Hospital Lpn Day Shift

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Posted Jun 10, 2024
Job Description

JOB DUTIES: (This list may not include all of the duties assigned.

-Assures compliance with established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, continuous quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
-Cooperates with other nursing personnel to maintain good employee relations and meet all departmental objectives.
-Assists in planning, organizing, delivering, and evaluating direct care to assigned patients. Includes developing the plan of care.
-Recognizes impending emergencies and acts appropriately.
-Works with patients and families in providing explanations of diagnostic tests, etc.
-Communicates clearly and accurately with patients, families, physicians, and co-workers.
-Completes appropriate paperwork in the admission, dismissal, or transfer of patients.
-Assists physicians with examinations, procedures and other processes related to direct patient care.
-Assists with the administration of specialized therapy or treatments to patients.
-Answers patient call lights as required.
-Performs patient care duties as assigned.
-Monitors condition of patients and reports changes to appropriate personnel.
-Administers patient medication as allowed by scope of practice.
-Demonstrates sensitivity to patient’s comfort and privacy and expresses interest in their progress.
-Monitors emotional stability of patients and reports changes to physician or Registered Nurse.
-Maintains a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with hospital standards.
-Encourages patients to appropriate levels of independent function and self-sufficiency.
-Ensures an adequate stock of supplies and proper functioning of equipment.
-Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service and staff meetings, etc.
-Attends meetings as required. Participates in various nursing committees for the purpose of upgrading and assuring the quality of nursing care.
-Respects the five rights of medication administration - right patient, right time, right medication, right dose, and right route.
-Understands and applies basic pharmacology and monitors the patient for the response to drug therapy and side effects. Reports adverse reactions to RN in charge, supervisor, or attending physician.
-Evaluate effects of treatments and communicates information to appropriate persons.
-Maintains current licensing and understands and follows the scope of nursing practice for LPNs.
-Supervises nursing care by nurse aides.
-Accepts working in other areas and maintains flexibility according to staffing needs.
-Monitors infusion of IV fluids (IV Therapy Certified LPN - see practice act for specific duties).
-Maintains an active role in discharge planning to promote continuity in patient care.
-Has understanding of and implements standard precautions and other precautions as indicated.

Skills Required

EXPERIENCE: Graduate or clinical experience in a hospital setting preferred. A nursing home setting will be considered.
EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited program for Licensed Practical Nursing
REQ. CERT. : Current LPN licensure in the state of Kansas.
REGISTRATION: Successful completion of CPR, ACLS, and PALS within 6 months of hire.

Job Categories

Job Types(s):   Healthcare

Industry(s):   Healthcare

Employment Type:   Employee - Full Time

Job Location(s):   Phillipsburg

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