Licensed Practical Nurse
Havelock, NC US
Recruiting a Licensed Practical Nurse ( LPN ) to work in the Medical Home Port (Family Health) Clinic at Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point, Havelock, North Carolina. providing medical care for Active Duty military heroes, their family members, and retirees. This position involves case management and utilization review functions. The Licensed Practical Nurse position is full-time, Monday - Friday, normally between the hours of 7: 00AM - 5: 30PM, with full benefits and including 17 days of paid vacation & sick leave, plus paid 10 federal holidays.
DUTIES OF THE LPN:
- Ensure patient care is carried out in accordance with the Standards of Nursing Care and the policies and procedures of the clinic.
- Check patients into the clinic and triage using clinic guidelines. Inform the nurse, physician extender or physician of the patient s condition and potential problems.
- Obtain and document patient and pertinent family history.
- Perform a full range of diagnostic support duties which include taking vital signs, collecting specimens, obtaining, recording and tracking results of diagnostic tools.
- Assist the physician in a variety of diagnostic examinations such as lumber punctures, colposcopies and sigmoidoscopies, by preparing, positioning and monitoring patients, and setting out and handling instruments and equipment.
- Perform laboratory tests such as checking urine for sugar and stool for blood. Record and report results.
- Perform a range of treatment procedures that include sterile dressing changes, applying compresses, monitoring IV fluids, inserting catheters and suctions, inserting nasogastric tubes, administering medications, giving enemas, setting up and giving treatment that requires auxiliary equipment such as oxygen and suction. Ambulate patients to other areas to include Radiology, various clinics, and physical therapy.
- Prepare patients for tests, examinations, treatments, and/or surgery. Collect specimens such as urine, sputum and stool. Label specimens for laboratory examinations and follow up by using CHCS/AHLTA or calling the laboratory for reports. Alert provider to conditions which deviate from expected findings.
- Prepare, start, monitor and discontinue intravenous fluids with accuracy and in accordance with established procedures.
- Observe, report and document all observed symptoms, reactions, treatments and changes in the patient condition to the registered nurse, physician extender or physician. Make careful observations to assess that nursing procedures and treatment do not cause additional distress.
- Perform routine nursing care activities such as taking blood pressures, temperatures, baths and hygiene care, passing and removal of trays, changing of linen, and otherwise assist in the care of the physical needs of the patient.
- Operate basic equipment required in delivery of patient care such as pumps, IV pumps, oxygen administration apparatus and incentive spirometers.
- Execute physician s orders within the guidelines of standard nursing practice. Ensure accurate medication is administered in correct form and dosage to the proper patient as directed by the physician.
- Maintain records of nursing care, dose and time of medication administered, and indicate if the medication was not administered and the reason.
- Administer immunizations in a safe and accurate manner with strict adherence to all NAVHOSP, BUMED and CDC Immunization policies.
- Recognize conditions which require isolation. Ensure universal precautions are used in all patient encounters.
- Recognize emergency situations and assist with, or institute emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in patients such as cardiac arrests.
- Perform preoperative procedures for minor surgery, and fill out pre-op checklist.
- Assist patients in admission, transfer, and perform discharge planning follow-up and documentation.
- The HCWs will address medical issues with the patient in a compassionate, comprehensive and integrative manner utilizing a collaborative approach with emphasis on coordinates care with the clinic, utilization and referral management policies, and obtains additional clinical data, as required.
- Identifies patients in need of care coordination within the Medical Home Port teams, through patient interaction, screening patients with a pattern of high risk, unstable and resource intensive utilization of Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) and network services.
- Prepare and submit administrative reports, to include complex coordination cases to the command and site management personnel routinely and upon request.
- Coordinates with network facility personnel and/or Managed Care Support Contractor personnel to ensure seamless transition of care back to Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point for all Clinic patients hospitalized in the network or non-network facilities.
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE LICENSED PRACTICAL/VOCATIONAL NURSE:
- One year of practical or vocational nurse experience after graduation.
- Certificate degree or higher.
- Graduate from a college or university accredited by National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In lieu of graduation from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program, the nurse may be a graduate from a State Board of Nursing or accredited nursing program.
- Current, full, active, and unrestricted license (any state or U.S. Territory) to practice as a Registered Nurse.
- U.S. Citizen (for access to Government computer systems)
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
- Competitive salary
- 17 days paid vacation/sick leave per year
- 10 paid Federal holidays per year
- Dental and Vision plans
- 401(k) savings plan
The Arora Group is an award-winning, Joint Commission-certified nationwide healthcare services company that, for over 25 years, has provided medical care for the men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our mission is to provide world-class care and give our over healthcare professionals opportunities to improve their skills, learn from the best, and serve the needs of active duty servicemembers, their families, and veterans.
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability