Licensed Practical Nurse
Medical Home Port
TPC Suffolk, VA
LPNs to provide services in support of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP), VA. The primary site of service will be located in the Tricare Prime Clinic (TPC) Suffolk, VA.
- Possess a minimum of 1-year experience as an LPN working in an outpatient acute care (hospital based) or abulatory care setting within the last 2-years
- Be a graduate from a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
- Possess a current unrestricted license to practice as an LPN/LVN in any one (1) of the fifty (50) States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- Maintain current BLS certification through American Heart Association
TPC Suffolk is open 0700 through 1900, Monday through Sunday, including all Federal Holidays except Group B holidays, which the clinic is open 0900-1700. Group B Holidays - New Year's Day, Memoriai Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Shifts will typically be 3, 9, or 12 hours in length.
- Initiate and maintain pertinent patient and family medical history on patients, recording observations and stated symptoms for use by the Medical Home Port (MHP) Team. Observe and record pertinent vital signs, determine and order laboratory procedures on patients that may be ordered by the provider to diagnose and treat the patient, per command and department policies. Orient new patients and their families to clinic policies as required.
- Utilize automated programs and information technology tools to facilitate the patient experience and screen Medical Home Port patients, needing preventative services (mammograms, AlC, etc.). Ensure data entry for population health metrics and health promotion while assisting in the maintenance and update of patient registries.
- Track HEDIS measures, lab/rad results and notify patients per command/department policies. Check patient identification, physician's orders, and transfer informaation as applicable. Requisition and arrange for ordered diagnostic and therapeutic services as directed.
- Ensure review of emergency treatment records (ETR) and follow up with patient, per command/department policies.
- Administer immunizations, allergy treatments, oral, parenteral, IV medications, and maintains annual competencies as outlines in departmental policies.
- Actively participate in MHP Team huddles. Proactively assists team's identification of diagnostic procedures required during schedule scrub. Assist with identification of patient education needs and reviews plan with team members for coordination of educational needs.
- Prepare equipment and assist physicians with treatment procedures.
- Assist with clinic check-out and follow-up visits by reviewing post visit needs with the patient.
- Ensure scheduling of follow-up appointments or specialty care referrals. Assist patients by directing or escorting to other clinical services (laboratory, radiology, pharmacy, immunizations, etc.), as required.
- Participate in the peer review and training of staff and maintenance of the Medical Home Port Team Accreditations (NCQA, JC, lG etc.)
- Ensure patient care is carried out in accordance with the Standards of Nursing Care and the policies and procedures of the clinic.
- Check patients into the clinic and triage using clinic Inform the nurse or physician of the patient's condition and potential problems.
- Obtain and document patient and pertinent family history.
- Perform a full range of diagnostic support duties which include taking vital signs, collecting specimens, obtaining, recording and tracking results of diagnostic tools.
- Assist the physician in a variety of diagnostic examinations such as lumbar punctures, colposcopies and sigmoidoscopies, by preparing, positioning and monitoring patients, and setting out and handling instruments and equipment.
- Perform laboratory tests such as checking urine for sugar and stool for blood. Record and report results of test.
- Perform a range of treatment procedures that include sterile dressing changes, applying compresses, monitoring IV fluids, inserting catheters and suctions, inserting nasogastric tubes, administering medications, giving enemas, setting up and giving treatment that requires auxiliary equipment such as oxygen and suction. Ambulate patients to other areas to include Radiology, various clinics, and physical therapy.
- Prepare patients for tests, examinations, treatments, and/or surgery. Collect specimens such as urine, sputum and Label specimens for laboratory examinations and follow up by using CHCS/AHLTA or calling the laboratory for reports. Alert provider to conditions which deviate from expected findings.
- Prepare, start, monitor and discontinue intravenous fluids with accuracy and in accordance with established procedures.
- Observe, report and document all observed symptoms, reactions, treatments and changes in the patient condition to the registered nurse or physician. Make careful observations to assess that nursing procedures and treatment do not cause additional distress.
- Perform routine nursing care activities such as taking blood pressures, temperatures, baths and hygiene care, passing and removal of trays, changing oflinen, and otherwise assist in the care of the physical needs of the patient.
- Operate basic equipment required in delivery of patient care such as pumps, intravenous (IV) pumps, oxygen administration apparatus and incentive spirometers.
- Execute physician's orders within the guidelines of standard nursing practice. Ensure accurate medication is administered in correct form and dosage to the proper patient as directed by the physician.
- Maintain records of nursing care, dose and time of medication administered, and indicate if the medication was not administered and the reason.
- Administer immunizations in a safe and accurate manner with strict adherence to all applicable immunization policies.
- Recognize emergency situations and assist with, or institute emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in patients such as cardiac arrest.
- Perform preoperative procedures for minor surgery, and fill out pre-op checklist.
- Assist patients in admission, transfer, and perform discharge planning follow-up and documentation.
- Support the patient and/or family members toward the achievement of treatment plan Provide instructions to the patient on invasive procedures, surgical procedures and post-surgical conditions which were previously provided to the patient by a nurse or physician.
- Instruct patients on how equipment is used such as oxygen, suction, cardiac monitor and pulse oximeter. Instruct patients and family on use of prescribed medications, contraindications of medications, and the necessity of proper follow-up care.
- Provide emotional support to patients and families.
- Ensure necessary supplies are available and equipment is in functioning order.
- Provide an orderly, clean and safe environment for patients and staff.
- Handle telephone information requests with courtesy, accuracy and respect for patient confidentiality. Receive information and distribute messages as necessary.
- Ensure maintenance and re-supply of phamaceuticals in the clinic.
- Ensure up keep and perform checks of emergency equipment i.e., oxygen, emergency cart, suction apparatus, etc. and maintain appropriate logs. Inform the Charge Nurse of any discrepancy on daily checks.
- Perform additional duties within the scope of LPN practice including but not limited to, update of Standards of Nursing Care, and other collateral duties required for efficient, quality patient care.
- Transport patients to and from other areas of the facility to include hospital clinics and ancillary departments, as ordered by the physician.
- Assist the professional nurse and/or physician with individual, group, and family health instruction in relation to the patient's condition and his/her ability for self-care. Assist in the dissemination of appropriate literature dealing with subjects related to the particular health problems involved. Assist in providing physical and psychological support to patients, assist in the explanation of procedures and treatment, and promote cooperation among staff, patients and families.