Licensed Practical Nurse
Stamford, CT-based medical facility looking to hire a Temp LPN.
Specialty: Surgical Oncology (outpatient)
Hours: 8:30 am-5:00 pm Monday - Friday
Duration: 3-5 months for a LOA
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) coordinates patient care following all established standards of practice within the State and Federal guidelines. Provides mentorship of non-nursing personnel. Serves as a resource to both staff and management in problem identification and resolution.
MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES / CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Checks schedules and organizes patient low; greets patients, documents patients' concerns, questions, etc.; accompanies patients to exam/procedure room and prepares patients for a physical exam. Initial patient interview; reviewing patient medical profile, H&P, and document in Ecw /manual charting as appropriate.
- Obtains and accurately documents patient vital signs and weight: report any abnormalities to a physician. Assists with specimen collection and testing as necessary. Documents pertinent information.
- Assists patients as necessary, i.e., walking, transferring, dressing, etc.
- Provides minor treatment as directed by a physician and assists physicians with minor procedures.
- Provides education as indicated after assessing the learning needs of the patient and or family.
- Documents all patient-related activities by the end of the shift.
- Schedules patient testing and pre-certifies if insurance requires.
- Responds to all telephone messages (patient, physician offices, etc.) by end of shift.
- End-of-month checks for expired supplies and medication.
- Stocks rooms/maintains inventory or exam/procedure rooms.
- Orders supplies as needed.
- Cleans the exam/procedure room & equipment after each patient.
- Prepares exam /procedure room for next patient & physician needs.
- Notifies patients of test results (per physician instruction) and follow-up.
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
- Valid license as Licensed Practical Nurse in CT.
- Maintains a minimum of 6 contact hours annually.
- Excellent customer service/communication skills.
- Knowledge of medical terminology.
- Minimum of 2 years previous experience in a similar position.
- Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language.
PATIENT POPULATION SERVED:
Ambulatory Patient Practice Specific
Significant portions of daily assignments involve the application of manual skills requiring motor coordination in combination with finger dexterity, (i.e., typing on a computer keyboard, use of telephone).
Mobility is necessary to provide quality patient care. Manual dexterity is used to assist patients with activities of daily living, operate equipment, and perform assigned treatments. Physical effort is required to assist patients with transfer and ambulation, which may involve lifting, pushing, and pulling patients. Hearing within normal range is necessary to safely provide patient care.
Regular exposure to blood/body fluids, chemicals, and equipment used in the treatment of patients. Significant portions of daily assignments involve occupational risks such as cuts, needle puncture, exposure to toxic chemicals, injuries from falls, or back injuries sustained while assisting with moving, lifting, or positioning patients, equipment, or materials.