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Employer: Geary County
Division: Health Department
Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Salary: $15.18 Hourly


Job Description:

GEARY COUNTY JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job Title:  Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)                 Please apply at www.HRePartners.com

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

FLSA:  Non-Exempt                                                           Salary Range:  $15.18/hr                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Reports To:   Nursing Director

                       

Department:  Public Health                                           Date:  February, 2016                               

                                                                                                                                                                       

JOB SUMMARY

The job duties of the Licensed Practical Nurse include but are not limited to provide services in the general clinics ( i.e. immunizations, STD, family planning, TB and pregnancy testing); to ensure that 90% or greater of our pediatric clients who are enrolled in VFC, immunization records are complete, accurate and current; to maintain contact and educate parents on the importance of vaccinations and making certain that children are up to date to reduce the risk of disease or infection; and to provide responsive, courteous and efficient service to County residents and the general public.

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The duties described below are indicative of what the Licensed Practical Nurse might be asked to perform. This job description is to incorporate any County Resolutions for the position of Licensed Practical Nurse. This position description is not designed to list all tasks and responsibilities of this position. Geary County reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need may arise. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

 

Administrative Functions:

  • Evaluate clients’ immunization status and determine appropriate action based on CDC recommendations.
  • Manage and update clients’ vaccination records in computer system.
  • Monitor and manage vaccine temperatures.
  • Order vaccines and supplies for vaccine administration.
  • Obtain lab specimens for the screening and/or diagnosis of communicable diseases and administer treatment per CDC protocol.
  • Prepare family planning clients for ARNP exam and provide birth control contraceptives.
  • Perform urine pregnancy testing
  • Perform paternity testing per protocol.
  • Perform and read mantoux skin testing for screening tuberculosis control.
  • Draw blood for required lab tests.
  • Notify patients of lab results as requested by the provider.
  • Keep exam rooms clean and properly stocked as needed.
  • Ensure supplies are ordered as needed to maintain clinic stock levels.
  • Triage clients and answer questions on telephone calls.
  • Operate youth clinic in absence of ARNP and other Nurse Monday thru Friday.
  • Perform STD testing and treatment in absence of ARNP.
  • Assist with notification and treatment of STD clients with the State Disease Intervention Specialist.
  • File all lab work on Family Planning and STD clients in a correct and timely manner.
  • Complete a CVR form on each client.
  • Attend all staff meetings and other meetings when requested.
  • Contact physicians’ offices for patient referrals.
  • Work with medical records to fax or mail appropriate information per provider.
  • Stay well informed on contraceptive regimes, STD treatments and new immunization policies and procedures.
  • Attend continuing education workshops as needed to maintain certification.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required at the time of hire or for the continuation of employment.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Associate degree in Practical Nursing.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of clinical experience.
  • Kansas Nursing License required.
  • CPR Certification required.
  • Spanish speaking preferred.
  • A valid Kansas driver’s license required.
  • Must reside within a 30 mile radius of worksite within 90 days of employment.

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with the public.
  • Ability to take control of situations in a responsible manner.
  • Ability to comprehend, retain and apply County, State, and Federal policies and legislation, i.e. local resolutions, procedure manuals, MSDS sheets, safety manuals; and warning labels.

 

EQUIPMENT KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

  • Ability to operate various types of equipment – standard office equipment, computer and intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Other equipment could be required.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a professional and friendly manner with customers, citizens, co-workers and management.
  • Ability to communicate in both written and verbal form.
  • Ability to develop, interpret and implement local policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence,  Federal, State, and local regulations, MSDS sheets, safety manuals, operating and repair manuals, etc; and warning labels.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.

 

REASONING ABILITY

  • Ability to respond to complaints and grievances posed by the public.
  • Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of situations.
  • Ability to think quickly, maintain self-control, and adapt to stressful situations.
  • Ability to use good judgment and effectively solve problems.

 

PHYSICAL AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical and work environments described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

 

Physical Environment:

  • The duties of this job include physical activities such as stooping, kneeling, standing, reaching, walking, lifting and/or move (up to 20 pounds), grasping, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, and repetitive motions.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment:

  • Works primarily in an office setting.
  • Due to the volume, scope, size of staff and nature of public service this office provides, full-time regular attendance is essential.


Vacancy Number: GEHDLPN12302016

Open Date: 12/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
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