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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.

  • Job Requirements

  • Education

  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing required.

  • Experience

  • License/Certifications

  • 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.

  • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • 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.

  • Physical Requirements

  • Weight Demands

  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

  • Physical Activity

  • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):

  • Climbing

  • Crawling

  • Kneeling

  • Sitting

  • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):

  • Balancing

  • Carrying

  • Crouching

  • Distinguish colors

  • Keyboarding/typing

  • Lifting

  • Pulling/Pushing

  • Repetitive Motions

  • Stooping/bending

  • Twisting

  • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):

  • Fingering/Touching

  • Grasping

  • Hearing

  • Reaching

  • Seeing/Visual

  • Speaking/talking

  • Standing

  • Walking

  • Job Hazards

  • Not Related:

  • Electrical Shock/Static

  • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)

  • Rate (1%-33%):

  • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)

  • Occasionally (34%-66%):

  • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)

  • Equipment/Machinery/Tools

  • Explosives (pressurized gas)

  • Frequent (67%-100%):

  • 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.

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