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Licensed Practical Nurse – PCCU (FT Night) Full Time

Position Summary

Assist clinical team members by performing a variety of duties for patients within the scope of practice of an LPN using the patient focused care system and under the direction/supervision of an RN.  Assumes, under the direction of the Laboratory, responsibility for patient specimen testing, quality

Primary Duties

Patient Care:

  1. Actively participates in the admission process including, but not limited to collecting the patient history, allergies and home medication list.
  2. Actively participates in the transition of care process including, but not limited to, assisting patient/family with preparations for discharge and wheelchair transportation to private or commercial vehicle.
  3. Provides competent direct care and providing for a safe and comforting environment resulting in a positive patient/family experience.
  4.  Maintains competency for use of clinical patient care equipment.
  5. Documents and reports abnormal observations to the RN in a timely manner.
  6. Assists in the maintenance of skin integrity with the use of emollients, creams, etc. Cares for superficial skin tears under the direction of the RN.
  7. Maintains patient confidentiality.
  8. Maintains standard precautions.
  9. Carries out medical orders such as administration of medications and treatments, within hospital policy and within patient population-specific parameters.
  10. Provides BLS in response to emergency situations.  Provides ACLS under the direction of the RN and provider in emergency situations.
  11. Performs Point of Care procedures in a timely manner according to established policy and procedure.  Documents required information and complies with all Point of Care quality control standards.
  12. Adheres to hospital policy and procedures.

Technical Activities:

  1. Observes, reports and records changes that result from disease or trauma to patient’s respiratory, cardiovascular, neurologic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, reproductive, musculoskeletal, metabolic, psychologic, integumentary, sensory, immune, hematologic, and nutritional systems.
  2. Observes, reports and records the patient’s condition.
  3. Monitors intravenous lines for adequacy of fluids and operations and reports any non-functioning line as observed with visual inspection.
  4. Performs oral /nasal /endotracheal suctioning.
  5. Establishes patient setup/connection tasks including NIBP, SaO2 and ECG.
  6. Collects specimens such as urine, stool, sputum.
  7. Applies warm and cold compresses.
  8. Performs 12 lead EKG.
  9. Monitors and performs vital signs using a variety of equipment, and reports abnormalities to RN.
  10. Performs surgical preps on patients.
  11. Obtains weights and basic patient information on new admissions.
  12. Assists RN/MD in removal of sheath and applies manual pressure or c-clamp after hemostasis has been established.
  13. Observes sheath site for signs of bleeding and notifies RN of any changes.
  14. Provides clerical duties as needed.
  15. Able to apply simple dressings and assist RN with more complex dressings.
  16. Performs blood glucose monitoring.
  17. Performs hemostasis monitoring test.
  18. Performs intake and output measurements.
  19. Performs calorie counts.
  20. Performs ostomy care.
  21. Administers medications in a safe manner.
  22. Provides peripheral intravenous site care and is able to discontinue peripheral intravenous therapy.
  23. Collaborates with the RN in developing, implementing, and evaluation of the outcomes of the teaching plan.

Qualifications/Specifications

  • Education: Graduate of an accredited Practical Nursing program.
  • Licensure/ Certification: Current state licensure as a Practical Nurse or licensure from a state within the Nursing Compact.   BLS certification required prior to providing direct patient care.  Successful completion of ACLS certification is required prior to completion of clinical orientation.

Job Overview

  • Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse – PCCU (FT Night)
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