***WE ARE OFFERING A $5,000 SIGN ON BONUS!***
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is part of a multidisciplinary patient-care team providing and coordinating medical individual and family-centered patient care in an outpatient setting. Performs daily nursing functions as described.
Graduate of a practical nursing education program accepted for licensure by the Michigan Board of Nursing and a current, unencumbered Michigan LPN license.
Active BLS certification or ability to obtain within 60 days of employment.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Must be able to work independently and collaboratively with a patient care team.
Experience in a hospital, home health environment, office-setting or long-term care facility preferred
- Knowledge of nursing process principles to meet needs of all patients in the areas of:
- Growth and Development
- Safety and Comfort
- Interpersonal Relationships
- Health Teaching
- Legal Aspects
- Professional Ethics
- Knowledge, skills and abilities to provide safe, competent care
- Knowledge of crisis intervention to maintain patient safety
- Ability to provide health teaching to patients in the areas of:
- Maintenance of Wellness
- Utilization of Community Resources
- Effective communication skills
- Ability to serve as a patient advocate
- Knowledge of standard infection control principles and procedures
- Ability to maintain health records
- Administration of IV medications may be required in some settings. Demonstrated IV therapy training and competency is required if administration of IV medications needed for job duty.
POPULATIONS SERVED COMPETENCIES, INCLUDING AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED
Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below:
__Neonatal (birth-1 mo) __Young adult (18 yr-25 yrs)
__Infant (1 mo-1 yr) __Adult (26 yrs-54 yrs)
__ Early childhood (1 yr-5 yrs) __ Sr. Adult (55 yrs-64 yrs)
__Late childhood (6 yrs-12 yrs) __Geriatric (65 yrs & above)
__Adolescence (13 yrs-17 yrs) _x_All ages (birth & above)
__No direct clinical contact with patients
The LPN works under the supervision of the physician or RN and at the direction of the manager and/or office coordinator.
- Support the Mission, Vision, and Values of Munson Healthcare
- Adopt continuous improvement principles
- Demonstrate adherence to all policies and procedures and patient confidentiality
- Act as a role model maintaining a professional, patient-focused attitude at all times
- Promote and embrace safety behaviors and reports unsafe practices using the VOICE system
Additional Responsibilities May Include:
- Plan and manage patient care according to each patient’s needs
- Interview patients and record their medical history
- Obtain patient vital signs and escort patients to their rooms
- Administer medications
- Verify patient charts are updated promptly and accurately
- Observe and record patients’ conditions and reactions to medications and treatments
- Perform laboratory procedures and quality control processes and document results
- Other duties as assigned