GENERAL SUMMARY :
Under the supervision of a registered nurse or provider, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) uses sound nursing judgment in provision of nursing care.
Performs a variety of both technical and routine nursing services. Collaborates with health care team in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the effectiveness of the nursing care plan.
Demonstrates clinical competence.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
Physical Assessment :
Collects pertinent information from patient and performs necessary task to prepare patient for examination or treatment.
Recognizes significant and common abnormal symptoms, laboratory results and takes appropriate action.
Psycho-Social Assessment :
Performs assessment of :
o health habits (smoking, alcohol use, dietary, drugs);
o safety issues (safety of home, driving, seat belts);
o availability of support systems (family network, coping mechanisms);
Reviews laboratory and radiographic data and notifies provider of abnormal results.
Clinical Practice :
Seeks to understand and incorporate both safe practices and evidence-based practices into daily nursing care.
Performs nursing care based on patient acuity, which is consistent with the nurse's obligation to provide optimum patient care.
Performs resuscitative procedures.
Performs diagnostic procedures.
Documents care in EHR.
Triage occurs via the telephone or through direct patient contact.
Obtains the patient complaints, and advises patients, according to established protocols.
Directs patient to appropriate care area upon completion of triage evaluation.
Refers patient to home health care and community agencies per provider order or protocol.
Initiates social services and Home Health Care referrals.
Resolves patient complaints, or refers complaint to appropriate others for resolution.
Collaborates with other disciplines as necessary regarding patient condition.
Collaborates with family and community resources for patient home care, upon direction or within a protocol
Quality Assurance :
Participates in departmental / divisional Quality Assessment and Quality Improvement Programs.
Maintains compliance with regulatory standards regarding practice, environment and documentation.
Implements research using protocols developed by the governing institution and with direct supervision from the physician investigator.
Collects data for research.
Enhances personal professional development through the review of current literature, attendance at educational programs, and participation in professional organizations.
Provides education for staff, colleagues, patients, and / or families.
o Precepts new staff and students as requested.
o Provides and documents individualized patient and family education.
Upholds goals, policies, procedures, and expectations of Henry Ford Medical Group (HFMG).
Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, Quality Assurance Program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
Supports the mission, vision, and values of HFMG.
Performs other related duties as required.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE REQUIRED :
Graduate from an accredited Licensed Practical Nursing School.
Previous ambulatory nursing experience preferred.
Basic computer knowledge and keyboarding skills.
CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSURES REQUIRED :
Current licensure by the Michigan State Board of Nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
NAPNES (National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Services) certified.
Successful completion of the HFMG pharmacology exam.
Current BLS or ACLS certificate per HFHS policy.