North Arkansas Regional Medical Center

LPN - Med Surg

US-AR-Harrison
Job ID
2017-1980
Category
Nursing
Shift
7:00pm to 7:00am
NARMC
Type
Full-Time 72

Overview

Under the direction of a registered nurse or team leader, provides general nursing care to patients

Attends to the general health care and comfort of the patient; observes and records treatment and patient progress and reports to the supervisor patient’s condition or reaction

Administers prescribed medications

Responsibilities

  • Vital sign monitoring (B/P, Temperatures (all), Pulse, Resp.).
  • Bed bath (complete and partial).
  • Sitz bath.
  • Bed making (unoccupied, occupied and surgery).
  • Oral hygiene care (conscious and unconscious patients).
  • Care of patients teeth.
  • Care of patient’s hair, shaving, fingernail care, foot care.
  • Back rubs.
  • Keeps unit clean and neat.
  • Answers lights promptly and with courtesy.
  • Admits and discharges patient.
  • Identifies patient properly.
  • Assists with lifting correctly.
  • Proper use of wheelchair and transfer of patient to w/c.
  • Transfer of patient from bed to stretcher and transport.
  • Range of motion exercises and turning patient and proper body alignment in bed.
  • Measuring height.
  • Weighing patient with bed scales and regular scales.
  • Passing and picking up trays.
  • Documentation of intake (oral, supplements, snacks & meals).
  • Gives and removes bedpans and urinals.
  • Measures outputs (urine, Levine’s, drainage tubes, stool).
  • Admits patient with orientation to call light, T.V. control, telephone, bill of rights and completes clothing list.
  • Gives enemas.
  • Collects specimens (urine, stool and sputum).
  • Post mortem care.
  • Use of mechanical patient lift.
  • Uses the lines of authority appropriately.
  • Has knowledge and demonstrates appropriate care for patient’s growth and developmental needs.
  • Transports patients to other areas.
  • Performs pulse oximetry.
  • Applies Cardiac monitor.
  • Does ACCU Blood Glucose checks.
  • Demonstrates appropriate care in regard to patient’s cultural beliefs, values and religion.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of assessment and reassessment.
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize basic and life threatening cardiac arrhythmias and follow through with appropriate actions.
  • Assist with patient/family education.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in medication administration including IV piggyback, IV pushes, and calculations of dosages.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in administration of blood and blood components.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of signs and symptoms of abuse.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply restraints and follows restraint policy.
  • Demonstrates the ability of sterile technique with dressing changes.
  • Answers patient and family’s questions and issues promptly and with courtesy.  Demonstrates good communication skills with patient and families.
  • Maintains an awareness of patient’s condition and nursing care needs.  Promotes care of the total patient with awareness of psychological, social, cultural, religious and family needs.
  • Assists and gives nursing care to group of assigned patients.
  • Serves as team leader when assigned.
  • Maintains awareness for safety of patient.
  • Demonstrates appropriate delegation of tasks and duties through assignment of duties to non-professional personnel according to patient’s needs.
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate with physicians and other hospital department personnel.
  • Orientates new employees to job requirements, hospital policies, unit personnel, physical unit, unit routines and equipment.
  • Relates to each shift concerning appropriate care to all unit patients and uses report time to transfer knowledge of changes in patient status and summary of each patient’s needs.
  • Initiates and supports cost containment.
  • Checks inventory of supplies and equipment for own shift and restocks for other shifts.
  • Observes patient’s condition and reports abnormal reactions and changes in patient condition to RN.
  • Refers patient complaints to RN.
  • Responds and performs appropriately and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of how to use equipment pertaining to patient care.  How to maintain and clean equipment.
  • Demonstrates effective communication methods and skills using the lines of authority appropriately.
  • CPR certification and Heimlich maneuver.
  • Develops and maintains an effective relationship with nursing and medical staff, and other hospital departments.
  • Able to answer telephone courteously and professionally.
  • Completes assignment in a timely manner.
  • Dresses appropriately and meets hygiene standards.
  • Demonstrates professional medical care to the sick and disabled without regard to race, sex, age, creed, religion or inability to pay.
  • Has knowledge and demonstrates appropriate care for patient’s growth and developmental needs.
  • Follows through on tests or procedures left from a previous shift and reports on any incomplete assignments to assure continuity of care.
  • Has knowledge and demonstrates appropriate care of nutritional needs.
  • Demonstrates appropriate care in regard to patient’s cultural beliefs, values and religion.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of psycho social and developmental needs for ages caring for.

Qualifications

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:

 

Must have a copy of a diploma or offical transcript of the highest level of education

 

Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Arkansas

 

BLS certification required

 

ACLS, PALS certification encouraged

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

Must be able to communicate with physicians, all levels of hospital personnel, patients, visitors and families.

 

Pass pharmacology test given by NARMC with a score of 80% or above.

 

Post-orientation, demonstrate knowledge as to patient care, medications, ability to recognize emergency situations then take appropriate actions.

 

Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English

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