Licensed Practical Nurse

University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center Greensburg , PA 15601

Posted 4 weeks ago

Description

This position is eligible for a sign on bonus. Sign-On Bonus Details include the following, Licensed Practical Nurses Signing on to UPMC for the first time are eligible to receive a bonus of $2,000 for a 1 year commitment with UPMC!

Purpose:

Under the direction of a registered nurse (RN), the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides resident care within the scope of the Practical Nurse Act of Pennsylvania. The LPN, in collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary team, ensures the physical, medical and psychosocial needs of the resident are met.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists the RN and interdisciplinary team in evaluating, planning, and implementing plans of care.

  • Assumes responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges.

  • Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.

  • Communicates effectively with residents and families about care concerns. Instructs and demonstrates care.

  • Complies with all safety policies and procedures, including Infection Control Precautions.

  • Complies with established medication use policies.

  • Constructively receives feedback and direction.

  • Contributes to the unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting residents.

  • Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.

  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team. Demonstrates awareness of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions. Cares for residents, staff, and self by supporting and promoting a culture of safety in the workplace, recognizing hazards, reporting and investigating incidents in a timely manner in accordance with policies, regulations, and prudent practices.

  • Discusses any resident or family concerns with RN in charge, so that issues can be appropriately addressed.

  • Establishes appropriate and effective communication strategies.

  • Establishes professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.

  • Identifies and communicates learning needs to the Unit Manager/Nursing Leader.

  • Observes and records residents symptoms, condition, and/or reactions to medications and treatments and reports results to the RN in charge.

  • Oversees care given by Certified Nursing Assistants to ensure adequate and timely care is provided .

  • Participates in resident care conferences.

  • Participates in self-review as requested by Unit Manager.

  • Performs assigned work in a timely and productive manner.

  • Prior to performing new or challenging skills, requests assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures.

  • Provides appropriate, direct resident care. Gives injections, takes vital signs, performs basic diagnostic tests, observes residents, dresses wounds, administers medication. Provides IV therapy as permitted by practice act and policy.

  • Requests assistance to help in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.

  • Strictly adheres to all policies and practices relative to resident care and facility-related information.

  • Suggests and supports changes within the department.

  • Takes action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or from self-identified development needs.

Qualifications

Completion of a Practical Nursing Program approved by the State Board of Nursing. Long term care experience preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

  • Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


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University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center