Licensed Practice Nurse - LPN
Company: OHI - Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc.
Posted on: November 24, 2022
Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc. (OHI) is a Federally Qualified
Health Center (FQHC) dedicated to providing quality, accessible and
comprehensive primary health care to the residents of Ocean and
Monmouth County; regardless of economic status. Our Health Center
Locations: Lakewood, Stafford and Toms River OHI services include
family and internal medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health,
nutrition, OB/GYN women's health, dental, family planning,
specialty care, pharmacies, PrEP, and a STI clinic. Hours:
Full-time hours are M-F 8:00am- 4:30pm with rotating
evening/Saturday shifts (subject to seasonal changes and
business/site needs) Position Summary: Reporting directly to
Director of Nursing (DON) and Practice Site Manager (PSM) the
Licensed Practical Nurse performs care including telephoning
patients, obtaining vitals, documenting in EMR, and immunization
administration. Plans, coordinates, and evaluates services
utilizing the direct nursing process, comprehensive nursing care
and individual case management. Responsibilities: Provides nursing
care including administration of medications and injections to
patients as directed by Providers, immunizations, referrals to
other providers and community health resources, preauthorization's
as required for any testing and health instructions to patients
Maintain professional attitude and attire always, wearing a clean
and neat uniform, short fingernails, no large jewelry of any type,
and no facial piercings.
Utilizing the nursing process, LPN will provide direct and indirect
patient care by identifying patient problem and concern and
reporting to provider for further evaluation.
LPN will complete patient intake by documenting past and current
medical diagnoses, concerns, medications, allergies, smoking
history, and other pertinent social history. LPN will obtain and
document patient's vital signs, including blood pressure,
respiration rate, pulse, pulse oximetry, height and weight. All
information is documented utilizing an EMR.
Assist provider in patient education on smoking cessation, healthy
diet and healthy lifestyle choices
Instruct and assist patients to remove shoes to obtain accurate
weight and inspect feet of diabetic patients.
Assist providers with education and disease management for
chronically ill patients (ex. Hx of diabetes, asthma).
As a part of the uniform requirement, LPN must wear wrist-watch
with second hand to obtain accurate vital signs provide safe and
quality patient care.
Reviews level of pain with patient and documents all vital signs in
patient's chart in the EMR.
Performs dipstick Urinalysis, pregnancy tests (OB), vision and
hearing tests, and head circumference, measurement (Pediatrics).
Documents all findings in patient's chart in EMR. Collaborates with
provider for further follow up on any tests as needed
Monitors patient flow and, assists in preparation of examination
rooms, chairs and preparation of patients for exam. Effectively
work with a care team i to deliver safe and quality patient
Administers vaccines according to policy using two identifiers,
provides proper education and information sheets to
patients/guardians, and accurately documents information in
Enters appropriate patient data and all the vaccine information in
NJIIS Registry right after the vaccine is administered.
Enter refrigerator/freezer temperatures appropriately and in a
timely manner in NJIIS as required by VFC (Vaccines for
Maintain an accurate, and daily temperature log for
refrigerator/freezer thermometer to assure vaccine and medication
safety. Update the log monthly, file the log for previous month and
send a copy to DON by 5th of each month
Inspect and check medications/vaccine expiration dates on a
continuous basis, and maintain the expiration medication log
Clean refrigerator monthly, and maintain an up-to-date refrigerator
Utilize time management skills, multi-task in a fast-paced
environment. Maintain nursing competency and patient
OB and PEDS LPN will inquire about patient's dental needs and
assist the patient to schedule a dental appointment.
Notify SW for the need of an assessment on any patients with a
history of depression or suicidal thoughts, or any high-risk
Maintains adequate stock of routine medical supplies; -orders
supplies through established purchasing procedures monthly and as
needed, and maintains all necessary logs updated. Sends copies of
all logs to DON monthly
Maintains updated file of referrals and provides referral
information to Providers.
Provides direct and/or indirect patient care oriented toward
improving or maintaining health and preventing illness.
Observes patient, records significant conditions and reactions, and
notifies Provider of patient's condition and reaction to drugs,
treatments, and significant incidents.
Initiates a patient education plan according to the individualized
needs of the patient, as prescribed by Provider and OHI policy
including patient and family instruction.
Reconciles labs within normal limits, reports critical labs and
abnormal results to Provider following OHI policy.
Complete various forms as requested by a patient and report to
provider for final review and management.
Reports required information to the Health Department for further
screenings and follow-up.
Ensures chart preparation is completed and enters appropriate
orders based on outstanding Quality Measures for Provider to review
Maintains and updates patient charts, records, and information
found in EMR.
Inspects Environment of Care for any safety concerns and infection
control issues and intervenes as appropriate. Completes monthly EOC
report and reports findings to PSM according to protocol.
Reports all necessary information and/or unusual occurrences in
accordance with established policies and procedures and notifies
DON/Practice Site Manager of unusual occurrences as they
Completes incident reports immediately as per policy in all
Reports action of others which have negative impact on patient
Promotes and delivers optimum satisfaction to all patients.
Attends and completes all mandatory in-services and attends
Works collaboratively with all members of the Senior Management and
Management Teams to resolve departmental and organizational
challenges expeditiously, economically, professionally and with
minimum disruption to the practice.
Orients and trains staff as observed by DON or designee.
Develops and maintains effective communications by promptly
notifying providers, DON and other involved clinical team members
of change in patient's condition, new orders, and other pertinent
information to patient's care information.
Ensures that No Show patient is called within 30 minutes after the
appointment is missed. Assists patient with re-scheduling the
appointment and documents accordingly.
Participates in morning huddles to coordinate all clinical
activities within the department and facility, as well as daily
staff assignments. Records information discussed in huddle and
presents it to PSM. a
Displays a respectful, caring attitude toward patients at all
Accepts constructive criticism as demonstrated by positive behavior
Adheres to Corporate Compliance policies.
Notifies the Director of Nursing and Chief Medical Officer on
matters relating to nursing practices.
Reports any patient or staff issues to DON, CMO and PSM.
Provides input to DON in reference to development of policies and
protocols for patient care.
Prepares and sends daily shift reports to the Practice Site Manager
Provides leadership in the development of standards of care for the
Department, patient/family education and staff education to address
the needs of specific populations.
Guides the professional growth of others through role modeling,
coaching and/or mentoring.
Provides leadership at a unit level for initiatives designed to
improve the quality of care or clinical outcomes for populations of
patients and growth of others.
Participates in ongoing quality initiatives.
Participates in OHI collaborative quality improvement activities
and develops Plan-Do-Study-Acts.
Reports to any OHI site(s) as scheduled by Scheduling
Is highly accountable for one's own productivity. In order to
maintain transparency, all projects must be represented clearly on
a project board in Monday.com. You are responsible for ensuring the
board is always updated and accurate and that information is
accessible to those that need it.
Other duties as assigned. Education and Experience: Graduate of
accredited Licensed Practical Nursing program
1-3 years nursing experience in medical center or community health
care settings. Licensure: Active State of New Jersey LPN license is
required. Certifications: Certified Basic Life Support is required.
Maintains CPR certification as evidenced by valid card. Other
Qualifications: Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred
Must have effective people skills.
Must be computer literate.
Flexible schedule to meet the needs of the organization and hours
Rotation of sites and weekend shifts may be required.
Reliable transportation to various sites as needed. The above
responsibilities represent those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. To
perform these essential job functions, an employee must be able to
meet certain physical and aptitude requirements as described below.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform their essential functions, as required
under the Americans With Disabilities Act ("ADA") or other
applicable state/local law. Physical/Aptitude/Environmental
Demands: While performing the duties of this job, an employee will
generally be required to sit (i) during at least 50 % of their work
shift; or (ii) at least 4 hours in a 8 hour shift; and will
generally be required to stand (i) during at least 50 % of their
work shift; or (ii) at least 4 hours in a 8 hour shift. The
employee will be required to walk or ambulate around the office.
The employee must have sufficient vision and use their arms,
fingers and/or hands to manipulate and use office equipment,
including but not limited to, telephones, computers, computer
keyboard, and cabinets/drawers. The employee must be able to
occasionally lift and carry approximately 10 pounds. The employee
will be occasionally or frequently required to stoop, bend, reach,
pull, push, kneel and/or crouch, e.g. to retrieve supplies, stock
cabinets, prepare an exam room, file records. The employee must be
able to communicate in a manner that is understood by patients and
other employees. An employee must be able to function and perform
their duties while under the inherent stresses of a busy office
setting with a high volume of patients. Ocean Health Initiatives is
firmly committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to
provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants.
Therefore, Ocean Health does not discriminate on the basis of
creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual
orientation, age, religion, marital or parental status, alienage,
disability, political affiliation or belief, military or military
discharge status. In accordance with New Jersey Executive order
(COVID-19 No.283) in conjunction with the Federal CDC guidelines,
COVID vaccinations are a requirement for Ocean Health Initiatives
as well as many other Healthcare Organizations. Proof of full
vaccination and the booster shot is required prior to the beginning
date of employment. If you have a medical or religious
contraindication, please inform Human Resources when the offer is
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