Licensed Practical Nurse

Duluth, Georgia
Jun 25, 2024
Sep 16, 2024
Job Summary:

Kaiser Permanente nurses are guided by an integrated nursing model that places patients and families in the center. The Licensed Practical Nurse I (LPN I) I practices nursing as defined by the Georgia Board of Nursing standards of practice for Licensed Practical Nurses and by organizational policies, procedures, and guidelines. The LPN I, under the supervision of the Registered Nurse or Physician, provides direct and indirect nursing care to patients and families to promote or restore health and to prevent illness and injury. Educates patients and families and assists with coordination of care. Collaborates with members of the Health Care Team (HCT) and leaders to ensure the delivery of high-quality care that meets defined standards that optimizes health and wellness.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Prepares patient for office visit by reviewing history, collecting relevant clinical information (e.g. height, weight, vision, or hearing screen), measuring vital signs, and documenting in the medical record.
  • Completes POE and addresses care gaps during the patient encounter.
  • Prepares room and equipment for procedure and assist the practitioner as needed.
  • Initiates interventions and document response to treatment according to established workflows and guidelines.
  • Participates in emergency care as directed by practitioner or registered nurse.
  • Educates patients and provides preparation materials for diagnostic studies according to guidelines.
  • Schedules appointments for patients with lab, radiology, or specialty consultations as ordered by practitioner.
  • Monitors electronic messaging and emails (department InBasket) related to patient or provider requests and manages the messages within scope of practice.
  • Participates in departmental or regional quality improvement activities and initiatives.
  • Engages patients, families, and caregivers in the coordination of care.
  • Resolves patient concerns promptly.
  • Provides departmental orientation and training of new team members on standard work, policies, and procedures.
  • Participates in the supervision of unlicensed personnel in the delivery of patient care.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

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