Licensed Practical Nurse ED Days Contingent
Company: DMC Harper University/Hutzel Women's Hospital
Posted on: September 23, 2022
DMC Harper University Hospital has distinguished itself in
surgery and medicine and is known for its clinical expertise and
innovative research. A specialty referral hospital, Harper has
established Centers of Excellence in neurosciences, bariatric
surgery, vascular services, multidisciplinary cardiovascular
services, hypertension, stroke prevention and heart failure. Job
Description The Licensed Practical Nurse is a member of the patient
care services team with primary responsibilities for technical,
multi-skilled direct and indirect patient care activities. The LPN
is assigned to work under the supervision of a registered nurse who
delegate tasks based upon patient needs and LPN skills and
abilities. The registered nurse delegates medication administration
per policy to the Licensed Practical Nurse. The LPN will report all
deviations from expected patient parameters to the registered
nurse. 1. Collaborates and cooperates with care team members to
ensure consistency and quality of care and promotes productive
employee relations among staff members. Demonstrates an
understanding of and commitment to the philosophy and objective of
continuous improvement, team work and the mission, vision and
values of the DMC.
2. Performs a variety of basic patient care activities under the
direction of a registered nurse which may include, but are not
limited to, performing designated respiratory procedures (e.g.,
aerosol treatment, cough and deep breathing exercises, meter dose
inhalation treatments, tracheotomy care and pulse oximetry);
maintenance locomotion (gait belt ambulation); maintenance
functional activities (e.g., range of motion procedures, assisting
in bed/chair repositioning; turning, placing and removing
prescribed splints and transferring); specimen collection;
phlebotomy; dressing changes; performing EKG's; initiation, set-up,
maintenance or discontinuation of peripheral IV lines; maintain
eternal tubes; urinary catheterization; suctioning; blood glucose
monitoring; assisting with post mortem care; etc.
3. Assists the registered nurse by gathering data on patient
conditions, direct patient observation, obtaining vital signs,
recording oral intakes, monitoring input and output, weighing
patients, recording/charting patient information and interacting
with patient and family members. Reports changes in patient medical
and/or emotional condition to the registered nurse. Documents
interventions and patient responses according to policy. Assists
nursing personnel in responding to various emergency patient
4. Prepares and administers medications to patients per policy and
procedure; observes patient response to medication; records
unexpected reactions and reports them to the registered nurse.
5. Assists patient in activities of daily living by feeding,
bathing, toileting and other personal hygiene regimes.
6. Assists in the training/orientation of other licensed practical
nurses, associates and care team members as directed.
7. Follows all departmental policies, procedures and objectives;
continuous improvement initiatives; safety environmental and
infection control standards.
8. Demonstrates sensitivity to patient comfort and privacy and
expresses interest in patient progress. Answers questions from
patients and their families and explains procedures and processes
within the scope of their training/abilities. Maintains
9. As required by unit needs, performs general clerical duties
which may include, but are not limited to, answering telephones and
call lights, greeting patients and visitors, maintaining
departmental files, performing selected order entry and charge
capture, paging professional staff, requesting prior medical
records, ordering equipment, etc.
10. As required by unit needs, performs various support service
duties which may include, but are not limited to, ensuring adequate
stock of patient care linens and other supplies; transporting
patients, specimens and/or supplies; cleaning patient rooms,
bathrooms and unit common areas; making beds; removing trash;
assisting patients with menu selections; passing and picking-up of
trays, snacks, water and other fluids; setting-up and removing
various pieces of equipment, etc.
11. Enhances personal growth through participation in workshops,
educational programs, in-service meetings and reviewing current
literature. Shares joint accountability (with the institution) for
12. Performs other duties as assigned.
1. High school diploma or GED.
2. Graduation from a school of practical nursing.
3. Completion of NAPNES course.
4. Licensed as a practical nurse by the state of Michigan. Job:
DMC Harper University/Hutzel Women's Hospital
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an
applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex (including
pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information,
sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status
or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable
accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless
doing so would result in an undue hardship.
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