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LPN INPATIENT

Company: University of New Mexico - Hospitals
Location: Edgewood
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Sign-on Bonus and Relocation Reimbursement available! Receive 17% weekday nights, 26% weekend nights, or 15% weekend day shift differentials! Department: ED-North FTE: 0.90 Full Time Shift: Rotating Position Summary: Work within the nursing process to provide direct nursing care to assigned patients. Ensures adherence to Hospital and Departmental Policies and Procedures. Patient care assignment may include; Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups. Detailed responsibilities: * PATIENT CARE - The following duties are performed under the direction of an RN: * PATIENT CARE - Deliver safe direct care to an assigned group of patients as required * POLICIES - Work within Hospitals, Nursing division and departmental policies * CARE PLAN - Work in collaboration with the healthcare team, implement and document individualized care plans incorporating age specific considerations, including discharge planning and patient/family teaching * TESTS AND PROCEDURES - Assist with special tests and procedures, ensure proper consent has been obtained * EMERGENCY MEASURES - Assist with or institute emergency measures for sudden, adverse developments in patients * TRAINING - Participate in orientation and evaluation of new personnel * MEDICAL RECORDS - Ensure that patient medical records contain necessary information * ENVIRONMENT - Maintain a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with Hospitals standards * DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops * PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols * PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes * PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk * PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner * PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right" * PATIENT CARE - Clean patient care rooms, equipment and instruments; report equipment problems; order and store supplies; maintain appropriate PAR levels * PATIENT CARE - Assist nursing staff/physicians in complicated treatment procedures; perform routine treatment procedures * PATIENT CARE - Identify and assess clinical situations beyond their scope and promptly notifies a nurse and/or physician * PATIENT CARE - Provide oxygen therapy, I.V. setup, catheterization, apply cardiac monitor and other duties as assigned under the supervision of RN or attending physician as requested * MEDICATION - Administer medications and monitors results, excluding IV medications, via the Seven Rights and documents and communicate clinical findings Qualifications Education: Essential: * Program Graduate * Training Education specialization: Essential: * LPN Accredited Program Graduate * Complete Organization IV Education & Training Program Experience: Essential: No minimum experience required

Keywords: University of New Mexico - Hospitals, Albuquerque , LPN INPATIENT, Healthcare , Edgewood, New Mexico

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