Nurse Consult – LPN

Location: Wenatchee, WA
Facility: Wenatchee Valley Hospital
Department:
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift
Hours:

Job Description
Position Summary:
  • To facilitate and assist their respective Department and practitioners in providing service excellence and quality patient care by coordinating patient care activities in multiple settings utilizing a variety of nursing skills and functions. The LPN Consult supports and facilitates practitioner time and effectiveness, optimizes patient/family satisfaction, and contributes to improvement in cost/quality measures. The exact nature of which will be determined by the work environment and specific specialty area in which the Registered Nurse is working.
Essential Functions:
  • Essential Functions:
    • Provides leadership and daily direction and supervision to respective team’s paraprofessionals in the delivery of patient care. Maintains open lines of communication with each team member.
    • Supervises patient flow of the department and assists where necessary to facilitate maintenance of appropriate customer contacts.
    • Assists the practitioner with coordination of patient follow-up and additional information and education upon completion of the patient appointment.
    • Plans and anticipates the patient care needs for the day by performing reviews of patient appointments, practitioner and staff work schedules, medical chart records, and other documents as appropriate.
    • Facilitate and supervise patient information tracking in all aspects of care concerning the patient; before, during, and after each visit.
    • Assists and supervises daily checks and counts in the department.
    • Utilizing Standards of Nursing Practice, demonstrates appropriate implementation of the nursing process.
    • Participates in teaching/training of other health care delivery staff (i.e. orientation).
    • Serves as a resource and decision maker for other staff on team regarding patient care problems.
    • Serves as a liaison with other health care agencies or services to promote coordinated health care across the continuum.
    • Provides direct patient care as appropriate and required by specific patient populations served within the clinical area.
    • Triages and coordinates care for “urgent/emergent” patients.
    • Demonstrates necessary skills and knowledge to provide care for patients according to department specific competencies.
    • Demonstrates ability to handle emergency situations in a prompt, precise and professional manner.
    • Compassionately gives personal patient care to provide comfort and well being to the patient, acknowledging physiological and psychosocial needs.
    • Administers medications according to Nursing policy and procedure of WVMC and as ordered by a licensed practitioner.
    • Observes and documents patient’s response to pertinent medications.
    • Demonstrates ability and appropriate technical skills when administering treatments and procedures in accordance with practitioner’s orders, and Nursing policy and procedure. (Done in a timely manner).
    • Appropriately provides patient teaching related to health maintenance, prevention, safety, self care, and other interventions to achieve individualized patient directed goals.
    • Participates in scheduled care conferences and acts a resource in resolving client needs or problems.
    • Supports team practitioner(s) by serving as her/his liaison for patients, other health care workers, and the public.
    • Responsible for the coordination of complicated patient care issues including patient follow-up and appropriate referral to other resources.
    • Participates in departmental Quality Improvement and or Research projects as assigned
    • Maintains professional appearance and manner.
    • Role models excellent customer service standards
    • Demonstrates ongoing continuing education and staff development per WVMC guidelines.
    • Attends required meetings.
    • Complies with specific WVMC and departmental policies concerning safety and/or disaster plans.
    • Complies with specific WVMC policy and procedure concerning infection control and has a good working knowledge of Universal Precautions.
    • Communicates effectively with peers, health team members, management and practitioners.
    • Interacts effectively with patient’s families and/or significant others. Always greets patients in a courteous and respectful manner; responds to patients with empathy and positive interpersonal skills. Consistently handles all requests in a positive manner.
    • Adapts to changes in a positive, professional manner.
    • Cooperates well with staff, practitioners and other departments.
    • Maintains positive working relationships.
    • Supports problem solving approach to both department and patient needs.
    • Follows through on problems that may compromise patient care by using the appropriate chain of command.
    • Assists with the orientation of nursing personnel to the department.
    • Contributes to the educational experience of students assigned to the department.
    • Communicates appropriate information to the Supervisor, physicians and other health team members as appropriate, in a timely manner.
    • Demonstrates accurate and timely documentation neatly and legibly according to form guidelines.
    • Accurately transcribes physician orders according to Nursing policy and procedure.
  • Demonstrate Standards of Behavior and adhere to the Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance at all times.
Qualifications:
  • Required:
    • Licensed Practical Nurse graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
    • Current Washington State LPN license.
    • Completion of WVMC orientation program.
    • Must be currently certified in CPR, and re-certified annually.
    • Knowledge of professional nursing theory and practice, the nursing process in evaluating and providing patient care.
    • Ability to apply and modify the principles and methodology of nursing to provide service excellence and quality patient care.
    • Ability to relate effectively with coworkers, physicians and general staff as part of a team.
    • Ability to communicate well to patients, family members and the general public.
    • Capability of independent work ethic with minimal supervision.
    • Attention to detail and the ability to respond calmly and effectively in a stressful environment.
  • Desired:
    • Previous experience in an ambulatory care setting or for specialized experience important to the function of the respective department.
Additional Information

About Confluence Health: Confluence Health is an integrated, rural healthcare delivery system with two hospitals, multi-specialty care in 30+ service lines and primary care in 11 communities across north central Washington State. Our 270 physicians and 130 advanced practice clinicians serve an area of approximately 12,000 square miles and cover nearly every corner of this region through specialty outreach. Our Mission: We are dedicated to improving our patients' health by providing safe, high-quality care in a compassionate and cost effective manner. Our Setting and Lifestyle: We are located in the heart of Washington State and just 2.5 hours east of Seattle. Our region offers a diverse array of recreational opportunities in breathtaking landscapes, from alpine country to the high desert, orchards to vineyards, cross country skiing to fly fishing and everything in between. Cycling, mountain biking, rafting, hiking; it is all right here. The region also offers a family friendly environment with excellent schools and cultural and art activities for the entire family.

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