Work Unit Description: The LPN will work as a part of team who provide same day care to adult and child patients who have a minor acute problem. The Immediate Care team partners with Primary Care to assist with easy access for patients (7) days per week from 8am - 8pm.
The licensed practical nurse (LPN) provides clinical care in a primary clinic supporting the needs of patients and patient care teams, including: patient assess service representatives (PAS), medical assistants (MAs), registered nurses (RNs) and licensed independent practitioners (LIPs).
The LPN has a supervised practice that occurs at the clinical direction and under the clinical supervision of the RN or LIP who have authority to make changes in the plan of care, and encompasses a variety of patient care roles, including but not limited to: Rooming, data collection, recording, reporting patient information, focused patient assessment, development of a focused care plan, implementation of the plan of care, evaluation of patient responses to nursing interventions, basic telephone triaging and patient education and performing simple treatments and procedures.
The LPN recognizes and addresses age-appropriate needs when caring for patients. In addition, the LPN assists in maintaining the practice environment in a clean, orderly condition (including cleaning and stocking rooms).
The LPN participates in ongoing professional development and competency assessment, and participates in ongoing quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives.Performs requirements and expectation of OHSU employees as outlined in OHSU Core Competencies, Code of Conduct, policies, and procedures.
MANAGES PATIENT FLOW AND INTAKE: Manages patient flow and room turnover in assigned areas. Implement Standard Intake (vital signs, weight, height, etc.). Assists patients as needed with ambulation or transportation using proper body mechanics. Documents appropriate intake information in EPIC as stated by patient. Assists practitioners or other staff with set-up and performance of all clinical procedures and examinations. Assist with implement of virtual visits and phone visits as needed.
PERFORM CLINIC BASED LAB FUNCTIONS AND OTHER TESTING:Competent in performing accurately CLIA waved and CLIA non-waived lab tests to include but not limited to simple lab testing such as Clintest, urine pregnancy, hemoglobin A1C and capillary glucose. Performs diagnostic tests including EKGs, spirometry, etc.
PLAN OF CARE: Conducts focal assessments by collecting data through observations, interviewing patients, and records in an accurate and timely manner as appropriate to the patients health care needs. Provides input regarding patient's needs and responses to care to RNs or LIPs. Distinguishing abnormal from normal data, sorting, selecting, recording and reporting the data discrepancies to the RN or LIP. Recognizing signs and symptoms of deviation from current health status and evaluating data to identify problems or risks presents by the patients. Contributes to the development of focused plan of care. Contributes to patient education. Selecting appropriate nursing interventions as established by the RN or consistent with the LIPs plan of care. Manages EPIC in-baskets and documents all care in EPIC.
MEDICATION ADMINSTRATION: Competent in medication and immunization administration and all 7 Rights of Medication Administration per LPNs license.
MAINTAINING EQUIPMENT: Cleans and prepares equipment for sterilization. Maintains inventory of necessary supplies for both patient exam rooms and work areas.
ABILITY TO RECOGNIZE AND RESPOND TO MEDICAL EMERGENCIES: Recognizes emergent situations and treatments (hypoglycemia, as well as CPR); Contacts RN and/or LIP when appropriate to assist with the emergency or abnormal situations
Graduate of an accredited licensed practical nursing program
Current license for LPN in the State of Oregon
Current BLS certification
Recent and direct patient care experience
Recent experience with culturally diverse patient population
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
Recent primary care experience
Recent experience in a busy ambulatory clinic
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