LPN

DaVita Medical Group - Colorado Springs, CO

Full-time
JOB SUMMARY:
Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Physician, provides direct, safe, appropriate, and effective nursing care to designated patients in accordance with patient needs, current standards of nursing practice, and organizational policies within the scope of LPN Licensure and organization policy. Performs general nursing tasks. Adheres to policies, procedures and regulations to ensure compliance and patient safety. Participation in Compliance and other important training is a condition of employment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Identifies and collects information concerning the health status of patients. Evaluates patient’s responses to interventions and to the revision of the plan of care as needed. Ensures the implementation of patient care orders in a timely manner. Demonstrates quality improvement, facilitating the generation of ideas for improvement of patient care and functioning of the clinic. Responsible for completing basic LPN competencies in addition to departmental specific competencies. Follows organizational policies and procedures. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION

Required - Graduate from a Licensed Practical Nursing program.

EXPERIENCE

Preferred - One (1) year related experience

KNOWLEDGE/

SKILLS/

ABILITIES

Ability to maintain strict patient confidentiality; basic math skills, basic computer skills.

LICENSURE

Required - Current BLS Certification; Valid NM LPN Licensure, valid multi-state compact license

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Rarely (Less than .5 hours/day)

Occasionally (0.6 – 2.5 hours/day)

Frequently (2.6 – 5.5 hours/day)

Continuously (5.6 – 8.0 hours/day)

Standing

Sitting

Walking

Kneeling/Crouching

Lifting

Light to 10 lbs

Medium to 50 lbs

Heavy 50 lbs to 100lbs