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Licensed Practical Nurse

Company:
StayWell Health Care
Location:
Waterbury, CT
Posted:
February 16, 2021

Description:

LPN, Outpatient Clinic Nurse

As LPN, you will provide clinical care as part of patient care team, including physicians, medical assistants and other staff members. You will be responsible for providing nursing care in an outpatient clinic setting. Normal hours will be 8am to 6pm, Monday through Friday, and occasional evening and weekends will be required. You will float to several of our local sites and departments on an as-needed basis.

You will provide care as part of a patient-centered team approach to health management.

Your responsibilities will include:

Gather patient health data through physical assessments; collect lab specimens such as Hgb, blood glucose urinalysis, Hg A1C

Obtain, verify, and record patient health history; note and update prescriptions.

You will provide basic patient care, administer medications and treatments as directed. Assist in performing exams, diagnostic procedures, treatments, and minor medical procedures while adhering to all infection control/safety guidelines and patient confidentiality policies.

Document assessments, interventions, patient/family responses, medications dispensed/prescribed, and test results in medical records through the EHR.

Maintain exam area cleanliness and ensure it is well stocked.

Promotes patient wellness by providing education materials and/or communicating physician advice/instructions.

Conduct phone consultations with patients who have been identified as high risk

This requires:

High school diploma and graduation from an approved LPN or RN program

Current, active, unrestricted Connecticut Department of Public Health Licensed Practical Nurse

Current, active CPR certification

Basic Annual Safety Training: Blood-borne Pathogen Annual Training, Hazard Communication (Area-Specific) Training, Infectious Waste Training, Tuberculosis Training

Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite and use of Electronic Health Record systems

Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

Knowledge of:

applicable medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology

health care systems, regulations, policies, and functions.

documentation standards

medical equipment, supplies, and materials needed for treatment

basic laboratory procedures including preparation and screening

infectious disease management and control and safety standards

medical equipment, including stethoscope, echocardiography (ECG) machine, ear-washing instruments, blood pressure cuff, speculums, and other medical equipment.

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