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Licensed Practical Nurse

Company: Valley Healthcare System Inc
Location: Fortson
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSummary: Assists physicians and non-physician clinicians (NP and PA) with the examination and treatment of patients. Requires a measure of independent judgment and function to deliver quality patient care. Duties and Responsibilities: The authority and duties of the Licensed Practical Nurse shall include but not be limited to:HEALTH EDUCATION/COMMUNITY OUTREACH: Maintains and conducts patient education.PATIENT CARE:Assesses the health status of all patients. Assists in prioritizing the patient's immediate needsResponsible for facilitating patient flow.Records patient's physical condition by observation, taking vital signs, and questioning patient on physical problems and history, prior to physician's exam.Organizes assessment data so that it is accurate, complete, and accessible. Collects data from client by interviewing, observing, inspecting, and palpating; then, reports and records. Supports and adheres to administrative and nursing service policies and procedures.Documents in the progress notes the nursing actions implemented and effectiveness of implementation.Reviews electronic medical charts and forms to assure that all prescribed procedures are followedMonitors and maintains the Emergency Cart. Maintains adequate medical supplies; cleans, wraps, and sterilizes instruments.Administers medication to clients, as ordered.Coordinates patient flow into and out of exam rooms.E-scribes or phones in prescription as per VHcS protocolEvaluates developmental stages of children scheduled for well-child visits. Explains diagnostic procedures to patients, when necessary, and clarifies instructions.Notifies, if necessary, patients regarding lab abnormalities, per physician orders, and screens patient phone calls.Assists in training of CMA/Nursing students and CMA/Nursing personnel. Performs ancillary procedures, as requested by physician Le. EKG's, tympanometry peak flows, audiometry, visual acuity, surgery set-ups, etc.Acts in a lab role under supervision/direction of clinical coordinator.Triage patients requesting to be seen following policy guidelines.Participates in QA activities.Volunteers for outreach activities such as health fairs when available.Follows administrative policies in the Employee Handbook, Compliance Manual, and Clinical Policies and Procedures.Acts as a positive role model for other staff. Performs other duties, as assigned.

Keywords: Valley Healthcare System Inc, Columbus , Licensed Practical Nurse, Healthcare , Fortson, Georgia

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