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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Oncology Med-Surg Unit

Company: Trinity Health Corporation
Location: Pontiac
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Employment Type:Part timeShift:Rotating ShiftDescription:5 South is a 36 bed unit that provides care for patients who have a diagnosis of Oncology, Hospice, Anemia, Hematology, Comfort Care, Palliative Care, Radiation or Nuclear Treatment, Chemotherapy administration(AML, CML, leukemia patients) and sickle cell.** POSITION PURPOSEThe Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) functions as a collaborative member of the health care team in partnership with and under supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN)/provider utilizing principles of Relationship-Based Care through the effective implementation of specific aspects of the nursing process, performs direct patient care to a specific group of patients, and coordinates activities which relate to the flow of unit processes. The LPN acts within the scope of practice congruent with their education and licensure. Care 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. Promotes organizational commitment and excellence in the patient care experience.REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE* Education: Requires a high school diploma or equivalent.* Requires Possession of a certificate from a practical nursing education program accepted for licensure by the Michigan Board of Nursing* Certification/Licensure: Requires current and active license to practice as LPN in State of Michigan.* Basic Life Support Certification (BLS).REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES* Ability to apply nursing techniques within defined responsibilities to meet patient and family needs.* Ability to follow verbal and written instructions / orders* Ability to observe and record information used to make clinical staff decisions* Ability to observe and evaluate conditions, reactions, and changes in the physical and mental condition of the patientESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIESIn accordance with Section 161 of the Michigan Public Health Code, the Practical Nurse-Licensed performs nursing acts, functions, or asks under the delegation and supervision of the Registered Nurse.* Performs specific nursing interventions as delegated by the Registered Nurse and/or Physician to support attainment of treatment goals and use 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 oral, intra-muscular, and subcutaneous 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 Providers, including but not limited to:* Venipuncture for specimens including blood cultures.* Start and discontinue IV lines.* May double check high alert medications, verify blood products, and witness controlled substance waste* Insertion and discontinuation of straight, indwelling, and intermittent clean urinary catheterization.* Obtains laboratory specimens and performs basic laboratory procedures.* May perform basic bedside care and selected procedures under the supervision of the RN: testing 12 lead ECG procedure, dressing changes, routine respiratory care (i.e. cough and deep breathing, incentive spirometry, pulse oximetry, oxygen setup, hand held nebulizer), collection of vital signs, recognition of life-threatening conditions with initial response and reporting.* May administer physician directed treatment i.e. 02 Therapy, eye and ear irrigation, etc.* May apply basic physical therapy modalities under the supervision of a physician.* Other unit specific activities, such as activities of daily living appropriate to the patient's condition.* The LPN collects data for the RN assessments for admission and discharge process* Performs patient teaching as delegated to LPN per the RN* Receives verbal orders (emergent situations only) from a provider such as in a code blue* Responds to patient requests in a timely manner; always introduces self and explains patient care role.* Performs appropriate competency-based point of care testing and monitoring.* Records patient information and required data in appropriate areas in order to meet documentation, regulatory and charging requirements.* Writes periodic progress notes, nursing notes, and any reports of impact on patient plan of care* 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 acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, colleagues, and visitors to Trinity Health.* Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places.* Behaves in accordance with the Code of Conduct, Policies, Service Excellence Standards, and the Mission, Vision and Values of Trinity Health.* 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.*OTHER FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIESPerforms other duties as assigned.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 Trinity Health Return to Work Program.* AdditionalAdditionalOur Commitment to Diversity and InclusionTrinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Keywords: Trinity Health Corporation, Pontiac , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Oncology Med-Surg Unit, Healthcare , Pontiac, Michigan

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