University Medical Center New Orleans is the academic#medical center of LCMC Health and the ultimate expression of a 275-year legacy of serving the people of New Orleans and South Louisiana. With our academic partners, including Louisiana State University and Tulane University Schools of Medicine, we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals and leading research to find tomorrow#s cures and treatments.
From expert primary care and the widest variety of specialty care to cutting edge emergency care and the region#s only Level 1 Trauma Center, UMC offers the area the widest breadth of healthcare services. # We are looking for medical professionals who are just as passionate as we are about providing the best medical care in the safest environment. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Whether you#re a seasoned healthcare professional or just starting out, a career at UMC places you at the center of a dynamic community of providers, learners and staff with a singular focus on patient-centric care.# We offer a state-of-the-art facility with breakthrough technology, and professionals committed to helping our community become healthier.
The incumbent in this position is a Licensed Practical Nurse responsible for identifying basic patient needs and care through assessment, planning, and evaluating the patient#s response to care and progress toward patient outcomes, the family or those significant to the family are considered as part of the assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation efforts. The nursing care provided is on the basis of actual needs and treatment, meets hospital and Division of Patient Care Services Standards of practice, and reflects the philosophy of the department.
Gather pertinent patient information for provider or registered nurse for appropriate patient disposition Administer medications/immunizations Draw labs if needed
/phone triage messages, escalate to RN or provider as necessary Ensure that prescription refill requests are processed timely Perform quality audits as requested Serve as back up for all MA functions Release future orders when applicable. Work as part of a healthcare team to assess patient needs, plan and modify care, and implement interventions.
Collect samples, such as blood, urine, or sputum from patients, and perform routine laboratory tests on samples. Prepare patients for examinations, tests, or treatments and explain procedures. Evaluate nursing intervention outcomes, conferring with other healthcare team members as necessary.
Help patients with dressing, moving on or off exam table, or standing and walking. Set up equipment and prepare medical treatment rooms. Monitors Epic Pools HOS Scoring EMR experience preferred# #The Licensed Practical Nurse(LPN) hired for this position will monitor patients, that have been discharged from the inpatient setting and one day surgical area, that are waiting for transportation.
The LPN will monitor and assist patients as needed while they are on site in the discharge waiting area. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a temporary permit or license to practice practical nursing in Louisiana.# American Heart Association Basic Life Support-HCP # UMC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.