Licensed Practical Nurse

Updated: August 13, 2019
Job ID: 215142
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse to support the Department of Family Medicine within the School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD. Responsibilities include providing routine quality nursing services for an outpatient primary care clinic that provides full scope care for all ages. 

Responsibilities:

  1. Provides routine nursing services according to patient needs as directed by staff nurse and/or physician and in accordance with established protocols.
  2. Provides a safe environment for patients, visitors, and employees through identifying, correcting, and reporting health and safety hazards.
  3. In accordance with protocol, interviews the patients to collect data on health history and lifestyle practices
  4. Educates patients on their disease process.
  5. Maintains a therapeutic environment and notifies the appropriate staff nurse and physicians of changes in assessment when appropriate.
  6. Administers appropriate pharmaceuticals and treatments to patients, as necessary.
  7. Obtains body fluid specimens, as necessary.
  8. Under supervision of staff nurse, records, collects, organizes, catalogs, disseminates, and maintains appropriate files of current patient data, maintaining clinical records.
  9. Demonstrates skill in interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors, and co-workers.
  10. Demonstrates effective oral and written communication methods using lines of authority appropriately.
  11. Demonstrates accountability for nursing practice through planned and continuous professional growth and development.
  12. Demonstrates a commitment to the healthcare organization by taking responsibility for job function.
  13. Demonstrates the knowledge and judgment needed to meet the nursing needs of the patient.
  14. Performs other duties as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of procedures and techniques necessary for performing clinical tasks; ability to learn and become proficient in new medical treatments and devices.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Associate’s degree or completion of Licensed Practical Nurse Program.

Minimum Experience: 2-4 years nursing experience; outpatient primary care preferred.

Physical Capabilities: Long periods of sitting, standing, escorting patients, carrying light items; frequent lifting, stretching and other physical exertion during positioning of patients and moving equipment; may encounter patients who are confused, agitated, or abusive.

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Licensed Practical Nurse, certified in basic cardiac life support (BCLS) and other required HJF and Facility Training

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: N/A

Work EnvironmentOffice, hospital and/or clinical patient care area. Exposed to patients’ conditions and some unpleasant sights, smells, and contagious diseases.

Background: Eligibility to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC); eligibility to obtain and hold a Public Trust background.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check. 

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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