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Surgery Clinic LPN

Company: the Chickasaw Nation
Location: Ada
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

*General Description: *
This position is located at The Chickasaw Nation Department of Health. This facility provides professional and clinical health care services to Indian Beneficiaries in Outpatient Clinics. This position may require travel 0-10% of the time depending on staffing needs in other clinics. *Supervision Received: * Work is performed under the general supervision of the Executive Officer of Nursing and Director of Surgery & Women's Clinic, with immediate supervision by the Specialty Clinic Manager. Routine work is performed independently following written procedures, standards and protocols. Routine work is performed under the direction of the Clinic Manager and/or RN Case Managers. The LPN performs all assigned work in collaboration with a Registered Nurse. *Supervision Exercised: * None *Essential Job Functions: *
* Plans and provides routine patient care by utilizing, participating, and documenting the nursing process.
* Assists with patient teaching and discharge planning with patients and their families as guided by the RN and appropriate per nursing practice act and facility policies & procedures.
* Collaborates with the LPN Clinical Navigator and under the supervision of the Clinic RN to provide safe, age, and culturally appropriate holistic patient care, education, and nursing interventions for the patient and/or family designed to meet the specific needs of the patient & population served, while following the Chickasaw Nation Mission & Vision statements, facility policies & procedures, Nursing Department standards, and nursing scope of practice.
* Ensures adherence to standards of other regulatory agencies.
* Follows direction of the RN in day to day operations of clinic.
* Participates as a part of the care team with guidance from and under the supervision of the RN.
* Administers prescribed medications and intravenous (IV) fluid therapy in accordance with provider's orders and facility policies & procedures, within your scope of practice.
* Implements interventions appropriate to the age-specific needs of the patient requiring outpatient care.
* Recognizes and anticipates common changes in the physical, biopsychosocial and health needs of all ages of patients experiencing urgent, emergent, or non-emergent conditions.
* Collaborates with the RN to provide patient and/or family education and management support designed to meet the age-specific needs of the patient population served.
* Participates in The Chickasaw Nation, Chickasaw Nation Department of Health, and Outpatient Department of Nursing performance improvement activities to measure, assess, and improve the quality of nursing care delivered to patients.
* Maintains & promotes professionalism and is courteous to patients, staff, and visitors.
* Attends staff meetings or obtains minutes and assumes responsibility for the information given.
* Facilitates in the orientation of new staff. May serve as preceptor for nursing students.
* Administers childhood and/or adult vaccinations under the oversight of the RN and according to facility policy, protocol, provider order and/or standing orders.
* Documents childhood vaccines in OSIIS and EHR according to facility policy
* Sets up/cleans exam rooms and equipment per policy. Assists with patient check-in process. Prepares patients for procedures, exams, and tests. Facilitates the patient through the check-out process. Maintains adequate supplies in patient exam rooms for the providers.
* Participates in initial screening of patient to include vital signs, weight, collects data on outside medications, chief complaint, and documentation of patient's pain perception as appropriate to the visit. Updates wellness information, performs patient history interviews, other appropriate sections, and documents in medical record in accordance with facility policies & procedures. Documents observations, phone calls, referrals and interventions according to The Chickasaw Nation standards.
* Chaperones and assists provider with diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical procedures, exams, and specimen collection.
* Assists with preparing orders for labs, tests, and medications per provider's direction & facility policies & procedures in the electronic health record.
* Notifies patient of follow-up results as directed by provider following Chickasaw Nation policy.
* Assist in collecting specimens, electrocardiogram, simple dressing changes, suture removal, wound care, etc---, as appropriate to the visit, per provider's direction & facility policies & procedures, within scope of practice.
* Knowledge of procedures and provide Pre & Post-Operative/Procedural education as directed by the provider, within scope of practice.
* Assists provider with diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical procedures and exams.
* Assists patients in obtaining/scheduling appointments.
* Exhibits prompt arrival to duty station and follows employee code book for time and attendance.
* Follows all of the Chickasaw Nation policies & procedures pertaining to employment
* Facilitates communication between the patient and the Medical Staff of results, follow up direction, medical advice, etc., vice versa, in accordance with HIPAA and the Minimum Necessary Rule.
* Seeking opportunities to assist other staff in the clinic without direction and assists with other duties as assigned by the Nurse Manager.
* Facilitates consults, referrals, and forms completion as requested and approved by the medical staff, i.e. Family and Medical Leave forms, Insurance forms, Home Health forms, etc...
* Complies with standards of electronic documentation and communication practice.
* Facilitates patient care by generating and faxing/copying patient protected health information necessary for continuation of care to outside healthcare facilities and/or providers.
* Ensures that all records needed for this process are accurate and valid, while maintaining patient confidentiality, security and integrity of data and information in accordance with HIPAA and the Minimum Necessary Rule.
* Notes within the patient's electronic health records, each disclosure according to CNDH documentation policy.
* Contributes to the team in a positive way that promotes professionalism and collaboration between departments.
* Upholds and supports the Core Values of the Chickasaw Nation at all times. Minimum Qualifications:
*Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: *
* Required: Knowledge of medical terminology sufficient to interpret physician orders, prepare requests and schedule appointments
* Required: Knowledge and usage of grammar, spelling and punctuation
* Required: Computer skills and keyboarding required
* Required: Knowledge of The Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act
* Required: Must Successfully Pass Medication Test Nursing skills, like injections, respiratory therapy treatments, sterile technique
* Required: Exceptional customer service skills with a positive Can Do attitude
* Required: Commitment to Chickasaw Nation Core Values *Education: *
* Required Associates: Degree in Practical Nursing *Education Note: **Training and Experience: *
* Preferred: Experience 6 months - 3 years Experience as a LPN in an acute care or clinic setting within the last 3 years *Licenses, Certifications, Other: *
* Required: Current/Unrestricted Oklahoma LPN license
* Required: Current BLS certification, or within 1 month of hire *Physical Requirements: *
* Required: All Nursing services employees, including Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Transport staff, scrub techs and Nursing Assistants must be able to meet the following Physical Demands and will be exposed to elements described in the Work Environment requirements. Work on the assigned unit requires considerable standing, walking bending and stooping. The individual may be required to lift in excess of 50 pounds, while helping patients in and out of bed, to and from wheelchairs, and on or off carriers. They must possess the ability to cope with constant changes in a stressful environment. *Work Environment: * Work is performed in the hospital and/or the ambulatory care environment. There is common exposure to contagious disease. The work may include a certain amount of exposure to hostile and emotionally disturbed patients, family members and visitors. Job Type: Full-time Benefits:
* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Continuing education credits
* Dental insurance
* Disability insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Employee discount
* Free parking
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid sick time
* Paid time off
* Paid training
* Tuition reimbursement
* Vision insurance
Medical specialties:
* Medical-Surgical
Standard shift:
* Day shift
Weekly schedule:
* Monday to Friday Application Question(s):
* This position is a COVID sensitive position and requires the COVID-19 vaccine. Are you fully vaccinated or willing to become fully vaccinated before starting employment if selected?
* I understand that the Chickasaw Nation has a no tolerance policy of drugs and alcohol, and this includes the use of medicinal marijuana. As a sovereign Nation, State law does not apply to the Chickasaw Nation, and therefore the use of marijuana is illegal and is not acceptable for employees. Education:
* Associate (Required) Experience:
* Acute Care: 1 year (Preferred) License/Certification:
* BLS Certification (Required)
* LPN (Required) Work Location: One location

Keywords: the Chickasaw Nation, Norman , Surgery Clinic LPN, Healthcare , Ada, Oklahoma

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