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LPN Multiple Areas-LGMD Flex Staff-PRN in Lafayette, LA at Lafayette General Health

Date Posted: 11/25/2018

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Job Description

SUMMARY:

The licensed practical nurse provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders and in conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The Licensed Practical Nurse works under the direction of the Registered Nurse
  • Obtains information to contribute to an accurate and current patient assessment, patient care plan, and discharge plan
  • Delivers compassionate care to patients and supports members of the patient’s family
  • Includes the patient and caregivers in this process to obtain accurate information/history and contributes to the RN’s assessment
  • Evaluates the patient’s needs, reports findings in a timely manner, evaluates the patient frequently to determine changes in conditions/needs, and performs basic nursing monitoring skills, as well as contributes to a current patient assessment – I&O, IV, VS
  • Gathers information appropriately using sound nursing assessment skills, proper interviewing techniques, and collaborates with the multi-disciplinary team in discharge planning
  • Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice
  • Accurately performs current practice standards and performs basic nursing skills in a competent manner
  • Administers medication correctly and carries out orders promptly
  • Is responsible for accurately documenting patient care in a timely manner being attentive to detail when documenting procedures, medications, IV maintenance, and abnormal findings
  • Should demonstrate knowledge of disease process, recognizes abnormal conditions, and reports valid patient care conditions and changes
  • Provides patient care in an organized manner, utilizing knowledge of nursing process – assessments, planning, interventions, and evaluations
  • Under the direction of the RN, the LPN will interpret the information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to the age-specific needs
  • Provides individualized health education to the patient and caregivers to specifically meet the patient’s needs related to the current diagnoses
  • The education process is from admission through discharge and includes all age groups pertaining to the patient population served
  • Provides care in a safe and therapeutic environment
  • Performs other duties as required

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Hospital/Clinic and the employee.  The job description is subject to change as the needs of the Hospital/Clinic and requirements of the job change.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:

  • Maintains current licensure as Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Louisiana
  • CPR Certification
  • IV therapy

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must comply with all Standards of Behavior
  • Adhere to all requirements, policies, procedures and mandatory training as identified by LGMC.

EQUIPMENT OPERATED:

  • Computer
  • Various types of medical instruments & equipment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

  •  Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis
  • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as      walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas

SELECTION GUIDELINES:

Formal application; verification of education, and experience; verification of license(s), certification(s), registration(s), accreditation(s) if applicable; oral interview, reference and background checks; job related tests may be required.