Licensed Practical Nurse

NEW HAVEN, CT
Oct 24, 2019

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

The LPN reports to the Manager of Clinical Support Services, Occupational Health with responsibility for the reception, record management and treatment of community company workers and/or prospective employees for pre employment screening services and/or injury care management. May direct the medical office assistants in the performance of various screening tests and care of injured workers.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Assessment: Collects, reports, and records objective and subjective data in an accurate and timely manner.
    • 1.1 1a. Obtains a chief complaint from employees presenting to the Occupational Health Plus. 1b. Determines the reason for visit (i.e., injury on duty, sick call, pre-placement/periodic examination, immunization). 1c. Assesses and documents patient's level of pain, vital signs. 1d. Appropriately gathers information needed for care of employee at the time of their visit, using existing departmental forms and documents, in writing and/or computer entry, obtaining or performing the following:Demographic information, History of other significant history, Immunization history, Height, weight, blood pressure, and pulse, Visual/auditory acuity, Appropriate lab tests, x-rays, EKG's. 1e. Recognizes abnormal diagnostic values and forwards reports to PA/MD. 1f. Completes documentation requirements to both department specific software and medical records in a timely, accurate, and concise manner. 1g. Completes Immunization Record Sheet, signing for and indicating appropriate vaccine; dose/site/route of administration; date given; manufacturer, lot number and expiration date. 1h. Assures completion of appropriate vaccine consent form.
  • 2. Implementation/Technical Skills: Administers treatment and therapies safely under the direction of a Registered Nurse/Physician Assistant/Medical Doctor according to established policies, procedures, standards, and nursing care plan to patients of all ages.
    • 2.1 2a. Demonstrates competency in psychomotor skills, conducting tests specific to OHP protocols and procedures: EKG, Audio, PFT. 2b. Demonstrates patient-centered approach in all interventions, and provides verbal education and written instruction on self care as needed. 2c. Utilizes knowledge of dosage calculations, indications, and actions, in administering medication, and assessing response to medication administered in office. 2d. Exhibits understanding of Federal regulations governing drug testing and follows guidelines; understands exceptions in the collections process, and demonstrates 95% accuracy in collections. 2e. Exhibits understanding of infection control principles and universal precautions when performing procedures and delivering care. 2f. Follows the contingency policy and procedures when the computer system is down. 2g. Accesses and utilizes SYSTOC and Quadramedas required by the department.
  • 3. Formulates and uses effective working relationships with all health care team members, patients of all ages and significant others in order to allow for appropriate coordination for patient care activities and appropriate delegation of task/duties.
    • 3.1 3a. Accepts delegated work from RN/PA/MD. Uses chain of command effectively. 3b. Formulates and uses effective working relationships with all health care team members, patients and significant others. 3c. Manages patient flow, prioritizes patient care, reviews charts and information on walk-in patients, i.e., unscheduled follow-ups and initial injuries. Delegates tasks to others as appropriate. 3d. When patient delays occur because of patient volume, assesses needs of patient in the waiting room. 3e. Practices effective problem identification and resolution skills as a method of sound decision making.
  • 4. Uses a customer service approach to identifying and responding to concerns expressed.
    • 4.1 4a. Demonstrates the necessary interpersonal skills and commitment to team building and customer service. 4b. Is responsible for identifying client company and patient questions or concerns. 4c. Takes responsibility for identifying resource person(s) to address concerns. Assures that identified person has accepted responsibility for addressing that concern.
  • 5. Patient Rights: Upholds patient's rights as identified within the institution.
    • 5.1 5a. Maintains confidentiality by communicating patient and employee information in an appropriate manner only to health care workers involved in the care of the employee and/or patient. 5b. Is aware and sensitive to the patient's Bill of Rights of the hospital and the ANA Code of Ethics. Adheres to the mission of the hospital and the Ethical and Religious Directives Health facilities and related hospital policies. 5c. Appropriately identifies themselves to patients, by wearing hospital badge and introducing themselves.
  • 6. Professional/Development: Demonstrates an awareness of self, responsibility and accountability for own professional practice and maintains current knowledge and skills through continuing education.
    • 6.1 6a. Maintains current knowledge in present nursing practice by attending ongoing educational programs. 6b. Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for the enhancement of nursing practice by seeking assistance for improved performance and incorporating new standards and skills into own nursing practice. 6c. Participates in peer review through department Quality Assurance activities.
  • 7. Emergency Situations: Performs efficiently in emergency patient situations following established nursing standards, informing appropriate personnel, and documenting events.
    • 7.1 7a. Assists and supports the health care team in emergency. 7b. Performs required functions in emergency situations: 7c. Can perform CPR according to AHA standards. 7d. Appropriately involves other Center staff and hospital resources in emergency situations. 7e. Articulates and initiates (if needed) roles and responsibilities of team in a fire and/or disaster emergency.
  • 8. Productivity: Identifies priority activities, adjusts workload, and delegates, coordinates tasks in order to be as efficient and productive as possible.
    • 8.1 8a. Takes responsibility for knowing schedule and schedule changes. Remains flexible in staffing patterns and resolutions of staffing conflicts. 8b. Consistently demonstrates efficient utilization of hospital resources.

Qualifications

EDUCATION


Graduate of accredited LPN Program. Licensed Practical Nurse with current licensure in the state of Connecticut.


EXPERIENCE


One (1) to three (3) years nursing or health care experience. Ambulatory service experience preferred


LICENSURE


LPN licensure required


SPECIAL SKILLS


Good communication skill necessary. Attention to detail and record keeping abilities needed. Competency in case managing patients treated at the hospital regardless of age, disability, sexual preference, gender, and ethnicity. Eligible for certification in audiometric testing, pulmonary function testing, drug test collections, breath alcohol testing and CPR.


PHYSICAL DEMAND


requires prolonged standing, walking, use of sight, hearing and touch. CPR certification. Able to travel between offices.


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Job Info

Job: 8036

Department: Occ Health SRC
Category: NURSING-SUPPORT
Sub Category: CLINICAL TECH
Status: Part Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: D
Hours: 24

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