LPN - Primary Care Float Pool (.5 FTE)

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POST DATE 8/12/2016
END DATE 11/5/2016

Group Health Cooperative Federal Way, WA

Federal Way, WA
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Part Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


What does it mean to work at Group Health?

At Group Health, our mission is to enrich peoples lives by improving health. As a Group Health employee, your role is to deliver on that mission every day by living our valuesCustomer Focus, Accountability, Innovation, Excellence, and Integrity. You take initiative, set goals, and solve problems while collaborating with friends and colleagues. Together we make a meaningful impact on our community.

In return, Group Health is committed to providing you competitive pay, excellent benefits, and an opportunity to make a difference each day as we strive to reach our vision to be the preferred health care partner by excelling in quality, service, and affordability.

For more information detailing the innovative work and amazing achievements our nursing teams accomplish through their dedicated focus in providing the highest levels of quality patient care, please visit https://www1.ghc.org/html/public/nursing.
If you are an experienced Licensed Practical Nurse and looking for something different in your nursing career? Want a challenge - to professionally grow and learn? Be part of an innovative practice team where job satisfaction and variety are the norm not the exception.

PLEASE NOTE: The \\"home\\" clinic for this position will be Federal Way Medical Center. This position will require travel throughout our Tahoma POD to include, Kent, Puyallup, Tacoma South Medical Center and Tacoma Medical Center.

The LPN:

* Provides direct and indirect nursing care to patients in routine nursing situations, under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or provider.

* Is an integral member of the healthcare team, collaborates with the RN and provider to implement and monitor a patient centered plan of care plan

* Functions under the direct supervision of the RN or provider in complex situations in which the patient is unstable or requires urgent or emergent care.


* Call Management and Virtual Medicine follow GH guidelines for call and in basket message handling per scope of practice, follow work flow standards, document call in electronic medical record

* Telephone Management and Follow-up Answer inbound calls promptly and courteously, recognize urgent/emergency situations and refer to appropriate staff, refer appropriate calls to complex case managers, encourage patient to use on-line GH resources when appropriate, conduct follow-up calls, provide preventive care instruction when directed/appropriate, triage messages and forward as appropriate

* Is able to adapt clinical practice to patients with special needs (age specific needs, disabilities, interpretive services)

* Clinic flow/office management complete assigned work in EPIC in-baskets, collaborate with provider to anticipate daily needs, efficiently coordinate flow and maintain pace

* Perform patient rooming as needed per PC standard Rooming Guidelines

* Screening of walk-in patients

* Take & record routine VS, postural VS, apical pulse, perform EKG (depends on care setting),

* Recognize & respond to urgent/emergency situations as BLS team member. Participates in clinical emergencies under direction of the registered nurse or provider

* Patient Care Use safety and universal precautions Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Renal & Genitourinary, Neurological, Gastrointestinal, Musculoskeletal, Integumentary, Ophthalmology/Otolaryngology, Pediatrics in Primary Care, positioning techniques, specimen collection

* Prevention/Chronic Care complete outreach assignments, follow-up on patient after UC/ED visit

* Acute Care Assist with procedures as directed, perform selected nursing procedures, administer medications, administer and monitor IV therapy

Experience requirements:

Minimum: None
Preferred: Recent ambulatory care or family practice experience.

Knowledge requirements:
Minimum: None

Preferred: Patient Centered Integrated Care Model and knowledge of electronic patient charting systems.

Education requirements:
Minimum: Degree from an accredited LPN program.

Preferred: None

Certification requirements:
Minimum: Current Washington State LPN license. Current Basic Life Support certification.

Preferred: None

Group Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status.
Schedule: Part-time
J2W code: NUR5E