ChristianaCare is currently seeking a full-time Licensed Practical Nurse for our Kirkwood office location. This practice is home to 2 providers (one MD and one NP), 1 Registered Nurse, 6 Medical Assistants, and 1 Office Assistant. The LPN should be bilingual (Spanish/English speaking) as 95% of our patient population is Spanish speaking.
Monday through Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assigns patients to exam rooms and prepares them for examination.
Administers patient care in a knowledgeable, skillful, consistent, and continuous manner.
Performs assigned nursing procedures for comfort and well being of patients.
Assists physician with procedures.
Performs various lab tests; reads and records results.
Uses special diagnostic and screening equipment.
Manages patient medication administration safely and effectively.
Assists with quality control of lab by checking equipment, documenting results, maintaining records of lab results, and work schedules.
Assists with maintaining inventory of supplies and keeping exam rooms stocked.
Documents in a timely, accurate, and concise manner reflecting proper use of terminology.
Functions with an awareness and application of safety policies and in compliance with Infection Control policies.
Performs effectively in emergency situation following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events.
Maintains a sound knowledge base of nursing care for specific patient population.
Demonstrates personal responsibility and accountability for own professional practice at all times.
Demonstrates awareness of legal issues and patient rights in all aspects of patient care and strives to manage situations in a reduced risk manner.
Actively participates in the development of department, and Nursing goals. Maintains required credentials of CPR and mandatory inservice education.
Demonstrates effective communication methods and skills, using lines of authority appropriately.
Formulates and maintains effective working relationships with all healthcare team members.
Maintains an attitude of helpfulness, courtesy, and cooperation towards patients, families, physicians, and other departmental/hospital personnel.
Performs waived and moderately complex lab tests to include use and maintenance of lab supplies and instruments and participation in the office quality control program.
Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients , including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and to provide the care needed.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Performs other related duties as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing.
Appropriate clinical experience.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.