Licensed Practical Nurse- LPN/LVN

Job Type: Full Time

Work Hours: 40 hours/week

Paid Holidays: 11 paid Federal Holidays

Vacation: Two weeks vacation & 56 hours of paid sick leave, per SCA Guidelines

QUALIFICATIONS

Clearance:

  • In accordance with DoD contract, employees must be a US citizen
  • Must be able to pass a background check, drug test and obtain a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).

Education: Graduate from an accredited national, state or United States Military equivalent school for practical nursing. Must have also completed a spirometry course from an accredited, OSHA approved training program.

Certification: BLS, current certification in medication administration and immunizations, current certification by the American Association of Clinical Pathologists  (ASCP) or National Certification Agency (NCA).

License: Must have and maintain a current, active, and unrestricted license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) from a US jurisdiction.

Experience:  One year recent experience as an LPN/LVN, to include clinical training experience. Occupational health experience or similar skills and training with knowledge of physical examination programs and preventive health care programs are preferred.  Experience performing care and treatment of patients; operating and maintaining therapeutic equipment; properly administering oral and parenteral medications; conducting paraprofessional portions of physical examinations; or assisting in medical treatment of patients in accordance with established procedures and protocols, within the LPN scope of practice. 1 year of phlebotomy experience is also required.

Knowledge:

  • As appropriate within established procedures, protocols and scope of practice, must have understanding of and ability to correctly utilize and/or apply; medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, psychology, pharmacology, medical ethics and legal concepts, clinical procedures, patient care; emergency medical treatment to include cardiopulmonary resuscitation, aseptic technique, specimen collection, diagnostic testing, prepare and administer oral and parenteral (excluding IV) medications, vaccination procedures, mechanisms of anaphylaxis and shock and their treatment; prescription drugs and their administration; operating and maintaining therapeutic equipment, risk management, medical contingency operations, computer operations in the use of basic word processing, data entry and automated medical records.
  • Knowledge of instruments and diagnostic or treatment procedures commonly used in the OMS clinic to include electrocardiogram, extensive vision testing, spirometry, and mini-mental status testing.
  • Ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms including abnormal vital signs, and quickly react in emergency situations.
  • Knowledge and skill in emergency first aid procedures.
  • Knowledge of normal and abnormal results to recognize and report obvious abnormalities.
  • Knowledge of a variety of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment, the desired effects, side effects, and complications of their use.
  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology as well as basic anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and mathematics.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, Outlook, and Internet familiarity is required. Knowledge of operations of various microcomputer equipment and be able to input, retrieve, and format documentation.

TYPE OF WORK

The duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist as a team member during procedures
  • Proper documentation of test results, patients’ condition including injury/illness progress, acknowledgement of teaching, and follow up care.
  • Enter and retrieve occupational health data in clinic computer systems
  • Provide care to civilian, AD, and qualified tenant employees who are seen in the OMS clinic
  • Comply with all 75 MDG infection control and safety procedures, practices, and standards.
  • Participate in programs of immunizations and health screening
  • Prepare patients for physical examinations, tests, and diagnostic procedures.
  • Assist physicians with special examinations and procedures.
  • Initiate and complete laboratory requests using computer system.
  • Perform vital signs, PFTs, hearing/vision screening, immunizations, medication administration, EKGs, and lab procedures, etc. as protocols require.
  • Review the SEG packet in the patient’s medical record to assure all paperwork that is required is in the packet for the provider including OEHED, AF 2766, questionnaires, OEHME form, and all test results
  • Communicate patient progress or lack of to physicians and supervisory nursing personnel.
  • Complete appropriate patient identification information. Instruct patients in completing forms.  Enters patient care information in AHLTA.  Properly codes own workload IAW 75 MDG instructions.
  • Perform various pulmonary ventilation treatments such as administration of oxygen, nebulizer treatments, and peak flow measures
  • Attend department’s in-services, meetings/briefings, and continuing quality improvement training measures
  • Provide instructions to patients regarding splints, ice packs, crutches, etc.
  • Medication administration: oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous, topical, and sub dermal
  • Respect and maintain the basic rights of patients, demonstrating concern for personal dignity, and human relationships
  • Maintain documentation logs. Maintain exam and treatment room supplies
  • Assists in the orientation and training of new personnel

GCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.  GCI gives preferential treatment to veterans.

 

 

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