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LPN - Pain Clinic

Company: CHI St. Alexius Bismarck
Location: Bismarck
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Since 1885, CHI St. Alexius Health has been dedicated to leading health care in this region by enriching the lives of patients through the highest quality of care. We seek to continue our tradition of success and innovation with individuals dedicated to delivering the highest level of expertise and quality. Together we can continue to grow and support the legacy of CHI St. Alexius Health for many years to come.

 

CHI St. Alexius Health is a regional health network with a tertiary hospital in Bismarck, the system also consists of critical access hospitals (CAHs) in Carrington, Dickinson, Devils Lake, Garrison, Turtle Lake, Washburn and Williston and numerous clinics and outpatient services.  CHI St. Alexius Health manages four CAHs in North Dakota - Elgin, Linton, and Wishek, as well as Mobridge Regional Medical Center in Mobridge, S.D. CHI St. Alexius Health offers a comprehensive line of inpatient and outpatient medical services, including: a Level II Trauma Center, primary and specialty physician clinics, home health and hospice services, durable medical equipment services, a fitness and human performance center and ancillary services throughout western and central North Dakota.

 

CHI St. Alexius Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care.


Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Clinic Coordinator, the Clinic Nurse (LPN) assesses, plans, implements and evaluates individual patient care in the clinic according to policies and procedures.  The clinic nurse assists physicians in clinical duties to ensure patients and families receive the highest quality care and knowledge promoting patient wellness.  The clinic nurse maintains standards of the State Nurse Practice Act.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Utilizes the nursing process to assist in developing and implementing a comprehensive plan of care for the patient/family which promotes optimal patient outcomes.
  • Meets the educational needs of coworkers and patient/family utilizing principals of teaching/learning.
  • Delegates nursing care based on knowledge of staff qualifications/competency and patient care requirements.
  • Successfully completed the defined job specific competencies, including competency for age specific, as appropriate.

 


Qualifications

 

Education: Graduate of a school of nursing.

Licensure: Licensed by the North Dakota Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse.

                        CPR certified

                        ACLS certification optional

                        PALS optional

Experience: Prefer a minimum of one year clinical or hospital experience.

Skills: The Clinic Nurse (LPN) has knowledge of the principles and skills needed for practical nursing to provide patient care and treatment. Has knowledge of examination, diagnostic and treatment room procedures. Has knowledge of medications and their effects on patients. The clinic nurse is skilled in the administration of medications and treatments as directed and is skilled in taking vitals signs and in the use of various types of equipment used for examination and treatment purposes. The clinic nurse is able to maintain quality control standards and to recognize problems and recommend solutions.  He/she possesses sufficient computer skills to navigate through multiple programs for data entry

Interpersonal Skills: Must have the ability to react calmly and effectively in an emergency situation.

Strong communication skills are key to this position.  This person is responsible for providing both oral and written communications in an accurate, clear and concise manner to patients and staff members.  The nurse will maintain a positive and professional manner at all times.   He/she will treat coworkers and patients with the utmost courtesy and respect for their persons and positions.  It is critical that this person has the ability to work effectively with co-workers as a team member.  Must maintain patient confidentiality.

Physical Effort: Medium.  This position requires full range of body motion including handling and moving patients; manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Clinic Nurses are required to walk, sit, stand, bend, kneel and stretch and may be standing or walking for extended periods of time. It also requires a person to be able to lift and move items, occasionally in excess of 50 lbs.  Requires working with a variety of potentially stressful situations

Hours of Work: Variable work hours - 7:00 - 18:00 Monday - Friday.  Occasional overtime is required.

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

Other: Frequent contact with Clinic staff members, patients and business vendors, can also include contact with angry and upset people.  Contact involves dealing with sick patients.  Works under the following conditions: Fast paced, potential exposure to mechanical, chemical, electrical, and infectious environmental hazards as associated with the Medical Center’s operations

Keywords: CHI St. Alexius Bismarck, Bismarck , LPN - Pain Clinic, Other , Bismarck, North Dakota

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