Behavioral Health LPN , Dunkirk NY-
Description: Licensed Practical Nurse
Purpose: Under RN supervision functions as a member of the nursing team. Responsible and accountable for providing direct and indirect patient care and has assignments in adult medicine, pediatrics, women’s health/prenatal. Performs established outpatient nursing care services and procedures reflective of TCC mission and values.
Prepares patients for examination:
a. Greets patients
b. Reviews symptoms, treatment, and past health/medical history
c. Takes B/P, weight, height, temperature, and other measurements such as peak
flow and/or vitals as appropriate to complete health assessment in clinical area
d. Performs vision, hearing screenings, EKG’s and spirometry if appropriate
Assists with provision of care that includes treatment, teaching and counseling
Assists with patient scheduling and encounter forms
Answers and triages telephone calls and callbacks as instructed by registered nurse, physician assistant, nurse practitioner and/or physician
Cleans and stocks examination rooms and maintains room cleaning schedule
Responsible for set-up, assisting and post-cleaning for special procedures
Maintains clinical records and logs for clinical area
Responsible for maintaining, inventory of medical, office, supplies for clinical area
Files charts, lab reports, patient forms and information in the medical records
Requests medical records from other health care provider.
Assists with chart flow/medical records in TCC and for other providers
Assists with the planning and implementation of programs for patients and families to increase awareness of relevant medical conditions, decrease risk-behaviors, and increase responsibility for self-care
Attends and participates in in-service education for staff, quality assurance program, and risk management programs
Relieves and substitutes for other staff as needed
Assists with recognizing the needs and concerns of people within their cultural framework, and maintains constructive relationships in dealing with them
Understands the TCC’s relationship with the community and maintains positive image and relationships
Identifies unsafe patient environment and intervenes responsibly.
Maintains open communication with the Medical Assistants, Dietitian, Social Worker, Registered Nurses, Medical Director, Nurse Practitioners, and other staff, reporting patient progress, abnormal diagnostic/assessment data, and notable health changes
Assists with coordinating care of patient, referring to appropriate community resources and TCC ancillary services when needed
Interprets TCC services and policies to patients and families
Assists patients and families in functioning at their optimum level
Deals with public and staff, both in person and over the telephone, in tactful and professional manner.
Performs other duties as assigned
Graduate of an accredited program for practical nursing.
Current LPN license or must have taken state boards within 2 months after graduation. If has failed exam, must take the next exam on the first available date.
Current CPR certification
One year ambulatory or public health experience is preferred
Strong assessment skills required.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.
Leadership and organizational skills essential.
Satisfactory completion of medication course.
Bilingual especially in Spanish is preferred.
Computer literate preferred.
Knowledge of medical office practices, procedures and equipment.
Knowledge of problem-oriented record keeping
Correct English usage, spelling and grammar.
Skilled nursing care and follow-up with thorough documentation
Knowledge of community resources
Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision
Self-motivated and flexible to daily patient schedule and/or clinic needs
The Chautauqua Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, disability or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era, pregnancy, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, citizenship or membership in any other legally protected class.