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POST DATE 8/23/2016
END DATE 10/26/2016
7:00 AM - 7:12 PM, WEEKENDER 48 OF 52 PER YEAR
PART TIME BENEFITED
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) performs technical aspects of patient care as delegated by the RN according to the established standards of care, procedures, guidelines, and competencies. The Licensed Practical Nurse demonstrates excellent customer service performance in that his/her attitude and actions are at all times consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant HealthCare and the commitment to Extraordinary Care for Every Generation.
Contributes to organization success targets for net operating margin.
Participates in cost containment efforts through efficient use of supplies, services, and time management.
Adheres to unit/department budgetary practices.
Supports the organizations patient flow efforts through compliance to unit and Patient Services policies.
Remains flexible in cooperation with 24-hour staffing patterns and scheduling needs for provision of care in all inpatient units.
Models Covenant s Mission, Vision and Values of keeping our commitment to Extraordinary Care for Every Generation.
Demonstrates excellent customer service.
Communicates with patients and families in a professional, therapeutic, and courteous manner.
Has clinical and social contact with patients, including all age groups, and is able to appropriately assess, care for and treat them according to the guidelines as defined by Covenant HealthCare.
Prioritizes and organizes delegated patient care assignments.
Performs and records complete physical assessment as outlined in unit specific guidelines
Administers medications as outlined by Patient Service guidelines and policies.
Engages in reinforcement of patient and family teaching as delegated by the RN.
Identifies and communicates changes in the patient s condition to the RN.
Documents all patient care observations and interventions in the electronic record accurately, clearly, in a timely manner following all established policies.
Manages supplies and equipment under the direction of RN.
Demonstrates awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care and unit function, maintains patient rights and confidentiality, and actively supports risk management activities.
Actively participates in quality management.
Updates and maintains knowledge, skills and competencies related to area of practice and ages of patient population.
Participates in patient care and unit activities to achieve compliance with all regulatory, patient safety, infection control, and safety requirements.
Participates in unit meetings and activities which support unit function and the overall goals of the organization.
Other duties as assigned.
Graduate of a Practical Nurse Program.
Maintains a current Michigan licensure to practice as a LPN, and BLS Healthcare Provider.
Attends unit conferences, inservice programs and continuing education activities to meet the organization s expectations.
Minimum of one year of patient care experience preferred.
Computer competency, including Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Must be able to work well with the public and able to be tactful in often hectic and stressful situations.
Clinical nursing skills.
Sound judgment in handling confidential or sensitive issues and material.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Ability to maintain punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards.
Constant standing and walking
Frequent lifting up to 25 lbs.
Frequent sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, twisting, reaching, handling, feeling, talking, near vision, midrange vision, far vision, depth perception, visual accommodation, color vision and field of vision
Occasional lifting up to 100 or more lbs.
Occasional climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and squatting
NOTICE REGARDING LATEX SENSITIVITY IN APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT.
IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT COVENANT HEALTHCARE CANNOT PROVIDE A LATEX SAFE OR LATEX FREE WORK ENVIRONMENT AT ANY OF ITS FACILITIES. UNFORTUNATELY, THAT MEANS THAT ANY INDIVIDUAL, INCLUDING AN APPLICANT OR AN EMPLOYEE, IS LIKELY TO BE EXPOSED TO LATEX WHILE ON COVENANT S PREMISES. THEREFORE, LATEX TOLERANCE IS CONSIDERED TO BE AN ESSENTIAL FUNCTION FOR ANY POSITION WITH COVENANT.