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Penn State Health Licensed Practical Nurse - DAY SHIFT - Infectious Disease in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location : US:PA:Hershey

Work Type : Full Time

FTE : 1.00

Shift : Day

Hours : Mon - Fri 8 hours/day

Recruiter Contact: Kristen Brannen at kbrannen@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

$5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS – eligible to those that qualify

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is in an outpatient and ID office setting. It involves working with a team of providers, nurses, case managers, and administrative associates to optimize care for two main groups of outpatients:

Patients discharged from the hospital on iv antibiotics:

With oversight from ID providers and RNs, the LPN will assist the team with portions of the outpatient process (e.g., sending/retrieving lab results, inputting lab results into a database, determining if requested appts. and tests have been scheduled, serving as a liaison between calls from VNAs and pharmacies with the HMC ID team, and other outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) related tasks). This work is primarily done in the ID office.

Patients with HIV infection:

With oversight from ID providers and RNs, the LPN will assist the team with a variety of activities related to HIV treatment, including monitoring, tracking, and scheduling appts. for those patients who are receiving IV or IM antiretroviral medications at regular intervals in the infusion area. Other activities will include inputting lab results into a database, membership on an HIV CQI team, triage of patient phone calls, phlebotomy at a clinic site (on occasion only), and other HIV-related nursing tasks as needed. This work is primarily done in the ID office but some will involve going to the outpatient setting.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION(S):

Currently licensed to practice as a licensed practical nurse by state of employment or holds a multistate LPN license through the interstate Nurse Licensure Compact.

Basic Life Support (BLS) required prior to completion of orientation.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION(S):

Interested in learning

Detail-oriented

Flexible

Enjoys interacting with people

Embodies diversity, inclusion and equity

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Able to stand & sit constantly; walk frequently.

Able to lift/carry 0-10 lbs. frequently; 11-50 lbs. occasionally.

Able to push/pull 0-20 lbs. frequently; 21-75 lbs. occasionally.

Able to climb occasionally; reach constantly.

Able to use hands for simple/firm grasping.

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, email hrsolutions@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF (https://www.pennstatehealth.org/sites/default/files/Careers/Accommodation%20Statement%20-%20CAREERS.pdf) for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union : Non Bargained

Position Licensed Practical Nurse - DAY SHIFT - Infectious Disease

Location US:PA:Hershey | LPN | Full Time

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