Work Unit Description: The LPN will work as a part of team who provide same day care to adult and child patients who have a minor acute problem. The Immediate Care team partners with Primary Care to assist with easy access for patients (7) days per week from 8 a - 8p.
The licensed practical nurse (LPN) provides clinical care in a primary clinic supporting the needs of patients and patient care teams, including: patient assess service representatives (PAS), medical assistants (MAs), registered nurses (RNs) and licensed independent practitioners (LIPs).
The LPN has a supervised practice that occurs at the clinical direction and under the clinical supervision of the RN or LIP who have authority to make changes in the plan of care, and encompasses a variety of patient care roles, including but not limited to: Rooming, data collection, recording, reporting patient information, focused patient assessment, development of a focused care plan, implementation of the plan of care, evaluation of patient responses to nursing interventions, basic telephone triaging and patient education and performing simple treatments and procedures.
The LPN recognizes and addresses age-appropriate needs when caring for patients. In addition, the LPN assists in maintaining the practice environment in a clean, orderly condition (including cleaning and stocking rooms).
The LPN participates in ongoing professional development and competency assessment, and participates in ongoing quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives. Performs requirements and expectation of OHSU employees as outlined in OHSU Core Competencies, Code of Conduct, policies, and procedures.
Graduate of an accredited licensed practical nursing program; current license for LPN in the State of Oregon; current BLS certification; recent and direct patient care experience; recent experience with culturally diverse patient population.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.
Recent primary care experience; recent experience in a busy ambulatory clinic.