LPN II - Occupational Health & Wellness (Shift - M-F, Day/Evening w/ occasional weekends
Company: Children's National Hospital
Posted on: September 21, 2023
LPN II - Occupational Health & Wellness (Shift - M-F,
Day/Evening w/ occasional weekends-----(230002DD)
This LPN II position is responsible for providing care to new hire
candidates and employees in Occupational Health at the main campus
and at offsite locations. --Travel to offsite locations is
required. Specific duties include but are not limited to performing
vaccinations, vital signs, weight checks, and fit testing.
All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice,
national and specialty nursing standards, Children's National
Policies, and procedures and in accordance with all applicable laws
and regulations. The LPN ll will be responsible to provide care
under direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, Physician or
Advanced Practice Nurse. Children's National supports the
development of the LPN within the community specifically those
relationships associated with the health and wellbeing of the
community at large.
High School Diploma or GED HS Diploma, GED or equivalent in
addition to completion of a 1-year (minimum length)
vocational/technical training program in a related field.
Minimum Work Experience
1 year related experience (Required)
Ability to perform technical functions interacts with children and
families and has good verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrates competence in obtaining accurate vital signs,
assessment and documentation of patient care
Successfully complete Division of Nursing & Patient Services LPN
Medication Administration test.
Successfully complete the hospital and nursing orientation
Identify resources and know when to ask for help or escalate
Identify self-learning needs and seek resources to meet those
Demonstrate the basic knowledge , judgement, and skill in the
delivery of the nursing process, secondary assessment, diagnosis,
planning , implementation, education , and evaluation
Successfully completed LPN l role if applicable.
Required Licenses and Certifications
Licensed Practical Nurse Upon Hire (Required)
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS) Upon Hire
Differentiate a new problem from a long term problem at the time of
admission/clinic visit; conduct a patient history in order to
elicit information and establish child's normal baseline routine;
respond to inquiries from families by answering questions; explain
information clearly and thoroughly.
Accurately take TPR, BP , height & weight, head circumference, and
intake and output measurements according to procedure.
Recognize physical and behavioral changes for groups of patients
usually cared for in the assigned area; perform basic nursing care
which may include bath, personal hygiene, dressing, linen change,
positioning, assisting in the use of bedpan, urinal, diaper change,
and ambulation or holding; perform therapeutic interventions
including tube care, gastrostomy, chest tubes, urinary catheters,
IV starts (IV solution without additives)/veni puncture, trach care
per protocol, and skin care (wound, ostomy) and all associated
procedures (i.e. chest physiotherapy , oral/nasal/pharyngeal
auctioning, central line dressing change, PD catheter exit site
care); exception: Naso-tracheal/Endotracheal auctioning, insertion
of oral/nasal airway.
Immediately respond to and assess the child whose feeding MV pump
or monitor is alarming to determine cause of alarm; troubleshoot
the alarm system and follow through on directives; inform
Registered Nurse as needed; recognize basic changes in child such
as: apnea, wheezing, retractions, changes in behavior or LOC,
seizure activity, skin lesions, and poor tissue perfusion.
Collect and test specimens, pass NG tubes and catheters according
to procedure and unit policy.
Prepare for the set up of monitors and D.C.'s peripheral IV's after
directed by a Registered Nurse.
Follow infection control protocols and plans.
Follow protocols for all organizational emergency plans.
Follow nursing practice guidelines and protocols.
Complete a patient assignment and/or assigned task related to
Screening, intake, Admission, Discharges & Transfers for an
assigned unit/clinic; accept patient assignments and participate
with the registered nurse to implement and document care.
Organize workload in collaboration with a coassigned registered
nurse that must administer a medication or perform an
assessment/care procedure. Contribute to the plan of care for the
patient/family in collaboration with the health care team.
Follow physician's orders and nursing directives precisely; carry
out STA T orders immediately within the parameters of the LPN Job
Orient children and families to the geography and regulations of
the area and expected routines for the child; prepare all assigned
children for examination, procedure, or surgery according to the
standards and incorporate principles of growth and development.
Review the medical record (progress notes and care plans) and
reinforce teaching that has been outlined by the Registered
Teach families how to administer routine medications at home
including effects, side effects, and dosage according to preprinted
sheets or guidelines outlined by the primary nurse.
Implement aspects of the education plan throughout
hospitalization/clinic visit under the direction of the Registered
Nurse or physician as appropriate; provide feedback to RN regarding
patient/family's to teaching.
Recognize and escalate patient care via the chain of command.
Contributes to Magnet re-designation as evidenced by timely
completion of education and participation in relevant councils,
committees, task forces and community outreach.
Utilize the current identified process to ensure accurate hand
Demonstrate the ability to work cohesively with the team to meet
patient care needs.
Refer to physicians and registered nurses as indicated.
Performs actions of preventive health care, health maintenance and
care of patients at the direction of the delegating registered
Offer extra attention to a child who is alone by sitting with
him/her, talking, or playing.
Complete all mandatory education and regulatory requirements.
Develop annual goals and a personal education program with the
Supervisor to increase understanding of disease, treatments,
Assist a float or an orientee if he/she appears uncomfortable with
a procedure within the scope of the LPN job description.
Work in a collaborative manner with all members of the the
Participates in ongoing professional development.
Exemplary Professional Practice
Immediately and accurately document observations, interventions,
teaching and the child/family response on the correct form
according to established policy and procedure.
Participate in the admission/clinic unit data collection and
document on appropriate forms.
Document medication administration including time, route,
signature, and patient responses, as appropriate, on the correct
Accepts patient assignment and participates with the nurse to
implement and document care.
Gathers physical and psychological data on patient and family ,
complete accurate and timely patient assignment and required
screening. Documents accordingly.
Demonstrate competency in clinical skills within scope of
Develops and demonstrates assessment, organizational and
prioritization skills necessary to care for patients whose clinical
Completes documentation in accordance with policies and
Assess and plan proactively for educational needs throughout the
patient's hospital/clinic visit.
Provide medications safely as ordered following the five
Organize care to complete assignment.
Demonstrate caring behaviors.
Propose medication refills after successful completion of
medication test based on the departmental or clinical policies and
Place safety first utilizing the safety axioms.
Recognize and remain with any patient in distress, institute BLS
Continuously validates and verifies information needed for decision
making or documentation.
Demonstrate competency in basic math calculations and
Demonstrate accurate , clear and timely verbal and written
Promotes safety for patients, families, and coworkers.
Recognizes and escalates abnormal clinical findings and ensures
reassessment of all abnormal vital signs and assessments; documents
Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs
Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior.
Partner with all team members to achieve goals.
Receptive to others' ideas and opinions.
Contribute to a positive work environment.
Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change.
Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative
Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment.
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
Use resources efficiently.
Search for less costly ways of doing things.
Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or
Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision
making or documentation.
Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the
Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written
Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and
Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act
and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance.
Primary Location:--District of Columbia-WASHINGTON
Work Locations:--Sheikh Zayed Campus--111 Michigan
Position Status:--R (Regular)-----FT - Full-Time
Work Schedule:--M-F, Day/evening with occasional weekends
Job Posting:--Sep 6, 2023, 8:41:18 AM---- ---- ----
Children's National Hospital, based in Washington, D.C., has been
serving the nation's children since 1870 and is ranked among the
Top 10 pediatric hospitals in the country. Children's National is
#1 in Neonatology for a fifth consecutive year and is ranked in
every specialty evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, including
placement in the top 10 for: Cancer (#5), Neurology and
Neurosurgery (#3), Orthopaedics (#6), Pulmonology(#8), Nephrology
(#6) and Diabetes and Endocrinology (#10). Children's Hospital has
been designated as a Magnet-- hospital three times, a designation
given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of
nursing and patient care delivery. Children's National offers
expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care
network and specialty outpatient centers in the Washington, D.C.,
metropolitan area, including the Maryland suburbs and Northern
Virginia. Home to the Children's Research Institute and the Sheikh
Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children's
National is one of the nation's top NIH-funded pediatric
institutions. Children's National is recognized for its expertise
and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children
through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels.
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