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LPN

Company: South Central Regional Medical Center
Location: Laurel
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: 249 LPN Provides quality care that is dependent on physician order or directed by the RN. Delivers nursing interventions based on professional judgment in response to individualized patient needs. Promotes restorative health and/or supportive care using the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care. Job Components + Professional Responsibilities: + Adheres to scope of LPN practice as outlined by the MS Board of Nursing, regulatory standards and hospital policy + Maintains profession and technical knowledge and pursues professional growth opportunities + Participates as an essential part of the nursing team, assists the RN and supports the Nursing Assistant + Serves as positive role model and in the preceptor role for new staff and students + Keeps access to protected health information secure and confidential + Collaborates with the RN, physician and multidisciplinary team to address patient needs + Appropriately seeks help or guidance from supervisor or other resource people + Adapts to change and prioritizes work + Demonstrates reliable attendance, reports on time and is ready to work at beginning of shift + Completes assigned duties, willingly accepts assignments and assist others to complete work on time + Willing to support unit's staffing needs by occasionally adjusting work schedule, staying late or working extra + Establishes a safe, compassionate, caring environment for patients and their family + Establishes a safe, supportive work environment that promotes teamwork + Core Duties: Employee should promote positive teamwork. + Verbalizes role in response to fire alarm (including responding to drills) and can locate fire pull alarm, emergency exits, fire extinguishers and Emergency Operations Manual (EOP). + Understands role regarding HIPAA and practices resident confidentiality. + Able to locate and proficiently use job specific equipment and supplies. + Participates in Service Excellence and QAPI process. + Proficient with computer programs used for job specific tasks. Completes required in-service training in a timely manner. + Communicates appropriately with patients, staff, visitors and others. Uses proper telephone etiquette. + Verbalizes role and understands how to file an incident report or EOR. + Informed and Compliant regarding current phone number on file, breaks, assignments, attendance, call-in log, scheduling requests, and staffing requirements. + Adheres to infection control policies. Practices proper hand hygiene. + Assists in maintaining a clean and safe environment. + Gives and receives shift report appropriately. + Demonstrates knowledge of the survey process (CMS & DNV.) + Performs assessments and documents accurately and in a timely manner. + Accepts, Notes, Implements and Writes physician's orders accurately. + Communicates Patients Problems/Needs to other staff members, physician and responsible parties appropriately and consistently. Properly uses established methods of communication. + Knowledgeable regarding care plan process and MDS documentation. + Makes Referrals appropriately. + Completes Refrigerator Temperature Logs accurately and consistently + Ensures vital signs for assigned are are taken and documented appropriately. + Ensures call lights are answered promptly. Assists as needed. + Accucheck test completed. Performs accu-check test, performs QC testing, documents, knowledgeable regarding facility diabetic protocol, use of Insulins, D50, Glucose, Glucagon. + Knowledgeable and compliant regarding making appointments, arranging transportation, and appointment book. + Knowledgeable and compliant regarding scheduling tests, x-rays etc. + Able to perform catheter care, mini-catheter, foley insertion, documentation. + Proficient in enema administration and documentation. + Ensures medications are ordered and received in a timely manner. + Compliant with proper waste disposal. + Specimen collection per protocols. + Proficiently completes capillary Protime Testing, if appropriate. + Medication test. Medication administration and documentation. + Documents appropriately. + Performs skin assessments appropriately, in a timely manner and documents. + Performs Neurologic checks proficiently. + Performs Orthostatic Vital Signs proficiently. + Knowledgeable of role regarding discontinued medications. + Demonstrates proper and safe handling of all controlled medications. + Proficient in Phlebotomy. + Monitors CNA documentation for timely completion. + Essential Skill Competencies Phlebotomy Establish IV access (LPN II only) CPR Certification Medication monitoring Preventive skin care Foley catheter insertion/care Aseptic wound care/ dressing change + Minimum Requirements: Current LPN license by the Mississippi Board of Nursing. Must be able to read, write, understand written and verbal communication. + Interaction Skills: Effectively communicate verbally and in writing; Ability to provide instructions and education

Keywords: South Central Regional Medical Center, Jackson , LPN, Healthcare , Laurel, Mississippi

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