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University of Virginia LPN - Grand-Aides – Emergency Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia

This position to be supported for 2 to 3 years pending project funding.

This unique LPN position with our Grand Aides Program performs patient visits in the home and community setting to observe, record and report patient responses to protocol questions to the supervising practitioner. This position will report to and work directly with nurse practitioners in the Grand Aides Program to assist in the care patients discharged from the hospital and Emergency Department. Successful applicants will have high self-accountability, organization skills, and willingness to travel and work independently in this highly autonomous role.

  • Under the direction and supervision of the nurse supervisor, administers protocols, records patient responses and reports findings to supervising nurse.

  • Perform patient visits in the home and community setting for the purpose of protocol administration, patient teaching/reinforcement, and communicating patient condition back to nurse supervisor via telemedicine (skype, facetime, etc).

  • Competence and confidence in the use of technology, including iPad.

  • Communicates patient care information to the patient and other health care team members, by verbal report and/or documentation of patient responses in the electronic medical record according to facility policy and procedure.

  • Takes and records vital signs (blood-pressure, pulse, temperature, respiration, weight and pulse oximetry).

  • Contributes to the development of the patient plan of care under direction of a nurse practitioner.

  • Uses Infection control measures to prevent the spread of the infection in the home, between family members and for self-protection.

  • Respects the rights, independence, privacy and confidentiality of the patient.

  • Provides mental and emotional support to patient and families.

  • Maintains a cooperative, positive relationship with staff of the healthcare facility to facilitate optimum care for the patients.

  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience: 1 year medical experience

Licensure: Licensed to practice as a Practical Nurse (LPN) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Possess an unrestricted Driver’s License. Not more than 1 moving violation in last 12 months. Current American Heart Association CPR.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Job requires sitting/standing for prolonged periods, frequently bending/stooping/walking (distance: 1 – 2 miles/day), climbing (ladder, steps) and reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive). Ability to lift/push/pull 20 – 50lbs.

This position may be exposed to electric current while working on electronic equipment, exposed to extreme temperatures in steam tunnels and required to stand on different surfaces.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

In 1819, Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia and inaugurated a bold experiment. Two centuries later, Jefferson’s vision thrives. Across Grounds - and throughout the world - UVA students, faculty, staff and alumni challenge convention, break barriers and pursue the greater good.

The University of Virginia is made up of eleven schools and affiliated foundations in Charlottesville plus the College at Wise in Southwest Virginia.

The University of Virginia Health System is a renowned academic medical center committed to providing outstanding patient care, educating tomorrow's health care leaders and discovering new and better ways to treat diseases. The University's Medical Center, School of Medicine and Physicians Group are recognized for their excellence in patient care, education and research.

At UVA, we offer a rich collection benefits, which have long been recognized and valued for their comprehensiveness and competitiveness in the market. In addition to a robust array of traditional benefits such as health care, time off, and retirement, UVA offers a comprehensive list of benefits and services to help staff and faculty meet their personal and family needs.

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