Kaiser Permanente Licensed Practical Nurse-Endocrinology in Denver, Colorado
Performs under the supervision of a physician or professional nurse those services requiring the education, training, & experience, as evidenced by knowledge, abilities, & skills required for a licensed practical nurse pursuant in caring for the ill, injured, or infirm, in teaching & promoting preventive health measures, in acting to safeguard life & health, or in administering treatments & medications prescribed by a legally authorized physician, or physician assistant implementing a medical plan per CRS 12-38-103 (4). Makes members/patients & their needs a primary focus of one's actions; develops & sustains productive member/patient relationships. Actively seeks information to understand member/patient circumstances, problems, expectations, & needs. Builds rapport & cooperative relationship w/ members/patients. Considers how actions or plans will affect members; responds quickly to meet member/patient needs & resolves problems.
Essential Responsibilities:- (Portions adopted from the Colorado State Nurse Practice Act CRS 12-38-103)Supports the physician & other medical providers in the care & treatment of patients, including rooming the patient; communicating delays to patient, provider, & team members; & facilitating medical provider's schedule- Practices within scope of practice perimeters as inferred by licensure & KP guidelines- Performs routine & specialized nursing procedures following physician's orders & approved nursing care plan, administers treatment using therapeutic equipment, such as intermittent positive pressure breathing apparatus; administers medications (including narcotics) orally or by injections; & provides specialized nursing care to acutely ill patients- If IV certified LPN, may perform intravenous therapy, as per Colorado State Board of Nursing Chapter IX- Monitors patient's condition by observing, collecting, reporting, & recording objective/subjective data; identifies changes in the patient's condition; collect data & report sign & symptoms of deviation from normal health status, symptoms and/or reactions to medications & treatments; initiates appropriate standard emergency procedures & reports adverse patient conditions to physician, Nursing Manager, or RN- Teaches & promotes general preventive health measures to patients & members of their families regarding home health care, such as use of medications, administering injections, taking blood pressure, general post-operative care, & general diabetic care- Disseminates pre-printed standard aftercare instructions & pre-printed patient instruction material- Licensed Practical NurseAssists physician w/ examinations, treatments & minor surgery, by preparing patient & room for a specific procedure & attending patient during procedure- Records pertinent information in patient's medical chart, patient's nursing history, physical data, vital signs, symptoms, treatments, examinations, medications administered, reactions & general observations, according to standard requirements - In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors & principles defined by the KP Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives- Also accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, & behaviors necessary to provide superior & culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, & to purchasers, contracted providers & vendors
- The union and the company are currently investigation the bargaining unit status of this position. If it is determined that this is a bargaining unit position, bargaining unit status (seniority dates, dues payments etc.) will be applied on a retroactive basis based on the employment commencement date.
- One (1) year of med/surg experience required, preferably in diabetes/ endocrine/ teaching.
- Graduation from an accredited Practical Nursing program and licensed as a Practical Nurse (LPN) in the State of Colorado and completed a minimum of 400 clock hours of faculty planned clinical experience and guided learning activities which required direct supervision by faculty, associate nursing instructional personnel (ANIP) or preceptor who is physically present or immediately accessible. - High School Diploma OR General Education Diploma (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
- Licensed as a Practical Nurse (LPN) in the State of Colorado- IV therapy certification may be required for some positions
- Demonstrated customer service focus & exemplary service skills
Experience with insulin pumps, CGMs, diabetic foot and diabetic retinal exams and immunizations preferredExperience with procedures, pathology and cytology protocols preferredDetail oriented and solution oriented preferredMust be flexible in fast paced environmentMust be willing to manage heavy phone volume and multiple providersExperience in population management preferredTravel to all clinics including but not limited to: Rock Creek, Skyline, Lone Tree, Loveland
TITLE: Licensed Practical Nurse-Endocrinology
LOCATION: Denver, Colorado
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.