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Licensed Practical Nurse


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Title: Licensed Practical Nurse

Department: Family Medical Specialties

Reports To: Clinic Manager

Supervises: None

Status: Full-Time (Non-Exempt)


Position Summary:

The Licensed Practical Nurse manages, organizes, and administers nursing care for patients of all ages under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Physician. Compliance with rules and regulations of all applicable federal, state, and local laws, as well as Family Medical Specialties' and ruralMED Management Resources', is a condition of employment.


Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience:

• Degree or diploma from an accredited school of Practical Nursing.


Licenses/Certifications Required:

  • Current licensure as an LPN in the state of Nebraska.

  • Current BLS/CPR certification.


General Requirements/Job Duties:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required:

  1.  Adhere to the ruralMED mission, vision, and values.
  2. Assesses data regarding the patient’s physical, psychological, social and spiritual dimensions based on the patient’s age and development.
  3. Reports and documents all observed symptoms, reactions and changes in the patients’ condition to the Physician, APC and/or Registered Nurse.
  4. Assists in the development, implementation, revision and evaluation of a formal plan of care.
  5. Provides assistance to the Operating Practitioner and assists in the nursing process to direct and deliver patient care.
  6. Administers medications using the “Five Rights of Medication Administration”.
  7. Creates and maintains a comfortable and safe environment for patients, visitors and other employees.
  8. Organizes and prioritizes daily assignments to provide optimal patient care and increase productivity.
  9. Conforms and complies with PMHC and ruralMED Management Resources Codes of Conduct and with procedures, regulations and rules in maintaining medical records.
  10. Maintains patient and employee confidentiality at all times.
  11. Demonstrates competency annually in assigned areas of work.


Security/Access:

• Will have access to primary work location during the hours the clinic is open.
• Will have access to confidential information abiding by the organizations' privacy policies and regulations concerning this information.


Equipment Used:

• General office equipment to include: fax, copier, computer, printer, etc…
• Telephone


Patient Age Groups Served:

All.


Essential Work Environment & Physical Requirements:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical ActivityNot
Applicable
Occasionally
(0-35% of day)
Frequently
(36-66% of day)
Continuous
(67-100% of day)
SittingX
StandingX
WalkingX
ClimbingX
DrivingX
Lifting (Floor to waist level)100 lbs.40 lbs.
Lifting (waist level and above)100 lbs.40 lbs.
Lifting (Shoulder level and above)100 lbs.40 lbs.
Carrying ObjectsX
Push/Pull100 lbs.40 lbs.
TwistingX
BendingX
Reaching forwardX
Reaching OverheadX
Squat/kneel/ crawlX
Wrist Position DeviationX
Pinching/Fine Motor activitiesX
Keyboard use/ repetitive motionX
TasteX
TalkX
SmellX
Sensory RequirementsNot ApplicableAccurate 20/40Very Accurate
Near VisionX
Far VisionX
Not ApplicableYesNo
Color DiscriminationX
Not ApplicableAccurateMinimalModerate
Depth PerceptionX
HearingX
Environment Requirements
(Occupational Exposure Risk Potential)
Not AnticipatedReasonably Anticipated
Bloodborne PathogensX
ChemicalX
Airborne Communicable DiseaseX
Extreme TemperaturesX
RadiationX
Uneven Surfaces or ElevationsX
Extreme Noise LevelsX
Dust/Particulate MatterX
Other (Listed)
Shift Requirements8 hrs/day10 hrs/day12 hrs/dayOther (varied)
Usual workday hoursX
Not ApplicableYesNo
Reliable, punctual attendance for assigned shiftsX
Available to work overtimeX
Telecommuting available?No