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Licensed Practical Nurse - 1088497

Kaneohe, HI

Seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to join a primary care practice in Hawaii.

Outpatient setting.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and prepares medical records for assigned patients; initiates follow-up for medical record as requested; reviews patients needs; identifies and prepares orders for needs of patient for authorization by practitioner and may accept verbal orders per policy; observes, collects, and documents new information on patient; informs RN or practitioners regarding incomplete data, new observation or abnormal/unusual data.
  • Implements basic nursing procedures per plan of care; administers treatments and medications as prescribed practitioner; performs point of care testing as authorized; provides laboratory, x-ray and other reports to practitioner for review; notifies patients of normal results as directed by practitioner; considers special needs of different age groups when providing care; sets priorities of care based on acuity of patients. As appropriate, may administer intradermal local anesthetic for IV placement.
  • Documents implementation of orders/interventions; records findings, instructions, and patient responses on appropriate forms or on-line records using department and/or JCAHO standards.
  • Observes patients/families responses to plan of care; reports unexpected responses to RN or practitioners; collaborates with RN to revise care plan when needed.
  • Demonstrates and applies competency in basic nursing skills and use of equipment; maintains current knowledge and skills needed to perform position; attends and participates in staff meetings as needed; participates in projects as requested.
  • Performs efficiently in emergency patient care/clinic situation; follows established procedures; informs appropriate persons.
  • Assigns basic nursing tasks to unlicensed personnel as appropriate and according to department/unit standards; provides clear directions; acts as resource person to unlicensed staff; follows-up on assigned care to ensure it is given per standards, policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines.
  • Follows discharge plan developed by Physician or RN; processes and/or follows-up with referrals as directed by practitioners; provides instruction and pre-printed information to patients as directed by RN and/or Practitioners, observes and documents patient/family response to instructions and reports any concerns.
  • Provides educational materials to patients and reviews printed instructions with patients; collaborates with RN to revise teaching plan when needed.
  • Participates in orientation of new personnel.

Competitive compensation and benefits package.

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