Licensed Practical Nurse (Lpn) - Orthopedic Surgery

Wellstar Health System, Inc. Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 3 months ago

Overview

At WellStar, we all share common goals. That's what makes us so successful and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the most integrated healthcare provider in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.

Responsibilities

WellStar Medical Group has an immediate opportunity for a Licensed Practical Nurse LPN for Orthopedic Surgery.

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) functions under the direction of the Physician, Nurse Supervisor and/or Practice/Office Manager. Recognizes patient's needs and symptoms in advance. Provides care for the patient under the physician's direction. Includes preparing patient for exams, assisting during treatments, coordinating tests and follow-up care and recording treatment in medical record. Assists with patient and family education. Demonstrates competency and skills to serve patients of all ages including neonate, infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations. Performs other duties as necessary.

It is expected that all LPN's are licensed, knowledgeable and uphold the practice of nursing as outlined by the Georgia Professional Nurse Practice Act and implement the Nursing Practice Standards and Code for the Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses put forth by the National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses, Inc. (NFLPN). As a member of the patient services team, it is expected that the individual upholds the voice of the patient, system policies and procedures, while supporting service excellence goals.

Qualifications

Required Minimum Education:

  • Graduate from an accredited LPN program.

Required Minimum Licensure/Certification:

  • Current/active license as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Georgia.

  • Must have a current BLS card from the American Heart Association prior to hire date.

  • ACLS/PALS may be required in some practice areas.

Required Minimum Experience:

  • Previous healthcare experience preferred.

  • Experience in ambulatory, outpatient setting preferred.

  • In some cases, hospital based experience may substitute.

  • Specific experience in practice specialty may be required.

Required Minimum Skills:

  • Must be organized and manage time efficiently to assure patient comfort and satisfaction.

  • Attentiveness to detail.

  • Strong interpersonal/human relations skills, interact positively with staff, providers and patients.

  • Must be able to communicate and understand verbal and written English language, optimize the use of technology to support clinical care and holds basic computer skills.

  • The employee should also be able to adhere to the WellStar Credo and Code of Conduct.

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Licensed Practical Nurse (Lpn) - Orthopedic Surgery

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