LPN - General Surgical - PRN
Company: CHI St. Vincent
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: December 5, 2019
Position Type: PRN Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 0 Primary
Location: AR > LITTLE ROCK > ST VINCENT INFIRMARY JOB
SUMMARY: Provides direct patient care as assigned under supervision
of RN. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. GENERAL CARE Uses appropriate
knowledge and skills in the care & interaction with customers
across the age continuum. Performs care according to hospital /
departmental policies & procedures. 2. COMMUNICATION Identifies
self and role to all customers. Ensures that all team members are
aware of key information essential to patient care. Seeks & offers
assistance as needed. Utilizes conflict resolution skills
Communicates in a positive professional manner when relating to
customers. 3. PATIENT EVALUATION Gathers historical data and
documents in admission notes. Evaluates patient’s need for
medication prior to administration. Evaluates changes in patient
condition and intervenes appropriately. Evaluates patient allergies
and medication incompatibilities. Documents interventions in
nurses’ notes. Identifies potential risk factors and intervenes
appropriately. Conducts ongoing assessment using nursing process.
4. ADMINISTERS MEDICATION Administers and documents medication.
Evaluates and assesses patient response and documents
appropriately. Accurately clarifies and verifies physician orders
prior to administration. Correctly uses equipment (IV pumps,
PCA/Epidural, etc.). 5. IMPLEMENTS THERAPIES AND PROCEDURES
Verifies orders [physician, nursing]. Verifies presence of informed
consent. Performs procedures according policy. Evaluates and
documents patient’s response to procedures, therapies, and
medications. 6. TEACHING Assesses the patient’s and significant
other’s knowledge base, ability and readiness to learn based on
their developmental age. Schedules teaching for maximal learning.
Presents education at learner’s level of understanding. Documents
patient education in the patient care record. Completes
self-learning goals each year. Shares learning experiences with
others. Attends unit meeting / inservices and all mandatory
inservices. Documents staff education per unit policy. Evaluates
teaching results and adjusts teaching to maximize learner success.
7. MAINTAINS PATIENT RECORDS Documents according to hospital policy
and condition of patient. Follows plan of care/clinical pathway.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Current Arkansas Licensure as a
LPN. Experience: Area Specific Physical Requirements: This job
requires, at various times, the following physical activities;
climbing, balancing, stopping, kneeling, crouching, reaching,
standing, carrying, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger
dexterity, grasping, feeling, talking, and hearing, sometimes
exerting in excess of 20-100 pounds of force. The worker is
required to have close visual acuity to perform daily activities.
May be subject to inside environmental conditions, hazards
(including electrical currents and exposure to high heat and
chemicals), infectious diseases, and may be required to function
around prisoners and mental patients. Skills: Ability to identify
scope of practice issues, prioritization, effective decision
making, communication and interpersonal relationship skills.
Appropriately applies knowledge, training and skills in the care of
neonate, adolescent, adult, and older adult. Successfully completes
BCLS Modules 1, 2, 3, & 4. Successfully completes SVHS Advance LPN
Course within 6 months of start date. Additional Information
Requisition ID: 2019-R0259751 Schedule: Part-time Shift: Variable
Market: CHI St. Vincent
Keywords: CHI St. Vincent, Little Rock , LPN - General Surgical - PRN, Other , Little Rock, Arkansas
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