Performs the functions of a Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse in providing patient care to patients in the hospital, for ages 18 through geriatrics. Maintains patient confidentiality at all times. Possesses good communication skills, both verbally and written. Is responsible for adhering to all LPN Nursing Practice Standards as they apply to patient care.
Assists in the implementation of changes necessary for the departments involved to maintain and improve quality patient care.
Collaborates with the Nurse Manager and staff nurses in the development and implementation of Performance Improvement measures.
Performs hands-on nursing care by utilizing the nursing process to achieve quality outcomes for the patients.
Administers medication according to hospital policy and procedures within the designated time frames.
Documents nursing interventions, changes in the patient's condition, physician visits, etc on the Nurses Daily flow sheet, according to hospital policy and procedure.
Demonstrates an ability to perform duties in a manner consistent with the Patient's Bill of Rights.
Demonstrates an ability to take direction as indicated from the Charge Nurse/Registered Nurse in regard to patient care issues.
Performs patient treatments in accordance with physician orders in a timely manner.
Assists with other duties as indicated.
Demonstrates competency in the following skills: Ability to check the flow rate of a central line. Able to regulate central line flow rate. Able to change a central line site dressing. Able to change central line tubing. Able to flush central line. Able to hang replacement fluids for central line.
Formal Education: Associate Degree or certification equivalent
Experience: Less than 6 months