The Arora Group Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Pediatric Clinic in Jacksonville, North Carolina
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Pediatric Clinic
Currently recruiting a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the Pediatric Clinic at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, in Jacksonville, North Carolina, to provide care to Active Duty military heroes, their families, and retirees. The Licensed Clinical Nurse (LPN) is a full-time position, 40 hrs/ week, Mon - Fri between 0745 - 1700. Full benefits and including 17 days of paid vacation & sick leave, plus paid 10 federal holidays.
DUTIES OF THE LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (LPN) - PEDIATRIC CLINIC:
Check patients into the clinic and triage using clinic guidelines. Inform the nurse, physician extender or physician of the patient’s condition and potential problems.
Obtain and document patient and pertinent family history.
Perform a full range of diagnostic support duties which include taking vital signs, collecting specimens, obtaining, recording and tracking results of diagnostic tools.
Assist the physician in a variety of diagnostic examinations such as lumber punctures, colposcopies and sigmoidoscopies, by preparing, positioning and monitoring patients, and setting out and handling instruments and equipment.
Perform laboratory tests such as checking urine for sugar and stool for blood. Record and report results.
Perform a range of treatment procedures that include sterile dressing changes, applying compresses, monitoring IV fluids, inserting catheters and suctions, inserting nasogastric tubes, administering medications, giving enemas, setting up and giving treatment that requires auxiliary equipment such as oxygen and suction. Ambulate patients to other areas to include Radiology, various clinics, and physical therapy.
Prepare patients for tests, examinations, treatments, and/or surgery. Collect specimens such as urine, sputum and stool. Label specimens for laboratory examinations and follow up by using CHCS/AHLTA or calling the laboratory for reports. Alert provider to conditions which deviate from expected findings.
Prepare, start, monitor and discontinue intravenous fluids with accuracy and in accordance with established procedures.
Observe, report and document all observed symptoms, reactions, treatments and changes in the patient condition to the registered nurse, physician extender or physician.
Execute physician’s orders within the guidelines of standard nursing practice.
Maintain records of nursing care, dose and time of medication administered.
Administer immunizations in a safe and accurate manner with strict adherence to all NAVHOSP, BUMED and CDC Immunization policies.
Instruct patients on how equipment is used such as oxygen, suction, cardiac monitor and pulse oximeter. Instruct patients and family on use of prescribed medications, contraindications of medications, and the necessity of proper follow-up care.
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (LPN) - PEDIATRIC CLINIC:
Possess a minimum of 1 year of full-time clinical experience within the last 3 years as a LPN/LVN..
Certificate degree or higher.
Graduate from an accredited community college, junior college, college, university or vocational nursing program approved by the appropriate State agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In lieu of graduation from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) educational program, the nurse may be a graduate of an accredited Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse educational program.
Current, full, active, and unrestricted license (any state or U.S. Territory) to practice as a Registered Nurse.
U.S. Citizen (for access to Government computer systems)
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS FOR THE LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (LPN):
10 days paid time off per year plus 7 sick days per year
10 paid Federal holidays
Health & Welfare allowance covers the cost of health insurance, long and short-term disability, and life insurance
Dental and vision plans offered, 401(k)
ABOUT THE ARORA GROUP:
The Arora Group is an award-winning, Joint Commission-certified nationwide healthcare services company that, for almost 30 years, has provided medical care for the men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our mission is to provide world-class care and give our healthcare professionals opportunities to improve their skills, learn from the best, and serve the needs of active duty service members, their families, and veterans.
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