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Program Nurse
Position Title: Program Nurse (LPN)
Department: Diabetes Program
Reports to: Diabetes Program Director

Performs professional nursing, consultation, and educational services to persons with diabetes and/or at high risk, as well as community health education/training.

This position description may not include all of the listed duties nor do all of the listed examples include all tasks, which may be found or assigned to this position.

 Educates clients to recognize warning signs, symptoms, and complications of diabetes
 Develops curriculum on health, including research and production. Personnel acts as a health care consultant by providing information on the management of diabetes
 Advises clients on the proper use of diabetic supplies, equipment, and readings
 Assesses home care needs and conducts basic patient care that may include vital readings, wound dressings, foot care, etc.
 Makes home visits to clients in order to monitor health status as needed
 Provides basic foot care/assessment in home, office, and/or clinic settings
 Develops, conducts, and participates in health education activities, workshops, and/or programs that promote healthy lifestyles for the general community or targeted groups
 Performs health screening activities at health fairs, schools, and other community facilities throughout the year
 Facilitates Case Management duties with physicians and/or primary care providers
 Oversees patient care and brings any issues to physicians and/or primary care providers attention
 Provides referrals to other community services as needed
 Facilitates Diabetes Support Group within program or in collaboration with Wewoka Indian Health Clinic
 Maintains confidential records and files which are to be updated in accordance with yearly audit
 Performs other duties as assigned

 Current Oklahoma Nursing License and graduate of an approved LPN/LVN school of nursing
 Two years’ work experience in diabetes prevention or health education programs OR minimum of one (1) year hospital experience and one (1) year home care experience
 Certificate in medication administration via "NAPNE" or comparable medication listing program
 CPR and First Aid certification
 Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) or ability to obtain certification within one year of employment
 Must be able to pass a physical examination and TB screening
 Must be able to pass the Seminole Nation required background check with NO prior convictions of any felonies
 Must be able to comply with the Seminole Nation Drug Free Workplace policies

 Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county and local laws, regulations, and requirements
 Knowledge of principles and practices of health care, patient assessments, and health education services
 Knowledge of diabetes and other diseases and their education and prevention
 Skill in operating various word processing and database software programs
 Skill in treating patients with tact, courtesy, and respect
 Ability to react quickly and make effective decisions in an emergency situation
 Ability to maintain confidentiality (HIPAA)
 Ability to respect cultural and traditional Native American beliefs
 Ability to work a varied schedule, including weekends and evenings
 Ability to interact and maintain good working relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds
 Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing
 Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
 Ability to exercise independent judgment

 Talk, hear, sit, stand; use hands for fine motor control to handle objects and/or medical equipment
 Position requires frequent lifting of up to 25 lbs. or greater

 Work is generally performed in an indoor setting with moderate noise level
 Exposure to unpleasant odors, bodily fluids, hazardous material, and infectious disease
 Situations occur where surgical masks, safety goggles, gloves, and protective face shields may be needed
 Frequent interaction with the public

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