Licensed Practical Nurse

Kodiak Area Native Association

Job Description

Provides professional nursing care to patients in KANA clinic facility.

Licensed Practical Nurse

Full-time / eligible for full fringe benefits

Located in Kodiak, Alaska

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Explains procedures and treatments to patient to gain cooperation, understanding, and allay apprehension.

Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques.

Prepares equipment and aids Medical Provider during treatment and examination of patient.

Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of patient.

Observes patient, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies Medical Provider of patient's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.

Takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess condition of patient.

Responds to life saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol.

Documents nursing history and physical assessment for assigned patients.

Prepares rooms, sterile instruments, equipment, and supplies for procedures.

Participates in department or unit quality improvement activities.

May be assigned additional nursing responsibilities, such as serving as employee health nurse or a specialty clinic nurse.

Minimum Requirements

Graduation from a Licensed Practical Nurse program and one year of nursing experience, and/or training.

License as a Licensed Practical Nurse and current BLS and CPR certifications.

Knowledge of Electronic Health Record; Database. Internet. Spreadsheet and Word Processing software.

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Employment Type

Full time

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