This LPN position will provide support for the Apheresis Department. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) performs clinical and administrative duties consistent with the LPNs education, training, and demonstrated competency. This position is responsible for evaluating current diagnostic information, ordering diagnostic tests with the coordination and approval from physician, conducts telephone triage for the scheduling of apheresis patients, assists with patient education, and provides assistance of various patient care activities during apheresis treatments. This includes taking and recording vital signs, updating allergy & medication lists, preparing patient care areas, performing lab draws and assisting patients in navigating the system before and after procedures.The LPN recognizes and addresses age-appropriate needs when caring for patients. In addition, the LPN assists in maintaining the practice environment in a clean, orderly condition. Functions as an integral member of the Department by contributing to new ideas for improving customer service and reducing costs.
Provides high quality customer service to both external and internal customers that meet or exceeds the service standards of the health care industry. This duty includes prompt and professional communication efforts, face-to-face customer contact skills, flexible coverage of internal service needs and the continuous application of process improvement methods and skills for office services.
Possess a valid Oregon Practical Nurse License
BLS certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA
OHSU may require training or experience in a specialized area of nursing at time of recruitment
Communication skills including fluency in oral and written English
Basic computer skills including the ability to send/receive email, navigate information technology associated with the position, and use Electronic Health Record information and tools
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
2 years working in a healthcare setting as a LPN
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