Licensed Practical Nurse (Full Time)

  • Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
  • Lake Charles, LA
  • Sep 19, 2023

Job Description

Licensed Practical Nurse DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: The LPN is responsible for providing comprehensive nursing care to patients and their families under the direction of the registered nurse. The position will perform duties within the scope of practice, ensuring consistency with LCMH policies and procedures, standards of care, approved protocols and provider orders. The position will also adhere to practice standards governed by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Performs assessments and reassessments of patients. Documents accurately according to hospital policy. Possesses competency in use of technology and computers. Demonstrates competency in the use of smart pumps. Demonstrates competency in medication administration. Organizes patient care and delegates to unlicensed staff as appropriate. Collaborates with interdisciplinary team in planning and organizing patient care from admit to discharge. Demonstrates the following best practices in a consistent and positive manner: Huddles, Service Excellence principles, and competency in unit based procedures. Follows evidence-based policies and procedures for nursing practice. Competently performs unit specific procedures. Assist the RN in development and implementation of plan of care. Encourages and supports non licensed personnel. Consistently participates in the multidisciplinary approach to patient care. Makes suggestions/recommendations for improved operations. Has knowledge of and utilizes unit specific equipment appropriately. Follows established hospital/department safety policies. Understands and appropriately responds to the unique combination of cultural variables that professionals and individuals bring to interactions. Follows hospital/department infection control policies. Is knowledgeable of and actively participates in implementation of the Unit PI plan. The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description. EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE Graduate of School of Nursing. Current Louisiana Practical Nurse license or compact state license as Licensed Practical Nurse. BLS-CPR certified. Requires emotional stability and resilience; must be adaptable to change; be decisive and demonstrate forethought. Must be receptive to delegated responsibilities and work within scope of practice. Possesses basic problem solving skills. Physical Demands/Work Environment Work requires a variety of physical activities including standing and walking for long periods of time, bending, stooping, and lifting. The work environment may be physically confining. Visual acuity is required for a variety of specific activities. Must have normal hearing or utilize adaptive hearing devices if duties require listening with a stethoscope to discern breath sounds, heart sounds, and bowel sounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.