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Licensed Practice Nurse - Lpn

Company: OHI - Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc.
Location: New Brunswick
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Job Description:

Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc. (OHI) is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) dedicated to providing quality, accessible and comprehensive primary health care to the residents of Ocean and Monmouth County; regardless of economic status.Our Health Center Locations: Lakewood, Stafford and Toms RiverOHI services include family and internal medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health, nutrition, OB/GYN women's health, dental, family planning, specialty care, pharmacies, PrEP, and a STI clinic.Hours:Full-time hours are M-F 8:00am 4:30pm with rotating evening/Saturday shifts (subject to seasonal changes and business/site needs)Position Summary:Reporting directly to Director of Nursing (DON) and Practice Site Manager (PSM) the Licensed Practical Nurse performs care including telephoning patients, obtaining vitals, documenting in EMR, and immunization administration. Plans, coordinates, and evaluates services utilizing the direct nursing process, comprehensive nursing care and individual case management.Responsibilities:Provides nursing care including administration of medications and injections to patients as directed by Providers, immunizations, referrals to other providers and community health resources, preauthorization's as required for any testing and health instructions to patients following examinations.Maintain professional attitude and attire always, wearing a clean and neat uniform, short fingernails, no large jewelry of any type, and no facial piercings.Utilizing the nursing process, LPN will provide direct and indirect patient care by identifying patient problem and concern and reporting to provider for further evaluation.LPN will complete patient intake by documenting past and current medical diagnoses, concerns, medications, allergies, smoking history, and other pertinent social history. LPN will obtain and document patient's vital signs, including blood pressure, respiration rate, pulse, pulse oximetry, height and weight. All information is documented utilizing an EMR.Assist provider in patient education on smoking cessation, healthy diet and healthy lifestyle choicesInstruct and assist patients to remove shoes to obtain accurate weight and inspect feet of diabetic patients.Assist providers with education and disease management for chronically ill patients (ex. Hx of diabetes, asthma).As a part of the uniform requirement, LPN must wear wrist-watch with second hand to obtain accurate vital signs provide safe and quality patient care.Reviews level of pain with patient and documents all vital signs in patient's chart in the EMR.Performs dipstick Urinalysis, pregnancy tests (OB), vision and hearing tests, and head circumference, measurement (Pediatrics). Documents all findings in patient's chart in EMR. Collaborates with provider for further follow up on any tests as neededMonitors patient flow and, assists in preparation of examination rooms, chairs and preparation of patients for exam. Effectively work with a care team i to deliver safe and quality patient care.Administers vaccines according to policy using two identifiers, provides proper education and information sheets to patients/guardians, and accurately documents information in EMR.Enters appropriate patient data and all the vaccine information in NJIIS Registry right after the vaccine is administered.Enter refrigerator/freezer temperatures appropriately and in a timely manner in NJIIS as required by VFC (Vaccines for Children).Maintain an accurate, and daily temperature log for refrigerator/freezer thermometer to assure vaccine and medication safety. Update the log monthly, file the log for previous month and send a copy to DON by 5th of each monthInspect and check medications/vaccine expiration dates on a continuous basis, and maintain the expiration medication logClean refrigerator monthly, and maintain an up-to-date refrigerator cleaning logUtilize time management skills, multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Maintain nursing competency and patient confidentialityOB and PEDS LPN will inquire about patient's dental needs and assist the patient to schedule a dental appointment.Notify SW for the need of an assessment on any patients with a history of depression or suicidal thoughts, or any high-risk patients.Maintains adequate stock of routine medical supplies; orders supplies through established purchasing procedures monthly and as needed, and maintains all necessary logs updated. Sends copies of all logs to DON monthlyMaintains updated file of referrals and provides referral information to Providers.Provides direct and/or indirect patient care oriented toward improving or maintaining health and preventing illness.Observes patient, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies Provider of patient's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.Initiates a patient education plan according to the individualized needs of the patient, as prescribed by Provider and OHI policy including patient and family instruction.Reconciles labs within normal limits, reports critical labs and abnormal results to Provider following OHI policy.Complete various forms as requested by a patient and report to provider for final review and management.Reports required information to the Health Department for further screenings and follow-up.Ensures chart preparation is completed and enters appropriate orders based on outstanding Quality Measures for Provider to review dailyMaintains and updates patient charts, records, and information found in EMR.Inspects Environment of Care for any safety concerns and infection control issues and intervenes as appropriate. Completes monthly EOC report and reports findings to PSM according to protocol.Reports all necessary information and/or unusual occurrences in accordance with established policies and procedures and notifies DON/Practice Site Manager of unusual occurrences as they develop.Completes incident reports immediately as per policy in all required situations.Reports action of others which have negative impact on patient care.Promotes and delivers optimum satisfaction to all patients.Attends and completes all mandatory in-services and attends required meetings.Works collaboratively with all members of the Senior Management and Management Teams to resolve departmental and organizational challenges expeditiously, economically, professionally and with minimum disruption to the practice.Orients and trains staff as observed by DON or designee.Develops and maintains effective communications by promptly notifying providers, DON and other involved clinical team members of change in patient's condition, new orders, and other pertinent information to patient's care information.Ensures that No Show patient is called within 30 minutes after the appointment is missed. Assists patient with re-scheduling the appointment and documents accordingly.Participates in morning huddles to coordinate all clinical activities within the department and facility, as well as daily staff assignments. Records information discussed in huddle and presents it to PSM. aDisplays a respectful, caring attitude toward patients at all times.Accepts constructive criticism as demonstrated by positive behavior changes.Adheres to Corporate Compliance policies.Notifies the Director of Nursing and Chief Medical Officer on matters relating to nursing practices.Reports any patient or staff issues to DON, CMO and PSM.Provides input to DON in reference to development of policies and protocols for patient care.Prepares and sends daily shift reports to the Practice Site Manager and DON.Provides leadership in the development of standards of care for the Department, patient/family education and staff education to address the needs of specific populations.Guides the professional growth of others through role modeling, coaching and/or mentoring.Provides leadership at a unit level for initiatives designed to improve the quality of care or clinical outcomes for populations of patients and growth of others.Participates in ongoing quality initiatives.Participates in OHI collaborative quality improvement activities and develops Plan-Do-Study-Acts.Reports to any OHI site(s) as scheduled by Scheduling CoordinatorIs highly accountable for one's own productivity. In order to maintain transparency, all projects must be represented clearly on a project board in Monday.Com. You are responsible for ensuring the board is always updated and accurate and that information is accessible to those that need it.Other duties as assigned.Education and Experience:Graduate of accredited Licensed Practical Nursing program1-3 years nursing experience in medical center or community health care settings.Licensure:Active State of New Jersey LPN license is required.Certifications:Certified Basic Life Support is required. Maintains CPR certification as evidenced by valid card.Other Qualifications:Bilingual English/Spanish is preferredMust have effective people skills.Must be computer literate.Flexible schedule to meet the needs of the organization and hours of operation.Rotation of sites and weekend shifts may be required.Reliable transportation to various sites as needed.The above responsibilities represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. To perform these essential job functions, an employee must be able to meet certain physical and aptitude requirements as described below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform their essential functions, as required under the Americans With Disabilities Act (" ADA") or other applicable state/local law.Physical/Aptitude/Environmental Demands:While performing the duties of this job, an employee will generally be required to sit (i) during at least 50 % of their work shift; or (ii) at least 4 hours in a 8 hour shift; and will generally be required to stand (i) during at least 50 % of their work shift; or (ii) at least 4 hours in a 8 hour shift. The employee will be required to walk or ambulate around the office. The employee must have sufficient vision and use their arms, fingers and/or hands to manipulate and use office equipment, including but not limited to, telephones, computers, computer keyboard, and cabinets/drawers. The employee must be able to occasionally lift and carry approximately 10 pounds. The employee will be occasionally or frequently required to stoop, bend, reach, pull, push, kneel and/or crouch, e.G. to retrieve supplies, stock cabinets, prepare an exam room, file records. The employee must be able to communicate in a manner that is understood by patients and other employees. An employee must be able to function and perform their duties while under the inherent stresses of a busy office setting with a high volume of patients.Ocean Health Initiatives is firmly committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants. Therefore, Ocean Health does not discriminate on the basis of creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital or parental status, alienage, disability, political affiliation or belief, military or military discharge status.In accordance with New Jersey Executive order (COVID-19 No.283) in conjunction with the Federal CDC guidelines, COVID vaccinations are a requirement for Ocean Health Initiatives as well as many other Healthcare Organizations. Proof of full vaccination and the booster shot is required prior to the beginning date of employment. If you have a medical or religious contraindication, please inform Human Resources when the offer is extended#IND1

Keywords: OHI - Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc., New Brunswick , Licensed Practice Nurse - Lpn, Other , New Brunswick, New Jersey

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