The Pediatric LPN will be responsible for the planning, implementation and the oversight of patient care and all clinical performing measures for the Medical Care Department for assigned health center locations. S/he will provide direct patient care based on nursing assessment to patients with certain medical conditions, following established standards, policies and procedures. In addition, s/he will coordinate and address all isssues related to infection control, patient access to and retention into care. This person will also be responsible for ensuring Joint Commission, ACHA and HRSA national agency initiatives are being met as well as the promotion of healthy living among the multicultural patient population and the provision of operational support to upper management.
- Serves as a member of the Patient Care Team by providing specific direct patient care, if requested, based upon nursing assessment to patients.
- Supports or initiates as required the development of protocols, policies and procedures necessary for improving patient care and safety.
- Able to perform selected acts based on various age (infants, children, adolescents, adults, geriatric) related concerns, including the administration of treatments and medications, under the direction of a licensed physician, licensed osteopathic physician, physician assistant, nurse practioner or registered nurse.
- Able to establish priorities, manage and assess provider and patient daily work flow and determine order of importance on a daily basis with minimal guidance required to ensure adequate flow of the triage process. Demonstrates knowledge of aseptic technique, infection control standards, medication administration, immunizations, management of equipment, patient safety, triage service delivery model/vital signs, telephone triage, and patient advocacy.
- Provides nursing triage for overflow, emergency, isolation, code medical and crisis intervention patients; if needed.
- Pediatric skills set and experience with Triage “mommy” calls and Florida Shots. Able to lift patients (pediatric) to scales, helping manage children for lab draws, perform pediatric vision and hearing screens and immunizations/vaccine administration.
- Responsible for tracking, viability and integrity of adult and VFC vaccine inventory, temperature reporting logs and proper disposal of outdated vaccines.
- Documents patient related activities/information in the patient’s electronic health record (i.e. Chart Updates/Tasks, etc.).
- Provides assistance and education to patients with drug therapy/dosing/pharmacy care issues. Provide teaching of medication side effects, how to take them at home and how to maintain up-to-date list of medicines. Provides patient education regarding medical device use (insulin pens, inhalers, nebulizers, glucometers, etc).
- Oversees inventory, cataloging and dispensing in conjuction with providers of the medical department sample medication drug inventory.
- Assists patients with ongoing service coordination and linkage with external resources.
- Responsible for monitoring, evaluating and reporting providers UDS clinical performance measures to agency management along with provisional plan for improvement if needed.
- Ensures clinical outcomes are captured and goals met as per funders guidelines; coordinating with providers as needed.
- Gathers patient information accurately and completely by utilizing appropriate templates in agency’s database. (i.e. EHR, Meaningful Use, Practice Analytics, Case Watch) to track and produce provider and medical department monthly clinical performance measures reports.
- Conducts selected weekly patient record/charts reviews for Medical Care Department Quality Clinical Performance Measures compliance.
- Coordinates “Wash Your Hands” campaign, Influenza Campaign”, annual Biohazard Training for healthcare personnel and other health safety campaigns and trainings as required by management.
- Participates in the Interdisciplinary Patient Care Planning Committee; providing interdisciplinary-based care, comprehensive preventive care emphasizing healthy living, illness prevention specific to patient population; and ongoing service coordination and linkage to resources for the patient population served.
- Participates in internal committees as required.
- Participates in meetings, audits, site visits and supports other communication efforts with external contacts as required.
- Maintains agency guidelines relating to safety, outreach and confidentiality.
- Ensures proper hand washing according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
- Understands and appropriately acts upon assigned role in Emergency Code System.
- Understands and performs assigned role in Agency Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP).
- Participates in requested and/or required agency development activities.
- Other duties as assigned.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license required, Registered Nurse (RN) preferred. Adult and Pediatric clinical skills set preferred. Bilingual (English-Fluent Spanish) is required. Bachelor’s Degree in nursing or healthcare related field preferred. At least two years of related work experience required. S/he must have knowledge in promoting wellness and the management of chronic diseases/conditions within the primary care setting. Trainings in HIV/AIDS 104, 500, 501 are recommended. BLS-Basic Life Saving for Healthcare Workers, Biomedical Waste, OSHA certifications are required. ACLS-Advance Cardiac Life Saving certification is preferred. Computer knowledge should include Microsoft programs, Electronic Medical Records software(s) and agency’s database/systems. Excellent organizational, communication, problem-solving and teamwork skills are required. Ability to work independently and handle stress appropriately. Ability to work cooperatively with medical, pharmacy and other supporting staff. Ability to work with multicultural and diverse population is required. The responsibility for internal and external contacts is frequent and important. Own transportation is required. Unrestricted drivers license. This work requires the following physical activities: constant talking in person, talking on the phone, hearing/visual acuity and exposure to blood borne pathogens and hazardous materials. Frequent, walking, sitting and bending. Occasional standing, driving and climbing may be required. Work is performed in office settings.
SALARY: $35,000-$45,000 Annually
LOCATION: 3510 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33137
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