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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)-Pediatrics

People's Health Centers | St. Louis, MO | Full Time

Job Description

Become an Pediatrics nurse at a cutting-edge community based health center.  Great benefits, fast-paced environment, great schedule! Join the People's Team!

Summary : Provides general nursing care to patients in a primary health care facility by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities : include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Assist with daily preparation of exam rooms and by securing supplies and equipment, making sure all items are secured at the close of each day’s operation.Explains procedures and treatments to patient to gain cooperation, understanding, and allay apprehension.Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with scope of practice.Prepares equipment and aids Physician during treatment and examination of patient.Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of patient.Observes patient, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies supervisor or Physician of patient's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents. Takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess condition of patient.Responds to life saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol.

Education and/or Experience :                                                           

Accredited college or university nursing program degree with an unencumbered license in Missouri. Experience working in Pediatrics in family medicine or hospital settings is preferred.