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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Inpatient, 5D Progressive Ca

at Arkansas Childrens in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

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Time Type:

Full time

Department:

CC013340 5D Progressive Care

Summary:

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) collects patient /family information that assists the Registered Nurse in assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The LPN provides safe, effective care for assigned patients with the assistance and under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.

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Description

Job DescriptionPRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Patient/Family Data Collection

Performs patient/family data collection to facilitate the identification of clinical, educational, psychosocial, and cultural needs per ACH policy and procedure.

Communicates pertinent patient/family data and observation information to appropriate health team members.

2. Planning

Contributes to patient plan of care based on clinical, educational, psychosocial and cultural needs.

Plans prioritizes, and organizes patient care tasks to ensure time and resource utilization.

Recognizes the need to resource other health care team members to plan patient care needs.

3. Implementation

Completes routine patient care tasks and medication administration in a safe, efficient and timely manner.

Individualizes nursing interventions to meet identified patient/family clinical, educational, psychosocial and cultural needs.

Recognizes emergency situations and intervenes appropriately.

Demonstrates the ability to learn, perform and maintain competencies needed for assigned unit.

4. Evaluation

Modifies nursing interventions to meet changing patient needs in collaboration with the Registered Nurse.

Documents patient care according to department policy.

Modifies and reassesses patient plan of care in collaboration with the Registered Nurse.

5. Professional Performance

Practices cost effective use of supplies.

Utilizes available communication tools (e-mail, staff meetings, and bulletin boards) to remain informed.

Delegates’ appropriate tasks to non licensed personnel and ensures completion.

Completes 8 contact hours per year of appropriate continuing education related to current practice area and role responsibilities.

Consistently demonstrates that new knowledge and skills gained from education are incorporated into actual clinical practice.

Uses mentoring and role modeling skills to promote positive patient outcomes and professionalism within the Nursing Division.

Shares knowledge and expertise with nursing staff and other members of the health care team.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Required – Certificate from college program or technical school (Graduation from an accredited school of Licensed Practical Nursing.)

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Preferred – entry level or experienced LPN experience preferred

CERTIFICATION / LICENSE / REGISTRY REQUIREMENTS

Required – Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN): (AR) (Candidate must possesss at time of hire)

SKILL REQUIREMENTS

Required – Mental/Reasoning Requirements:- reading – complex- writing – complex- complex calculations.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight-Up to 50 pounds(Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person)-Occasionally

Noise Level-Noise Level-Moderate

Physical Activity-Reach with hands and arms-Occasionally

Physical Activity-Sit-Frequently

Physical Activity-Stand-Frequently

Physical Activity-Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, or bend-Occasionally

Physical Activity-Talk or hear-Regularly

Physical Activity-Use hands to touch, handle, or feel-Frequently

Physical Activity-Walk-Frequently

Physical Environment-Blood or bodily fluid-Occasionally

Physical Environment-Fumes or airborne particles-Occasionally

Physical Environment-Infectious disease-Occasionally

Physical Environment-Inside Office Environment / conditions-Regularly

Physical Environment-Risk of radiation-Occasionally

Physical Environment-Toxic or caustic chemicals-Occasionally

Safety Sensitivity-This position has been designated as safety sensitive.-Required

Arkansas Children’s is the only health system in the state solely dedicated to caring for children, which allows our organization to uniquely shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas. Our system includes two hospitals, a pediatric research institute, a foundation, and several clinics across the state. For more than a century, Arkansas Children’s has continuously evolved to meet the unique needs of the children of Arkansas and beyond.

Our team members are focused on fulfilling a promise to define and deliver unprecedented child health. We are also united by a mission: We champion children to make them better today and healthier tomorrow.

Arkansas Children’s Hospital is among the elite 6 percent of hospitals globally that have Magnet Status (https://www.archildrens.org/about-us/magnet-recognition) . Our health system includes a 336-bed hospital in Little Rock with the state’s only pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center, burn center, Level 4 neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care, a research institute, and nationally recognized transport service. We are nationally ranked by U.S. News World Report in four specialties: (2021-2022): Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Nephrology, Pulmonology and Urology.

A sister campus, Arkansas Children’s Northwest, opened in February 2018, bringing 233,613 square feet of inpatient beds, emergency care, clinic rooms and diagnostic services to children in that corner of the state.

Generous philanthropic and volunteer engagement has sustained Arkansas Children’s since it began as an orphanage in 1912, and today ensures the system can deliver on its promise of unprecedented child health.

Arkansas Children’s provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to age, race, color, religion, national origin or citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. Further, Arkansas Children’s will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

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Job Posting: JC193391883

Posted On: Sep 26, 2021

Updated On: Nov 28, 2021