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LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse - Acute Rehab

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Oregon
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse - Acute RehabApply NowRequisition R122963 Market Oregon, Ohio Department Physical Therapy - Mercy St. Charles - Rehab Care Acute Shift Nights Schedule Part-timeThank you for considering a career at Mercy HealthSummary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position:Functions under the rules/regulations of the State of Ohio, Kentucky or Illinois Nurse Practice Act and under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. She/he provides direct patient care, special treatments, and procedures at a professional level equivalent to her/his training. She/he provides care considering the age, growth and development and specific needs of the patient population on assigned unit(s). She/he assists in providing indirect care through various clerical or administrative duties as assigned by the registered nurse. Assignments are developed based on patient need and skill of staff and in accordance with the method of nursing practiced on the specific unit, and in compliance with hospital and nursing policies, procedures and standards. Those LPNs who meet the Ohio, Kentucky or Illinois Board of Nursings qualifications and requirements, may administer oral, intramuscular, and subcutaneous medications and limited intravenous therapy.Essential Job Functions:Functions within the nursing process and contributes to patient care based on Ohio (OBN) or Kentucky (KBN) Board of Nursing Practice Act. Contributes to the admission assessment by collecting selected clinical data, vital signs, weight and height; sets up patient room and orients patient. Follows goal-directed nursing care plan designed by the Registered Nurse. Observes, reports and documents patient's clinical status and changes in status to the Registered Nurse. Implements interventions within the LPN scope of practice, conducts and reinforces patient teaching/education and contributes to discharge plan and evaluation of results. Recognizes deterioration of patient condition collaborates with the Registered Nurse while responding with increased frequency of monitoring or seeks guidance regarding a transfer to higher level of care. Reinforces patient/family education and offers psychosocial/spiritual support. Contributes to the nursing care plan.Performs nursing care based on established clinical practice standards and the code of professional ethics appropriate for LPN role. Utilizes regulatory standards for patient care activities including Joint Commission, ODH, SHA, CMS, OBN and KBN. Demonstrates knowledge of hospital nursing standards and OBN or KBN regulations in delegating nursing activities to unlicensed employees. Reports critical values/results to the Registered Nurse for timely action, e.g. vital signs, pain, blood sugar, lab findings and EKG results. Complete 15-minute safety checks (Lima).
Recognizes patients experiencing actual/potential life-threatening conditions and responds appropriately within the LPN scope of practice. Utilizes safe, approved medication administration practices, based on hospital and regulatory standards and certification. Encourages/provides opportunity for family presence and involvement at the bedside. Follows emergency protocols/procedures, based on LPN role and patient needs. Follows American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Professional Ethics.Demonstrates consideration for special needs, behaviors of specific age groups across the lifespan and individuals served when providing care. Provides information regarding procedures and equipment to patient and/or significant other.Participates in performance improvement activities to improve care delivery processes, nursing quality and patient safety. Demonstrates knowledge of role in emergency situations. Assumes responsibility for attending mandatory meetings, in-services, continuing education and participating in committees as opportunities occur.Supports and promotes hospitals' programs for infection control, patient safety and risk management. Implements treatments/medications safely, per physician order and hospital policy/procedure; observes and reports patient's response. Report adverse patient reaction and/or unusual occurrence to Registered Nurse immediately.Documents care provided in timely, accurate and complete manner, using appropriate form.Performs clerical and supportive duties to promote efficient unit operations.Meets Hospital continuing education requirements, assesses own knowledge, maintains professional growth/development, participates in seminars and workshops to improve knowledge and skills.This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.Patient Population:Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.Employment Qualifications:Required Minimum Education:Vocational/ Technical DegreeSpecialty/Major:Licensed Practical NursingLicensure/Certification Required:Current LPN License in the State of Ohio; BLS; IV Therapy card.Working Conditions:Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse.May be required to use physical restraints.May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights.May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids.*May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials.*May have periods of constant interruptions.Prolonged periods of working alone.Physical Requirements:

  • Performs repetitive tasks/motions
  • Hears alarm bells, telephone, and other sounds
  • Hears normal conversation
  • Have good manual dexterity
  • Have good eye-hand-foot coordination
  • Have clarity of vision: near (
  • Have clarity of vision: mid (> 20-20)
  • Have clarity of vision: far (> 20)
  • Distinguish colorsMental Requirements:
    • Reads and interprets written/oral instructions
    • Sets and meets deadlines, prioritizes work and works independently
    • Identifies and understands issues and problems
    • Examines data and draws logical conclusions demonstrating the ability to apply high levels of critical thinking and understanding
    • Expresses or exchanges ideas by means of oral or written communications
    • Makes decisions which have significant impact on the immediate work unit and monitor impact outside immediate work unit
    • Organize thoughts and ideas into understand terminology
    • Must be flexible and able to adapt to change
      • OtherMercyHealth is an equal opportunity employer.Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:
        • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
        • Prescription drug coverage
        • Flexible spending accounts
        • Life insurance w/AD&D
        • Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
        • Paid time off
        • Educational Assistance
        • And much more
          • Benefits offerings vary according to employment statusScheduled Weekly Hours:12Work Shift:NightsDepartment:Physical Therapy - Mercy St. Charles - Rehab Care AcuteAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If youd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.comApply Now

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