LPN - Pulmonology - Southwood at Kaiser Permanente

Posted in Other 16 days ago.

Type: Standard
Location: Jonesboro, Georgia

Job Description:
Provides support for team and provider(s) during facility encounters. Manages patient traffic flow. Performs follow-up care per provider instructions and in accordance with scope of practice. Assists with patient education. Documents clinical information into the medical record.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Prepares patient for exams by reviewing history, collecting current information and appropriate vital signs, documenting in the medical record according to guidelines (e.g., hearing, vision, blood pressure).
  • Provides intervention ordered by practitioner (e.g., medication, dressings, specimen collections, irrigations, suture removals, and IVs) and documents patient response.
  • Prepares room and equipment for procedures and assist physician as needed.
  • Initiates interventions and health education according to prevention guidelines.
  • Assist with monitoring and management of patient and physician electronic messages as delegated by the RN and within scope of practice.
  • Educates patient and provides preparation materials for diagnostic studies according to guidelines.
  • Schedules appointments for patients with lab, radiology, consultants and follow-up appointments as ordered by practitioner.
  • Effectively provides prevention, early intervention and ongoing health education for panel, patient and family.
  • Resolves patient concerns promptly.
  • Participates in process of interviewing, selection, orientation and training of new team members.
  • Participates emergency care as necessary and as directed by physician and registered nurse.
  • Maintains department Quality Improvement standards.

    Basic Qualifications:
  • N/A
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Georgia or able to obtain prior to date of hire.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association must be obtained prior to hire date.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Complete a Customer Service Assessment.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Health care experience preferred.
  • Customer service aptitude demonstrated through Customer Service Assessment.

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