Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:30pm. No weekends or holidays
Children's is searching for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for the Employee Health department who will deliver professional nursing and individualized, family-centered care under the indirect supervision of a registered nurse to employees and eligible family members through the use of the nursing process and clinical skills in accordance with standards and hospital policies and procedures.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Contributes to the individualized age-specific patient/family assessments under the indirect supervision of a registered nurse, according to defined unit scope and nursing practice standards, appropriate collaborative problem (CPGs) nursing diagnoses (NDs), or protocols (Individualized refers to the patients developmental, cognitive, cultural, psychosocial, spiritual, and educational/family influences and physical/medical care needs.)
- Admission Assessment:
- Collects and documents data related to patients individualized care.
- Demonstrates age-specific competency in assessment of patients by the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of the patient needs, knowledge of growth and development, and understanding of the range of treatment needed by these patients.
- Assesses patient/family need for education and uses an individualized approach in delivery style.
- Assesses family expectations for, and involvement in the assessment and continuous care or treatment of the patient.
- Validates, modifies, or refines the assessment data by using available resources including the family, RN other disciplines.
- Ensures admission assessment findings are verified and signed by a RN.
- Shift Assessment/Reassessment:
- Performs assessment/ reassessment based on unit standards, CPGs/NDs, protocols and changes in patient condition.
- Initiates consultation/collaboration with RN partner or appropriate persons regarding updates and/or changes in patient condition.
- Participates in developing individualized patient/family plan of care using CPGs/NDs and practice guidelines/protocols to meet identified needs. (Plan of Care includes current and anticipated actions focused on care, education, discharge needs.)
- In collaboration with the family and the healthcare team, utilizes assessment data to set/revise individualized appropriate goals and the plan of care for the patient.
- Demonstrates ability to prioritize patient interventions based on assessments/reassessments. Provides direction to child care partners to support patient care needs for activities of daily living.
- Implements nursing actions in accordance with the individualized patient/family plan of care and patient condition/needs. Contributes to the evaluation of the patients response to nursing interventions and revision of the plan of care.
- Collaborates with appropriate resources (i.e., CNC, RN, CNS/Educator, PCM, MD, etc) to promote achievement of clinical outcomes.
- Demonstrates clinical competence in administering interventions according to identified standards and age specific needs. Verifies that assigned RN cares are completed by RN partner.
- Provides patient/family education according to identified care needs, considering assessment of patient/familys readiness to learn.
- Observes and evaluates patient response to orders, tests, labs, medications, and treatments.
- Communicates interventions and responses to care to appropriate members of the healthcare team.
- Documentation reflects assessment/evaluation, modification, and patients response to therapy, changes in condition, and therapeutic interventions/procedures.
- Entries in the medical record follow hospital policy (i.e., date, time, use of appropriate abbreviations, and legibility).
- Documentation is completed within established timeframes including, but not limited to: Admission Assessment form, daily Patient Flowsheet, Peripheral IV Flowsheet, Family Education Record, and Interdisciplinary Goals.
- In collaboration with RN partner, reviews and updates computerized careplan to accurately reflect the plan of care.
- Completes computerized documentation within established timeframes, including, but not limited to: Medication Administration Record, Allergies, Patient Information, etc.
- Completes and verifies accurate order entry in the computerized careplan.
- Ensures that discharge instructions clearly state patient care needs after discharge.
- Must be able to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature, without loss of efficiency or composure, and be able to perform under stressful conditions when confronted with multiple requests, demonstrating prioritizing skills.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Completion of a Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program required
- Current and valid Nebraska LPN license required.
- Current and valid Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association is required.
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