Licensed Practicing Nurse (LPN) - Healthy Weight Program
Children's Hospital Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA

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Graduation from an accredited licensed practical nursing program. Two (2) years experience required. Pediatric experience preferred.

Registered Practical Nursing License or active Temporary Practice Permit in the State(s) in which the nurse is practicing. If practicing with an active temporary practice permit, obtains an LPN license prior to the expiration of the practice permit. BLS required.

Informatics competencies for licensed practical nurse:
Computer Competency
  • Basic Use of MS Word 2007
o Creation of meeting minutes, creation of charts and tables
o Saving and naming of new and established files
  • Navigation and basic search functions of the Internet using Internet Explorer
  • Use of Outlook 2007 email, opening of attachments, attaching new files to emails and saving attached files to computer
  • Basic use of computers, printers, monitors, patient care devices, and Fax machines
Information Literacy
  • Use of Internet and Intranet to look up basic electronic resources for practice
o Ability to find and print Patient Family Education Documents
o Ability to find PPM Department Council minutes from previous month (if applicable)
  • Ability to find and navigate the Department of Nursing websites and related linked CHOP resource sites
  • Ability to evaluate internet sites for reliability
Information Management Literacy
  • Navigation of electronic health information records and ability to review specific patient data in a clinical information system
  • Understanding of policies and procedures around timeliness of care, use of a clinical information system and support of safe nursing practice
o Utilize applicable clinical pathways
  • Ability to collect raw clinical data using quality tools
  • Ability to discuss, evaluate and analyze outcome data presented in charts and tables
  • Discuss the responsibilities of each user of an electronic record related to confidentiality and privacy
  • Coordination of patient care information in a fragmented environment where there is partially online and partially paper references
All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Job Description:
Facilitates patient flow in the outpatient area. The Licensed Practical Nurse performs patient intake support and follow up communication to the patients/families of the Healthy Weight Program under the direction of a licensed professional nurse practitioner and/or a physician. The LPN supports clinical operations through administrative duties related to medical information processing of new patients to the clinic and retention related follow up processes. The nurse must demonstrate competence in caring patients with moderate to complex health issues during the appointment intake process and assist with administrative issues which affect the clinical practices within the office. Administratively responsible to the Program Director and the Ambulatory Nursing Director for nursing practice issues.

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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is the nation's first hospital devoted exclusively to the care of children. Since our start...