Department: Labor and Delivery FTE: 0.90 Full Time (30 - 40 hours per week) Shift: Nights
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
Education: Essential: * Program Graduate * Training Education specialization: Essential: * LPN Accredited Program Graduate * Complete Organization IV Education & Training Program
Experience: Essential: No minimum experience required
Credentials: Essential: * CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days * Licensed Practical Nurse in NM or recip agreement
Physical Conditions: Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.
Working conditions: Essential: * Sig Hazard: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials req PPE * Limited access to med room. Med Admin Policy, Att A