Licensed Practical Nurse

Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Posted
Apr 30, 2024
Closes
Sep 22, 2024
Ref
64583638832
Specialty
Nurse
Job Summary:

Kaiser Permanente (KP) nurses advance the art and science of nursing through clinical and service excellence, professionalism, and leadership. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 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.

  • Addresses POE Care Gaps and schedule appointments when appropriate.

  • Verify all current medications and pend refill medications needed for provider signature.

  • Review, verify, and update allergies, smoking, and tobacco history.

  • 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.

  • 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, consults, and follow-up appointments as ordered by practitioner.

  • Effectively provides preventative and ongoing health education to patients and family members.

  • Resolves patient concerns promptly.

  • Participates in emergency care, as necessary, and as directed by physician or registered nurse.

  • Maintains department Quality Improvement standards.

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