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LPN - Diabetic Care Center

Company: The Chickasaw Nation
Location: Ada
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Diabetic Care Center LPN General Description: This position is located at the Chickasaw Nation Division of Health. This facility provides professional, clinical and education health care services to Indian Beneficiaries. This position requires travel to CNDH satellite clinics. Supervision Received: Works under the general supervision of the Executive Officer of Ancillary & Specialty Services and Director of CNMC Specialty Clinics, with the immediate supervision of the Diabetic Center Manager. Routine work is performed independently following written procedures, standards and protocols. The LPN performs all assigned work in collaboration with a registered nurse. Supervision Exercised: None Supervision Essential Job Functions: Plans and provides routine patient care by utilizing and documenting the nursing process: including teaching patients and their families, and discharge planning. Administers prescribed medications and immunizations according to facility policies and procedures. Provides age and culturally appropriate, holistic patient care based upon facility mission statement, facility policies, and the Nursing Division Standards, Policies, and Procedures. Ensures adherence to standards of other regulatory agencies. 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. Provides safe interventions under the supervision of an R.N. ensuring that it is appropriate to patients' needs, age and condition. Rooms patients and prepares patients for physical exams. Assists provider with diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical procedures and exams. Takes and records vital signs and screens patient in accordance with Chickasaw Nation Policy. Carries out patient history interviews and patient screens and documenting in medical record. Facilitates lab and x-ray physician orders according Chickasaw Nation Policy and/or procedure. Sets up/cleans exam rooms and equipment per policy and restocks supplies in exam rooms. Notifies patient of lab results as directed by provider following Chickasaw Nation policy. Documents observations, phone calls, referrals and interventions according to Chickasaw Nation policies. Facilitates the patient through the check-out process. Participates as a part of the care team, providing patient education and management support. Assist with glucometer instruction, distribution and record keeping. Follows direction of DCC Manager in day to day operations of clinic. Participates in hospital, departmental and OPD performance improvement activities to measure, assess, and improve the quality of nursing care delivered to patients. Maintains and promotes professionalism and is courteous to patients, staff and visitors. Maintains confidentiality, security and integrity of data and information in accordance with HIPAA. May serve as Preceptor for nursing students. Other duties as assigned which includes seeking opportunities to assist other staff in the clinic without direction. Attends 90% of Outpatient Department Meetings and the Diabetes Care Center staff meetings or obtains minutes and assumes responsibility for the information given. Facilitates patient care by generating and faxing/copying patient protected health information necessary for continuation of care to outside healthcare facilities and/or providers, ensuring 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, and noting within the patient's EHR each disclosure according to CNDH documentation policy. Minimum Qualifications Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Required - Basic knowledge of medical terminology sufficient to interpret physician orders, prepare requests and schedule appointments Required - Basic knowledge and usage of grammar, spelling and punctuation Required - Basic computer and keyboarding skills Required - Knowledge of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act Required - Must be able to maintain strict confidence of all information received on the job. Required - Must possess excellent communication skills with the demonstrated ability to work with all types of people. Required - Must possess the ability to be flexible and to cope with constant changes in a stressful environment Required - Must successfully pass a medication test Education: Associates Required - Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing Education Note: Training And Experience: Required Experience (3 -5 years) - Four (4) years of experience in an acute care hospital or ambulatory care setting Preferred Experience (0 - 6 months) - Experience in providing care for endocrinology and diabetic populations Licenses, Certifications, Other: Required - Current and unrestricted LPN license with the Oklahoma Board of Nursing Required - Must maintain BLS certification or obtain within one (1) month of hire, if not current Physical Requirements: Required - Work on the assigned unit requires considerable standing, walking bending and stooping. He/She 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-timeBenefits: 401(k) Dental insurance Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Vision insurancePhysical setting: ClinicStandard shift: Day shiftWeekly schedule: Monday to FridayApplication Question(s): 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. This position is a COVID sensitive position and requires the COVID-19 vaccine. Are willing to become fully vaccinated before starting employment if selected for the position?Education: Associate (Preferred)License/Certification: BLS Certification (Required) LPN (Required)Work Location: One location

Keywords: The Chickasaw Nation, Norman , LPN - Diabetic Care Center, Other , Ada, Oklahoma

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