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Chesapeake Regional Healthcare LPN in Chesapeake, Virginia

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for assisting in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating patient care while under the direction of a Registered Nurse or physician. This includes maintaining accountability for all delegated patient care given during a shift; working effectively with patients, families, and other members of the healthcare team; and practicing within the guidelines of established nursing care standards and CRMC policies and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

These duties and responsibilities described below represent the general tasks performed on a daily basis; other tasks may be assigned.

  • Assist with patient education and document clinical information on the medical record

  • Pre-assess patient by reviewing history and collecting current information

  • Perform vital signs

  • Prepare room and patient for provider encounter

  • Provide intervention ordered by provider (medication, dressings, specimen collection, irrigations, suture removal, and IVs)

  • Initiate interventions and health education according to provider guidelines

  • Educate and provide preparation materials for diagnostic studies (i.e. Lab, Radiology, EKG)

  • Resolve patient concerns promptly

  • Provide emergency care as necessary and as directed by the physician

  • Maintain office's quality improvement standards

  • Order supplies and restock rooms as necessary

  • Assist peers with assignments as needed; perform additional duties at the request of the Practice Manager

  • Work efficiently, maintaining a high level of productivity, completing all tasks in a timely manner

  • Assure a safe environment for patients, staff, and visitors by following all safety precautions and procedures in the performance of job duties

  • Follow department protocols for proper use of physical barriers and safety equipment with regard to universal precautions

  • Keep all exam rooms clean and organized

  • Consistently display a caring a responsive attitude and represent the corporation in a positive manner, conducting all activities in a way that respects patient/customer rights and expectations