Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Job Details
SCCA Proton Therapy Center - Seattle, WA
Full Time
Job Description

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) functions under the supervision and guidance of the clinical nurse, nursing supervisor, or physician and participates in the multi-disciplinary process of providing care and treatment to patients and provides clinical support and technical assistance to the professional medical and other staff.  The LPN is responsible for functioning within the scope of practice dictated by the authority of Washington State Department of Health and functions in an interdependent role to deliver care as directed and assists in the revision of care plan in collaboration with the registered nurse. The LPN functions in a dependent role when executing a medical regimen under the directions and supervision of an advanced nurse practitioner, licensed physician, and/or physician assistant.  An LPN may not accept delegation of acts not within his or her scope of practice.  Individual must be able to manage demanding workload with accuracy.  Position requires excellent customer service skills with patients, and their families, other staff, physicians, vendors, and the public.

  • Assists with consultations and follow-up visits, including putting patients in rooms, interviewing patients, recording vital signs including pulse rate, blood pressure, height and weight, and enters information in patient electronic medical record.
  • Performs select clinical tests including, but not limited to; urinalysis, urine bun/creatinine, pregnancy tests, and blood glucose monitoring.  Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
  • Administers and documents medication under physician’s order and follows the five (5) mediation rights and reduces the potential for medical error.
  • Provides direct patient care to pediatric and adult population
  • Performs venipuncture, accesses implanted ports and maintains central venous devices.
  • Assesses patient and family needs and provides ongoing education on radiation therapy, plan of care, symptom management.
  • Assists providers with equipment and procedures.
  • Checks and appropriately knows how to clean head and neck chairs, scope, laryngoscope
  • Adheres to ANA Nursing Scope of Practice
  • Triages patient and family phone calls and reports relevant information to primary nurse, providers. In addition, documents information in Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
  • Maintains patient confidentiality and HIPAA regulations.
  • One year experience in patient care required
  • Two years of oncology experience preferred
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for professional practice, continues growth and self-evaluation.
  • Adhere to employer work practices as described in the Employee Handbook and SPTC policies and procedures
  • Document work processes as required
  • Maintain professional appearance and personal conduct at tall times
  • Effectively cope with typical job stress
  • Perform other duties assigned.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to use various types of equipment for examination and treatment procedures.
  • Ability to maintain quality control standards.
  • Ability to identify problems and recommend solutions
  • Current State of Washington LPN licensure
  • Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) Required