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Luke & Associates Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Family Health PART TIME in Charleston, South Carolina

All Luke & Associates positions have the sole purpose of providing quality medical attention to veterans, the military, and their families. Our commitment is to our employees, our clients and of course the patients and their safety.

ALL POSITIONS REQUIRE A BACKGROUND AND FINANCIAL CHECK, DRUG SCREENING AND OTHER SCREENINGS.

LICENSED PRACTICAL/VOCATIONAL NURSE

SITE OF SERVICE:

  • 628th Medical Group, 204 West Hill BLVD, BLDG 364, Joint Base Charleston, SC 29404.

  • HCWs shall receive notification two weeks prior to the reassignment.

POSITION QUALIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Degree/Education: Certificate.

  • Education: Graduate from an accredited community college, junior college, college, university or vocational nursing program/practical nursing program approved by the appropriate State agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

  • Certifications in addition to Basic Life Support: Must have and maintain throughout course of contract, a current, active, valid, unrestricted license (with no limitations, stipulations or pending adverse actions) to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) from a US jurisdiction.

  • Experience: One year of practical or vocational nurse experience after graduation. Shall have practiced as an LPN/LVN performing hands-on patient care in the outpatient clinical setting for at least 12 months within the past 24 months.

  • Board Certification: Shall be a graduate from a State Board of Nursing approved LPN/LVN training program or completion of equivalent military training that permits sitting for the state licensure examination.

  • Licensure/Registration: Must have and maintain throughout course of contract, a current, active, valid, unrestricted license (with no limitations, stipulations or pending adverse actions) to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) from a US jurisdiction.

  • U.S. Citizenship: HCWs performing under this contract shall be U.S. citizens.

  • Able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate.

  • Shall be physically capable of standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time and physically capable of performing all services required under the contract and TO.

  • *In addition to the qualifications listed in the contract, the following additional or supplemental qualifications are required.

  • Must be knowledgeable in medical privacy and confidentiality (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act [HIPAA]); accreditation standards of Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and The Joint Commission (TJC); and computer applications/software to include Microsoft Office programs, MS Outlook (e-mail), and internet familiarity is required.

  • As appropriate within established procedures, protocols and scope of practice, must have understanding of and ability to correctly utilize and/or apply; medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, psychology, pharmacology, medical ethics and legal concepts, clinical procedures, patient care; emergency medical treatment to include cardiopulmonary resuscitation, aseptic technique, specimen collection, diagnostic testing, prepare and administer oral and parenteral (excluding IV) medications, vaccination procedures, mechanisms of anaphylaxis and shock and their treatment; prescription drugs and their administration; operating and 8 maintaining therapeutic equipment, risk management, medical contingency operations, computer operations in the use of basic word processing, data entry and automated medical records.

  • Must possess organization, problem-solving and communication skills to articulate medical requirements to patients, families/care givers, medical and non-medical staff in a professional and courteous way.

  • *NOTE: Supervision, as used in this TASK, means clinically-related supervision only and does not include inherently governmental supervisory duties, including, but not limited to, personnel and employment related activities, i.e., timecards or leave approval.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  • Conducts focused nursing assessments of the health status of individuals.

  • Participates in the planning of nursing care needs and in modifying the nursing care plan.

  • Implements appropriate care within scope of practice.

  • Implements teaching plans for patients with common and well-defined learning needs.

  • Provides direct basic nursing care.

  • Assists in the evaluation of the patient?s responses and outcomes to therapeutic interventions.

  • Utilizes a problem-solving approach as the basis for decision-making in practice.

  • Performs all relevant care within the LPN/LVN job description and local competencies IAW the applicable state practice act.

  • Serves as a Practical/Vocational Nurse performing patient care and nursing administrative duties for outpatients in accordance with established policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines.

  • Monitors and records age appropriate physiological measurements.

  • Orients new patients to the clinic/hospital environment.

  • Assists with patient check-ins, admissions, discharges, and transfers as directed.

  • Provides individualized patient teaching on appropriate topics to include preventative healthcare and health maintenance.

  • Prepares and positions patients for diagnostic testing, examinations, treatments, and clinical procedures.

  • Performs appropriate portions of medical examinations, treatment, diagnostic, and clinical procedures.

  • Records treatment, procedure rendered, and observed effects.

  • Identifies and records patient problems and appropriately notifies provider/nursing team of observations.

  • Prepares and administers medications in accordance with scope of practice and training.

  • Recognizes and responds to emergencies and performs basic life support measures.

  • Performs appropriate portions of physical examinations including age appropriate physical measurements.

  • Adheres to infection control procedures including use of personal protective equipment, disposal of waste, and aseptic technique.

  • Performs central sterile supply duties.

  • Ensures all equipment is properly assembled, operates, cleaned and stored at the end of each work shift.

  • Ensures preventive maintenance and routine cleaning are performed as directed.

  • Performs medical records reviews and applies appropriate protocols and guidelines to determine medical needs.

  • Maintains patient medical records in electronic format as well as hard copy as required.

  • Prepares and submits administrative reports.

  • Participates in training and continuing education programs for new procedures, techniques, and equipment.

  • Additional daily duty guidelines noted for specialize LPN?s/LVN?s on the attached documents that follow this PWS and from the AFI 44-119.

CORE DUTIES:

  • Initiate, perform and complete assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations.

  • Complete assigned patient care based on the patients? conditions, use judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments, and accurately recognize, report and record relevant patient information.

  • Observe, identify and respond to the patient?s needs for care, including medication, equipment-assisted care and patient/family education.

  • Prepare and administer prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous) and perform treatments according to established policies/procedures.

  • Recognize urgent or emergent patient care situations, seek assistance of the RN and/or MD/DO, and initiate appropriate emergency interventions as directed.

  • Perform support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized practices or procedures, which include preparing the patient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing and handling specialized instruments or other specialized equipment, and monitoring the patient?s condition before, during, and following the procedure.

  • Orient peers and ancillary personnel to unit policies and procedures, skills, and standards of practice.

  • Integrate healthy work environment principles that result in improved patient healthcare delivery, education of patients and their families and employee satisfaction.

HOURS:

  • Monday-Friday 0730-1630 is the normal duty shift with a 30-60 minute unpaid lunch

  • Will not work on Federal Holidays

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS

  • Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

  • Must be able and willing to prioritize on short notice and work on multiple simultaneous projects.

  • Flexible and able to work with various personalities.

  • Team work skills required.

  • Time management skills required.

  • The ability to meet deadlines in a deadline intensive environment is essential.

  • High level of adaptability and willingness to embrace change in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

Luke & Associates does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status in provision of services or employment opportunities and benefits. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

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