Licensed Practical Nurse Med 4 F/T Nights
Company: Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: January 13, 2022
Licensed Practical Nurse
Our Lady of the Lake
Baton Rouge, La
Job Title : Licensed Practical Nurse Job Summary :
The Licensed Practical Nurse provides basic therapeutic nursing
care according to established standards of practice under the
direction and supervision of the RN. Provides care to those
patients and caregivers whose care requirements are routine and
standardized with predictable outcomes. Assists the RN and
healthcare team to achieve desired patient outcomes. Relies on
education, training and established guidelines to complete
responsibilities. Initially requires instruction and guidance to
accomplish job which should develop into working under general
Experience, Education, Training, Special Skills, and Licensure
Graduate of an accredited LPN school
Proficient in English, verbal and written communication skills and
Current Louisiana State license as LPN and BLS certification.
Job Function : Patient Care Provides direct patient care utilizing
the nursing process under the direction and supervision of the
Reviews diagnostic test results and reports abnormal results and
changes in patient condition to the RN, physician and appropriate
healthcare team members in a timely manner.
Administers prescribed medications, therapies and treatments in
accordance with practical nursing standards.
Maintains and reviews patient medical records, notes and physician
orders: documents all patient care activities in accordance with
Implements components of the plan of care within the LPN scope of
practice and competency to promote desired outcomes
Assists with discharge planning and carrying out the patients
teaching plan under the direction of the RN.
Evaluates and maintains the environment to promote patient and
healthcare team safety.
Provides compassionate basic nursing care: maintains patient
privacy and confidentiality.
Communication and Collaboration Collaborates with the supervising
RN on the execution of the patient's plan of care.
Assists physicians, RNs and health care team members with data
collection, assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation of
patient and families care to achieve desired outcomes.
Advocates for the patient and supports the patient's psychological,
ethical, spiritual and cultural needs by collaborating with the RN
and healthcare team.
Seeks out healthcare team members to serve as a resource to
increase practice knowledge.
Keeps informed of unit initiatives, supports the outcomes of the
team/ committees' work into practice.
Participates on unit teams, work groups and/ or committees.
Anticipates needs and voluntarily assists others.
Quality Improvement Demonstrates knowledge of unit based quality
Participates in quality improvement initiatives by utilizing
standards, guidelines, and pathways for care delivery.
Professional Development Identifies own learning needs based on
self-evaluation and the progress made from the previous year's
Assists with the orientation of new employees under the supervision
of the RN.
Seeks opportunities to further increase practice knowledge.
Accountable for all documentation and completion of all required
continuing education and competencies relevant to area of practice
as defined by clinical management. - #CB
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