Nebraska Methodist Health System Licensed Practical Nurse in Council Bluffs, Iowa
Purpose of Job
Accountable for the delivery of quality care to patients and families according to the individualized needs of the patient.
Assist the Registered Nurse by obtaining initial assessment of patient and on-going patient observation.
Graduate of accredited school of nursing required.
Current valid Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) License, valid compact multistate license to work in Iowa or temporary permit while awaiting licensure required.
Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
Knowledge of nursing practices and principles, medications and effects, charting and notes.
Knowledge of the operation and use of equipment and manual dexterity.
Ability to apply nursing practices and principles.
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with staff, patients, visitors, physicians and other departments.
Ability to learn and adapt to changing nursing practices.
Ability to apply positive patient relations when dealing with patients, staff, physicians or the public.
Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
Explosives (pressurized gas)
Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
Essential Job Functions
Essential Functions I
Promotes positive relations when interacting with patients, visitors, families, physicians, customers and co-workers.
Greet, smiles and makes eye contact.
Introduces self by name.
Volunteers to help co-workers and other employees.
Addresses patients and others by surname.
Responds quickly to patients and/or other peoples' needs.
Knows and demonstrates 6 step customer complaint management process.
Assist the Registered Nurse (RN) by obtaining initial assessment of patient and on-going patient observation.
Completes initial assessment and documentation within standards set by nursing service.
Informs team leader/director of change in patient's status immediately.
Utilizes policies and procedures and Standards of Care to assess patient.
Performs nursing care as assigned by Charge Nurse, utilizing policies and procedures, Standards of Care and Care Plan.
Demonstrates skill in conceptual, technical, and procedural nursing practice to include unit specific policies and procedures outlines from orientation checklist.
Performs patient care and treatments in a timely manner.
Documents care and patient responses following policies and procedures for documentation.
Safely and accurately administers medication without incident.
Reports variances to team leader/director immediately.
Conducts patient teaching according to needs identified by discharge planning and care plan.
Conducts patient education utilizing available resources and documentation on patient education form.
Documents appropriate information on discharge forms.
Provides safety measures to protect staff and patients.
Utilizes patient restraints and documentation according to hospital policy.
Utilizes bed rails according to policy.
Reports safety hazards to director/charge nurse immediately.
Completes variance report within eight (8) hours of occurrence or incident.
Removes unsafe or unnecessary equipment.
Keeps room in a neat and orderly fashion.
Communicates verbally and in writing with patients, visitors, employees and medical staff.
Demonstrates courteous, helpful and professional behavior.
Provides team leader/director with complete and accurate report on patient's condition.
Actively participates in unit meeting.
Utilizes appropriate communication channels in attempting change.
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.