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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Neuro/Med-Surg - Full-Time/Nights - Trinity Oakland

Company: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Location: Pontiac
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Employment Type: Full time Shift: 12 Hour Evening Shift Description: Exceptional opportunity for a Licensed Practical Nurse to support our vision and serve with us as a compassionate and transforming healing presence in our community. We seek Remarkable individuals from a variety of backgrounds, because diversity makes us stronger. Full-Time position, 12 hours, with a weekend rotation and holiday commitment. 6 South is a 35-bed medical neuroscience unit that cares for patients who have a multitude of medical/neurological diagnoses, some who require telemetry monitoring. Also includes care of Neuro/Surgical patients. 6 South is an excellent unit to start your Nursing Career and prepare you for your future path/specialty area. POSITION PURPOSE The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) functions as a collaborative member of the health care team in partnership with and under the general supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN)/Physician utilizing principles of Relationship-Based Care through the effective implementation of specific aspects of the nursing process; performs and coordinates direct patient care for a specific group of patients. The LPN acts in accordance with scope of practice allowable by licensure in the State of Michigan and congruent with their educational preparation. This includes the administration of medications as authorized. Demonstrates unit/area competencies. The LPN may not delegate tasks to or supervise other licensed or non-licensed health professionals. The LPN actively supports the activities of the unit-based shared governance council and promotes organizational commitment and excellence in the patient care experience. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs specific nursing interventions as delegated by the Registered Nurse and/or Physician to support attainment of treatment goals and uses interdisciplinary plan as the framework for care. Reports changes in patient condition, feedback, and follow-up to the RN in a timely manner.
  • Obtains necessary clinical data from patient, family, or significant other.
  • Demonstrates competency in the administration of medications. Informs and provides information to patients about planned procedures and treatments in order to reduce fear and anxieties and to encourage patient participation.
  • Performs activities which may be delegated by the RN and/or Physician, including but not limited to:
  • Venipuncture for specimens including blood cultures.
  • Initiates and discontinues intravenous, i.e., peripheral short catheters.
  • Inserts and discontinues indwelling and intermittent clean urinary catheterization.
  • Obtains laboratory specimens and performs basic laboratory procedures, i.e., point-of-care blood glucose, stool sampling, sputum collection, etc.
  • Performs basic bedside care and selected procedures under the supervision of the RN: 12-lead ECG; dressing changes; routine respiratory care (i.e. coughing and deep breathing, incentive spirometry, pulse oximetry, oxygen setup and administration, hand held nebulizer); vital signs; recognition, reporting, and intervention for life-threatening conditions.
  • Administers physician-directed treatments such as eye irrigation, etc.
  • Other unit-specific activities such as activities of daily living appropriate to the patient's condition.
  • Responds to patient requests in a timely manner; always introduces self and explains patient care measures.
  • Performs appropriate competency-based point of care testing and monitoring.
  • Records patient information and required data to satisfy documentation and charge capture requirements.
  • Maintains knowledge of policy and procedures; participates in unit activities to improve quality care.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of information pertaining to patients, physicians, employees, and visitors to St. Joseph Mercy Health System. Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in private area in compliance with HIPPA.
  • Seeks ongoing learning experiences in order to keep current with practice and promote self- growth.
  • Maintains a clean environment for patients, visitors and colleagues. Cleans, maintains and stocks equipment and supplies according to unit procedures.
  • Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of information in accordance with HIPAA. Discusses patient information with appropriate personnel while maintaining privacy. Behaves in accordance with the Code of Conduct, Service Excellence Standards, and the Mission, Vision and Values of SJMHS.
  • Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management.
  • Takes personal accountability to seek out experiences in order to maintain skills and competence.
  • Seeks and incorporates feedback concerning improvement in one's own practice, including participation in self-appraisal.
  • Actively engages and participates in unit-based and other committees and indicatives that promote patient and workplace safety, optimal patient outcomes, and satisfaction.
  • Demonstrates proper body mechanics in performing job role.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. These duties may vary depending upon the unit, patient type and need, number and complexity of treatments provided. Additional duties may also include non-clinical duties consistent with meeting the needs of the patient and care team. OTHER FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Performs other duties as assigned. REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE Education:
    • Requires a high school diploma or equivalent, one year of specialized nursing education and proof of successful completion of pharmacology course. Certification/Licensure:
      • Requires current and active license to practice as LPN in State of Michigan.
      • Must have current or obtain during orientation and maintain Basic Life Support Certification (BLS). REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
        • Ability to apply nursing techniques within defined responsibilities to meet patient and family needs.
        • Awareness of the Scope of Practice of Health Professionals in the state of Michigan, the role of LPN and relationship to RN Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with patients, families and coworkers.
        • Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for over 90% of work time.
        • Ability to walk and stand for up to 90% of work time.
        • Ability to lift, turn, and position patients frequently. This document is intended to describe the generalized duties and responsibilities, the specialized job functions, and the essential requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of all supplemental duties, responsibilities, or non-essential requirements or reflect any accommodations made under the American's with Disability Act, the Michigan Handicapper's Act, or SJMHS's Return to Work Program. Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
          Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions. Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Pontiac , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Neuro/Med-Surg - Full-Time/Nights - Trinity Oakland, Healthcare , Pontiac, Michigan

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