LPN - Physiatry

    Kaiser Permanente
    United States

    Participate w/the Health Care Team in delivering quality & customer focused care to patients in a manner which reflects KP's organizational & nursing mission, vision & values. Provides nursing & administrative support to clinicians & other health care team members to offer a variety of health care service to patients. Clinical duties involve both direct (in person) & indirect (via phone or on-line) patient care activities requiring both simple to complex nursing knowledge & skills. As appropriate to the LPN's scope of practice, the LPN's expected to have competent focused/limited nursing assessment & triage skills on routine or self-limiting health conditions, critical thinking, communication, problem-solving & decision-making skills in order to meet patient needs & contribute to a positive care experience & work environment. Performs clinical tasks & procedures under the direction of a clinician within the scope of the LPN's professional training & individual competency. Works under the clinical supervision of the clinician or registered nurse  & under the general direction of the designated supervisor. 

    Essential Functions: * Prepares & organizes patient's office visit from known reason/procedure by ensuring that all appropriate tests, clinical information (e.g. diagnostic test results, consultation reports, outside reports, etc.) & order entries are ready for clinician review prior to appointment time 
    * Perform focused/limited nursing assessment & triage on routine or self-limiting medical conditions as directed by RN/clinician. Recognize when to defer to and/or assist w/comprehensive assessment for complex medical conditions by RN/clinician 
    * Utilizes standardized tools (e.g. PST, health maintenance alerts) to identify & address health maintenance/care gaps w/patient & alerts clinician on those that require his/her attention 
    * Recognize signs & symptoms of common & routine medical conditions/illnesses, abnormal verses new/existing & implements planned nursing & medical interventions as delegated by RN/clinician 
    * Contribute to the development, implementation or modification of the individualized patient's plan of care under the direction of the RN/clinician 
    * Prepares patient for actual visit/procedure prior to clinician's exam during rooming-in process 
    * Assures exam/procedures room contains appropriate supplies, equipment, forms & educational materials are available & ready for using during visit/procedure. Checks equipment are in safe working order & cleans room after use 
    * Provides health teaching/education or advice on routine or self-limiting medical conditions, procedures, tests, surgeries, self-injections, etc 
    * Utilize standardized tools determine patient's level of engagement in self-care as directed by RN 
    * Used KP HealthConnect & information systems to document all pertinent data & outcomes of nursing care according to standardized procedures & policies such as & not limited to the use of SBAR, SOAP or APIE, KP HealthConnect smarttools, etc. Update demographic/historical clinical data gathered in electronic medical records 
    * Perform diagnostic test, therapies & procedures within scope of practice competently & w/maintenance of proficiency according to: a)specific department standards on core clinical tasks (see department's list of core skills); b) application of knowledge & skills appropriate to development age of patient; and c) established policies such as & not limited to patient safety, aseptic & sterile techniques & infection control

    Basic Qualifications: * Minimum 1 year of LPN experience in an acute or ambulatory care setting within last 5 years or is a current KPNW SEIU employee & graduate of Accredited School of Nursing with no previous LPN experience 
    * Graduate of Accredited School of Nursing 
    * Current LPN license in Oregon and Washington. Requires Oregon license at time of hire.  Licenses in both states are required within 6 months of hire 
    * AHA Health Care Provider level CPR certification 
    * Demonstrated clinical nursing skills 
    * Demonstrated interpersonal & customer service skills (Assessment required for external candidates) 
    * Demonstrated communication (written & oral) skills 
    * Demonstrated literacy in using computers & keyboarding 
    * Skills in problem-solving, setting priorities & using good judgment for decisions 
    * Ability to work independently & efficiently under pressure


    Preferred Qualifications: 
    * Minimum of 2 years nursing experience in assigned department's clinical area (e.g. Pediatrics, FP/IM, OB/Gyn, Surgery, Allergy, Dermatology, Urology, etc.) within an ambulatory care setting 
    * IV therapy experience or recent certification 
    * Familiarity in documenting in an electronic medical record system 
    * Current working knowledge & clinical skills in providing routine care, education & advice in assigned department's clinical area or successful completion of appropriate competencies for assigned primary/specialty care department


    Salary Range: $18.89 - $24.93

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.   

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    SEIU - Local 49


    Job Level
    Individual Contributor


    LVN / LPN


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