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Providence Health & Services Infusion LPN in Portland, Oregon

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Providence is calling a Infusion LPN - Home Services Infusion Nursing (1.0 FTE, Days) to Home Services Building in Portland, OR

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We are seeking a Infusion LPN - Home Services Infusion Nursing that will work in collaboration with the Infusion Registered Nurse (RN) in planning and delivery of patient care and to provide and/or assist with provision of individualized and specialized care of patients within the ambulatory infusion suite and/or within the community setting. The Infusion RN facilitates the creation of an individualized plan of treatment for each patient that is instituted in accordance with physician orders and therapy goals. The Infusion LPN provides ongoing infusion related care and follow-up in accordance with the plan of treatment, physician orders/prescriptions and outcome goals while also educating patients in promotion of self-care. Successful outcomes include superior quality and safety metrics, exemplary customer service, outstanding patient satisfaction and documented success in achieving patient outcome goals. Steadfast Providence mission and core value alignment while promoting a positive and engaging work culture is paramount.

This position serves as member of the infusion nursing team performing assigned tasks and activities according to scope, skill level and patient needs in facilitation of infusion/injectable care needs. The Ambulatory Infusion LPN acts as a communication link between Providence Infusion Pharmacy Services, clinicians, patients, families, and physicians by creating a user friendly point of entry to discuss questions, problems or concerns throughout the continuum of care.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Complete assessment of physical, psychological and social dimensions of patients, following verification of assessment skills

  • Participate in formally greeting and welcoming patients

  • Interview patients, records vital signs and weights, provides clinical monitoring, schedules/outlines follow-up visits, ensures completion of visit-related paperwork including signatures from patients/representatives, utilizes, reviews and retrieves as appropriate clinical information from the medical record(s) promptly and accurately documents findings in the medical record

  • Directly participates in implementation of outlined elements within the plan of treatment

  • Function within the limits of the practical nurse law, in home health regulations as applicable, ministry/HCC policies and procedures, local/regional and national regulations, Joint Commission and individual skills and competency

  • Assist in evaluation of nursing care; questions and clarifies procedures, treatments, and medications that may not be appropriate for the patients physical/mental status at that time

  • The Licensed Practical Nurse may administer medications via all routes with the following requirements related to intravenous/injectable medication administration. Intravenous/Injectable medication may be administered by an LPN if they are competent in that skill. Administration may occur on a case by case basis for non-documented competencies under the direct supervision of an RN. Defer/report nursing issues outside their scope to the RN Supervisor/Manager

  • Assist by providing input and information to the RN in planning a formal written plan of treatment for patients

  • Perform treatments, or assists in treatments and procedures following verification of skills via the skills/competencies checklist

  • Perform specialized procedures under the direct/indirect supervision of the RN. Examples of nursing treatments that require specialized nursing skills include: peripheral IV starts, PICC/CVC dressing change, port-a-cath access/deaccess, SQ infusion, pump programming/reprogramming, line maintenance, declotting of central line, lab draws from peripheral and central lines and suture removal

  • Timely documents observations and information according to ministry/HCC policies and procedures

  • Prepare clinical and progress notes within the specified time frame

  • Keep RN Supervisor/Manager and other stakeholder colleagues within Providence Infusion and Pharmacy Services informed regarding changing status/condition of patients and/or other pertinent observations or learned information (e.g. demographic, insurance changes, etc.)

  • Promote and practices patient/family, personal and environmental safety while performing job duties according to ministry/HCC policies and procedures

  • Assist in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patients and family educational needs

  • Provide instructions/assistance in learning appropriate self care techniques and advocates use of appropriate community resources

  • Participate in Discharge Planning

  • Participate in educational in-services for self-enrichment to maintain a high quality of nursing practice and seeks further growth through other/outside educational opportunities

  • Appropriately cleans and maintains the cleanliness of the care environment and fixtures, furniture and equipment within the ambulatory infusion suite and related/coordinating areas

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Current licensure as a Practical/Vocational Nurse in the state(s) in which they practice

  • Current State Driver’s license in state in which they reside and have access to daily use of an insured, reliable vehicle

  • Current Healthcare Provider CPR certification

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • One (1) year of Infusion, hospital, nursing home, or home health experience.

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

https://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: LPN/LVN

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 311643

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