Union Hospital LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE in Terre Haute, Indiana
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE
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UAP - GN001
FULLTIME / PART-TIME / PRN- ONCALL
Current or pending LPN license required
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
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:
High school graduate/GED.
Graduate from a one-year Practical Nursing program.
Currently registered with the Indiana State Board of Nurses Registration and Nursing Education as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Special study of medications, their administration and side effects are necessary before assuming the responsibility of preparing and administering medications.