Union Hospital LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE in Terre Haute, Indiana

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

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Department

UAP - GN001

Schedule

FULLTIME / PART-TIME / PRN- ONCALL

Shift

DAY

Job Details

Current or pending LPN license required

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Nursing Process

  • Assessment

  • Collaborates with the physician or manager to determine nursing needs of patients using the following methods:

  • Completes the routine physical assessment using common assessment skills in a systematic manner.

  • Identifies patient needs/problems and reports them appropriately.

  • Effectively interviews the patient/family to obtain information.

  • Identifies discharge planning needs (i.e. patient diets, DME, etc.).

  • Consults with the physician and/or manager concerning the plan of patient care to complete these duties:

  • Contributes to plan of care for pre-defined patient problems.

  • Revision of care as patient's needs/problems change.

  • Prioritizes patient problems.

  • Includes patient and/or family in goal setting, discharge planning and teaching.

  • Assists patients to regain or maintain:

  • Respects patients' rights, including the right to information, privacy, confidentiality, and the right to refuse care.

  • Responds appropriately to emergency situations.

  • Assists with patient education to promote self-care and patient independence.

  • Applies principles of infection control and safety to patient care needs.

  • Maintains patient care as required, including physical assessment, documentation, peripheral IV therapy, heparin locks, and other duties as assigned.

TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES NEEDED:

  1. High school graduate/GED.

  2. Graduate from a one-year Practical Nursing program.

  3. Currently registered with the Indiana State Board of Nurses Registration and Nursing Education as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

  4. Special study of medications, their administration and side effects are necessary before assuming the responsibility of preparing and administering medications.

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled