderate risks of exposure to infectious disease, radiation, electrical hazards, irritant chemicals and explosive gases.