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LPN- Med/Surg

Company: North Arkansas Regional Medical Center
Location: Harrison
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Under the direction of a registered nurse or team leader, provides general nursing care to patientsAttends to the general health care and comfort of the patient; observes and records treatment and patient progress and reports to the supervisor patients condition or reactionAdministers prescribed medications

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 patients 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, Levines, 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 patients 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 patients 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 familys questions and issues promptly and with courtesy. Demonstrates good communication skills with patient and families.Maintains an awareness of patients 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 patients 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 patients needs.Initiates and supports cost containment.Checks inventory of supplies and equipment for own shift and restocks for other shifts.Observes patients 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 patients 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 patients cultural beliefs, values and religion.Demonstrates knowledge of psycho social and developmental needs for ages caring for.

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:Must have a copy of a diploma or offical transcript of the highest level of educationLicensed Practical Nurse in the State of ArkansasBLS certification requiredACLS, PALS certification encouragedKnowledge, 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

Keywords: North Arkansas Regional Medical Center, Springdale , LPN- Med/Surg, Healthcare , Harrison, Arkansas

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