The Licensed Practical Nurse, (LPN), is a specifically trained member of the clinic team. Licensed Practical Nurse is to promote wellness, improve outcomes, and self-care within a defined population of patients in an Outpatient Clinic. The LPN provides direct patient care to assigned patients. As a professional nurse, the nursing process is utilized in the provision of care. The LPN practices within the limits of the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Arkansas and adheres to institutional policies, procedures and standards.
Must be able to perform all duties of the Licensed Practical Nurse II and perform other duties to support the patient care activities as needed.
LPN works under supervision of the physician to assist with patient care. This nurse performs the nurse only visits, immunization only visits, and triaging of patients. The licensed nurse administers Physician ordered medications, performs triage, wound care, and addresses any other concerns, questions, or complications that the patient may present and the nurse provides education and guidance as needed. The nurse ensures that all vaccines administered are documented into the EHR and that the information entered transfers correctly to state immunization registry (AR WebIZ). There are also additional duties of assessment, inventory, storage and education related to our participation in the Vaccines For Children (VFC) program. The nurse maintains both private and state funded vaccine inventory, handling, storage and maintenance.
Required: Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program is required. Valid LPN License, minimum of 1 year of LPN experience; excellent communication skills, strong work ethics and accountability, basic computer skills.
Preferred: 2 years or more nursing experience with current BLS certification. Good working knowledge of state immunization registry, care manager, PCMH experience, and care management experience.