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LVN/LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse

Company Name:
Professional Performance Development Group, Inc.
PPDG is currently interviewing for a full-time LVN/LPN to provide services to our service members and their family at the Naval Branch Health Clinic Quantico, VA.
Qualifications:
Be a graduate from a Licensed Practical Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse Program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
Possess current, unrestricted license to practice as an LVN/LPN in any one of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Current BLS (no online course- accredited by the Red Cross or American Heart Association)
Have a minimum of one year of experience as a LPN/LVN within the last three years.
Work Duties:
Ensure patient care is carried out in accordance with the Standards of Nursing Care and the policies and procedures of the clinic.
Check patients into the clinic and triage using clinic guidelines. Inform the nurse, physician extender or physician of the patient's condition and potential problems.
Obtain and document patient and pertinent family history.
Perform a full range of diagnostic support duties which include taking vital signs, collecting specimens, obtaining, recording and tracking results of diagnostic tools.
Assist the physician in a variety of diagnostic examinations such as lumbar punctures, colposcopies and sigmoidoscopies, by preparing, positioning and monitoring patients, and setting out and handling instruments and equipment.
Perform laboratory tests such as checking urine for sugar and stool for blood. Record and report results.
Perform a range of treatment procedures that include sterile dressing changes, applying compresses, monitoring IV fluids, inserting catheters and suctions, inserting nasogastric tubes, administering medications, giving enemas, setting up and giving treatment that requires auxiliary equipment such as oxygen and suction. Ambulate patients to other areas to include Radiology, various clinics, and physical therapy.
Prepare patients for tests, examinations, treatments, and/or surgery. Collect specimens such as urine, sputum and stool. Alert provider to conditions which deviate from expected findings.
Prepare, start, monitor and discontinue intravenous fluids with accuracy and in accordance with established procedures.
Observe, report and document all observed symptoms, reactions, treatments and changes in the patient condition to the registered nurse, physician extender or physician. Make careful observations to assess that nursing procedures and treatment do not cause additional distress.
Perform routine nursing care activities such as taking blood pressures, temperatures, baths and hygiene care, passing and removal of trays, changing of linen, and otherwise assist in the care of the physical needs of the patient.
Operate basic equipment required in delivery of patient care such as pumps, IV pumps, oxygen administration apparatus and incentive spirometers.
For further information on this position please contact Veronica Saenz at or at 210-253-3851.

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