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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Job Code: 154800
Reports To: Medical Clinic Nursing Supervisor- Clinic Director
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Department: Chase County Medical Clinic

Status: Fulltime (36 hrs week)
Schedule: M-F w/rotating Sat am

Summary


Application of professional nursing skills in an outpatient clinic setting. Performs patient care activities
for patients of diverse ages and their families.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Knowledge, awareness and the practice of Chase County Hospital and Clinic’s Safety, Quality, Behavioral Standards and Corporate Compliance Plan. Other duties may be assigned.
Assists with assessment by collection of basic data for patients in the clinic or on the phone.
Documents basic assessment and care/instructions/education given.
Reports results and pertinent information to patients and physician.
Evaluates understanding of treatment plan and/or instruction.
Assists with a variety of procedures, exams and/or operation of diagnostic equipment as assigned.
Maintains appropriate aseptic technique for preparation, procedures, and medications administered.
Is responsible for instrument and equipment maintenance, identifying problems and coordination of appropriate repairs.
Assists physician as needed.
Adheres to and promotes the established values of the organization, i.e., customer service, safety, compliance standards and all others.
Review policy and procedure manuals annually, and assists with policy revision as assigned by supervisor.
Attend 80% of all department meetings.
Completes annual organization training and nursing education.
Performs miscellaneous office duties such as filing and/or retrieving medical records.
Operates various office machines such as fax, copier, computer.
Maintains inventory of supplies and stocking various areas. Checks for and removes outdated supplies.
Assists and/or directs patients to various departments.
Audits nursing charts.

Competency


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies :Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Designs work flows and procedures. Design - Demonstrates attention to detail. Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics. Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and
development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others. Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments. Interpersonal Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings. Team Work - Supports
everyone's efforts to succeed. Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Able to read and interpret written information. Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget. Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Promotes a harassment-free environment. Ethics Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
Strategic Thinking - Adapts strategy to changing conditions. Adaptability Attendance/Punctuality
Dependability Initiative Innovation. Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals. Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives. Professionalism Quality Quantity - Completes work in timely manner; Works quickly. Safety and Security

Qualifications:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience


Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Ability


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Math Ability



Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Computer Skills



To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software and Database software.


Certificates and Licenses



Current Nebraska Licensed Practice Nurse certification.


Supervisory Responsibilities



This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (LPN)