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LPN (OB/GYN Clinic)

Company: Altru Health System Clinic
Location: Grand Forks
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) performs and documents assessments appropriate to licensure. This position ensures health history and admission process is completed and that intervention or referrals are made. The LPN identifies discharge planning and education needs, provides patient care, and performs personal cares. The Licensed Practical Nurse communicates patient progress, and adjusts own workload. Essential Job Functions Assists the registered nurse or other licensed practitioner in the identification of patient needs, priorities of care and goals based on patient#s age, ethnic origin, economic status, lifestyle, creed or philosophical beliefs. Contributes to the evaluation of the plan of care by gathering, observing, recording, and communicating patient responses to nursing interventions. Modifies the plan of care in collaboration with licensed practitioner. Functions as a member of the multidisciplinary team, contributing to the implementation of an integrated patient-centered care plan. Assigns or delegates the responsibility for performance of nursing interventions to other persons for which that person has the necessary skills and competence to accomplish safely. Identifies the early warning signs of a change in a patient#s condition and reports appropriately. Implements nursing interventions and prescribed medical regimens in a timely and safe manner and documents nursing care provided accurately and timely. Collaborates and communicates relevant and timely patient information with patients/families and other multidisciplinary team members to ensure quality and continuity of care. Reports the patient#s self-report/symptoms of pain promptly according to standard operating procedure. Participates in the health education approved by a licensed practitioner. Assists in the discharge planning, appropriate education and counseling based on identified needs to optimize patient/family understanding. Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization. Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure. Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with: All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines. Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property. The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader. The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment. Driving Requirements Professional Drivers: Persons who drive as their main responsibility OR transport passengers or hazardous materials. Frequent Drivers: Persons whose main responsibility is not driving, but drive daily or almost daily. Occasional Drivers: Persons who drive from once per month to as frequently as once per week. Infrequent Drivers: Persons who are generally not expected to drive. Driving Category Occasional Driver # License, Certification # Registration Licensed Practical Nurse North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON) or Compact State Agreement Prior to Start Date HR Primary Sources Licensed Practical Nurse Minnesota Board of Nursing Within 6 Months of Start Date HR Primary Sources Basic Life Support (BLS) American Heart Association (AHA) Within 2 Months of Start Date Learning Management System Driver#s License with Acceptable Driving Record Drivers License - Current State Licensed Prior to Start Date HR Primary Sources # Physical Demands Frequency 8 Hour Shift 10 Hour Shift 12 Hour Shift Rarely (1-4%) 1-19 min 1-24 min 1-29 min Occasionally (5-33%) 19 min-2.6 hrs 24 min-3.3 hrs 29 min-3.9 hrs Frequently (34-66%) 2.6-5.3 hrs 3.3-6.6 hrs 3.9-7.9 hrs Continuously (67-100%) 5.3-8 hrs 6.6-10 hrs 7.9-12 hrs # Weight Demands Activity Frequency Sit Occasionally (5-33%) Stand Frequently (34-66%) Walk Frequently (34-66%) Stoop/Bend Frequently (34-66%) Reach Frequently (34-66%) Climb Not Applicable Crawl Not Applicable Squat/Crouch/Kneel Occasionally (5-33%) Twist Occasionally (5-33%) Handle/Finger/Feel Continuously (#67%) See Continuously (#67%) Hear Continuously (#67%) # Activity Amount Lift - Floor to Waist Level Medium (20-40 pounds) Carry Medium (20-40 pounds) Push/Pull Medium (20-40 pounds) Slide/Transfer Medium (20-40 pounds) # Working Conditions Condition Frequency Indoor Continuously (#67%) Outdoor Not Applicable Extreme Temperature Not Applicable # Employee Health Functional Assessment Hazardous Drug Exposure Fit Testing Required D Yes Yes
Job Summary
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) performs and documents assessments appropriate to licensure. This position ensures health history and admission process is completed and that intervention or referrals are made. The LPN identifies discharge planning and education needs, provides patient care, and performs personal cares. The Licensed Practical Nurse communicates patient progress, and adjusts own workload.
Essential Job Functions


  • Assists the registered nurse or other licensed practitioner in the identification of patient needs, priorities of care and goals based on patient's age, ethnic origin, economic status, lifestyle, creed or philosophical beliefs. Contributes to the evaluation of the plan of care by gathering, observing, recording, and communicating patient responses to nursing interventions. Modifies the plan of care in collaboration with licensed practitioner.
  • Functions as a member of the multidisciplinary team, contributing to the implementation of an integrated patient-centered care plan.
  • Assigns or delegates the responsibility for performance of nursing interventions to other persons for which that person has the necessary skills and competence to accomplish safely.
  • Identifies the early warning signs of a change in a patient's condition and reports appropriately. Implements nursing interventions and prescribed medical regimens in a timely and safe manner and documents nursing care provided accurately and timely.
  • Collaborates and communicates relevant and timely patient information with patients/families and other multidisciplinary team members to ensure quality and continuity of care.
  • Reports the patient's self-report/symptoms of pain promptly according to standard operating procedure.
  • Participates in the health education approved by a licensed practitioner.
  • Assists in the discharge planning, appropriate education and counseling based on identified needs to optimize patient/family understanding.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
  • Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure.
  • Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with:
  • All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property.
  • The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader.
  • The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment.

    Driving Requirements

    • Professional Drivers: Persons who drive as their main responsibility OR transport passengers or hazardous materials.
    • Frequent Drivers: Persons whose main responsibility is not driving, but drive daily or almost daily.
    • Occasional Drivers: Persons who drive from once per month to as frequently as once per week.
    • Infrequent Drivers: Persons who are generally not expected to drive.

      Driving Category
      Occasional Driver
      License, Certification & Registration
      Licensed Practical Nurse
      North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON) or Compact State Agreement
      Prior to Start Date
      HR Primary Sources
      Licensed Practical Nurse
      Minnesota Board of Nursing
      Within 6 Months of Start Date
      HR Primary Sources
      Basic Life Support (BLS)
      American Heart Association (AHA)
      Within 2 Months of Start Date
      Learning Management System
      Driver's License with Acceptable Driving Record
      Drivers License - Current State Licensed
      Prior to Start Date
      HR Primary Sources
      Physical Demands
      Frequency 8 Hour Shift 10 Hour Shift 12 Hour Shift Rarely (1-4%) 1-19 min 1-24 min 1-29 min Occasionally (5-33%) 19 min-2.6 hrs 24 min-3.3 hrs 29 min-3.9 hrs Frequently (34-66%) 2.6-5.3 hrs 3.3-6.6 hrs 3.9-7.9 hrs Continuously (67-100%) 5.3-8 hrs 6.6-10 hrs 7.9-12 hrs
      Weight Demands
      Activity
      Frequency
      Sit
      Occasionally (5-33%)
      Stand
      Frequently (34-66%)
      Walk
      Frequently (34-66%)
      Stoop/Bend
      Frequently (34-66%)
      Reach
      Frequently (34-66%)
      Climb
      Not Applicable
      Crawl
      Not Applicable
      Squat/Crouch/Kneel
      Occasionally (5-33%)
      Twist
      Occasionally (5-33%)
      Handle/Finger/Feel
      Continuously (> 67%)
      See
      Continuously (> 67%)
      Hear
      Continuously (> 67%)
      Activity
      Amount
      Lift - Floor to Waist Level
      Medium (20-40 pounds)
      Carry
      Medium (20-40 pounds)
      Push/Pull
      Medium (20-40 pounds)
      Slide/Transfer
      Medium (20-40 pounds)
      Working Conditions
      Condition
      Frequency
      Indoor
      Continuously (> 67%)
      Outdoor
      Not Applicable
      Extreme Temperature
      Not Applicable
      Employee Health
      Functional Assessment
      Hazardous Drug Exposure
      Fit Testing Required
      D
      Yes
      Yes

Keywords: Altru Health System Clinic, Grand Forks , LPN (OB/GYN Clinic), Healthcare , Grand Forks, North Dakota

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