LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse - Amelia Medical Associates

Bon Secours Mercy Health
Norfolk, VA
United States
Category
Job Description
At Bon Secours Mercy Health, we are dedicated to continually improving health care quality, safety and cost effectiveness. Our hospitals, care sites and clinicians are recognized for clinical and operational excellence.

**LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse - Amelia Medical Associates**



**$5,000 Sign-On Bonus!**



Under the direction of a Licensed Professional (e.g., Physician or Nurse Practitioner), the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for the delivery of patient care utilizing the nursing process through data collection and assessment, identifying and determining the priority of patient’s problems/needs, and evaluating the process and outcome of nursing care. The LPN coordinates, provides, and directs patient teaching activities and coordinates the care provided by health team members. The LPN complies to all documentation standards within the scope of the Medical Assistant and the LPN role.



**Essential Job Functions**

• Analyzes the assessment data, evaluates patient's condition, and collaborates with the provider to develop and maintain the patient's plan of care.

• Provides education to patients, families, and staff members, in conjunction with other healthcare entities, under the direction of the provider or manager.

• Coordinates the care of the patient with other healthcare entities according to the patient's plan of care.

• Administers medications in a safe manner, which is consistent with the organizations policies and procedures as well as the state requirements with which they are licensed in.

• LPNs in a lead position serve as subject matter experts and clinical and professional mentors within the practice.



This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.



**Licensing/Certification**

Current Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) from the state of employment or LPN applicant (required)

BLS Basic Life Support - American Heart Association (required)



**Education**

None



**Work Experience**

1 year of clinical patient care experience (preferred)



**Training**

EPIC Electronic Health Record (EHR) training (preferred)



**Language**



**Skills**

Take and document vital signs

Room patients

Monitor patient conditions during in-office treatment(s)

Document patients’ medical records

Administer medications/vaccinations within scope

Inform medical professionals regarding patient conditions and care

Manage patient messages and communications (e.g., in-basket, MyChart messages)

Schedule tests and appointments

Telephonic patient triage

Attention to detail

Acceptance of authority

Critical thinking

Communication with family members

Collaboration

Teamwork

Conflict resolution

Active listening

Relationship building

Time management skills

Dependability

Adaptability

Flexibility

Accountable



**Working Conditions**

Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur

May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse

May be required to use physical restraints

May be exposed to adverse weather conditions; cold, hot, dust, wind, etc.

May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights

May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids*

May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials*

May have periods of constant interruptions

_* Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control._



**Physical Requirements**

Lifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.): 34-66%

Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%

Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 34-66%

Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%

Stoop/Kneel 0%

Crawling 0%

Climbing 1-33%

Balance 1-33%

Bending 34-66%

Sitting 34-66%

Walking 34-66%

Standing 34-66%



**Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards**

Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)

Perform shift work

Maneuver weight of patients

Hear alarms/telephone/audio recorder

Reach above shoulder

Repetitive arm/hand movements

Finger Dexterity

Color Vision

Acuity - far

Acuity - near

Depth perception

Use of latex products

Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents

Exposure to moving mechanical parts

Exposure to dust/fumes

Exposure to potential electrical shock

Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy

Exposure to high pitched noises

Gaseous risk exposure



**Patient Population**

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.

Neonates (0-4 weeks)

Infant (1-12 months)

Pediatrics (1-12 years)

Adolescents (13-17 years)

Adults (18-64 years)

Geriatrics (65 years and older)



Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:



Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans

Prescription drug coverage

Flexible spending accounts

Life insurance w/AD&D

Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible

Paid time off

Educational Assistance

And much more



*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com . If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com