The Surgical /Podiatry Licensed Practical Nurse, meets all the requirements for LPNS and performs a wide range of patient care and supportive duties for standard and complex podiatric conditions. 1:Incumbent will make sound contributions in the planning, implementing and evaluation of nursing care in the Outpatient Surgical Specialty Clinic (GYN or Podiatry ). 2.Incumbent will facilitate the admission of patients into the Surgical Specialty Clinic and initiate the intake process (data intake, vital signs, assessments), follow established guidelines for documentation into CPRS unique to the Outpatient Surgical Clinic, provide oversight of the flow and operations of the clinic, delegate assignment to nursing personnel according to competency and the needs of the clinic and assist providers with specialized procedures and treatments. 3. Perform such specialized treatments/procedures as Catheterizations, Uroflows, Bladder Scans (accurate readings), collect urine (GU) and other specimens as directed for diagnostic purposes. 4. Performs surgical dressing changes including specific application of dressings in wound care management of the Vascular patient, assisting with procedures/treatments unique to the Surgical Specialty Clinic (GYN, ENT, Plastics, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Urology, Vascular Wound Care, Neuro and Thoracic) in accordance with Medical Center policies (Infection Control Policy) and procedures based on evidence-based practice. Incumbent will work within the Perioperative Nursing Care Line. They will report to the Chief Nurse Executive, Nurse Manager, and/or Assistant Nurse Manager in the Outpatient Surgical Clinic
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