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Licensed Practical Nurse(LPN)- In House Agency- Baton Rouge

Company: Ochsner Health
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: October 10, 2021

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. 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 -

1 year of relevant experience.
 

Certifications Required -

Current licensed practical nurse (LPN) license in state of practice. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification from the American Heart Association.

Preferred -

IV Therapy Credentials.
 

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Good time management skills and ability to be self-directed in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgement.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Delegation skills.
  • Ability to work with and maintain confidential information.

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 coworkers to ensure a quality patient experience.
  • Adapts to rapid change in a positive manner throughout the day as needs of the unit
  • Manages personal professional development and maintains required clinical knowledge, technical skills, training and credentials.
  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style. Performs other related duties as assigned.
     

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.

This employer maintains and complies with its 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. The employer 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 essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following:  Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

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. The incumbent has an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases.

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

Keywords: Ochsner Health, Baton Rouge , Licensed Practical Nurse(LPN)- In House Agency- Baton Rouge, Other , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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