The LPN-Anticoagulation provides full Comprehensive anticoagulation care including dosing and administration of LMWH. Including, providing quality patient and family centered care as a member of the health care team in accordance with SCHS mission, philosophy, policies, and procedures. Applies standards for professional nursing practice and focuses clinical care to enhance the experience for patients, families and all others. Use triage skills to make appropriate patient health assessments and anticipate physician’s needs regarding patient care. This position does not directly manage any other caregivers.
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St. Charles Health System is the largest employer in Central Oregon with more than 3,600 caregivers/employees at four hospitals and multiple outpatient clinics. We offer a wide variety of exciting clinical and non-clinical career paths for talented individuals. We are seeking individuals with a passion for delivering exceptional care and service and who are looking for an opportunity to work with a dynamic and talented team of caregivers.
(May perform additional duties of similar complexity within SCHS as required or assigned)
Deliver customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
Meticulous attention to detail, excellent communication and listening skills are necessary.
Assesses the patient condition and needs using critical thinking and clinical judgment; implements appropriate nursing action and collaborates with other disciplines to meet the patient’s/family’s physical, emotional, and other needs; and evaluates patient’s progress.
Collaborate on care planning and implementation with physician and physician protocols, and members of the team
Coordinate bridging for patients in accordance with the St. Charles bridging protocol, in collaboration with the Anticoagulation medical director.
Proficient in managing anticoagulation patients working in conjunction with the anticoagulation patient management protocol.
Knowledge in anticoagulation patients and proper indications. Is familiar with anticoagulation instruments.
Performs proper technique in finger sticks procedures. Proficient in blood draws preferred
Proficient in dosing of anticoagulation medications. Familiar with side effects of anticoagulation medications. Knowledgeable and proficient in the administering of LMVWH (usage and dosage)
Proficient in proper clinical and medical documentation within the EMR system
Perform telephone triage; communicates (both written and orally) effectively and maintains a professional relationship with caregivers, medical staff, patients, and guests.
Role models two-way communication of the SCHS mission, vision, values, and strategic plan for the department.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the health system’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violations of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all company investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
Education: As required by license
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Current Oregon LPN license. BLS required
Personal Protective Equipment:
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.
One year anticoagulation experience preferred. Ability to provide full comprehensive anticoagulation care to patients receiving anticoagulation drugs including LMWH.