Licensed Practical Nurse
Jamestown, NY 
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Job Description
Job Description
Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse
Job ID: 05464990
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Chautauqua at WCA
Department: Delphi Hospitalist
Location:

Description

We are seeking a full-time Licensed Practical Nurse for the Delphi Hospitalist group to support their outpatient Podiatry clinic as well as Ortho-Trauma. This is a daylight position!

Purpose:

Under direction of a registered nurse, the LPN provides routine patient care within the scope of the Practical Nurse Act of Pennsylvania.

Responsibilities:
  • Assure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.
  • Establish appropriate and effective communication strategies.
  • Establish professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.
  • Participate in health care conferences.
  • Contribute to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.
  • Assist the RN and interdisciplinary team in evaluating, planning, and implementing plans of care.
  • Provide appropriate, direct patient care.
  • Give injections, take vital signs, perform basic diagnostic tests, observe patients, dress wounds and administer medication.
  • Comply with established medication use policies.
  • Observe and record patient's symptoms, condition, and/or reactions to medications and treatments and report results to the RN in charge.
  • Communicate effectively with patients and families about hospital stay and home care concerns.
  • Instruct and demonstrate care.
  • Discuss any patient or family concerns with RN in charge so that issue can be appropriately addressed.
  • Perform assigned work in a timely and productive manner.
  • Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital-related information.
  • Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
  • Maintain current CPR certification at Health Care Provider level.
  • Constructively receive feedback and direction.
  • Identify and communicate learning needs to the unit director.
  • Take action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs.
  • Serve as a resource for staff and other disciplines.
  • Serve as a preceptor for new staff members.
  • Request assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures prior to performing new or challenging skills.
  • Request assistance to help in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.
  • Participate in self-review as requested by unit director.
  • Participate in project and committee work.
  • Suggest and support changes within the department.
  • Assume responsibility for assignment and view problems as challenges.
  • Demonstrate awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.

Qualifications

  • Completion of a Practical Nursing Program approved by the State Board of Nursing.
  • Excellent communication skills necessary to effectively interact with patients, family members, visitors and staff members.
  • Basic computer skills necessary to input patient care orders and medical record documentation.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Assure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.
  • Establish appropriate and effective communication strategies.
  • Establish professional and respectful interpersonal relationships. Participate in health care conferences.
  • Contribute to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $15.09 to $22.53 / hour

Union Position: No

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
Open
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