The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) assists in the delivery of patient care under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse. Contributes to assessment, assists in development of plan of care, implements aspects of care as directed, maintains client safety, participates in evaluating care and delegates care to qualified others. Provides individualized nursing care to patients in accordance with established guidelines, nursing care standards, scope of practice and within SCCA policies and procedures.
Demonstrates phlebotomy and venous access skills:
- Demonstrates proficiency blood draws from Central Venous Catheters.
- Demonstrates proficiency in blood draws from PICC catheters.
- Demonstrates proficiency in blood draws from access Port-a-caths.
- Demonstrates proficiency in phlebotomy from peripheral veinsPerforms coordinated nursing assessment of tunneled, non-tunneled catheters and PICC catheters. Documents catheter access, blood removal, flush and patent status in EMR.
- Places peripheral IV's and initiates and monitors IV fluids and IV medications in accordance with LPN scope of practice and SCCA policy.
- Administers medications, injections and vaccines as ordered by a licensed provider and within LPN scope of practice and SCCA policy.
- Obtains and records patient data prior to MD/ARNP visit or infusion visit including but not limited to VS, height, weight, allergies, pain, fall risk and medications
- Responds to and refers incoming telephone calls as appropriate.
- Performs limited assessment and triage and records and reports patient condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to RN and/or MD/ARNP.
- Provide teaching and education to patients according to the policies of the clinic and provides a communication link between the patients and their physician/care team
- Answers patient questions appropriately and demonstrates behavior that maintains and respects patients' rights and privacy.
- Current Licensure in the State of Washington as a Licensed Practical Nurse
- Current BCLS certification
- Ability to work in a fast paced environment, demonstrating flexibility, time management and strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Basic computer skills related to documentation of nursing activity and retrieval of patient information
- Past experience with IV and/or port access
- Previous LPN experience preferred
- Ability to perform phlebotomy via venipuncture and through central venous catheters, including port-a-cath and PICC
- IV certification (can be obtained within the organization)
- One year or greater of oncology experience and/or experience in an ambulatory setting
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