LPN

Healthpartners White Bear Lake , MN 55110

Posted 3 months ago

We have an exciting opportunity for an LPN to support our White Bear Lake Clinic! This role is working with a busy Family Practice/Pediatric MD. Service excellence is to be centered on patient care and patient relationships and is the responsibility of all employees. Teamwork is the norm and all employees will be held accountable to work as effective team members. Effectively provide a quality level of service to both internal and external customers. Carry out nursing tasks and medical orders as delegated by physicians and registered nurses to support patient care.

Join our growing organization on our exciting mission to improve health and wellbeing! At HealthPartners, you will find a culture of excellence, compassion, integrity and most importantly, partnership. By working together in the spirit of partnership, we will improve health and wellbeing, create exceptional experiences for those we serve and make care and coverage more affordable. Picture yourself at HealthPartners and imagine the future successes we could achieve together!

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Nursing Process:

Definition: a licensed practical nurse uses the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) under the supervision of an RN or physician in order to provide continuing healthcare to individuals, families and the community.

  • Identify common and recurring nursing needs of the patient.

  • Recognize the need for and perform routine office procedures and testing in the ambulatory care setting.

  • Assist patients to achieve basic health care goals.

  • Identify patient education needs, provide instruction and refer appropriately.

  • Document observations, actions and patient outcomes.

Performance is up to standard when:

  • Nursing Care:

  • Provide safe, accurate and clinically competent direct care to patients and families.

  • Recognize patient's abnormalities or urgent problems and seek appropriate assistance.

  • Obtain health history information. Obtain accurate vital signs, recognize and report variances.

  • Implement established Group Health Policies and Procedures.

  • Patient Instruction:

  • Teach techniques or provide information according to established program.

  • Documentation:

  • Accurately and appropriately document procedures and treatment in each patient's record.

  • Information Processing:

  • Appropriately communicate information to other members of the health care team. Provide the patient and family with current and accurate information regarding the procedure and care.

  • Perform telephone screening under direction of RN or MD.

Technical and Ethical Competency:

Definition: This includes knowledge, self-direction, accountability and ability to function within Group Health policies, philosophies and procedures.

Performance is up to standard when:

  • Patient Advocacy:

  • Assure patients' rights to privacy, safety and confidentiality.

  • Continuing Education:

  • Maintain current practice by obtaining continuing education in relevant practice areas.

  • Maintain CPR certification.

  • Utilization of Resources:

  • Use time and materials efficiently

  • Goal Determination/Achievement:

  • Participate in goal setting and attainment for self, care unit and/or department.

Leadership:

Definition: Leadership is a process through which an LPN affects the action of others through conduct and practice.

Performance is up to standard when:

  • Role Modeling:

  • Serve as a catalyst in improving standards of LPN practice.

  • Serve as a role model for technical conduct and practice.

  • Provide support to professional and technical staff.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the mission, goals and values of Group Health, Inc.

  • Decision-Making/Problem-Solving:

  • Solve problems appropriately seeking assistance from members of the healthcare team.

  • Communication Skills:

  • Effect positive response from patients and other members of the healthcare team through interpersonal skills.

Organizational Behaviors:

Definition: Organizational behavior is the building and maintaining of solid interdependent relationships within the care unit and throughout Group Health, Inc.

Performance is up to standard when:

  • Participation:

  • Show interest in and keeps informed of department and organizational changes within the GHI system.

  • Provide honest and constructive input during policy formation. Accept and support final decision.

  • Teamwork:

  • Identify and work to resolve problems with other departments and individuals in a constructive manner.

  • Focus on solving the problem -- not blaming.

  • Effectively share job knowledge with new employees.

  • Place team goals above own interests.

  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

REQUIRED:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

  • Current LPN licensure in Minnesota

  • Current BLS certification for health professionals through the American Heart Association or Red Cross required and maintained. On-line BLS certification is not acceptable

  • Demonstration of written and oral communication skills required.

PREFERRED:

  • One-year full-time employment as a LPN preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time. Must possess speech, hearing and sight skills to perform the functions of the position. Manual dexterity required. Must be able to speak, read and write English proficiently. Proficiency in other languages may be required. Some positions may have lifting requirements.

HealthPartners is recognized nationally for providing outstanding care and experience for patients and members. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package. For more information and to apply go to www.healthpartners.com/careers and search for job ID #54729.


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