Clinic Licensed Practical Nurse

GREAT PLAINS HEALTH   North Platte, NE   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on May 11, 2024
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Clinic LPN
Wound Care Providers
Full Time
Day Shift

To inspire health and healing by putting patients first - ALWAYS.

Position Summary
The LPN-C under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and/or Physician, is responsible, through consultation, assessment, education, planning, intervention and evaluation, for the quality of nursing care of adolescent, adult and elderly patients in the Medical Oncology Department.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduate of Nursing Program required.
Nebraska State Licensure as LPN-C required.

Physical Demands
-Stand and/or walk frequently.
-Sit frequently.
-Lift up to 50# occasionally.
-Carry up to 10# occasionally.
-Push and/or pull 25# occasionally.
-Use 2-3 step stool occasionally.
-Bend and stoop frequently.
-Reach floor to overhead frequently.
-Demonstrate vision, color vision, and fine motor coordination within normal limits for age and gender.
-Frequent computer use.

Essential Functions
-Assesses patient physical, psychological, social, spiritual, educational, developmental, cultural and discharge planning needs. Reviews patient history and physical with patient/family and assures completion within appropriate timeframe. Reviews available information obtained by other health care team members. -Reviews diagnostics and laboratory data and reports abnormal results to the physician(s) and other appropriate caregivers. Completes assessment and reassessments according to patient need and as outlined in policy.
-Formulates a plan of care, including the discharge plan, utilizing assessment data and patient, family and health team input. Initiates a plan of care based on patient-specific needs, assessment data and the medical plan of care. Goals for patient are realistic, measurable and developed in conjunction with the patient/family. Considers the physical, cultural, psychosocial, spiritual, age specific and educational needs of the patient in the plan of are. Plans care in collaboration with members of the multidisciplinary team. Reviews and revises the plan of care to reflect changing patient needs based on evaluation of the patient's status.
-Implements the plan of care through direct patient care, coordination, delegation and supervision of the activities of the health care team. Provides care based on physician orders and the nursing plan of care, in compliance with policies and procedures, standards of care, and regulatory agency requirements. Delegates appropriately, and provides nursing supervision in the provision of care to patients by other licensed nurses and other personnel. Promotes continuity of care by accurately and completely communicating to other caregivers the status of patients for whom care is provided.
-Evaluates the patient's and family's response to care and teaching, and revises the plan of care as needed. Evaluates patient progress towards goals and expected outcomes in collaboration with other health care team members. Evaluates patient's response and the effectiveness of patient teaching.
-Documents assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation in the patient record. Documentation is legible, timely and in accordance with policy. Documentation reflects objective/subjective data, nursing interventions and patient's response to treatment. Notes physician orders accurately and in a timely manner.
-Provides care based on the best evidence available and may participate in research activities within clinical practice. Participates in unit or facility shared leadership. Interacts and participates in the education, role development, and orientation of facility personnel, patients, students, families and visitors. Promotes/supports growth of others through precepting and mentoring when appropriate.
-Contributes to society through activities that lead to excellent patient outcomes through timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and safe care. Actively participates in the improvement of national nursing quality indicators and outcomes. Such activities may include participating in professional organizations.
-Works closely with the Physicians as an assistant.