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Licensed Practical Nurse $2500 Sign on Bonus!!

Methodist Health System Omaha, NE
  • Purpose of Job
    • The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) utilizes the nursing process to deliver and coordinate patient care. The LPN is responsible for promoting and restoring patient's health by completing the nursing process, collaborating with physicians and team members, and providing physical and psychological support to patients and their families. Exhibits the core values of Methodist Fremont Health. He/she practices within the boundaries of the Nebraska Nurse Practice Act, specialty standards, and organizational/departmental policies and procedures.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • Graduation from an accredited school of practical nursing required.

    • Experience
      • 1-3 years of health care experience preferred, but new graduates are considered.

    • License/Certifications
      • Current valid Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license, valid compact multistate license to work in Nebraska or Iowa (work state), or a temporary permit while awaiting licensure required.
      • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) strongly preferred at time of hire, required within 3 months of hire.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Able to perform the duties as assigned and to assist practitioner in all aspects of patient care as needed.
      • Functions independently and assumes responsibility for clinical decisions.
      • Maintains standards of professional nursing practice.
      • Uses sound nursing judgment in patient care situations, and asks for help if unsure of a procedure or action needed.
      • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of nursing policies and procedures.
      • Proficient in the drawing, collection, and documentation of lab.
      • Utilizes proper nursing assessment skills in the triage of patient phone calls.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

    • Physical Activity
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
        • Kneeling
        • Sitting
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Balancing
        • Carrying
        • Crouching
        • Distinguish colors
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Hearing
        • Reaching
        • Seeing/Visual
        • Speaking/talking
        • Standing
        • Walking

    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related: - Electrical Shock/Static
      • Rare (1-33%):
        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
      • Occasionally (34%-66%):
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Hazardous Drugs (exposure risks, personal protective equipment required)
      • Frequent (67%-100%):
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I

      • Supports the physician and other providers in the care and treatment of patients, including rooming the patient, communicating delays to patient, provider and team members, and facilitating the provider's schedule.

      • Performs duties and responsibilities with excellence, enthusiasm, great service orientation demonstrating courteous behaviors and mannerisms and by anticipating physician and other medical provider’s needs.

      • Practices within scope of practice perimeters as inferred by licensure, standard nursing practice, knowledge, and skill level.

      • Performs routine and specialized nursing procedures following physician's orders.

      • Assists physician with exams, treatments and minor surgery, by preparing patient and room for a specific procedure and attending patient during procedure.

      • Records info in patient's medical chart, e.g., patient's history, physical data, vital signs, symptoms, treatments, exams, meds administered.

      • Applies principles of infection control.

      • Checks patients into exam room. Obtains vital signs, medical history, chief complaint, and clinical assessment of patient condition.

      • Assists practitioner with minor surgical procedures and physical examinations.

      • Administers immunizations and vaccinations.

      • Thoroughly documents all necessary and pertinent patient information.

      • Observes and documents patient’s response to medications and/or treatments administered.

      • Assists practitioners with patient phone calls as per their instruction.

      • Provides courteous, efficient exchange of information over the telephone that meets the needs of the caller and creates caller satisfaction.

    • Essential Functions II

      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.

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Date Posted June 25, 2022
Date Closes August 24, 2022
Requisition 24725
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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