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LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE – PART TIME

Assesses, plans and implements the nursing care of patients within the facility setting under the supervision of a registered nurse, within the LPN scope of practice.

Qualifications

  • Current Colorado license as Licensed Practical Nurse
  • IV Certification
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Previous LPN experience preferred
  • Must possess required certification or be able to obtain within 90 days

General Requirements

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

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.
  • Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Equipment, Tools, Materials

  • Calculator
  • General office materials/supplies
  • Information Systems
  • Telephone system
  • All Patient Care equipment

Security/Access

Will have access to confidential information and abides by the organization’s privacy policies and regulations concerning this information.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Utilizes the nursing process, for the performance of patient care, to assess, plan, intervene and evaluate patient care to achieve prioritized patient outcomes according to the LPN scope of practice.
  • Gives medications: oral, rectal, parental and sub-lingual according to hospital policy, using the “Five Rights” of medication administration.
  • Assists RN with emergency procedures according to recognized standards and demonstrated competencies.
  • Performs hourly patient rounding for all patient assignments.
  • Performs patient/family teaching for assessed knowledge deficits.
  • Evaluates patient progress toward desired outcomes prior to discharge.
  • Demonstrates personal accountability in the delivery of patient care in a competent, professional and compassionate manner.
  • Initiates and evaluates care plans.
  1. Performs emergency treatment as required in accordance with LPN scope of practice.
  • Initiates or assists in patient care in an effective and responsive manner as each situation requires.
  • Triages each emergency situation appropriately and involves other resources as appropriate.
  • Follows emergency policies, procedures and protocols in an effective manner.
  • Demonstrates ability to remain calm in emergent and stressful situations.
  1. Performs and maintains documentation.
  • Documents accurate and ongoing assessments of patient status that reflect nursing interventions, patient responses, patient teaching and status of outcomes at discharge.
  • Maintains documentation of performance measures and quality improvement efforts.
  • Completes shift end check prior to leaving duty.
  1. Communicates effectively.
  • Communicates and collaborates effectively with other health team members regarding patient condition, nursing plan of care, patient satisfaction needs and recommendations for meeting identified outcomes.
  • Follows approved shift report format when communicating patient information.
  • Identifies and recognizes abnormal symptoms/changes in patient condition, established priorities, and takes appropriate action. Appropriately reports condition changes to medical provider.
  1. Promotes and ensures patient safety in performance of all responsibilities.
  • Administers medications, treatments and procedures in a timely and safe manner according to health care provider orders and nursing policy, including appropriate performance of standard precautions, using two patient identifiers and performing patient risk assessments every shift.
  • Demonstrates proficient technical/clinical skills and operational knowledge of equipment on unit.
  • Utilizes proper body mechanics, transfer/lifting techniques to minimize fall risk to patient and injury to self.
  • Implements infectious disease controls as appropriate including isolation procedures, personal protective equipment (PPE), proper use of hand washing and gloves.
  • Follows proper procedures for wasting narcotics and disposal of sharps and hazardous materials.
  1. Performs other duties as assigned.
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Department: Nursing
Reports To: Chief Nursing Officer
FLSA Status:
Non-Exempt