Provides care and support to patients under the direction of the physician and/or mid-level provider. Contributes to the planning and delivery of patient focused care.
Greet and prepare patients for practitioner. Provide patient mobility assistance, as necessary. Obtain and record vital signs and other appropriate information, such as height, weight, drug allergies, current medications and presenting problem. Screens, communicates and responds to patient needs appropriately.
Manage patient flow ensuring enough time for patient and family education.
Assist with diagnostic tests and clinical procedures to appropriate level of training and established procedures to include IV starts and blood draws with appropriate certification. Ensure patient privacy and comfort during the exam; instruct patients in the collection of samples and other tests. Ensure that patient or family understands follow-up and referral information.
Document procedures and interactions in patient's medical record.
Prepare, clean and sterilize instruments and maintain equipment; keep patient exam rooms clean and orderly; dispose of contaminated items according to the Facility's Exposure Control Plan; anticipate Practitioner's needs for medications, supplies and equipment and plan accordingly.
Actively participate in continuing education, meetings, and participates with committees as requested. Participants in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
Under supervision of the practitioner, inform patients of lab results, call in prescriptions to pharmacies and return practitioners' phone messages. Respond to patient telephone call using approved protocols, ensuring documentation of phone call meets standards.
Under supervision of practitioner or nurse supervisor, administer approved medications via oral, subcutaneous, intramuscular or intradermal routes.
Other: Performs related duties as required.
High School Diploma or GED equivalent required.
Successful completion of an accredited school of practical nursing approved by the WA State Board of Nursing required.
Within three- (3) years, one- (1) year of practical nursing experience in a clinic setting preferred or two- (2) years of acute hospital nursing experience preferred.
WA State Board of Nursing license required.
Must have a current CPR certification or must be certified within 30 days of hire date.
Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
Adheres to and exhibits our core values:
Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.
Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.
Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.
Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.
Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.
Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.
Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers.CB|
Nursing - LPN
WA-Tacoma-Fmg-St Joseph Medical Clinic
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period
For Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), returning sick people to good health is more than a business -- it's a mission. Formed in 1996...