CATE ARMSTRONG, A LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE IN A HEALTH CLINIC
WCN: What are your top three responsibilities that you would highlight?
- Patient care is always #1! As the clinical staff lead, I try to impress upon all staff how important it is to treat all the patients as if they were your own family member or yourself.
- Healthy Planet Program (population health). I work to do my part in meeting my organization’s commitment to reduce and prevent chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, and preventing disease through immunizations.
- Making sure the staff (back and front office) and providers are working together as a care team.
WCN: What’s something that might surprise others about your role?
While I can’t do as much as a registered nurse, I am making so much positive impact on patients and on for the organization I work for. LPNs are a crucial part of the health care team!