Licensed Practical Nurse LPN PRNPascagoula, Mississippi
JOB SUMMARY: Provides patient care services that meet the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care; meets the communication needs of patient and family; provides care that reflects initiative and responsibility indicative of professional expectations, under the supervision of a registered nurse. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: - Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on the age and clinical condition of the patient - Reduces the potential for medication errors by following correct medication procedures. - Performs patient care considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age; includes geriatric and general inpatient rehabilitation patients. - Under the supervision of the R.N., assists with the assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. Identifies and initiates appropriate rehabilitation nursing interventions. - Under the supervision of the R.N., performs timely and accurate QI assessments. - Carry out the plan of care as indicated by the patient’s needs and response to treatment; evaluates overall plan daily for effectiveness; updates interdisciplinary care plan accordingly based on changes in patient’s condition and individual needs. - Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care - Demonstrates ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management. - Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/ health care errors. - Formulates a teaching plan based upon the patient’s individual and identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate. - Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services according to level of licensure. - Communicates appropriately and clearly to Registered Nurses, leadership, coworkers, physicians and the Rehabilitation Services staff. - Participates in team conferences. - Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs. - Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments. - Provides a safe environment for patients, visitors and staff and complies with appropriate and approved safety standards. Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. - Actively participates in Continuous Quality and Performance Improvement (CQPI) activities. Offers suggestions for opportunities for improvements in patient care, safety, education, etc. - Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations - Other duties as assigned Qualifications - External - Graduate of accredited licensed practical/ vocational nurse program. - Current state licensure as Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse. - CPR/BCLS certification. ACLS preferred. - IV Certified required or obtained within 6 months highly preferred - Minimum six months’ Medical/Surgical experience in an acute care setting preferred. - Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skillsQualifications
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