LPN - duPont Pediatrics, Seaford DE

As one of the nation's leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children ? even those who may never enter our doors ? through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
At the direction and under the supervision of a recognized licensed authority, the licensed practical nurse (LPN) contributes to the nursing process by performing tasks within the framework of case finding, health teaching, supportive and restorative care. The LPN gathers patient data and performs follow-up assessments using the nursing process.
Essential Functions:
Gather patient data and collaborate with healthcare team on plan of care
Provides care that meets professional standards of practice and regulatory requirements
Safely administers medications and vaccines as prescribed by the provider
Assists provider with procedures within the scope of the LPN license
Performs point of care testing
Provides age and developmentally appropriate care to primary and specialty care patients
Performs and documents patient intake including but not limited to: height, weight, head circumference, blood pressure, vision and hearing screen, reason for visit, medication reconciliation
Participates in departmental and system wide quality improvement activities
Screens patient and family calls, gathers information, escalates and refers appropriately
Additional Responsibility:
Assumes responsibility for professional growth and development
Monitors waiting room and keeps patient informed about delays
Collaborates with family, team members and other caregivers and contributes to plan of care
Provides patient education
Monitors patient flow including preparing patients and rooms for physicals and sick visits.
Orders and stocks appropriate inventory of medical-surgical supplies
Performs all other related tasks as necessary
Monitors and ensures patient safety and office cleanliness and security
Graduate of accredited Licensed Practical Nurse program
Active registered nurse licensure for appropriate state (based upon location of practice site) required
Current AHA Healthcare Provider (HCP) Certification required
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique "Bridge to a Healthy Future" pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.

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