Step Down Unit LPN (Part-time)

Immediate opening for a part-time (0.5 FTE) Step Down Unit LPN. Excellent salary and benefits package including health & life insurance, dental & vision coverage, disability, pension, paid time off, and more!

JOB SUMMARY:  A Licensed Practical Nurse of the SDU 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 professional nurse on duty.
  2. Workers supervised: 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.
  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.

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