SUMMARY: The licensed practical nurse provides nursing care according to the physician's 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.
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 plan, 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 conditions/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, medications, IV maintenance, and abnormal findings
Should demonstrate knowledge of disease process, recognizes 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 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 diagnoses
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
Performs other duties as required
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Initiates patient contact and prepares the patient for visit by indicating chief complaint and reason for visit,
obtaining vital signs and obtaining patient intake information.
Includes the patient and caregivers in the intake process to obtain accurate information/history.
Provides care in an organized manner, utilizing knowledge of the nursing process.
Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice.
Manages patient calls/messages, medication refills, and test results to ensure continuity of care.
Promotes a supportive, positive environment for both staff and physicians.
Administers medications and gives injections using barcode medication administration functionality.
Maintains office equipment and sanitization of equipment according to state and federal guidelines.
Cleans exam room after each patient and prepares room for the next patient.
Ensures that all lab and x-ray reports are reviewed, forwarded to the physician and filed in patient's
behaviors and improve outcomes
continuity of care
Reinforces discharge and follow-up instructions.
Will interpret the information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to age-specific
Assist physician in performing basic life support and other emergency measures.
Performs various specimen collections including but not limited to venipuncture and in-house
laboratory testing, and daily quality checks.
Maintain clinical supply PAR levels and place orders as needed.
Assists with scheduling ancillary services and assuring that the pre-certification process is complete
prior to scheduling as needed.
forwards patient records and documents the same in EHR.
clinical service leader, and other staff to assess patient population statistics, develop appropriate
interventions and improve population health outcomes.
Participates in daily huddles, staff meetings and in evaluations of performance and job satisfaction
Adheres to all requirements, policies, procedures and mandatory training as identified by LGH/UHC.
Ensures patient confidentiality and privacy.
Adheres to OSHA and Infection Control Policies
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to the patient population served.
needs related to the current diagnosis.
to the RN's assessment.
Must comply with all Standards of Behavior
Adhere to all requirements, policies, procedures and mandatory training as identified by LGMC.
Various types of medical instruments & equipment
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Medium Work as defined by the U.S. 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 patients as well as
walking about from patients' rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
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