**Licensed Practical Nurse -IV - Frisco at Kaiser Permanente

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Type: Standard
Location: Frisco, Colorado

Job Description:
Description: Performs under the supervision of a physician or professional nurse those services requiring the education, training, and experience, as evidenced by knowledge, abilities, and skills required for a licensed practical nurse pursuant in caring for the ill, injured, or infirm, in teaching and promoting preventive health measures, in acting to safeguard life and health, or in administering treatments and medications prescribed by a legally authorized physician, or physician assistant implementing a medical plan per CRS 12-38-103 (4). Makes members/patients and their needs a primary focus of one's actions; develops and sustains productive member/patient relationships. Actively seeks information to understand member/patient circumstances, problems, expectations, and needs. Builds rapport and cooperative relationship with members/patients. Considers how actions or plans will affect members; responds quickly to meet member/patient needs and resolves problems.

Essential Functions:
  • Supports the physician & other providers in the care & treatment of patients, incl. rooming the patient; communicating delays to patient, provider & team members; & facilitating the provider's sched.
  • Performs duties & responsibilities with excellence, enthusiasm, great service orientation demonstrating courteous behaviors & mannerisms & by anticipating physician & other medical providers needs.
  • Practices within scope of practice perimeters as inferred by licensure, standard nursing practice, knowledge, skill level & KP guidelines.
  • Performs routine & specialized nursing procedures following physician's orders & approved nursing care plan, e.g., administers treatment using therapeutic equipment; administers medications (incl. narcotics) orally/injections; & provides spec. nursing care to acutely ill patients. May perform IV therapy, as per Colorado State Board of Nursing Chapter IX.
  • Monitors patient's condition by observing, collecting, reporting & recording objective/subjective data; ID's changes in the patient's condition; collect data & report sign & symptoms of deviation from normal health status, symptoms &/or reactions to meds & treatments; initiates appropriate standard emergency procedures & reports adverse patient conditions to physician, Nursing Manager, or RN.
  • Teaches & promotes general preventive health measures to patients & members of their families regarding home health care, such as use of medications, administering injections, taking blood pressure, general post-operative care & general diabetic care.
  • Assists physician with exams, treatments & minor surgery, by preparing patient & room for a specific procedure & attending patient during procedure.
  • Records info in patient's medical chart, e.g., patient's nursing history, physical data, vital signs, symptoms, treatments, exams, meds administered, etc., according to standard reqt's
  • Assists in orienting & training new employees, as assigned. May perform the duties of a Nursing Assistant or Medical Receptionist, as required. May assign/coord. activities for nursing/med assts & med recept
  • Applies principles of asepsis & infection control.
  • Orders, stores, etc inventory
  • In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors & principles defined by the Kaiser Permanente Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives
  • Also accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities & behaviors necessary to provide superior & culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members & to purchasers, contracted providers & vendors

    Basic Qualifications:
  • Graduation from an accredited Practical Nursing program
  • Licensed as a Practical Nurse (LPN) in the State of Colorado
  • IV certification/authority is required
  • Demonstrated customer service focus and exemplary service skills

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 6 months of experience w/ adults, pediatrics and/or trauma preferred
  • BLS preferred

    This position will be based at Frisco, but will provide coverage at the Edwards Medical Office as needed.
    Position will also cover a regular rotation on Saturdays, schedule TBD.

    Primary Location: Colorado,Frisco,Frisco Medical Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 32 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon-Fri Working Hours Start: Variable Working Hours End: Variable Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: SEIU - Local 105 Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Nursing Licensed Specialty: LVN / LPN Department: Primary Care Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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