Pediatric Nurse

Company: Vantage Health Plan, Inc. ( Learn More )

General Information
US-LA-Monroe
N/A
Graduate Degree
Full-Time
At least 1 year(s)
Not Specified
False
False
Job Description Job Summary: The Pediatric Nurse (LPN/RN) is responsible for delivering care to patients performing established nursing procedures while utilizing age-specific guidelines within a clinic environment. The nurse is accountable for the delivery of patient care utilizing the nursing process within the standards, policies, procedures, and guidelines of the organization.

  Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Assists Provider with patient assessment, examination, and treatments

  • Documents patient care, observation, and activities according to professional standards and procedures

  • Thoroughly educates and explains procedures to patients and family members and assists them in coping with illnesses

  • Maintains confidentiality regarding patient and business functions of the organization

  • Provides clinical triage

  • Provides clinical telephone triage/communication as defined by protocol or Physician instructions

  • Performs basic medical procedures under the supervision of a Physician (e.g. lab draws, dressing changes, immunizations, medical injections/administration)

  • Administers medications according to the organization’s standards, polices, procedures, and/or guidelines

  • Sets up and assists Provider with various procedures

  • Maintains a clean, well-stocked patient care area and nursing area, observing asepsis techniques and all other federal mandates (i.e. OSHA, etc.)

  • Obtains specimens (i.e. throat, urine, stool, wound, sputum, and other body fluids), using proper technique, and following policy and procedure for labeling

  • Assists in emergency situations under the direction of the Physician

  • Routes billing information as appropriate

  • Attends required in-service training (e.g. CPR, Safety, and Infection Control), staff meetings

  • Aids in identifying methods of improved patient care

  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.

  • Administer non-intravenous medications.

  • Inform medical professionals regarding patient conditions and care.

  • Record patient medical histories.

  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.

  • Evaluate patient outcomes to determine effectiveness of treatments.

  • Immunize patients.

  • Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries

  • Maintains current knowledge and skills in clinical practice including the required continuing education units, promoting professional growth

  • ·         Participating in quality assurance activities ·         Integrating health promotion and preventive aspects of care   Marginal Duties:
  • Participating in community education programs

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned

     

  • Job RequirementsKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) granted by the State of Louisiana

    • Minimum one (1) year pediatric nursing experience.

    • Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) granted by an approved American Heart Association

    • Proven ability in Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem

    • Proven ability in Deductive Reasoning - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    • Verbal and written communication skills sufficient for effective communication.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:
    • None

    Supervision Received:
    • Works under occasional supervision of the Clinical Operations Director/Administrative RN’s and general supervision of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician and if applicable.

      Working Conditions:
    • Overtime will be occasionally required. 

    Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly req