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LPN - Wound & Hyperbaric (PRN)

Company: Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

JOB PURPOSE OR MISSION: Administers nursing care to designated patients under the direction/supervision of a Registered Nurse in the Wound & Hyperbaric Center. Performs a variety of direct and indirect patient care duties in accordance with the needs of the age population served as defined in the department's scope of service.
PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
CRITERIA A: Everyday Excellence Values - Employee demonstrates Everyday Excellence values in the day-to-day performance of their job.
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
* Demonstrates courtesy and caring to each other, patients and their families, physicians, and the community.
* Takes initiative in living our Everyday Excellence values and vital signs.
* Takes initiative in identifying customer needs before the customer asks.
* Participates in teamwork willingly and with enthusiasm.
* Demonstrates respect for the dignity and privacy needs of customers through personal action and attention to the environment of care.
* Keeps customers informed, answers customer questions and anticipates information needs of customers.
CRITERIA B: Corporate Compliance - Employee demonstrates commitment to the Code of Conduct, Conflict of Interest Guidelines, and the GHS Corporate Compliance Guidelines.
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
* Practices diligence in fulfilling the regulatory and legal requirements of the position and department.
* Maintains accurate and reliable patient/organizational records.
* Maintains professional relationships with appropriate officials; communicates honesty and completely; behaves in a fair and nondiscriminatory manner in all professional contacts.

CRITERIA C: Personal Achievement - Employee demonstrates initiative in achieving work goals and meeting personal objectives.
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
* Uses accepted procedures and practices to complete assignments.
* Uses creative and proactive solutions to achieve objectives even when workload and demands are high.
* Adheres to high moral principles of honesty, loyalty, sincerity, and fairness.
* Upholds the ethical standards of the organization.



CRITERIA D: Performance Improvement - Employee actively participates in Performance Improvement activities and incorporates quality improvement standards in his/her job performance.
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
* Optimizes talents, skills, and abilities in achieving excellence in meeting and exceeding customer expectations.
* Initiates or redesigns to continuously improve work processes.
* Contributes ideas and suggestions to improve approaches to work processes.
* Willingly participates in organization and/or department quality initiatives.

CRITERIA E: Cost Management - Employee demonstrates effective cost management practices.
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
* Effectively manages time and resources
* Makes conscious effort to effectively utilize the resources of the organization - material, human, and financial.
* Consistently looks for and uses resource saving processes.
CRITERIA F: Patient & Employee Safety - Employee actively participates in and demonstrates effective patient and employee safety practices.
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
* Employee effectively communicates, demonstrates, coordinates and emphasizes patient and employee safety.
* Employee proactively reports errors, potential errors, injuries or potential injuries.
* Employee demonstrates departmental specific patient and employee safety standards at all times.
* Employee demonstrates the use of proper safety techniques, equipment and devices and follows safety policies, procedures and plans.
JOB FUNCTIONS
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include, but are not limited to:
1. Performs patient care according to standards of care and the needs of the patient.
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
* Collects data from patient and family for R.N. evaluation and development of a care plan.
* Participates in patient and family education.
* Safely and properly administers medications as ordered by physician.
* Performs treatments as prescribed by physician.
* Uses the nursing care plan in daily assignments, able to review, and, under supervision, modify the plan of care.
* Directs and assists ancillary nursing staff with assigned duties.
* Recognizes patient care priorities, multidisciplinary treatment plans, and potential patient care crises.

2. Collects assessment data under the direction of the RN.
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
* Collects assessment data within eight hours of admission, as observed by chart review.
* Assist with reassessing patient according to unit standards and/or hospital policy, as patient needs dictate and reports pertinent changes in patient status to the R.N.

3. Maintains patient records and charts to ensure an accurate record of the patient's medical treatment.
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
* Documents appropriately in all assigned patient records.
* Accurately documents medication administration, treatments, collected data, interventions, and unusual occurrences, as observed by chart review.
* Completes documentation before end of shift, as observed by chart review.
* Demonstrates ability to observe and record the signs, symptoms, and behaviors including the physiological status of patients.
4. Performs all other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
One-year experience preferred.
SPECIAL SKILL, LICENSE AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS
Current Louisiana LPN licensure

HIPAA REQUIREMENTS:
Maintains knowledge of and adherence to all applicable HIPAA regulations appropriate to Job Position including but not limited to: Medical records without limitation both paper and electronic, patient demographics, lab and radiology results, patient information related to surgery or appointment schedules, medical records related to quality/data, patient financial information, patient billing 3rd party, patient related complaints, information related to patient location, patients' religious beliefs, and/or research information.

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:
Maintains knowledge of and adherence to all applicable safety practices appropriate to Job Position including but not limited to: Incident reporting, handling of wastes, sharps and linen, PPE, exposure control plans, hand washing, environment of care, patient identification, administers medications, validates patients for any procedures, transports, monitors clinical alarms, and collects blood samples.

Keywords: Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Baton Rouge , LPN - Wound & Hyperbaric (PRN), Healthcare , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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