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Schedule: FT Nights
Location: AdventHealth Redmond
The role you’ll contribute:
The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for the coordinated nursing care for a patient or an assigned group of patients within a patient care unit under the supervision/direction of the Registered Nurse. The Nurse assists with implementation and administration of the nursing process relative to the medical and nursing plan of care. Uses the nursing skills of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation in their patient care delivery. Primary function is the delivery of competent, compassionate, and cost effective nursing care. This performance is in compliance with established policies, procedures and protocols under the supervision of the Nurse Manager, Director, Vice President of Clinical Services, and/or designee.
Demonstrates effective assessment skills to ensure quality patient care is provided under the direction of the Registered Nurse.
Performs and documents accurate initial assessment per unit standards under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse. This includes: initial observation, obtaining and interpreting information in terms of the patient's needs, safety, discharge planning, psych/social/cultural, family needs, multi-system physical assessment, patient/family level of knowledge and readiness to learn about disease process and care requirements. Reports appropriate information in a timely manner to responsible physician.
Observes and monitors patient lab work for trends and reports abnormal lab tests to appropriate physician and obtains appropriate interventions.
Utilizes clinical data to implement appropriate interventions.
Performs and documents ongoing patient assessment which accurately reflects patients' physical and mental status ranging from child to geriatric according to unit standards and patient condition.
Initiates use of restraints under the direction of the Registered Nurse as per hospital policy and procedure. Demonstrates commitment in the use of safe and appropriate alternatives prior to the application of any patient restraint device. Maintains competency in the application, monitoring and care of the patient in restraints.
Demonstrates critical-thinking skills when analyzing basic and advanced cardiac rhythms in a safe, competent and independent manner (Unit Specific). â€¢ Consistently develops an appropriate plan of care for patient from admission to discharge under the supervision of the Registered Nurse. o Develops, prioritizes and documents a plan of care that is individualized and involves patient, family, and/or significant other in goal setting per unit standards.
Demonstrates knowledge and ability in the preparation of patients for tests, procedures and surgeries ordered.
Reviews and revises plan of care according to unit standards and as patient's condition warrants.
â€¢ Establishes appropriate implementation of nursing actions to ensure competent nursing care is delivered.
Provides individualized goal directed nursing care to patients in the nursing unit, utilizing the nursing process and standards of nursing care. o Documents physical assessments on the Patient Daily Care Record on assigned patients. Assesses patients for desired and undesired changes in their mental/physical condition according to unit standards. Reports appropriate information in a timely manner to responsible physician, and obtain appropriate intervention.
Documents on all hospital approved forms as per unit and hospital standards. o Maintains a professional rapport with physicians, peers, patients, and families. Utilizes communication skills appropriate to age specific needs.
Provides the necessary and appropriate education to the patient and family from admission through discharge. This includes, but is not limited to, the patients known medical and nursing plan of care, medications, tests and procedures, disease process, and discharge instructions. Initiates and documents the education provided including the patient response and outcomes on the patient/family education record. Initiates referrals to healthcare providers as necessary. o Provides general supervision and guidance of permanent non-licensed nursing personnel and temporary nursing personnel i.e. - LPN, PCT, CNA, U.S. /M.T. in the job functions for the delivery of safe, therapeutic and quality patient care outcomes. o Provides competent and compassionate care of the patient with pain according to policy. o Maintains a safe patient care environment.
Demonstrates ability to administer medications as ordered: PO, SQ, IV, IVPB, IM, SL, PR, topical, and intradermal accurately and appropriately as per hospital policy.
Responds and participates in unit and hospital code situations. Utilizes knowledge and experience to treat the patient according to the standards of BLS and ACLS protocols.
Demonstrates ability to provide safe, competent nursing care for the patient requiring oxygen supplementation or support.
Demonstrates ability to administer, adjust and monitor response to IV medication infusions in a safe, competent and independent manner. o Assists the physician with various bedside procedures performed on the unit including, but not limited to CVP placement, hemodialysis catheter insertion, thoracentesis, paracentesis, bone marrow biopsy, chest tube insertion, and so on (Per Unit Specific).
Admits, transfers and discharges patients in a professional and competent manner. o Verifies and signs off physician orders on all assigned patients.
Obtains lab specimens as ordered and per policy.
Accepts reassignment in a professional and cooperative manner.
Documents data, action, and response as per focus documentation standards.
Accompanies patients as assigned for transport to other facilities, hospitals, or procedures as necessary. Effectively evaluates the nursing plan of care with the Registered Nurse to ensure safe, competent delivery of care is provided
Evaluates and communicates patients' response to medical nursing plan of care to appropriate team members.
Evaluates effectiveness of care provided by other team members and reports outcomes as necessary
The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, LICENSURE and EDUCATION REQUIRED:
High School Diploma
Unit specific competency must be met per orientation pathways.
Graduate of an accredited practical school of nursing
Internship and/or preceptorship required dependent upon nursing experience.
At AdventHealth, Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ is our mission. It calls us to be His hands and feet in helping people feel whole. Our story is one of hope — one that strives to heal and restore the body, mind and spirit. Our more than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in hospitals, physician practices, outpatient clinics, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers are committed to providing individualized, wholistic care.