LPN, Infusion Center - TP
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- Serving as a critical member of the patient care team, the LPN renders clinical care under the direction of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Registered Nurse.
- Rooming patients and preparing them for their infusion visit maintaining flow of the department.
- Measuring, reporting and recording vital signs before, during and at the conclusion of the infusion center visit.
- Performing insertion of Peripheral IV catheter insertion.
- Administers intravenous medications and fluids as determined by the Georgia State Board of Nursing under the current scope of practice for IV therapy.
- Prepares and administers medications which are oral, subcutaneous or intramuscular injections as ordered by a provider.
- Provides comfort measures for patients and ambulation assistance as needed.
- Cleaning and stocking exam rooms, med room as needed.
- Uses appropriate equipment and protocols for collecting, handling, labeling and preparing for transportation to lab including proper identification, storage procedures and techniques.
- Responds to basic emergent needs of patients in the infusion center.
- Monitors electronic messaging and email related to patient and provider requests and inquires.
- Manages the messages as appropriate or triages to physician or others as needed.
- Provides telephonic and electronic (kp.org) interactions with patients that require follow-up care and/or preventative outreach.
- Accurately documents patient data, actions, interventions, education and patient response according to established guidelines and policies.
- Provides follow-up care to patients by providing outgoing telephone calls, follow-up interaction, coordinating referrals, scheduling follow-up appointments.
- Responds effectively to member / patient concerns.
- Serves as an advocate for the patient.
- Facilitates transitions and coordination of care across the continuum.
- Serves as a role model for nursing quality and service.
- Participates in PI and Quality Improvement projects within the department.
- May perform other duties as defined within the scope of practice of an LPN.
- Graduate from an accredited school of nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
- Registered Professional Nurse License (Georgia)
- Basic Life Support
- Minimum one (1) year LPN experience preferred.
- Experienced Nurse with strong background in Med/Surg and/or critical care experience preferred.
- Experienced with Peripheral IV starts and phlebotomy preferred.