General Summary: Under direct supervision of a Registered Nurse or Clinician (includes physicians, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, physician assistants) the person in this position will focus on patients suffering from substance use and mental health disorders, and those requiring medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services. The LPN collects, records and reports patient care data, carries out age-specific, direct patient care, performs/assists with general and specialized procedure and treatments, teaches patients, coordinates patient care, carries out assignments and documents/communicates care given and patient's response to care.
The LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) contributes to the planning, implemention, and evaluation of the plan of care in the following areas:
CARE COORDINATION: provides input regarding patient's needs and response to care to RN or clinicians.
PATIENT CARE & FLOW: Collects and records data related to patient care. Recognizes growth and development needs through the lifespan, and applies age-specific principles to all aspects of patient care.
ABILITY TO RECOGNIZE AND RESPOND TO MEDICAL EMERGENCIES; Recognizes emergent situations and treatments (hypoglycemia, as well as CPR); contacts RN/clinician when appropriate to assist with triage of emergency or abnormal situations.
PARTICIPATION IN QUALITY PROJECTS: Participates in quality assurance and quality improvement activities as requested by clinic administration.
ASSISTING CLINICAL STAFF: Assists physicians or other staff with set-up and performance of all clinical procedures.
MAINTAINING EQUIPMENT: Cleans and prepares equipment for sterilization; maintains inventory of necessary supplies for both patient exam rooms and work areas; maintains patient education displays in exam rooms and/or waiting rooms.
SCHEDULING/ORDER ENTRY/FILING: Schedules patients for ancillary services, such as lab work, treatment/testing and surgery.
Perform Clinic Based Lab Functions: Able to accurately perform CLIA waived and CLIA non-waived lab test .
HIPAA Requirements: The LPN will use PHI to answer patient questions about their medical problems or plan of care, and schedule appointments for urgent medical problems.
Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Proficiency in English and Spanish, both written and spoken language
Commitment to providing quality health care to all
Demonstrated commitment to working with patients and staff from a wide range of ethnic, economic, cultural and social background
Excellent communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Education and Experience Required:
Current [state] Licensed Practical Nurse License and
Current CPR (health care provider level)
Staff member must meet immunizations requirements as stated in [CHC’s] immunization policy.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORTS REQUIRED:
Travel: Position requires travel to Betances Health Center network of facilities as needed
Salary Range: Competitive according to industry standards.
Work Hours: Flexible beyond a 40 hour work week and may include working one late night per week.