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LPN Ambulatory - Diabetes & Thyroid

Company: Sanford Health
Location: Sioux Falls
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Job Description:

Job Title: LPN Ambulatory - Diabetes & Thyroid - Sioux Falls

City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Department *:* Diabetes & Thyroid Clinic - Sioux Falls

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) will participate in the implementation and evaluation of patient care, under the supervision of a registered nurse, advanced practice provider, or physician. Ensures the health, comfort and safety of patients. Documents a thorough medical history from patient. Contributes to the assessment of patients and administers medications or treatments as ordered. Provides technical support to healthcare professionals as needed. Counseling patients and family members, under the direction of a registered nurse, on prevention and treatment plans. The LPN demonstrates competency and practices within the full scope of nursing expertise/knowledge and utilizes appropriate age and population specific standards as designated in their assigned clinical setting.


Adheres to legal regulations and organizational policies when discussing patient health information. Responsible for promoting a safe environment for patients, families, staff, residents, and visitors and working collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary health care team to provide the best outcomes for patients. Promote a safe and therapeutic environment by providing appropriate monitoring and surveillance of the care environment. Participate in health teaching developed by a licensed practitioner or registered nurse. Participate and be part of a healthcare team to conduct focused nursing assessments and contribute to the plan of care. Observe patients, document and report changes in patient condition, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and take any necessary action. Implement interventions that are assigned, ordered or prescribed by licensed practitioner or registered nurse. Follows safety measures to ensure proper use of equipment and supplies.;Establishes and maintains productive working relationships within and outside of own area. Contribute to the evaluation of the plan of care by gathering, observing, recording and communication patient responses to nursing interventions. Communicate relevant information with patients and health team members to ensure quality and continuity of care.


This position is to support the initiative of a new Diabetes Center within the Diabetes and Thyroid Clinic.


Graduate from an accredited practical nursing program as a Licensed Practical Nurse. If position requires IV therapy/management skills, the following is required in North Dakota: graduation from a Board approved AASPN program where IV therapy is part of the curriculum or completion of an IV Therapy course approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing.

Currently holds an unencumbered Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license with State Nursing board and/or possess multi-state licensure privileges. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care,

leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research,

education and community growth. We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition

here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families

and communities. We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application,

please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Job Function: Nursing

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: WD01258

Keywords: Sanford Health, Sioux Falls , LPN Ambulatory - Diabetes & Thyroid, Healthcare , Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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