Oct 28, 2020

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Lead - Primary Care - Lapalco Clinic

  • Ochsner Health
  • New Orleans, LA, USA
Full time

Job Description

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways.

At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today!

This job provides individualized, direct nursing care of assigned patients under the direction of a registered nurse, mid-level provider or physician. Assists in data collection and implementation of the delivery of health care services, and assists other members of the healthcare team in providing the highest quality personalized patient care. Maintains a positive work relationship with the health care team, and exhibits the skills to provide care and service with individuals of all assigned age groups.

Education

Required - Graduate of an accredited School of Practical Nursing.


Work Experience

Required - 2 years LPN experience or one year of LPN experience with one year supervisory experience.

Preferred - Experience in ambulatory care.


Certifications

Required - Current LPN License in the state of practice

Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information. Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process
  • Good interpersonal skills


Job Duties

  • Provides safe, effective nursing care to ensure an effective patient visit.
  • Answers patient questions; relays critical information and escalates issues.
  • Completes appropriate medical/legal documentation.
  • Administers medication to patients in a safe manner.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge and licensure through continuing education and professional development.
  • Coordinates day-to-day clinical tasks to ensure efficient operation of the department.


Other related duties as required. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands

The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mechanical lifting devices (carts, dollies, etc.) or team lifts should be utilized.
Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands, manual dexterity.
Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time.
Must be able to work a flexible work schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend, holiday, on call availability).
Must be able to travel throughout and between facilities.

Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain diseases. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases.

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.