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LPN

  • Location: New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Start Date: 2021-09-13
  • Job Ref: 21-17116
LPN

SUMMARY: The Licensed Practical Nurse, in collaboration with physicians, nursing staff, and other members of the healthcare team, oversees, coordinates, and provides focused, episodic care to Rutgers Health patients. This care encompasses health promotion, health maintenance, or management of health-related problems that is delivered in face-to-face or telephone encounters

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. (List Essential Duty Responsibility Statements.)
1. Explains procedures and treatments to patient to gain cooperation, understanding and allay apprehension.
2. Be able to assist with patients who are medically complex and/or have sensitive medical or social issues.
3. Reviews plan of care, meds/tests with physicians as needed.
4. Contacts pharmacy for prescription renewals for patients.
5. Sets up/downloads 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitors.
6. Documents all patient correspondence and correspondence with other pertinent health care providers.
7. Administers prescribed medications, teaches patients how to administer injectable medication within the New Jersey Board of Nursing scope of practice.
8. Assist in the treatment and examination of patient.
9. Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of patient.
10. Observes patient, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies supervisor or Physician of patient's condition and reactions to drugs, treatment and significant incidents.
11. Responds to life saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures and protocol.
12. Documents all nursing history and assessment for patients in their charts.
13. Answers all clinical phone calls, obtains history and with the physician develops/administers therapeutic plan.
14. Fills out school forms, DCP&P forms, Social Security Forms, writes letters, reviews orders from home care/nursing agencies with physician.
15. Helps obtain precertification/authorization with insurance company prescribed medications or procedures.
16. Maintains proficiency in electronic medical records for documentation.
17. Schedules procedures and Radiology exams.
18. Participates in department or unit quality improvement activities.
19. Coordinates/participates in research studies.
20. Understands and adheres to Rutgers compliance standards as they appear in Rutgers Corporate Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.
21. Performs other related duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a license to practice as an LPN in the state of New Jersey. Must have at least 2 years of experience. The ability to function in a team environment is required. Basic word processing and computer skills are required.
Credential Required: Valid Registration as a Licensed Practice Nurse in the State of New Jersey.
Primary Source Verification: NJ Division of Consumer Affairs, Board of Nursing and the University approved verification service.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Position requires standing to 2/3 of the time, walking to 2/3 of the time, requires sitting to 2/3 of the time, use of the hands to finger, handle or feel to 2/3 of the time, reach with hands and arms over 1/3 of the time, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl under 1/3 of the time, talk or hear over 2/3 of the time. Position requires lifting 1/3 of the time up to 10 pounds, and under 1/3 of the time up to 25 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Moderate noise environment with some exposure (less than 1/3 of the time) to blood borne pathogens requiring the use of personal protective equipment; some potential exposure (less than 1/3 of the time) to hazardous waste.