Mercy Health

  • Licensed Practical Nurse I

    Requisition ID
    2019-797199
    Category
    Nursing
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Shift(s)
    Holidays, Nights, Weekends
    Department
    Medical 2nd Fl
    Location
    US-OK-Ardmore
  • Overview

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    We’re a Little Different

     

    Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  

     

    We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

     

    At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

     

     

    Responsibilities and Qualifications

    Collaborates in the assessment of the patient/significant other in a timely, consistent and systematic manner.

     

    1. Ability to perform an assessment/reassessment on all patients as per policy, and as indicated by the patient’s condition or as directed by the RN. Notifies RN and physician of admission and obtains orders

    Per departmental policy and operates within scope of practice.

    2. Gathers data to be used in assessments for each patient every 12 hours, or more frequently as indicated per patient clinical condition and/or as directed by RN.

    3. Includes information obtained from the patient/significant others in data gathering process.

    4. Gathers data regarding needs and learning abilities of patient and/or significant others during admission and thereafter.

    5. Assists the RN with identification of patient problems.

     

    Collaborates in the development of an outcome oriented plan of care that reflects the patients actual or potential health Problems.

     

    1. Collaborates with the RN in the development of the patient’s plan of care. Plan of care should include

    identified problems, and/or nursing diagnosis, nursing interventions, and goals/outcomes with target time frame.

    2, Involves patient and/or significant others in decisions regarding care.  

    3. Reviews the plan of care for assigned patients every 12 hours or more frequently, collaborating

    with the RN in revisions as necessary.

    4. Prioritizes care delivery according to the patients needs and unit activities.

    5. Demonstrates the ability to interpret information in terms understandable to the patient, family and/or significant others; regardless of age.

    6. Assists in planning care based on knowledge of growth and development changes occurring across the patient’s life-span.

     

    Implements the plan of care under the direction of the RN to achieve the identified outcomes for the patient. 

     

    1. Provides professional holistic nursing care to an assigned group of patients according to the prescribed plan of care under the direction of an RN.

    2. Assists with and/or performs procedures.

    3. Delegates tasks to unlicensed health care provides according to their documented competencies. 4. Provides patient/family education based on assessed needs including the safe use of equipment used in treatment and/or health maintenance.

    5. Demonstrates ability to provide care and information based upon physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and other age related factors for patients.

    6. Demonstrates knowledge of medication and their correct administration based on the age of the patient and his/her clinical condition.

    7. Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.

     

    Assists in evaluates effectiveness of service provided.

     

    1. Collaborates with the RN in evaluating patient, family/significant others response to care and/or education, and in determining progress towards achievement of outcomes.

    2. Collaborates with the RN in evaluating patient, family/significant others understanding of information provided or skills taught.

    3. Collaborates with the RN in evaluating the effectiveness of discharge plans for meeting the needs for continuing care.

    4. Collaborates with the RN in obtaining data on patient satisfaction.

     

    Demonstrates effective and accurate verbal, written and electronic communication skills.

     

    1. Creates a positive climate for communication.

    2. Gets along well with other co-workers.

    3. Functions as a team player.

    4. Accepts constructive criticism from your supervisor.

    5. Maintains the confidentiality of patient, staff, and hospital information (written, verbal, electronic sources.)

    6. Communication is timely, accurate, concise, complete and appropriate.

    7. Demonstrates skilled use of the telephone, EPIC and intranet.

    8. Utilizes constructive problem solving techniques to promote change and deal with issues. Follows established channels for addressing issues, concerns and problems.

    9. Utilizes nursing process in documentation according to organizational policies and procedures. Communicates significant changes in patient condition and/or medical orders

    to the RN in a timely manner.

    10. Maintains relevant knowledge of hospital forms. Completes employee/patient incident forms

    in a timely and accurate manner.

    11. Completes documentation of care and other pertinent data according to organizational policies

    and procedures as well as scope of practice.

    12. Treats all patient/family members, physicians and staff with respect, maintaining a positive influence and work environment at all times.

     

    Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based upon the physical, psychosocial, educational, safety needs, and other related criteria appropriate to the following age groups: Neonatal, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric.

     

    1. Utilizes knowledge of growth and development in all patient care activities

    2. Includes age specific information when gathering data or performing assessments.

    3. Interprets age specific data to enhance care of the patient.

    4. Provides age specific data to other caregivers.

    5. Interprets age specific responses to therapies and treatments.

    6. Involves family/significant others in decision making related to plan of care.

    7. Assists with answering call lights and following through with requests: notifies physician if necessary. If request is not within scope of practice, notifies RN at the time of request.

     

     Participates and complies with unit/organizational activities, policies and procedures.

     

    1. Participates in 75% of staff meetings.

    2. Participates in Performance Improvement activities such as data collection, in-services, meetings, etc

    3. Participates in hospital committee, special projects, or service team as requested.

    4. Maintains current certification in CPR.

    5. Attends all mandatory in-services.

    6. Complies with all organizational policies, procedures and protocols.

    7. Reports to work on time and as scheduled.

    8. Adheres to dress code; appearance is neat and clean.

     

    Demonstrates professional conduct and development.

     

    1. Uses current knowledge achieved through educational activities to enhance or improve clinical practice or patient care.

    2. Expands skills level by cross training into other clinical areas as approved by department manager.

    3. Establishes goals and objectives with each annual performance appraisal, provides evidence of goal attainment from previous evaluation period.

    4. Participates in unit development and decision making through such activities as attending staff

    Meetings, serving on a committee or task force and/or special project work

     

    Performs other duties as assigned.

     

    Qualifications:

    Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:

     

    Education: Is a graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

    Licensure: Licensed to practice as an LPN in the state of Oklahoma.

    Experience: May be a new graduate nurse; An LPN with <2 years experience as an LPN Certifications: American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) required.

    Other: Successful completion of the hospital approved medication test. Demonstrates competency by successful completion of orientation competency assessment and verification form and department specific orientation within the first three months of employment. Demonstrates professional conduct and development. Able to learn and react quickly. Competent to make certain independent decisions concerning the quality and accuracy of the procedures performed. The RN functions autonomously and is responsible for the direction of the health care team and overall plan of care for the patient. Must be able to engage in technical conversation involving discussion with physicians, nurses, patients, families/significant others and co-workers.

    Required Other: Following orientation, within a time frame determined by the Unit Manager and Unit CSC, the LPN I will be expected to attend the class and complete the requirements for the IV Certified LPN. Time frames will vary for each individual. . The IV Certified LPN I will receive a one-time certification pay following completion of all requirements and submission of form to HR by manager.

     

    Preferred Education:

    Preferred Certifications: ACLS is strongly encouraged for all LPN’s. Pediatric oriented LPN’s are strongly encouraged to obtain and maintain PALS &/or PEARS.

    Preferred Other:

     

     

     

    We’ll Support You at Work and Home

     

    Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed.  We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!

     

    What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

     

    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

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