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Clinic LPN

Company: InnovAge
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse

FLSA Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

State/Business Line Specific: PACE

Reports to: Clinic Services Manager

Supervises: N/A

Job Summary

Under clinical supervision, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) performs assigned nursing procedures and provides general nursing care to participants, in accordance with InnovAge policies and all applicable regulations.

Physical attendance at an InnovAge facility and/or an InnovAge participant home is essential to performing the job duties.

Essential Functions and Work Responsibilities

Functional Category: Participant Care

Estimated Percent of time Spent - 100%

* Provides general nursing care which includes the supervision or administration of prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with nursing standards.
* Furnishes services, treatments and diagnostic and preventive procedures as assigned per the plan of care, in accordance with agency policies and applicable regulations
* Performs treatment(s) per policies and procedures.
* Implements the orders written by primary care and nursing orders when necessary.
* Performs phlebotomy functions when necessary
* Instructs participants and family regarding medications and treatment instructions and ensures understanding of given information.
* Observes, records, and reports participant's condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physicians.
* Signs off on orders, and explains orders and instructions to appropriate personnel, implements orders written by primary care and nursing when necessary.
* Administers vaccinations and TB testing, documents and records results test administration and results appropriately.
* Prepares clinical and progress notes and completes assigned audits and performs electronic or written documentation.
* Observes signs and symptoms and reports to the physician and registered nurse reactions to treatments, including drugs and changes in the client's physical or emotional condition.
* Accepts, writes and executes orders; orders are cosigned by RN.
* Assures that the client/family is involved in implementing the plan of care.
* Assists in reviewing, collaborating and updating the client plan of care as appropriate.
* Participates in peer review and QM activities as assigned.
* Participates in utilization review of medical records as assigned.
* Adheres to Agency standards and consistently interprets and accurately performs all assigned responsibilities.
* Perform Medication Nurse function
* Reviews and audits Medication Administration Records to ensure data is current with orders within the electronic medical records resolves errors and communicates corrections with the Pharmacy
* Participates within the interdisciplinary team in the formulation of Plans of Care for InnovAge PACE program participants, as well as in other interdisciplinary team settings that plan, coordinate and monitor the care of InnovAge PACE program participants.
* Administers medications and maintains medication systems including over-the-counter, contingency and emergency medications supply for the PACE participants under the direction of the Registered Nurse.
* Completes transcription and follow-up of medical orders.
* Maintains cleanliness and organization in the clinic, especially in the medication and cart areas.
* Delivers routine nursing care to PACE participants and related services within the scope of practical nursing license. This includes, but is not limited to: wound care, treatments, weights, vital signs, and assisting with nutritional needs.
* Provides assistance in medical emergencies under the supervision of the Primary Care staff or Registered Nurse.
* Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
* Assists in the development of care plans for PACE participants.
* Assists with the orientation of new LPNs and clinic support staff as needed.
* Implements written orders of primary care staff.
* Completes appropriate and timely documentation of all nursing care provided as well as medication administration.
* Observes, records, and reports to primary care staff participants' change of condition and reaction to drugs and treatments.
* Makes home visits for skilled nursing care as requested.
* Provides health education to participants and caregivers.
* May be required to provide on-call weekend and holiday coverage.
* Additional work functions and duties may be assigned

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

REQUIRED

Education

* High School Diploma or GED required

Licensure, Certification, Registration or Designation

* Current State Issued Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license
* Current CPR card or the ability to obtain a CPR card.
* IV Certification

Work Experience and Qualifications

* A minimum of one year of experience working with the frail or elderly

PREFERRED

Work Experience and Qualifications

* One to three years of experience as an LPN in a clinic or long term care setting with geriatrics experience
* Knowledge of medications used in the treatment of geriatrics
* Bi-lingual-Spanish, Russian, Punjabi or Hmong Preferred

Physical Demands /Work Environment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting, or clinical setting, and use standard office equipment, including a computer, and medical equipment; vision/sight (close distance, long distance, depth and peripheral) to assess emergency situations, including medical incidents and to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. Depending on assignment, standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required, and travel to visit various cultural, physical, behavioral and environmental settings may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, typewriter keyboard, or calculator and to operate standard office and medical equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 50 pounds. Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals on a case-by-case basis.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Employees primarily work in an office environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperature. Employees may work outdoors and are occasionally exposed to loud noise levels and cold and/or hot temperatures. Incumbents may be exposed to blood and body fluids in the performance of their assigned duties. Employees may interact with members of the public or with staff under emotionally stressful conditions while interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

MATERIALS, TOOLS EQUIPMENT, WORK AIDS

May require use of wheelchair, medical equipment, gait belts, sliding board, bedside commode, shower equipment, and other work aids

STRESS FACTORS

May require working under stressful conditions. May experience pressure to meet scheduled deadlines. There may be distractions such as phone calls, work interruptions, and communication from co-workers.

Respond and intervene appropriately to multiple interruptions. Working conditions may be noisy and crowded and expose employee to fluctuating indoor temperatures, and humidity around showers/bathrooms.

FT 40

Keywords: InnovAge, Charlottesville , Clinic LPN, Healthcare , Charlottesville, Virginia

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