Nurse - LPN - Nephrology - Southwood - FT - (40) ( Job Number: 156062 )
Kaiser Permanente - Jonesboro, GA

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Provides support for team and provider(s) during facility encounters. Manages patient traffic flow. Performs follow-up care per provider instructions and in accordance with scope of practice. Assists with patient education. Documents clinical information into the medical record.

This position requires travel.

Essential Functions:
  • Prepares patient for exams by reviewing history, collecting current information and appropriate vital signs, documenting in the medical record according to guidelines (e.g., hearing, vision, blood pressure)
  • Provides intervention ordered by practitioner (e.g., medication, dressings, specimen collections, irrigations, suture removals, and IVs) and documents patient response
  • Prepares room and equipment for procedures and assist physician as needed
  • Initiates interventions and health education according to prevention guidelines
  • Assist with monitoring and management of patient and physician electronic messages as delegated by the RN and within scope of practice
  • Educates patient and provides preparation materials for diagnostic studies according to guidelines
  • Schedules appointments for patients with lab, radiology, consultants and follow-up appointments as ordered by practitioner
  • Effectively provides prevention, early intervention and ongoing health education for panel, patient and family
  • Resolves patient concerns promptly
  • Participates in process of interviewing, selection, orientation and training of new team members
  • Participates emergency care as necessary and as directed by physician and registered nurse.
  • Maintains department Quality Improvement standards

Basic Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Current Georgia LPN License
  • American Heart Association BLS certification
  • Complete a Customer Service Assessment
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Health care experience
  • Customer service aptitude demonstrated through Customer Service Assessment

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