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Licensed Practical Nurse

Kennett Square, PA 19348

Tower Health

Posted 3 weeks ago
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Job Description

Responsibilities

Provide competent care to patient population in accordance with Professional Nursing Laws, professional standards and within realm of personal knowledge and expertise while assuming responsibility and accountability for patient care. Operates under supervision of the Director of Nursing.
  • Performs initial triage assessment/data collection to identify care needs of the patient
  • Anticipates patients needs related to patient presentation and implements intervention/treatments
  • Formulates a directed plan of car that prescribes intervention to attain safe quality patient outcomes
  • Implements care in a knowledgeable and skillful manner through adherence to contemporary evidence-based standards and within scope of practice
  • Evaluates care delivery by assuring the patient is attaining desired outcomes or by identifying clinical issues that need to be re-addressed
  • Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients and families
  • Promotes patient's independence by establishing patient care goals; patient education with understanding of condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations
  • Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records
  • Maintains continuity among nursing teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential
  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques
  • Maintains nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
  • Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem-solving methods
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Other jobs and duties as assigned.
Qualifications

LPN PA state board license, Effective BLS card prior to hire, Bedside Manner, Infection Control, Physiological Knowledge, Teamwork, Multi-tasking, Delegation, Facilitate patient flow, Role Modeling, Listening, Verbal Communication, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Administering Medication; PO, Injections( IM, SC, ID), IV insertion, Phlebotomy, Specimen collections, Occupational Medicine screening/testing, Splints, Wound care, Respiratory Care, Cardiac monitoring, Annual Clinical Competencies
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