LPN - Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft Lewis WA

Location: Ft Lewis, WA
Date Posted: 12-11-2017
LPN – Madigan Army Hospital, Ft Lewis WA
 
About Us:
 
Fidelity Partners is a leading national healthcare support services company specializing in the Medical Staffing, Executive Search, and Outplacement of medical professionals for both premier private sector clients and in support of our military and government clients. We are committed to the highest levels of professional and ethical service in the market today and work to cultivate long-term relationships. We have a reputation built on integrity, an expert knowledge of the medical industry and attention to individual client and employee needs. 
Job Description:
  • LPN performs direct patient care  coordination activities such as referral management, order reconciliation, and activity tracking.
  • Provides individualized nursing care to patients of all ages based upon the physician's medical care plan, the nursing assessment, and the physical, mental and emotional needs of the patient.
  • Obtains information from patient and/or family to identify major complaints, symptoms, or reason for seeking health care.
  • Takes all vital signs (blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respirations, pain level, height, weight, measurement of head circumference, and length); performs a behavioral health screening.
  • Documents patients' chief complaints and other pertinent information in the health record.
  • Documentation will also include medication reconciliation, screening tools, and behavioral health intake surveys.
  • Assists the physician with various examinations and diagnostic procedures.
  • Sets up and maintains a sterile field; understands the proper positioning of patients required for various procedures.
  • Administers oxygen, IV fluid and prescribed oral, rectal, subcutaneous and intramuscular medications.
  • erforms inhalation treatments, fingerstick glucose, urine dipsticks, visual acuity, phlebotomy, dressing changes and surgical instrument cleaning and packaging after use.
  • Assures accurate care and handling of specimens.
  • Reviews laboratory results and brings abnormal results to attention of physician. Per physician's instruction, telephones patient regarding follow-up required and documents in records.
  • Performs routine procedures, such as EKGs, eye, throat, nasal and/or wound cultures, dressing changes, ear irrigation, and application of bandages.
  • Recognizes adverse signs and symptoms immediately and calls for assistance and if the situation warrants it, performs CPR immediately.
  • Sets up, operates and monitors specialized equipment, such as cardiac monitor, defibrillator, etc.
  • Screens and reviews immunization records IAW AR 40-562 and unit Standard Operating Procedures to select required immunizations, correct dosages, and routes of administration.
  • Review requires transcription of information to medical records and official school forms. Documents administration on SF 601 and PSH 731,IAW AR 40-562 in the EMR, or manually.
  • Administrative duties include inputting data into the computer and retrieving information such as laboratory and diagnostic procedure results.
  • Administers oral, intradermal, subcutaneous, intramuscular immunizations to all age groups IAW established protocols.
  • Maintains accountability for actions and control of vaccines. Documents interventions and patients' response to care.
  • Communicates relevant information to healthcare team.
  • Recognizes signs and symptoms of untoward effects of immunization and/or allergen extracts.
  • Performs teaching to patients and/or family regarding self-care procedures and documents teaching.
  • parents/guardians regarding normal verses adverse reactions to immunizations and treatment for normal reactions of discomfort.
  • erforms patient education for special needs such as medication administration, inhaler and spacer use, dressing changes, ostomy care, fingerstick and glucose meter use, drawing up and injection of insulin and glucagon,and asthma home monitoring with peak flow meters and nebulizer use.
  • Educates patients and family members on childcare and school requirements for children on medications. Completes necessary paperwork for school (sick slips, asthma care plan, etc.), for provider signature.
  • Also teaches patients early warning signs for early detection of diseases.
  • Participates in promoting patient compliance with health activities in accordance with clinical policy.
  • Coordinates and facilitates care coordination, communicates relevant information according to the medical plan of care and nursing assessment, and documents accordingly in the health record.
  • Administrative duties include inputting data into the computer and retrieving information such as laboratory and diagnostic procedure results.
  • Documents administration, utilizing IAW Ambulatory Quality Assurance criteria.
  • Performs both administrative and logistical tasks as a member of the healthcare team for the clinic by contributing to maintaining the environment and resources to deliver healthcare.
  • Reviews expiration dates for medications, vaccines, and supplies; and initiates the reorder; coordinates with designated clinic administrative staff for maintenance of adequate vaccines and supply levels.
  • In the absence of the medical receptionist, assists with the responsibilities for checking patients into the system, completion of records and other clerical duties as assigned.
  • Reviews chart for coding compliance and ensures all procedures are documented to obtain accurate capture of workload.
  • Duties include the use of automated systems such as the EMR (i.e. Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA)), Composite Health Care System (CHCS), Medical Operational Data System (MODS), and Medical Protection system (MEDPROS).
 
Education and Licensure: 
 
  • Graduate of a school of practical or vocational nursing approved by the appropriate State agency and/or accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
  • The LPN must have a current free, clear and unencumbered LPN/LVN license in the location of Madigan Army Medical Center and must meet credentialing/accreditation requirements of Madigan Army Medical Center, Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (TJC), and Department of Defense. License cannot be under investigation nor have any adverse action pending from a State Board or national licensing/certification agency.
  • Maintain current training and certification in a basic provider cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) face-to-face course such as the American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) health care provider course or an equivalent course prior to employment in accordance with AR 40-68. Web-based courses are not acceptable.
 
EOE
 
Interested and qualified candidates may apply at careers@fidelitypartners.org.
 
Thank you for providing us your candidacy request we will review your background and qualifications to determine a potential match for this opportunity, if we determine you are a good fit one of our executive recruiters will contact you as soon as possible to discuss next steps, if you are not we will retain your information in our database for future opportunity.

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