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Licensed practical nurse - Med Surg

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JOB TITLE:

Licensed practical nurse - Med Surg

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JOB LOCATION:

Saint Louis Missouri / United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Position Description :
Medical Surgical 6

Role/Title: LPN - LVN Shift & Hours: Nights 4 x 12
Qualifications: Recent inpatient hospital experience required
Certifications: IV certification, NIH Certification are required

FLU and COVID-19: All travellers must be completely vaccinated PRIOR TO START. There are no exceptions.

Licensure: Must have either a current LPN Temporary Permit/LPN license in the State of Missouri Experience: 2 years LPN experience
Certifications: BLS Preferred, IV Certification is REQUIRED
Education:
Preferred Experience: One year of general medical surgical, orthopaedic, neurology, and/or paediatric nursing.

6 Medical Surgical Unit is a 57 bed unit and the largest unit at client Hospital. Being a part of the Med/Surg team, you will work with a variety of diagnoses, while using your nursing skills on a daily basis. We work in collaboration with the entire care team to help patients recover and return home or to a facility. We are looking for compassionate and hardworking health care workers that are interested in being a part of great team.

General Comments
Overview: Utilizes the nursing process to provide patient care under the supervision of person(s) licensed by a State regulatory board to prescribe medication and treatment, or under the direction of a Registered Professional Nurse (RN) Maintains professional accountability for provision of patient care for the assigned patients. Coordinates the patient care in conjunction with other departments. Maintains patient rights and confidentiality of patient information. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and client Service Standards.

Responsibilities
• Involves patient and/or significant others in decisions regarding care
• Assists the RN in admission and discharge process
• Performs patient assessments as indicated by the patients condition or as directed by the RN
• Performs patient hand offs utilizing patient safety tools (ex. SBAR, Report at Bedside, etc.) both from shift-to-shift and interdepartmentally as directed
• Performs patient rounding, based on patient need and departmental guidelines
• Facilitates communication of pertinent findings including significant changes in patient condition to RN in a timely manner
• Maintains effective communication through appropriate utilization of the chain of command
• Communicates subjective and objective data about the patient/family and/or significant others with appropriate members of the multidisciplinary team
• Collaborating with the RN, evaluates patient response to care and in determining progress toward achievement of outcomes, and documents nursing interventions toward the patient/family promoting optimal health, healing, or dignified end of life when appropriate
• Reinforces and appropriately documents the educational needs and learning abilities of the patient and/or significant others during the admission and subsequent assessments in the computerized care plan
• Collaborating with the RN, prioritizes care delivery according to the patients' needs and unit activities
• Delegates, guides, and directs UAP's in tasks and is responsible for the care provided according to their documented competencies
• Maintains relevant knowledge of Scope of Practice and Delegation limitations and follows policies/procedures
• Completes hospital and required nursing competencies, mandatory in-services/My Education assignments and relevant certifications (ex. BLS, ACLS, PALS, etc.) within required time frame • Stays up to date on unit huddles, email, and other unit-based communications
• Participates in Process Improvement activities such as data collection, in-services, and meetings as appropriate and required
• Participates in a hospital committee, special project or service as requested (ex. preceptor to LPN student, new LPN co worker, or UAP; participate on nursing practice team)
• Participates in programs and projects directed toward own growth and development
• Performs other duties as assigned or requested

Position Details

POSTED:

Sep 10, 2022

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INDUSTRY:

Health Care

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S1657234807836132

LOCATION:

Missouri / United States

CITY:

Saint Louis

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Position Description :
Medical Surgical 6

Role/Title: LPN - LVN Shift & Hours: Nights 4 x 12
Qualifications: Recent inpatient hospital experience required
Certifications: IV certification, NIH Certification are required

FLU and COVID-19: All travellers must be completely vaccinated PRIOR TO START. There are no exceptions.

Licensure: Must have either a current LPN Temporary Permit/LPN license in the State of Missouri Experience: 2 years LPN experience
Certifications: BLS Preferred, IV Certification is REQUIRED
Education:
Preferred Experience: One year of general medical surgical, orthopaedic, neurology, and/or paediatric nursing.

6 Medical Surgical Unit is a 57 bed unit and the largest unit at client Hospital. Being a part of the Med/Surg team, you will work with a variety of diagnoses, while using your nursing skills on a daily basis. We work in collaboration with the entire care team to help patients recover and return home or to a facility. We are looking for compassionate and hardworking health care workers that are interested in being a part of great team.

General Comments
Overview: Utilizes the nursing process to provide patient care under the supervision of person(s) licensed by a State regulatory board to prescribe medication and treatment, or under the direction of a Registered Professional Nurse (RN) Maintains professional accountability for provision of patient care for the assigned patients. Coordinates the patient care in conjunction with other departments. Maintains patient rights and confidentiality of patient information. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and client Service Standards.

Responsibilities
• Involves patient and/or significant others in decisions regarding care
• Assists the RN in admission and discharge process
• Performs patient assessments as indicated by the patients condition or as directed by the RN
• Performs patient hand offs utilizing patient safety tools (ex. SBAR, Report at Bedside, etc.) both from shift-to-shift and interdepartmentally as directed
• Performs patient rounding, based on patient need and departmental guidelines
• Facilitates communication of pertinent findings including significant changes in patient condition to RN in a timely manner
• Maintains effective communication through appropriate utilization of the chain of command
• Communicates subjective and objective data about the patient/family and/or significant others with appropriate members of the multidisciplinary team
• Collaborating with the RN, evaluates patient response to care and in determining progress toward achievement of outcomes, and documents nursing interventions toward the patient/family promoting optimal health, healing, or dignified end of life when appropriate
• Reinforces and appropriately documents the educational needs and learning abilities of the patient and/or significant others during the admission and subsequent assessments in the computerized care plan
• Collaborating with the RN, prioritizes care delivery according to the patients' needs and unit activities
• Delegates, guides, and directs UAP's in tasks and is responsible for the care provided according to their documented competencies
• Maintains relevant knowledge of Scope of Practice and Delegation limitations and follows policies/procedures
• Completes hospital and required nursing competencies, mandatory in-services/My Education assignments and relevant certifications (ex. BLS, ACLS, PALS, etc.) within required time frame • Stays up to date on unit huddles, email, and other unit-based communications
• Participates in Process Improvement activities such as data collection, in-services, and meetings as appropriate and required
• Participates in a hospital committee, special project or service as requested (ex. preceptor to LPN student, new LPN co worker, or UAP; participate on nursing practice team)
• Participates in programs and projects directed toward own growth and development
• Performs other duties as assigned or requested


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