Performs the functions of a Licensed Practical Nurse in providing patient care to patients in the hospital, for ages 18 through geriatrics. Maintains patient confidentiality at all times. Possesses good communication skills, both verbally and written. Is responsible for adhering to all LPN Nursing Practice Standards as they apply to patient care.
Maintains accountability for nursing practice and delivery of quality patient care through collaboration with the DON, therapists and other nursing staff.
Assists in the implementation of changes necessary for the departments involved to maintain and improve quality patient care.
Collaborates with the DON and staff nurses in the development and implementation of Performance Improvement measures.
Performs hands-on nursing care by utilizing the nursing process to achieve quality outcomes for the patients.
Educates patients and families upon admission and at least weekly through documentation on IDTR and through established goals during PTC/POC.
Administers medication according to hospital policy and procedures within the designated time frames.
Assists with collection of patient history on Nursing Assessments within specified time frame on patients as indicated. Obtains RN signature on all assessments.
Documents nursing interventions, changes in the patient's condition, physician visits, etc on the Nurses Daily flow sheet, according to hospital policy and procedure.
Identifies changes to patients' condition, including tests and lab results, vital signs, physical findings, etc. and reports to Charge Nurse as indicated.
Demonstrates an ability to perform duties in a manner consistent with the Patient's Bill of Rights.
Demonstrates an ability to take direction as indicated from the Charge Nurse in regard to patient care issues.
Performs patient treatments in accordance with physician orders in a timely manner
Assists with other duties as indicated.
Demonstrates competency in the following skills: Ability to check the flow rate of a central line. Able to regulate central line flow rate. Able to change a central line site dressing. Able to change central line tubing. Able to flush central line. Able to hang replacement fluids for central line.
Possesses knowledge of ventilator settings/parameters and telemetry/cardiac monitoring.
Formal Education: Associate Degree or certification equivalentExperience: Less than 6 monthsLicense, Registration, and / or Certification Requirement: YesEducation Requirements
Licensed Practical Nurse from an accredited school of nursing.
Current Licensed Practical Nurse license in the state of practice.