LPN

Osage Nation   Tulsa, OK   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on March 1, 2020

The L.P.N. hired will perform work assigned by R.N. Case Manager and Health and Wellness Division Leader consistent with prevention of diabetes, promoting improved diabetic care, as well as, promoting community health of our Native American people. He/She will perform the duties of an L.P.N. under the guidance of the Oklahoma Nurse Practice Act.

Qualifications

•Must have completed an accredited L.P.N. program and have obtained a current, unrestricted nursing license from the state of Oklahoma
•Knowledge of and ability to apply principles of growth and development, maturation and socialization in providing care appropriate to the age of patients served
•Knowledge of human body structure, function, illnesses and/or disease entities, and skill sufficient to communicate with nurses, patients, family members and clinic staff
•Knowledge and skill sufficient to observe and reliably report the physical and emotional changes for inclusion in the patient's care plan
•Knowledge of adult vaccine schedules
•Knowledge of and ability to teach measures aimed at disease prevention and health promotion such as diabetes, obesity control, anti-smoking, safety habits, etc.
•Knowledge and skill sufficient to respond to emergency situations such as cardiopulmonary arrest
•Must maintain a professional attitude and appearance that positively represents the Nation
•Prefer someone with a lot of energy and self-motivation, which is able to work with minimal direction
•Requires considerable walking, recurring bending, lifting, kneeling, pushing and pulling, often in excess of 50 pounds
•Requires a high level of personal integrity and ethics
•Requires a high level of problem solving skills
•Must maintain confidentiality at all times
•Requires ability to use Microsoft Office Suite programs
•Other office experience is helpful
•Requires good interpersonal communication and team work skills
•Requires willingness and ability to learn new skills, including travel to conferences and training sessions
•Must be able to pass a criminal background check
•Must be able to pass drug/alcohol testing

Duties & Responsibilities

•Organizes daily work procedures
•Performs detailed office procedures
•Fills in for Case Manager/Program Coordinator when needed
•Creates correspondence and other written documents and compile data for reports with deadlines
•General clinical nursing duties (ie. Injection, assessment, blood pressure, blood glucose monitoring, and individual teaching)
•Possess and maintains "up-to-date" knowledge of Diabetes and Community health issues
•Teach some organized groups
•Plans and scheduled organized health education classes and events
•Operates within a strict budget
•Assists with updating of client charts and recognizes needed education
•Works directed with other Health-related staff in recognizing and providing needed health education topics
•Recognizes and maintains confidentiality of work materials as appropriate
•Assures that patients are seen in proper order with recognition that emergencies must be handled without delay and patients must not be unduly exposed to contagious diseases
•May perform limited procedures such as venipuncture, EKG's, fasting blood sugars, etc.
•Follows physicians orders to patient regarding medications and home care
•Carries out necessary measures for a clean, safe area
•Enters vaccines administered into the electronic health records
•Participates in continuing education and staff meetings
•Must take at least 6 continuing education units per year
•Other duties as assigned by the Case Manager/Program Coordinator


Osage Nation

Tulsa , OK