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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) ***Sign on Bonus***

Methodist Health System Fremont, NE
  • Purpose of Job
    • Accountable for the delivery of quality care to patients and families according to the individualized needs of the patient.
    • Assist the Registered Nurse by obtaining initial assessment of patient and on-going patient observation.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • Graduate of accredited school of nursing required.

    • License/Certifications
      • Current valid Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) License, valid compact multistate license to work in Nebraska or temporary permit while awaiting licensure required.
      • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

    • Experience
      • N/A

    • Skills
      • Knowledge of nursing practices and principles, medications and effects, charting and notes.
      • Knowledge of the operation and use of equipment and manual dexterity.
      • Ability to apply nursing practices and principles.
      • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with staff, patients, visitors, physicians and other departments.
      • Ability to learn and adapt to changing nursing practices.
      • Ability to apply positive patient relations when dealing with patients, staff, physicians or the public.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Physical
      • 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

    • Environmental

    • Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
      • Rare (1-33%): - Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
      • Occasionally (34%-66%):
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
      • 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

      • Promotes positive relations when interacting with patients, visitors, families, physicians, customers and co-workers.
        • Greet, smiles and makes eye contact.
        • Introduces self by name.
        • Volunteers to help co-workers and other employees.
        • Addresses patients and others by surname.
        • Responds quickly to patients and/or other peoples' needs.
        • Accomplishes the development of a rapport with patients through conversation, joining patients in activity and through initiating activities.

      • Assist the Registered Nurse (RN) by obtaining and contributing to the initial assessment of patient and on-going patient observation.
        • Completes initial assessment and documentation within standards set by nursing service.
        • Informs RN team of change in patient's status immediately and on-going patient observation and assessments including continuous monitoring and analysis of patient cardiac rhythms.
        • Utilizes policies and procedures to assess patient.

      • Performs nursing care as assigned by Lead Nurse/RN, utilizing Policies and Procedures (P/P), Standards of Care and Care Plan. Demonstrates skill in conceptual, technical and procedural nursing practice to include unit specific policies and procedures outlined from orientation checklist.
        • Performs patient assessments, care and treatments in a timely manner.
        • Documents care and patient responses following Policies and Procedures (P/P) for documentation.
        • Demonstrates skill in conceptual, technical, and procedural nursing practice to include unit specific policies and procedures outlines from orientation checklist.
        • Documents care and patient responses following policies and procedures for documentation.
        • Safely and accurately administers medication without incident.
        • Watches the patient take their medicine.
        • Observation, communication and documentation of medication effects - to include side effects and positive response.
        • Reports variances to team lead/manager immediately.

      • Conducts patient teaching according to needs identified by discharge planning and care plan.
        • Conducts patient education utilizing available resources and documentation on patient education form.
        • Documents appropriate information on discharge forms.

      • Safety Initiative – Complies with Methodist Fremont Health safety policies and procedures and regulatory requirements e.g., Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Joint Commission (JCAHO), Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).
        • Performs job duties in a manner consistent with organization and departmental safety policies and procedures.
        • Completes departmental safety requirements, i.e.- blitz, departmental in-services, etc., on an annual basis.

      • Communicates verbally and in writing with patients, visitors, employees and medical staff.
        • Demonstrates courteous, helpful and professional behavior.
        • Provides team RN with complete and accurate report on patient's condition.
        • Actively participates in unit meeting.
        • Utilizes appropriate communication channels in attempting change.

      • Accurate checking and follow through of physician orders.
        • The orders checked completely and without error.

      • Provides timely and accurate observation and documentation.
        • Night rounds include observation of each assigned patient within a 15 minute time.
        • Observations include: sleep patterns, sleep apnea and a more close observation of the patient with suicidal tendencies.
        • Communicates any negative finding immediately.
        • Completes patient safety rounds per policy (timely and accurately).
        • Assists with Environmental Safety Checks every shift.

      • Maintains awareness of the unit as a whole.
        • Keeps self aware of what is happening in all areas of the unit and applies self when and where ever needed according to unit's policy.

    • 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 ~ Living Our Values, and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.

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Date Posted December 7, 2022
Date Closes February 5, 2023
Requisition 22792
Located In Fremont, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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