Licensed Practical Nurse
Sea Mar Community Health Centers
 Vancouver, WA

Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services. We are recruiting for the following position(s):

Position Summary:

Sea Mar CSNW Medical Department is seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for its Program located in Vancouver - Fourth Plain. LPN may be required to provide support at other Sea Mar CSNW locations in Vancouver.

The LPN is responsible for providing general nursing care to all patients as ordered by the patient’s provider and/or those procedures covered by current standing orders. The LPN may assist in the management of patient flow issues, patient acute illness screening, rooming patients, assisting providers in procedures and phone messages. The LPN will be required to follow other instructions and to perform other duties as assigned by hisher supervisor. Team oriented. Works collaboratively with all other healthcare team members to provide the best outcomes for the patients and the organization. The LPN shall focus on, lead and create excellent outcomes for the Clinical Quality Measures. Must be able to support a provider (MD) who sees an average of 21 patients per day or a provider (ARNP/PA) who sees an average of 18 patients per day.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • The person in this position must be of good character and be able to maintain the understanding, physical health, emotional stability and personality suited to meet the physical, mental, emotional, and social needs of the population served.
  • Excellent patient assessment skills are necessary.
  • Must possess interest and the ability to work with patient groups across the life span.
  • An understanding of managed health care is desired.
  • Excellent customer service skills are required.
  • Must be able to support a provider (MD) who sees an average of 21 patients per day or a provider (ARNP/PA) who sees an average of 18 patients per day.

  • Must have graduated from an accredited college or university with an active LPN license in the state of Washington.
  • Ambulatory care experience highly preferred.
  • Must have the ability to read and write proficiently in English with excellent chart documentation skills.
  • Proficiency in both English and Spanish is preferred, and may be required based on ethnic population of the clinic.
  • Must possess good communication skills with variable types of people and situations and be able to interact sensitively and appropriately with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Must be able to calculate medication dosages and do simple conversions e.g. lbs. to kgs.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to make decisions independently and to seek assistance when appropriate.
  • Must demonstrate a strong sense of medical priority.
  • Must have the ability to solve practical problems and a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Must be able to anticipate the needs of the patient, provider and clinical unit according to presentation and available resource

Education and/or Experience:

  • The LPN must be licensed in the State of Washington to practice as a licensed practical nurse
  • Must be qualified to administer injections/medications.
  • Previous ambulatory care and acute illness screening experience desired.
  • He/she must have experience working with range of patient age groups and health concerns.
  • Must be licensed to practice as an LPN in the state of Washington and state mandated HIV education.

What We Offer:

Sea Mar offers talented and motivated people the opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing community health organization. Working at Sea Mar Community Health Centers is more than just a job, it’s a fulfilling career with opportunity for advancement. Full-time employees working 30 hours or more, receive an excellent benefit package of Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Prescription coverage, Long Term Disability, EAP (Employee Assistance Program), paid-time-off starting at 24-27 days per year + 10 paid Holidays. We offer 401(k)/Retirement options and an exciting opportunity to work in a culturally diverse environment.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, complete the online application and click SUBMIT or APPLY NOW. If you have any questions regarding the position, email Kim Carnahan, at KimCarnahan@seamarchc.or

Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted on 02/13/2020

This position is represented by Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).

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