Memorial Health System

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Job Locations US-IL-Jacksonville
ID
2020-3923
Category
Licensed Practical Nurse/Medical Assistant
Position Type
Full-Time

Overview

Provides direct patient care in collaboration with the Registered Nurse to an assigned group of patients.  Provides care to patients of all age groups.  Nursing Care is provided in accordance with established standards, policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines. 

Qualifications

Education:

  • Graduate of an accredited school for licensed practical nurses.

 

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

  • Possesses current licensure in the state of Illinois.
  • Maintains state required continuing education requirements.
  • Certified in CPR or completes certification during Nursing Team Onboarding

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Demonstrates evidence of positive interpersonal relationships.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of basic nursing principles and procedures.
  • Demonstrates ability to stand/walk for extended periods and is able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Responsibilities

  • Assists with admission of new patient to the nursing unit. Collects unit specific patient data including vital signs, allergies, past medical history, reason for hospital visit, and current medications.

 

  • Accurately documents patient data into the clinical information system promptly.

 

  • Collaborates with Registered Nurse, MDS Coordinator, Nurse Manager, and PT/OT to develop a plan of care to meet the patient’s physical, emotional and educational needs.

 

  • Reports changes in patient conditions to the Register Nurse promptly.

 

  • Performs basic nursing interventions with skill and confidence following institutional policies and promotes safety and sound infection control practices.

 

  • Works with all members of the health care team to move the patient toward established goals.

 

  • Assists to support patient education throughout the patient hospital visit.

 

  • Demonstrates understanding of legal implications of nursing actions.

 

  • Participates in Process Improvement initiatives at the nursing unit level and nursing department level.

 

  • Demonstrates positive interactions with patient and family to promote great patient experience.

 

  • Accountable to attend educational programs to meet biannual licensing requirements.

 

  • Communicates appropriate information to team members in timely manner.

 

  • Performs other related work as required or requested.

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