Duplin County NC

Licensed Practical Nurse II (2 Positions)

DEPARTMENT:  Duplin County Health Department                                                                                                       

SALARY:  Grade 64         $ 17.5111 Hourly / $ 36,423 Annually

OPENING DATE:  November 15, 2019           “OPEN UNTIL FILLED” 

APPLY AT:  Duplin County Personnel Office
                      County Administration Building
                      224 Seminary Street
                      Kenansville, NC  28349                                                                                                                   

                     “Equal Opportunity Employer”

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

The Licensed Practical Nurse provides care and treatment of clients under nursing supervision. The employee will work with a variety of patients including child health, adult health, immunizations, family planning, tuberculosis, STDs, and other communicable diseases.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

This list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification.  It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class.  The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

90%       Clinical

  • Obtains and documents in electronic medical record (EHR): patient’s vital signs, height, weight, and completes hearing and vision.
  • Interviews patients and documents completely in EHR: history of present illness, medical, family and social history, completes family planning exam components and maternal health follow-up visits, well child checks and treatments, primary care, tuberculosis and STD work-up for medical provider per program protocol.
  • Documents lab tests ordered by medical provider or by program standing order in EHR, labels specimens appropriately, and transports to lab is needed using appropriate PPE.
  • Administers required screening test such as ASQ, PHQ, parent pre-visit questionnaire, M-Chat along with reviewing forms to ensure it is completed by the patient/parent/ guardian.
  • Prepares client for exam by the provider, providing appropriate gowns and instructions to client.
  • Assists medical provider or RN with exams as requested.
  • Maintains adherence to infection control policy by using appropriate PPE.
  • Contacts patients and provides test result information with appropriate documentation in person or by phone as directed by medical provider or RN.
  • Follows–up on the plan of care developed by medical provider or RN discussing treatment options and assisting with scheduling of necessary follow-up appointments.
  • Responds to telephone inquiries by answering questions and makes appropriate referral to medical provider or RN.
  • Administers immunizations for children and adults per standing orders and documents in EHR and NCIR.
  • Cleans room after each use per protocol in preparation for next patient. Properly cleans and stores equipment per protocol.
  • Stocks rooms with appropriate supplies prior to start of clinic day, changes needle box when at fill line, and monitors availability of gloves.
  • Follows-up on assigned clients missed appointments, providing a reschedule visit, and/or documentation in EHR on status.
  • Provides education per plan of care developed by medical provider or RN.
  • Participates as part of the in-house audit team viewing medicals records as assigned.
  • Assist Communicable Disease/Tuberculous nurse as assigned, in contact investigations.

8%         Lab

  • Collects clinical specimens from patients including venipuncture and capillary sticks (finger and heel).
  • Assists lab staff in performing quality control testing and documents results for lab procedures performed.
  • Processes patient specimens including centrifuging, serum separation, and proper storage when necessary.
  • Reports patient results for lab procedure performed.
  • Stocks incoming supplies and reagents in designated areas and rotates stock as necessary.
  • Decontaminates lab work surfaces as needed.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.

2%         Other Duties

  • Serves as team member during outreach projects such as flu vaccine season.
  • Serves as team member during disease outbreaks.
  • Serves as team member during disasters for staffing of emergency shelters.
  • Other duties as directed by supervisor.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Graduation from a state accredited program of practical nurse education and one year of practical nurse experience, which includes advanced or in-service training in the area to which assigned; or Graduation from a state accredited program of practical nurse education including a pharmacology course, or completion of an approved pharmacology course upon graduation, which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for the administration of medications required by the work setting (typically in a hospital, infirmary, or mental retardation center); or An equivalent combination of education and experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Licensed to practice as a practical nurse in North Carolina by the NC Board of Nursing
  • Valid NC Driver’s License
  • Reliable means of transportation for work assignments
  • Certified in basic CPR life support