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Licensed Practical Nurse - Med/Surg - Day/Evening/Night

Company: Wellspan Health Services
Location: Gettysburg
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

A2 is a 30-bed medical surgical unit with an emphasis on stroke and cardiovascular patients including telemetry monitoringGeneral SummaryProvides nursing care to patients at an advanced level of practice. Takes patient vital signs, assists with procedures/examinations, administers medications, assists patient with activities of daily living (bathing, feeding, etc.) and instructs patients and their families in appropriate care.Duties and ResponsibilitiesUnder appropriate supervision, administers and controls narcotics and medications.Provides general nursing care and personal care assistance to patients, including bathing, dressing, eating, changing bed linens and bed pans and positioning.Maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with hospital standards.Helps patients get into and out of chairs, lifts patients, raises patients in beds, and turns the patients.Checks patient's vital signs.Charts results of various tests.Monitors medical condition of patients and reports changes to appropriate personnel.Prepares patients for scheduled procedures to assist in patient assessment.Assists physicians with examinations, procedures and other processes related to direct patient care.Arranges for patients' ordered diagnostic and therapeutic services.Provides health care instruction/education to patient and family members.Ensures accurate maintenance of patients' medical records and that patient records are treated as confidential information.Performs a variety of nursing administrative duties.Ensures an adequate stock of supplies and proper functioning of equipment.Common Expectations:Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population. Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment. Provides direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and 'error proof' systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.Prepares and maintains records of patient charges.Required for All Jobs:Performs other related duties as identified.WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a compliance program to support WellSpan's values and standards for professionalism, integrity, and ethics. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization and the performance expectations of the job, the department, and the compliance program.WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a privacy program to safeguard the patient information and the business and operational information of the organization. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization to safeguard patient and business/operational information.The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.Physical Demands:Standing - FrequentlyWalking - FrequentlySitting - OccasionallyCarrying/Lifting - Occasionally (50lbs)Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (50lbs)Kneeling/Crouching - OccasionallyReaching - OccasionallyTalking - FrequentlyHearing - FrequentlyRepetitive Motions - OccasionallyEye/Hand/Foot Coordination - OccasionallyWorking Environment:Occupational Hazards - OccasionallyBloodborne Pathogen - ExposureQualificationsMinimum Education:Certificate Program Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training RequiredWork Experience:1 year Relevant experience. RequiredLicenses:Licensed Practical Nurse Upon Hire Required orLicensed Practical Nurse Multi State License Upon Hire Required andBasic Life Support Upon Hire RequiredCourses and Training:Completion of accredited LPN program. Upon Hire Required andRhythm recognition course per unit of assignment. Upon Hire Required andACLS/PALS certification, as required. Upon Hire RequiredEmployment BenefitsSign-on incentives for new employeesMedical, dental and vision insuranceLife and accidental death insuranceSupplemental life insuranceRetirement savings planPaid time off (PTO)PTO bridgingShort-term disabilityEducational assistanceForgivable loanFlexible spendingCredit unionEmployee recreational activitiesChildcareComplimentary medicine discountsby Jobble

Keywords: Wellspan Health Services, Frederick , Licensed Practical Nurse - Med/Surg - Day/Evening/Night, Healthcare , Gettysburg, Maryland

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