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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Company: Sea Mar Community Health Centers
Location: Seattle
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services. We are recruiting for the following position:Sea Mar is a mandatory COVID-19 and flu vaccine organizationLicensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Posting #24064Hourly Rate: $29.81Position Summary:Sea Mar has opened -an inpatient geriatric psychiatric program in Seattle in the South Park area. We are seeking an -On-call -Licensed Practical Nurse. Preferred is someone with experience in working with the Mental Health/Behavioral -Health population including knowledge of treatment planning, care plan and Mental Health Progress Notes. Summary of job duties is -listed below.The LPN must demonstrate the clinical knowledge and skills required to provide quality patient/client care and services to all facility patients. The incumbent must be knowledgeable about Behavioral Health/Residential Treatment Facility Rules and Regulations to provide care appropriate to the age of clients. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the course of life, and apply this knowledge in the course of providing excellent care.The LPN is responsible for providing excellent nursing care to all patients as ordered by each patient's health care provider, whether primary or specialist and to ensure that all orders are being carried out as ordered. The LPN will work with the patient/client and other members of the interdisciplinary care team in the planning and delivery of nursing interventions, and client care and services. To accomplish these objectives, excellent critical thinking skills and teamwork are required.Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe LPN will:

  • Work closely with the Patient/Client, the Client's Provider and other members of the interdisciplinary team in coordinating care and services.
  • Provide direct care and services to Patients/Clients as per organizational protocol, i.e. - insulin monitoring and injections, etc.
  • Complete a monthly summary progress note in the Client's medical record after performing a head to toe assessment on the Client
  • Participate in the annual and/or change of condition reassessment of residents as per Nurse Manager's request.
  • Update the resident's service/care plan as needed and after a hospitalization, or a change of condition, to include special precaution such as behavioral plans, refusals of medication, crisis interventions and so forth.
  • Insure timely nursing and provider-ordered interventions
  • Initiate, maintain and discontinue alert charting for residents as per organizational protocol, developing and implementing interventions as appropriate to meet the resident needs.
  • Give/receive shift report to/from in-coming LN and to CNAs and Med Techs on shift
  • Supervise the on-floor work of CNAs and Med Techs to insure quality care and services to all Residents, at all times.
  • Consistently practice Universal precautions and sterile technique, as required.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of quarantine/isolation in cases of infectious disease, with clear knowledge of routes of infection and barriers appropriate to each one.
  • Follow organizational protocol in handling emergency situations.
  • Demonstrate competency with administering injections, passing medications and doing treatments, both with the physical action and with the time management aspect of medication administration.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the rationale for checking fasting blood sugars, administering insulin injections and performing food choice counseling for diabetic patients, as well as a competency with acts of the same.
  • Institute emergency nursing interventions as necessary; contact provider, family, others as per protocol.
  • Ensure that medication administration is documented according to protocol.
  • Ensure medication storage, maintenance, dispensation and waste logs are maintained in accordance with Cannon House's policies and procedures.
  • Ensure quality controls are performed and documented as required.
  • Respond to resident/employee complaints, phone calls and emails in a timely manner and inform DNS and WC as needed. .
  • LPN is responsible to notify Nurse Manager, Administrator and family member if there is evidence of abuse, neglect, suicidal attempt, or other significant changes in resident's condition.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, proficiency and compliance with regulatory requirements, including, but not limited to; HIPPA, RTF and BH regulations, Department of Health regulations, and contractual obligations.
  • Be open to changes in her/his schedule, if needed to cover the facility's staffing needs, and perform other duties as assignedQualificationsTo achieve success as a Behavioral Health LPN, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory and always strive to exceed basic requirements.
    • The person in this position must possess the understanding, physical health, emotional stability and personality suited to meeting the health, mental and emotional health, socio/economic and ability needs of the Resident population the Geriatric Facility serves.
    • The LPN must possess an interest and ability to work with Resident groups from across the life span.
    • A basic understanding of managed health care and the mechanics of DSHS is very useful.
    • A desire to learn about health promotion and disease prevention and treatment options is highly desirable.Language Skills
      • LPN must have the ability to read and write in English with excellent charting and documentation skills;
      • He/she must possess good communication skills suitable to communicate with a wide range of people in many situations, and be able to interact sensitively and appropriately with people of diverse backgrounds.
      • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred not required. -Education and/or Experience:
        • The Geriatric Facility LPN must be licensed to practice as an LPN in the state of Washington, and has successfully completed the state mandated HIV education.
        • LPN must obtain continuing education credits to meet licensure requirements.
        • LPN must be licensed in the State of Washington to practice as a licensed practical nurse. Mental Health experience is preferred.
        • He/she must have experience working with a range of patient age groups and health concerns.
        • This position must obtain Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR within 90 days of hire date and is required to maintain current BLS CPR throughout employment.How to Apply:To apply for this position complete the online application and click SUBMIT or APPLY NOW. If you have any questions regarding the position, email Steve Sterling, Administrator at -Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity EmployerPosted on 10/20/2020External candidates considered after 10/23/2020This position is represented by Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Seattle , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Healthcare , Seattle, Washington

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