LPN Licensed Practical Nurse

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Program: 
Wind River Family & Community Healthcare
Wage/Salary: 
Negotiable
Opening: 
July 26, 2017
Closing: 
Open Until Filled

Summary: Wind River Family & Community Health Care is seeking applicants for the position of Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Wind River Family & Community Health Care (WRFCHC) provides ambulatory health care for the service population of the Wind River Reservation. The LPN serves as a member of the medical team in the outpatient clinic area at the WRFCHC Center, located in Arapahoe, Wyoming.
Assignments involve a wide variety of patient situations ranging from those who may require routine examinations to those who are critically ill and may require immediate medical attention. The employee is responsible for participating in patient care from admittance to discharge. The employee has the medical knowledge and skills necessary for completing patient care assignments and works closely with other members of the nursing team to further develop clinical nursing skills and professional judgment.
Responsibilities involve completing patient screenings in the outpatient clinic, collaborating with the clinical team to provide patient care, and documenting in the Electronic Health Record. Acts as the liaison between the provider and the patient.
Serves as assigned on any established committee/team primarily for nursing input and improved patient care. Actively participates in clinical nursing staff meetings, and projects/activities as assigned. Required to maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and other skills necessary for competence.
Safely operates specialized equipment. Follows procedures for reporting equipment management problems, failures, or user errors. Maintains and demonstrates knowledge of and adheres to clinic and departmental safety regulations. Participates in infection control, as well as hazardous materials, safety, security, and emergency preparedness.
Demonstrates effective, communication methods and skills, following appropriate line of authority (chain of command). Communicates with patients, families and team members to ensure the occurrence of effective therapeutic interventions, and to ensure safe patient care.

Knowledge Required:
Knowledge of and ability to apply professional nursing principles, practices, procedures, and techniques to outpatients with a wide variety of conditions from pediatrics to geriatrics.
Knowledge and ability necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served. Incumbent demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span. Ability to identify and categorize each patient's age-specific grouping of needs, i.e., infant, adolescent, or geriatric patients.
Knowledge of pharmaceuticals, their desired effects, side effects, and complications of their use, as well as steps to counteract adverse effects in order to properly administer and monitor patients using medications.
Ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms and to react swiftly in emergency situations.
Knowledge and skill sufficient to provide BLS.
Knowledge of the psychosocial effects on patients within the outpatient setting who have multifaceted problems; of communication techniques to establish rapport and facilitate cooperation and patient compliance in patient education. Knowledge of communication techniques and ability to teach and instruct patients, family, and/ or significant others in proper health care of patients.
Skill to participate in a nursing plan to meet the needs of assigned patients.
Must be a Licensed Practical Nurse, with licensure in good standing.
Personal Attributes:
The incumbent must maintain strict confidentially and high ethical standards in performing the position. The incumbent needs to be respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity, be flexible, and demonstrate sound work ethics.
How to Apply:
Complete a Northern Arapaho Tribal application form and submit it to the Northern Arapaho Human Resources program. Applications can be mailed to Northern Arapaho Human Resources, P.O. Box 396, Fort Washakie, WY 82514. Applications can also be hand delivered to Northern Arapaho Human Resources at the Tribal Complex Building, located at 533 Ethete Road, Ethete, WY. Applications may also be delivered directly to the WRFCHC Human Resources Manager, Kevin Blankenship, at 511 N.12th E., Riverton WY.
Application forms and the full job description can be obtained on the Tribe’s website at www.northernarapaho.com.
For more information please call 307-335-3964/3970. Fax Number: 307-335-3596.