ED LPN

Sparta, North Carolina, United States | Emergency Room (017) | Full-time

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The Licensed Practical Nurse delivers direct and indirect care to ED patients through the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation.  Interact with patient, significant others and other health team members to coordinate total patient care.  Maintains professional and unit specific standards of care.  Works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.

 

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

 

Responsible to:                         Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Manager, Lead Nurse, and Clinical Services Director

                    

AGE OF POPULATION SERVED:

 

Newborn to geriatric (non-specific)

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

 

The following is a summary of the major essential functions of this job.  The incumbent may perform other duties, both major and minor, that are not mentioned below; and specific functions may change from time to time.

 

People:                                                                                                  

  • Builds a strong, positive relationship with every customer served, both internal and external
  • Works effectively with others to deliver the highest quality care and service on a continuous basis
  • Follows AH standards of performance at all times
  • Rounds on all patients to ensure meeting 5 “P’s”

 

Quality

  • Demonstrates skills and knowledge to effectively complete assigned tasks and completes all required education programs
  • Delivers safe, accurate and timely patient care that conforms to AH standards departmental goals  and the following job duties:

                                                                                                 

  1. Assists with age-appropriate admission and routine assessment to determine medical history and current health status.
  2. Completes medication reconciliation
  3. Assists with analyzing the assessment data to determine patient needs and incorporate these needs into a plan of care.
  4. Implements nursing and physician ordered interventions.
  5. Evaluates the patient’s progress toward expected outcomes.
  6. Collaborates with patients, significant others, and health team providers in providing patient care.
  7. Provides appropriate patient and family teaching.
  8. Acquires and maintains current knowledge of nursing practice.
  9. Adheres to hospital policy, procedures and standards.
  10. Maintains knowledge of hemodynamic monitoring.

Service

  • Works diligently to meet every customer’s needs.
  • Fully engaged, fully aware and available to help others while on duty

Finance

  • Accomplishes tasks with the minimum expenditure of time, materials and money with service as the guiding principle.
  • Works productively while on the clock and offers to help others when work is completed.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned or needed
  • Ensures that all patient rooms are stocked and cleaned
  • Receives and places stock items in their proper storage area.

Growth

  • Demonstrates the ability to positively and productively respond to change.
  • Participates in continuous improvement, offering and or implementing methods to improve care and service.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

The following qualifications, or equivalents, are the minimum requirements of this job:

 

Education and Formal Training:  Graduate of an accredited School of Practical Nursing Program and holds a current valid license to practice as a LPN in North Carolina. Completion of general and job specific orientation program within expected timeframe. Current BLS or obtained within 30 days of hire. Current certification in PALS, ACLS or obtained within 6 months of hire. TNCC and ASLS preferred but not required. New employees will be expected to attain current certification as defined by hospital policy. Employees who do not attain or maintain their certification as required by policy will not be allowed to work or use PTO and may be subject to further disciplinary action.

 

Work Experience:  Previous experience in Emergency Department setting is preferred.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:  Works under supervision of a Registered Nurse.  Demonstrates a high level of mental and emotional tolerance and even temperament when dealing with ill people; uses tact, sensitivity, sound judgment, and a professional attitude when relating with patients, families, and co-workers at all times.  Actively functions as a patient advocate.  Excellent communication and administrative skills are necessary.  Demonstrates an ability to respond to changing workloads and performs in an accurate and precise manner in crisis and emergency situations when time is crucial.  Uses support staff in an efficient and cost-conscious manner.  

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

Hospital environment that includes but is not limited to regular exposure to hazardous conditions including blood, bodily fluids, chemotherapy aspects, and communicable diseases. There is also limited exposure to hazardous cleaning solutions. 

 

REPRESENTATIVE FUNCTIONS                                                                             % OF TIME

 

Patient Care                                                                                                                  50%

Documentation/Charting/Secretarial                                                                                  40%

Interaction with health team providers                                                                            10%

 

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

 

POSITION TITLE: ­­_ LPN__       DEPARTMENT: Emergency Department

 

 

 

PHYSICAL/MENTAL

FREQUENCY:

ACTIVITIES

OCCASIONALLY

(1 - 33% OF TIME)

FREQUENTLY

(34 - 66% OF TIME)

CONTINUOUSLY

(67 - 100% OF TIME)

STANDING

 

 

X

WALKING

 

 

X

SITTING

X

 

 

CLIMB STAIRS

X

 

 

STOOPING/KNEELING

 

X

 

MENTAL*

 

X

X

REACHING

 

 

X

TOUCHING/SENSATION

 

 

X

MANUAL DEXTERITY

 

 

X

TALKING

 

 

X

HEARING

 

 

X

SEEING

 

 

X

LIFTING/CARRYING 35#

 

 

X

PUSHING AND/OR PULLING

 

 

X

 

*           Mental - Ability to react appropriately, calmly, and politely to stressful situations, i.e., emergency patient             situation, illness related anxieties of patient and family members, and work related situations by medical, nursing, ancillary, and administrative staff.

 

 

COMPLIANCE:

 

  1. Observe patient rights at all times, be an advocate for the patient.
  2. Document accurately and timely.
  3. Observe universal precautions
  4. Patient safety observed at all time.
  5. Observe departmental policies and procedures.

 

This is not an all-inclusive list of compliance items for this job description; please refer to familiarize yourself with these regulations as part of your orientation:

 

The Joint Commission (TJC) standards

Center for Medicare Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation

Occupational Health and Safety Association (OSHA) rules and regulations

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations

Department of Facility Services (DFS) rules and regulations

Alleghany Health Compliance Plan

Alleghany Health Infection Control policy and procedures

Alleghany Health Policies and Procedures