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LPN in Montgomery, Alabama, US at TeamHealth

Date Posted: 3/19/2020

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Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW:

The LPN performs a variety of duties under the direction of the facility providers and will work as a part of a health care team to assess patient needs, plan and modify care and implement interventions and support clinical staff in the provision of client care.  LPN performs all clinical orders in a timely and accurate manner, adhering to all regulatory requirements. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Represents TeamHealth by displaying a respectful and caring manner with patients and their families. Independently problem solves and utilizes resources to obtain patient information when patient is unable to communicate.  Maintains confidentiality of patient information.
  • Coordinates and participates in a variety of patient care activities in the examination and treatment of patients to include: vital signs, blood draws, medication administration, intake, assisting with diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, using standard equipment; records data for medical record.
  • Administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, and note times and amounts on patients' charts.
  • Observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.
  • Provide basic patient care and treatments, such as taking temperatures or blood pressures, dressing wounds, rubbing with alcohol, or performing catheterizations.
  • Sterilize equipment and supplies using germicides and/or sterilizer.
  • Measure and record patients' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration.
  • Collect samples such as blood, urine and sputum from patients, and perform routine laboratory tests on samples.
  • Prepare patients for examinations, tests or treatments and explain procedures.
  • Assemble and use equipment such as catheters and oxygen supplies.
  • Prepare and give injections, Start IV’s
  • Interacts calmly, respectfully and in a friendly manner with other representatives of services at facilities.
  • Assists in clerical duties as needed, functioning as a member of the health care team.
  • Work directly under supervision of the facility clinician to provide uncompromising service to patients and community.
  • Performs various laboratory testing, controls and additional duties as needed.
  • Participate in development and implementation of general policies and procedures to provide for the physical and emotional comfort and safety of patients. Maintains competence through continuing education and in-service training.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.
  • Attendance and being on time, ready to work your scheduled hours is an essential job requirement.

 

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of Nursing or certified LPN program
  • 2-3 years of experience working as an LPN in a medical environment
  • Valid registration as an LPN in the State of Alabama
  • Current BLS validation required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to triage patient problems appropriately, seeking guidance as needed
  • High degree of verbal communication and interpersonal skills to determine needs, provide information, instruct, and provide emotional support
  • Strong planning, problem solving, organizational, verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge of general office equipment including fax and copy machines, multi-line phone system, and personal computer
  • Ability to address and resolve conflict in a professional manner
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing and growing atmosphere.
  • Courteous and professional demeanor.
  • Willingness to work as a team player to meet common goals of the department.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when handling difficult clients/stressful situations.
  • Promote positive department morale through effective teamwork.

 PHYSICAL / ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Moderate physical effort, including assistance to the disabled patient in transfers to and from wheelchairs, exam tables, bathroom etc.
  • Associated health risks related to patient exposure including body fluids and needles
  • Occasional standing/bending
  • Moderate to high stress level
  • Potential for prolonged sitting, telephone and computer work

This position may require manual dexterity and/or frequent use of the computer, telephone, 10-key, calculator, office machines (copier, scanner, fax) and/or the ability to perform repetitive motions and/or meet production standards to comply with the essential functions. Also, may require physical and/or mental stamina to work overtime, additional hours beyond a regular schedule and/or more than five days per week.

DISCLAIMER:

Cooperative, positive, courteous and professional behavior and conduct is an essential function of every position. All employees must be able to work with others beyond giving and receiving instructions. This includes getting along with co-workers, peers and management without exhibiting behavior extremes. Job functions may require personal leadership skills such as conflict resolution, negotiating, instructing, persuading, speaking with others as well as responding appropriately to job performance feedback from the supervisor. Additionally, the information contained in this job description has been designated to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

 

The information contained in this job description has been designated to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.