Acute Licensed Practical Nurse

Somatus

Falls Church, VA, US / Alexandria, VA, US / Fairfax, VA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences R&D/Engineering
  • Post Date: 04/22/2021
  • Website: www.somatus.com
  • Company Address: 1861 International Dr, McLean, Virginia 22102, US

About Somatus

Somatus partners with leading health plans, health systems, nephrology and primary care groups to provide integrated care for patients with or at risk of developing kidney disease. As the market leader in value-based kidney care, Somatus’ vertically integrated clinical services and technology delay or prevent disease progression, decrease avoidable hospital utilization, improve quality and care coordination, and increase the use of home dialysis modalities and rates of kidney transplantation.

Job Description

FUNCTION:

The Licensed Practical Nurse performs patient care and relative tasks under the direction of a Registered Professional Nurse or Clinical Manager. 

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

  1. Provides a safe quiet comfortable environment for patient, visitors, and other employees.
  2. Demonstrates accountability for job responsibility and functions which include preparing dialysis machines, supplies for patient treatments and monitor vital signs.
  3. Provides direct quality care and service to patients prior to, during, and after dialysis treatment under the direction of the Facility Manager or Charge Nurse.
  4. Demonstrates an effort and the ability to be an effective member of the team and assists as needed in the facility.

WORK TRAITS:

  1. Works and communicates well in a team environment.
  2. Displays ethical conduct at all times toward patients, families, and co-workers.
  3. Completes training as required and demonstrates professional effectiveness and positive demeanor.
  4. Maintains a customer/client focus.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is standing most of the shift. Requires frequent lifting, stretching and other physical exertion during positioning of patients and moving equipment.

ENVIROMENTAL CONDITIONS:

This job operates in a medical care facility. This role routinely works around medical devices and patient room equipment.

EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current LPN license in the state of practice required
  • Current CPR certification
  • Six months to one year of experience preferred in Dialysis.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

Employee must be available during scheduled patient treatment times. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

Travel:

Some local travel required. 

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

  • Basic computer skills and understanding.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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