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Clinic LPN Primary Care

Company: Franciscan Medical Group
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: February 21, 2021

Job Description:

Overview: CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U. S. , from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.
Responsibilities
Franciscan Medical Group is currently seeking a full time Clinic LPN for our Franciscan Medical Clinic at St. Joseph in Tacoma, WA. This position is primarily weekdays only with an occasional request on weekends. No nights or organizationally recognized holidays required.
JOB SUMMARY This job is responsible, under the direction of a Registered Nurse or other Healthcare Provider, for providing quality practical nursing care to clinic patients consistent with the scope of LPN licensure and Franciscan Medical Group (FMG) Scope of Practice Policy. An incumbent assists providers with patient clinic visits, carrying out routine aspects of designated nursing protocols and provides clinical support and related assistance to professional medical staff. Work also includes participating in patient care planning, assisting with and/or performing therapeutic/diagnostic procedures/tests, reporting nursing observations/assessments and updating information in the patient's electronic medical record. An employee uses initiative in carrying out recurring tasks independently within scope of practice and established standards of care. An RN or Provider provides specific instructions for new or more complex tasks and is consulted when unusual/unfamiliar situations are encountered.Work involves effectively managing a demanding workload and requires excellent customer service skills with patients/families, multi-disciplinary team members, practitioners and the public.
If assigned to the centralized FMG Float Pool
, an incumbent provides patient care services to the assigned clinic/work unit as needed to meeting staffing needs.
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LPN-Clinic Specialty title applies only to employees assigned to the VM OB Clinic.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Prepares patients for practitioner visit; rooms patients, obtains and records vital signs and other appropriate information, such as height, weight, drug allergies, current medications and presenting problem; chaperones and documents the patient exam, ensuring patient privacy and comfort.
  • Performs, or assists with, patient care, diagnostic tests and clinical procedures to appropriate level of training/scope of licensure and established procedures; follows triage standing orders/protocols for routine nursing situations and refers complex, urgent or emergent situations to an RN or provider.
  • Assists with point of care testing (CLIA-Waived Tests only)/lab tests following established protocols/instructions.
  • Administers patient medications per written provider order; tracks and logs medication usage per established policies; inventories counts of controlled substances.
  • Documents procedures and interactions in patient's medical record in accordance with established procedures; enters, pends and signs orders as appropriate.
  • Organizes exam rooms, including general cleaning, upkeep and re-stocking of supplies; prepares, cleans and sterilize instruments and maintains related equipment.
  • Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of communication tools/materials for /effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services. Patient Population Served: Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department's defined specific populations served.Performs related duties as required.
    Qualifications
    Education/Experience Requirements
    • Graduated from an accredited school of practical nursing approved by the Washington State Board of Nursing. One year of LPN work experience in a clinic setting OR two years of acute care LPN work experience preferred.
      Licensure/Certification
      • Current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the Washington State Board of Nursing.
      • Current Healthcare Provider BLS Certification.
      • If assigned to the Float Pool, current driver's license and ability to drive to assigned location(s).
        CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.
        Associated topics: anesthetist, arnp c, associate, certified nursing, cnm, crna, gyn, ob, practitioner, specialist

Keywords: Franciscan Medical Group, Tacoma , Clinic LPN Primary Care, Healthcare , Tacoma, Washington

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