Post Date 06/23/2017
Department Emergency Department
Title LPN
BiWeekly Work Hours 80
FLSA Status Non-exempt
Employment Status Full-time
Shift Varies
Address 800 Wheeling Avenue
City Glen Dale
State WV
Postal Code 26038

JOB SUMMARY:  A Licensed Practical Nurse of the Emergency Department is a member of the nursing team who is qualified by knowledge and training to carry out nursing procedures under the direction of a physician or registered nurse and provide safe nursing care to the assigned patient.

 

JOB RELATIONSHIPS

  1. Responsible to: The physician, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, and registered professional nurse on duty.
  2. Workers supervised: Medical Assistants and Nursing Assistants.
  3. Interrelationships: Maintains open communication with the Charge Nurse who designates assignments.

 

QUALIFICATIONS                                                                                    

  1. Education: Graduate of an approved School of Practical Nursing. Currently registered by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Practical Nurses.
  2. Training & Experience: NAPNES certification for all nurses who participate in medication administering. Completion of Coronary Care Classes within one (1) year of employment. Maintains current CPR card. PALS and ACLS preferred.
  3. Job Knowledge: Demonstrates competency as appropriate in patient care assessment for each patient population area served: Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric.
  • Knowledge of growth and development
  • Understanding of the patient’s needs and scope of treatment.
  • Understanding of the dynamics for each patient incorporating biophysical, bio-psychosocial, environmental, self-care, educational, spiritual, cultural, ethical, and discharge planning needs.
  • Knowledge of pain management to facilitate patient comfort through a proactive pain control plan.
  • Knowledge of the total care of patients, whose disease is not responsive to curative treatment, focusing on the control of pain and other symptoms.
  • Knowledge of Trauma Registry data entry protocols.

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