Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Aids Healthcare Foundation
  • Jacksonville, FL , United States
  • Jan 05, 2018
Part time LPN-LVN

Job Description

AMAZING INDIVIDUALS WORKING FOR POSITIVE PEOPLE at AIDS Healthcare Foundation!

Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you? Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees?

If so, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the place for you!

Founded in 1987, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the largest specialized provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the nation. Our mission is to provide cutting edge medicine and advocacy, regardless of ability to pay. Through our healthcare centers, pharmacies, health plan, research and other activities, AHF provides access to the latest HIV treatments for all who need them.

AHF’s core values are:

• Patient-Centered
• Value Employees
• Respect for Diversity
• Nimble
• Fight for What’s Right
 
STILL INTERESTED? Please continue!
AHF is currently seeking a Part Time LPN in our Jacksonville clinic. The hours are Monday-Friday 8 am to 2 pm.   We offer a competitive salary and a great work environment.

 
Responsibilities:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Includes the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

 

  • Documents patient's weight, temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure at patient healthcare visit as ordered or per protocol.
  • Collects other pertinent patient information as defined by Department of Medicine—eg:, Depression Screening ; Tuberculosis screening; presenting chief complaint
  • Collects samples such as urine, blood, and stool specimens in the Healthcare Centers as ordered and instructs patients in home collection of urine, stool and sputum specimens, when appropriate.
  • Performs phlebotomy as ordered and prepares specimens for transport to laboratory.
  • Performs patient procedures as ordered including ear lavages; EKGs; dressing changes; injections and documents appropriate information in patient’s EMR.
  • Documents services performed for compliance and reporting purposes.
  • Reviews physician orders, lab requests or follow-up needs with patient.
  • Collaborates with other nursing personnel and participates as a team member.  May receive laboratory results over the telephone and transmit them to the Nurse Manager and the patient's medical provider in a timely manner.
  • Administers Purified Protein Derivative (PPD), as ordered.  Documents in patient’s EMR and completes associated County required documents and scans and sends to County.
  • Administers controlled medication and documents appropriately in EMR.
  • Reports changes in patient's physical status to the Nurse Manager or medical provider.
  • Assists physician with examinations and procedures as assigned.
  • Documents observations as requested by an MD, PA , NP and/or Nurse Manager in the patient's medical record.
  • Receives and processes medication refill requests; verifies medication requests with healthcare provider and obtains appropriate documentation.
  • Ensures maintenance of patient confidentiality.
  • Maintains supplies and cleanliness of examination rooms.
  • Maintains logs as directed by the Nurse Manager.
  • Maintains standard precautions for infection control.
  • Able to travel to other HealthCare Centers as needed for cross-covering staffing requirements.

 

Participation in AHF Meetings/Committees

Attends AHF meetings as assigned.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

 
Qualifications:

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED);  graduate of an accredited licensed vocational nurse program.  Minimum of two years related experience and/or training.

 

Computer/Software Skills & Abilities

Proficiency in word processing and basic data base programs.

Proficiency in Logician/EMR (training and continuing education will be provided in house).

 

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

 

 

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent to draw and interpret bar graphs.

 

 

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

Other Skills & Abilities/Qualifications

  • Communicates in a tactful and professional manner.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) highly desirable.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with individuals affected by HIV/AIDS.
  • Ability to work to travel to multiple healthcare centers for cross-covering staffing requirements preferred.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

  • Valid Florida LPN License, without restrictions.
  • Valid C.P.R. certification.
  • Certificate in phlebotomy and intravenous (IV) therapy; certification must be presented upon hire or prior to the completion of the initial 90-day introductory period.
  • Current Driver’s license and proof of liability insurance.