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Lead Licensed Practical Nurse, Outpatient Orthopaedics
Category: Nursing, Outpatient
Job Requisition: 24780
Department: Physician Services - Orthopaedics
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: 7:30am-4pm, Monday-Friday
Hours per Week: 40.00
Location: Washington, DC
General Summary of Position:
Coordinates and oversees general nursing care for ambulatory patients in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, under the supervision of a physician or registered nurse. Ensures that the physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses are assigned appropriate LPN or Certified OMA support to safely and efficiently provide patient care. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.

  • EDUCATION/TRAINING: High school graduate or equivalent GED. Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing.
  • EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of work experience in a healthcare setting, preferably in an ambulatory orthopaedic care setting.
  • LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Current state license as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia, or any combination as required based on work location(s). Basic Life Support (BLS)/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification through the American Heart Association (AHA).
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Knowledge of principles and skills needed for practical nursing to provide patient care and treatment. Knowledge of examinations and diagnostic and treatment room procedures. Knowledge of medications and their effect on patients. Ability to calculate dosages as needed. Skill in administering a variety of treatments and medication, as directed. Ability to take vital signs and maintain records, computer skills and aptitude, and prefer experience with EHR systems. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to maintain a safe work environment. Good personal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patient, medical staff and the public. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

Consideration will be given to an appropriate combination of education/training and experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinates and prepares the weekly staffing schedule for the ambulatory practice at MGUH and the McLean and Chevy Chase satellite locations. Adjusts the staffing schedule as needed to take into account unscheduled leave.
  • Provides direct supervision of the Certified OMA staff with regard to performance of their essential job functions. Provides oversight to the CMAs to ensure efficient, safe and timely patient flow throughout the clinic.
  • Provide orientation and training for new CMAs, ensuring that appropriate care is provided to patients seen in the ambulatory practice and that MGUH and Orthopaedic Surgery policies and procedures are followed.
  • Assists physicians, nurse practitioners and RNs with a wide range of Orthopaedic healthcare services and procedures. Removes dressings, bandages, sutures, and casts and reapplies as directed.
  • Functions as a Super User for the electronic health record, and assists with training and orientation for new staff and physicians. Attends training sessions and communicates back to staff and physicians.
  • Orders supplies for the ambulatory practice, ensuring that supply levels are adequate to safely and efficiently provide care.
  • Assists physicians, nurse practitioners and RNs with the preparation of equipment and supplies for procedures and treatments. Assists during treatment, examination and testing of patients.
  • Labels and maintains proper storage for specimens and tests.
  • Performs personnel management functions for the clinical area to include, but not limited to, interviewing, hiring, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and evaluating clinical employees.
  • Provides patient education for care and treatment as directed, using written materials and handouts when available.
  • Performs quality control checks and tests as directed after completing appropriated competencies.
  • Prepares examination rooms and oversees the restocking of treatment area supplies and equipment.
  • Contributes to the implementation of clinic objectives and quality assurance programs.
  • Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
  • Enhances patient satisfaction by providing concerned, personal, prompt, and courteous customer service that supports the patients' right to dignity and privacy.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area.

The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations.

A qualified individual with a disability will be considered for employment on the same basis as non- disabled applicants if he/she can perform the essential functions of the job sought, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without imposing a direct threat to the health or safety of others or him/herself.

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