LPN II - Full Time - Various Ambulatory Clinics-(220002RJ)
All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, Children's National Policies, and procedures and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The LPN ll will be responsible to provide care under direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, Physician or Advanced Practice Nurse. Children's National supports the development of the LPN within the community specifically those relationships associated with the health and wellbeing of the community at large.
High School Diploma or GED HS Diploma, GED or equivalent in addition to completion of a 1-year (minimum length) vocational/technical training program in a related field. (Required)
Minimum Work Experience
1 year Related experience (Required)
Ability to perform technical functions interacts with children and families and has good verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrates competence in obtaining accurate vital signs, assessment and documentation of patient care
Successfully complete Division of Nursing & Patient Services LPN Medication Administration test.
Successfully complete the hospital and nursing orientation
Identify resources and know when to ask for help or escalate
Identify self-learning needs and seek resources to meet those needs
Demonstrate the basic knowledge , judgement, and skill in the delivery of the nursing process, secondary assessment, diagnosis, planning , implementation, education , and evaluation
Successfully completed LPN l role if applicable.
Required Licenses and Certifications
Licensed Practical Nurse Upon Hire (Required)Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS) Upon Hire .
Functional Accountabilities Clinical Process
Differentiate a new problem from a long term problem at the time of admission/clinic visit; conduct a patient history in order to elicit information and establish child's normal baseline routine; respond to inquiries from families by answering questions; explain information clearly and thoroughly .
Accurately take TPR, BP , height & weight, head circumference, and intake and output measurements according to procedure
Recognize physical and behavioral changes for groups of patients usually cared for in the assigned area; perform basic nursing care which may include bath, personal hygiene, dressing, linen change, positioning, assisting in the use of bedpan, urinal, diaper change, and ambulation or holding; perform therapeutic interventions including tube care, gastrostomy, chest tubes, urinary catheters, IV starts (IV solution without additives)/veni puncture, trach care per protocol, and skin care (wound, ostomy) and all associated procedures (i.e. chest physiotherapy , oral/nasal/pharyngeal auctioning, central line dressing change, PD catheter exit site care); exception: Naso-tracheal/Endotracheal auctioning, insertion of oral/nasal airway .
Immediately respond to and assess the child whose feeding MV pump or monitor is alarming to determine cause of alarm; troubleshoot the alarm system and follow through on directives; inform Registered Nurse as needed; recognize basic changes in child such as: apnea, wheezing, retractions, changes in behavior or LOC, seizure activity, skin lesions, and poor tissue perfusion.
Collect and test specimens, pass NG tubes and catheters according to procedure and unit policy.
Prepare for the set up of monitors and D.C.'s peripheral IV's after directed by a Registered Nurse.
Follow infection control protocols and plans
Follow protocols for all organizational emergency plans
Follow nursing practice guidelines and protocols
Complete a patient assignment and/or assigned task related to Screening, intake, Admission, Discharges & Transfers for an assigned unit/clinic; accept patient assignments and participate with the registered nurse to implement and document care;
Organize workload in collaboration with a coassigned registered nurse that must administer a medication or perform an assessment/care procedure. Contribute to the plan of care for the patient/family in collaboration with the health care team.
Follow physician's orders and nursing directives precisely; carry out STA T orders immediately within the parameters of the LPN Job Description.
Orient children and families to the geography and regulations of the area and expected routines for the child; prepare all assigned children for examination, procedure, or surgery according to the standards and incorporate principles of growth and development.
Review the medical record (progress notes and care plans) and reinforce teaching that has been outlined by the Registered Nurse.
Teach families how to administer routine medications at home including effects, side effects, and dosage according to preprinted sheets or guidelines outlined by the primary nurse.
Implement aspects of the education plan throughout hospitalization/clinic visit under the direction of the Registered Nurse or physician as appropriate; provide feedback to RN regarding patient/family's to teaching.
Recognize and escalate patient care via the chain of command
Contributes to Magnet re-designation as evidenced by timely completion of education and participation in relevant councils, committees, task forces and community outreach
Utilize the current identified process to ensure accurate hand off
Demonstrate the ability to work cohesively with the team to meet patient care needs
Refer to physicians and registered nurses as indicated.
Performs actions of preventive health care, health maintenance and care of patients at the direction of the delegating registered nurse.
Offer extra attention to a child who is alone by sitting with him/her , talking, or playing.
Complete all mandatory education and regulatory requirements
Develop annual goals and a personal education program with the Supervisor to increase understanding of disease, treatments, etc.
Assist a float or an orientee if he/she appears uncomfortable with a procedure within the scope of the LPN job description.
Work in a collaborative manner with all members of the the healthcare team
Participates in ongoing professional development
Exemplary Professional Practice
Immediately and accurately document observations, interventions, teaching and the child/family response on the correct form according to established policy and procedure.
Participate in the admission/clinic unit data collection and document on appropriate forms.
Document medication administration including time, route, signature, and patient responses, as appropriate, on the correct form.
Accepts patient assignment and participates with the nurse to implement and document care
Gathers physical and psychological data on patient and family , complete accurate and timely patient assignment and required screening. Docuuments accordingly
Demonstrate competency in clinical skills within scope of practice
Develops and demonstrates assessment, organizational and prioritization skills necessary to care for patients whose clinical needs change
Completes documentation in accordance with polisies and procedures
Assess and plan proactively for educational needs throughout the patient's hospital/clinic visit
Provide medications safely as ordered following the five rights
Organize care to complete assignment
Demonstrate caring behaviors
Propose medication refills after successful completion of medication test based on the departmental or clinical policies and procedures.
Place safety first utilizing the safety axioms
Recognize and remain with any patient in distress, institute BLS when necessary
Continuously validates and verifies information needed for decision making or documentation
Demonstrate competency in basic math calculations and conversions
Demonstrate accurate , clear and timely verbal and written communication
Promotes safety for patients, families, and coworkers
Recognizes and escalates abnormal clinical findings and ensures reassessment of all abnormal vital signs and assessments; documents findings appropriately