MedTrust is looking for Per Diem/PRN Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) to work in the Pediatric Outpatient Clinic.
Current Incumbents and Contractors are welcome to apply!
For immediate review, email your resume to email@example.com or call Sabina directly at 210-686-5825
Check patients into the clinic and triage using clinic guidelines. Inform the nurse or physician of the patient’s condition and potential problems.
Obtain and document patient and pertinent family history
Perform a full range of diagnostic support duties which include taking vital signs, collecting specimens, obtaining, recording and tracking results of diagnostic tools
Assist the physician in a variety of diagnostic examinations such as lumbar punctures, colposcopies and sigmoidoscopies, by preparing, positioning and monitoring patients, and setting out and handling instruments and equipment.
Perform laboratory tests such as checking urine for sugar and stool for blood. Record and report results of test
Perform a range of treatment procedures that include sterile dressing changes, applying compresses, monitoring IV fluids, inserting catheters and suctions, inserting nasogastric tubes, administering medications, giving enemas, setting up and giving treatment that requires auxiliary equipment such as oxygen and suction. Ambulate patients to other areas to include Radiology, various clinics, and physical therapy.
Prepare patients for tests, examinations, treatments, and/or surgery. Collect specimens such as urine, sputum and stool. Label specimens for laboratory examinations and follow up by using CHCS/AHLTA or calling the laboratory for reports. Alert provider to conditions which deviate from expected findings.
Prepare, start, monitor and discontinue intravenous fluids with accuracy and in accordance with established procedures.
Observe, report and document all observed symptoms, reactions, treatments and changes in the patient condition to the registered nurse or physician. Make careful observations to assess that nursing procedures and treatment do not cause additional distress.
Perform routine nursing care activities such as taking blood pressures, temperatures, baths and hygiene care, passing and removal of trays, changing of linen, and otherwise assist in the care of the physical needs of the patient.
Operate basic equipment required in delivery of patient care such as pumps, intravenous (IV) pumps, oxygen administration apparatus and incentive spirometers.
Execute physician’s orders within the guidelines of standard nursing practice. Ensure accurate medication is administered in correct form and dosage to the proper patient as directed by the physician.
Maintain records of nursing care, dose and time of medication administered, and indicate if the medication was not administered and the reason.
Administer immunizations in a safe and accurate manner with strict adherence to all applicable immunization policies.
Recognize emergency situations and assist with, or institute emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in patients such as cardiac arrests.
Perform preoperative procedures for minor surgery and fill out pre-op checklist.
Assist patients in admission, transfer, and perform discharge planning follow-up and documentation.
Support the patient and/or family members toward the achievement of treatment plan goals. Provide instructions to the patient on invasive procedures, surgical procedures and post-surgical conditions which were previously provided to the patient by a nurse or physician.
Minimum of one (1) year of experience as an LPN working in an outpatient acute care (hospital based) or ambulatory care setting within the last two (2) years.
Be a graduate from a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Current unrestricted license to practice as an LPN/LVN in any one (1) of the fifty (50) States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
MedTrust is an Equal Opportunity Employer