LPN, Primary Care Job

St. Louis Park, MN, 55416
Apr 06, 2012
Jun 20, 2012
Healthcare, Nurse
Employment Status
Part Time
LPN, Primary Care

Job ID:: 23362
Department:: WE Primary Care
City:: St. Louis Park, MN
Location:: HP - St Louis Pk West Clinic
Position Type:: Part-Time
Anticipated Work Schedule:: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Hrs/Pay Period:: 48

Job Description::

The culture at HealthPartners is one of ownership, pride, service, and most importantly, partnership. That spirit of partnership among employees, and with patients and the community is just one of the many reasons we were recently named one of the Twin Cities best places to work by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Join us for a career that offers respect, support and encouragement. You’ll stay for the power of partnership.

Our continued growth has created an opportunity in Primary Care for a part time LPN (.64) to work at the HealthPartners West Clinic in St. Louis Park. A successful candidate will effectively provide a quality level of service to both internal and external customers and carry out nursing tasks and medical orders as delegated by physicians and registered nurses to support patient care. Service excellence is to be centered on patient care and patient relationships and is the responsibility of all employees. Teamwork is the norm and all employees will be held accountable to work as effective team members.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
• Current LPN licensure in Minnesota
• Current CPR certification required within 6 months of hire and maintain
• One-year full-time employment as an LPN preferred
• Good written and oral communication skills required

Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time. Must possess speech, hearing and sight skills to perform the functions of the position. Manual dexterity required. Must be able to speak, read and write English proficiently. Some positions may have lifting requirements.

Nursing Process:

Definition: a licensed practical nurse uses the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) under the supervision of an RN or physician in order to provide continuing healthcare to individuals, families and the community.

1. Identify common and recurring nursing needs of the patient.
2. Recognize the need for and perform routine office procedures and testing in the ambulatory care setting.
3. Assist patients to achieve basic health care goals.
4. Identify patient education needs, provide instruction and refer appropriately.
5. Document observations, actions and patient outcomes.

Performance is up to standard when:

1. Nursing Care:
 Provide safe, accurate and clinically competent direct care to patients and families.
 Recognize patient’s abnormalities or urgent problems and seek appropriate assistance.
 Obtain health history information. Obtain accurate vital signs, recognize and report variances.
 Implement established Group Health Policies and Procedures.
2. Patient Instruction:
 Teach techniques or provide information according to established program.
3. Documentation:
 Accurately and appropriately document procedures and treatment in each patient’s record.
4. Information Processing:
 Appropriately communicate information to other members of the health care team. Provide the patient and family with current and accurate information regarding the procedure and care.
 Perform telephone screening under direction of RN or MD.

Technical and Ethical Competency:

Definition: This includes knowledge, self-direction, accountability and ability to function within Group Health policies, philosophies and procedures.

Performance is up to standard when:

1. Patient Advocacy:
 Assure patients’ rights to privacy, safety and confidentiality.
2. Continuing Education:
 Maintain current practice by obtaining continuing education in relevant practice areas.
 Maintain CPR certification.
3. Utilization of Resources:
 Use time and materials efficiently
4. Goal Determination/Achievement:
 Participate in goal setting and attainment for self, care unit and/or department.


Definition: Leadership is a process through which an LPN affects the action of others through conduct and practice.

Performance is up to standard when:

1. Role Modeling:
 Serve as a catalyst in improving standards of LPN practice.
 Serve as a role model for technical conduct and practice.
 Provide support to professional and technical staff.
 Demonstrate a commitment to the mission, goals and values of Group Health, Inc.
2. Decision-Making/Problem-Solving:
 Solve problems appropriately seeking assistance from members of the healthcare team.
3. Communication Skills:
 Effect positive response from patients and other members of the healthcare team through interpersonal skills.

Organizational Behaviors:

Definition: Organizational behavior is the building and maintaining of solid interdependent relationships within the care unit and throughout Group Health, Inc.

Performance is up to standard when:

1. Participation:
 Show interest in and keeps informed of department and organizational changes within the GHI system.
 Provide honest and constructive input during policy formation. Accept and support final decision.

2. Teamwork:
 Identify and work to resolve problems with other departments and individuals in a constructive manner.
 Focus on solving the problem -- not blaming.
 Effectively share job knowledge with new employees.
 Place team goals above own interests.
 Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

HealthPartners is nationally acclaimed for providing outstanding patient care and we offer an excellent salary and benefits package. For more information and to apply go to www.healthpartners.jobs and search for job ID 23362.

Health is what we do. Partnership is how we do it.


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