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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Baton Rouge - Gastroenterology

Company: Ochsner Health
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Job Description:

This job provides direct care (including IV therapy) of assigned patients within the framework of the Licensed Practical Nurse Act under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Directs and assists ancillary nursing staff with assigned duties and interacts with the multidisciplinary team and other personnel. Demonstrates professional responsibilities and is responsible for own practice and assists other members of the healthcare team in providing the highest quality personalized patient care.

Education Required -
High School diploma or equivalent
Work Experience
Required -
Experience working with and maintaining confidential information and working in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.
Certifications Required -
Current License in the state of practice.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Preferred - Dual license in Mississippi and Louisiana.

IV Therapy Credentials Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs Excellent organizational skillsGood time management skills and self directedDemonstrates Good JudgementGood interpersonal skillsDelegation skills
Job Duties Effectively uses the Nursing Process in the delivery of patient care through data gathering, planning and evaluation.Provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the ages of patients served.Communicates effectively and professionally with all patients, guests, family members and co-workers to ensure a quality patient experience.Adapts to rapid change in a positive manner throughout the day as needs of the unit / department change.Manages personal professional development and maintains required clinical knowledge, technical skills, training and credentials.
Other related duties as required.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.
Complies with the Ochsner Health System Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Heavy Work - Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

(Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain communicable diseases. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases. PandoLogic.Category: Healthcare, Keywords: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

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