LPN Lead (Primary Care) Beaverton, OR
Participates with the Health Care Team in delivering quality and customer focused care to patients in a manner which reflects Kaiser Permanente's organizational and nursing mission, vision and values. Provides nursing and administrative support to clinicians and other health care team members to offer a variety of health care services to patients. Clinical duties involve both direct (in person) and indirect (via phone or on-line) patient care activities requiring both simple to complex nursing knowledge and skills. As appropriate to the LPN's scope of practice, the LPN is expected to have competent focused/limited nursing assessment and triage skills on routine or self-limiting health conditions, critical thinking, communication, problem-solving and decision-making skills in order to meet patient needs and contribute to a positive care experience and work environment. Performs clinical tasks and procedures under the direction of a clinician, within the scope of the LPN's professional training and individual competency. Works under the clinical supervision of the clinician or registered nurse and under the general direction of the designated supervisor. Under the indirect supervision of the department director or supervisor, guides employees to maintain a smoothly running work team and observe all department policies and procedures. Does not participate in investigation nor in administering discipline.
- Functions in primary job classification depending on work volume and demands of lead duties
- Provide direction to employees to maintain consistent, efficient workflow in the department.
- Ensure employees maintain appropriate work schedules.
- Adjust schedules as necessary.
- Take appropriate action concerning employee's problems in absence of department director/supervisor.
- Contact department director/supervisors as necessary.
- Discuss routine day to day problems with employees.
- Member concerns: Contact members, gather data for members and employees and attempt to resolve, if not, refer to supervisor.
- Participates in the hiring process
- Educate employees on policies and procedures.
- Order and Receive supplies from vendors as directed.
- Trains and/or monitor training of new employees.
- Provide input into performance evaluations.
- Meet regularly with department director/supervisor to discuss department work unit operations. Attend department meetings as requested.
- May conduct regular staff meetings.
- Participate in the monitoring of work processes and workflow
- Adjust/create provider schedules to accommodate urgent patient/providers needs.
- Report incidents, respond to calls and refer to proper person and complete report.
- Clinical Tasks: These job tasks provide patient care and are to be performed competently, consistently, accurately and according to established regional/departmental clinical protocols, policies and procedures and standards.
- Prepares and organizes patient's office visit for known reason/procedure by ensuring that all appropriate tests, clinical information and order entries are ready for clinician review prior to appointment time.
- Performs focused/limited nursing assessment and triage on routine or self-limiting medical conditions as directed by RN/clinician.
- Recognizes when to defer to and/or assist with comprehensive assessment for complex medical conditions by RN/clinician.
- This job description is not all encompassing.
- One (1) year of LPN experience in an acute or ambulatory care setting within last five (5) years or is a current KPNW SEIU employee and a graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing with no previous LPN experience.
- High school diploma/GED.
- Graduate of Accredited School of Nursing.
License, Certification, Registration
- Current LPN license in Oregon and Washington. Requires Oregon or Washington state license at time of hire. Licenses in both states are required within six (6) months of hire.
- AHA Health Care Provider level CPR certification.
- Demonstrated clinical nursing skills.
- Demonstrated interpersonal and customer service skills (Assessment required for external candidates).
- Demonstrated communication (written and oral) skills.
- Demonstrated literacy in using computers and keyboarding.
- Skills in problem-solving, setting priorities and using good judgment for decisions.
- Ability to work independently and efficiently under pressure.
- Two plus (2+) years of nursing experience in assigned department's clinical area (e.g. Pediatrics, FP/IM, OB/Gyn, Surgery, Allergy, Dermatology, Urology, etc.) within an ambulatory care setting preferred.
- IV therapy experience or recent certification preferred.
- Familiarity in documenting in an electronic medical record system preferred.
- Current working knowledge and clinical skills in providing routine care, education and advice in assigned department's clinical area OR successful completion of appropriate competencies for assigned primary/specialty care department preferred.
Primary Location: Oregon,Beaverton,Walker Road Dental/Medical Offices 12450 SW Walker
Scheduled Hours (1-40): 24
Working Days: M-F
Job Type: Standard
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Group: SEIU - Local 49
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Job: Nursing Licensed
Public Department Name: Primary Care
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.
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