Salary $19.56 - $29.57 HourlyLocation Hennepin CountyJob TypePart-time (benefit earning)DepartmentHuman Services and Public HealthJob Number23HSPHA58TV071
DescriptionHennepin County Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) is seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to work in shelter-based clinics and who has an interest in and experience working with a diverse population in a clinic setting. This position will provide clinical support services to clients who are experiencing homelessness at the shelter-based clinics and will be cross trained to help staff other clinics in Public Health Clinical Services.The LPN will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that provides primary care, care coordination, and acute care services to a wide variety of clients.Hennepin Healthcare for the Homeless (HCH) is a respected leader in providing care to a diverse marginalized client base who are experiencing health disparities. The mission of HCH is to reduce health disparities, increase access, and promote health across communities with specialized services that value evidence-based, client-centered care to create empowered and healthy communities.Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit theemployee referral program page.Location and hours:This position will work on-site and requires travel between various Healthcare for the Homeless clinics within Hennepin County. Work hours for this position are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This position will require working one evening shift per week. No overnight or holiday shifts are required.About this position type:This is a part-time (.9 FTE), benefit earning position.This position is a Nurse, Licensed Practical.Click here to view the job classification specification.This position is subject to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Interim Final Rule on COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination. As such, it requires the job offer to be conditional based on the candidate being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” means 14 days after receiving the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a full or emergency-use basis, or 14 days after receiving a single-dose vaccine approved by the FDA on a full or emergency-use basis. After a conditional job offer is made, the candidate must show proof of full vaccination prior to their start date. A COVID-19 vaccination card from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a vaccination record from your doctor’s office or a personal digital vaccination record constitutes sufficient “proof.” The candidate must also attest they are vaccinated by completing a form on the first day of employment. Reasonable accommodations to this vaccination requirement will be considered upon request by a candidate for medical or religious reasons as required by applicable law. In this position, you will:
Interview clients presenting for care; take vital signs and complete required documentation within the Epic system.
Assist nurse practitioners and medical staff with exams and treatments; administer immunizations, draw blood, and maintain vaccine inventory and storage.
Perform limited lab tests, such as urine or sputum sample collection; assist in maintaining lab documentation, perform laboratory proficiency tests, and prepare lab specimens for transport.
Manage inventory and stock medications and supplies; assist with packing, stocking, and transport of supplies within the clinics.
Perform clean up after medical exams; maintain aseptic environment according to cleaning policies and schedules and clean and maintain clinical equipment including instruments, refrigerators, cabinets, and counter surfaces.
Schedule follow up appointments with clients utilizing Epic, the clinic's electronic health record system.
Need to have:
Completion of an approved program in practical nursing and successful completion of the State of Minnesota's (or equivalent) nursing exam.
Possession of a license as a Licensed Practical Nurse authorized by the State of Minnesota.
Access to reliable transportation to travel to Healthcare for the Homeless clinics within Hennepin County.
Nice to have:
Six or more months of experience as an LPN providing services to medically underserved populations in a clinic setting.
Current CPR certification.
Working in a community health setting and/or working with diverse populations.
Using electronic health records to schedule and register clients and document client data/care.
In records management (e.g., filing charts and gathering, scanning, and abstracting chart materials).
Community resources and publicly funded assistance programs.
Appropriate standard and emergency procedures for handling sterile/contaminated materials.
Sensitivity to the unique needs and challenges faced by a diverse and marginalized client base who are experiencing health disparities.
Candidates with fluency in another language in addition to English are encouraged to apply. Bilingual candidates who pass a language assessment may qualify for additional bilingual pay and duties.About the department:Public Health works to improve and protect the health of children, adolescents and adults who live, learn, work or play in Hennepin County. Our ultimate purpose is to promote physical and mental health, prevent illness and injury associated with communicable diseases and environmental conditions, reduce chronic diseases, and enhance the well-being of individuals affected by mental illnesses and serious emotional disturbances. About Hennepin County:Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at https://bridge.hennepin.us/public/welcome.Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.