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Licensed Practical Nurse (Lpn-Lvn) / Pain Mgmt

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Chenega Corporation Annapolis , MD 21401

Posted 3 months ago

AMERICAN HOSPITAL SERVICES GROUP, LLC

Company Job Title:

Licensed Practical Nurse / Pain Management

Chenega Job Title:

Licensed Practical Nurse I

SCA WD Labor Category:

Licensed Practical Nurse I

#12071

Clearance:

Background

Location:

Annapolis, MD

Reports To:

Program Manager

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt, Full Time, Regular

Prepared Date:
09-17-2018

Approved Date:
09-17-2018

Executive Order 13495, The Non Displacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts provide first right of refusal to incumbents on contracts. If the position is accepted by the incumbent on the job, other application/resume of non-incumbents will not be reviewed.

Summary:
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Pain Management shall provide personnel for services in support of the Naval Health Clinic Annapolis and associated Branch Clinics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position)

  • Provide care coordination using specific criteria and guidelines as mandated by DOD, BUMED, and TRICARE directives, coordinating with the local MHP clinic, utilization and Referral Management policies, and obtains additional clinical data as required.

  • Consult, coordinate, and collaborate with MHP team members, referral management team members, specialty care clinics, outside care professionals, agencies, organizations and other ancillary support systems to assist in the care coordination of MHP patients.

  • Identifies patients in need of care coordination within the MHP teams, through screening patients with a pattern of high risk, unstable and resource intensive utilization of Military Treatment Facility (MTF) or network services such as chronic pain patients.

  • Responsible for coordination of outpatient care services of patients belonging to the MHP clinic area of responsibility that are discharged from other facilities.

  • Follows-up with MHP team members regarding review of patient charts, medical records, and other documents utilized in the treatment and care of MHP patients in need of care coordination.

  • Participate in an on-site designated Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) tele-mentoring training program.

  • Participate in tele-mentoring, tele-medicine, and tele-consults.

  • Travel/Training. The HCWs may be required to travel to provide services or attend off-site training/meetings/symposia or Branch Health Clinic visits; regularly scheduled on-site training may also be required. The contractor shall be compensated for approved travel outside of the local commuting area, per Section C.11 of the basic contract. The government shall reimburse the contractor only for authorized travel/training expenses deemed reasonable in accordance with Section C of the basic contract. The government may require travel/training for HCWs as follows:

  • Attend the Annual Navy Pain Symposium/NCPMP meeting. The contractor shall be reimbursed for approved travel/training in accordance with Section B of the Task Order.

  • 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.

  • Instruct patients on how equipment is used such as oxygen, suction, cardiac monitor and pulse oximeter. Instruct patients and family on use of prescribed medications, contraindications of medications, and the necessity of proper follow-up care.

  • Provide emotional support to patients and families.

  • Ensure necessary supplies are available and equipment is in functioning order.

  • Provide an orderly, clean and safe environment for patients and staff.

  • Handle telephone information requests with courtesy, accuracy and respect for patient confidentiality. Receive information and distribute messages as necessary.

  • Ensure maintenance and re-supply of pharmaceuticals in the clinic.

  • Ensure upkeep and perform checks of emergency equipment i.e., oxygen, emergency cart, suction apparatus, etc. and maintain appropriate logs. Inform the Charge Nurse of any discrepancy on daily checks.

  • Perform additional duties within the scope of LPN practice including but not limited to, update of Standards of Nursing Care, and other collateral duties required for efficient, quality patient care.

  • Transport patients to and from other areas of the facility to include hospital clinics and ancillary departments, as ordered by the physician.

  • Assist the professional nurse and/or physician with individual, group, and family health instruction in relation to the patient's condition and his/her ability for self-care. Assist in the dissemination of appropriate literature dealing with subjects related to the particular health problems involved. Assist in providing physical and psychological support to patients, assist in the explanation of procedures and treatment, and promote cooperation among staff, patients and families.

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • NONE

Minimum Qualifications:
(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • Possess one year of clinical work experience as a full-time LPN/LVN within the preceding three 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).

  • Possess a 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.

  • Possess and maintain a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Be able clearly and effectively communicate with all patients and other healthcare providers.

Diversity:

  • Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.

Ethics:

  • Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

Minimum Qualifications:
(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • Possess one year of clinical work experience as a full-time LPN/LVN within the preceding three 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).

  • Possess a 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.

  • Possess and maintain a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

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Licensed Practical Nurse (Lpn-Lvn) / Pain Mgmt

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Chenega Corporation