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Licensed Practical Nurse Med 4 F/T Nights

Company: Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Licensed Practical Nurse
Med 4
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 supervision.
Experience, Education, Training, Special Skills, and Licensure :
Graduate of an accredited LPN school

Proficient in English, verbal and written communication skills and computer skills
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 RN.
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 documentation standards.
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 improvement initiatives.
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 goals.
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

Keywords: Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Baton Rouge , Licensed Practical Nurse Med 4 F/T Nights, Healthcare , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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