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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN/LVN) (LPN/LVN #)

Location: Anchorage
Posted on: February 10, 2019

Job Description:

Family Practice/Primary Care opening in Anchorage, Alaska.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN/LVN) job 30 minutes southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska.
The job is a civilian position within the extensive military medical system. Civilian and military personnel work together in hospitals and clinics providing a full range of services to the active duty military service members, military retirees, and their families.
Our employees are our best assets! Come join our team of healthcare professionals where you are valued.

  • Monday-Friday days
  • Full-time hours
  • PTO - fantastic accrual rate
  • Paid holidays
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Benefit Package (health, dental, and vision plans) Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN/LVN) Job Overview:
    • Provides comprehensive professional nursing care for TRICARE Prime enrolled beneficiaries, as well as TRICARE for Life and space available beneficiaries ranging from newborn to geriatric age presenting with routine and complex, interdependent acute and chronic conditions.
    • Performs and/or refers to case management, utilization management, disease management, and care coordination functions, as appropriate.
    • Serves as a part of the Primary Care Manager (PCM) team within the Air Force Medical Home (AFMH) model of health care delivery. Will provide nursing assistance in the full spectrum management of professional and patient care activities within their scope of practice.
    • Assesses and identifies individual patient care needs. Applies evidence-based practice (EBP) and nursing processes in making appropriate clinical decisions for pediatric, adolescent, adult, obstetric, and geriatric patients.
    • Synthesizes data from a variety of sources and make appropriate clinical decisions.
    • Coordinates patient care through a continuum and facilitates the achievement of optimal outcomes in relation to clinical care, quality and cost effectiveness.
    • Effectively communicates and collaborates both orally and in writing with a diverse group of individuals (peers, healthcare team, staff, patients, families and caregivers), for the purpose of informing the healthcare team and partnering with patients and families on the plan of care, treatment(s), education and/or outcomes.
    • Ensures compliance with professional standards of care and practice (i.e., American Nurses Association (ANA), American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN), The Joint Commission (TJC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), etc.). Adheres to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines, the Department of Defense (DoD) Health Information Privacy Program and DoD/Defense Health Agency (DHA)/Air Force/Military Treatment Facility (MTF) policies, procedures, and guidelines. Provides care within ethical and legal boundaries.
    • Accountable for making patient care assignments based on the scope of practice and skill level of all assigned personnel.
    • Assesses, screens, and/or triages patients via telephone or in-person as directed by the PCM, per approved MTF protocols and/or CSSPs. Requires expert, skillful, rapid assessment and triage for patient problem(s) and needs both in clinic and over the telephone.
    • Effectively communicates when screening or triaging patients via telephone, secure messaging and/or face-to-face encounters IAW the ANA's nursing process: assessment, nursing diagnosis, identification of expected outcomes/goals, implementation, and evaluation.
    • Documents appropriate disposition/management of the patient to include optimal time and location to report to the emergency department (ED), urgent care clinic, follow-up with PCM or PCM team, or homecare and follow-up care as required.
    • Executes medical orders, requests diagnostic tests and places appropriate referrals as directed by the provider. Obtains both internal and external diagnostic tests and consultation results, notifying the ordering provider of any abnormal results, and arranging follow-up care as directed by the provider.
    • Administers oral, topical, optic, ophthalmic, rectal, vaginal, IM, SQ and IV medications after validation of provider order. Must demonstrate proficiency in medication administration prior to giving medications at the MTF. Demonstrates knowledge of how pain contracts are initiated and their role in pain management processes within the MTF. Ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms after medication administration and emergently respond per MTF's protocol.
    • Performs nursing procedures within credentials and scope of practice. Procedures may include, but are not limited to, catheterizations, visual acuity tests, EKGs, irrigation of eyes and ears, splinting, phlebotomy, nebulizer treatments, PFTs, and skills in setting up, operating and monitoring specialized medical equipment for procedures.
    • Assists in stabilizing patients in a clinical emergency, ensuring appropriate care/transfer to a higher level facility is accomplished as clinically indicated.
    • Assists providers with patient examinations, therapeutic measures and procedures. Works closely with and refers patients to the Behavioral Health Optimization Program (BHOP) as appropriate.
    • Ensures proper documentation and coding of nursing notes, procedures, and treatments.
    • Identifies and reports cases which have public health significance per MTF policy.
    • Ensures all equipment is properly cleaned and stored at the end of each work shift, preventive maintenance and routine cleaning are performed as directed per manufacturer's recommendations and medications/supplies are replenished.
    • Encourages team building and enhances work knowledge by cross-training/augmenting other units as appropriate. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN/LVN) Job Qualifications:
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) by AHA
      • Graduated from a nationally accredited nursing program
      • LPN/LVN Licensure: current, active. Any U.S. state/jurisdiction.
      • Experience p erforming hands-on patient care in the outpatient clinical setting for at least 12 months within the past 24 months. (not LTC, rehab, home health)
        • Experience performing care and treatment of patients; operating and maintaining therapeutic equipment; properly administering oral and parenteral medications; conducting paraprofessional portions of physical examinations; or assisting in medical treatment of patients in accordance with established procedures and protocols, within the LPN scope of practice. Position contingent on contract award with an anticipated late Spring start date. Incumbents HIGHLY encourage to contact us! Come join our team of healthcare professionals!

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