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Licensed Practical Nurse

Apply now Department: 3670009270 Lafene Student Health Center
Job no: 502710
Work type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Health Profession

General Description of Position:

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) working at Lafene Health Center provide nursing care to students within scope of practice as described by the Kansas State Board of Nursing including tasks and responsibilities under the direction of a registered professional nurse or a person licensed to practice medicine.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community.

The Successful Candidate will:

Duties / Responsibilities:

Nursing care for clinic outpatients

  • Provide evidence based nursing care for patients through the nursing process including assessment, planning, implementation of diverse nursing interventions, and evaluation.
  • Essential knowledge and skills include demonstration of therapeutic communication skills, compliance with all privacy and confidentiality requirements for patient information, and clinical competence with tasks and responsibilities as described in the nurse practice act.
  • In addition, demonstrates compassion providing nursing care, maintains safe environment in all situations, and provides patient education using approved documents/forms.

Professional Knowledge

  • Works collaboratively with all health care members to ensure that Lafene Health Center provides comprehensive, high quality, easily accessible, affordable outpatient health care service to the student community.
  • Actively seeks learning opportunities to serve as a clinical resource and an advocate for health education, promotion and wellness.
  • Maintains a positive attitude and demonstrates flexibility when clinical needs of agency require rotation into various areas of the clinic in order to meet patient needs.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Requires a six months of relevant experience. Must be licensed to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the state of Kansas at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

A minimum of one year experience as an LPN preferred and possess current BCLS certification. Nursing is a practice discipline with cognitive, affective, sensory, and psychomotor performance requirements. This nurse must have the strength and coordination to perform both fine and gross motor tasks required for safe patient care. This includes (but is not limited to) the ability to:

- Manipulate diagnostic instruments.

- Perform CPR.

- Perform interventions such as dressing changes, and administration of medications.

- Administer medications by oral, SQ, and IM routes.

- Manipulate technical equipment including that required for life support.

- Perform treatment and procedures.

- Work in a standing or squatting position.

- Perform frequent walking for up to 8 hours.

- Push/pull weight of patient up to three feet.

- Use electronic communication systems, specifically electronic health records.

This nurse must have the ability to monitor and assess healthcare needs of patients they care for. This includes (but is not limited to) the ability to:

- Hear and interpret information the patient/family/team member is verbally communicating.

- Accurately hear ausculatory sounds on patient exam.

- Hear auditory sounds/alarm from technical equipment.

- Communicate over the telephone.

- Palpate, percuss, and perform other tactile skills required in physical exam of the patient.

- Explain treatment procedures and the plan of care in an understandable manner.

- Complete healthcare teaching in an understandable manner.

- Document nursing assessments, interventions, and evaluate outcomes.

- Read patient related documentation as well as supporting medical/nursing literature

Possess the cognitive ability to consistently and dependably engage in critical thinking. This includes (but is not limited to) the ability to:

- Exercise sound clinical judgment in a timely manner.

- Safely prioritize actions based on patient needs.

- Accurately perform required calculations.

- Accurately interpret data to determine necessary action.

In addition, the nurse must possess the ability to establish professional relationships and maintain professional accountability in the legal and ethical realm. This includes (but is not limited to) the ability to:

- Act ethically and responsibly.

- Demonstrate compassion in patient care.

- Demonstrate mature and therapeutic relationships with patients and staff.

- Assume accountability for all actions.

- Demonstrates professional and appropriate verbal and nonverbal behavior in all settings

Other Requirements: 

The LPN must possess good communication skills (oral, written, and electronic [including EMR]) and be able to collaborate with all departments in a healthcare setting with clients of various cultural backgrounds.

The primary clinical area where this LPN will work will be in the General Medical or Sports Medicine clinical area; however, the LPN may be assigned to provide care in other clinical areas within Lafene Health Center as needed. The LPN in the clinical area is supervised by the Nursing Coordinator along with the Associate Clinical Director.

At the time of appointment the selected employee must possess a Kansas licensure/ temporary permit, or be given authority to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. Must comply with Kansas Board of Nursing requirements for licensing renewal, i.e., provide proof of participation in at least 30 hours of continuing education every two (2) years, complete application and submit fee. Possess current BLS certification upon employment and update every two years.

Variable hours during evenings and Saturdays.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please include a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and current licensure.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

$15.67 - $24.29 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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