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Work Schedule/Shift

Varies

Job ID

5000491163406

Req. No

70038949

Job Title

LPN-PRN

Region

CHRISTUS Central Louisiana/St. Frances Cabrini

Category

Nursing & Nursing Support

Division

Not Defined

Company

CHRISTUS Health

Travel

None

Facility

CHRISTUS St Frances Cabrini-40100

Address

3330 Masonic Dr
Alexandria, LA  71301
US

Type

PRN

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Performs the functions of a Licensed Practical Nurse in reassessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care for the Patient Care Unit of patients for an assigned shift, in collaboration with the RN. Is responsible for adhering to all Standards of Nursing Practice, as they apply for managing supplies and equipment under the direction of a Charge Nurse

CORE COMPETENCIES:

Customer Focus -- Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Communicates Effectively -- Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Decision Quality -- Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

Collaborates -- Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Nimble Learning -- Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.

Demonstrates Self-Awareness -- Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.

Goals -- Completes quarterly goals

Delivering the Mission -- Performs duties as defined in this job description and demonstrates mastery of role

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. ASSESSES THE PHYSICAL, PSYCHO-SOCIAL, SPIRITUAL, CULTURAL, FUNCTIONAL, HIGH RISK AND DISCHARGE NEEDS OF THE PATIENT AND FAMILY.

2. Performs, reassessments/care at intervals as required or appropriate to the patient's needs.

3. Ensures physical assessment/care includes all major body systems.

4. Ensures spiritual assessment/care includes actual/expressed needs.

5. Incorporates cultural and ethnic factors into assessment/care.

6. Correctly differentiates between normal and abnormal findings.

7. DEMONSTRATES THE ABILITY TO ACCURATELY ACCESS AND DOCUMENT PATIENT CARE ACTIVITIES AND HOSPITAL PROCESSES.

8. Uses computer system(s) appropriately.

9. Documents in the medical record according to policy/procedure.

10. Complies with incident reporting and notification requirements.

11. Attends/reviews department staff meetings for information.

12. OBTAINS KNOWLEDGE OF, AND DEMONSTRATES COMPLIANCE WITH INFECTION CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.

13. Practices Standard Precautions in patient care activities.

14. Practices appropriate disease specific isolation as required.

15. Appropriately handles and disposes of sharps.

16. PROVIDES FOR THE EDUCATION/TRAINING OF THE PATIENT/FAMILY

17. Identifies and documents patient/family educational needs upon initial assessment and thereafter.

18. Identifies barriers to learning.

19. Provides teaching based on identified needs.

20. Evaluates the effectiveness of instruction provided.

21. Assessment and teaching incorporates cultural and ethnic actors.

22. Assessment and teaching incorporates functional needs.

23. COLLABORATES WITH RN ON IMPLEMENTATION OF A NURSING PLAN OF CARE FOR THE PATIENT/FAMILY

24. Re-evaluates and modifies the plan of care, based on the patient's response to the interventions.

25. Communicates the plan of care to members of the nursing team.

26. Prioritizes and delegates patient care activities based on patient assessment and staff capabilities.

27. Demonstrates sound clinical judgment in decision-making regarding patient care.

28. Assists RN in management of emergencies

29. INCORPORATES THE PLAN FOR NURSING CARE INTO THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY CARE AND MANAGEMENT OF THE PATIENT/FAMILY.

30. Reports significant changes in patient condition to RN promptly.

31. Communicates effectively with physicians and health team.

32. Coordinates nursing care with other disciplines involved.

33. Actively participates in multidisciplinary care conferences

34. ASSURES THE RIGHTS OF THE PATIENT/FAMILY ARE RESPECTED AND MAINTAINED.

35. Allows for privacy and modesty in the provision of care.

36. Identifies self by name and title to patient/family

37. Reports suspected cases of abuse/neglect, if identified.

38. Understands role of, and how to access, the Ethics Committee.

39. Establishes presence of consent prior to treatment/procedure.

40. DEMONSTRATES THE ABILITY TO SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY ADMINISTER MEDICATIONS, INTRAVENOUS THERAPY AND BASIC FLUID MANAGEMENT.

41. Understands actions, side-effects, contra-indications of drugs.

42. Follows five "rights" of medication administration.

43. Adheres to medication policies, practices and standards.

44. Administers medication, intravenous therapy and fluid management only under physician order and guidance.

45. Assists RN with IV medication administration.

46. DEMONSTRATES KNOWLEDGE OF UNIT SPECIFIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND THE ABILITY TO SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY USE UNIT SPECIFIC PATIENT CARE EQUIPMENT IN THE DELIVERY OF QUALITY PATIENT CARE.

47. Obtains necessary training prior to initial equipment use.

48. Assures equipment is in operating order prior to use.

49. Uses medical equipment in accordance with manufacturer's operating guidelines.

50. Reports potential equipment/user error incidents to RN.

.Requirements:
  • Must be able to prioritize workflow on a daily basis. Must be able to communicate effectively in written and spoken form with individuals of various education levels including physicians. Ability to interpret medical terminology and possess an understanding of human anatomy and physiology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. English required, bilingual (English/Spanish; English/French) preferred
  • Current Louisiana LPN License
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