LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE- OB/GYN Clinic in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 1/14/2020

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Job Description



Organization: HHC



Division:Eskenazi Health  



Sub-Division: Speciality Clinics  



Req ID:  2937 



Schedule: Full Time 



Shift: Days 

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.



JOB SUMMARY:

The Licensed Practical Nurse, in collaboration with an RN, performs the functions of a Licensed Practical Nurse in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating assigned patient care.



ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Proactively contributes to Eskenazi Health’s mission: Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve with special emphasis on the vulnerable population of Marion County; models Eskenazi Health values
  • In collaboration with an RN, performs the functions of a Licensed Practical Nurse in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating assigned patient care
  • Responsible for all patient care assigned, and standards of practice with the support of the RN
  • Participates with assistance in health care team approach for clients; assists in performing client examinations, treatments and specialized procedures as defined by area specific guidelines
  • Administers prescribed treatments and/or medications after demonstration of clinical competency and in accordance with hospital/center/nursing policy and procedure
  • Performs independently advanced skills within area guidelines and after education and demonstration of clinical competency
  • Maintains medication accountability records, stock records and client-physician schedule
  • Performs intake process of medical history gathering, lab work scheduling, withdrawal symptoms documentation and client orientation to clinical procedures
  • Participates in team meetings including input of information that can be helpful to the counselors in client-care and clinical management
  • Alters activities/behaviors to reflect/ensure adequate care appropriate to age of patient served as identified in area-specific procedures or job specific competencies
  • Evaluates clients to determine whether a different level of medical care is needed



ASSOCIATED JOB DUTIES:

              • Assists in maintaining regulatory compliance as mandated by funding agencies in relation to the program’s medical components 
              • May participate in on-call rotation and may be called to report to duty promptly; attends case conferences and business meetings 
              • Works with other staff, assisting with program development and implementation
              • Monitors client safety in clinic, as well as community
              • Participates in staff development programs to facilitate professional growth
              • Performs all other job-related duties as assigned



JOB REQUIREMENTS:

              • Graduation from an accredited training program for Licensed Practical Nurses, or the equivalent, incorporating pharmacology, or proof of completion of pharmacology course
              • Six months of clinical nursing experience with patients of all age groups
              • Current Indiana license as Licensed Practical Nurse or eligibility for license
              • Experience working in a physician’s office, immediate care or emergency room preferred.
              • Knowledge of psychiatric diagnoses if working in mental health (for Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center only)



MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING BASIC COMPETENCIES IF APPLICABLE:

              • CPI
              • CPR
              • Annual Education
              • Age Related
              • Mental Status Exam
              • Medications
              • DSM IV
              • Addictions
              • Legal



KNOWLEDGE, S

KILLS, & ABILITIES:

              • Knowledge acquired in an accredited LPN training program; skills in delivery of patient care, and use of equipment and instruments appropriate to assigned unit
              • Good interpersonal communication skills with ability to accurately read and record information
              • Ability to follow oral and written instructions, and to communicate and work effectively with a wide variety of people/patients
              • Ability to function in stressful or crisis situations
              • Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served
              • Ability to use age appropriate communications skills
              • Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data/interpret appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to age-specific needs
              • All individuals working for the Opioid Treatment Program must have experience and training to safely manage therapeutic services to patients and to provide therapeutic services to patients receiving Opioid treatment medication



RESPONSIBILITY:

              • Maintains patient and family confidentiality
              • Maintains protected health information in accordance with HIPAA privacy guidelines and regulations



JUDGMENT:

  • Employee may work under general supervision and receive general guidance on work priority with substantial employee latitude



CONTACTS – INTERNAL/EXTERNAL:

              • Daily intra/inter departmental contact in performing services to and for patients
              • Daily contact with patients’ families, visitors, physicians, nurses
              • Interacts with community agencies with direction of the RN



SPECIAL EFFORT REQUIRED:

              • Considerable standing/walking/lifting/stooping may be required
              • Ability to function effectively under pressure of regular deadlines, frequent interruptions
              • Possession of good interpersonal skills; strong communication and organizational skills
              • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
              • Flexibility to changing work priorities; assists, assesses and responds to patient needs



WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

              • Patient care areas, clinics, nursing offices
              • May be required to attend meetings or perform work remote from clinic or hospital campus
              • Exposure to communicable diseases, infections
              • Risk of injury from lifting/moving patients and/or equipment
              • Injury from combative patients

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.

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