LPN - UHC Oncology Clinic - Full Time

Lafayette General Health Lafayette , LA 70593

Posted 4 days ago

SUMMARY:

The Licensed Practical Nurse provides nursing care according to the physicians' orders and in conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the Louisiana Nurse Practice Act.The LPN will assist in maintaining a safe, neat and clean physical environment in the unit.Under the direction of the Registered Nurse, the LPN is proficient in performing supportive patient care and reports the patient's signs, symptoms and any unusual occurrences.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The Licensed Practical Nurse works under the direction of the Registered Nurse

  • Obtains information to contribute to an accurate and current patient assessment, patient care and discharge plan

  • Delivers compassionate care to patients and supports members of the patient's family

  • Includes the patient and caregivers in this process to obtain accurate information/history and contributes to the RN's assessment

  • Evaluates the patient's needs, reports findings in a timely manner, evaluates the patient frequently to determine changes in condition/needs and performs basic nursing monitoring skills, as well as contributes to a current patient assessment-I&O, IV, VS

  • Gathers information appropriately using sound nursing assessment skills, proper interviewing techniques and collaborates with the multi-disciplinary team in discharge planning

  • Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice

  • Accurately performs current practice standards and performs basic nursing skills in a competent manner

  • Administers medication correctly and carries out orders promptly

  • Is responsible for accurately documenting patient care in a timely manner being attentive to detail when documenting procedures, medication, IV maintenance and abnormal findings

  • Should demonstrate knowledge of disease process, recognize abnormal conditions and reports valid patient care conditions and changes

  • Provides patient care in an organized manner, utilizing knowledge of nursing process-assessments, planning, interventions and evaluations

  • Under the direction of the direction of the RN, the LPN will interpret the information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to the age-specific needs

  • Provides individualized health education to the patient and caregivers to specifically meet the patient's needs related to the current diagnosis

  • The education process is from admission through discharge and includes all age groups pertaining to the patient population served

  • Provides care in a safe and therapeutic environment

  • LPNs assigned to Hyperbarics Department: Properly operates the T Com machine, the laser Doppler and CBG machine.Under the supervision of the RN, the LPN also participates in wound care management, assists the physician with debridements, biopsies and suture set up as well as performing wound photography and documenting

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:

  • Maintains current licensure as Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Louisiana

  • CPR/BLS Certification Required

  • Department Specific Certification:

oLGMC Main Campus Emergency Room ONLY:

oIV certification required (Must provide transcript or certification of completion)

oLGH Approved Crisis Prevention or De-escalation Training required within 6 months of hire

oTNCC or Hospital Approved Trauma Education required within 12 months of hire.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must comply with all Standard of Behavior

  • Adhere to all requirements, policies, procedures and mandatory training as identified by LGMC

EQUIPMENT OPERATED:

  • Computer

  • Various types of medical instruments and equipment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Medium work as defined by the US Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis

  • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting or moving of patients as well as walking about from patient's rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas

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