Licensed Practical Nurse

Crozer-Keystone Health System Chester , PA 19013

Posted 2 months ago

To perform selected acts in the care of the ill, injured or infirm under the direction of a licensed professional nurse which does not require the specialized skill, judgment and knowledge required in professional nursing. Responsibilities Provides direct patient care, performing data collection, treatments and procedures in accordance with standards. Contributes to the nursing plan of care by reporting patient problems to the Registered Nurse, suggesting possible solutions to those problems. Implements nursing directives communicated by the Registered Nurse, shift report, patient therapy profile, and nursing plan of care. Administers medications in accordance with appropriate Standards. Instructs patients and families appropriately. Transcribes physicians# orders in accordance with appropriate Standards. Maintains emergency equipment and supplies which are located in the nursing department. Documents pertinent observations and nursing procedures performed on the appropriate chart forms, in accordance with protocols and procedures. Reports patient problems, patient incidents, or changes in patient status to a Registered Nurse or supervisor. Education and Training Current licensure to practice Practical Nursing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

To perform selected acts in the care of the ill, injured or infirm under the direction of a licensed professional nurse which does not require the specialized skill, judgment and knowledge required in professional nursing.

Responsibilities

  • Provides direct patient care, performing data collection, treatments and procedures in accordance with standards.

  • Contributes to the nursing plan of care by reporting patient problems to the Registered Nurse, suggesting possible solutions to those problems.

  • Implements nursing directives communicated by the Registered Nurse, shift report, patient therapy profile, and nursing plan of care.

  • Administers medications in accordance with appropriate Standards.

  • Instructs patients and families appropriately.

  • Transcribes physicians' orders in accordance with appropriate Standards.

  • Maintains emergency equipment and supplies which are located in the nursing department.

  • Documents pertinent observations and nursing procedures performed on the appropriate chart forms, in accordance with protocols and procedures.

  • Reports patient problems, patient incidents, or changes in patient status to a Registered Nurse or supervisor.

Education and Training

  • Current licensure to practice Practical Nursing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
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