Under direct supervision of the registered nurse, provides direct patient care using the nursing process, standards and policies within scope of practice.
Provides direct patient care according to established policies, procedures, and standards of care.
Assists with assessment by collecting and documenting data, actions and responses including biological, psychological, social and cultural factors.
Detects significant changes in patient condition and reports these to the registered nurse.
Assists with developing the plan of care and implements as directed by the registered nurse.
Supports and reinforces patient teaching according to individualized plan of care.
Documents performance of nursing interventions and patient's response to those interventions and communicates effectiveness of interventions and changes in patient condition to the registered nurse.
Communicates changes in medical orders to the registered nurse.
Performs clinical tasks or skills such as medication administration, IV therapy, wound care, venipunture, etc.
Performs various patient positioning and transporting duties, which require lifting and pushing / pulling, while utilizing proper technique.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license issued by the state in which the team member practices, andBasic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required.
Advanced training beyond High School that includes the completion of an accredited or approved program in Practical Nursing.
No experience required
Proficient computer skills including keyboarding, navigation within a windows operating system, use of electronic mail and electronic medical records systems.
Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.Ability to develop rapport and maintain positive relationships with a variety of patients, family, staff and physicians.
Good organization, prioritization and problem solving skills.Ability to multi-task with frequent interruptions.