Careers

Lead Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

November 27, 2019

Position Overview:

The Lead Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) functions under the supervision of the Clinical Manager. The Lead LPN is responsible for the direct supervision of Licensed Practical Nursing and Medical Assistant staff in providing nursing patient care services and clinical support. The Lead LPN, as part of the care-giving team, is expected to maintain a high degree of professional competence, the highest possible ethical standards, and patient confidentiality. This work is carried out in support of the mission and goals of Ryan Health.

Essential Functions:

Serves as a role model for Licensed Practical Nursing

and Medical Assistant staff by ensuring consistent nursing practices and

continuity of medical/nursing care.

Serves as a bridge between providers and nursing staff

by monitoring patient appointment flow to ensure timely patient-centered

nursing/medical treatments.

Obtains/monitors vital signs performed by LPN/MA staff

(e.g. height, weight, temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure)

as appropriate for the type of visit and obtain initial information about

reason for visit.

Performs/monitors clinical tests as ordered by a

medical provider or standing orders (e.g. dipstick urinalysis, peak flow

measurement, finger stick for glucose/hemoglobin, urine pregnancy test,

finger stick for rapid HIV testing, Mantoux skin test interpretation,

rapid strep test, fecal occult blood test, visual acuity, pulse oximetry,

EKG, nebulizer treatment and phlebotomy according to established CLCHC

protocols; process specimens of urine, stool, blood, sputum, tissue, and

smears for culture and other tests as per laboratory guidelines).

Provides results to patients of all CLIA-waived tests.

Trains LPNs and MAs in accurate performance of vital

signs, tests, procedures, and the like, and monitors their ability to

consistently perform them as required.

Engages

in pre- visit planning and assure that all LPNs/MAs are consistently

engaged in pre-visit planning.

Assures

that they and all LPNs/MAs, on every patient, are measuring and charting

the quality indicators specified by the organization (e.g. BMI, tobacco

use and cessation, vaccines, etc.)

Assists/monitors LPN/MA staff preparation and

documentation of patient and materials for various procedures/treatments

(e.g. pap smears, biopsies, STD screening, colposcopy, I.&D, etc.)

including consents and patient educational material.

Performs/monitors LPN staff documentation of patient

education on health maintenance, preventive health, and medication

adherence.

Works collaboratively with site leaders and staff to

optimize patient flow and nursing/practitioner workloads during daily

operations to ensure efficiency, patient satisfaction and quality of care.

Administers prescribed medications and treatments

Performs/monitors LPN/MA staff reporting,

documentation, and follow up on patient laboratory/diagnostic tests results

as instructed by medical providers according while maintaining patient

confidentiality policy.

Maintains medication inventory and orders medical

equipment/supplies under the direction of the Nurse Manager as

needed.

Participates/monitors Quality Improvement activities as

directed by Director/or the Nurse Manager (e.g. quality control measures,

outreach/recall efforts, peer chart review, patient satisfaction surveys,

etc.) to ensure the provision of quality nursing services to William F.

Ryan Community Health Community Health Network population.

Promotes nursing professional development and clinical

excellence through supervision, mentoring, training and orientation of

LPN/MA nursing staff.

Ensures the stocking and maintenance of medical

supplies/equipment are completed in preparation for patient medical care

visits.

Care coordination, such as assisting with refill

requests, prior authorizations, form completion, appointment scheduling

and internal and external referrals as needed.

Identifies/reports/reassigns nursing staffing needs to

the Nurse Manager to meet the clinical needs of patients.

Provides on-going feedback regarding nursing staff

performance and time/attendance issues to the Nurse Manager.

Practices accepted infection control measures in

accordance with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standards and Center

policies and procedures.

Executes corrective action plans under the direction of

the Nurse Manager.

Performs other duties as assigned by the Nurse Manager

to maintain a high level of patient-centered care.

Attends all meeting and/or

training sessions as required.

Immediately reports any problems

or unusual occurrences to supervisor.

Other special projects/assignments as

needed.

Requirements


Minimum Experience and Skills Required:

  • Three years of LPN experience.

  • Two plus years of experience in an out-patient clinical setting.

  • Proficiency in working with pediatric population.

  • Demonstrated track record of organization, focus, and ability to work in a fast-paced clinic.

  • Working experience with electronic medical records software.

  • Computer literacy in a Microsoft environment: MS Outlook, Word and Excel.

Education, Licenses and/or Certifications Required:

High school diploma.

Completion of an accredited LPN program.

New York State LPN license.

Current CPR certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

Two years of supervisory experience.

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English).

    Competencies Required:

Customer Service:

Professional,

courteous and respectful attitude in dealing with patients.

Demonstrates

the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age

of the patient served (if applicable).

Commits

to exceeding expectations of the patient

Cooperation/Teamwork

Works

well with others.

Contributes

input to improve outcomes.

Asks

others for opinions and feedback; provides feedback in a tactful

respectful way;

Minimal Training Time:

180-day introductory period.

Workking Conditions:

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 frequently required to sit, talk and hear.

This position requires moderate physical effort, involving transporting medical equipment, assisting in ambulatory procedures, and lifting patients. This position requires standing 75% of the time. Sight and hearing are essential.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work is primarily in a mental health clinic and/or general primary care setting which includes the unpredictability in behaviors of individuals and acute and chronic infectious diseases which may be contagious. Adequate preparation and precaution is necessary.

Environmental conditions include exposure to airborne infection associated with health care settings; exposure to blood borne pathogens and biologicals; possible exposure to laboratory chemicals and diagnostic radiology materials.

Disclaimer:

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This position may be required to perform other duties. If such work becomes a permanent and regular part of the job, a new description will be prepared.



Equal Opportunity Employer

Ryan Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

How To Apply

careers@ryancenter.org