Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Baton Rouge - Gastroenterology
Company: Ochsner Health
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: October 16, 2020
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
Experience working with and maintaining confidential information
and working in a fast-paced environment with minimal
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
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
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
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.
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