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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Company: Cohesive Staffing Solutions Llc
Location: Shawnee
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Description:POSITION SUMMARYA clinically competent Licensed Practical Nurse who coordinates and delivers professional nursing care to the acutely ill patient in all phases of life (newborn through geriatric) using the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Effectively interacts with the patient, significant other(s), and other health team members while maintaining the standards of professional nursing.POSITION SUMMARY EXPANDED:Under the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, (The Unity Bill) this position is considered a Safety-sensitive position. Safety-sensitive is defined to include any job that includes tasks or duties that could affect the safety and health of the employee performing the task or others. Employees working in safety-sensitive roles are subject to this exception and subject to disciplinary action in the event of a positive test for marijuana or its metabolites.Requirements:EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSKnowledge of theory, principles, techniques, and practice of professional nursing; of scientific principles and nursing research; of preparation, administration, and action of medications; of treatments and medical procedures; of counseling and teaching techniques; of medical equipment as it relates to patient care.Ability to operate and handle many kinds of complex equipment.Ability to demonstrate clinical competence and maintain current knowledge in caring for pediatric through geriatric patients.Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.**Required educational levels call for proof at time of hire.2 years previous hospital experience preferred.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIREDLicensed as an LPN in the state of Oklahoma.BLS and ACLS required upon hire.PALS required within 90 days of employment.*Proof of all required License(s) and Certification(s) is due at time of hire.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES)ACLS and BLS required upon hire.PALS required within 90 days of employment.Demonstrates initiative, ability to work with others, and professional judgement.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITESTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each key function satisfactorily. Each category will be assessed on performance measurements of appropriateness, efficiency, effectiveness, and timeliness.THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:Provides direct patient care. Acts as a patient advocate.Assumes responsibility and accountability for individual knowledge, skill, performance and behavior in accordance with unit standards of care.Maintains patient, employee, physician and corporate confidentiality, and respects the rights, privacy, and property of others.Demonstrates compliance with infection control guidelines hospital safety management program, including proper use of personal protective equipment.Ensures nursing care data is accurately documented in the patient care record.Provides patients, families, and significant others with relevant health care education, instructions, and discharge planning.Maintains current competency in his/her specialty, including, but not limited to, those practices as outlined in the nursing competency program.Provides leadership/supervision to staff members and others assigned to the care of his/her patients.Assigns patient care responsibilities to appropriate team members.Collaborates effectively with patients, families, significant others, nurses, physicians, and other members of the health care team.Participates in the review/revision of nursing policies, procedures, standards of patient care and standards of nursing practices.Participates in the process of monitoring and evaluating the quality of care provided.Consistently presents a professional image and a caring attitude.Provides safe and effective nursing care to patients through the use of the nursing process.Exercises appropriate judgement and correct techniques in the performance of procedures, treatments, and drug administration.Utilizes measures to promote patient, visitor, and personnel safety.Demonstrates knowledge of disaster/emergency procedures and responds appropriately in emergency situations.Demonstrates initiative in personal/professional development.ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIESSeek out external resources through conferences, workshops, etc. as necessary.Share professional knowledge with hospital staff, board members, and administrator.Comply with HIPAA regulatory requirements.Adhere to the companies/facilities philosophy, mission, and policies and procedures.Support the facility goals and objectives.Maintains a good attendance record and follows all hospital rules, policies and procedures.Maintains open and effective communications with patients and their nurses, physicians, peers, supervisors, and students. Establishes and maintains excellent interdepartmental and interpersonal relationships.Attends departmental meetings and in-services to stay current with the developments of the department and hospital.Observes that proper safety measures are enforced in the techniques used on patients receiving therapy. Maintains high safety standards in the facility.POSITION QUALIFICATIONSINTERPERSONAL SKILLSDemonstrates active listening techniques.Gains support through effective relationships.Treats others with dignity and respect; seeks feedback.Demonstrates honesty and integrity at all times in care and use of patient and facility property.Demonstrates and understands the importance of and respect for the rights, dignity, and individuality of each patient in all interactions.Demonstrates respect for co-workers and responds to the needs of patients by complying with facility policies.REASONING ABILITYAbility to apply common sense understanding to carry out instruction furnished in written, oral, and/or diagram form.Ability to define and solve problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in statistical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.LANGUAGE SKILLSEnglish is the primary language.Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.Ability to interpret reports, business correspondence, and policy/procedure manuals.Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, physicians, clients, customers, employees, and the public.MATHEMATICAL SKILLSAbility to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.Ability to compute ratio, percent, rate, as well as the ability to create and interpret graphs.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENTThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to work inside a clean, well-lit, and well-ventilated laboratory. While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move a minimum of 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may be exposed to some hazards such as radiation, bodily fluids that may contain disease, and fumes from laboratory chemicals. The employee may be required to travel frequently.This is a PRN Position.#IND1by Jobble

Keywords: Cohesive Staffing Solutions Llc, Midwest City , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Healthcare , Shawnee, Oklahoma

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