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Licensed Practical Nurse

Company: WellSpan Health
Location: Gettysburg
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:Under the supervision of a registered professional nurse, provides 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 ResponsibilitiesEssential Accountabilities:Under 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.NonEssential Accountabilities:Prepares and maintains records of patient charges.Performs other related duties as identified.IF ASSIGNED TO GETTYSBURG HOSPITAL OR WELLSPAN SURGICAL CENTER:May be required to rotate work between the hospital and an ambulatory settingCommon 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.QualificationsNotes:Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.Minimum Experience:1 - 2 yearsMinimum Education:Post High School Vocational/Specialized TrainingRequired Certification:Current LPN license in PA; BCLS/ACLS/PALS certification, as required; Basic Life Support (BLS) certification requiredRequired Courses:Completion of accredited LPN program; rhythm recognition course per unit of assignmentPhysical Demands:Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walkingLifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patientsLifts supplies/equipmentConsiderable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching

Keywords: WellSpan Health, Ellicott City , Licensed Practical Nurse, Healthcare , Gettysburg, Maryland

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