Licensed Practical Nurse

GREAT PLAINS HEALTH   North Platte, NE   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on March 23, 2024
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Licensed Practical Nurse
Medical-Surgical
Regular Part Time => 20 hours
Varied Shifts

Mission-
To inspire health and healing by putting patients first - ALWAYS.

Position Summary
The Licensed Practical Nurse, under the supervision of the Registered Nurse or designated supervisor is responsible for nursing care (within their scope of practice) in an assigned area.

Minimum Qualifications
Education-
Graduate of an accredited nursing program.
Credentials-
Must possess a current, valid LPN license in state of practice or temporary LPN license in state of practice.
BLS required. PEARS preferred, completion of CPI preferred

Physical Demands
-Able to stand, walk, bend, squat, reach, and stretch frequently.
-Possess physical agility and adequate reaction time to respond quickly and appropriately to unexpected patient care needs.
-Needs adequate hearing and visual acuity, including adequate color vision.
-Requires fine motor skills, adequate eye-hand coordination, and ability to grasp and handle objects.
-Able to use proper body mechanics to assist patients in ambulating, transferring in and out of bed, chair or wheelchair.
-May be required to lift up to 75 pounds.
-Must use standard precautions due to threat of exposure to blood and bodily fluids.
-Needs ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking in person or on telephone.
-May require periodic use of personal computer.

Essential Functions
-Under the direction of the Registered Nurse, utilizes the medication administration system to provide patients with their medication.
-Under the direction of the Registered Nurse, provides patients with information on their medication.
-Provides communication and updates to the RN and other providers related to perceived reactions or changes to patient's condition. Accurately records medications provided to the patient and documents vital signs and procedures completed as well as the equipment utilized.
-Monitors the patients for safety in the department.
-Attends department meetings and educational sessions; assists in training new department staff.
-Contributes to society through activities that lead to excellent patient outcomes through timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and safe care. Actively participates in the improvement of professional quality indicators and outcomes. Such activities may include participating in professional organizations.