Licensed Practical Nurse - School Based Health

Nonprofit Healthcare

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GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

While demonstrating excellent customer service, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) assists the Community Based Programs Medical Providers to provide maximum quality patient care and education. The LPN for CBP is responsible for facilitating coordination of services for patients in need of enhanced attention. Eligible patients will be ensured they receive timely, high quality and efficient health care and support services through the development of a multi-disciplinary care plan, self-management goals and referrals to both internal and external resources. As needed, LPN for CBP will back up a site’s Practice LPN and provide such services to assigned patients.


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Act as a patient advocate, identify and link patients with cultural and community resources to facilitate referrals and respond to social service needs

· Assist patients in problem solving potential issues related to the health care system, such as financial and social barriers.

· Coordinate continuity of patient care with patients and families following contact with other health care facilities (i.e. hospital admission, discharge and Emergency Department visits).

· Work as part of the medical home care team, assist patients in achieving self –management goals by facilitating completion and follow-up on pre-visit planning, action plans and care plans.

· Manage referrals to appropriate agencies required to assist the client in achieving the goals and objectives identified in their action/care plan.

· Assist patients with the process of determining eligibility, obtaining and maintaining services through the various patient assistance programs (interpretation services, transportation services or prescription assistance).

· Participate in tracking, data collection, health outcomes reporting, clinical audits and programmatic evaluation related to Patient-Centered Medical Home, DSRIP projects and organizational deliverables.

· Prepare and maintain exam rooms and office spaces, such as stocking supplies and sterilizing equipment, in accordance with organization and program policies and procedures.

· Keep medication and immunizations secure and maintain quality controls.

· Clean and sanitize mobile unit exam room, waiting area, countertops, and all patient areas.

· Drive 26 foot mobile health unit between parking storage space, scheduled locations and WMY health centers as needed

· Maintain working knowledge of mobile unit systems to perform minor services as needed at location sites.

· Ensure a safe environment in all weather conditions including shoveling snow and salting around the health unit while it is in operation.

· Set up and break down medical and computer equipment at the beginning and end of the day to ensure equipment is transported safely.

· Ensure timely documentation in EMR

· Sterilize equipment as needed, and maintain soiled utility room.

· Review EMR to determine if health screenings are current.

· Demonstrate knowledge of current immunization practices.

· Recognize high risk situations and report them immediately.

· Accurately complete charting, referral, lab and other forms.

· Demonstrate acceptable technical skills in providing patient care.

· Consistently follow established protocols or clinical guidelines in providing patient care.

· Consistently follow infection control policies in administering patient care.

· Consider patient age and special needs in all care rendered.

· Administer medications safely in accordance with relevant policies.

· Demonstrate initiative and flexibility with assignments.

· Participate in performance improvement/continuous quality improvement activities.

· Maintain license, registration and certifications as required.

· Demonstrates excellence in both internal and external customer service.

· Understands and is able to effectively communicate HIPAA compliance, corporate compliance and client confidentiality.

· Ensures and/or remains in compliance with local, state, and federal regulation, i.e.  DHHS HRSA and NYSDOH, and all accreditation standards (e.g. Joint Commission and NCQA- PCMH).

· Adheres to the National Patient Safety Goals as defined by the Joint Commission and Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center.

· Completes other duties as assigned.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Graduate / Equivalent and current NYS Licensed Practical Nurse with four (4) years’ experience in a health care setting. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required. Able to take and follow through with delegated tasks. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Proven data analysis skills, proven organizational abilities. Beginner to intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office suite. Ability to demonstrate excellent customer service and strong cultural competency. Must have a clean, valid NYS driver’s license. Employer’s insurance carrier must approve operation of mobile unit.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Associates degree and two (2) years’ experience working with patients with chronic conditions or care coordination in a medical setting. Bilingual. Experience with public speaking and group training.
 

 Please be aware that as a facility regulated under Article 28 of the New York State Public Health Law, COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of employment. Whitney Young Health also requires the COVID-19 booster.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected status.

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