Licensed Practical Nurse Labor & Delivery (FT/PT/PRN)

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POST DATE 7/27/2018
END DATE 8/14/2018

Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Inc. Glen Dale, WV

Location
Glen Dale, WV
AJE Ref #
582387837
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Regular
Company Ref #
127aa016e8d0d33996859a6214027a5a
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE:
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE INPATIENT

DEPARTMENT:
LABOR & DELIVERY

REPORTS TO:
DIRECTOR / MANAGER

FLSA STATUS:
NON-EXEMPT



POSITION SUMMARY: Provides patient care based on the principles and practices of Practical Nursing, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse that does not require the substantial specialized skill, judgment and knowledge required of professional nursing.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.
Current West Virginia licensure for practical nursing or licensure for practical nursing in another state with a temporary West Virginia practice permit. (May not be waived)

2.
Obtain certification in Basic Life Support within 30 days of hire date.



CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.

1.
Provides direct patient care, as outlined in the patient s plan of care and/or as directed by the Registered Nurse, to promote comfort and/or return to functional health for the patient.

2.
Provides direct patient care to all assigned patients to promote comfort & hygiene according to a timely manner.

3.
Performs designated therapeutic procedures to assigned patients as needed.

4.
Accurately observes, records and reports to the Registered Nurse, all patient concerns, symptoms, reactions and progress in a timely manner.

5.
Assists physicians and the Registered Nurse with examinations and procedures, as assigned.

6.
Utilizes available supplies in a cost-effective manner to help contain patient costs.

7.
Contributes to the nursing assessment by collecting, reporting and recording objective and subjective data in an accurate and timely manner.

8.
Observes the condition or change in condition of the patient, records signs and symptoms of deviation from normal health status and reports findings to the Registered Nurse.

9.
Participates in the development of the patient s plan of care by providing data, contributing to the identification of priorities and assisting in the identification of measures to maintain comfort and support human functions and responses.

10.
Assists in assigned patient and family education and rehabilitation by reviewing patient needs with the Registered Nurse and following the teaching plan.

11.
Documents nursing interventions and responses to care, communicating to appropriate members of the health care team.

12.
Provides patient care within a designated shift, based on the nursing process and within role/scope of practice.

13.
Uses standards of care and standards of practice to guide care delivery.

14.
Accurately and safely administers intramuscular, subcutaneous, IV and oral medications as assigned.

15.
Accepts accountability for care provided by self and health care providers to whom care is delegated.

16.
Consults with the Registered Nurse to seek guidance in delivery of nursing care, as necessary.

17.
Obtains instruction and supervision as necessary from the Registered Nurse when implementing nursing technique or practices.



PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.
Heavy/Hard work: Work requires strength and/or stamina, lifting, moving, stooping, reaching, positioning of patients, standing, walking, carrying or patients, materials and equipment weighing 40+ lbs.

2.
Near vision required.

3.
Normal hearing required.

4.
Manual dexterity required.



SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

1.
Working closely with others.

2.
Protracted or irregular hours.

3.
Working around biohazards.

4.
Working around infectious diseases.

5.
Working with or near the deceased.

6.
Working with hands in water.

7.
Electrical hazards associated with patient care equipment.

8.
Demonstrates competency as appropriate in patient care assessment for each patient population area served: Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric.

9.
Knowledge of growth and development.

10.
Understanding of the patient s needs and scope of treatment.

11.
Understanding of the dynamics for each patient incorporating biophysical, bio-psychosocial, environmental, self-care, educational, spiritual, cultural, ethical, and discharge planning needs.

12.
Knowledge of pain management to facilitate patient comfort through a proactive pain control plan.

13.
Knowledge of the total care of patients, whose disease is not responsive to curative treatment, focusing on the control of pain and other symptoms.



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Overview

Reynolds Memorial Hospital is a nonprofit, acute-care community hospital located in Glen Dale, WV, governed by a 25-member volunteer board of directors and licensed for 90-beds and a 20-bed Skilled Nursing Unit. At Reynolds Memorial Hospital, our mission is to provide quality care to patients and the community at a reasonable cost. We are proud of our reputation for compassion and sincere concern. Through shared values and a creative approach to improving service, the professional staff at Reynolds Memorial Hospital have demonstrated this commitment: to remain focused on our tradition of caring and to assure the quality service as health care evolves. Reynolds Memorial Hospital is licensed by the WV State Health Department and is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The hospital is a member of the Voluntary Hospital Association, Inc., the American Hospital Association and the WV Hospital Association.

Company Size:
201-500 Employees
Industry
Healthcare
Founded:
1899
Social Media:
Headquarters:
800 Wheeling Avenue
Glen Dale, WV 26038

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