UPMC Licensed Practical Nurse -- Transitional Care Unit in Magee-Womens Hospital Of UPMC, United States

Description

Purpose:

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC is hiring a Full Time Licensed Practical Nurse to help support the Transitional Care Unit for its location. This position will work rotating shifts including night, weekend, and holiday requirements.

The LPN, under direction of a registered nurse, provides routine patient care within the scope of the Practical Nurse Act of Pennsylvania.

The Transitional Care Unit is a 20 bed unit caring primarily for geriatric patients. This unit will see a variety of specialties, but primarily focuses on stable orthopedic or oncology patients. The overall focus of this unit is for the patient to return to their home with as much independence as possible. This is achieved through a patient and family centered environment with family meetings, an activities director and a PT/OT gym located directly on the unit.

Responsibilities:

• Assist the RN and interdisciplinary team in evaluating, planning, and implementing plans of care.

• Assume responsibility for assignment and view problems as challenges.

• Assure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.

• Communicate effectively with patients and families about hospital stay and home care concerns. Instruct and demonstrate care. Discuss any patient or family concerns with RN in charge so that issue can be appropriately addressed.

• Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.

• Constructively receive feedback and direction.

• Contribute to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.

• Demonstrate awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.

• Establish appropriate and effective communication strategies.

• Establish professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.

• Identify and communicate learning needs to the unit director.

• MWH Responsibilities: Deliver Care: Deliver care within the LPN scope of practice. Strictly adheres to all long term care regulations.

• Maintain current CPR certification at Health Care Provider level.

• Observe and record patient's symptoms, condition, and/or reactions to medications and treatments and report results to the RN in charge.

• Participate in health care conferences.

• Participate in project and committee work.

• Participate in self-review as requested by unit director.

• Perform assigned work in a timely and productive manner.

• Provide appropriate, direct patient care. Give injections, take vital signs, perform basic diagnostic tests, observe patients, dress wounds and administer medication. Comply with established medication use policies.

• Request assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures prior to performing new or challenging skills.

• Request assistance to help in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.

• Serve as a preceptor for new staff members.

• Serve as a resource for staff and other disciplines.

• Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital-related information.

• Suggest and support changes within the department.

• Take action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs.

Qualifications

1+ years of LPN experience preferred

Completion of a Practical Nursing Program approved by the State Board of Nursing.

Excellent communication skills necessary to effectively interact with patients, family members, visitors and staff members.

Basic computer skills necessary to input patient care orders and medical record documentation.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

  • Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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